Sweater girl: noun; a slang term made popular in the 1940s and 1950s to describe a woman with a large bust who wore tight sweaters over a bullet or cone shape bra.
So whilst I’m not donning a cone or bullet bra and had no overt aspirations to emulate the look of a sweater girl, my work outfit on Thursday gave me ‘sweater girl’ vibes. It’s hard to avoid sometimes, when I wear sweaters, as my E cups are just there, so in a work environment I’m always careful not to draw attention to them.
Wearing this beautiful Sportscraft soft merino wool sweater with a tweed knit pencil skirt felt like an appropriate homage to a 1950s silhouette, albeit with modern updates. The utilitarian zip detail on the skirt, simple pony and pointed nude wedges were the perfect foil to the original sweater girl homage.
This Sportscraft ‘Khloe’ merino wool knit sweater is available in a range of colours, including ‘cobalt‘, ‘flame’ and ‘lipstick‘ but I loved the ‘bluestone’ because I thought the lavender/blue mix complemented my eyes. I nabbed it with the extra 40% off the sale price, so instead of being $129.99 it came to $47.40. I have worn it with jeans and midi-skirts – the 3/4 sleeve and soft knit make it the perfect transitional weather piece.
I loved that it picked up the blue hues in this knit Girl. by Band of Outsiders skirt I purchased on eBay a few months ago for US$60 (the retail price for this fabulous piece is approximately $699). Sadly, this wonderful US-based, Italian-made label shuttered recently – I will do a ‘Designer of the Day’ post shortly and we can mourn collectively.
Yes, my bust is out a bit ‘out there’ in this outfit, but do you think the sweater girls of days yore would have minded? Hmmm, neither do I.