Sweater Girl

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Did you know they used to have "sweater girl" competitions similar to swimsuit competitions? The term "sweater girl" became popular in the 1940s and 50s when form-fitting sweaters that often emphasized curves came into fashion alongside several Hollywood actresses who made the look iconic, like Lana Turner. It was considered a bit risque in the day, but now looking back I get such a kick out of the idea of a sweater girl competition. Like can I enter the granny-chic cardigan competition? While I'm not perhaps a true "sweater girl" I am a sweater girl, as in someone who loves my sweaters and cardigans especially. They're an essential element to most of my outfits even in the spring and summer since Irish weather is temperamental! I've worn Emmy Design's classic cardigans before, but always in autumn so I was pretty excited when they asked if I'd like to style a couple of their new spring pieces. While I loved their colorblock sweetheart dress style (swoon!) I ultimately selected the more simple Malibu sundress and timeless Peggy Sue cardigan in cream. I've already worn the dress twice and the classic cardigan is destined to be worn countless times. I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but one of the things I love about Emmy Design is that they make vintage inspired clothes you can wear every day. While I love a show-stopping 1950s tulle concoction, it's not the most practical for running errands or life in general. Yet in the 1940s and 1950s there were many lovely, serviceable dresses designed and made for everyday wear. Emmy Design really seems to be inspired by those pieces, retro, but not too fussy for your life. More and more these are the styles I gravitate towards; looks that make me feel elegant, not fancy. greenmansions-8
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22 comments:

  1. Elegant and casual for sure! I love your green dress and can totally see myself wearing it too! 💕💕

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  2. This dress is so pretty! And the colour suits you so well. ����������

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  3. Such a pretty sweater! 🌿🌿🌿

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  5. This is so interesting, i didn't know that

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  6. Gorgeous outfit and photography!
    And I love the idea of a "sweater girl". ❤

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  7. Love this colour and it looks fabulous on you!🌿

    IG: emaleelane

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  8. I need more sweaters in my life! I definitely find them cute and classy. I adore the aesthetic green vibe of these pictures!! ��

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  9. I love that dress! ��

    IG: hannahcapron

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  10. I feel like that's one of those outfit that makes you feel properly dressed in every occasion... It is not too casual and not too elegant ♡

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  11. It can be hard to find a good cardigan for everyday use. Thanks for the link to a pretty cardigan! 💜

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  12. I didn't know that about "sweater girl" competitions. Very interesting!��

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  13. I really like this dress style and color!

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  14. Oh I love your dress~ That green color is so beautiful, feel so fresh for summer. This is the first time I've heard of the "sweater girl" competition. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Love the green dress and would love to see it with a petticoat sometime!

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  16. Thank you for sharing so many amazing vintage inspired brands, my wishlist is full of treasures discovered on your blog ♥ Love the pictures as always ! You look like an elf ! ♥

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  17. Sweater girl competition? What a charming notion! Surprised I've never heard of it before! I've been meaning to get my hands on some EMMY cardigans for some time since they seem so versatile, and you wear it and the dress beautifully!

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