Sweater Girl

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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