I have been stalking these for over a year now. This Fall, THIS Fall, was the time I was going to Make. My. Move. Fisherman sweater....you will be mine.
Specifically, I've been drooling over both Haute Hippie's and Michael Kors' versions:
I love the styling here. Cozy sweater + gorgeous flowy maxi....or cozy sweater + skinny pants and lace ups? Oooo...so fun. And these sweaters are classics, right?
But then....I tried them on. Correction: I tried on eight. Eight. EIGHT, people!! Eight flippin' fisherman sweaters. And YES - they were bulky enough to hide the pooch (mostly). But that was kinda the problem....the bulk.
These sweaters gave me bulky shoulders, bulky arms, a large, bulky bosom (I hate this word, but really? It fits the situation.) Actually, that last statement summarizes the problem quite nicely: Fisherman sweaters turned my hot-mama boobs into a bosom. A large, mature, bosom.
So then I thought...would a turtleneck help?
Despite my love for them....these sweaters just make you look a bit....awkward, right? Bulked up? Like you could take someone down.
I feel like I've rained on my own parade. Is it just me? Am I too busty? Suddenly too old?
But....compare the bulky fisherman sweaters to this drapy gorgeousness:
Still cozy, yet much more flattering to the shoulders, arms, bust. And they come in cream/camel...could either of these sweaters work in lieu of the fisherman sweater? Here's hopin':
Yes/No? Let me hear it, Mamas. Let me hear it.
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