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The cardigan. Defined by Wikipedia as "a type of knitted garment that has an open front. Commonly cardigans have buttons -- A more modern version of the garment has no buttons and hangs open by design".


Cardigans can be worn all year round Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter they work for all seasons. From being the perfect complement to a strapless or spaghetti-strap dress on a cooler summer evening to a top layer on a cold winters day - a cardigan will keep you comfortable in multiple weather conditions.

They complement all body types, no matter what body silhouette you are, a cardigan will work well for you. Below are our recommendations on how to wear a cardigan for various body silhouettes.

Hourglass: Your body is curvy with proportionate hips and bust. Individuals with this body type have an upper body that is considered “balanced” with their leg length. Hourglass figures also have well-defined waists, and this asset should be accentuated! 

Best Cardigans for You: Look for cardigans that have: V-necklines, Open necklines, Cinched-in waistlines or cardigans that can be belted or tied at the waist.

Pear: If you have a triangle shape type you typically have a thinner upper body and larger hips and thighs. To appear more balanced and proportionate, triangle body types should opt for dresses that add more volume to their upper half.

Best Cardigans for You: Stay away from clingy cardigans that stop at your hips – a line running straight across the broadest part of your body won't look flattering. Instead, go for something that hits above your hip bones. You should also experiment with chunky knits, which can create volume on top and balance things out. A fine example would be the Humidity Lifestyles chunky Knit Giselle Cardigan which sits above the hip line and is a super soft chunky knit.

Humidity Lifestyles Giselle Cardigan

Check out the features of this product:

  • V-neck with Button opening
  • Oversized fit
  • Sits above hip line
  • 33% Recycled Polyester 11% Nylon 36% Polyester 20% Acrylic


Athletic: If you have an athletic body, your silhouette is slightly narrower in the hips than in the shoulders. Athletic body types also tend to have waists that are not well-defined and broader shoulders. The key with this body type is to balance your upper body with your narrower lower body. In other words, you want to try and give your figure more of an hourglass effect.  

Best Cardigan for You: Any cardigan that will balance the upper body and fill your slight hips. In general, cardigans that slightly flare out are ideal or cardigans with pockets  as they help balance out broad shoulders! If you want to give your body a more feminine shape, pick a cardigan with a tie to accentuate your waist. Humidity Lifestyles Celia Cardigan would be a perfect choice.

Humidity Lifestyle Celia Cardigan

Check out the features of this product:

  • Long line cardigan
  • Super soft knit with slight stretch
  • Flattering V-neck and slim-line design

Apple or Round Shape: Women with apple body types carry their weight in their midsection and usually have a shorter, undefined waist, and slim legs. Apple body types also tend to have flatter bottoms. 

Best Cardigans for You: Any cardigan that draws attention to your upper body is a good option a winning choice is the soft and flared cardigan, which does not cling or hug the figure, with shawl collar and V shaped neckline. It should be worn unbuttoned. The Aruba Cardigan would be perfect for your body shape.

Humidity Lifestyle Aruba Cardigan

Check out the features of this product:

  • Wide folded collar with ribbed detailing and cuffs
  • Gentle flared hem with rolled finish
  • Triangle shaped panelling creates a gorgeous flowy finish, fanning out with a little spin

You'll find a large selection of women’s cardigans that will complement most body types at Fig and Little with a wide variety we have something for everybody!

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