Call it cutesy. Call it childish. Call it girlish, if you like. The Italians call it luxury ‘baby chic’ – the knitted cardigan sweaters that have become one of the top European fashion trends for spring 2021.
Remember the childhood joy of wearing soft cardigans covered with embroidered hearts and flowers and jeweled buttons?
Above photo: Alessandra Rich cropped cardigan with embroidery – My Theresa
Well this season, you can revisit your youth with knitwear in sweet coloured pastels. Shades of pink, blue, and light green infuse grown up wardrobes with a romantic and delicate femininity giving the women of today a chance to express their playfulness.
Luxury baby chic cardigan sweaters is part of a growing fashion trend with knitwear; we saw it first with bralettes and now in girly cardigan sweaters.
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This Italian style ‘baby chic’ doesn’t stop at knitted sweaters. You’ll find embroidered flowers, lace collars, and balloon sleeves in high street windows and on influencers’ insta feeds. Watch for different sleeve lengths and even crop top styles for a sportier vibe.
Crochet knit cardigans take us back to a time of safety, comfort and lots of loving hugs. And isn’t that the role of fashion: to make us feel good about ourselves?