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    Silhouettes: Chunky Knitwear with Skinny Jeans

    Hi FB man dem

    My Sis bought me this jumper for my bday

    I love it, but I am having a bit of trouble. I wear skinny jeans - about as skinny as you can get - and I don't feel 100% confident about the silhouette this creates. I find I can balance it somewhat with chunky boots; do you think this is sufficient? What advice do you have with regards to silhouettes and my particular conundrum? What should I be wearing with this magnificent jumper?

    I have found in the past that a massive cardigan and skinny jeans is all good, so I thought the jumper would be the same. But now I think that wearing the cardigan open reveals the slim frame underneath, thus negating the issue with silhouettes. What can I do with the jumper to achieve the right effect?

    Thanks in advance x
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    I wear chunky cardigans, and skinnies most of the time too! I find that my black military/engineer boots make the silhouette somewhat better. I would say, yes it is sufficient - but one question - just how skinny are you?

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    Hey, I'm as skinny as they come and manage to pull this kind of look off (I think).

    The thing I try and ensure is that my chunky knits are quite fitted, which doesn't bulk out the silhouette too much. Other than that, there's not much else you can do.

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    I'm not mega skinny, but it's such a chunky knit that it does bulk me out quite a lot. It seems to be stretching a fair bit too- going to need to wash it soon to bring it back into line!

    I'm totally OK with the cardigan/skinnies combo as when it's undone, it doesn't make you look bulky. It's not the same with a jumper though. It's such a nice, snug jumper though. I love it regardless!

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    Nice jumper. The detailing on the front seems to add to the bulk of the look though.

    I'd suggest wearing with slim fit rather than skinny jeans to keep a more flattering silhouette with skinnies creating just to much of a contrast between top and bottom. You could also try softening the contrast by wearing a shirt underneath that shows around the waist - depending on the length of the jumper (it looks long in the pic butdepends on your height).

    I have the same issue with a cream reiss jumper i bought in summer sale - it was only a large but is massive on me.

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    Yeah it is just a very bulky jumper

    I'm thinking about wasking it to get its original shape back, but it is dry clean only. I'm thinking if I just get it damp and re-shape it a bit that might work? Anyone have experience of this?

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    Just hand wash it.

    Tepid water in the sink, small amount of washing powder, quick swill through after. Reshape, dry flat.

    Harsh chemicals used in dry-cleaning can ruin a nice garment.

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