12.04.2009

The Bulky and the Beautiful

Whoever said baggy sweatshirts were unflattering and anything but sexy couldn’t be more wrong. With one simple try-on I have found a piece that is bulky in every sense of the word, yet downright beautiful at the very same time. Though crafted in the form of a dolman sleeved sweatshirt, I can’t help but feel the desire to fashion it as a flirty frock worn bare legged with over the knee boots that meet the hemline halfway to create a mid-thigh peek-a-boo effect that is smoldering, seductive, and simply sensual. But I digress; it’s unfair of me to tantalize you so with such a description, leaving your tongues wagging with curiosity, yet keeping the accoutrement in question hidden away – a fashionable secret only I am privy to. So I’ll tell you…American Apparel’s The Oversized Circular Pullover.

Kitty cats, I have fallen for hundreds, if not thousands, of tops in the past. But The Oversized Circular Pullover is truly in a class all its own. The versatility of the aesthetic gives you the ability to toss it on with leggings while lazing around the house, or creating a cosmopolitan style with a few choice accessories and a pair of killer heels for an amazing girls night out.

Made out of various materials, all of which work together to concoct a design featuring a feeling not unlike that of your ex-boyfriend’s cozy, comfy sweater which you accidentally on purpose failed to return to him upon the time you parted ways; The Oversized Circular Pullover creates a juxtaposition between slinky and slouchy in its silhouette in the form of a banded bottom, a one-size-fits-all formation, and a bat-like ambiance courtesy of the wide dolman sleeves – which are impossible not to fall in love with upon first glance.

But possibly the true crème de la crème of this particular style is the neckline. All too often we are bombarded with the sweetheart, v-neck, scoop-neck variety; The Oversized Circular Pullover uses these as influences, yet cuts the perfect round shape that flatters girls of every shape and size, dropping down just enough to display both your swanlike neck and a petite peek of décolletage.

The Oversized Circular Pullover has only been in my possession for little over a week, and already I’ve worn it more times than I can count. How my wardrobe ever survived without this gem lurking about inside is a question I will never have the answer to; but now that it has arrived, I may need to pick up a few more!

Don’t you want to be bulky and beautiful too, darlings?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to American Apparel for the pictures.
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35 comments

Etrapar said...

I can't say that it's my fav...^.^
kisses

AspiringFashionista said...

That is fabulous! I can see why you're obsessing. It looks so comfortable!

Keith said...

I think that's fantastic. I really like it. Hope you'll have a great Friday and weekend. Cheers!

Jacqueline said...

I might try out this oversized circular pullover. It looks cozy for winter! xoxo

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Leah said...

You know I love all things huge and oversized... I just placed an order now. Hahaha!

Princess Liberty said...

I like this sweatshirt. I would like to buy it !

Melissa said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who loves this look! I've always loved big, flowy, oversized pieces paired with tight ones - like a flowing boho shirt or sweater with leggings or stockings. Love this!

Style, via TIa said...

You are so silly but, I can relate I love comfy stylish clothes. I don't own this item yet but its in my shopping cart!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Omg it's official. I am heading over to American Apparel this afternoon. I hope they have it in-store but if not I'll just purchase it online. I freaking LOVE oversized sweaters/sweatshirts/shirts/etc. There's something so chic about it. I think it makes me feel small and therefore makes me feel more feminine. Who knows. I'm probably putting way too much thought into that. Lol.

michelle_ said...

this is a gorgeous sweater !
i've been eye-ing on these kinds of sweaters actually !
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betz said...

i love how flowy it is. i love everything oversized. it's so comfortable. =)

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Rachel Scarlet said...

Hi Erika! How are you! I love that sweatshirt. Only I think I'm too petite in size to wear them. It might end up looking like a dress. LOL. XOXO :)

Jaime said...

That looks sooo comfy! I'd want to try it on to make sure I don't look like a trashbag lol ;)

Tasha said...

That sweater looks great on her! I'm not sure how it would look on my though! My husband would probably laugh at me! :)

padded-shoulders said...

You are so right! I absolutley love those sort of dresses because I feel pretty in them but at the same time I don't have to keep sucking my tummy in (bonus)!

Love love love your blog and am following you!

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The Blonde Duck said...

That is the perfect disguise for gorging on pie!

Elizabeth Marie said...

LOVING oversized things. I don't care that I've lost weight, I still feel like a heifer. Ok that should have been in an email. hahaha...

You are making me love AA even more than I thought possible.

Grace said...

this totally reminds me of the massive sweatshirt i wear only when i'm certain i won't see anyone i know…but it's actually stylish! hooray!

Peter Breese said...

I think they look great!

Rachel said...

Bulky and beautiful sounds fantastic! Plus, this pullover seems like it would be great for the colder weather! Great find!

Closet Cravings said...

I could so wear The Oversized Circular Pullover for a movie-and-a-sofa date. Comfy love. =)

All Women Stalker said...

The Boyfriend and I were at a vintage store just a few hours ago and I almost bought me an oversized sweater. But I am too small to pull this off. I looked like I was drowning. Haha. It felt really cozy, though.
-meream

kpeach said...

I LOVE a big sweatshirt xo

Sherin said...

I think you may have just converted me to oversized sweatshirts. The American Apparel one is so cute. I can see it fitting in so well with my wardrobe.

Nina said...

Gosh ... another item I shouldn't live without!

Nina

Marz said...

This is pretty cute! There is another oversized sweatshirt that can be paired with leggings in a chic way at Aerie which I'm dying to get!
-Marz

Kristin said...

That looks soooooooooooooo comfy. I would love to wear it with tights and a sequin mini poking out!

Stephanie said...

Wow, loving this look. The oversized look is fabulous darling, and the scoop neck makes it perfect. :) Hope you have a great weekend, Erika.

Nicole Marie said...

umm i basically live in oversized sweaters. gonna need that definitely.

Midtown Girl said...

Hi Doll!

This would be so perfect with a sequin legging & wedges!! Love it ;-)

And yes, let's def exchange links & follow - will add you now to my blogroll & follow you on bloglovin too ;-)

XOXO
Amy

Jen said...

I'm fond of a loose silhouette, so this is right up my street. Although I'd probably belt it, like I do with everything else!

Emily said...

I am loving this pullover - I love the look!

Toothfairy said...

I love oversized tops! own too many of them already haha

loves

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I think I must own this!!!

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MizzJ said...

Hmm I'm not sure what to say about this item. In theory it looks like something I would love, but I think for a majorly short person like myself it would just engulf me. I agree with your tip on wearing it as a dress w/thigh-highs, that would be utterly hot!

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