Thick, nubby sweaters are a hot winter trend, but they can add pounds. The trick is proportion: If you have a boxy sweater on top, make sure you pair it with something tight and slim below, like black leather leggings or skinny jeans.

January 09, 2013

Lisa Shin

How can I wear big, chunky knits without looking bulky?

—Lisa Flanagin, Beacon, NY

Thick, nubby sweaters are a hot winter trend, but they can add pounds. The trick is proportion: If you have a boxy sweater on top, make sure you pair it with something tight and slim below, like black leather leggings or skinny jeans.

H&M sweater and knit cap ($60 & $13, respectively; H&M stores); BCBG Max Azria leggings ($138; Bloomingdale's); BaubleBar bracelet ($24; baublebar.com); Nine West Vintage America Collection boots ($169; ninewest.com)

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