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Soft Wear: Flattering Sweaters for Your Body Type

  • Karen Pearson

    The Right Sweaters for Your Shape

    On our model:

    Ralph Lauren cotton sweater, $129, select Macy's stores

    True Religion Brand Jeans Joey cotton corduroy pants, $257, truereligionbrandjeans.com

    Seychelles Charm shoes, $100, shopmasons.com

  • Bryan McCay

    Sweaters for a Small Chest

    Chuck dainty classics for chunky new styles that pump up the volume on top.

    BCBGeneration Bomber Jacket cotton-blend sweater, $98, select Macy's stores

  • Bryan McCay

    Sweaters for a Small Chest

    It's Our Time Emma cable acrylic cardigan, $36, kohls.com

  • Bryan McCay

    Sweaters to Hide a Tummy

    Button-downs visually break up your middle, making it look smaller. A flare at the hip is extra slimming.

    Nautica cotton cardigan, $98, nautica.com

  • Bryan McCay

    Sweaters to Hide a Tummy

    Monogram Climbing Marigold wool-blend cardigan, $128, anthropologie.com

  • Bryan McCay

    Sweaters for a Full Chest

    Get good closure: Belts and low buttons prevent tugging across your bust.

    Ann Taylor Loft Ruffle Trim Boyfriend merino-wool-blend cardigan, $70, loftonline.com

  • Bryan McCay

    Sweaters for a Full Chest

    The Limited cinch-waist cotton cardigan, $45, thelimited.com

  • Bryan McCay

    Sweaters for Ample Arms

    Pick roomy half or three-quarter sleeves and poof! — no more bulging biceps.

    United Colors of Benetton V-neck bell-sleeve wool-and-angora sweater, $59, 800-535-4491 for store locations

  • Bryan McCay

    Sweaters for Ample Arms

    Apt. 9 elbow-sleeve cowl-neck cotton-blend sweater, $50, kohls.com

  • Bryan McCay

    Accessories for $50 or Less: Bracelets

    Vita Single Como wrap bracelets, $50 each, vitafede.com

  • Bryan McCay

    Accessories for $50 or Less: Chain Necklace

    Foxy Originals Mystic necklace, $40, foxyoriginals.com

  • Bryan McCay

    Accessories for $50 or Less: Earrings

    Express beaded earrings,$25, express.com

    Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2009.