Sweater, the Winter Flora

Sweater, usually knitted or crocheted, was intended to cover the torso and arms to keep them warm. It has been the favorite working clothes for sailors and fishermen. It was originated from a coastal town of Scotland, where fishermen’s housewives knitted unique patterns such as anchors and ropes on the outer garments for their husbands. The reason behind was that they made them to distinguish each from others when bodies were brought to the shore by wave if their husbands were killed in the water.

In the 1920s, England’s Edward VIII wore it as a golf clothing. Since then, it has been spotlighted as the upper-class and Ivy League players’ sportswear. Also known as pullover, the sweater is not only today’s popular outfit, but it also insulates against heat loss of our bodies.

Sweater has a personality. A skin-contacting knitting ball’s warmth visualizes a confession of one’s ardent love. It has the feeling of warm and cozy sunlight of the winter. In addition to that, it surprisingly has sexy qualities. Swinging and glittering necklaces and pendants on a full V-neck lined sweater highly emphasizes one’s feminine charms.

Feminine qualities are not about floral patterns and the color of pink. Sweaters assimilate outdated and countrified colors; they have every reason to be vivid.

A sweater can be an essential item for travelling. It can act as a warm and soft blanket, as well as a substitution a muffler. Sweaters’ collaborations with other types of clothing narrates their outgoing qualities. Wearing a brooch on the edge of one’s chest gives her a whole new feeling. Sweaters are the winter flora.

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