|Cardigan: Old Navy (old)
sim in brown here and in many
different colors here
Marcy: Your sweater is on backwards.
Cynthia: Yes. It’s that way on purpose.
Marcy: A porpoise told you to do that?
Marcy: I don’t trust porpoises. They’re shifty.
Cynthia: No, Marcy. A porpoise had nothing to do with this. I’ve seen so many girls in Los Angeles wear their cardis backwards lately, that I thought I’d give it a try.
Marcy: See! What’d I tell you? They’re shifty! Those stupid porpoises got a whole city of women to shift their cardis.
Cynthia: It had nothing to do with porpoises! I have to say… I love this look. It has a 1950’s vibe to it. Plus, I feel somewhat… mischievous! Here are my favorite backward cardi outfits!
|Krystal from This Time Tomorrow|
|Jen from Jen Loves Kev|
Cynthia: So what do you think, Marcy? Isn’t it a sassy, quirky, stylish, sexy, unexpected look! Except …
Cynthia starts to frantically scratch at her neckline.
Cynthia (clawing at her neck): I need to cut out the tags if I’m going to wear this backwards cardi longer than 5 minutes. Grrr.. will you please help me unbutton this thing… Marcy? Help! I can’t get out of my cardigan. I can’t reach the buttons!! Aaaaarggghhhh… Marcy!
Marcy: Do I look like I have thumbs?
Marcy: So I think we all know the moral of this story.
Marcy calmly swishes her tail as Cynthia hysterically tries to get out of her cardi.
Marcy: Never trust a porpoise.
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I love that look! I never would have thought to do that. It is genius! Good to know about the tags. I can imagine the itch factor there. You look great! If I saw you on the street in that outfit I would want to copy it immediately! I do agree with Marcy on one thing, though. Never trust a porpoise!
Hi Jenni! Those internet images are all from 2012. I didn't realize it was an old trend. Looks like it's coming back because I have seen so many women do this lately!
no one ever listens to us do they? i've been trying to warn people for years about porpoises.
lol. This is definitely an interesting look! and good to know about the tags, they can get so itchy sometimes! you look fab!
Ahhh… thanks Pop Champagne!
I'm on the fence about this. My boss just buttoned up my cardigan for me and it wasn't working with the outfit I have on today. I might have to try it again with another look.
I think this is a look that you have to play around with to get it right. Seems like a really cropped cardi works or one that is more tissue thin with an vneck.
I don't trust porpoises either! Lol…I'm surprised but I think the backwards Cradigan looks cute on u. The woman in yellow looks fabulous too! I don't think I cud pull it off, but u look cute 🙂
I think you could pull off anything, Merrie!! Marcy is feeling vindicated that you don't like porpoise either. In fact, she's being downright smug about it.
I'm afraid that as a sexagenarian wearing my sweater backwards would confirm my senility. But it looks cute on you youngsters.
hmmmm… let me think about this one. While I don't like fashion rules and age limits on trends they unfortunately do apply sometimes. hmmmm…
Yes, it's cute and clever but I would have to have someone help me put it on. The buttons may be bothersome too every time you lean back in a chair. Then you mentioned the tag.
I love cardigans and I think I will vote for the traditional way of wearing them.
Give Marcy a pat for me,
Yes! I definitely needed help! And the tag was too much! I never thought about leaning back in a chair – I didn't get that far! LOL
thank u stacey i needed that. cindy got me with the furminator today and i'm not sure how i feel about that. i think i liked it but don't want her to know it.
How cute! I would never think to do this. When I've seen this out on the street, I just assumed the style was made that way, with buttons along the back. I suppose that's true in some cases, but I didn't even think that ladies were just being resourceful and turning their cardigans around. I really like the style with the low v-neck in the back. It adds a bit of sex appeal! What a fun spin on classic cardigans. You know I have a zillion. I'll have to try this look!
I think you look spunky and chic! It totally adds a playfulness to the classic cardigan! Thanks for sharing, Cynthia! I also love that you shared a variety of ways to style it backwards. How fun!
Yay! Thank you, Liz! I believe they actually did do this in the 1950's so it has been an idea that's been around for a while. I guess it just popped up in LA recently.
BTW…i just saw a backwards lace cardigan in Ban Rep this wknd…that makes you a trend setter! 🙂
No Way!!!! That is awesome! Although I have to say that I am just following this trend. BR must have spotted on the trendy LA girls too.