Evening Knitwear

An evening-appropriate piece of knitwear is a wardrobe must for the sophisticated woman, especially in the colder months when it’s all you will actually want to wear.

In terms of versatility, the ‘glam knit’ is the the grown-up version of that ‘going-out top’ from our teens. For it to do its job, it doesn’t have to be embellished, embroidered or covered in sparkles – in fact we prefer demure styles for the way they are cut and complement your eveningwear. From shrunken styles to shoulder-baring and waist-enhancing, here are four knits we love – and our tips on how to wear them.

By Laura

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1

Waist-enhancer

An evening jumper with oomph, we love this waist-enhancing grey cashmere crew-neck with velvet sash. Understated and super-chic, it’s perfect worn with tapered velvet trousers and satin tie heels.

2

Shrunken fit

How many times have you thought, “I just need a plain little black jumper to go with this”? Well, we’ve found it! Simple enough to wear with all your statement evening separates, it’s the jumper we all need and don’t yet have.

3

Shoulder-baring

This merino wool sweater has a wide band that folds over to sit elegantly off the shoulder. Think of it as the winter version of your favourite summer tops; it looks great worn with voluminous pants, skirts or any of your high-waisted separates.

4

The shimmering number

This is the knitwear alternative to the Friday-night top. For when you want something with a bit of a wow factor that can effortlessly dress up a pair of jeans and a pair of black boots.

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