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7 Surprisingly Sexy Ways to Style a Simple Knit Cardigan

This ain't your granny's old sweater.
7 Surprisingly Sexy Ways to Style a Simple Knit Cardigan
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This ain't your granny's old sweater.

Long gone are the days when cardigans were exclusively a granny staple. Prim and proper in decades past—and, most notably, available in then-trendy, matching top-and-sweater twin sets back in the preppier side of the '90s—these modest knits were dubbed official good-girl gear. Change all that up, though, 'cause 2019 is seeing cropped, shrunken, ultra-slim (read: not oversized!) versions worn with buttons deliberately undone and bras forgotten.

Here, some surprisingly sexy ways to style your enduringly simple knit:

1. The best trick is to wear absolutely nothing underneath. Only the middle pearl matters, declares Aimee Song.

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2. Shrug one shoulder off nonchalantly like Dominique Cojuangco does.

3. We're mad for this pencil skirt and knee-high boots combo! It's Paris-perfect.

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4. Coordinate in short, summery red-and-white Chanel, says Jennie Kim of K-pop girl group Blackpink.

5. Loop a length of gold chain 'round your blue jeans to accentuate that midriff you're proud of.

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6. Even out the sultry tumble-in-bed effect of an "accidentally" open top with a sweet pistachio hue. Sammi Louis agrees.

7. Maria Bernad gets even riskier, securing only the first knob then paring the shock down with kitschy texture and cutoff denim bermudas.

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