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Melanie_hem_1 >>  Long cardigans are my new obsession. (One of many new obsessions, of course.)  I especially love when they are long and baggy enough so that you can wear them open over a minidress and have the cardigan hem be a few inches longer than the minidress hem -- together they create this great uneven hemline -- the same effect as Carine Roitfeld's assistant Melanie Huynh did here with her coat over her dress. (photo by Mr. Sartorialist)

Sonia_cardi_1My three favorite long cardigans:  the high-end option, a wool Sonia by Sonia Rykiel cardigan in a great bright bluey-purple (or Urbn_cardi_2blurple, if you enjoy saying that as much as I do).  The budget-friendly option, a cozy grey Stella McCartney/ Chloe-inspired cardigan that is probably more practical for spring with its short sleeves and Nick_cardi non-wool fabric.  Or you can always be a Goldilocks, go with  somewhere in between high and low, because you want the price just right: the Nicholas K cardigan in a beautiful blush color, long and drapey in the front, short in the back, and with a lapel that kind of reminds me of bamboo with its horizontal straps. 

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