As mentioned before, an interest in contrast lace panel details initially drew me to this beautiful merino sweater from Carven. I love the deep, saturated colors, quality wool, and of course the lace detail. But another reason to find this sweater a little special is the brand heritage…
This sweater is by a brand called Carven, which began as a designer petite line in France. The founder, Madame Carven, stood at a mere 5’1″ and was told by her mother she would “never be elegant.” She began Carven in 1945 to create clothes that would flatter petite women. Madame Carven has long since retired, and a few years ago the brand was reinvigorated in new hands with a new designer. Under the new designer, the line is no longer petite focused, but it’s still nice to know the backstory of a brand founded by a woman who refused a fate of never looking “elegant” due to a perceived shortcoming, by taking matters into her own hands.
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Sweater Carven (similar) (also love this sweater)
Shirt Ann Taylor (50% off with code WINTER50)
Jeans Rag & Bone (destroyed version)
Shoes Rachel Roy (similar)
Handbag Sophie Hulme
Watch Michael Kors (also here)
Bracelet Stella & Dot (c/o)
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I love how you styled your sweater. It works perfectly with your heels and shirt. It’s so interesting to hear the story behind Carven. Elegance can come in any size!
I love the rich burgundy shades in your ensemble and it was nice to learn the history behind Carven. You look great!