Monday Fashion: Cashmere Sweaters

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The woman in the middle is wearing a jacket over a cashmere sweater, 1940. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Looking for a fashionable way to stay warm this winter? Cashmere sweaters are beautiful and expensive. If you can afford it, there is no nicer way to stay warm.

Did you know that cashmere sweaters first became popular fashion statements in the 1920s and 30s? Neither did I, until I read this fascinating article on the history of cashmere sweaters.

Besides the history, the article also shares tips on caring for your cashmere sweater. The most important thing is to avoid pilling by never letting your sweater touch a rough surface. It should always have silk or a synthetic fabric scarf between it and car seat belts, purse straps, or rough outer clothing.

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  1. I have come across a few cashmere sweaters at my local thrift shop. Talk about being at the right place at the right time!

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