Summer clothes or Winter clothes? I find most people are one or the other.

I’m VERY much a Summer girl all the way! I love the colours, the prints, the lightness of the fabrics.

Winter, I sometimes struggle with. So many styles can add so much bulk to my curvy frame and I just end up feeling like the michelin man. And I know I’m not alone!

So when Farmers asked me to take a look at some of the knits in their Autumn/Winter collections, I thought it would be the perfect way to find some knits that DON’T add bulk, and man did I find some good ones (if I may say so myself!)

One of the things I love about shopping at Farmers (and taking my styling clients to) is the choice! There are so many great brands to choose from, and when it comes to Winter knitwear, that’s no different.

I’ve got five great pieces, from 5 different Farmers labels to show you (and MAN was it hard to edit this down to just 5!). PLUS I’ve also got a $100 Farmers voucher to give away to one lucky reader….. Read on to find out how to win.

1. Mineral wrap front merino dress $149.95

It’s a dress. Made from merino. That is all.

But really, how nice is it to find a gorgeous dress like this that will not only look amazing, but keep you really warm in Winter!

The fine knit of the merino means no bulk, and the wrap tie at the front creates a gorgeous flattering shape around your waist without drawing attention or being clingy across the tummy. This dress will definitely be a staple in my Winter wardrobe!

2. Oliver Black Rust Knit Top $79.99

This knit top from workwear label Oliver Black is perfect for work, but I think it is great for play too! Again, the waist tie (this seems to be a theme right?) draws your waist in, with added bonus tummy coverage, and because the knit fabric is quite thick, it means the top can be relatively fitted and not show any lumps and bumps.

Yet again, another great knit top that isn’t adding too much bulk to my curves! Team it with black, or navy for winter, over a skirt like I’ve styled it, or over some sleek black pants for the office.

3. Whistle Navy Knit Dress $79.99

Yay! Another great winter dress! I love the navy, such a great change from black. The swing style is flattering on all shapes and sizes, and once again, the fabric is warm, yet fine, so no added bulk.

Team the navy back with grey, or tan (or both), something other than black, for a fresh look this Winter.


4. Whistle purple knit with silver spots $79.99 (instore only)

Who said knits have to be dark! How pretty is this purple and silver combo? Another lightweight cotton-blend knit that will be great for layering.

Because the knit is quite fine, it can also be tucked into skirts or pants, helping define your waist and add some shape – goodbye bulk!


5. North/South Merino Jogger Pants $99.99

The only thing better than a merino dress? Merino jogger pants!

These babies are great if you really feel the cold, you can wear them for almost any occasion. Pair them with heels and a bomber jacket for work (like the one I”m wearing from I AM by Andrea Moore), or dress them down with trainers and a denim jacket on the weekend.

So there you have it! Five fabulous pieces of knitwear or merino from Farmers that won’t add bulk to your frame, in fact, I think they will have you looking decidedly stylish this Winter!



Simply tell me, in the comments below, which one of these 5 knits you would add to your winter wardrobe and why to go into the draw to win! Ts & Cs below.

Good luck!

Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,

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