Bleu Crush: The Half-Zip Sweater

Now before you start prepping your rebuttal, understand that we get it. We hear you. Why choose the half-zip when you could literally sport the full monty? A complete zip. The effortless satisfaction of a simple slide down, slip off maneuver when the temperature of the room changes a bit more abruptly than you may have preferred, let alone expected. When a zipper spans the entire length of your sweater, you so seamlessly eliminate the need to shift any sort of fabric over your head and disrupt a good hair day. It’s a seeing the glass half-full moment, live and in the flesh. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t also a sound (read: chic) argument for the half-zip variation, too.

When we first started spotting the half-zip reemerged and reimagined on the runways, our initial inclination was toward the aforementioned sentiment. What’s so great about an athleisure leaning sweater that carries heavy dad vibes? But, something kept drawing us back. Perhaps it was the uncomplicated, turtleneck meets roomy fleece meets jacket situation. Or, the giving in to pure and utter comfort and calling it cool with a nod to 1997 that made its way back into modern fashion. Either way, there’s no denying that half-zips are one of this season’s “it” garments, and we’re fully subscribed to the statement its making both on runways and in the streets. If we haven’t yet convinced you of this comfort piece’s worthiness, perhaps today’s round-up of 35+ choices, alongside some serious inspiration above will? Stay cozy out there!

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Written by: Tiana Gidley

Tiana Gidley is a 20-something Contributing Editor at The Bleu. She binge-watches reality TV on Bravo, throws a mean murder mystery party, and makes her bed every morning.

1 Comment

  1. Karolina

    October 31, 2019 at 11:51 am

    But what about the iconic half-zip Patagonia! A must among half-zip sweater enthusiasts. Regardless, love your writing and love the creativity of all these posts. Keep em coming!


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