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Mad about MAK – MAK Sweater cropped cardigans

There may be countless brands with gorgeous vintage-style dresses, as soon as it gets chilly, that’s when the clothing issues start. The struggle of a retro girl is very real: you don’t want to spoil those beautiful nipped waistlines and prints with a baggy sweater. That’s exactly where MAK Sweater comes to the rescue.


MAK Sweater offers a wide variety of knitwear, but their cropped cardigan must really be the holy grail of pinup-perfect cardigans. Hitting right at the waist, the fit of this cardigan style is just spot on to achieve that classic silhouette.

The cropped cardign cardigan features a V-neck and ¾ sleeves, which provides enough warmth and still looks summer-y – because to be honest, you’re not going to wear these cardigans in full Winter. To top it off, these cropped cardigans come in a wide range of colours.

More recently, MAK Sweater has added the ‘cap sleeve cropped cardigan’ to their range. This cardigan accentuates the waist just like the regular cropped cardigan, but has the cutest short cap sleeves. This would be ideal as a lighter wear, when you only want to cover up your shoulders (or in my case, the flabby part of my upper arms), but don’t need a lot of added warmth.

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Now, I hear you thinking: “great, but where to buy these?” I got you covered, girls. MAK Sweater works primarily via wholesale, offering their cardigans indirectly via repro (web)shops. To my knowledge, following shops are stocking MAK Sweater under following listing names :

  • Doll Me Up (USA):

‘Tootsie Crop Cardigan’ and ‘Icing on the Cake Cropped Cardigan’ in sizes S-4XL at 23.99 USD

  • Pinup Girl Clothing (USA):

‘Cropped Cardigan’ in sizes S-4XL at 32 USD

  • Modcloth (USA):

‘Dream of the Crop Cardigan’ in sizes XXS to 4XL at 29.99 USD

  • Unique Vintage (USA):

‘Three-Quarter Sleeve Button Up Crop’ in sizes S-XL at 28 USD

  • Trashy Diva (USA):

‘Cropped Cardigan’ and ‘Crew Neck Cropped Cardigan’ in sizes S-XL at 28 USD

  • The Oblong Box Shop (USA):

‘Ultimate Crop Cardigan’ in sizes S-4XL at 24 USD

  • A Classic Paradise (USA):

‘Cropped Cardigan’ in sizes S-4XL at 24.95 USD

  • Le Bomb Shop (USA):

‘Cutest Cropped Cardigan’ in sizes S-4XL at 32 USD and ‘Cutest Cropped Summer Cardigan’ in sizes S-L at 22.99 USD

  • Deadly is the Female (UK):

‘Cropped Cardigan’ in sizes S-4XL at 25 GBP

  • Campbell Crafts (UK):

‘Cropped Cardigan’ in sizes S-XL at 25 GBP

  • TopVintage (NL):

’50s Shela Cropped Cardigan’ in sizes S-4XL at 24.95 EUR

  • Vegas Antwerp (Belgium):

Sometimes available in the boutique only


The MAK cardigans are really a staple item in my wardrobe and I couldn’t do without them anymore. If you already own any MAK cardigans yourself, I think you know what I’m talking about. And if you were still looking to find a pinup-worthy cardigan, I hope this post has helped you out.


x Miss Lipstick & Pipettes x



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