Cosby Sweater

Updated on Feb 04, 2011
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Annebeth 's Thoughts:

Iconic pieces of clothing, they come in many shapes and forms. You have probably all read at least FIFTY magazines mentioning “the LBD” (because REAL iconic pieces are known by abbreviation). You know, that “basic, simple, elegant black dress you can dress UP and DOWN with perfectly picked accessories”. It should be flattering but modest, suitable both for parties or a day of work. Yadeyadeyade. Seriously, do those magazines actually KNOW how a woman’s brain works? I don’t think many women get very passionate about one boring ass dress they can wear every single day.
Shouldn’t an iconic piece be AWESOME and memorable? The Little Black Dress is like a plain slice of bread in garmentform. I don’t know about you, but a plain slice of bread doesn’t exactly ring my bell. An iconic piece of clothing shouldn’t remind you of plain bread, it should remind you of the most awesome-ass sandwich ever made in the history of mankind. With peanutbutter and bananas and nutella and butter and pickles and lasagne and cherry pie and mozzarella and pancakes and roast chicken and everything you love, thrown together between two slices of bread, with whipped cream on top.

Now THAT would be an iconic sandwich.

And what is the garment equivalent of that EPIC sandwich?

The Cosby Sweater or CS.

I don’t know about you, but I have always had a soft spot for weird prints, especially on sweaters. My dad used to have this WILD sweater with like a PINK fireworks print against a background of THE UNIVERSE or something. I’m really sad I don’t have that sweater anymore, because I would be workin’ it.
Crazy sweaters are a rare commodity these days, which of course only adds to their EPIC status, but this does make me slightly sad. I would love to find a CS that has a print of a dude running a marathon in bright yellow sneakers, like this one on their namesake wearer. But alas, I will have to make do with my own vintage fair isle sweater. I soothe my needy mind with the idea that Bill Cosby might wear fair isle CSs if he’d go on a skiing trip or something like that.
If I can spread my fabulous idea to the rest of the world, maybe magazines will start writing articles about how EVERY girl should own a CS. Maybe H&M will start stocking all kinds of novelty print sweaters. I’m starting a revolution here!

What deserves the ICON status more, the AWESOMENESS that is the Cosby sweater or some boring old little black dress (note the neutral choice of words)? And do you guys have any other icon nominees? Be creative!

THE STYLING DUTCHMAN

Comments (47)

chaptertwelve
chaptertwelve on March 19
This is waaay cute. I adore your belt and shoessssss.
kittenhood
kittenhood on March 04
mad men :)
casey_elizabeth
casey_elizabeth on March 03
NIce prints
osoamelie
osoamelie on February 24
You look so adorably cozy! I love Cosby sweaters, too!!
JillianPye
JillianPye on February 08
charming! Love the shoes.
toadstoolring
toadstoolring on February 07
love the sweater! and i totally agree- LBD is the easy way out
gingerdame
gingerdame on February 07
cute belt
guiaalvendia
guiaalvendia on February 06
adorable! love that sweater!!
KristaniA
KristaniA on February 06
this looks super cozy, Annebeth! I love the 1950s school teacher vibe from this look. The bird belt is super cute and I love the black peeptoes with the white tights :)
xolivykamxo
xolivykamxo on February 06
cute
Xusquared2
Xusquared2 on February 06
I love yer belt!
springfiry
springfiry on February 06
I love the sweater! So warm and so pretty!!
jeroy
jeroy on February 06
love the sweater!!
AlexBortner
AlexBortner on February 05
I love the way you paired theses patterns. very cute!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on February 05
beautiful! absolutely!
Elekon_Chic_Boutique
Elekon_Chic_Boutique on February 05
amazing! love how`ve paired these items together!
jackiexo
jackiexo on February 05
love the sweater!
suzie_sweet
suzie_sweet on February 05
cute! love the whole outfit!
steffiefg
steffiefg on February 05
love the skirt as well as the belt ;)
NanaHoshino
NanaHoshino on February 05
I love the sweater :) very cute shoes<3<3
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on February 05
i adore the sweater, especially with the 50s full skirt!
Bombonica
Bombonica on February 05
lovely belt and sweater!
pinkcurls
pinkcurls on February 04
the sweater looks really comfy!
pumpkin_seed
pumpkin_seed on February 04
cute sweater,,,:)
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on February 04
adorable belt, nice skirt and lovely sweater
imjustmefashionblog
imjustmefashionblog on February 04
love the sweater!!!
trophyboutique
trophyboutique on February 04
YES! Cosby! Yet not ugly!
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on February 04
beautiful!!!!! that sweater deserves the icon status indeed!!! and i love your belt!!!!
DressedinVintage
DressedinVintage on February 04
cute shoes!
kayemoniquesgonzales
kayemoniquesgonzales on February 04
LOVE THE SKIRT!! :))
districtofchic
districtofchic on February 04
Best. Title. EVER. Love the outfit, too :-)
moonstrukk714
moonstrukk714 on February 04
cute!
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on February 04
pretty!
xolivykamxo
xolivykamxo on February 04
cute
chyrelg
chyrelg on February 04
love the plaid skirt and belt.
enigmasupernova
enigmasupernova on February 04
awesome prints! you look wonderful dear
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on February 04
this is a unique look! so refreshing!!
cherry8888
cherry8888 on February 04
Adorable! Love the prints together!
hazhench
hazhench on February 04
super cute :D
inji
inji on February 04
cute
maryiangge
maryiangge on February 04
nice sweater!
amyy_c
amyy_c on February 04
that belt is so cute! i have a similar one in red. you look adorable as always =)
rainbowsandfairydust
rainbowsandfairydust on February 04
love x
MitziBlitz
MitziBlitz on February 04
Love your CS and belt! How about an LJ, leather jackets are a must-have and they go with everything ;)
em1986
em1986 on February 04
lol a plain slice of bread! not so appealing :) love the sweater of course
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on February 04
Love your skirt a lot :)
Mashal
Mashal on February 04
love ur sweater and skirt!
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