Whether you call them flyaway cardigans, drape cardigans, shawl tops, sweater-coats or shawl sweaters, these types of garments are basically light, open tops, usually meant to go over a tee-shirt. At times, when you are wearing a tube top or a shirt with a wide neck, your shoulders might get a little cold. If you don’t want to carry around a thick sweater or a light jacket, a flyaway cardigan may be the perfect thing to wear.
Womens flyaway cardigan:
Womens flyaway cardigans pictured:
Left: PattyBoutik Women’s Drape Front Asym Hem Light Cardigan
Middle: Popana Super-Soft Open Front Drape Cardigan – Made In USA
Right: Light Weight Flyaway Cardigan Shawl Collar Shrug with Drape Pockets Cardi Plus Size
Another reason to wear these is in order to not show too much skin. If you are going from the beach to the restaurant, for example, a flyaway cardigan could be ideal.