Speaking of the trend cycle, here's one I can live with. No, I don't think cropped sweaters are attractive, but I seem to have more than a few items that fit the bill. It's what happens when the wrong things go in the dryer. When sweaters from one's younger years are too darn pretty to abandon, even though the fit changed unfavorably once a post-adolescent build arrived. When sweaters are purchased because they're just so darn pretty who cares they're cut for straight-up-and-down... and then one "delicates" wash cycle later, oops.... There is a pile of sweaters in my closet just like the ones in this fashion spread, a pile so thoroughly ignored that I had to do a double-take - we're really supposed to be wearing that? For reasons I don't entirely understand, and that defy the laws of physics and laundry (but that probably relate to stinginess re: dry-cleaning and laziness re: washing-by-hand), all my sweaters end up going this route. I could buy one that was ankle-length and give it a couple years, crop-top time. So while I can't imagine buying one intentionally (let alone dropping $2,050 on one), if this really is the new look for fall, my so-very-now wardrobe just quadrupled.