I love the big wool chunky sweaters ( a la anthropologie style ) and the open knit cardigan sweaters that are long. I match them with leggings. I am a size 8 so I have a pretty average body type. I am 5'6 with longer legs but my length doesn't seem to balance out the weight of the sweaters.

Do you think these type of sweaters make average to larger woman look larger? I am starting to get self-concious that these sweaters are "putting" a good 10 pounds on me. Is it in my head or are chunky sweaters for the long and lean type only?