Twinset for winter
Beat the winter chill by slipping inside a twinset so that your feminine charm is not buried under bulky knits and jackets.
"I WANT my clothes loose enough to prove I am a lady ...but tight enough to show `em I am a woman," said Mae West once.
The fashion solution is to slip into a twin set ... and to do so this is the right time. Winter time, when the charm of feminine dressing is buried under bulky knits and jackets.
The twinset, one of the subtle elements of style, tops the chill charts with a wondrous `all day long' potential of rendering the woman to a perfect fashion plate.
The first twinset that layered a cardigan, over a pullover of the same colour, was created by Coco Chanel to give women's clothes an easy elegance. In tune with the trends, the modern day twinset has relatively shed weight. The inner layer indicates a spaghetti version as opposed to the original pullover. Moreover, the two layers could be joined at the side seam area, giving rise to a good fit with just one outer layer at the back.
Ever noticed how the same garment can transform a woman from a wallflower to a perfect fashion symbol. Indubitably, it is with the right fabrics in right colours.
Not moving away from the original, both the layers are indicated in monotone (single colour) this season.
Style pointers reflect a cosy `colourama' of ebony, unadulterated white, camel, deep tank, whine red and scarlet red after the sunset. Powder tones of onion pink, soft yellow and blue sail through the winter sunshine.
Solid (non-patterned) versions appear on the style charts, striking chords of elegance. Simple, but oh so sophisticated! You could lay your hands on lightweight cashmere blends and merino bodies.
This winter, cut pile and napped versions, lead a high fashion fuzzy face. IXI ribs, Jerseys and Lurex incorporations hold a premium rank.
Today, style is all in the mix. Once the strategic choices about fabric and colour have been made, the rest can be left to impulse. The twinset with a few variations can comfortably run all day long.
The three fourth or full-sleeved twinset could go to the office without breaking any rules of the business, formal look. They work very well with the classic combos of trousers or a skirt.
The casual wearer could instinctively push the sleeves to the elbows for a sporty elegance. For a casual day look, team the same with a pair of jeans. The arms of the outer layer (Cardigan) could be tied around the waist to hide a bulge or slung over the shoulders to frame the face with colour.
If you are big and broad, go for a close neck pullover instead of the spaghetti for the inner layer. Typically wearing the twinset with pearls is what you need after the sunset.
Synonymous with the second-skin look of lingerie, the twin-set can be afforded by any body-type fuelled by a good mileage running all day long. It is time you slipped into one.
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