Knit Shirts for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Version
To continue the series showing our Fabrizio-Gianni tops, I had the three of us wear a skirt! You can see us dressing much more informally here in the last post. And if you missed the announcement, these shirts are almost half off! The company also has some fun print versions which are very fun & interesting and still have all of the advantages of these solid colored ones.
Quote of the day: “We act as though comfort and luxury were the cheif requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” – Charles Kingsley
The neckline of these jersey knit shirts is very flattering. Even though it’s a v-neck, it’s not as open and revealing as many others. Besides the back of the collar is raised which gives you that “pop the collar” look. The other thing that makes these shirts flattering for us older women is the 3/4 length sleeves. I know many women worry about the arms showing with short sleeves, so this is a great compromise! The third thing that makes these shirts unique is there is a lining down half the front panel, so it’s not see though at all! And then the cherry on top is that the fabric is extremely soft. Even after I’ve washed mine over 10 times, it still feels as good as it did when I first got it.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: So this was a normal Scottish kilt given to me over 20 years ago. But it ended up never getting worn, so I asked mom to make it more unique and fun! This is what she came up with—there are still times I vacillate over whether to make it symmetrical, but then you’d lose the fringed hemline.
I don’t usually wear a belt with this skirt, but I thought I’d try something different with the hope that it tied together the necklace & shoes?
Skirt: Mom redesigned it (similar here in red but crazy expensive. Here but not asymetrical or here in a stripe)~~Top: Fabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: Sam & Libby (similar here not t-strap but close)~~Belt: (similar here a little wider but a great deal)~~Necklace: (similar here kinda—at least it’s interesting)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: This skirt has sat in the back of Nancy’s closet for ages. It fits her so nice, and the print is adorable! I think it’s one of those skirts that would work great even styled casually!
Since we were going for a dressier look, we kept the accessories clean using shiny metals! The bracelet and the longer necklace actually match each other.
Skirt: Liz Claiborne (similar here in a jungle print or here in a pencil version)~~Top: Fabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: Blowfish (similar here)~~Longer Necklace: (similar here)~~Shorter Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Mom’s skirt is a wonderful black basic, yet it has such a pretty floral pattern textured on it!
The floral shoes were a recent purchase when Macy’s was having an employee extra discount (mom used to do alterations at a store in Ohio, which then got bought out by the company that owns Macy’s). These shoes are still available in a darker floral and in a black or white design.
For mom’s jewelry, we chose some crystals to try to add some formality. Do you like the shorter necklaces with this neckline better?
Skirt: Mom made it (similar here not textures but same shape or here with striped texture)~~Top: Fabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: Alfani (here in a floral fuschia)~~Necklace: (similar here kinda)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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