Knit Shirt 8 -Fabrizio Gianni

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

Knit Shirts for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Version

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

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.

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.

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

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)~~TopFabrizio-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)

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

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)~~TopFabrizio-Gianni (here)~~Shoes: Blowfish (similar here)~~Longer Necklace: (similar here)~~Shorter Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women. Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.  Fabrizio-Gianni t-shirts for the 50's, 60's, & 70's women.

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)

I know I’ve said it before, but I really appreciate the time you take to read and comment!!

The link up parties I participate in can be found here!

Here’s some fun skirts to go with any t-shirt in your closet:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Oh how I ❤️ these skirts. I want all 3 of them. Don’t change the asymmetrical hemline on yours – it is stunning. Can’t believe Nancy had that skirt in the back of her closet. Love your silver necklace and shoes, and Charlotte’s floral shoes.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!!
      Okay—if you say so, I won’t change it! I think it wouldn’t be that easy anyways!!

  • Great collection of shirts, I can’t pick just one! You’ve been the most clicked this week, congratulations!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Pili!! And what a fabulous surprise—you’ve made my day!

  • Keri Roberts

    All these outfits look great!! I like the belt with the first outfit!! The print on the second outfit is so pretty and love the floral print on the third skirt!! All 3 of you ladies look wonderful!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Keri!! I appreciate the kind words!!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    These tops look amazing on all of you. I love your statement necklace!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Alice!!

  • I’ve really enjoyed your series on these knit tops because I’m in the process of building my own t-shirt closet. And these are my kind of t-shirts! They can be dressed down with jeans, dressed up with skirts, and styled with more fashion-forward pieces. Basics don’t have to be boring! I adore your outfit with the asymmetrical plaid skirt too. It reminds me of Brigadoon which was my favorite musical growing up. And it reminds me of going to Scotland and finding our clan tartans too. I guess it’s just a nostalgic outfit for me! Pretty pretty!

    <3 Liz

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Liz!
      I didn’t have many t-shirts in my closet until more recently. I was under the impression they weren’t appropriate for work (can I tell you how much I’ve learned about style since blogging—it’s quite eye opening)—how wrong I was!
      I really wish I’d taken a picture of the kilt before having mom redesign it (of course, that was so long ago) because it was a family kilt…and I’m sure there are some interesting stories that went with it!!

  • You ladies always look adorable! I love the kilt, plaid is always a fun print. Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle and hope to see you next week!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Veronica! We try very hard!!!

  • Jodie, I don’t know where to begin! Your transformed kilt is so fabulous! I love the asymmetrical hem and you definitely have a one of a kind piece! I vote for keeping it as is! And your necklace is so gorgeous. I love the color of your tee as well. And Nancy’s skirt is adorable! I love scenic prints like that. So pretty. And then Charlottes black on black floral is right up my alley for sure! Such amazing looks!

    Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again next week. Have a fabulous weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What an all around fabulous comment Shelbee—thanks for such love!!

  • I wouldn’t change the hem if I were you. Your mom did indeed make it very unique. Live it. And it shoes off your fabulous figure very well. As does the shirt. Actually all three of you look very good. It must be such fun to do these posts the three of you. And everybody gets to look fab in the process. Do people in your town/village notice it?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How cute you are, Greetje! We take the pictures individually (usually), and most times right around each other’s house. But Nancy’s neighbor’s do see us out photographing and just asked her about it at the neighborhood picnic!! Mom’s neighbors sometimes ask us, but don’t seem interested. My neighbors are quite clueless–ha ha!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your necklace is awesome

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!

  • These skirts are all so lovely! Have a great weekend gorgeous ladies!


    Tamara –

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I appreciate it Tamara—happy weekend!!

  • I’ve had a few tops and a tracksuit from this brand. I love Nancy’s colour hues. Your all looking fabulous x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laurie!!

  • Girl…You look AMAZING in that first picture of you sitting on the rock! Love how your mom reimagined that skirt. Love the print on Nancy’s skirt…and can we take a moment to admire how young your mom looks in these photos?! WOW!!
    Oh, and your readers want to know EXACTLY how old each of you are.
    #justsayin’ 😉

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You are a funny girl!!
      My mom is 78, Nancy just had her birthday yesterday and is now 68 and I’m 51.
      So if I keep doing this for 2 more years—I’ll have a 50, 70 & 80 category, but I’ll be missing the 60—what should I do?

  • Judy Gramith

    You look really svelte and pretty in this skirt and top Jodie. Your mom did a wonderful job of “funking up” the kilt ; the uneven hemline is a great unexpected touch!!
    Nancy’s skirt reminds me of some of the prints you see from Anthropology and the top compliments it nicely. She looks lovely and summery.
    I love Charlotte’s skirt but the pink top seems a bit too pale for her… I think a deeper shade of pink would make her look even more attractive.
    Perhaps a bright necklace could do the trick?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re right, Jude—that color is not the bestest with mom’s complexion. But she is not one to discriminate and only wear “good” colors. Maybe in the cooler months, I could get her to pair it with a brighter scarf??
      Thanks for the idea!!

  • Hi Jodie! I think I like the shorter necklaces the best. The neckline is already pretty and it seems like a perfect “frame” for a necklace like your mom wears. I’m going to check out these shirts b/c they sound really nice. I love a higher collar on the back of the neck, plus a lining and the v-neck doesn’t look like I’d flash anyone with my well-endowed chest!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for your thoughts on the necklaces, Julia!! That was my original thought, but then I’m always trying to mix things up —sometimes it’s good, sometimes not so much!!

  • I can’t pick my favorite skirt! All 3 have such wonderful prints

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!

  • Laura

    Wow! These tops pair really well with skirts! I just love that your skirt is made from a kilt! It is gorgeous and so unique!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!

  • PetiteOver40

    We were just talking about plaids, Jodie! I LOVE your skirt!! The fringe and asymmetry are so fun! All of you look beautiful. I’m not sure you can go wrong with any style of necklace here — all the ones you chose work really well with the v-neck. I do really like your chunky necklace. I like how it echoes the metallic look of your shoes.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know, huh? But I’m not sure I’ll wear this plaid for the collab—I have a more modern (IMO) shirt that is colorful!!
      Thanks for your thoughts on the necklaces—-sometimes when I put them on it person, they seem fine, but when I look at the pictures, I wonder what I was thinking!!

      • PetiteOver40

        No need to question your necklace choices here! All three of you look great! I cannot wait to see your colorful plaid for the collab!! 😀

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I was just looking through pix—I found a great one of my mom with plaid leggings when I was a baby—so hip!!

          • PetiteOver40

            So cool!!!!

  • Jodie, these tops look so soft and comfy … I can see where you can dress them up or down so versatile … love the neckline and the 3/4 sleeve too! Thank you so much for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays Pinned, Tweeted, Shared and Stumbled

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carla!!

  • Very flattering necklines on all. The skirts are pretty too. I have a couple of hemlines much like these and I love the flowing style of them.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!!

  • Love all the outfits, these tops are so versatile. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!! Really, you can wear them almost anytime!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    These outfits are so pretty. I love the asymmetrical hem on yours and I love your color combination. Nancy is so pretty in pink and that skirt is such a pretty print for summer. And Mom is just beautiful. I love what you did with these and in some ways I like this dressed up version even better than the more casual look of the last post. Great way to put outfits together Jodie! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I would have never thought to wear a t-shirt dressed up before blogging—yet it’s such a fun way to have options!!
      Thanks for such a nice comment, Amy!!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    That Scottish kilt/skirt is so unique and I love how it is asymmetrical on the bottom! You all look great!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie!!

  • I want your skirt Jodie! It is so great how your mother re designed it. And those tees come in great colors!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!! My mom is quite amazing—but I bet you could do that with any kilt—now that’d be a treasure hunt!!

  • I adore your refashioned kilt!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is different, huh?

  • Queen of Rods

    Your refashioned kilt is amazing, and I love the way that you styled it. Your mom is a sewing genius, and I’m enthralled with your necklace…so different. What is holding the silver pieces together, leather lacing?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Janet—mom did fabulous on this skirt—I really do need to wear it more!
      The necklace is held together by metal—-here’s a closeup: if you’re interested!
      There’s also a belt that basically matches. One of my friends gave them both to me because she never wore them (lucky me!)

      • Queen of Rods

        Thanks for the necklace detail pic. I hope that you will wear the matching belt in a post so I can see that too 🙂 I’m also curious about how the back of the skirt is configured. Could you describe it please?

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Here’s the belt: !!
          So I grabbed the skirt to check the back, and it’s the same as the front. The yoke must have been the yoke of the original kilt because it doesn’t have the folds in it. The bottom portion is pieced in 6 pieces so that the plaids match up and the fringe is all around the bottom. Some of it, you can tell was the folded part of the kilt because they wouldn’t straighten out totally! Then mom put in a side zipper. Does that help?

          • Queen of Rods

            Oh Jodie, the belt is really cool too 🙂 I love unusual pieces like that. Thanks for the description of the skirt construction. Your mom has awesome design skills 🙂

          • Jodie Filogomo