September 29, 2023


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In praise of the tank top. Yes, the knitted sweater vest is a midlife style staple! — That’s Not My Age

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As a supporter of marginally nerdy knitwear: traditional Good Isle,  classic cardigans, the fantastic polo neck – I have been on the lookout for a knitted tank prime (or sweater vest as we’re now calling them) for some time. When the tendency is for brands to skimp on sizing and you have a extended entire body, that is not as uncomplicated as it appears. I do not want to seem like I’m carrying a woolly crop top… Good results at past. The navy, knitted waistcoat from Me+Em is an excellent duration, superior excellent knit and has a Diane Keaton vibe. Even while I have gone a little bit Superior Design with this outfit, the sweater vest would seem equally awesome with a white shirt, jeans and loafers. Pared back or far out. Get your select.

Knitwear designer and creator Debbie Bliss thinks that a tank top is the excellent fashion alternative to help get over a hot flush. Layering a sweater vest over a easy, white t-shirt or fancy shirt is the solution for women of all ages in midlife and past. ‘I’m on treatment and have been likely by incredibly hot flushes yet again,’ the 68-12 months-outdated states more than the phone, ‘I’ve uncovered that if I suddenly have to strip, it’s easier to pull a tank prime off. Fortuitously, one particular of my styles is for a sideways cable knit with no aspect seams and plenty of menopausal through-draft!’ (The Harriet Tank Prime Knitting Pattern, £3.50, LoveCrafts). Becoming an experienced knitter, Bliss owns a range of handmade tank tops, ‘They’re wonderful as a human body hotter when we choose the canine out – some of my jackets have fairly slim sleeves and you get the further heat devoid of the bulk.’



Will you be having tanked up this spring?


Model NOTES:  The Merino Button Vest is the from Me+Em. The Botanical Anna shirt is from Boden. And the Super Huge Leg Ponte Trousers are also Me+ Em. All clothing loaned and returned. The suede sneakers were being a generous gift from Grenson. Earrings from Auree Jewelry. | Newsphere by AF themes.