Monday, November 11, 2013

Remember Plaid Heathered Skirts? Heather Fabrics Return In Sweaters, Jackets, Skirts

Heather Plaid Cloth Skirts Are Back In Style: Would You Wear Them? 

If you saw a  plaid heathered skirt in a store today, would you know to call the fabric style "heathered"? I bet if you wore them in the 1950s and back again in solids in the 1980s you would know exactly what I'm referring to. Heathered cloth is similar to tweed, but a more subtle effect when different fibers are blended  to achieve interesting color effects. Often plaids were"heathered".

Old Is New Again At Talbots

Talbots once very traditional in style (black, red, grey. beige, brown)  has been fooling around over the years with updated brighter.color combinations.  This year, they seem to be back on a familiar holiday track (for them). But that doesn't mean they aren't trying some hip new "old" palettes.

When Is Retro Hip And When Is It Dated?

You will find lots of bright colored winter wear in  combos of pink and orange at Talbots. But you will also see both muted and saturated colors in teals/blues and lavendar.
A few days ago,  Talbots was featuring a display which included clothes in a heathered blue-aqua color.

Some of the updated Retro looks are fun but others remind me too much of a "grandma-ish" look (defined as woman who are still wearing the "originals").
Who remembers heathered sweaters and skirts?
Would you wear them now?

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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