About 50 ladies bowled in, mostly white-haired, chattering vigourously and juggling a cup of tea in one hand and cake loaf with lashings of butter in the other whilst waiting for the parade to begin.
The local Ballentynes store manager switched on the microphone, addressed a warm welcome three times over, and the show began (without raucous soundtrack, hurrah, hurrah), starring white-haired ladies and a particular clothing concept I'm delighted to share with you here.
As new winter styles have arrived in stores, have you been annoyed by the light-weight fabric used for high-neck tops? Perhaps you've been frustrated by the preponderance of low necklines and three-quarter sleeves challenging modesty and warmth as winter encroaches. Here's a solution for both.
- Take a v-neck jumper.
- Place a roll- or turtle-neck top under it.
- Accessorize with a long necklace in a vibrant colour.
- For extra warmth, add a long-line cardigan or overcoat.
- Take a 3-quarter sleeve top in a bright retro print.
- Place a roll- or turtle-neck top underneath.
If you have fair skin, I don't recommend you wear the Rosebud Merino Turtleneck (below) unless you have a top layer with a modest neckline. This colour was worn during the fashion parade by a fair-skinned woman, and the dressers had given her a plunging v-neck cardigan to wear over it. As she proceeded down the catwalk, my first and second impression was that she had nothing on under the cardigan, the lighting conditions and pale pinkness causing the top to blend in completely with her skin.
All of these groupings will work with this stretch skirt in graphite. The skirt is fully lined (an important point the website neglects to mention). It's long, elegant, interesting, and works well with a lot of colours.
for more layering ideas.