- Dinah Van Tullken shares her advice on wearing the knitted tank top trend this season
- British style experts recommend investing in a patterned number this year
- She reveals a selection of retailers currently stocking the seasonal trend
In the fashion world, we all have come to expect the unexpected, but your old geography teacher’s knitted tank top is this season’s must-have item, which is sure to surprise even the seasoned fashion buffs.
That’s right: Grandpa’s wool vest has undergone a totally fashionable makeover. Prada, Dior, Gucci, everyone, no matter what, sent them on their Autumn/Winter 2021 runways.
Don’t knock it till you try it
I’ve always found something really cute about a knit sweater vest and they’ve been a huge hit with some of our best dressed celebrities. Harry Styles was an early adopter. Perhaps an unlikely style icon for middle-aged women, but you’ve got to find inspiration somewhere. but I digress…
layer on summer clothes
Cozy, warm, and an easy item to layer. Wear it on its own as I’m doing here with Jigsaw’s Gorgeous Navy Knit on these very hot, very cold autumn days or over your favorite summer outfit for a perfect transitional outfit. If you like the idea of one over a white cotton shirt, go ahead who sell it pre-style (£40, next.co.uk).
Spoilt for choice
Your options are endless: chunky knits, lightweight cashmere, colorful Fair Isles or less neutrals. Go for genuine 1960s/1970s designs by locating vintage websites like your local charitable stores, eBay or perretro.com. Otherwise the High Street has a great range.