We decided we needed a cute little skivvy (for lack of a better word) to work with our dresses we love to layer all winter. This cute piece is a classic shape that will take many of our summer dresses into winter, creating a cute mod layered look.
FEATURES: This skivvy is fun to wear with so many of our current styles (and classic oldies too)! We will be wearing ours with our Petra Pinafores, Penelope dresses, Piper Pinafore, and even our Jessie dresses layer so well with this shape. It can completely change the look of a dress you would normally only wear in summer, with a cute layer underneath to make it more wintery. We love this shape on all sizes, if you don’t normally do a skivvy shape we love this one, as the reinforced and lowered seams at the front of the neckline are nice and structured without being tight around your neck in any way. We love this cute skivvy with our new Petra mini skirts, for a cute 60’s vibe. You can even wear this under a cotton printed top like our Ginny tops, Penelope tops, and even our indigos. Any rounded neckline that is not too low should work layered with this little top. Wear these layered under an outfit rather than a scarf and fussy accessories on top. We love the look this Scarlet skivvy gives to any classic loose shape dress you might wear in summer. Scarlet has a full length sleeve, average length body (not too short!) and is perfect to wear as a classic top for work. We also love that the body of this skivvy is definitely loose enough to throw on with work pants or jeans which is a nice change from the usual winter layers which are made tight through the body. Ours has enough swing through the mid section to mean it will not cling at your tummy. We have also added a nice big turn up to the sleeves and bottom hem which gives it a bit of weight and holds the edges in place with layers.
HOW TO WEAR: We love this new shape as a layer, as a classic warm top for work and as a way of making every outfit just that little bit special. We love our Scarlet stripe tops mixed with our classic bold digital prints (think Scenic, Peas and Carrots, or even our Rocky Road), or try a plain version worn under a busy printed dress. We love the classic combination of a higher neckline with a cute mini skirt like our Petra, Sunset or even a Kenzi or Kelly in denim. If you want more drape in the top, size up and wear it looser in the body. If you’re layering then try your normal size for a more snug fit without too much excess fabric to tuck into layers. We love Scarlet for the perfect new addition to the basics range she is: cute, classic and something you can wear for years to come without looking like you’ve followed any trends.
FABRIC: Cotton Spandex Rib, lovely mid weight with good drape and not too clingy. The swing shape of the body of the skivvy is a great one with pants and it the rib it also sits out from the body in a nice semi-loose way.
SIZING: XS – 3X
MODEL SIZES: Kelly wears size XS for photos.
Designed and Made in Sydney, Australia. We use local makers we have worked one on one with for many years.