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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Over 40? Time to get your Twin Set out!

Floral Ruffle Mini Skirt, knitted twinset and Missoni Converse | Fake Fabulous

If you're anything like me you probably have memories of aged relatives and their twee knee skirts, navy pumps and coordinating twin sets.
Stylish in their day (a homage to the film stars of the 40's) twinsets served a purpose, but were certainly nothing you wanted to wear back in the day!

Roll on 30 years and twinsets are slowly becoming more appealing to me.

BUT... I'm certainly not interested in wearing anything sensible or age-appropriate.

I'm wearing my twinset with a ruffled mini and bare (over 40) legs.

What a Rebel!

Floral Ruffle Mini Skirt, knitted twinset and Missoni Converse | Fake Fabulous

Adding a simple satchel and some cute Missoni-patterned Converse made for a fun outfit!

Floral Ruffle Mini Skirt, knitted twinset and Missoni Converse | Fake Fabulous

SKIRT: Asos
SHOES: Converse X Missoni (these are similar)
TOPS: Charity shopped... similar top and cardigan.
BAG: Cambridge Satchel Company

Floral Ruffle Mini Skirt, knitted twinset and Missoni Converse | Fake Fabulous

Do you remember any elderly relatives wearing twinsets, maybe with pearls?
Would you wear one now?

I'd love to hear your thoughts!


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18 comments

  1. Gasp! I ADORED twinsets! I still have a couple in a "not right now" tub somewhere. I loved the easy elegance of them. A grey cashmere twin set with a string of pearls - BAM - I could go anywhere. I had a pale pink silk knit twinset that I'd wear over a full-length grey taffeta skirt - that was my wedding guest outfit for YEARS. But...I'm older than you so that look was more acceptable when I was an adult...you were probably younger at that time. I love how you're breathing new life into the set here, over the flirty skirt!

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

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    1. Ooooo.... Your wedding guest outfit sounds gorgeous!! ❤️

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  2. I didn't know a pair of matching top + cardi is called "twinset", actually! I used to wear them when I was younger but needed to look modest, during Eid etc.. Twinsets are not so common over here but I see them a lot in movies and I've always thought they were adorable, regardless of the age of the person wearing them. I actually just saw a pair in an episode of FRIENDS, the one Phoebe wore when she met Mike's parents - very similar to what you're wearing here!

    I have to gush over your sneakers - OH EM GEEEE love love LOVE. I didn't know Converse collaborated with Missoni, clicking on the link you provided to check it out!

    xo, Liyana | Affordorable

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    1. Thank you Liyana... I'm glad you like these Converse. I found them brand new in their box in a charity shop for £5. I was jumping around like a loon! X

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    2. Oh my goodness LUCKY YOUUU, I would've been jumping around too and dancing in the charity shop if it had happened to me!

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  3. I really love the way you have combined your twin set with mini skirt and Converse, very original! I am drawn to contrasts between elegant and grungy so might try a twin set with some roughed up jeans, you have inspired me!

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  4. Fabulous! I adored twinsets and had several, both in solids and patterns as well as different lengths. They were a great alternative to the typical "office suit".

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. I can see that working really well Rena. I'm coming round to this twinset malarkey! ❤️

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  5. I worked in clothing retail around the time twinsets were last in style (1999-2001) and wore them all the time for work. They are really versatile and lend a classy air to any outfit. I love this funky look, Samantha - yes to bare legs!

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  6. When I started teaching I remember having a twinset that was l lovely pale green and I wore it often. I recall that it was one of the few garments in my small wardrobe that had a professional teacher look.
    You look very cute in this set but he really great spark of this outfit is that Converse. A touch of whimsy always pops a conservative piece nicely.

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    1. You're right Jude... A contrast is always more interesting! I'm glad you like my converse... Thrifted for a few pounds and brand new 😊. Xxx

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  7. Can you believe that I first saw a twinset in the UK? Like 37years ago?? And I loved it! I was a punk back then, and I loved a twinset. I have always loved contrasts in outfits! I adore yours!

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    1. Now that sounds like an interesting outfit Nancy... Punk meets ladylike! Love that idea!! ❤️

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  8. You look so young! Love your style and the way you team turquoise tank top with a ruffled star-floral skirt and cool trainers.
    Kisses,
    Pamela from http://wardrobefocus.com

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  9. I love how you've styled your twinset with shorts and those funky Converse...they were a real bargain!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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