Posts Tagged: ponte

This Week I Love …

Already Pretty outfit featuring Frye Harness boots

… ponte knit. In the photo above, you see me wearing a pair of ponte knit riding pants that I snagged on eBay. I’ve long been a devotee of leggings for weekend wear, but now that I’ve entered the world of ponte, I’m wavering. This fabric has all of the comfort and flexibility of jersey, but it’s THICKER! Key for freezing cold Minnesota weather, yet also versatile enough to take me well into spring.

Ponte is a double-knit interlock fabric that has stability and firmness in addition to flexibility and softness. This means it can be used in dresses, blazers, and more structured pieces and hold its shape but still maintain comfort and give. Best of both worlds, no? Here are a few ponte pieces that have caught my attention of late: read more

Daily Outfit: 2/9/11

Already Pretty Daily Outfit 2/9/11 featuring Sorel boots

Sweater tunic, bought in Iceland – similar
Black turtleneck dress, thrifted – similar
Black ponte riding pants, via eBaysimilar (same brand)
Sorel Joan Of Arctic Snowboots

You’ve seen at least two very similar versions of this outfit, I know. But since I am currently on my way to NEW YORK, and since I will be slogging around a lot outside, I have packed for warmth and comfort. And no one does warmth like Icelanders, and nothing is quite so comfy as ponte. The Sorels may turn out to be overkill, but I’m risking it. Better warm and dry than stylish but sopping. (Says the girl on her way to Fashion Week … wonder if they’ll kick me out for being a poseur.) read more