Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Dresses to Impress: The A to Z of fabulous frocks and gorgeous gowns....J

J is for Jersey!

I must confess, one of my most favourite fabrics for an everyday dress has got to be soft cotton stretch jersey, you just can't beat it! I'm going to devote today's A to Z post completely and utterly to the glorious benefits, both in style and comfort of jersey.

So, Jersey.......

"Jersey is a knit fabric used predominantly for clothing manufacture. It was originally made of wool, but is now made of wool, cotton, and synthetic fibres Since medieval times Jersey, Channel Islands, where the material was first produced, had been an important exporter of knitted goods and the fabric in wool from Jersey became well known. The fabric can be a very stretchy single knitted, usually light-weight, jersey with one flat side and one piled side Jersey is considered to be an excellent fabric for draped garments, such as dresses, and women's tops." Thanks Wiki, you've said it all!

The most iconic jersey dress of late has got to be the gorgeous royal blue Issa dress worn by the glorious (now) Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at her engagement press shoot at the end of last year.
Used heavily by clothing retailers such as Boden, White stuff and one of my favourites, Cath Kidston, the jersey dress has found itself in virtually every one's wardrobe. Designed to provide a flattering shape, much needed warmth and an easy care label, jersey dresses are most definitely a fabulous frock!

Hmmmm....there might even be a few jersey dresses in Redressing's current collections:
Size 18

Size 8

Fat Face size 10

Whitestuff size 12

Fat Face size 10

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