If there is one thing that characterises hanging garments as a type of clothing, it is that it is one of the most widely used in the textile industry thanks to the looseness it offers to garments and the versatility
of fabrics that can be made from it, such as wool or cotton, among many others.
This sewing technique has been around for at least five centuries, with the earliest known trace of the stitch being on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. This age-old art was made with two long needles with which the thread was shaped and the thickness of these needles determined the size of the stitch, its thickness and the shape of the garment once the manufacturing process was finished. At that time, knitwear was reserved for men’s fashion, specifically for underwear and for the clothes worn by fishermen when fishing.
Until around 1916 when the couturier Gabrielle Chanel, better known as Coco, dared to use it to design women’s knitted garments such as jackets and dresses. From then on, the knitwear revolution
began, expanding its possibilities until the appearance of variants such as the flat stitch, the milano and the 3D that display a range of combinations to wear at different times of the year, also adapting to body types and to the etiquette requirements demanded in the numerous social events that are emerging.
A selection of knitted garments to combat the cold weather
When you think of knitted garments, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the classic wool or cotton sweater. This is a common association, since this technique gives this garment its characteristic thickness, so often used to combat the cold
This way, you can opt for a long-sleeved sweater in ribbed fabric, with a perkins collar and slit detail, or a turtleneck sweater that adds a sophisticated touch to your look, or a wide or puffed long-sleeved sweater that gives a romantic feel to your outfit. Either way you can combine this look with high-waisted straight jeans
and flat Chelsea ankle boots to wear a classic yet casual outfit that will allow you to carry out any activity you set your mind to.
And approaching the mid-season where the weather improves, the knitwear collection also proposes different variations such as the use of waistcoats
, a rustic knitted one with button closing and V-neck as an example; and cardigans, like a ribbed one with raglan sleeves, V-neck and button closing. Both are versatile garments that can be perfectly paired
with wide leg trousers with front darts, belt loops and a fluid silhouette and jute wedge shoes. Outfits that won’t let you down at any personal or professional appointment.
Knitwear sets in hot weather
And who said knitwear can't be worn in hot weather? Demystifying the idea that this type of hanging garment may seem impractical in hot weather, the possibilities offered by knitwear during warmer periods are not only numerous, but also attractive and eye-catching
So you can find tops
like a cropped knit top with an openwork design and halter neck that you can highlight with rustic woven Bermuda shorts
with an elasticated waistband or a mini skirt with a slatted design paired with espadrille wedges, round sunglasses with acetate frames and a shoulder bag with a braided paper body and shoulder straps as you stroll around the city. And if you’re on holiday by the sea, pair this knit top with a retro print pareo scarf, flat sandal with a lace-up closing and multi-coloured beaded shell earrings with flowers to make this outfit a trend-setter wherever you go
But if you’re looking for an anytime, anywhere style without compromising on comfort, then you need a striped knit dress with straps, halter neck and fitted silhouette. A knitted dress that is perfect to wear with a pair of flat sandals with a wide, padded strap at the front and resin rings in a variety of colours. An outfit that will undoubtedly become a must for your sunny and hot days
And now that you know everything that a women’s knitwear outfit can offer you, visit your nearest Pull&Bear store or its website to find these and other knitwear garments with which you will show off the best version of you, regardless of the weather and wherever you are, since the attitude that you will express with this type of clothing will be the true protagonist