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. This marked the beginning of the knitwear revolution
, increasing its possibilities with new variants such as the satin stitch, milano knit and 3D that offer a range of combinations for different times of the year, adapting to body types and the protocol requirements of the numerous social events.
Selection of knitwear garments to fend off the cold
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 sleeve sweater in ribbed fabric, with a high neck collar and slit detail, a turtleneck sweater that adds a sophisticated touch to your look, or a wide or puffed long sleeve sweater that gives a romantic feel to your outfit. Either way you can combine this look with parachute pants
or high waist 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 when the weather improves, the knitwear collection also proposes different variations such as vests
, a rustic V-neck knit version that buttons as an example; and cardigans, like a ribbed model with raglan sleeves, a V-neck and button fastening. 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 when it’s warm
Who says you can’t wear knitwear when it’s hot? Debunking the idea that this type of clothing can seem impractical when it’s hot, the possibilities offered by knitwear when the temperatures rise are numerous, attractive and eye-catching
You can find tops
like an openwork knit cropped design with a halter neck you can showcase with Bermuda shorts
in a rustic fabric with an elastic waist or a box pleat mini skirt with wedge espadrilles, round sunglasses with a resin frame and a plaited paper crossbody bag with shoulder straps while you hit the city streets. And if you’re on holiday by the sea, pair this knit top with a retro print pareo scarf, lace-up flat sandals and multi-coloured beaded shell earrings with flowers to make this outfit a trend-setter wherever you go
But if you want to be stylish at any time and anywhere without giving up on comfort, you need a fitted striped knit tank dress with a halter neck. A knit dress is perfect with flat slide sandals with a quilted wide strap on the front and multicoloured resin rings. An outfit that is sure to become a must-have on warm, sunny 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