I would like to see Slinky fashions add or get back to some career basics for us working gals needing comfort
I noticed the crocheted jackets. Those look very nice. I intend to get a couple.
I love the bright colors and bright jackets. While not all of the styles are my favorites, I don’t have a problem wearing any of these to work. I feel like bright colors add to a happy work environment.
As much as I loved the old Slinky fabric, and regret whatever misfortune befell it, I adore most of their other stuff too. The wonderful poly microfiber fabric is super forgiving, you just really need it in the right size. I live in these tops. I think the old-fashioned thinking that thin fabric means low quality needs to go. It never was really true in the past (think the super expensive super fine Persian silks that could be threaded through a ring, so fine they were) and less so now. These are particularly suited to the needs of a bigger woman, even though medium women would still find them flattering, especially if you size down. If you are super extra thin (XS) – do not buy, will be too big and baggy on you. The poly fabric hangs off rolls like nothing else does. They do not wrinkle and always look sharp. When I need to really suit up – and I have too big of a stomach to be able to wear my blouses tucked in, I wear Slinky tanks as vests over my menswear shirts. this way I still have the crisp collar and they look fabulous under blazers. They are not too long and so they do not stick out from under the blazer.
I do agree on the low-cut blouses. I must say though, Slinky makes a great variety of items, some plain, some colorful. I love interesting bright prints and have more than a fair share of those. Their black/yellow stripe jacket was way too tempting for me.
For those who are looking to add to their professional attire; I would like to direct your attention to the crocheted vests and jackets. These are super light, cool and airy while still giving an appearance of a, well, an overpiece – which makes them indispensable for when it is too hot and you need to dress for work. You look like you are wearing a jacket but you are not overheating. I have these jackets in white, black and lime green, and I am going to probably get more.
My wish for the line, which I LOVE and own a ton of, is to please stop making the tops so low-cut. I really don’t like showing cleavage at all, and all the tanks and sleeved shirts from Slinky have such a low scoop neckline that I can’t wear them.
I like some of the line, but yes .. A lot of the color patterns are tooo bold and tooo loud. They would work better as tank tops but not as jackets or blouses. I like the two-pack tops. I just ordered those.
I just don’t like those 2 package tops, the material is awful, cute designs but cheap, thin material. Can’t have lumps and bumps with that material. Getting used to her voice though. Also yeah those jackets are very busy/loud but people buy them, I figure the older customers must buy them, screams elderly to me.
Everything I have ordered from Slinky is worn to work–especially the solid tops. I never order any of Jackie’s wild prints. They are just too loud and memorable and seem to shout: "Look at me! Look at me!". I like compliments on what I wear, not glares.
Does anyone besides me find Jackie’s voice obnoxious? I do wish she would tune it down some. She speaks as if she is in a warehouse and she needs the guy in back to hear her. Sometimes, I turn my television sound on mute and just watch the models.
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03.25.16 5:27 AM