Over the decades we’ve seen neckties for womenswear waft in and out of fashion. Right now the trend remains fringe, and is quite the acquired taste. Gender is a fluid concept, and unisex clothing is gaining momentum. With this in mind, I think of neckties as an iconic classic look.
For the last couple of years, black neckties and skinny ties have been experiencing a fashion moment. Most are worn with a solid shirt or blouse, and with just about any style of bottoms. The neckties are tied in a structured way, or loosely around the neck. Sometimes the tie is tied around the inside of a shirt collar. Or worn like a scarf over dresses, tees, knitted tops, and knitwear.
Here are some examples.
If you like to wear neckties, I vote wear any width, colour, pattern, and fabric in a way that tickles your fancy. If the accessory is signature to your style, milk it. If the look intrigues you, have fun experimenting. There is no need to adhere to a trend as it comes and goes. You are the boss. Do your own thing and wear the combination with ease and confidence at any time. And if the vibe is not your cup of tea, say no thank you.
I like neckties, and have worn them in many forms. As part of a Winter school uniform for twelve years. With an equestrian shirt and jacket at dressage competitions. And for fashion fun with a collared shirt, or over a dress when the mood strikes me.
Currently, I don’t think I’m in the mood for a necktie. That said, if I wake up one day and feel like adding one to my outfit, I’ll go to hubs Greg’s wardrobe and borrow one. Sorted.
Over to you. How do you feel about adding a necktie to your outfit? Do you like the look on others?