A Note From Sarah

What Questions Do You Have about Women’s Ivy?

One of the elements I love the most about the Ivy Style community is the back-and-forth in the comments section and in the Facebook group. As we begin to talk more seriously about Women’s Ivy on its own merits, I wanted to open up a Q&A post to hear from you. What questions do you have about women’s Ivy (and more general Ivy style-related topics)? Please submit your questions in the comments section, and I will answer them in an upcoming post!

8 Comments on "A Note From Sarah"

  1. Hi,

    So my question is: what is the Golden Age of women’s ivy?

    Many say that the best menswear is from the 1930s, but I would argue that the 50s was the Golden Age of women’s.

    One of my favorite films is “The Talented Mr. Ripley”. Dickie and Herbert Greenleaf steal the show sartorially speaking, but the women look amazing.

    Argyle patterns, pony tails, cat’s eye sunglasses, pleated skirts, etc…Midcentury style 50s/60s never made women look so feminine, seductive, alluring, and powerful at the same time.

  2. Similarities with Men’s Ivy, common practices, rules of thumb, timeline of developments, etc.

  3. I think it would be interesting to see a side-by-side comparison of some equivalent essentials. For example, “OCBD :: By Merryn popover?”
    Also, if it interests you, there is a lot more variety in fits and styles of classic womenswear than in menswear, at least at present. (I mean, for all the heated debate that can occur here, mens Ivy basics are fairly straightforward… Uh-oh, did I just type that?) So I’d be interested to know more about what Women’s Ivy styles work best for different body types, if that makes sense. Different rises on pants, a-line, empire waist, bias cut, etc. I mainly ask because I try to find good timeless stuff for my partner and am sometimes at a loss in terms of getting a garment in the right cut.
    Another thing might be which garments could look good on anyone, regardless of gender.
    Lastly, I’m a sucker for travel stuff, packing lists/strategies, luggage, itineraries, etc. for jaunts near and far.
    I hope those are useful ideas. Just brainstorming is all.

  4. Your post about Lilly Pulitzer … which is worn spectacularly by my spectacular-other…made me curious to ask.

    I believe (emphasis on I) that men’s Ivy clothing is not a style that will turn a head, flatter a figure, or cause a whistle. But holy cow, LP absolutely is just that, and if LP has Kennedy cred then my question is this.

    If LP is Trad, what other brands have the same Trad cred and ability to flatter? Because – and let’s all be honest- khaki with pearls is not LP.

    What other designers do you feel

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