Gearing Up SLEEVES TO GO:
Experienced women travelers know that the best way to get the most versatile use out of the fewest garments is to stick to basic mix-and-match colors in tops, pants, skirts, dresses, etc. But how do you pack for significant temperature shifts, other than covering up with a shawl or jacket that may blah your look? With a fabulous new creation called Sleevey Wonders, that’s how— and wow! Think of these as slip-on sleeves in a variety of colors, materials and styles that, worn under sleeveless outfits, turn them into sleeved ones, ranging from sporty to dressy. The sleeves are actually attached (but without shoulder seams) to a stretchy unstructured midriff bodice worn over a bra and sealed with a simple midpoint clasp. Wear the clasp in front, and you’ve got a deep vee that won’t show under any but plunging necklines— unless you skip the shirt. Wear the clasp in back and you get a modest scoop neck front (with the deep vee in the back) that can add a layered look to V-neck or unbuttoned tops. An off-shoulder bandeau model bares a flashy bit of upper arm (worn under, say, a tank top), but still supplies sleeves. Sleevey Wonders come in stretch jersey, sheerer mesh, lace, fishnet and other textures. Choose from three sleeve lengths and a wide range of colors, from basic black, white or taupe, to bright red, eggplant, turquoise, silver and leopard print, to name a few. All styles are available in regular and plus sizes. Who says a pareddown wardrobe can’t be fun as well as efficient?