How does a girl keep warm?

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by 16_sparrows, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Retro_GI_Jane

    Retro_GI_Jane One of the Regulars

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    Have you popped over to the "Show us your 'dos!" thread? I just posted a picture of a model from the 40s on the cover of a vintage magazine wearing a v-neck sweater with a swell silk scarf. I have lots of v-necks and wasn't always sure that they were retro...well this lovely lady just proved they are a true vintage look. :)
     
  2. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    I recently found a lovely vintage 1930s black wool crepe coat with a black persian lamb collar. It was just getting cold enough here to wear it the other day, but then it started to rain. Soon!!
     
  3. Miss Moonlight

    Miss Moonlight A-List Customer

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    Oh, thanks! I'll go look. I haven't seen it yet.
     
  4. C-dot

    C-dot Call Me a Cab

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    I am finding that I'm a lot warmer when I wear foundation garments. It makes sense - Second skins keep the heat in. Another advantage! lol
     
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  5. zombi

    zombi A-List Customer

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    DEFINITELY! I'm actually a little amazed at how much difference foundation garments make.


    In the winter I'm fond of either wool or combed cotton tights. I particularly like the ones by Foot Traffic; I usually buy 'em from Sock Dreams. They also sell a lot of over-the-knee or thigh-high woolen or thick knit stockings, so I rely on them for a lot of my winter legwear.
     
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  6. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    Wool inserts (innersoles) in your shoes can help stop the cold rising up from the ground/floor, but you will need room inside the shoe for them.
     
  7. Drappa

    Drappa One Too Many

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    I know many of you hate tights and especially leggings, but I was just told about these and they look like such a great solution to my winter woes!
    http://www.cusii.com/
     
  8. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage A-List Customer

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    I have learned the art of keeping warm while wearing a skirt or dress.
    -Coat wool, knee length is best. A light weight thermal jacket to line your coat for extra warmth, add thick belt to pull in your waist to keep from looking bulky. On a really cold day my friend who did not know about the extra "coat" asked me if I was warm because my coat looked thin. I had to explain about my extra layer.
    -Slips full or half (color beige or nude to go with everything)
    -Thermal fleece pants to wear under your dresses or skirts. I got mine in two colors grey and pink. Just make sure your skirts cover your knees and you wear long enough socks so they do not peek through.
    -Socks thermal boot/ski socks, over the knee socks, and knee highs. I wear these every time I wear my boots and they keep my feet very warm. These are the kind I wear http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000JGM1JI/ref=mp_s_a_2?m=A3GS3CD9G1MDLS&qid=1332978712&sr=8-2
    For over the knee socks these socks are super warm http://www.rocknsocks.com/socks/over-the-knee-socks.html they have good knee highs, too. Another good web site for knee highs is sock dreams. I wear these under my boot socks.
    Since I wear over the knee socks I find it hard to keep these socks up so I got a pair of mens sock garters and these work great! at keeping my socks up.
    -Shoes. I wear my boots out doors and bring an extra pair or shoes with me to work to change into or I'll leave a pair at work. So I don't have to wear my heavy boots all day long.
    -Leg warmers. These are great to wear. You can wear them under skirts or dresses. I wear mine when I don't wear my boots and they kept my feet and legs warm. And no one said anything when I wore them with high heels. I just removed them at work and put them back on after work.
    I wear these over my underwear http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/...E6D59397F802846D871B64D945D.vcs-app-02-p-app1 they are cotton tap pans and they kept me super warm paired with a slip.
    -Head scarfs. Large square ones you can find these on Ebay for cheap. Plus they do not spoil your hair do. And they are a ton more warmer then hats. I have quite a few of these and its great. Its makes it look like I have more than one outfit.
    -Camisole to wear under dresses and blouses (Colors beige or nude) for extra warmth.
    -Skirts wool
    -Sweaters wool
    -Cardigans
     
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  9. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage A-List Customer

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    I have learned the art of keeping warm while wearing a skirt or dress.
    -Coat wool, knee length is best. A light weight thermal jacket to line your coat for extra warmth, add thick belt to pull in your waist to keep from looking bulky. On a really cold day my friend who did not know about the extra "coat" asked me if I was warm because my coat looked thin. I had to explain about my extra layer.
    -Slips full or half (color beige or nude to go with everything)
    -Thermal fleece pants to wear under your dresses or skirts. I got mine in two colors grey and pink. Just make sure your skirts cover your knees and you wear long enough socks so they do not peek through.
    -Socks thermal boot/ski socks, over the knee socks, and knee highs. I wear these every time I wear my boots and they keep my feet very warm. These are the kind I wear http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000JGM1JI/ref=mp_s_a_2?m=A3GS3CD9G1MDLS&qid=1332978712&sr=8-2
    For over the knee socks these socks are super warm http://www.rocknsocks.com/socks/over-the-knee-socks.html they have good knee highs, too. Another good web site for knee highs is sock dreams. I wear these under my boot socks.
    Since I wear over the knee socks I find it hard to keep these socks up so I got a pair of mens sock garters and these work great! at keeping my socks up.
    -Shoes. I wear my boots out doors and bring an extra pair or shoes with me to work to change into or I'll leave a pair at work. So I don't have to wear my heavy boots all day long.
    -Leg warmers. These are great to wear. You can wear them under skirts or dresses. I wear mine when I don't wear my boots and they kept my feet and legs warm. And no one said anything when I wore them with high heels. I just removed them at work and put them back on after work.
    I wear these over my underwear http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/...E6D59397F802846D871B64D945D.vcs-app-02-p-app1 they are cotton tap pans and they kept me super warm paired with a slip.
    -Head scarfs. Large square ones you can find these on Ebay for cheap. Plus they do not spoil your hair do. And they are a ton more warmer then hats. I have quite a few of these and its great. Its makes it look like I have more than one outfit.
    -Camisole to wear under dresses and blouses (Colors beige or nude) for extra warmth.
    -Skirts wool
    -Sweaters wool pull overs
    -Cardigans
     
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  10. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    BUMP!

    I'm dragging this one out from the "page 12". :D

    It's that time of year for some of us :)wave: to our Antipodean friends who will soon see summer days)
    ..winter is coming.
    Time to prepare ourselves mentally & physically for the forthcoming days of wind, rain, snow and blizzard.

    Ladies:
    What COAT to buy?
     
  11. TheSwingingBee

    TheSwingingBee One of the Regulars

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    Thanks Stray Cat for bumping this thread. I'm getting ready to move from Southern California to Kansas in January and I've recently started wearing a lot of skirts again so I want to look and feel classy without freezing to death in the snow. This info is all wonderful!
     
  12. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Well Ladies, if you are going flash the cash for a winter coat you really must take a peek at
    Theatre of Fashion.
     
  13. TimeWarpWife

    TimeWarpWife One of the Regulars

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    After reading all of this, I can only imagine you looking like Randy from the movie A Christmas Story when you brave the cold outside. ;)

    Randy-Snow-Suit-A-Christmas-Story-2.jpg
     
  14. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Precious! lol

    Here's one of my ideas for the Coat:

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    I'm a firm believer in NOT BEING CHEAP when it comes to coats.
    I just need to find the right one. Soon. :D
     
  15. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    Their prices are beyond ridiculous. Cheaper to buy a proper vintage coat!

     
  16. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Ankle Length Wool Coat.

    Anything else is kinda useless.;)
     
  17. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Good boots & knee length coat? Maybe some FURrrr? :D
     
  18. Miss Slapstick

    Miss Slapstick New in Town

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    I find that 1930s coat combined with merino wool undergarments can keep me quite warm and cozy.
    A large thick knit beret and some knit gloves.
    For shoes/boots I usually wear Norwegian "labber", or Nesnalobben is the name to look for, we just call them labber or lobber:

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    One of my 30s coats, knit beret and knit gloves in traditional Norwegian pattern:

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  19. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Needles to say: woolen underwear are a definite "must" when a girl's wearing a skirt on a blizzard. lol

    And, Miss Slapstick:
    your coat is amazing. I love the gloves, too. My grandma used to knit something similar to all of us. :nod:
     
  20. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage A-List Customer

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    That is so funny.
    One day it was so cold out my co-worker was very worried I was going to freeze to death walking out in the snow and cold wearing a cotton dress. I had to explain and reasure her I would be fine walking out in the freezing cold weather wearing my "thin" dress and "thin" coat since I had extra layers that did not add bulk. She had no idea how many layers I had on to keep me warm as a bunny. When I told her she turned red. :)

    Great winter outfit Miss Slapstick. I wish more shops sold mittens, they are the hardest gloves to find.

    I'm always on the look out for some good strong winter boots since I walk around a lot and walking through thick piles of snow put a lot for ware and tare on my boots plus I have flat feet and its a pain finding a good vintage style boot with arch support.

    I should start wearing my fur collars more often but scared someone will want to attack my fur. Since I live in a very urban part of the city.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013

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