Ladies' twinset staples: versatile wardrobe pieces taking you from work to play in style
This versatile garment will take you from day to dinner in style. Women's twinsets are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Create a sophisticated ensemble for an evening out or dress down for a laid-back weekend look. This is a staple piece for any fashion-conscious woman.
What is now thought to be a key tenet of feminine British elegance caused quite a stir when it was first designed in the 1930s: the twinset. This versatile two-piece set was an instant success—and it’s no wonder. With a twinset, you are always suitably and elegantly dressed. These stylish all-rounders can be casual, sporty or glamourous—just like the women who wear them.
When timeless British elegance meets contemporary fashion, ladies’ twinsets are centre stage. These timeless classics look the part at every occasion, and can be styled to suit women of all ages. What‘s more, the beloved knitwear is a transitional treasure, as both garments can be worn separately too. The range of ladies’ twinsets at MONA perfectly represents our mission to give you premium quality, superb designs and a perfect fit.
You can’t go wrong with a twinset, no matter the occasion—and a top and cardigan twinset is always a stylish option. Style it casually with jeans, trainers and a backpack when off duty, or with a pencil skirt, black court shoes and an elegant handbag on formal occasions. This fashionable duo is always an impressively feminine combination. Since both garments of a twinset can be worn separately they can of course also be paired with other items in your wardrobe.
The secret of harmony
What makes twinsets so timelessly stylish, yet keeps them going with a contemporary twist? A twinset is an ensemble consisting of a jumper or cardigan and a blouse or top. Both garments are perfectly matched in material and colours, so the separate pieces complement each other perfectly.
Knitted women’s twinsets are often tailored to a form-fitting silhouette and cut to graze the hips. In most cases, the cardigan is slightly longer than the top underneath, to prevent these garments from peeking out at the hem. The top usually has a round neckline with the cardigan featuring a V-neckline to show the garment underneath. They are often crafted from a fine knit fabric, using premium quality yarns. Colours are often muted and patterns are usually understated. However, contemporary twinsets are beginning to set new standards, in bold colours and innovative designs. In the MONA collection, you can expect to find classic twinsets as well as vibrant and contemporary styles.
At MONA, twinsets come in a wide range of different styles to suit each woman’s personal style. Design, fabric and cut all contribute to their overall effect.
Casual women’s twinsets
For a casual look, a twinset should combine elegance and sporty chic. A casual twinset allows you to appear entirely at ease, but still put together with a little polish. The knit should be fine, and one of the garments may be patterned for a little extra flair. Casual twinsets can be crafted from cotton or a cotton-blend fabric. Casual twinsets pair perfectly with jeans and trainers, or cropped trousers and moccasins or ballet pumps.
Elegant twinsets for ladies
Elegant twinsets were immortalised by elegant movie stars like Audrey Hepburn. Opt for a form-fitting cut with a round neck in a soft block colours. The fabric should be of the highest quality—such as cashmere or Pima cotton—to exude classic elegance. Such an ensemble is complemented by pleated trousers, a pencil skirt or a pleated skirt and court shoes—then you’ll be perfectly dressed for formal occasions.
A match made in heaven
Not all twinsets are knitted: for a contemporary twist on the classic, opt for eye-catching patterns or unique embellishments, and deep necklines or on-trend cuts. The cardigan should fall to the middle of your thighs, and come in a relaxed cut for a sleek and flattering fit. For a modern twist, you could also choose bold colours or unconventional materials like velvet. These striking twinsets look good with jeans, leggings and women’s trousers alike.
To properly maintain the beauty of your twinset, you should first read the washing instructions on the label. Not all materials need washing, and some may require dry cleaning.
Twinsets made from cotton and cotton-blend fabrics may go into the washing machine, but check the care label for the maximum temperature—and you can never go wrong with the delicate cycle.
Wool has a self-cleaning effect. The fibres don’t absorb dirt or odours, especially premium wool like cashmere or virgin wool. These garments can simply be hung out to air. If the twinset needs to be cleaned, it should be washed on the wool or delicate cycle with a mild detergent.
Whenever you wash your twinset, do so inside out. Fine knit fabrics benefit from the additional protection of a laundry net.
To dry your twinset, spread it out flat on a towel.
Browsing our collections to find your perfect twinset should be a delight. From the first click to the final checkout at MONA, we strive to give you a smooth shopping experience. Feel free to contact our friendly customer service with any questions you might have, and complete your purchase comfortably by paying with PayPal or a UK debit or credit card (VISA and MasterCard only)— your stylish twinset will be with you in no time at all.
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