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Are knit twist tops *finally* over?
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Date: 2/26/11 7:07 PM

I only made the "famous" twist top once (I used Simplicity 4076, and I didn't use stretchy enough fabric, so it was kind of a wadder. (I think there might have been Jalie twist top that was "famous" on PR...)

Was thinking about making it up again using the correct fabric, but I haven't seen a lot of twist front/knot front tops lately...I just did a search on Nordstrom's and shopstyle.com - of course my search terms could be off.

I'm not suggesting people should go toss out their old twist tops, but just wondering if that look is not quite as current anymore?

Thanks!

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Date: 2/26/11 11:14 PM

Curious about this myself....

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Date: 2/26/11 11:48 PM

i sure hope so, I never liked that style.

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Date: 2/27/11 0:10 AM

Hey, I like that style!!! It's not over if it looks good on you, right?

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Date: 2/27/11 1:58 AM

Are knit twist tops finally over? They must be, I have the fabric, and the pattern, waiting for me to make up.

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Date: 2/27/11 2:51 AM

I don't think this is something to fret about, unless you live/work in a very trendoid region or are employed in the fashion business.

How many women in your circle have worn twist tops in the last few years? A lot of them? If not, make your twist tops in modest quantities and wear them in peace.

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Date: 2/27/11 10:56 AM

If its a style you like that looks good on you then wear it. Flattering clothing that makes you look and feel good is never out of style.

For myself, I'm glad to see waistlines approaching the actual waist again because that style came in just as I finished up my childbearing so my new, non-maternity clothes ended up looking pretty much like my maternity clothes.

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Date: 2/27/11 12:19 PM

petro - haha - I figured they must be "over" because I was finally ready to make them! lol

Thanks for the responses, ladies. It's certainly not something I "fret" about - but if I'm going to spend the time, effort and fabric in making something, it may as well be on trend, or at least current. To me, it doesn't make any sense to slave over a garment if the majority are going to think it's "dated." (imo, of course)

I suppose also, that because I _don't_ follow trends that closely, I'm always a bit tickled when I manage to put together a "happening right now" look. It's fun!

Thanks again for the feedback!

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Date: 2/27/11 12:32 PM

Interesting question I have also thought about. I made my first twist top two summers ago and was surprised to note how long before that they had been popular. Since the twist followed the plain scoop neck and scoop necks are still around ( albeit with some embellishments), twists are here to stay for a while longer. Personally I find the style flattering and they appear more difficult to make than they actually are.

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Date: 2/27/11 12:39 PM

I'm kind of wondering if they have evolved into a slightly different embellishment...more draping perhaps?

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