|Jean Simmons in a classic 50s twinset.|
|Lana Turner in a fancy but dated twinset|
In the 1960s however, the ubiquitous twinset lost ground to the newly emerging mod fashions. Though still popular and a standard in many wardrobes, it became more a marker of conservatism than a hot fashion item and tended to be worn by the middle-aged, the unadventurous and children, who's standard outfit in the 60s was often a bottle green twinset and red tartan skirt.
Once twinsets got old enough to be retro they made a mild comeback, though in some wardrobes, mainly the elderly, they never disappeared. Love them or hate them, twinsets are a modern classic and funked up with a tight skirt and chunky necklace, they can look as fashion-hot as they did in the 50s.
|Chanel style twinset from The Yard. Pattern available from Amazon|