Fashions for winter getaways

STYLE FILE

January 18, 1998|By Jill Hudson | Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF

With the holidays over and spring still months away, it seems premature to think about shopping for warm-weather clothing. But the retail world is in the midst of its annual resort -- or cruise -- season, and resort clothes give us a chance to dream.

While we may not need a whole new wardrobe for a weekend getaway or a family cruise to the Caribbean, a quick vacation just wouldn't be the same without a few new things.

So, some suggestions.

First, a good straw hat. Milliner Eric Javits has a packable, rollable, waterproof chapeau that fits nicely into a sturdy, tightly woven straw sack. For a more formal occasion, Javits puts silk flowers along the brim of a cream topper.

As for swimsuits, God bless the person who created Lycra! Here, Pilpel's one-piece suit has a tummy control panel and some nice support in the bosom. The sleek, black Miraclesuit provides control in all the right places.

Shoes for resort wear fall into two camps -- comfy slip-ons in every hue for the pool and fancy footwear designed for looks only. If you're interested in the latter, try a pair of clear Barbie-doll wedgies.

One good black evening dress will take you from cocktails to dinner and dancing. The see-through knit number by Carol Horn DTC requires a nude slip or a lot of confidence.

One last thing: Don't forget to pack the sunscreen.

Pub Date: 1/18/98

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