Try warm-up suit for stylish ease

May 21, 1998|By Elsa Klensch | Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate

I am a 29-year-old lawyer working in New York City. I recently joined a health club and started working out every day in hope of finding "Ms. Right."

While I have no problem dressing for the corporate world, I'm at a loss when it comes to dressing for the gym. I am uncomfortable in tight clothing and think baggy T-shirts and shorts are sloppy. What can I wear that is modern, stylish and comfortable?

A warm-up suit in a light fabric. Look for a jacket and pants with clean lines and a slim silhouette.

Nautica designer David Chu says the fabric is important.

"It should be a modern blend that allows the moisture to pass through so it keeps the wearer dry and comfortable. It should be light enough for layering but also sturdy enough to give a look that's athletic but not too revealing."

After a whirlwind courtship I'm marrying an Italian engineer in July. We will be wed in his family church in a small village near Florence.

I have seen photos of it, and it really is a dream. But now we've made all the plans I realize I haven't the slightest idea of what to wear for a Tuscan wedding. Italians are so fashion conscious I don't want to look out of place.

With such a romantic wedding in such a romantic setting, you must look as pretty as possible. Look for a classic A-line white dress with a mid-calf hemline. The style is flattering to all figures and suitable for both dressy and informal ceremonies.

Keep the fabric sheer and flowing -- chiffon, tulle, organza or delicate lace.

A nice touch would be to use wildflowers to decorate your hair or carry as a bouquet.

Send questions to Elsa Klensch, Los Angeles Times Syndicate, 218 S. Spring St., Los Angles Calif. 90012. Or she can be reached on the Internet at Agenx.net com.com.

Pub Date: 5/21/98

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