I’m pretty sure I’ve shared this story before but I’ll share again. I first discovered the wYse lifestyle label via a photo of one of my relatives in g-string underwear.
While this story sounds very much not G rated (pun very much intended!), it is. This particular relative was a model for wYse and her well-toned bottom featured on the swing tags of all the underwear produced by the label at the time.
That was 18 years ago when wYse established itself as an underwear label and become known as the makers of comfortable g-strings. I know, I know. It’s a divisive concept – comfort plus g-string. You’re either on board or not.
Don’t panic. You won’t find a model and me g-string scenario any time soon on this blog. I’ll save from that.
wYse has grown to be a lifestyle label offering wearable outer-wear pieces in a natural modal fabric.
For me, the label fits the same wardrobe category as Metalicus and Mela Purdie. They are reliable, timeless pieces that will always be there for you. They require minimal care effort yet help make you feel effortlessly and stylishly comfortable.
I’m often asked for recommendations on which leggings to buy. My wYse leggings are still the very best that I’ve ever worn. My original pair is now about four years old and still looks as good as the day they were first bought. The black has not faded and the fabric has not pilled. That’s very much worth the initial investment in my books. My hot tip when buying legggings is to buy down one or two sizes – and this is what I did with my wYse ones.
I’m featuring a maxi dress from wYse’s autumn-winter 2014 collection. The modal fabric skims the body and it’s an absolute joy to wear.
wYse maxi dress $195 @ Hard to Find
The modal is a breathable fabric, it’s not thick but generally skims the body. I find if I wear seamless underwear, lumps and bumps are not highlighted in a way I’d prefer them not highlighted.
If you wanted more support and skim-ability, wear a long slip dress underneath.
Like my summer maxi dresses, I find they are more flattering and less overwhelming on me if I knot one side of the hem. Showing a bit of ankle helps to balance out proportions.
On a cooler day, I’d layer over this a long-line cardi or a cropped denim jacket. On a really cold day, there would be tights underneath as well.
This is actually a really great style to wear while travelling. The fabric feels like you’re wearing pyjamas. That’s always a winner in my books.
As far as colour goes, this is one of my fave colours for AW14. It’s very similar to the Metalicus tunic I featured recently. This dress is also available in a port/wine colour.
A quick note on the boots. I’m loving a nude boot at the moment. Particularly as an ankle boot. Just like a nude summer shoe, it’s a great way to extend the leg and is also a good balance out for blonde hair. Love the detailing and hardware on these Zoe Kratzmann ones too.
Have you got any wYse pieces in your wardrobe? Embrace a maxi dress for an autumn/winter wardrobe alternative?
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration