About a week ago something cool came in the post, Wingz. Nope it isn’t a ladies hygiene product or a travel company. Wingz are sleeves without tops, a pair of sleeves you pop on under a dress or top that is short sleeved or sleeveless. The sleeves themselves come in a few options from plain black or white jersery, delicate chiffon, lace or wild prints.
If you are like me you dress according to mood and not seasons. I don’t have different “wardrobes” or store my Summer things away until after Spring. If I like it, I wear it. This is why I’ve decided I love Wingz – rather than shivering stubbornly and refusing to get changed I can wear these genius little things under my dresses. Why did I not know about these sooner! My problem now is knowing the words to use, is it a pair of Wingz, like with trousers, or perhaps a set, or is it not a plural at all? I’m going with pairs though as A Wingz just sounds wrong to me.
Once you get past how to say it you will quite possibly want to buy a few more pairs. I have been kindly sent Wingz in pale grey* and darker grey* chiffon, both of which are priced at £15.99. Of course black or white are going to be the most popular, I decided to go for something a bit different. Greys will blend in as well as black or white with most outfits whether bright or not. I avoided the patterned options just because I have a lot of patterns in my wardrobe already and I don’t have to worry about clashing patterns making others sea sick.
I’m not just saying this to make Wingz happy (I would tell you if I didn’t like them) but I am going to buy these ones in white lace next time I’ve got some spare cash. What can I say, it’s January… my purse is all receipts and no dosh.
If you are thinking “hmmmm, £16 for just some sleeves not even a top, they saw you coming love” think again. If you choose colours or styles that match the clothes you already have you’ve just increased your wardrobe. A beach dress quickly can become an evening dress with Wingz and tights -“Beach to Bar” as shops might say. This is the best thing you’ll ever pack on a hand luggage only holiday. I’ve even shoved the Wingz I have in my handbag in case the gloriously unpredictable British weather changes it’s mind half way through the day – just nip in to a toilet and pop them on – Ta Dah! Stylishly less cold. Better than a cardigan as you’re not hiding that favourite top or dress.
The important bit, they are machine washable. Gimme. All. The. Wingz. Already. Are you reading this
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So how do Wingz work?
Disclosure : Wingz gifted me the grey products as above for the purpose of this review but my words reflect my honest opinions. I have not been paid to write this. Photography by my son Dee.