Today, I received my Asquith order which I am going to use during the annual Pilates on Tour conference this weekend, organised by Balanced Body
I ordered CAPRI PANTS NAVY, CROP PANTS NAVY, SLEEVELESS BOATNECK WITH FITTED BRA NAVY and BOX T SOFT GREY AND WHITE TOP.
Can you tell what kind of wardrobe I have?? It’s all dark!
It’s a lovely and hot today so the first thing that struck me was how smooth and cool the material felt when I tried it on. Secondly, how gorgeous is that navy shade?! The picture doesn’t show it well.
On trial I realised the Capri Pants were made of soft cotton fabric while the Crop Pants felt much thicker and therefore kept everything together better (although the description states they are made of this same organic cotton). The third trousers, which I purchased previously, long with a tie at the bottom, are the softest and made of bamboo fabric, these tend to show most on a voluptuous person like me, which personally suits me least so the cropped and capri pants are a winner on both counts for me.
The navy fitted top is fabulous! Flattering seams on the sides of the waist, bra support, perfect length covering the belly and the hips. This is really an excellent piece and I intend to order it in different colours as well. Similar piece in the ‘supportive’ range is a camisole with fitted bra, also very comfy.
Asquith produced a very clever piece called the tube (like a mini skirt or a long fold over) which can be worn in various ways but mostly over the capri pants or normal length trousers. I like it very much but the colour choice doesn’t include any darks, which is the only one I would pick for it. I am hoping that maybe it will become available soon.
To contrast all that navy I bought a light, wavy top (Box T), two tone which is luxuriously soft and lovely to wear but unless you intend to draw a lot and a lot of attention it must be worn over another top, as it is practically see through.
I think Asquith clothing are making a great progress designing pieces that are now suitable for Pilates and yoga teachers alike. Great stuff!
In the near future we will publish couple of blogs about the history of Asquith Clothing and the woman behind it, Alice Asquith; the second blog will be on types of fabrics she uses to create her lines.
Right now, you have a chance to have your say: what would you like Asquith to do so their range will be your number one choice of leisure and Pilates wear?
Me? Thank you for asking I would like to see some thumb holes in long sleeve tops, 3/4 sleeve simple tees and a choice of trousers length !
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