Monday, April 9, 2012
Lets bring back: the white pantsuit
Nancy Perry Parsons, of Oklahoma, writes: "My mom, Donna Perry, always had a striking appearance – dramatic but never pretentious. Her clothes were timeless, and she taught me how to build a wardrobe of good quality classics and build them out with less expensive, trendier items. Her go-to wardrobe was a black turtleneck, black pencil skirt or slacks, and a gorgeous jacket. There were boxy shantung toppers in the 60s, knee-length brocade vests in the 70s, and bright shoulder-padded blazers in the 80s, always revolving.My favorite photo of her marks a departure, though. Visiting our cousins in the summer of 1972, she wore a white double-breasted pantsuit. Just sitting and relaxing, she’s regal and effortless all at once....That’s me in the pink dress, distracted as usual."