Have you ever found the perfect dress but wished it had sleeves? Or have you got a favourite vest top you’d love to wear when the weather gets colder? Maybe you have tonnes of clothes in your wardrobe that are redundant for 80% of the year because they’re only practical to wear during the hottest months. Well help is at hand and you can now repurpose your wardrobe with the simple but genius idea that is Wingz.
Wingz* is basically an accessory that you can wear under any garment to give it sleeves. Available in a variety of designs, colours and lengths you simply slip the Wingz over your head and your arms though the sleeves. The stretchy band sits just under your bra-line and is otherwise invisible, creating no bulk, but adding sleeves to your outfit.
It may sound a little gimmicky, as one
troll person on my Instagram photo seemed to think who as a supposed ‘expert’ on fashion made himself quite vocal about the fact women should just chose appropriate clothing in the first place, but until you’ve found yourself in the position where you’ve wanted a dress or top to have sleeves then you won’t appreciate just how brilliant this concept is! Whether you’ve lost a lot of weight and have excess skin, have scarring or tattoos you’d like to cover, or even if you prefer to cover your shoulders for religious reasons, Wingz makes it possible, in fact I had a dozens of women respond to this guy saying just what a great idea this was.
Just one pair of Wingz can be worn with so many different outfits, making your wardrobe go further and last you through more than just one season. Unlike a t-shirt Wingz are also small enough to scrunch up and pop into your handbag should the weather change and you want to cover up.
I was sent the White 1/2 Sleeve Super Thin Viscose Stretch Wingz to try which retail at £9, so as you can see they are an affordable option to update your wardrobe. Being 100% viscose the Wingz are easy to wash and quick to dry and I found they wore well with no bobbling. The only downside is that I found the sleeves on the size 0 (UK dress size 6 – 10) didn’t fit as close as I’d like. I’m a dress size 10 so anyone with thinner upper arms than mine would possibly find the sleeves a little too loose, especially if planning to wear them under a very close fitting t-shirt or vest top.
Wingz are a great idea so before you throw out all your vest tops or give up on that beautiful but sleeveless dress you’ve just fallen in love with, why not check out the Wingz website first?
Are Wingz something you would consider buying? I’d love to hear what you think!