If you have not heard of this fabulous fabric, this post should help give you a little insight on ponte. (pon-tee)
Two years ago I found a great black pencil skirt by BCBG at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I was quite enamored with it because immediately I noticed there was some “give”. I could actually move and sit comfortably in a pencil skirt. It became a favorite.
Here is one current available option in ponte. This skirt is awesome and comes in a variety of colors.
Shortly thereafter I found those Michael Kors pants that I’ve raved about over and over. They’re still available.
NYDJ has some great options as well.
So what exactly is ponte? It’s a combination of RAYON, POLYESTER and SPANDEX. For all of you out there who love natural fabrics,you may want to click off of this post right now. Hear me out. Ponte holds its shape because the fabric is tightly woven. It travels well, doesn’t fade and is super comfortable. For some, it may feel too “polyesterish”. I get that. It’s been a lifesaver for me when I put on a few extra pounds. I’ve recommended it to many clients as well. I consider it to be chic polyester!
This fall, CABI (Carol Anderson by Invitation) has more ponte garments than ever. If you are not familiar with CABI, you should be able to find a consultant close to you on their site. If you are local, I can direct you. Note the last photo is a boot cut pant–and you don’t see this cut in ponte very often. It’s the best pair of pants!
Now that you’re in the know, the next time you are out shopping, ask the salesperson to direct you to PONTE. Most things will NOT be marked ponte knit per se, you need to look at the fabric content: Rayon, Polyester and Spandex.
If you own something or have tried on this great fabric, I would love to hear from you. What do you think?