Adam: "I don't believe in fashion martyrdom; you won't look good unless you can move and breathe, and jersey is just too comfortable to pass up. Newly revived double knits give the look without the drape, so they're not so revealing (and can be tailored like woven material). If you want thinner jersey, look for pieces that are ruched, draped, or tied to camouflage bulges. And the latest Lycra-packed underpinnings control without cruelty."
More structured than slinky: Wrinkle-free double-knit wool suits yoga instructor Val Dorfman Allen, 50.
Jacket, skirt, and shirt, all Charles Nolan. Necklace, M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza. Clutch, Nancy Gonzalez. Tights, Wolford. Shoes, Manolo Blahnik.
This go-to day dress in wool jersey (Diane von Furstenberg) has a cowl neckline that draws the focus up, downplaying curvy thighs like those of actress Michelle Griffin, 30s.
Ring, Megan Odabash. Bracelets, Ippolita and Ten Thousand Things. Tights, Spanx. Boots, Cole Haan.
Smoothing the way: See 4 undergarments that will make you look sleek in jersey!