Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ready, Set, Godet! [ModLife]

Ready, Set, Godet!: "

If Duke Ellington’s croon, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” is to be believed, a garment is zilch with out a few godets. These triangular fabric insets—which can be of the same or different material as the whole of a garment, depending on the desired effect—give a skirt the liveliest swing possible. Commonly placed midway down a skirt or near its bottom, godets create a shape that melts over the hips before flaring out with increasing vehemence. And, with the freedom of movement provided by these insets, a gal can swing or salsa or shimmy the night away in perfect ease!

The Betsey Johnson Repeated Success Dress above and the Wrapped Around Your Finger Dress are two prime examples of dresses that are on the ‘godet!’

Is this a new term for your mental dictionary, or has “godet” always been a go-to term for you?


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