Yea or Nay: Scuba Knit

How is everyone’s week going? I was exhausted at work yesterday. I guess traveling cross country for a weekend will do that to you! Luckily, it’s already Wednesday!

It’s been a while since I’ve added to my Yea or Nay series so I thought I would write one up today based on the scuba knit skirt I wore yesterday to work. I feel like scuba knit has been around for a while, but I’ve only heard people really talking about it recently.

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Top: JCrew Factory
Skirt: Apt. 9 via Kohls
Shoes: Chinese Laundry via DSW
Watch: Anne Klein

After doing some research online, I found out that scuba knit is often compared to ponte because they’re both double knit fabrics, but I think that’s where the similarities end. Ponte, to me at least, always feels like a very good quality, thick fabric. Not to say that scuba knit isn’t good material, but it doesn’t have that thick weight to it. On the contrary, this skirt I wore is very lightweight and thin and has a bit of a shiny quality to it. Understandably then, it’s often compared also to neoprene which is a synthetic material resembling rubber. The material is thin, stretchy, and smooth. I have no idea if this is true or not, but I can imagine it being called scuba knit because that’s what I imagine a wet suit’s material to be like. 

Originally, I had my tee tucked into my skirt, which of course gave it a much more sophisticated look. Untucked gives a more casual look. However, after eating to my heart’s desire all weekend while I was away, I was not feeling the tucked in look. I needed to be able to breathe! Can anyone relate?

So what are your thoughts on scuba knit? I love the look and feel of it in this midi pencil skirt.

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