Twelve Ways

Twelve Ways

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There really are 12 ways you can wear this particular item of clothing, and probably more if you are especially inventive.

Twelve Ways is the name of the item and the Canadian company which invented it. They call it the most versatile piece of clothing you will ever find, and it is certainly an ideal piece to have in your travel wardrobe.

At $85, and available in a variety of colours, it has zips and draw strings that create a ruched effect, and can be worn as a top, a skirt, a dress, and accessorised up or down as you choose. By adjusting the different parts you can make things longer or shorter, open them up for a split seam effect, and generally run the full gamut from smart to slinky.

Best of all, the polyester/spandex fabric doesn’t wrinkle, packs really small, and is easily hand washed in cold water in a hotel sink. Following a visit by daughter #2, I no longer seem to have one of these in my collection of travel clothing. Looks like I shall be ordering another very soon.