where do you buy your vests?

(29 Posts)
foxysocks Wed 20-Feb-13 14:43:22

I'm pretty tall (5'9) and have a hard time finding layering vests that are long enough and wash well. any recs?

have had some success in H&M but am willing to pay a bit more if they last and fit well. primark aren't long enough for me. I like a high cotton content but haven't got on well with 100% cotton as they tend to bag too much during the day (grrr malene birger, am looking at you).

i just want basic colours - charcoal, black, white ideally. poss blush too.


foxysocks Thu 21-Feb-13 17:33:02

ooo the hush ones look GREAT. thanks coraltoes

JumpHerWho Thu 21-Feb-13 15:58:42

Another one to try is Mamas and Papas, I got a couple when pregnant and they are fab so I still wear them! Cotton/Elastane, long, thick and stretchy. I really rate them and they're not often mentioned on here but the vests and other jersey basics are fab. They don't have ruching or anything so fine without a bump smile vests are about £18 but frequently go 50% off.

coraltoes Thu 21-Feb-13 14:30:27


JambalayaCodfishPie Thu 21-Feb-13 14:24:02

I can't see the Sainsburys ones online, is it in the store only?

TomDudgeon Thu 21-Feb-13 13:52:47

Another for sainsburys
I'm 5 11 and they fit well and wash well
You do do have to make sure you get the long ones though

coraltoes Thu 21-Feb-13 13:52:14

Stop stop stop!!! Try Hush, they do a longer length vest for layering...it is AMAZING

foxysocks Thu 21-Feb-13 13:37:55

haha callisto! tbh in this weather I enjoy them as much for the thermal properties as the layering look.

right, am going to order some from espirit and see how I get on. ALL online retailers should do free delivery and free returns, tis the Right and Proper way.

Esprit online do free returns smile

Callisto Thu 21-Feb-13 12:55:19

Thought you were going to be talking about hideous thermal granny vests and I was about to jump in with 'shockshock YOU WEAR VESTS??? OMG HOW OLD ARE YOU???'

Layering vests I have are from French Connection (long and v stretchy) and Next (basic and cheap but ok quality).

MrsMarigold Thu 21-Feb-13 11:36:45

I've gone for gap maternity vests even though no longer pregnant they are long.

Theweek Thu 21-Feb-13 11:28:15

Hmmm.... Did I dream about the long version, it isn't there now. Sorry!

JambalayaCodfishPie Thu 21-Feb-13 11:23:41

Have you washed them yet Jolie? I usually find you can tell a true Primark bargain after the first wash! gringrin

joliejolie Thu 21-Feb-13 11:20:20

I second Primark...they are very long. Bought a few the other day that cover my bum when pulled down. Great quality too, considering they are £2.50!

caffeinated Thu 21-Feb-13 09:55:08

Sainsbury ones are really good quality.

foxysocks Thu 21-Feb-13 09:33:44

thanks everyone, lots of suggestions for me to look through!

the espirit ones look good, I might try to go and try some on this weekend

i can't find the baukjen extra long ones, theweek, only standard length which I don't think will be long enough for me? can you find them on their website, am I being dim?

I found these which look the perfect shape but the material is putting me off - 95% viscose is surely going to be too sweaty for summer?


thanks again everyone, appreciate the advice

JeffFaFa Thu 21-Feb-13 09:27:31

Having this problem too, im 5'6 but obviously long bodied, i bought H&M ones and they were rubbish not long enough and thin material, i bought one from river island long and covered bum but after wearing half an hour the neckline dropped to below my chest! think i will try matalans next

Theweek Thu 21-Feb-13 08:58:18

Baukjen. Viscose and elastane so not cotton but the basic length is longish- I am 5"6ish. They do have an extra long also. Wash brilliantly, don't bag or ride up. Love them.

JambalayaCodfishPie Thu 21-Feb-13 08:56:17

I bought mine when longline vests were in a few summers ago. I bought about ten and looked after then. They're not longline on me. grin

Next do vests in their tall range which is for 5ft10 and over?

lurkingfromhome Thu 21-Feb-13 08:51:47

I really rate the Miss Selfridge ones too (2 for £12). They're really great for layering as they're so long, but as binks says, go one size down as the ribbing makes them pretty stretchy.

sweetheart Wed 20-Feb-13 23:12:13

I've tried various ones and always go back to H&M, they wash and wear so well you just can't beat them IMO

brockthebadger Wed 20-Feb-13 22:48:33

Sainsburys. They can almost come down to my knees with a little help. I am 5ft 3 ....... Cheap as chips and good quality, I was most surprised. I buy some every time I'm in a big Sainsburys. Luckily don't have one near enough for grocery shopping .......

mewkins Wed 20-Feb-13 21:51:12

I second esprit.co.uk
The basic long vests are 12 quid and come in a variety of colours. small amount of elastane to keep shape. I wear one most days.

freddiefrog Wed 20-Feb-13 19:16:33

I got some long ones in Matalan

I'm about 5ft 6 and they come just past my bum



Goober Wed 20-Feb-13 18:48:48

I am 5 ft 10, I get mine from Primark.

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