Link me your best jumpers!

(32 Posts)
lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 08:17:49

I want to buy my sister a jumper for Xmas. She's a total fabric snob, total snob, and will only wear natural fabrics. However, she is not a label snob. So I can buy in any shop, as long as it's decent quality and natural fabric. I would love to buy this weekend, with all the sales, preferably over t'interweb.
She's hourglass 14, auburn hair, blue eyes, sallow skin. (Yes she's fab). Budget up to £80.

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 08:54:02

What do you think of this? Think it might suit her colouring. She will wear it with her jeans.

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:00:19

Awful Poor styling but nice blazer for me. Oops must not get distracted must not get distracted.

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:09:44

Anyone know what these merino jumpers are like?

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:13:52

Or Gap cashmere? colours aren't great.

gaggiagirl Sat 30-Nov-13 09:20:11

Im off to gap today I shall fondle fabric on your behalf!

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:20:29
lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:21:05

Oh thank you gaggia!

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:23:07

All the jumpers I link are plain, cos that's what she likes, and it suits her. Throws on a jumper and jeans and looks as good as if she were all dressed up. How is that. Doesn't work for me.

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:27:31
gaggiagirl Sat 30-Nov-13 09:27:51

the gap colours are a bit bon marche aren't they?. I think a deeper jewel colour would be much more flattering on your sis.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 30-Nov-13 09:34:11
lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:35:36

White Company. I always think the white company clothes colours are not great except for blondes and blue eyed folk. Am I wrong? Shame cos my sister would like them.

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:37:52

Yes you are right gaggia. Crayola crayon box colours are fab on my sister. I have a DD with similar colouring, god she's gorgeous. grin <not at all biased>

Thanks, will look at Woolovers now.

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:39:05

Oh the Woolovers are fab! Thanks!

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:49:04

Doesn't cashmere and merino hoodie immediately conjure up cosy warm feelings?

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Nov-13 09:49:50

I am a fabric snob too. I love Gap knitwear, also Lands End and Celtic & Co ( used to be Celtic Sheepskin, but they have branched out into clothes too).

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 09:54:30

Thank you! Have an email in my inbox from Land's End 30% off. Will look. Am off to do supermarket shop, am late because I got completely absorbed in my own thread grin

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Nov-13 09:55:09

I have had a lot of quality issues with Woolovers. The lambswool bobbles v quickly and the cashmere-merino mix bursts into holes. This has happened with several jumpers over several years.

neunundneunzigluftballons Sat 30-Nov-13 09:59:53

Does your sister wear jumpers like this a lot? I only ask because I am similar build and I was looking through the thread for salvation but over the years I have tried similar style jumpers to the ones shown and they make me look very fat. In fairness it is not the jumpers fault ........

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 10:02:57

Oh no, that's a shame about Woolovers. They look like good quality at a very good price. Too good to be true maybe? The kids have Land'sEnd winter jackets, excellent quality, will check them out later. Celtic sheepskin too.

Yes yes I'll go to the supermarket now. Well I'll get dressed and go blush Desperately inefficient morning.

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 10:06:07

Yes, neunund, she wears jumpers all the time. And I agree, she might look fantastic in other clothes, but she has zero interest in fashion, and a massive interest in staying warm. A shapely not-too-fitted jumper suits her. She's so long dressing like this that she looks wrong in other clothes!

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 30-Nov-13 10:58:48

Just realised she's an hourglass. Could you perhaps gently encourage her to branch out with a much more flattering cropped cardi?
I'm also an hourglass, and tbh the only jumpers I can bear are soft and drapey/clingy or shortish and fitted. Boxy crews just disguise the slimmest part (the waist), and make me look portly and shapeless.
It's the figure shape often aspired to but rarely exists naturally - seems a shame to disguise it!

lurkingaround Sat 30-Nov-13 13:37:14

Indeed I could encourage her, Shotgun but it ain't gonna happen. I have spent years encouraging. She just feels uncomfortable and wrong in other clothes. And somehow or other her look is her. Softly fitted is as good as it gets.

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Nov-13 14:39:38

30% off at Celtic with KNIT30

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