Wanting to reinvent my my look to be drapey and expensive (looking!).

(33 Posts)
foxinthebox Sat 23-Aug-14 17:23:51

Soft jersey, cashmere kind of thing. Boyfriend jumper, skinny jeans occasionally. I'm 42, not small, a 14-16 but am in the middle of a successful so far diet to get to 12. Good legs, apocalyptic stomach.

Any idea of shops to go to? For some reason i'm thinking Scandi stuff too. A little quirky. I want to go into middle age with some style. Please help?!

Greengardenpixie Sat 23-Aug-14 17:32:27

Try toast, poetry, Wrap london??? Massimo Dutti, Cos.. All online. Not sure about scandi stuff...there is always Gudrun sjoden but you need to choose selectively. They do a lagen look. [ layers ] They have beautiful prints. As for cashmere..its not my thing really. I have kids with sticky fingers!

msfreud Sat 23-Aug-14 18:10:52

Wrap London, Hush, some Uniqlo. TK Maxx often has knitwear in this style but it's obviously very hit & miss with stock changing constantly.

foxinthebox Sat 23-Aug-14 18:11:55

Not heard of Wrap London, Cos nor gudrun sjoden. So i will go and have a gander.. Thank you!

foxinthebox Sat 23-Aug-14 18:12:51

Or poetry and hush. Have i become square!

foxinthebox Sat 23-Aug-14 18:28:28

Hush! Oh Hush! I am flexing my cc...

This is fabulous, thank you.

LadySybilLikesCake Sat 23-Aug-14 18:30:14

There's threads on here about Hush and they all say the quality aint good sad

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Sat 23-Aug-14 18:40:34

Try me and em. They're all about soft and drapey jersey!

FabULouse Sat 23-Aug-14 19:00:32

Fenn Wright Manson
Nougat
Mint Velvet
French Connection
The occasional top from Phase Eight

babybarrister Sat 23-Aug-14 20:58:36

Ave a look at shop at Anna - good sales too ....

Shockers Sat 23-Aug-14 21:07:31

The White Company have great drapey jumpers.

Phase Eight have some good stuff too.

Pickering Sun 24-Aug-14 08:49:15

Really interested in this too and will take a good look later at these sites. Thanks OP for asking smile

I watch Yong Kim fashion sometimes on QVC (only because Ingrid Tarrant presents the line) She raves about it being soo comfortable, Dress Up/Dress Down.

But it looks like she's put a wrinkled bag on and covered it with a even more wrinkled tablecover. It's not flattering (and it ain't cheap )

Definately try Uniqlo (though the sizes are a bit unflattering. I'm a 14-16 top half and got some T-Shirts in large, jacket in X-L . But only I see the label )

TwoInTheMourning Sun 24-Aug-14 09:06:22

I want to re invent myself to pull off soft layers too and look chic and expensive without looking like I've tried to hard. Try Jigsaw too.

callamia Sun 24-Aug-14 09:13:53

Cos for sure, white company cashmere is ok (gap cashmere is also good for the price), I've just discovered how lovely and soft French connection jeans can be too. I wasn't expecting them to be. Jigsaw also has some good jersey pieces that aren't quite as expensive as their other stuff.

CountBapula Sun 24-Aug-14 09:19:46

I find the quality of Hush absolutely fine. Definitely the best label for this kind of look. Baukjen also good but £££. I used to buy a fair bit from Wrap London (before I discovered Hush) but it's incredibly expensive for what it is and I found the quality variable.

Try having a browse round Atterley Road for Scandi labels.

foxinthebox Sun 24-Aug-14 16:29:30

Wrap London and Hush order made. Getting bang on trend, me. Thanks so much for all the recommendations!

FabULouse Sun 24-Aug-14 16:51:08

A few things from Great Plains

Esprit v good for drapey cardis which look great with slouchy t, skinnies and ankle boots

MilliCariad Sun 24-Aug-14 17:26:41

Fox have a look at Sandwich Clothing. They are from the Netherlands and do lovely drapey clothes which are fashionable too.

Jackpot is another Danish brand that is lovely and Part Two Clothing, again Danish.

Sahara is a London based company but does the drapey look very very well but is very expensive.

MilliCariad Sun 24-Aug-14 17:29:00
FrancesHB Sun 24-Aug-14 17:33:58

La Redoute do fantastic drapey cashmere mix for not much ££. Otherwise another vote for Hush. And don't forget M&S but they often miss the mark slightly.

lovingmatleave Sun 24-Aug-14 17:46:05

Add Inwear clothing to the lists above. Think they are from one of the scandi countries.

www.inwear.com/gb/

MilliCariad Sun 24-Aug-14 17:48:42

Loving "Inwear" and "Truly" are both Part Two makes. I love them for their masculine tailoring but with a very feminine edge and clean lines.

MilliCariad Sun 24-Aug-14 17:59:27

My mistake. Very sorry loving of course "Inwear" are not Part Two. I was thinking of the wrong thing.

Sweetasstevia Sun 24-Aug-14 18:04:29

Have you tried Baukjen - they do expensive lookingJersey clothing and they have some good sale items ATM - I particularly like this: http://www.baukjen.com/uk/m/baukjen-sale/dresses-sale/paola-knit-dress-iris-blue-melange.htm

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