Have any of you bought from Wool Lovers?

(15 Posts)
TwoInTheMourning Sun 24-Aug-14 12:38:16

Their prices seem so reasonable but something tells me their clothes might be frumpy? I also suspect their smallest size (S) will be large on me. I am a very petite (as in short) size 8/10. They charge for delivery and returns so I am reluctant to buy to try. What do you think?
www.woolovers.com/womens/cashmere-merino

AnathemaIsANiceNameForAGirl Sun 24-Aug-14 13:10:08

Well I have ordered seven things from Woolovers, and I loved four of them. One I sent back as it looked terrible on me (but it was a "unisex" item and my figure is very, erm, womanly, so maybe that's it) and two others I kept but shouldn't have as never wear them.

So hit and miss for me.

I love their cotton / silk mix fabric. Haven't tried the cashmere / merino.

Have had no issues with the quality.

Cereal0ffender Sun 24-Aug-14 13:10:57

Frumperama ime

MadisonMontgomery Sun 24-Aug-14 15:28:59

Depends what you buy - some of the things are hideously frumpy, but I've bought some jumpers from there & they are fab quality. Check the sizing though - the womens stuff seems to run true to size but unisex stuff is huge!

cloutiedumpling Sun 24-Aug-14 15:50:39

I bought a cardi recently. It seems very good quality for the price. The sizing seems quite generous so you may find a small a bit big for you.

KristinaM Sun 24-Aug-14 15:54:44

Dh has clothes from there are the quality is good

They give very detailed garment measurements so I'd do as they suggest and measure a well fitting jumper you own and compare

CointreauVersial Sun 24-Aug-14 15:57:55

I would describe it as "classic". But it is great quality and very good value. I have three Woolovers jumpers, and one in particular (Moss Stitch jumper in merino wool) I wore to death last winter.

So nothing cutting edge style-wise, but if you are after a basic cardi or a good quality jumper to wear with jeans I can certainly recommend them.

But if you are small avoid the unisex styles because they are massive. I have a Guernsey in XS and it is plenty roomy on me, and I'm 10/12.

ThePerfectNegroni Sun 24-Aug-14 16:06:56

I have a couple of their cashmere and merino blend items. They machine wash well but do bobble, however it's easily tidied up with a cheap bic razor.

Milmingebag Sun 24-Aug-14 17:27:10

The moss stitch jumper is a brilliant buy as are the cropped cardigans and cashmere/merino hoody. The hoody is sized quite small so you should be fine with that.

WitchWay Sun 24-Aug-14 18:01:37

I have several of their v-necked silk/cotton cardigans which I wear a lot. They wash well.

I'm size 10 & wear Small - quite close-fitting when button up

IScreamForIceCream Sun 24-Aug-14 18:05:48

I've just ordered an Aran cardie * from there, but it's not arrived yet. There was a free delivery offer and I succumbed. I suspect it might be vast.

* yes, I know that makes me sounds like and old fogey, but my house gets cooooollllllldddd and it's just for schlumphing about at home.

IScreamForIceCream Fri 29-Aug-14 10:36:12

My cardie is here, hurrah! It's certainly well made, and very very heavy. It's only a bit Nanna, but I will rock it all the same. And be very warm doing so.

I'd Def buy something else from there based on my purchase.

TwoInTheMourning Fri 29-Aug-14 14:16:52

That's great IScream. What size are you normally and what size did you order? Any chance of a photo?

IlonaRN Fri 29-Aug-14 17:36:51

I have two of the silk/cotton v-necked jumpers, and two of the silk/cotton vests. They're lovely, though I wish the straps of the vests were further apart, as they are nowhere near my bra straps.

I also have two of the cashmere/merino jumpers, which are brilliant. I can't say how they wash yet, as I've only just got them, but I have worn one of them to work this week, and it kept me toasty smile

I had ordered the cashmere/merino crew-necked cardigans too, but while they were lovely material and fabulous colours, they were far too wide in the body for me so I had to sent them back sad

My measurements are 33/27/37 (30E bust) and I have wide shoulders. I usually wear a size 8 (sometimes 10) elsewhere. The Woolovers size small is great for me for the vests and jumpers, but the cardigans are a lot wider.

They do have garment measurements on the website, so I recommend measuring a jumper you have that fits you well, then comparing to the measurements of the items you are interested in.

IScreamForIceCream Sat 30-Aug-14 09:51:06

Two - I bought the Aran cardie; I'm usually a 10-12 on my top half and I bought a med. It's a loose ish fit, but that is what I want, as it's to wear as the outermost of a few layers! I think the Aran would come up bigger than other anyway. I'd probably go for a med if I were to buy another.

Ilona mentioned the dimensions of the jumper that were quoted on site, and I found that quite effective to get an idea of fit, and quite accurate once I checked it against he actual garment.

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