looseish longish tops for wearing with skinny jeans?

(45 Posts)
CharlotteBronteSaurus Wed 28-Nov-12 12:31:58

anyone seen anything nice? I have lost some weight and need a few more tops - casual ones for toddler group/work, and something with a bit o'glitter for the pub. Not tunics though. And easily available from the High Street, as I've got a whole child-free day for shopping on Monday.

hettie Wed 28-Nov-12 13:44:04

ermm.... not on the high street (an you'll need a discount code as it's ££££'S) but how about

toofattorun Wed 28-Nov-12 13:51:17

Ooo, I like that, Hettie

CharlotteBronteSaurus Wed 28-Nov-12 14:09:08

ooh that is nice...i need a cheapo copy though.

berri Wed 28-Nov-12 17:08:55

Zara have some nice brightly coloured silk blouses - I saw a royal blue one which would look great with skinnies, perfect for the pub I'd say.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Wed 28-Nov-12 20:19:57

cheers - will have a rummage in there next week.

Beaverfeaver Wed 28-Nov-12 22:10:07

What's the difference between a tunic and just a long top?

Ooh, I love that jumper from Oliver Bonas too. Do you have it, hettie? If so, how long is it? I'm quite tall - 5' 8"ish. Do you think it would be long enough to cover my backside?

tomatoplantproject Thu 29-Nov-12 16:59:30

Hello. I have that jumper and it covers my bum and I'm 5'10" with a long back. I love it! Am currently 3 weeks post c-section and living in leggings while my scar heals and this jumper makes me feel normal again when I wear it.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Thu 29-Nov-12 18:00:53

ooh, congratulations tomato!

casabevron Thu 29-Nov-12 18:53:51

I just got 5 blush of these in different colours from Zara, I love them! I've been wearing them with a close-fitting long sleeve top underneath, a big scarf, skinnies and boots. They're loose, but not so loose that you look shapeless iyswim? I'm 6 feet tall and they just come to the bottom of my saggy bum!

Maraki Thu 29-Nov-12 19:02:05

Lurex Tabard Knitted Tunic from Mint Velvet £59 (also from J Lewis).
Has a tiny bit of sparkle, but ok for daywear. Long and bum covering (I'm 5'10).

Sorry on my phone, can't do links

What about this from Boden?

ScienceRocks Thu 29-Nov-12 19:32:50

I have just sent that Boden top back! Very odd shape and not very long (I'm 5ft 4in). This one (http://www.boden.co.uk/en-GB/Womens-Knitwear/Jumpers/WK768-CIN/Womens-Cinnamon-Melange-Stripe-Stripy-Jumper.html#http://www.boden.co.uk/en-GB/Womens-Knitwear/Jumpers/WK768/Womens-Stripy-Jumper.html) is good though.

I couldn't decide whether to buy it at 30% off, it looked good with skinny jeans on the Boden model.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Thu 29-Nov-12 19:35:10

that Zara one looks perfect - might get a couple of colours if they've got them in stock. Am 5'9 and long in the trunk, so should be a good fit.

casabevron Thu 29-Nov-12 19:35:13

I've also got the top that accessorizequeen linked to. It's lovely, nice and drapey, and the sleeves are a decent length - I hate it when full length sleeves look like they've fallen out with your wrists hmm. I would have bought other colours (I have it in the blue) but none of them would flatter me. Probably a good thing!

CharlotteBronteSaurus Thu 29-Nov-12 19:36:17

forgot to say thanks all!
Boden stripey looks quite promising too

ScienceRocks Thu 29-Nov-12 19:40:53

Sorry, not sure what happened to the Boden jumper link! It's lovely and soft, flattering in a not clingy but still makes you look slim kind of way, and washes really well. I've just ordered one in another colour, which is not me at all!

Jakadaal Thu 29-Nov-12 20:07:20

What about [http://www.next.co.uk/g4830s1#763913g48 this]?

Jakadaal Thu 29-Nov-12 20:08:10
AuntySib Tue 04-Dec-12 00:09:58

casabevron, that Zara link for the linen t shirts.... thanks so much, just what I've been looking for!

casabevron Tue 04-Dec-12 13:38:23

Glad you like 'em! grin

bishboschone Tue 04-Dec-12 14:15:58

Are those Zara tips very loose ? Or has she just got a big size on? I'm looking for similar but I need fitted as I'm short .

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 04-Dec-12 14:30:41

Oooh, those Zara ones look ace! I'm always looking for things like that.

<<orders several>> blush

QueenCadbury Tue 04-Dec-12 16:21:08

Has anyone found that their Zara linen tshirts become mis shapen after washing? I loved mine but it looks hideous now.

Wetthemogwai Tue 04-Dec-12 16:29:02

Ooo marking my place! I've got some lovely ones from next ill see if I can find a link smile

cathyandclaire Tue 04-Dec-12 16:35:40

Bish...I tried the S in those tops, I love them and Zara usually have tiny sizing but it absolutely swamped me sad I'm 5 3 and look square in anything too baggy..so if anyone knows of something similar but more streamlined I'd love them forever!

Wetthemogwai Tue 04-Dec-12 16:38:20

I can't just pick one, just buy the whole next website!

hillyhilly Tue 04-Dec-12 16:38:41

I got three lovely ones from tk maxx last week, one casual, two smarter and all less than £20 (each)

bishboschone Tue 04-Dec-12 16:56:34

Yes , I'm size 8 and little although curvy so I need fitted . I Did see ain't top in Matalan today i debated ..Ill see if I can find it on line.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 04-Dec-12 17:04:02

Oh, don't say that, Queen and cathy! I hate when things go misshapen after a wear and wash or two hello Gap, and I too am on the small side of small.

casabevron Tue 04-Dec-12 18:08:01

I have three of the Zara tops languishing at the bottom of ironing basket after their first wash. I can't avoid the ironing any longer, so I have to do it tonight -I'll report back! They do look okay, but I did wash them on a handwash cycle. I'm always wary of the shape going...

casabevron Thu 06-Dec-12 14:25:23

Okay, took a little longer to do the ironing than anticipated blush, but all tops have come out fine, even the one I accidentally stuck in on a 40 wash (the labels say 30, but all Zara stuff says 30 - I think they're just covering their backs hmm)

CharlotteBronteSaurus Thu 06-Dec-12 14:55:38

either i tried the wrong tops in Zara, or i have some sort of physical deformity, as they really were not working.
i did get a couple of nice jumper in Primark though - one grey sober office affair, and one with a festive sequin - so all was not lost

LadyClariceCannockMonty Thu 06-Dec-12 17:24:23

Oh God. <<awaits delivery with trepidation>>

florencepink Fri 07-Dec-12 09:06:51

I have some of these Zara tops and I find that like most linen things, they give after one wear but they are fine again once washed. I never iron them though as it stretches them. Put them in a hanger in airing cupboard and they are fine smile

germyrabbit Fri 07-Dec-12 09:10:46

i like the uniqlo basic tops, come up really long

also have the linen top from zara, i find the fabric weird and scratchy but okay with a long sleeve top underneath

noddyholder Fri 07-Dec-12 09:13:05

Cos have some lovely ones

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 07-Dec-12 09:30:03

haven't got a Cos - not sure they've made it north of Birmingham yet sad

wickedfairy Sat 08-Dec-12 16:27:22

Wrt the Zara tops - what is their sizing like (I have heard it is small but not sure for looser tops).

I am a sz12 - should I order M or L?? Am starting to venture into the reams of internet shopping now DC3 has arrived - I can't face traipsing around all the shops with children! Thanks!

RarelyUnreasonable Sun 09-Dec-12 07:23:41

Jumping on the Zara bandwagon! They seem perfect for a tall, recent c-section graduate like me grin.
Which long sleeve tops do you wear underneath?
And do they look ok with a jacket/blazer (casual)?

hettie Sun 09-Dec-12 08:35:26

Found a copy of the Oliver booms jumper here actually, miss self has quite a few slouchy jumpers.....

casabevron Sun 09-Dec-12 09:15:35

I found the sizing for those tops on the large side, surprisingly. I am a 12/14 top, and L is fine for me. I found that if I order in the morning, I usually get my parcel the next day - internet shopping is the way forward! I can't say how good the returns process is, as I have kept everything I've ordered so far blush, but I think I'd be taking anything I didn't want back to a store as the returns date for anything bought between 15th October and 15th December has been extended to Jan 15th and I hate the long wait for refunds when you send stuff back in the post.

I've got a few of the basic Boden scoop neck tops in white which I wear underneath. Sainsurys have some great stretchy long sleeved basic tops too at the moment - I found a stripy burgundy and grey one a couple of weeks ago that was only £6 - with a further 25% off! - and goes perfectly under the burgundy Zara top.

I wish I was on commission for Zara! Ironically, I used to work for them, and it was the worst job I ever had, I just can't bring myself to boycott them though, I love the clothes too much!

coorong Mon 10-Dec-12 19:54:40

Gap has a sale and some nice long knitted tops in merino and cashmere

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