Is this jumper mumsy?

(37 Posts)
Snowgirl1 Thu 11-Apr-13 22:40:42

I quite like this jumper and might buy it as my birthday present - but will I look like a Boden mum? I'm trying to move away from looking like a Boden mum and trying to look at bit more on-trend. What could I wear it with that would ensure it didn't look mumsy?

deliciousmother Thu 11-Apr-13 22:43:14

Skinny jeans, chunky jewellery, that's All I can think of at this time of night

Lindyhopper29 Thu 11-Apr-13 22:44:51

I can think of a lot of things I'd buy for £135 than a jumper - especially this hideous one

WhereMyMilk Thu 11-Apr-13 22:47:41

Yes, mumsy and rank...

Rosesforrosie Thu 11-Apr-13 22:49:29

Not mumsy but HOW MUCH?

DiscoDonkey Thu 11-Apr-13 22:50:43

£135 for that jumper?!?!

Surely the best way to not look like a Biden mum is not to buy boden confused

Lindyhopper29 Thu 11-Apr-13 22:50:46

Do people really pay £135 for a jumper?

If that's the case I don't think I'll last long on MN

DiscoDonkey Thu 11-Apr-13 22:50:58

Boden not biden

CatelynStark Thu 11-Apr-13 22:53:18

It's gorgeous but you can get ten jumpers just as nice as that in Primark.

ivanapoo Thu 11-Apr-13 22:56:20

I think it's quite nice and wouldn't necessarily have guessed it was boden, but I think you could do better for the money TBH.

I think some of this season's boden stuff is actually quite nice!

Snowgirl1 Thu 11-Apr-13 22:56:25

Thought I'd use my birthday money to treat myself to something special - looks like it shouldn't be that jumper blush

cervantes55 Thu 11-Apr-13 22:57:49

The cashmere will bobble fairly quickly so may be worth buying something in merino or lambs wool. For that amount y

dadofnone Thu 11-Apr-13 23:02:51

Spend your money on something nice. Not that jumper.

isitsnowingyet Thu 11-Apr-13 23:03:52

Snowgirl - it doesn't matter what other people on here think - if you really like it, and want to treat yourself - then go for it! Lovely bright colours and would be very soft.

SwishSwoshSwoosh Thu 11-Apr-13 23:04:32

Stop saying mumsy! Just stop it!

That jumper is boring, whether you are a mum or child free IMO, I think you could find smething much nicer for the amount you have to spend.

marriedinwhiteagain Thu 11-Apr-13 23:05:05

Not that. Not for £135. That needs to be interlock jersey or cotton for £30. For £135 you need a classic cashmere jumper or cardi in a neutral colour that really suits you and will last for at least 10 years. Not saying the impact of that jumper isn't nice but it isn't £135 nice.

I wear LOADS of Boden (thanks eBay smile ) and I wouldn't wear this.
Is that a good recommendation?

ExcuseTypos Thu 11-Apr-13 23:07:59

They have very similar jumpers to that in Gap, and they have a sale on at the moment. That jumper will look out of date very quickly.

Buy a plain jumper for that amount of money, which will last you for years.

ifancyashandy Thu 11-Apr-13 23:09:54

I like the jumper. But I wouldn't pay £135 for it. It's too striking and I'd probably get bored of it.

Totally get spending that money in decent cashmere and have done but buy classics - look at Brora. Or good old John Lewis for may around £100. I adore cashmere and have loads - it I worth spending the money on. The Brora sale is great too.

tigerdriverII Thu 11-Apr-13 23:12:11

Horrid. That's all. And i am the definition of mumsy.

spiderbabymum Thu 11-Apr-13 23:12:38

Eh .....why are you still shopping in Boden then ????

novelsituation Fri 12-Apr-13 07:29:43

Iris and Ink ( the Outnet's own brand) have lovely cashmere for £135. They have beautifully thin grey and navy crewnecks, and grey with colour block tourquoise sleeves if you are looking for something that is a bit more of a "stand-out" piece.

novelsituation Fri 12-Apr-13 07:33:10
BinksToEnlightenment Fri 12-Apr-13 08:50:32

I don't think the jumper is too bad, but for £30. For that much money, it's terrible.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Fri 12-Apr-13 09:01:44

Loving the 'trying to not look like I wear Boden' by buying Boden.
The jumpers ok, but I think there's alot better jumpers for £135.

noddyholder Fri 12-Apr-13 09:04:13

You would need to be tiny for it to look good. High st full of cheap bright things ATM so seems very overpriced.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Apr-13 09:48:24

Oh goodness... look, I quite like Boden. But if I had £135 to spend, it so wouldn't be on that jumper.

If you're looking for Breton stripes, go for jersey and maybe different colours. There's no need to spend £135 on that sort of top. No need at all. There are loads of different establishments that do great (much better, even) lines in tops like that, and you don't need to spend anything like that sort of money. And if you're worried about being chilly, then later with a vest and/or a T.

Gosh, £135 could be much better spent.... sorry OP!

Yonihadtoask Fri 12-Apr-13 09:53:42

agree with above posters. It is a nice jumper, and would look good with skinnies, it's a very 'now' style.

However, I would not pay £135 for it. If it were a more classic style, then perhaps.

If you want something like that style I hae seen similar in Gap.

I also think that that style would look good only on slim women. Any bustiness would definitely make it look 'mumsy'.

SavoyCabbage Fri 12-Apr-13 09:55:36

No, no no. It's not good. And I live in Australia where there is no fashion.

FacebookWanker Fri 12-Apr-13 09:57:28

I used to love Boden, but haven't bought anything from there for a while...I'm not keen on that jumper. It might look nicer in RL, but I don't think the photos do it justice.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Apr-13 09:57:33

No fashion in Austalia...? hmm

SavoyCabbage Fri 12-Apr-13 10:00:16

Not where I am. Unless you count track suit 'pants'.

Chubfuddler Fri 12-Apr-13 10:02:39

That model looks like Brigid Bardot. This is in spite of that rather nasty jumper not because of it. Don't buy it.

Limoncellolovely Fri 12-Apr-13 10:08:08

I quite like it would not have guessed it was Boden !!!! Not Mumsy in the least unless you team it with ill fitting ankle flapping bootcuts. grin If you like it buy it !! There is usually a fair few codes for Boden floating about so I'm sure you probably wouldn't have to pay the full £135. When you are spending that amount of money on knitwear I think you need to see it in the flesh you can't judge the feel and quality from a photograph so it may be worth ordering just see what it is like, you can always send it back. I think the lady from 'Style Guile' yes I know that would be reason enough for some people not to buy it bought it and I think she put it with a pair of bright skinny jeans and it looked really good.

As if proof were needed that Boden are seriously losing their way, SPOTTED SKINNY JEANS!!!!!!

OMG, things are bad at Boden!

DewDr0p Fri 12-Apr-13 12:20:24

I agree OP, if you have that amount of money to spend then perhaps that jumper isn't the way to go. I'd look at John Smedley.

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