Oh Jen - I want your top

(54 Posts)
MrsCampbellBlack Sat 20-Apr-13 07:28:04

This one here - but its Maran so £££. Anyone seen anything similar at all?

thanks

noddyholder Sat 20-Apr-13 07:31:32

I love it apart from the length. Lots in Zara similar I have a lot of tops like that bought over the years always dig tem out in spring Gap also have them sometimes.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 20-Apr-13 07:37:00

Ooops I meant Marant. The length would be good on me I just know it - I did wonder about Zara but find the quality of their embroidery is recently a bit crap and also a lot of polyester.

LetMeAtTheWine Sat 20-Apr-13 07:40:44

It is lovely. I want it too....

noddyholder Sat 20-Apr-13 07:45:32

Yes you do need to spend more for decent embroidery.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 20-Apr-13 07:49:30

Haven't I seen embroidered white blouses in Wrap or Poetry catalogues?

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 20-Apr-13 07:51:38

I'll have a look at wrap but have found their sizing enormous and their customer service shockingly bad.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 20-Apr-13 08:00:51
noddyholder Sat 20-Apr-13 08:01:13

The wrap jessamy one is lovely might get the lilac. Mrscb how huge are they?

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 20-Apr-13 08:06:45

I tried one last year in an 8 and would say it was more like a 12 - very long and broad in the shoulder.

And when I returned it they took about 3 weeks to refund and were very rude on the phone when I chased it.

ShirleySharpeyes Sat 20-Apr-13 08:07:21

How about Monsoon?

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 20-Apr-13 08:07:27
MrsCampbellBlack Sat 20-Apr-13 08:07:45

Oh and I had to pay to return it with signed for delivery which was £££ and would be even more so now with the Royal Mail price increases so was very put off ordering from them. Which is a shame as some of their stuff looks nice.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 20-Apr-13 08:09:23

Yes not quite right Shotgun but thanks for looking. Perhaps I'll just have to wait for the sales - I've seen the coral version on matches and only need it to be reduced by about 70% [because that will happen] wink

NotTreadingGrapes Sat 20-Apr-13 08:09:25

Oh I need it too! I mean I really do. Dd's communion in 4 weeks and that is just what am looking for.

Off to look at Zara which I had completely forgotten about!

Oh that is gorgeous envy

white company

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 20-Apr-13 08:16:30

One last go.
Am often looking for similar myself but with a bit more shape. One day!

NotTreadingGrapes Sat 20-Apr-13 08:20:02
MrsCampbellBlack Sat 20-Apr-13 08:21:34

Oh I like that white co one but wonder how voluminous it would be - however have a 20% code some where so could be worth a try - especially if I could do the half tucked in thing with it.

The anthropolgoie one is nice too - am going to London in a few weeks so will go and take a look.

Thank you!

Actually last link is prob too plain...

madammecholet Sat 20-Apr-13 09:54:17

a couple at h&m, but polyester...

H&M

H&M

noddyholder Sat 20-Apr-13 10:08:49
TheConstantLurker Sat 20-Apr-13 10:10:16

That first H&M one is cotton.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 20-Apr-13 10:19:42

I have the cotton h&m one and its lovely.

madammecholet Sat 20-Apr-13 15:01:21

Oh I missed that TheConstantLurker and MrsCB, I may have to buy it now! grin As with all H&M bonkers sizing, does it come up big or small..?

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 15:09:54

the dreaded boden charlotte top was of that look/
I rarely wear mine I feel a bit of a nonce in it

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 15:10:27
LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 15:13:25
Heavywheezing Sat 20-Apr-13 15:46:31
LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 16:00:43

Pity those stripes are horizontal

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 20-Apr-13 16:17:09

Oh, I bought the Mint Velvet one in pink recently, had to take it back tjough.
The fabric is gorgeous but I absolutely can't wear anything with a gathered hem. I suppose it's fine for an apple shape.
Wishes someone would tell the hourglasses they shouldn't be wearing baggy clothes.

The East one, I have a version of that bought on a sailing holiday in Greece about three years ago. Everyone was wearing them over bikinis on the boats.

Ihatemytoes Sat 20-Apr-13 17:12:16
LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 17:55:15

coo that last mango one is DELISHUS

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 17:56:53

SNaffled the LAST ONE at John lewis

LadyMountbatten Sat 20-Apr-13 17:57:47
Ihatemytoes Sat 20-Apr-13 18:09:25

I have the one I linked to in the menthol. It's a lovely colour, more pistachio than menthol!

Hi just hijacking....I am also attending a communion next week and a bit stuck...what were you planning to wear with the top if you don't mind me asking?

Oops that's to TReadingthegrapes

Chubfuddler Sat 20-Apr-13 18:13:37

I was just about to suggest the first h & m one. I'm about to order it - what is the sizing like? I'm not sure whether to order a 12 or 14 (I'm a 12 in boden but their clothes are massive really).

NotTreadingGrapes Sat 20-Apr-13 21:58:01

mother- I am going for either white skinnies with navy long top or vice versa. (has almost plumped for white top and navy bottoms when dp and dd both said they preferred the other way, which is a bugger because there are loads of lovely white tops.....)

HoneyStAngelo Sat 20-Apr-13 22:09:24
HoneyStAngelo Sat 20-Apr-13 22:13:28

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-French-Connection-Vintage-Cheesecloth-Embroided-Smock-White-/110838569905?pt=UK_Women_s_Tops_Shirts&var=410087467655&hash=item19ce7e5bb1

Look at the all white version. Might get this one for holidays. Perhaps a bit more casual than what you were looking for, but very pretty I think.

Decameron Sun 21-Apr-13 09:45:20

Madammecholet, I have that H&M cotton top too. It's true to size, I'd say.

TSSDNCOP Sun 21-Apr-13 10:36:30

I went for this one from FC

Chubfuddler Sun 21-Apr-13 10:43:12

I've ordered the h & m one in a 14.

noddyholder Sun 21-Apr-13 14:38:35

ebay gharani strok for a fiver!

TheChocolateTeapot Tue 23-Apr-13 11:23:10

Wow - I was tempted into H&M by the cotton top upthread. What a lovely top and really surprised by H&M - haven't been in there in years but it was quite an eye opener. It seemed to have a bit of a buzz about it, some "better" clothes, interested staff and really good changing rooms.

TheDevilsGherkins Tue 23-Apr-13 13:50:08

Mrs C-B: there is a similar top in the Celtic & Co catalogue (used to be Celtic Sheepskin) though I suspect it would swamp you.

Saw this in store today mrscb...any good?

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 23-Apr-13 19:50:51

Devils - I saw the celtic one too but yes think it would be too big. Actually they send me a £10 voucher - if anyone wants it pm me and I'll send you the code.

Sleep - that's pretty but have ordered the white co one so will see how that is.

Of course we all know that none but the Marant one is going to be it. Shame that's not going to happen anytime soon.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Tue 23-Apr-13 20:57:15
ShotgunNotDoingThePans Tue 23-Apr-13 20:58:11

Oh maybe not sorry blush.

justasecond Tue 23-Apr-13 21:46:36

This is nice
zara on ebay

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now