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Thin but super warm tops?

(31 Posts)
moonstorm Tue 16-Nov-10 18:08:47

I'm breastfeeding and hate think clothes/ lots of layers between me and the baby, but it's getting cold!! What can I buy to keep me really warm (nipples painful when they get cold!!! blush)

Plus I am so big up top that my coats only fasten at the bottom half - don't know whether to buy a new coat when my boobs'll probably shrink again...


brimfull Tue 16-Nov-10 18:12:11

the uniqlo does heat tech stuff that's meant to be good

bigTillyMint Tue 16-Nov-10 18:12:41

Uniqlo do HeatTech tops which are thin and very warm.

CarGirl Tue 16-Nov-10 18:12:48

M&S do a very thin silk mix long sleeved thermal vest? I'ive had some for a few years and they've worn and washed well

sasamaxx Tue 16-Nov-10 18:14:38

Icebreakers base layer is fantastic - and really stretchy - it's like a fancy long-sleeved thermal vest. You can buy them in outdoor shops .

sasamaxx Tue 16-Nov-10 18:16:49

This kind of thing: ice-breaker vest

lucy101 Tue 16-Nov-10 18:18:34

The uniqlo heatTech stuff is always being raved about in magazines

moonstorm Tue 16-Nov-10 18:19:52

Thank you. Are the Uniqlo tops really warm? And what is the sizing like? (Nerbous about not being able to try on without ordering)

Always forget about M&S!

Thanks Sasamaxx I'll have a look.

moonstorm Tue 16-Nov-10 18:20:18


BikeRunSki Tue 16-Nov-10 18:22:00

Merino base layers from Howies and Embers too.

Uniqlo sizing about right - I am a 14/36D and a L in Uniqlo tops.

blametheparents Tue 16-Nov-10 18:24:13

A new Uniqlo store has just opened at Bluewater, which is near where I live, and I have just bought myself a Heat Tech top. It is lovely, and very warm.
Will be wearing to watch DS play rugby soon.

HonestyBox Tue 16-Nov-10 18:30:16

Silk thermal underwear is good but I don't know where you get it from. It is common on the continent.

CarGirl Tue 16-Nov-10 18:42:06

Silk is available in M&S go into their underwear and put silk into the search

HonestyBox Tue 16-Nov-10 19:39:46

Don't think they have the kind of thing I'm thinking of in M&S - just did your search. The kind I mean is a sort of woven silk fabric, 100% silk thermal underwear. Would be interested to know if anyone knows what I'm on about.

CarGirl Tue 16-Nov-10 19:47:54

Sadly I never found 100% silk when I looked a couple of years ago but the M&S stuff is fantastically warm compared to the others I've tried and the tops are very long so no back draft when tucked into your trousers grin

accessorizequeen Tue 16-Nov-10 23:02:14

Cambridge Baby (yes I know!) have a couple of lovely merino/silk tops that I am sorely tempted by...
Icebreaker tops look fab and VFM too.

Pannacotta Tue 16-Nov-10 23:12:22

I like the M&S silk thermal range too, I buyt the ones by Autograph.
Is very slim fitting, thin,soft fabric and looks good too. Underwear-Womens/b/43307030?ie=UTF8&pf_rd_r=0FCM4D D79ZXCZ83JP7WA&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=101& pf_rd_i=43233030&pf_rd_p=475115433&pf_rd_s=left-na v-2

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jamaisjedors Wed 17-Nov-10 09:39:06

My children have the cambridge baby merino/silk vests and they are so warm!

I bought some silk long-sleeved tops from silk road and they are very good but if you can wear merino (I can't) that would be better.

Will look at Pannacotta's M&S stuff too.

jamaisjedors Wed 17-Nov-10 09:43:13

btw I didn't find heattech that good - I thought they would be the answer to my prayers but they make me itch (synthetic) and I don't find them THAT warm.

moonstorm Wed 17-Nov-10 18:50:21

Thank you. The price range is rather big - do you think it's a case of you get what you pay for, or would the cheaper ones be ok?

jamaisjedors Thu 18-Nov-10 08:00:40

Well, the M&s ones have something like 15% silk, whereas the ones I bought are 100% I think.

Depends whether you want/need that.

Wool will always be a bit more expensive but worth it I guess in warmth terms.

Pannacotta Thu 18-Nov-10 10:03:50

I find the M&S ones nice as they dont itch or irritate my skin (which is quite senstive).
Am sure they arent the warmest but I dont like too warm underlayers as it makes me too hot, esp if out shopping or doing the school run.

RumourOfAHurricane Thu 18-Nov-10 10:09:17

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Prolesworth Thu 18-Nov-10 10:10:25

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