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where to get some really well cut,don't go mis-shapen in the wash vest tops pls

(26 Posts)
Thehusbandsatcricketagain Mon 25-Jul-11 18:41:31

I can't seem to find any anywhere,that don't end up looking like a sack of rags after 2 washes.I don't really want 100% cotton,would rather have a blend & ideally would like it so the cut around the arm is not only comfy but flattering too.

Any suggestions please where anyone has managed to find some,saw a lady in a fab looking one yesterday but when I returned to ask where it came from she had anyone please grin

csemum Mon 25-Jul-11 18:43:29

Waiting for the responses to this as I am on a mission to find the same thing...

piratecat Mon 25-Jul-11 18:56:00

waits for answers too.

i need ones that aren't too rag like, but aren't so stretchy that they cling to every bit of fat skin

RichTeaAreCrap Mon 25-Jul-11 19:33:28

Believe it or not I got a couple last summer from Next - they are really good. The length is brilliant and they still look like new.

The packs of 2 that they sell are rubbish, but the individual ones which are usually a few quid more are really good.

MrsPlesWearsAFez Mon 25-Jul-11 19:50:15

Can't help with positives, but avoid M&S.

Bought a couple of their longer length ones and they've lost their shape entirely.

Thehusbandsatcricketagain Mon 25-Jul-11 20:09:39

bump sorry desperate dh may kill me if I winge about it anymore

MissBeehiving Mon 25-Jul-11 20:11:50

Hush quality is lovely

coastgirl Mon 25-Jul-11 20:14:28

I had a couple of nice ones from Fat Face last year. Too PG to wear them this year but they'd still be OK - nice thick cotton.

gettingolderbytheday Mon 25-Jul-11 20:51:42

This one - and this one with thin straps -
They are both great

keynesian Mon 25-Jul-11 20:57:42

I got some from H & M, they're long and they've washed really well.

talkingnonsense Mon 25-Jul-11 20:57:57

I have 2 really flattering White stuff ones but have been disappointed in the quality. Also a good quality but unflattering boden one, and dare I say it, the best overall is broderie anglaise jersey from per una a few years ago!

LaurieFairyCake Mon 25-Jul-11 21:00:35

I have 8 of the Boden ones - they are fab, not lost their shape at all
And I bought most of them last year in the sale. Adjustable straps too.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 25-Jul-11 21:58:10

I get topshop and DPerkins ones. Both good.

AlfalfaMum Mon 25-Jul-11 22:25:50

I have one trusty black Petit Bateau vest which I bought about 6 years ago, it has been worn loads but hasn't faded or lost shape at all. Hard to find though - I bought it in a department store which no longer stocks Petit Bateau, alas.

More recent purchases from Gap and Topshop had straggly hems and little holes almost immediately.

LuckyMrsT Mon 25-Jul-11 23:45:52

Seconding H&M and Topshop. I wear vest tops pretty much every day so mine get a right battering. These are cheap, flattering and wash well.

HoneyDuke Tue 26-Jul-11 00:04:11

Fat face or gap.

violetwellies Tue 26-Jul-11 00:13:43

I have some fab ones from Sainsburys grin & some less fab ones. Always have a look and buy a couple if they look anything like

JamInMyWellies Tue 26-Jul-11 08:13:52

H&M they do the really cheap fall apart ones but they also do ones that have various neck lines and are a lycra cotton mix so keep their shape and they are relatively long in the body. Look in their sportswear section they normally have them hidden there.

legalalien Tue 26-Jul-11 08:26:39


Thehusbandsatcricketagain Tue 26-Jul-11 09:30:05

Many thanks for all the replies.

I have been up for hours tawling through the net looking at websites (so sad me).

legalien - I had vaguely heard of uniqlo,so had a look at their site & I think you may have put me onto a winner,good colours,not 100% cotton & a fab price.

Ta muchly - (wanders off to put an prder in) grin

legalalien Tue 26-Jul-11 11:08:44

I can also recommend the jeans. They last really well. A friend of mine who runs a fashion business is still reeling with shock after complimenting me on them and asking where I got them from - she should have known better than to think I would spend money on designer jeans grin

BobbieSox Tue 26-Jul-11 11:18:27

go to H and M and get maternity ones - they are long and a good fabric - ( cotton and elastane mix, the one I'm wearing now says on the label!)

I bought these in pregnancy 1 and have been wearing them since, they have lasted through my enormous bump and back again - only downside is I think they only do them in white and black and maybe the odd colour, nothing hugely exciting.

legalalien my best ever jeans are from Uniqlo and were 20 quid, wish I'd bought more pairs!

CointreauVersial Tue 26-Jul-11 13:07:53

I have a three-pack of Calvin Klein vest tops I bought from Costco of all places, and they've been great, really long, ribbed and stretchy.

Must get over to Uniqlo soon, I love that shop.

miche8 Tue 26-Jul-11 15:14:44

The current fat face ones wash very well, they are a bit lower than i'd usually wear and i have to make sure when holding my toddler that i'm not exposing myself, i think a smaller size may have been better but then they are too tight on my belly.

Peacocks have some nice colours - after one wash twisted and out of shape.

Anyone seen a nice navy ribbed vest?

Thehusbandsatcricketagain Fri 29-Jul-11 08:41:27

Update my tops from uniqlo arrived yesterday & they are really great,am so pleased with them,many thanks for the tip as it may become my fave shop for staple basics grin

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