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Help me find the perfect cardi

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LauraMercier Thu 13-Oct-11 14:01:11

I'm looking for a fitted kind of cardi jacket - ideally in grey. I can't find one any where but there must be something like I'm imagining out there!

It's to wear with fitted T shirts and skinny jeans - so I'd like it to be hip length and slightly fitted at the waist to give me a bit of shape.

I have a really old one from gap that kind or works - it has a belt so if I tie the belt at the back it makes it fitted around the waist IYSWIM? I leave it open and it hides all the parts you want to cover up with skinnies (ass and hips!) but still allows me to wear just a normal t shirt rather than a tunic or longish top. The gap one is on it's last legs and really itchy though, and the wrong colour!

Not so fitted that it looks too smart, I'm looking for something quite casual. Oh and ideally natural or mostly natural fibres (not asking for much!)

Any ideas?

Millie1 Thu 13-Oct-11 14:22:19

You may already have tried these but Kew, Great Plains, Boden, phase Eight, John Lewis might be worth a look ....

LauraMercier Thu 13-Oct-11 20:35:51

Thanks - I've looked at all those already, maybe it doesn't exist. If only I could knit!

polyhymnia Thu 13-Oct-11 23:25:08

You might hate them, or their prices but what about Wrap???

This: www.wraplondon.co.uk/fashion-W485-SMWBN/beatnik/louisa-cardi.htm
or this
www.wraplondon.co.uk/fashion-W481-SMWKW-SMWKW1/cardigans/marie-cardi.htm

or there are others in their range, eg Becca ...

Collision Thu 13-Oct-11 23:28:32

M&S

cureall Thu 13-Oct-11 23:31:15

I love a cardi I have by vero moda - fits and washes well AND was a great price compared to phase 8 for example (who i do love btw).
Check out Vero Moda online; this would be great with skinnies

http://shop.bestseller.com/vero-moda/knit/FOLLY3/4CARDIGAN/10071255,en_GB,pd.html

Sleepwhenidie Fri 14-Oct-11 00:12:14

It's Gap again and I (and others) have posted about it before, but this, IMHO, is the perfect cardi. You can't do it up but it gathers at the back to give you more or less definition on the waist. It is gorgeous and available in several colours, my (charcoal) one is being worn over everything...

perfect cardi

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