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I love my Haramaki!!!

(22 Posts)
chardom Wed 10-Oct-12 18:49:01

I had never heard of Haramaki before I saw them mentioned on a thread on here a couple of weeks ago, but now I am an absolute convert! It is so warm and cosy and you don't even feel you have an extra layer on. I can't remember the M'netter who recommended them but thankyou to whoever it was!

scentednappyhag Wed 10-Oct-12 18:52:25

Is it not just the same as wearing a tight vest? Tell me more! grin

chardom Wed 10-Oct-12 18:57:12

No not at all scentednappyhag! I thought the same as you before I got mine and I was worried it would feel like tight shapewear but its just the opposite. Mine is made from lovely soft jersey material which just sits comfortably over my waist and hips. It doesnt roll down and all I can feel is a lovely warm feeling round my middle.

scentednappyhag Wed 10-Oct-12 19:02:50

Hmm, I'm tempted as I'm a proper chilly mortal! Can you link to where you got yours?

sookiesookie Wed 10-Oct-12 19:03:35

Where did you get it from?

chardom Wed 10-Oct-12 19:08:33

I got mine from here
They are handmade and worth every penny, in my opinion! I work in a school and spend a lot of time on outdoor provision or playground duty and it certainly gives me a lovely warm glow round my middle.

scentednappyhag Wed 10-Oct-12 19:26:45

Pretty reasonably price too if they're that good! Hmm, I think this might have made my 'stick to the fridge and point DH at regularly' list grin

GobblersKnob Wed 10-Oct-12 19:29:10

I belive that was me grin, though I got the reccomendation of off another thread on here aaaaaaaages ago so I can't take full credit.

Glad you like it, they are fab.

berri Wed 10-Oct-12 19:34:59

If I got a large size would it go over a bump do you think? I'd love one for winter!

chardom Wed 10-Oct-12 19:35:51

You can certainly take full credit for me GobblersKnob!! My teenagers laugh at me for coming on here but as far as I'm concerned this is an essential website cos there are some fab ideas on here! grin

cookielove Wed 10-Oct-12 19:38:04

Wow, that is such a brilliant idea!! It's exactly what i need grin so i glad i clicked on this page Thanks chardom

cookielove Wed 10-Oct-12 19:38:33

And GobblersKnob smile

chardom Wed 10-Oct-12 19:43:18

I'm sure it would go over a bump berri as the material is very soft and stretchy!

ToothGah Wed 10-Oct-12 19:57:56

Ohh I want one!

Would you recommend you buy your normal size? Or do they come up a bit big or small?

chardom Wed 10-Oct-12 20:04:31

I just bought my normal size 14 and it's a perfect fit smile

ToothGah Wed 10-Oct-12 20:08:36

Getting one! Thank you so much smile

chardom Wed 10-Oct-12 20:11:39

I'm sure you will love it ToothGah!

scentednappyhag Wed 10-Oct-12 20:19:55

Could this be a <gasp> unanimously approved product?!
<orders twenty>

chardom Wed 10-Oct-12 20:25:49

A unanimously approved product? On here? shock confused

Bluestocking Wed 10-Oct-12 22:12:10

This is so weird, I am sitting here feeling very chilly round the middle, and what do I click on? Serendipity! Thank you so much, haramaki ladies!

dabdab Thu 11-Oct-12 00:05:22

Do you have a single layer, or a double? Is the double thick to wear under clothes?

NancyHB Thu 11-Oct-12 11:06:55

I have several that I bought from Nuku Nuku and they are great. I too had never heard of them. I love not feeling like a 'Michelin Man' as layering over the bust doesn't agree with my shape or clothes so well. I also like cycling in it and I often pop it on / or off depending on when I am outside post exercise etc (really easy to remove while fully clothed which is a bonus and I like layering it over the top of a denim skirt of jeans too for a bit of extra colour when I feel like it. Definitely well worth it. I have pretty poor circulation (due to endometriosis) and I feel it keeps my middle warm and the circulation going better too.

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