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Is this jumper mumsy?

(37 Posts)
Snowgirl1 Thu 11-Apr-13 22:40:42

I quite like this jumper and might buy it as my birthday present - but will I look like a Boden mum? I'm trying to move away from looking like a Boden mum and trying to look at bit more on-trend. What could I wear it with that would ensure it didn't look mumsy?

DewDr0p Fri 12-Apr-13 12:20:24

I agree OP, if you have that amount of money to spend then perhaps that jumper isn't the way to go. I'd look at John Smedley.

AnonymousBird Fri 12-Apr-13 10:34:55

As if proof were needed that Boden are seriously losing their way, SPOTTED SKINNY JEANS!!!!!!

OMG, things are bad at Boden!

Limoncellolovely Fri 12-Apr-13 10:08:08

I quite like it would not have guessed it was Boden !!!! Not Mumsy in the least unless you team it with ill fitting ankle flapping bootcuts. grin If you like it buy it !! There is usually a fair few codes for Boden floating about so I'm sure you probably wouldn't have to pay the full £135. When you are spending that amount of money on knitwear I think you need to see it in the flesh you can't judge the feel and quality from a photograph so it may be worth ordering just see what it is like, you can always send it back. I think the lady from 'Style Guile' yes I know that would be reason enough for some people not to buy it bought it and I think she put it with a pair of bright skinny jeans and it looked really good.

Chubfuddler Fri 12-Apr-13 10:02:39

That model looks like Brigid Bardot. This is in spite of that rather nasty jumper not because of it. Don't buy it.

SavoyCabbage Fri 12-Apr-13 10:00:16

Not where I am. Unless you count track suit 'pants'.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Apr-13 09:57:33

No fashion in Austalia...? hmm

FacebookWanker Fri 12-Apr-13 09:57:28

I used to love Boden, but haven't bought anything from there for a while...I'm not keen on that jumper. It might look nicer in RL, but I don't think the photos do it justice.

SavoyCabbage Fri 12-Apr-13 09:55:36

No, no no. It's not good. And I live in Australia where there is no fashion.

Yonihadtoask Fri 12-Apr-13 09:53:42

agree with above posters. It is a nice jumper, and would look good with skinnies, it's a very 'now' style.

However, I would not pay £135 for it. If it were a more classic style, then perhaps.

If you want something like that style I hae seen similar in Gap.

I also think that that style would look good only on slim women. Any bustiness would definitely make it look 'mumsy'.

AnonymousBird Fri 12-Apr-13 09:50:52

Gosh, £135 could be much better spent.... sorry OP!

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Apr-13 09:48:24

Oh goodness... look, I quite like Boden. But if I had £135 to spend, it so wouldn't be on that jumper.

If you're looking for Breton stripes, go for jersey and maybe different colours. There's no need to spend £135 on that sort of top. No need at all. There are loads of different establishments that do great (much better, even) lines in tops like that, and you don't need to spend anything like that sort of money. And if you're worried about being chilly, then later with a vest and/or a T.

noddyholder Fri 12-Apr-13 09:04:13

You would need to be tiny for it to look good. High st full of cheap bright things ATM so seems very overpriced.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Fri 12-Apr-13 09:01:44

Loving the 'trying to not look like I wear Boden' by buying Boden.
The jumpers ok, but I think there's alot better jumpers for £135.

BinksToEnlightenment Fri 12-Apr-13 08:50:32

I don't think the jumper is too bad, but for £30. For that much money, it's terrible.

novelsituation Fri 12-Apr-13 07:33:10


novelsituation Fri 12-Apr-13 07:29:43

Iris and Ink ( the Outnet's own brand) have lovely cashmere for £135. They have beautifully thin grey and navy crewnecks, and grey with colour block tourquoise sleeves if you are looking for something that is a bit more of a "stand-out" piece.

spiderbabymum Thu 11-Apr-13 23:12:38

Eh .....why are you still shopping in Boden then ????

tigerdriverII Thu 11-Apr-13 23:12:11

Horrid. That's all. And i am the definition of mumsy.

ifancyashandy Thu 11-Apr-13 23:09:54

I like the jumper. But I wouldn't pay £135 for it. It's too striking and I'd probably get bored of it.

Totally get spending that money in decent cashmere and have done but buy classics - look at Brora. Or good old John Lewis for may around £100. I adore cashmere and have loads - it I worth spending the money on. The Brora sale is great too.

ExcuseTypos Thu 11-Apr-13 23:07:59

They have very similar jumpers to that in Gap, and they have a sale on at the moment. That jumper will look out of date very quickly.

Buy a plain jumper for that amount of money, which will last you for years.

NorksAreMessy Thu 11-Apr-13 23:06:12

I wear LOADS of Boden (thanks eBay smile ) and I wouldn't wear this.
Is that a good recommendation?

marriedinwhiteagain Thu 11-Apr-13 23:05:05

Not that. Not for £135. That needs to be interlock jersey or cotton for £30. For £135 you need a classic cashmere jumper or cardi in a neutral colour that really suits you and will last for at least 10 years. Not saying the impact of that jumper isn't nice but it isn't £135 nice.

SwishSwoshSwoosh Thu 11-Apr-13 23:04:32

Stop saying mumsy! Just stop it!

That jumper is boring, whether you are a mum or child free IMO, I think you could find smething much nicer for the amount you have to spend.

isitsnowingyet Thu 11-Apr-13 23:03:52

Snowgirl - it doesn't matter what other people on here think - if you really like it, and want to treat yourself - then go for it! Lovely bright colours and would be very soft.

dadofnone Thu 11-Apr-13 23:02:51

Spend your money on something nice. Not that jumper.

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