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What cardi/jacket to this dress?

(26 Posts)
ToastedTeacakes Sat 11-May-13 15:17:25

So lately I bought this Jaeger dress (and love it to bits!)

and some new shoes. Currently I only have this white Zara cropped jacket and a navy cardi which go well over the dress.
Anyone have ideas what might work well with it? I don't own many dresses or cardi's as I tend to wear jeans a lot, so could do with investing in a couple of new things to cover arms in chilly weather.

Black seems to go really well with this particular dress, and navy, but I am wondering about a grey cardi or jacket.........would love a slim fit grey boucle but can't find one. I am sort of new to dresses, so a bit unsure. I have a nice trench for outdoors, but want something lighter than a proper coat.

I know the pic is daft, but it is part of my tumblr/pinterest outfit whatsit.

ToastedTeacakes Sat 11-May-13 15:19:15

Here is a pic of it on model, it comes to about kneecap on me:,en_GB,pd.html?dwvar_630112E_color=05000&dwvar_630112E_size=6&start=17&cgid=brands-boutique-women-dresses

ToastedTeacakes Sat 11-May-13 22:43:29


hedgefund Sat 11-May-13 22:45:11

what is a boucle?

ToastedTeacakes Sat 11-May-13 22:49:53

one of those cropped knitted jacket things, usually zipped.

MsWinnieBaygo Sat 11-May-13 22:54:05

lightweight grey boucle

Really not sure if it would go with the dress though

cardoon Sat 11-May-13 23:00:23

A white boucle, a la Keira, would be lovely

MsWinnieBaygo Sat 11-May-13 23:01:59

I think [[ coral]] and yellow would also look nice with that shade of blue

Not those actual blazers that I've linked but something in a similar colour

MsWinnieBaygo Sat 11-May-13 23:03:02


ToastedTeacakes Sat 11-May-13 23:04:22

Thanks MsWinnieBaygo, that's the type of thing, but you might be right about it not suiting. Maybe grey isn't perhaps. I really want something fitted, for the skirt really puffs out, so a baggy top half looks quite odd.

ToastedTeacakes Sat 11-May-13 23:05:46

coral is nice, i agree!

MsWinnieBaygo Sat 11-May-13 23:10:27

mint green might look quite nice with tan coloured shoes/sandals and bag

MsWinnieBaygo Sat 11-May-13 23:15:26

green boucle

Love this actually - would look great with jeans & a white tshirt too

MsWinnieBaygo Sat 11-May-13 23:23:51

another grey one


red might go with it

contrasting blue and white

Dark blue

Turquoiseblue Sat 11-May-13 23:24:57

Yellow might be nice too?

ToastedTeacakes Sat 11-May-13 23:29:19


MsWinnieBaygo you are amazing, thank you! I really like the green one, although it is a colour i've never worn so a bit apprehensive. Love that style though, it is ideal!

MsWinnieBaygo Sat 11-May-13 23:32:00

yellow fitted blazer - they sell them in mint and coral too

ToastedTeacakes Sat 11-May-13 23:34:46

The red one from your link led to this

but i love it! my fave so far. so wary of mango sizing though...

MsWinnieBaygo Sun 12-May-13 00:02:11

Oops was meant to be this one but agree that the one above is v nice

Agree that mango sizing can be a bit hit and miss - I sometimes have to go a size up for tops and jackets and a size down for dresses grin

I think John Lewis sell Mango stuff so order from the JL website as it will be free delivery and returns if you want to get a few different sizes. If you order direct from the Mango website they charge for returns.

MsWinnieBaygo Sun 12-May-13 00:04:02

Oh forget it, for some reason it's done it again although I was definitely looking at and linked to a red boucle jacket!! If you search red boucle on the mango site it will take you to the red one.

ToastedTeacakes Sun 12-May-13 07:59:57

No worries! I will definitely try JL for mango. True about sizing, some stuff its very small, yet many of their jackets bury me (small shoulders here), so always a risk. May have a look next time i am in city smile

Tigerstripes Sun 12-May-13 09:29:23

I LOVE that green boucle. So expensive though. Is boucle a trend that will date do you think?

ToastedTeacakes Sun 12-May-13 10:33:00

Not sure, but like most things it may begin to look dated at some point. It is described as a 'novelty' yarn, so make of that what you will! Aren't Chanel noted for popularizing boucle jackets?...I'm not too sure really.

I like them because they're often more structured than a regular cardi, but they're not as bulky as an actual jacket.

PretAPorter Sun 12-May-13 13:22:36

Coral boucle?

ToastedTeacakes Sun 12-May-13 13:55:32

Pret, I really love that, thank you!

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