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Where can I get some lightweight sweatshirty type tops like these?

(39 Posts)
PetShopGirl Sat 18-May-13 09:12:04

With a thousand apologies for the DM link, I really need some tops like the ones Gisele is wearing here.

DS is six months old, and whilst I'm finally starting to get on top of my belly issues I could do with some casual, forgiving tops to wear with jeans in the interim. I've got more summery stuff, but with this weather I'm starting to lose hope of ever being able to wear them.

And yes, I realise I am probably on a fools errand to even think about attempting to recreate a Gisele look... blush


MrsCampbellBlack Sat 18-May-13 09:15:45


noddyholder Sat 18-May-13 09:18:57

Cos has something like that. Love te gap ones Are they thin?

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 18-May-13 09:23:00

Those ones aren't that thin but they've got some newer ones in that did look thinner.

I've got the gap ones in neon pink and navy but bizarrely they were in the sale ages ago for about £9.99 each

noddyholder Sat 18-May-13 09:24:57

I have eon pink long sleeved t shirt also in sale not quite so scary after a few washes and like a facelift with fake tan!

PetShopGirl Sat 18-May-13 09:37:38

Gap ones look good, but also wondered about thickness. Were the thinner ones in store? Quite like this too.

I will investigate Cos.

FreeButtonBee Sat 18-May-13 09:44:10

I got a great bright orange jersey sweatshirt top in topshop. It's not showing on line but it has a dipped hem and unhemmed edges and is great with pale blue jeans. I am bf twins so it's perfect to pull up and feed both of them and it's washed really well (and doesn't need ironing!)

noddyholder Sat 18-May-13 09:44:57

Like the raglan ones prefer that neckline

BabyClam Sat 18-May-13 09:47:19

I have just bought a lovely Whistles one, £39 in the sale on ASOS. It's grey with a blue/black leopard print.

There is a similar one for £7 in the men's bit of the H&M website.

BabyClam Sat 18-May-13 10:24:08


PetShopGirl Sat 18-May-13 11:04:11

That Whistles one is lovely, but don't think it would suit me.

I've thought of looking for men's ones, but I ideally want a wider neckline than they would have.

FreeButtonBee - do you know if they had any other colours? Orange is a bit of a no-go for me unfortunately.

I think I might go on an expedition to Gap this afternoon and see what they've got in-store.

bishboschone Sat 18-May-13 11:31:47

Primark for £5 .. I have a few and they are fab with turned up skinny jeans smile

kaumana Sat 18-May-13 11:40:45

The grey top is identical to the H&M one I'm currently wearing, it was also available in blue. The sleeves are turned up with a couple of stitches to keep them in place.

MorrisZapp Sat 18-May-13 11:44:14

M&S have a stripy lightweight sweatshirt, with elbow length sleeves if that's any use. Looks like it came from a proper shop, think it costs 17 quid.

GraduallyGoingInsane Sat 18-May-13 11:55:22

Dependant on budget, White Company have some gorgeous ones. I tried it on in the shop but couldn't quite justify the cost as I don't wear jeans often. It was lightweight so more of a spring/summer top than a cozy sweatshirt. It was very soft and flattering though.

YoniOno Sat 18-May-13 13:00:36

Peacocks do them for £7 here in coral and neon pink £10 but cheaper in blue and purple for some reason, called 'Spring sweat'

<continues to be baffled at MNers who think it's necessary to pay £60 for a basic cotton item>

cocolepew Sat 18-May-13 13:23:11

Primark or Asda. I always get asked where I got my Asda ones from.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 18-May-13 14:50:24

Cos have some lovely ones and I saw a gorgeous one on the Reiss website but haven't seen irl. I think I saw some in Topshop too.

PetShopGirl Sat 18-May-13 14:54:21

Thanks everyone.

Just been in to town and.... Primark came up trumps! Good call, bishboschone. Got a couple there for £8 which should see me through until the weather turns/my belly shrinks (no idea which is likely to come sooner).

I am now the spitting image of Gisele (hahahahahahahahahahahahaha).

Gap only had a couple with GAP emblazoned on them. I have no idea why they still do this.

Quite like the Peacocks neon pink one too. I'm refusing to spend any proper money on clothes until I'm back at my pre-pregnancy size.

noddyholder Sat 18-May-13 15:27:28

What colours do primark have?

bishboschone Sat 18-May-13 15:41:44

Loads .. About ten different ones . Grey , blue , purple etc

bishboschone Sat 18-May-13 15:42:29

I love my primark ones.. So soft and they wash well.. I should have said size down as I find them pretty big but I guessed you tried .

noddyholder Sat 18-May-13 15:43:39

Will have a look Monday thanks

mysteryfairy Sat 18-May-13 16:48:21

YoniOno - the peacocks site says the one you linked to is 65% polyester? Would be thrilled to find it is actually cotton as that much polyester would feel uncomfortable on me. I have the Whistles one Babyclam recommended which I got with an extra 10% off so £35 which I think is pricy but not outrageous and I didn't find anything in cotton for much less.

Artura Sat 18-May-13 22:30:33

I love this one from Hush. Already have one in bluey/grey that I've worn out. Very breastfeeding friendly worn with vest underneath. Also tempted by that Whistles one though. What is the sizing like? Normally wear 12 but baps still massive at 4 months postnatal...

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