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Why do so many tops only have three quarter length sleeves?

(11 Posts)
MrsWolowitz Thu 14-Nov-13 12:03:29

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LadyVetinari Thu 14-Nov-13 10:41:20

I only wear 3/4 sleeve tops - they don't get in the way when I'm washing my hands, cooking, playing guitar etc, whereas long sleeves are cumbersome when rolled down or tight and uncomfortable when rolled up. 3/4 sleeve jumpers and coats are just odd, though.

SpookyRestingFace Thu 14-Nov-13 09:15:24

I love 3/4 sleeves as I find them v flattering, but agree it's annoying in a winter top. But then I'd never be wearing just a top in winter as I heat my house very minimally, so I layer up.

learnasyougo Thu 14-Nov-13 07:43:19

would it work to wear a merino jumper underneath in, say white or black? merino wool is lovely and fine, not scratchy or bullky but warm.

LadyintheRadiator Thu 14-Nov-13 07:38:39

I hate it too. You can push long sleeves up if that's your preference! But if they're too short, well tough. I sympathise.

icingmyback Thu 14-Nov-13 07:35:14

i agree op. i just bought a really thick woolly jumper and it's got 3/4 length sleeves! if i'm wearing thick wool, i'm too cold to expose half my arms.

Jemster Thu 14-Nov-13 07:33:39

Yes I guessed it must be the fashion I just hate it!
Tops can go back and I'll keep looking.

CeeceeBloomingdale Thu 14-Nov-13 07:30:13

I love 3/4 length myself, normal length are too long. Sainsburys tops have really long arms.

LittleTulip Thu 14-Nov-13 07:28:00

Love 3/4 sleeves. They are the perfect length for me. Soz

hellokittymania Thu 14-Nov-13 07:24:16

It's "the fashion".... grin

Can you exchange them for something else?

Jemster Thu 14-Nov-13 07:12:38

I've just received a load of tops from Next delivery. Most fit me well and are in good colours but the sleeves finish way above my wrist! I hate this as a) it is getting cold now and I want to be warm & b) I get slightly swollen wrists due to arthritis and i like to keep them covered.

Why are so many tops like this? It's so annoying and I think looks a bit odd. These will all have to be returned now, I wish they'd make it clear on website that half the arm is missing!

Sorry for moan, feel bit better now!

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