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pixiegumboot Tue 01-Apr-14 10:05:27

Where in the hell do I find nice blouses, with short sleeves. Not cap sleeves, not sleeveless but short. Like just above the elbow. I've done asos, next, m&s, dotty p, wallis, river island..........Am I looking for the impossible. Just something cool to wear in the summer without showing off my meaty northern arms. Thanks!

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 01-Apr-14 10:07:56

Pure Collection do silk satin short sleeved shirts, so prob not see through like many silk blouses.

SorrelForbes Tue 01-Apr-14 10:09:42

Watching with interest as I want something similar in white or pink, preferably without buttons, more of a t-shirt style.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 01-Apr-14 10:09:56

Also, do you like the HOBBS Esther viscose w a little silk shell top? Reduced to £44

pixiegumboot Tue 01-Apr-14 10:11:22

Thanks. I am looking for the impossible I think as I am restricted in fabric - so silk (basically anything nice or drycleanable) with two children is a no go. Don't do polyester much either as it stinks. or am I behind the times on this?

andsmile Tue 01-Apr-14 10:12:59

mint velvent do lovely silk panels t's that are so easy to wear feel warm/cool and delicate but practical day tops, can be dressed up too.

The have a black and a lilac one at mo, but keep checking the have new colours in all the time.

andsmile Tue 01-Apr-14 10:13:50

The silk ts I find wash well on 30, pop onto hanger

pixiegumboot Tue 01-Apr-14 10:14:13

Belinda - thanks, needs to be v neck. Price up to £50. Winter, so nice bright colours for me. Nothing gathered from a round neck. I am asking the impossible I'm sure.

pixiegumboot Tue 01-Apr-14 10:17:28

Andsmile - thanks, never heard of mint velvet and some nice ones on there. With sleeves!!!

andsmile Tue 01-Apr-14 10:22:36

I knnow a lot of colours are 'drab' looking but there thing is to be neutral. The keep a narrow palllette of colours. But there stuff is so eay to wear day to day and team up with other stuff.

The silk panel T's - I discovered these last year they have a wide banded bottom and the front is loose with pin tucks so easy to cover but still have shape - I love them for me...the feel so nice on. You may get them down to 30 to 40 in sales.

Check House of Fraser and John Lewis as they have Mint Velvet as a concession.

I think their vests and laering ts are way over priced. I like their jeans seem to keep colour well. Most knitwear is fine but some is a little flimsy. Their boxy shapes dont fare well on me.

pixiegumboot Tue 01-Apr-14 10:41:59


pixiegumboot Tue 01-Apr-14 10:43:49
expensive for what it is.

andsmile Tue 01-Apr-14 16:16:34

Oh I like those blouses in the links..sort you can just throw on, wear with a scarf or not grin

Look nice and cool too for summer.

FoxyHarlow123 Tue 01-Apr-14 19:03:41

Love this but it's expensive!

FoxyHarlow123 Tue 01-Apr-14 19:06:42

Great shape but not sure about the pattern

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 01-Apr-14 19:44:25

Cos are doing a similar one to the Michael Kors top, only in pale blue and about £70.

Dollydowser Tue 01-Apr-14 19:48:27

Boden have a few.

SorrelForbes Tue 01-Apr-14 19:58:24

Thanks for the Cos recommend. I've just managed to find a white silk t-shirt!

JemimaMuddledUp Tue 01-Apr-14 20:33:19

I have some nice blouses from Yumi and Sugarhill Boutique with that length sleeve. The only thing is I think they are all synthetic.

noddyholder Tue 01-Apr-14 20:37:17

love this I wear a lot of blouses mainly from mango zara cos and look out for vintage ones at markets and in charity shops

QueenCadbury Tue 01-Apr-14 20:54:43

I get mine from a selection of places but next, white stuff, mango mainly. I don't mind poly though. Depending on budget jigsaw and jaegar often have silk or silk mix ones although as you say silk isn't great with dc. I've a couple previously from vero moda although they are viscose.

Twinklestein Tue 01-Apr-14 21:15:34

DvF does great blouses. If you don't want to pay full price you can pick them up on ebay.

BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 01-Apr-14 21:23:40

Not exactly what you are looking for, but cobalt silk blouse reduced to £29 here,default,pd.html

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BelindaAllWorkedOut Tue 01-Apr-14 21:25:05

Size 14 cream silk, wrap blouse,default,pd.html

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