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I'm looking to buy a pure silk cami to wear under some sheer/fine summer tops in 70/80 degree temps on holiday. Would you recommend Boden or Patra? (Or somewhere else?) I would buy a couple but am looking for them to be durable so I can rinse through and rewear. I have a couple of boden pure silk tops and to be honest I'm too scared to wear them as they seem very delicate...! Thanks in advance.
I've just bought two Patra ones, and some matching silk undies in champagne and black. I've washed them on the handwash/delicate cycle in my machine and they've emerged OK. The camis aren't vey long in the body, though.
I have silk camisoles from various places - summer sales usually cheapest time to buy (sorry - unhelpful). Have couple of Boden which are tough as old boots, have also bought from Patra (like their silk knickers too) and from Charlotte & Co. Have tried cheaper silk camilsoles but they were invariably edged with very scratchy lace. Boden has a good range of colours & no scratchy lace; Patra do some knitted silk ones which are particularly good under v-necks for work - more discrete than Boden unless you find a Boden size that fits you perfectly, but I can wear Boden ones as a top whereas the Patra ones are kept for underwear.
Hi thanks for the responses. Datahub I wear camis all the time at home, rarely just a bra but I usually just wear microfibre type M&S ones which I think will sweat me on hols, hence I'm hoping that pure silk will be cooler. Can anyone testify to that? Smarterthan, are the patra ones satin silk? And would you recommend the champagne one as being a "nude"? I'm fair but wasn't sure whether the cream or champagne would be more discreet under tops - thought the champagne looked quite dark online. Not too fussed about the length as I'm not tall anyway. Charlotte & co looked good but my size out of stock and jigsaw don't go up to my size. Thanks again everyone.
Thanks smarterthan and datahub. No not particularly modest datahub, but I like the more streamlined look that wearing a cami gives, and it also helps stabilise a slightly jiggly mum tum (when shapewear would be too heavy duty). I like your second link, and I have a few of the boden "pretty printed top" which is quite similar. I wouldn't wear a cami under those, but I need one for under a couple of very sheer tops, and I didn't want to wear my usual microfibrey ones.