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Basic cardigans

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Pipbin Sun 10-May-15 22:35:36

Might be a style faux pas but I care not.
I want to buy some basic plain v neck cardigans. In an ideal world I would like some in a variety of colours.
I have some that I bought from H&M a few years ago but they are getting a bit worn out.
I've not looked all that hard tbh. Any ideas ladies?

Tommy Sun 10-May-15 22:39:32

I've been trying to do exactly this for the last few weeks! I've had a couple from Woolovers but they are quite pricey and not that great. I'm currently in a red herring navy cardi from Debenhams and I have a pale green one too which I like - got them last year so don't know of they have them this year.
I would like a few in different colours like you, plain basic and in a variety of colours - not too much of an ask is it?!

Pipbin Sun 10-May-15 22:42:15

It shouldn't be should it?
The ones from H&M were nice enough quality for about £15 each and came in about 6 colours. That's all I want.
I wear a lot of highly patterned dresses and at this time of year I just need a plain cardi.

scribblegirl Sun 10-May-15 22:43:02

I came on to say H&M are my cardi saviours! I've got their basics cardis in about 5 colours - they're great for work. I know they fall apart quickly but frankly they're cheap enough not to worry me!

Pipbin Sun 10-May-15 22:43:51

Do they still do them? I couldn't see them online.

AmelieinOz Sun 10-May-15 22:46:16

My Zara cardigans which I bought in 2010 survived weekly machine washing for three years. They're now still decent-looking, just rarely used because I've stopped wearing cardigans so much. Mango does good cardigans, too.

SisterJulienne Sun 10-May-15 22:46:36

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scribblegirl Sun 10-May-15 22:47:02

Yep! Bought a new black one last week because I left mine somewhere or other... IME the H&M site is awful - just pop into the shop, they're by the other plain bits, t shirts and the like

AmelieinOz Sun 10-May-15 22:49:03


Pipbin Sun 10-May-15 22:49:32

I will brave it next weekend Scribble. Thank you.
I have an H&M near here but no Uniqlo, Mango or Zara.

Tommy Sun 10-May-15 22:51:19

red Herring cardis

Pipbin Sun 10-May-15 22:53:34

I've just looked at Uniqlo online. Perfect, thank you.

Pipbin Sun 10-May-15 22:55:46

And Uniqlo do good long sleeve tops for work. Brilliant now that Gap have gone to shit.
How are their sizes?

CointreauVersial Sun 10-May-15 23:09:56


Essexgirlupnorth Sun 10-May-15 23:17:58

Gap are also good for plain cardi's especially the outlet stores

BlueEyedWonder Sun 10-May-15 23:40:53

Gap or Uniqlo

RedButtonhole Sun 10-May-15 23:43:23

H&M. I have cardigans from there that I bought about 5 years ago that are still going strong.

AmelieinOz Mon 11-May-15 05:13:35

Pipbin - they sometimes go up to XXL, probably UK18. I'm UK12/14 (more 14 in tops), I wear M.

Pipbin Mon 11-May-15 07:21:01

Thanks. Ame.
I went to japan a few years ago. The clothes shops there sell s/m/l. Large was about a 12. There was then one shop in Tokyo that sold larger clothes.
I wear a about a 16 in tops so a L or XL might do.

SunnySomer Mon 11-May-15 07:24:05

For the basic extra-fine merino the L or XL should be fine, sometimes the designer ranges (eg Ines de la Fressange) are cut a bit narrower. I'm 14-16 (depending on shop) on top and find a L v comfortable

OneLittleLady Mon 11-May-15 07:41:48

pipbin in UNIQLO I wear a L comfortably or an XL if I want a slouchier look. I am a 14 sometimes 16 on top

AmelieinOz Mon 11-May-15 09:01:30

You're welcome, Pipbin. UNIQLO seems generously sized compared to the usual Japanese/Asian brands. smile

Lovewearingjeans Mon 11-May-15 09:10:59

I have got basic plain cardi's from Matalan of all places. They are starting to get worn out, so need to look for more. Next do them too.

Pipbin Sat 16-May-15 16:45:55

Thank you to whoever suggested H&M. I got three round neck cardis in there today.

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