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(14 Posts)
MamaDuckling Wed 03-Feb-16 21:41:23

Best Breton tops? To wear with jeans/Capri trousers...

SIL has a gorgeous Petit Bateau one, and a Jaeger one, but the material on both is too heavy for me. Moving to warmer climes v soon so I need something lightweight.


SnuffleGruntSnorter Wed 03-Feb-16 21:42:55

I'm really pleased with my sainsburys one grin probably not up to your betit bateau and Jaeger benchmark though!

squicketysquack Wed 03-Feb-16 21:45:21

I have done much research on this subject recently and would say Seasalt. Luckily I managed to get the red wine stain out of my old one so I didn't have to buy one in the end, but that was the result my research got me to!!

MamaDuckling Thu 04-Feb-16 09:07:17

Fab, will look at both! Not normally a Boden fan but has anyone tried theirs?

73dexter Thu 04-Feb-16 09:18:39

I have a Boden top and it seems fine.

MadisonMontgomery Thu 04-Feb-16 09:22:45

I have a few Boden ones and they are good - quite light tshirt material which is good for summer.

MadisonMontgomery Thu 04-Feb-16 09:23:14

Oh the me&em ones are good too.

Laquila Thu 04-Feb-16 09:26:22

There are many many threads about Breton tops, of you have the time/motivation to search for them! (I certainly don't...;))

My opinion is that most of them are too bloody short and that a boat/slash neck is crucial. I've had success with Gap and H&M ones recently. Joules also do quite nice ones although the colours can be a bit twee. I've had some good ones from Boden but they change their design and fabric every season so there's very little continuity!

amazonianwoman Thu 04-Feb-16 09:46:22

Yes to Seasalt, long enough (I'm 5ft 10), good neckline, not too thick, not too thin. I have 3 grin

burnishedsilver Thu 04-Feb-16 09:56:16

I have one from Boden. I like it but its not what I'd call lightweight. Maybe the fabric is different depending on which seasons collection its from.

Fourormore Thu 04-Feb-16 09:58:03

I have a Boden one from last summer. It's light weight but short in the body.

MamaDuckling Thu 04-Feb-16 15:35:27

Thanks all, will try good old h&m too...

Boden seem to do a long line one now, fwiw!

AstrantiaMallow Thu 04-Feb-16 16:52:03


RubyReins Thu 04-Feb-16 17:07:14

I got a cracker from Lidl recently. Just under £4 for 97% cotton 3% elastane and sufficiently long (I am presently 39.5 weeks upduffed and it covers the bump). Stripes perfectly matched too and it has been washed three times now with no bobbling. I might have lucked out though - it was in that spooky centre aisle next to chainsaw sharpeners and socket sets. Have a great one from Tu as well - navy and taupe. Washes like a dream.

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