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lljkk Mon 02-May-16 20:26:36

I have a sleeveless (navy) dress to wear to an evening summer wedding. In case I get cold I thought to get some kind of bolero jacket. This one. £20, when I don't even know what the material is, seems too much. But I don't ever buy new clothes so I don't know. What do others think?

MrsLeighHalfpenny Mon 02-May-16 20:29:48

Depends. Is it a good label?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 02-May-16 20:30:18

You don't get much for 20 quid these days!

lljkk Mon 02-May-16 20:36:38

I dunno if it's a good label, how would I know?

I hate shopping, sigh. I bet I could spend all day in nearest city & find nothing i liked better (sigh).

louloubelle2 Mon 02-May-16 20:47:10

It was £16 when I clicked on the link? I wouldn't expect it to be great fabric, it's probably a rayon or polyester, unlined and cheaply finished, but that's what I'd expect for less than £20 to be honest. What do you expect for the money -serious question?

louloubelle2 Mon 02-May-16 20:50:28

Also meant to say though, for a one off, or occasional item, and if it goes perfectly with your dress and you can't find an alternative, it's probably perfect for your purposes. No one will be inspecting it close up.

lljkk Mon 02-May-16 20:50:58

With postage it's over £20.
I may only wear this once in my life, for a wedding, but I guess it would be nice if it was still okay fitting after being washed & didn't look like generally cheap tat from the start & didn't disintegrate.

I really hate clothes more than ever now, lol. At least I am famous in my extended family for being useless at wearing anything nice. My hair & rest of me will still be a state.

FaFoutis Mon 02-May-16 20:59:24

It looks like it will feel nasty.
You could get something like that in better fabric from a sale, this one is a bit more expensive but it wont give you a rash: www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Linea+Jersey+shutter+jacket/227186780,default,pd.html

SexNamesRFab Mon 02-May-16 21:03:57

If you don't buy clothes very often then I think you'd be better off treating yourself to a thin wool bolero that you can wear again.

Coral goes nice with navy:
m.wallis.co.uk/h5/product?productId=23359473

Or neutral colour:
m.wallis.co.uk/h5/product?productId=24522299

Or if you want navy:
m.wallis.co.uk/h5/product?productId=24258251

What's the dress like?

HappyGirlNow Mon 02-May-16 21:29:06

You think £20 for a jacket is too much? confused

MrsLettuce Mon 02-May-16 21:45:24

It'll be crap and you'd probably end up hating it so much you'd be happy to pay another £20 not to take it off. You could probably get a half decent wrap / shawl / scarf for that sort of price that you might even wear again.

MrsLettuce Mon 02-May-16 21:46:12

happy to pay another £20 not to take it off

WriteforFun1 Mon 02-May-16 21:48:54

Your budget sounds like mine
I'd have a look on Amazon, debenhams. Unless you're brilliant at second hand shopping I dint think you will get great fabric though but for a few occasions it will be fine. You can wear at home on chilly summer evenings to get more value from it.

Oly5 Tue 03-May-16 09:00:33

I'd go for a pashmina that can at least double up as a scarf at other times of year

lljkk Tue 03-May-16 11:57:33

I think a colourful over-large scarf is the best way to go, thanks for that. Plus I know where to find a large selection of them. I will post a picture of dress later. It's a bit short & I have terrible legs, but I think I can pull it off with dark tights.

Darn, I had a pretty shawl for about 11 yrs that would have done fine but I never wore it so sold it ~3-4 yrs ago. Probably sold for less than what I'll need to pay now. Oh well, always the way!!

burnishedsilver Tue 03-May-16 12:23:26

To be honest, I don't think it's a good buy.

lljkk Tue 03-May-16 19:07:35

ta.... Dress and newly purchased scarf/wrap. I have a shiny suitable necklace to wear, too. Bride is Indian & cousins are fashionistas so I expect a lot of Bling.

thanks for the feedback.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 03-May-16 19:10:00

That's perfect!!

lljkk Tue 03-May-16 19:15:20

Not too boring? Thanks. smile Actually boring is fine. Anything as long as I don't do a Prat Act.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 03-May-16 19:22:11

No not at all,soooooo much nicer than the jacket! Really nicesmile

lljkk Tue 03-May-16 19:23:19

Cool, ta. And only £7 from the market. smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 03-May-16 19:23:53

Bargain!grin

MrsLettuce Tue 03-May-16 19:40:47

Yes, perfect!

SexNamesRFab Tue 03-May-16 21:41:57

That's a lovely combination OP.

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