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Knitted waistcoat - not OAP-like or too expensive!

(25 Posts)
wineoclockthanks Sat 14-Jan-17 16:50:05

Any ideas where I would find one please?
Bit like this:

BusterGonad Sat 14-Jan-17 19:29:16

Back in the 90's I think! 😂 Jokes a side I've found these two Joe Browns ones on the Very website!

wineoclockthanks Sat 14-Jan-17 19:59:28

Oh, are they really old fashioned? <displays total fashion ignorance>

ItsMehAgain Sat 14-Jan-17 20:06:48

Cotton traders?

citykat Sat 14-Jan-17 20:50:02

Jigsaw or White Company. Maybe too ££££

Nettletheelf Sat 14-Jan-17 21:02:59

Don't do it. We're saving you from yourself.

MissBeehiving Sat 14-Jan-17 21:11:07

please don't do it

starsinyourpies Sat 14-Jan-17 21:20:22

Don't do it (unless you're over 80 and slim).

MissMogwi Sat 14-Jan-17 21:37:51

My mum wears these things, sometimes decorated with 'seasonal' appliqué. So we've just had Christmas wear, soon she will crack out the Valentines waistcoats. I shit you not.

It's a slippery slope OP, don't do it.

lurkingfromhome Sat 14-Jan-17 23:38:20

There's a reason they're so hard to find smile

BusterGonad Sun 15-Jan-17 03:39:42

They are not that nice Op, what about a faux fur gillet? Or a nice chunky cardy in a cream shade? I just think you'd look younger instantly without one and I don't think they are flattering. Sorry Op!

LadyOfTheCanyon Sun 15-Jan-17 07:38:16

I do not understand the logic of any knitted garment with short sleeves.

OldJoseph Sun 15-Jan-17 08:22:04

I like them ( not all of them linked to above). They are not supposed to be worn without a long sleeved top underneath, that would be daft. They are great for giving a bit of warmth without the bulk of sleeves.

Sunbeam18 Sun 15-Jan-17 08:24:26

That IS OAP like!

MissBeehiving Sun 15-Jan-17 08:25:57

It's the buttons. I like tank tops tho


wineoclockthanks Sun 15-Jan-17 09:35:42

I'm sensing a theme here grin

I did think there must have been a good reason why the shops weren't full of them smile

Thank you everyone. Back to the fashion drawing board sad

BusterGonad Sun 15-Jan-17 13:37:43

Op what is it about the waist coats you like? Let us know and maybe we can find something which fits the criteria but Is a bit more on trend! Don't despair! 😉

LiefieLiefie Sun 15-Jan-17 13:52:08

If you're wanting to keep your body warm, then I second fake fur gilets or padded gilets. They have the same effect but a bit more fashion-conscious and up-to-date.

I have something similar to this.

Padded wise, Uniqlo always get good reviews on here.

BusterGonad Sun 15-Jan-17 14:22:50

I have a pink minky coloured oasis one and I love it!

wineoclockthanks Sun 15-Jan-17 17:51:59

All fashion help greatfully received!

I can't wear jumpers as I get too hot (hot flushes all the time!) so do wear cardigans a lot. But I've got some lovely long sleeved tops which I want to wear so thought sleeveless was the answer I now see the error of my ways

I was ill recently and due to surgery and medication my body shape has changed - my tummy is now size 16/18 so I'm not sure of a thicker gilet.

BusterGonad Sun 15-Jan-17 18:16:37

You can wear them open, if you do them up they can look a bit chunky, what about one of those long line jackets without sleeves, my friend wears hers with a fine knit roll neck underneath, and as it's long line they kind of make you look taller and slimmer too.

Fuzzypeggy Sun 15-Jan-17 18:27:29

Something like this might be a bit more stylish op?

wineoclockthanks Sun 15-Jan-17 18:29:18

Ok been googling, what's a 'duster jacket'? And do I want one smile?

wineoclockthanks Sun 15-Jan-17 18:30:24

Oh, I like that fuzzy thanks, where's that from?

Fuzzypeggy Sun 15-Jan-17 18:38:58

its a pic from eBay, a topshop cardigan. I googled it because I have the exact same one and was trying to find a pic of it for you.

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