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I have realised I really need to wear something other than striped Bretons in eight different colours in rotation. I do own some non stripy tops but I don't love them, because the shape and the weight aren't right - the cotton is too thin, the fabric too clingy, the neckline too low, or the body too short. So basically what I need is a Breton top - heavy ish cotton, reasonable length, slash neck, slim but not too fitted - only not stripy. I'll take long, short or elbow length sleeves and consider any colour as long as they fit the other criteria.
If you could point me in the direction of this elusive item I'd be ever so grateful.
😃 Glad you like it...was going to suggest you have a look at the Petit Bateau website too as a follow-up (bit dearer but lovely and sale is often good)...but the temptation of the stripey things might be overwhelming there.
I feel your pain. I am trying to wean myself off a constant rotation of breton dresses (boat neck, 3/4 sleeve, a-line mini) in various colours. Have worn virtually nothing else for the last 4 years it seems. They even have pockets.
When I had a nosey around that website I discovered that they were the very first company I ever bought a Breton from, back in the late 80s/early 90s when they only did mail order and advertised in the Independent on Sunday! So very happy to discover they still exist and will keep an eye out for other navy boat neck wearing Mumsnetters.