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Chenelle: just no

(28 Posts)
SelmaAndJubjub Sun 08-Oct-17 22:07:42

Chenelle is back and apparently on trend, if Jigsaw is to be believed:

It gives me the horrors just thinking about the feel of the stuff: grim in the 80s/90s and grim now. Or is that just me?

PrincessPlod Sun 08-Oct-17 22:10:28

I like the feel of it but it really clings so not always flattering

thecatfromjapan Sun 08-Oct-17 22:10:42

Oh my. That just brings back memories of teenage drinking.

Butterymuffin Sun 08-Oct-17 22:11:29

Tbh I was feeling quite nostalgic for 90s jumpers till I clicked the link and saw the price tag of £90!

Littlebatcalledlucille Sun 08-Oct-17 22:11:48

Nope! Not just you!
Makes my skin itch just looking at it!

ItsAHardKn0ckLife1 Sun 08-Oct-17 22:12:03

Just looking at it sets my teeth on edge

SelmaAndJubjub Sun 08-Oct-17 22:12:16

Always has a weird smell too.

NC4now Sun 08-Oct-17 22:12:55

Funnily enough thecatfromjapan, that was my first thought.

Lucked Sun 08-Oct-17 22:17:18

Oh my, it's a no from me too. I wonder what will be next of the retro fabrics, shot silk must be due a revival

Butterymuffin Sun 08-Oct-17 22:19:36

Just flicked over to Friends and I think Monica is wearing one in red. shock

MorrisZapp Sun 08-Oct-17 22:24:10

Oh god not chenille! Disgusting stuff. Always feels wet, even when dry. Flatters nobody. Saw some in Urban Outfitters the other day.

CoffeenoTea Sun 08-Oct-17 22:25:05

Crimplene will be on the rails by morning i predict.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sun 08-Oct-17 22:39:52

Used to love them in the 90's but the smell and the fluff...

Onthehighseas Sun 08-Oct-17 22:40:23

is Chenelle the same stuff as chenille? Not being facetious, just wondering. I remember going on a date in the 90s wearing a blue chenille cardi. Surprisingly, the night ended rather well wink

SelmaAndJubjub Sun 08-Oct-17 23:29:15

Yes - I always spelt it 'chenille' too but Jigsaw's going for 'chenelle'. Same hideous thing.

MorrisZapp Sun 08-Oct-17 23:45:44

That jumper design is called Chenelle, it's made out of chenille I think?

abitoflight Sun 08-Oct-17 23:56:49

Possible only in the home?

Housewife2010 Mon 09-Oct-17 06:47:09

I had a burgundy chenille jumper in the '90s which I loved. It went threadbare over the boobs though so I had to take it back. I saw some chenille in M&S last week.

LindyHemming Mon 09-Oct-17 06:49:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NotAgainYoda Mon 09-Oct-17 06:49:42

yes, they've just named the design Chenelle - like calling it Mary or something. but they describe it as being made of chenille.

NotAgainYoda Mon 09-Oct-17 06:50:33

I used to know someone called "Chenille".. Spelled Chinniel

CarlHickbread Mon 09-Oct-17 06:59:10

It’s definately making a comeback, I’ve seen it everywhere.

I definitely won’t be purchasing!

BestIsWest Mon 09-Oct-17 07:13:12

I had a purple chenille jumper as a student. God, I loved it. I wore it until it was mostly just string.

CJCreggsGoldfish Mon 09-Oct-17 07:15:17

I think I'd blocked this out...I'm now having flashbacks 😬

randomuntrainedcuntowner Mon 09-Oct-17 07:20:54

Yuk. And she is wearing a navy jumper with horrid black nylon trousers as well! Just no

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