This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 16 messages.)
Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
Does anyone have any top tips? I'm finally willowy and off to Milan, won't be able to get to an outlet, so what's to avoid/ lovely/ wearable and amazing? I'm thinking about a day dress rather than full evening and am pale, flat chested and mousy haired!
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the quality of Missoni is not what it once was. I know several people who've had holes popping up around the seams and literally watched their garment unravel before they could ever get to trying to mend it or stop it in its tracks. These were all their iconic knitwear pieces and that was really the only thing worth buying there. So that leaves the overly ubiquitous scarves of the 00s often bought as a last minute gift at the airport? Sorry, know it's not what you wanted to hear. If you really want a Missoni piece I'd be looking for vintage piece instead.
When in Milan go have a nose at Miu Miu, Prada, Gucci, Emilio Pucci instead. Marni has sadly similarly declined in quality, it's still decent (and better than Missoni) but not what it once was. There's one really good outlet in the city, DMag, who knows what you'll find there.
My second bestest chazza shop find was a Missoni silk chiffon scarf, with tag. 99p. I feel all Italian in it. Then went to a swishing event and helped unpacked, found a lovely missoni Cardigan, which miraculously vanished when it came to tagging.
I have a mainline Missoni jumper, a pink roll neck in the classic stripey weave, and I adore it. It’s ridiculously warm so I save it for my ski trips, where I wear it in the evening. RRP was £695 but I got it for a steal online.