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Nice tops to wear with jeans on a night out?

(16 Posts)
Growingboys Sun 12-Nov-17 14:42:51

I'm in my 40s and am a size 12. I would like to find a couple of tops - maybe silk, preferably not sleeveless as it's cold, to wear with jeans e.g. to friends' houses, dinner parties, out for drinks etc.

Has anyone any suggestions? I am thinking colourful, maybe silk, well cut - not v baggy as that won't suit me. Not tarty. Just fun, colourful and flattering.

I've been stalking the Outnet and Trilogy, and had a look in M&S as I walked through the other day. I usually get lucky in little local boutiques but they've all failed too.

Any suggestions welcome. Thank you!

DancingOnParsnips Sun 12-Nov-17 14:53:48

Marking place.

Doreah Sun 12-Nov-17 15:09:56

How about Monsoon? Or Oasis? They normally have some nice tops.

Growingboys Sun 12-Nov-17 18:45:11

I hadn't actually thought of either of those. Will have a look, thank you!

Blackandpurple Sun 12-Nov-17 19:05:34

Wallis? They have nice tops to wear with jeans.

MimiDeLaSun Sun 12-Nov-17 19:10:28

I struggle with nice tops too. They are either too flouncy or sleeveless.

Onebusymum Sun 12-Nov-17 19:20:45

Ive been looking too. There are some nice jumpers with chiffon sleeves in New Look and Oasis

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 12-Nov-17 19:21:19

The problem is that nearly everything is sleeveless or short sleeved, or horrible polyester, or both.

I bought a gorgeous silk and cotton mix shirt in M&S earlier in the year and would love to buy more of them, but they haven't got any.

This, maybe?

whyioughtta Sun 12-Nov-17 22:44:56

Oliver Bonas

Neonyellow Sun 12-Nov-17 22:47:09

Oliver Bonas

Almahart Mon 13-Nov-17 06:40:11

&otherstories often have unusual prints, also Cos might be worth a look

Growingboys Mon 13-Nov-17 16:09:32

Thank you all. Have bought stuff at Oliver Bonas before but had forgotten about it so will have a look. Ditto &otherstories - will have a look, and Cos. Much appreciated.

Remus thank you for that link - it's v pretty and a bargain, too! Might swing by and have a look, thank you x

CountFosco Mon 13-Nov-17 20:16:58

Jigsaw is good for silk tops. I saw this on a blog today that looks nice. I bought this in nude in the sale last January and have worn it masses, I like the see-through strip at the back. The shape of both of these is fairly relaxed but the luxe fabric makes them feel more dressy.

mammmamia Wed 15-Nov-17 07:46:13

I've recently discovered Sosander - give it a go

Growingboys Sat 18-Nov-17 18:02:25

That Jigsaw top is lovely! I shall try it on next week.

Thank you

Mulberrysilk Sat 18-Nov-17 18:22:04

this is silk.

Ignoring my inner voice, I've bought a few silk-like polyester tops recently. I haven't worn them yet so might regret it yet, but I'm feeling beaten in the quest for natural fibres.

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