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Does this even exist?? (Alternative to cardigan)

(23 Posts)
HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 12:50:36

Hello!
I wear cardis to work but feel slobby in them. Would love a more structured alternative, but not as stiff/formal as a blazer or suit jacket. Maybe hip length, soft material, with bit of shape, that will go with smart/casual work wear and jeans. And have enough "give" for typing etc. When I do wear proper suits for meetings, I end up taking off jacket as it feels restrictive.

Am I asking the impossible? I'd love any ideas of where to start looking.

Thanks!

Crumbs1 Sun 19-Nov-17 12:53:27

Jersey jacket?

MrsOverTheRoad Sun 19-Nov-17 12:58:23

www.etsy.com/listing/123623421/women-boiled-wool-jacket-size-xs-l?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

You're looking for an unstructured blazer...or a woolen blazer. The one above is nice I think.

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 13:02:20

Crumbs that sounds like something I should have realised myself! 😶😂 I will have a google. Thank you!

Mrs Oh I like that! Yes, that kind of thing would be a good option, it's got more shape than my normal stuff.

NamasteNiki Sun 19-Nov-17 13:05:06

Would you be ok with bolero shaped ones or does it have to be a blazer shape?

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 13:20:44

Not set on blazer shape, as long as it isn't too short, I'd be happy with other shapes

crispinquent Sun 19-Nov-17 13:29:22

I have a whistles nubby jersey blazer not unlike this one

http://www.whistles.com/women/clothing/coats-jackets/textured-jersey-relaxed-jacket-26580.html?cgid=CoatsJacketsClothingg_WW&dwvartextured-jersey-relaxed-jacket-265800_color=Navy#start=0

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 13:44:10

That's really nice crispinquent

manandbeast Sun 19-Nov-17 16:07:27

You are surely talking about a coatigan OP:

uk.images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0WTTcgBrBFaXk8A8Nzw3olQ;_ylu=X3oDMTIyNzRvczZvBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM5ZjdkMmQ1NmViMTIwYTA5MWExMzNlODMzNzU4MmVjZARncG9zAzMEaXQDYmluZw--?.origin=&back=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.images.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dcoatigan%26fr%3Diphone%26fr2%3Dpiv-web%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D3&w=870&h=1110&imgurl=images.asos-media.com%2Finv%2Fmedia%2F1%2F0%2F6%2F3%2F2663601%2Fgrey%2Fimage1xxl.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.asos.com%2FASOS%2FASOS-Longline-Coatigan%2FProd%2Fpgeproduct.aspx%3Fiid%3D2663601&size=176.4KB&name=ASOS+%7C+ASOS+Longline+%3Cb%3ECoatigan%3C%2Fb%3E+at&p=coatigan&oid=9f7d2d56eb120a091a133e8337582ecd&fr2=piv-web&fr=iphone&tt=ASOS+%7C+ASOS+Longline+%3Cb%3ECoatigan%3C%2Fb%3E+at&b=0&ni=21&no=3&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=12gp03ieh&sigb=132c5tgtf&sigi=122khqrid&sigt=1175mdl5k&sign=1175mdl5k&.crumb=BRSiL70Xu1h&fr=iphone&fr2=piv-web

manandbeast Sun 19-Nov-17 16:07:59

Oops sorry about long link am on phone & feeding baby !

Fekko Sun 19-Nov-17 16:09:12

I got some from Ralph Lauren - they are more formal than cardis but are thick knitted material and fitted like jackets.

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 16:10:00

That indeed is a delightful option man. A bit bulky maybe? But I want it anyway!

Fekko Sun 19-Nov-17 16:10:56

www.google.co.uk/search?q=ralph+lauren+knitted+cardigan+jacket&client=safari&hl=en-gb&prmd=sinv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiEjICRg8vXAhUHMhoKHfH7B2QQ_AUIEygC&biw=375&bih=559#imgdii=1eyzR81Xi34hgM:&imgrc=lHs4DuqyN7dwcM:

ColinsVeryJolly Sun 19-Nov-17 16:13:26

m.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/sale-6955441/jackets-coats-5220378/red-soft-waterfall-jacket-6796917?bi=0&ps=20&cm_mmc=AWIN-_-104504-_-Deeplink-_-Generic&cmpid=aff_cont_awuk_104504&_$ja=tsid:19886%7Cprd:104504
Something like this?

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 16:18:28

Fekko bloody love that.
Colins also love that... pity they are so low in sizes.

Thanks everyone, really getting good ideas here. Appreciate it!

Lidlfix Sun 19-Nov-17 16:19:24

Uniqlo jersey blazer is my go to for work. I’m a secondary teacher so need to be smart (not business suit smart) and it feels like wearing a cardigan as the jersey is soft and they’re not lined.

New Look also if good for softer jacket shapes that wash and wear well.

Freshprincess Sun 19-Nov-17 16:24:35

I have a couple of coatigans from TK Maxx. My office is pretty chilly and I needed something smarter than a normal Cardi but warmer than a suit jacket.

mowglik Sun 19-Nov-17 16:50:34

Jersey blazer or cardigans like this

I have similar in black and taupe and they def look smarter than a cardigan

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 16:58:35

Thank you all! Did a bit of browsing, think I will hit the shops this week and try on some shapes/styles
I like shape of 1st one best I think, not sure about the pattern, but M&S is only 5 mins away so will nip down to try it on

hellybellyjellybean Sun 19-Nov-17 17:00:34

The boyfriend blazers in oasis sound like what you are after, smart but casual

CottonSock Sun 19-Nov-17 17:33:37

I got a biker jacket in river island in yellow. Goes great with black and soft and smart

QueenofLouisiana Sun 19-Nov-17 20:02:55

This jacket is my go-to at the moment. Smarter than a cardi, warm and cosy. Was great as a jacket outside in autumn, good for inside now. It works from jeans to dresses.

HoosierDaddy Sun 19-Nov-17 20:41:12

Ooh Queen that could be a winner. What is the sizing like? I think I have a cardigan surprise surprise from there in large

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