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Have we done general autumn knitwear? I need...

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WilfSell Thu 25-Sep-08 19:46:49

...smart long cardies for work to wear over trousers and shirt.

But I cannot be doing with chunky knits. And I am kidding myself that I am still a pear shape but in reality (especially from the side!) I look pregnant like an apple. So it probably needs to go 'in' somewhere under the boobs and button there not at neck etc..

And then there's the V neck jumper that it both fitted and fine knit, long enough to cover the stomach, 'ruche' up a bit if necessary but it not too shapeless 'boyfriend' (god I hate that phrase)

And then there's the warm multipurpose, chuck it over everything jumper or tunic.

Any ideas/suggestions?

JackieNo Thu 25-Sep-08 19:52:42

This sort of shape? But maybe not smart enough?
Belted?
Wrap
This is rather nice, but maybe too short?

janeite Thu 25-Sep-08 19:55:43

Gap have some nice, long, fine-rib cardigans - £30 or non-rib for around £40. All Saints always have interesting looking long cardigans, although a bit pricey.

For chuck it over everything and keep warm but look okay, M&S have v nice cashmere jumpers, scoop necked, £50-ish.

WilfSell Thu 25-Sep-08 19:56:43

Thanks jackieno, first link didn't work, liking the damson and grey ones, the mohair just doesn't work with me (fat): I have open weave ones like that already from Monsoon and I think they only work if you are unbulgy!

Fabric needs to be more skimmy and smooth IYSWIM.

Damson one v nice - dunno about belt...

JackieNo Thu 25-Sep-08 19:57:08

V-neck, but maybe a bit too V?
OK, it says boyfriend, but looks fairly fitted.
Not sure how fine knit this is.

WilfSell Thu 25-Sep-08 19:59:09

I like that long v one. heh heh heh, would probably forget to put the vest on underneath though.

traceybath Thu 25-Sep-08 19:59:19

I bought a fab v neck jumper in zara today. I bought charcoal grey but they also had navy, beige and black.

Perfect v neck - ideal with shirt under and fitted but not skin tight and also fairly long. Nice button detail on sleeves which are long.

Fine knit too and all for £19 - can't find a link though.

JackieNo Thu 25-Sep-08 20:00:01

Another cardi?

janeite Thu 25-Sep-08 20:03:30

The Gap one is skinny and smooth and can be worn loose, belted or as a wrap.

LetThemEatCake Thu 25-Sep-08 20:18:27

you need cashmere, if budget permits A/W essential, and investment to boot

check out brora or pure - both online

sorry have not read whole thread/ looked at other links so forgive me if this is no help!

anyfucker Thu 25-Sep-08 20:22:29

I know Miss Selfridge is a bit "teenage" but they have some nice, unfussy, long V-buttoning cardis in great Autumn colours such as damson red and a lovely darkish blue

they have colour matched em with some great folky tops for underneath

they look fab with dark skinny keks and boots

FluffyMummy123 Fri 26-Sep-08 00:00:42

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WilfSell Fri 26-Sep-08 11:53:23

Thank you for your suggestions, style mavens. I will peruse.

bundle Fri 26-Sep-08 11:54:27

gap yesterday had heaps (specially the v neck fine ones)
also M&S v good value

WilfSell Fri 26-Sep-08 20:36:14

I have just bought a long, belted v neck cashmere jumper for 40 quid from Tesco!

It says it is machine washable but I'm a bit hmm about this. Yeah if you want a matted shrunken jumper next time?

moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 20:42:12

I bought long skinny rib cardigan in black from Principles a few weeks ago which is quite nice.
Much better than black boiled wool long Boden one that I thought was great until someone took pic at work.
OMFG

I looked like a Latvian turnip farmer!

FluffyMummy123 Fri 26-Sep-08 20:42:45

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moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 20:44:47

Wilf, a cardi fitted like a jacket is a good option. LA had some nice ones.

I think a v neck jumper can look a bit dodgy if one has a prominent midriff.

Jacket type thing far kinder (and smart)

Agree on 'boyfriend' thing.
it's shit, isn't it??

moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 20:46:01

Like this

moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 20:46:41

Also this one

pointydog Fri 26-Sep-08 20:52:46

gosh I really like that boiled wool jacket. But it's laura ashley, Hav enever bought La Ash. Would I, could I?

pointydog Fri 26-Sep-08 20:53:04

(red one)

moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 20:54:06

It is nice.
I tried it one but no good for me with large norks.

mehgalegs Fri 26-Sep-08 20:58:08

Has your Sainsbury's got a TU? Some very nice fine knitwear

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