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knitted dresses and tights

(23 Posts)
nailpolish Thu 30-Oct-08 12:38:50

does this combo cause static? does the dress stick to the legs? i quite fancy getting a knitted dress

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 30-Oct-08 12:42:20

Spray of hair spray over your tights stops static and more wool/less nylon tights are better ime

I love my wool dresses smile

nailpolish Thu 30-Oct-08 12:42:41

aha! great tip

cuttingmeownthroatdibblaaaargh Thu 30-Oct-08 12:44:02

I wear a microfibre slip under my knitted dresses. It stops any cling, and helps the dress to not stick to any lumpy bits of me too.

nailpolish Thu 30-Oct-08 12:44:52

yes i thought about that
do you wear a full length one?

WhatFreshHellIsThis Thu 30-Oct-08 12:47:35

oh yes, sweater dresses are a big favourite in the FreshHell wardrobe - love them!

and they're brilliant when pregnant, as well. Lots of room for bump and no waistband to fall down constantly. smile

I don't get any static problems, always wear thick opaques though.

Lizzylou Thu 30-Oct-08 12:49:05

I need some sweater dresses, but they need to be cheap.
Where can I get them?

Lizzylou Thu 30-Oct-08 12:49:07

I need some sweater dresses, but they need to be cheap.
Where can I get them?

TheSwarovskiCrystalsGoat Thu 30-Oct-08 12:49:14

i find if one buys your woollen dresses from brora with a silk lining one tends not to suffer such problems.

WhatFreshHellIsThis Thu 30-Oct-08 12:51:51

La Redoute are good for them sometimes

Lizzylou Thu 30-Oct-08 12:52:32

Hmm, will look on La Redoute, thanks

cuttingmeownthroatdibblaaaargh Thu 30-Oct-08 13:44:53

Yes, because a waist slip encourages tummy cling ime - the full length slides over it better.

Cheesesarnie Thu 30-Oct-08 13:47:02

my sister had a lovely purple one on the other day with black tights-she looked stunning.i agree with hair spray.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 30-Oct-08 13:48:24

Microfibre slips from M&S are my tip - they come in loads of lengths so you can avoid the 'snowing down south' effect.

KristinaM Thu 30-Oct-08 15:57:41

ladyGp - are you my mother? she is the only person i have heard use that expression grin

LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 30-Oct-08 17:21:07

I got that one from my mother Kristina!

soyabean Thu 30-Oct-08 17:29:53

I would like one too, but also want cheap,like LIzzylou and ideally just on/above knee. Any other recommendations other than La Redoute?

widgypog Thu 30-Oct-08 19:30:25

I got some really nice ones from Primark £10!

FrightKnot Thu 30-Oct-08 20:49:59

Did you find one np?

I am similarly thinking this year...

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 30-Oct-08 21:21:10

H&M have a few nice ones - about £15 ish

Heated Thu 30-Oct-08 21:29:45


Tillyscoutsmum Sat 01-Nov-08 11:43:18

Just bought the Peacocks one (above) in black and green and was very impressed for the price.

soyabean Sun 02-Nov-08 15:32:03

I saw the green one in peacocks yesterday:really nice and not too thick and chunky, but only one in shop and wrong size for me...

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