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I want a calf length cardigan

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sarah293 Tue 28-Jul-09 18:54:51

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cornsillk Tue 28-Jul-09 18:55:45

Me too. <<lurks>>

tiredandgrumpy Tue 28-Jul-09 18:56:28

Not sure mine is huge enough to be on trend, but I love it - and it was cheap! Got it from the M&S kids range, age 13-14, for £16! Reaches down to mid thigh and I'm 5'6" so certainly not kid size.

marenmj Tue 28-Jul-09 19:13:17

I was unaware there's a trend in this , but mine is mid-calf and I adore it.

I bought it from Victoria's Secret about five years ago though. I suspect that doesn't help you.

You could try looking for sweatercoats if your results are coming up, ahem, short.

Oh, and I sm 5'8", so it's most definitely NOT child-sized.

sarah293 Tue 28-Jul-09 19:20:33

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marenmj Tue 28-Jul-09 19:35:28

That makes it harder then... it's easy to find trendy stuff, much harder to find things that you just like grin

I like mine because even when I just wear it with jeans and a tee I feel a bit more dramatic and flouncy iykwim.

<<furiously googling for you>>

BadgersArse Tue 28-Jul-09 19:36:22

not if oyu have a big fat arse.
rabbits in a sack

Theteathings Tue 28-Jul-09 19:39:22

actually I wear long long cardis and I discovered recently that my arse looks ENormous in them shock.

Correct BadgersArse.

CybilLiberty Tue 28-Jul-09 19:41:05

I have a lovely empire line cardi from H & m (quite heavy knit, last season) that hangs beautifully so I have no rabbits in a sack issue.

If a cardi has any kind of ribbing around the bottom it will cling to your arse.

marenmj Tue 28-Jul-09 19:59:39

Laredoute has some really good looking ones. Sorry I can't stick around to look more.

Can't link either as computer is all blinky angry

cornsillk Tue 28-Jul-09 20:16:30

I have a white company one which is wafty and elegant. It's out of stock now though.

JRocks Tue 28-Jul-09 20:18:14

I quite bizarrely found one in Tesco the other day - it's nice and thin too so doesn't bulk you out IYSWIM. Obviously this is no help unless you have a Tesco Extra nearby smile

KingRolo Tue 28-Jul-09 20:19:28

I find I look like I'm wearing a dressing gown in long cardies

cornsillk Tue 28-Jul-09 20:21:56

Tesco ones don't wash well though (bitter emoticon)
I like crochet type long cardis as well.

marenmj Tue 28-Jul-09 20:29:00


two (on the fence with this one tbh, but it's long)

noddyholder Tue 28-Jul-09 20:46:48

zara do them in fine knits i have a grey one and bottle green lovely

3seater Tue 28-Jul-09 20:51:11

if you have any discount/ outlet shops near you then have a look; have found them in monsoon and next (got one in latter for £5). Infact you may also find one in monsoon sale at the mo.

eeky Tue 28-Jul-09 20:54:52

boden used to do a nice plain one with no ribbing at bottom and hooks and eyes at front. I'm sure arse looks enormous but from front looks ok and much more comfy than a coat of same length. Never fasten them up though.

janeite Tue 28-Jul-09 20:55:11

Gap usually do them in their Autumn/Winter range. I have a very slim-line ribbed black one, knee length, that I bought last year. They tend to repeat their stock year on year so you may find one there when the new season stuff comes out.

Sputnik Tue 28-Jul-09 21:07:12

I got a nice one in the sale at East last year. It's really thick and I wear it as a coat.

I also have this in black, it's lightweight but quite warm. Comes to just below knee length on me and I'm about 5 ft 7.

Have also seen calf length ones in Monsoon.

JRocks Tue 28-Jul-09 22:05:18

Cornsilk - i know what you mean about tesco clothes, but this particular cardigan has washed perfectly. It's not wool which helps, but another strange material. From their summery stuff, with all the dubious looking kaftans etc smile

sarah293 Wed 29-Jul-09 08:29:37

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KingRolo Thu 30-Jul-09 16:12:59

I saw some nice ones in Matalan today. Thin, slim line, knee length, in black, grey and navy. Think they were £16.

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