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can i reccomend the Zara long line cardigans?

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NoahFence Mon 31-Aug-09 11:49:16

£25. 50 - are always near the door on a hanger. I got a dark petrol one and a grey one. viscose mix so no bobbling or baggy sit down arse

have on today with jeggings gasp and vest

Sazisi Mon 31-Aug-09 11:52:49

Oh good call!
I got one from topshop and it looks like a dog's given birth to 99 puppies on it after being washed about twice hmm

NoahFence Mon 31-Aug-09 11:53:54

well i havent washed this one to be fai
god I am all nervous now.
If oyu got this in Kew or boden it would be about £60
its very nice

brokenspacebar Mon 31-Aug-09 11:58:45

I washed my Zara one, it is dark blue, I think it was 19.99, it is fab, I want to buy more from there, there is something very flattering about it, my one is cotton, I didn't like the feel of the viscose one - it didn't suit me as well.

I didn't like the new look one I ordered, I need to take it back.

Sazisi Mon 31-Aug-09 12:03:07

Topshop one is acrylic or polyester; I reckon natural fibres like viscose and cotton always wash better.

I'm definitely getting one! Badly need to cover my fat ass with out looking like a tramp (no offence to tramps )

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 31-Aug-09 12:03:56

doesn't the viscose mean if you dare to perspire in it then it stinks to high heaven for the rest of its (presumably not very long if it only cost 25 quid) life?

brokenspacebar Mon 31-Aug-09 12:07:53

The one I got is 70% cotton 30% nylon, just checked, haven't got around to removing the annoyingly long label yet.

Sazisi Mon 31-Aug-09 12:22:28

I am now intrigued to know where you buy cardis, and how much you spend?
<<Oh how the other half live >>

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 31-Aug-09 12:28:13

LOL at Sazisi

Haven't bought a NEW cardi in a v long time as am still
mourning the loss of my fave one at the O2 at the Prince aftershow party in July/Aug 2007. grin

Usually Whistles, Boden [quelle MN clicheblush] or Brora sale - generally cotton jersey with a teeny bit of lycra or cashmere - fewer, but higher quality is my new mantra.

SoupDragon Mon 31-Aug-09 12:30:57

"fewer, but higher quality is my new mantra"

I think the same can be said about men

Pielight Mon 31-Aug-09 12:31:11

Is this the thread where I can ask what melange is? I looked through the frankly CRAZY Boden catalogue last night (my eyes, my eyes) and there was a long cardigan described as 'melange'.

what is melange? Then on further inspection, there was more melange. Melange everywhere.

I might go look at the Zara cardigan. Am nervous of the Boden melange one.

Pielight Mon 31-Aug-09 12:32:29

Oh the other thing I noticed in catalogue - the models are all about 21. When did that happen?

plasticbag Mon 31-Aug-09 12:32:33

I think in Bodenspeak melange = marl

Pielight Mon 31-Aug-09 12:33:03

Twenty-one year olds wearing melange

that it should have come to this

Pielight Mon 31-Aug-09 12:33:19

Ah. What is marl please?

Katisha Mon 31-Aug-09 12:34:02

It's melange.

plasticbag Mon 31-Aug-09 12:34:05

I really need a long line cardi and a little jersey dress - all the cool types in my office are wearing this uniform with flats and opaques and looking lovely

plasticbag Mon 31-Aug-09 12:34:28

lol katisha

Pielight Mon 31-Aug-09 12:35:02

lol. You are all being impossible.

plasticbag Mon 31-Aug-09 12:37:19

It's like tiny little flecks of darker colour innit.

Katisha Mon 31-Aug-09 12:37:59

Isn't it basically grey with little flecky bits in usually?

Pielight Mon 31-Aug-09 12:42:34

Is it indeed, thank you both. Pleased to know.

Melange. It's not a good word for clothes. I can't wear melange.

I shall check out the Zara one I think

Katisha Mon 31-Aug-09 12:43:05

No it's like blancmange...

deaddei Mon 31-Aug-09 12:43:34

Gap have nice long cardis- bought some last season and they've washed/worn well- thay have got them in again.
also they have Boyfriend jumpers- long v necked ones - very nice -about £30.

Pielight Mon 31-Aug-09 12:46:54

y y - a combo of blancmange and menage.

no flicks of grey are going to help that that unhappy mental association

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