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Short sleeved cardigans....whats the point?

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ThisBoyDerekDrew Sun 20-Sep-09 17:28:05

If I want to wear a cardigan it is because I am cold. I want the whole thing to be snuggly warm...sleeves and all.

I have seen some gorgeous grey cardigans with a wide collar today only to be disappointed that someone has chopped the sleeves off.

Short sleeved polo necks is another thing I don't get.

If I want to be warm I want my whole body warm. If I want to be cool I want my whole body to be cool....

janeite Sun 20-Sep-09 17:30:21

Lol at name. Haven't heard that for years!

They are lovely with a long sleeved top underneath.

ThisBoyDerekDrew Sun 20-Sep-09 17:32:45

Indeed...I was Please Mrs Butler a few weeks ago....

One of my favourite poems.

Podrick Sun 20-Sep-09 17:33:16

This is about looking stylish and not about being practical

everlong Sun 20-Sep-09 19:20:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DillyTantay Sun 20-Sep-09 19:21:18


foxinsocks Sun 20-Sep-09 19:22:40


even worse those 3/4 length sleeves

either I want a sleeve or not. I don't want a sleeve that looks like it shrunk in the wash.

GirlsAreLOud Sun 20-Sep-09 19:23:30


Some of us have fat upper arms and/or other unsightly blemishes and want to cover up a bit without wearing full sleeves.

Is that ok?

CybilLiberty Sun 20-Sep-09 19:24:18

I loathe FULL LENGTH sleeves, they feel weird and always roll up to 3/4

foxinsocks Sun 20-Sep-09 19:26:57


Mybox Sun 20-Sep-09 19:28:47

In the summer/spring they are fine but in colder weather I don't see the point of short, cropped or 3/4 length

foxinsocks Sun 20-Sep-09 19:28:47

I have a 3/4 sleeved one on now and keep pulling the sleeves down

CybilLiberty Sun 20-Sep-09 19:30:07

I have been known to turn a Gentleman Callers head with the daintiness of my wrists, so will wear 3/4.

<blows raspberry>

giddykipper Sun 20-Sep-09 19:30:28

1. I wear them over a dress when I don't want to show too much arm

2. I have gibbon arms so full length ones never fit anyway.

I have loads of short sleeved cardigans.

DillyTantay Sun 20-Sep-09 19:31:04

i got a fab dark grey swing one from marks two eyars ago and aalthough it shouldnt suit a be norked one it is SO handy
i wear the dreaded marks perfect top under it

CybilLiberty Sun 20-Sep-09 19:32:08

with your chav 3/4 jordan joggers?

fishie Sun 20-Sep-09 19:33:56

far worse is short sleeved suit jackets, as seen mainly on ladies coming from essex to liv st.

ADifferentMe Sun 20-Sep-09 19:44:27

My arms are so long that nothing is ever full length on me - short sleeved cardigans at least cover my bingo wings without adding to the menopausal heat wink

DillyTantay Sun 20-Sep-09 19:46:22

ha! i have left the house in them today

CybilLiberty Sun 20-Sep-09 19:46:52

I wore my jazz pants round the park

DillyTantay Sun 20-Sep-09 19:47:55

i went on a(nother) feline rescue mission

CybilLiberty Sun 20-Sep-09 19:48:32

no point getting dressed up for that

janeite Sun 20-Sep-09 19:50:19

I agree with Cybil - v few parts of my body are good but I have lovely wrists! Am seriously considering a bracelet sleeved coat and wrist warmers this winter.

ChristieF Wed 30-Sep-09 14:55:57

Yes. What is wrong with clothes designers? Cardigans/jumpers/coats are all meant to keep you warm. Why have short sleeves on them? Drives me mad. You see a lovely cardi but it has short sleeves. And 3/4 sleeves are the work of the devil. All this nonsense about being able to show off a watch or jewellery. It's about saving on the seller's costs I think.

Deeeja Wed 30-Sep-09 15:32:34

I tried to wear one once, dh thought it was hilarious.
I just look stupid in them. They look nice on others

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