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Why is everyone suddenly wearing chunky short sleeved cowl neck sweaters?

(30 Posts)
MrsSeanBean Mon 19-Oct-09 18:34:35

Are they the next big thing? <dim / out of touch emoticon>

Any suggestions on good ones? <lazy emoticon>


bran Mon 19-Oct-09 18:40:51

I have a couple, I can't remember where I got them from now. I wear long-sleeved t-shirts underneath. They are good on an apple shape as they come in on the hip and are loose at the waist.

VictoriousSponge Mon 19-Oct-09 18:41:42

i am not


louii Mon 19-Oct-09 18:41:51

I have no idea, have one on just now, need to get some long sleeved tops to wear under it actually.

mazzystartled Mon 19-Oct-09 18:42:32

its the late 80s/90s revival thing

be careful about your colourways

can look fugly

janeite Mon 19-Oct-09 18:42:37

I'm not. I had a fine-knit one with elbow length sleeves which I liked a lot but dd1 has stolen it, I think.

YouLukaAmazing Mon 19-Oct-09 18:42:56

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BonsoirAnna Mon 19-Oct-09 18:42:59

They are not flattering on slim people!

I have tried on a couple of this season's very chunky sleeveless knits (various designs) and they do me no favours at all.

southeastastra Mon 19-Oct-09 18:43:03

i have a cowl neck top from hennes, it has alot of cowl that really gets in the way

sarah293 Mon 19-Oct-09 18:54:33

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ThisPhantomPlopsPumpkins Mon 19-Oct-09 18:55:21

I bought one from Topshop, looks awful though, I keep trying it on hoping it will look better but it never does.

It makes me look like a rectangle.

CybilCeremony Mon 19-Oct-09 18:56:39

Hello Mrs Sb. Those jumpers make me look like I have a cube for an upper torso. theya re yuck.

wonderingwondering Mon 19-Oct-09 19:05:15

I bought this one from Jigsaw - I'm an 8/10 and I bought a small (they don't do an xs) but it is just too big. The sales asst said that was how they were supposed to look, and I bought it in a rush but it is going back. Makes me look really mumsy.

I second the cube comment.

MrsSeanBean Mon 19-Oct-09 19:07:52

Hi Cybil

I think Jigsaw are slightly improved this season, after seeming to go a bit strange for a while - could this achieve the same look without being cuboid?

ZZZenAgain Mon 19-Oct-09 19:12:58

I'm not wearing them (yet anyway) but really haven't had a chance to go clothes shopping in ages.

Ronaldinhio Mon 19-Oct-09 19:16:46

noooooo to cowls

CybilCeremony Mon 19-Oct-09 19:17:01

Like that cape, I bet that's dead useful

Kbear Mon 19-Oct-09 19:22:26

Call me old fashioned but I like a bit of knitwear on my arms, this sleeveless jumper thing is beyond me (shivers and adjusts rug on knees). grin

NorkilyChallenged Mon 19-Oct-09 19:24:11

Kbear, I couldn't agree more. If I'm cold enough to warrant a jumper then I'm going to find that my arms are cold too.

<runs away before anyone says this is what armwarmers are for>

Kbear Mon 19-Oct-09 19:26:23

<<High five>> to the sleeve wearers!

Kbear Mon 19-Oct-09 19:27:18

and cowl necks??? you'll catch your death out there in a cowl neck grin

NorkilyChallenged Mon 19-Oct-09 19:34:05

Quite right too <joins the granny brigade in thermal vests and sensible jumpers>

And... if the sleeveless jumper wearers tried to high five, then their arms would get even more cold.

My lovely mum bought me a short sleeved jumper from French Connection. I've never owned anything from French Connection and she said she looked for ages before she chose it so I can't bear to tell her than I don't like the short-sleevedness of it and that it is too short to cover my muffin top chilly tum.

TanyaBranning Mon 19-Oct-09 22:20:40

Noticed them everywhere, too. Bizarre, unflattering fashion. Have to disagree on the apple shape thing, too.
I think they only look good on the very thin. Anyone with event he slightest mum tum <whistles casually, avoids eye contact grin> looks like a dumpling in them.

paisleyleaf Mon 19-Oct-09 22:27:25

I can't wear short sleeved knitwear either.
I got a nice looking short sleeved long jumper thing a couple of years ago (not cowl neck though, square neck), it looks good, nice shape, kingfisher blues and greens.
But I just never wear it. If it's cold enough for wool - I want sleeves, and if it's warm enough for short sleeves - I don't want wool.
I don't look good in the long-sleeved-t-shirt-underneath look.

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Mon 19-Oct-09 22:33:55

I agree that they're unflattering and pointless.

So what if they're the next big thing?

Won't be long before they're gracing the aisles of Sainsbo's on 60 yos.

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