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Desperately seeking the perfect sweater dress - a MN challenge

(24 Posts)
MissGreatBritain Wed 04-Nov-09 21:35:44

In either black or grey. Needs to:

- look like it's good quality (even if it's cheap grin)
- be v-neck or scoop ie not high neck
- pretty much knee-length
- be quite plain so it can be dressed up or down

2 squares of dairy milk for the first to find it!

fishie Wed 04-Nov-09 21:43:18


MavisEnderby Wed 04-Nov-09 21:46:11

I bought a nice one in both charcoal and black from La Redoute.

fishie Wed 04-Nov-09 21:46:31

oh dear what high necks you are doomed then. oasis look ok but are shit quality.

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 21:46:39

Expensive, but nice.

fishie Wed 04-Nov-09 21:51:49

redoute i have the £39 in mauve. is 95% cotton 5% cashmere but a funny fit, i am in a 10/12 and am not skinny.

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 21:52:11

Short sleeved, but maybe too much detail.

BelaLugosiNoir Wed 04-Nov-09 21:52:36

Not sure if long enough to count but Great Plains V neck

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 21:56:42

Boden grin
More Boden

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 22:01:07

With a bow, so maybe not plain enough.

MissGreatBritain Wed 04-Nov-09 22:09:24

Thanks everyone - nothing ideal as yet. jackieno - I like the one with the bow, but as I have enormous quite large norks, I fear the bow would just draw attention to them! Any more anyone? Have bookmarked uniqlo as it looks good.

Bleenherbe Wed 04-Nov-09 22:11:30

Jigsaw have one - it got some flak on a thread about schoolrun dresses but looks loverly to me...

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 22:12:22

So are you after a more fitted one, or a looser, shift-like one?

Clure Wed 04-Nov-09 22:14:35

I got a nice one in h&m scoop neck, 3/4 sleeves, fitted and slightly flared out, quite short so I wear with leggings- washes nice, very reasonable though can't remember how much exactly

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 22:14:38

Another try, but maybe not a low enough scoop neck.

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 22:22:18

Could you do a cowl neck?
Cable knit poss a bit short.

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 22:24:26

Bit flared

MissGreatBritain Wed 04-Nov-09 22:26:08

Thanks everyone. Def going to check out the Oasis one, thanks jackie. Also will look in H & M and Jigsaw - thanks Blee and Clure.

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 22:27:28

Fitted and cowl neck

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 22:28:23

Hope you find one you love smile.

Swedes2Turnips0 Wed 04-Nov-09 22:29:30

Perfect sweater dress is an oxymoron.

LyraSilvertongue Wed 04-Nov-09 23:31:42

I've just bought this one.
Will look great with a long-sleeved t-shirt underneath.

SweetCecily Thu 05-Nov-09 10:43:31

Reccomend the Boden ones which I currently live in. How about this monsoon one ?

Hairytoes Thu 05-Nov-09 12:18:20

This dress is very figure flattering. I'm an F cup and the neckline is perfect. The dewberry colour is grey IRL, comes in black too.

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