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Annual hunt for a roll neck knitted midi dress

28 replies

tethersend · 03/11/2018 22:08

It’s been YEARS that I’ve been looking for one. I’ve never found the perfect one; although some have come close, theres always something wrong with them.

It must be:

Soft knit
Roll necked
Midi length (below the knee)
Not ribbed
Straight fit, not flared at all
Long sleeved

Any ideas?

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fatpatsthong · 03/11/2018 22:18

Ohhhhh yes - GAP outlet. Had a bunch of similar sounding dresses today - can't swear they had black but they had a few neutral colours as I toyed with the navy one. 50% off atm (as every weekend )

LaLaLolly · 03/11/2018 22:19

I have SEVEN of them on my Amazon Prime Wardrobe (the thing that lets you try eight items without paying for seven days)

I'll let you know if any of them fit the bill

Zoosie · 03/11/2018 22:22

This isn’t black but I really love it and want someone to buy it!!

jigsaw knitted dress


tethersend · 03/11/2018 22:31

Thanks- I honestly believe it doesn’t exist.

I want it to be figure hugging and the ideal would be an angora one. Maybe I should just learn to knit Grin

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StrangeAndUnpleasant · 03/11/2018 23:44

There are some that might fit the bill on Zalando.


Looking at the figure hugging ones a bit closer they all appear to be ribbed. There's a nice cashmere one that's half price but it is ribbed.

OldJoseph · 04/11/2018 07:34
tethersend · 04/11/2018 09:23

That’s really lovely, OldJoseph- I don’t like the split, but could live with it.

Closest I’ve seen- but not black Sad

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peachypetite · 04/11/2018 09:24

Tried uniqlo?

tethersend · 04/11/2018 09:25

Actually, on closer inspection that one’s ribbed too Sad

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tethersend · 04/11/2018 09:30

Uniqlo are always nearly there, but not quite- this year their offerings are too short, too baggy and not black.

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jimmybim · 04/11/2018 09:44

sadly not black
Allsaints have one but it has a zip on the front here

Racecardriver · 04/11/2018 09:48

Watching with interest.

Racecardriver · 04/11/2018 09:54

What about this one,ss:44&prmd=sinv&prds=epd:15745662853513158423,paur:ClkAsKraX5YiWhXUxDh5odVJxzxr7n_4-Afm2Uq_8sICHzPXQ-OA7vDCSX2FRfV7Q5FTB7cW4hzB9O_OqZ6axW9RJ6vdRq6mDtPEIX7_UHJAbkXmhr8JTU-_txIZAFPVH73RDFwRWR938zKQuXzZa37HoPncrQ,cdl:1,prmr:1,cs:1&ved=0ahUKEwiXxdHlu7reAhXLLsAKHZn5A_IQgTYI_gU

tethersend · 04/11/2018 13:18

Not keen on the all saints one, don’t like the zip... there’s always something wrong!

The Debenhams one won’t load for some reason? The other one is a two piece, so not what I’m after.

I appreciate you looking though, it’s a thankless task Grin

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TheOneTheOnly · 04/11/2018 20:45

This is probably not super helpful because there is only one dress left in each size, and I am unsure if farfetched is a genuine site or not (it has some terrible reviews online)

but this is my aspirational high neck knit midi dress

I think it is PERFECT

Joseph Dress

It's from Joseph, it might be worth checking them out if it's in your budget. I, too, am on the hunt for the perfect knit midi.

AsleepAllDay · 04/11/2018 20:53


MotherForkinShirtBalls · 04/11/2018 22:37

I think I saw one on wool overs today.

MotherForkinShirtBalls · 04/11/2018 22:40

No, it was Pure Collection but the neck probably isn't high enough.

jimmybim · 05/11/2018 20:33
Featherstep · 06/11/2018 00:08
Expenisve · 06/11/2018 04:10

Some expensive possible options




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Expenisve · 06/11/2018 04:12

Are you sure you don't want ribbed because this is gorgeous Grin

Haider Ackerman

AsleepAllDay · 06/11/2018 15:04

I want one of these but in a shorter length than midi as I'm tiny!

MrsMariaPolouvicka · 06/11/2018 16:05

Not midi, but I think 90cm is around knee length on me and i'm 5'7", the winter Celtic and Co catalogue through today and they have this. @AsleepAllDay maybe right length for you if not OP?

Celtic and Co have THE best knitwear, their lambswool never bobbles and is GB or Euro made. They usually do a discount code around now albeit a small one 10-15% but it will be worth the full price.

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