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Anyone want to help me find the perfect knitted dress?
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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 15:27

I've been looking for YEARS for a fitted/bodycon, below the knee dress made from wool or a high percentage of wool and have never found one, mainly because I am rubbish at shopping and don't know where to look. Budget - under £300 - ideally way under £300 but as I've been looking for so long I'm willing to splash out on something really good quality. Ribbed with a roll neck would be great, but I'm open to any styles. Prefer dark, neutral or jewel colours.

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PosiePerkinPootleFlump · 22/09/2022 15:39

Is this too baggy? I bought one of their shorter wool dresses last autumn and it was the thing I wore most throughout the colder months
www.celticandco.com/womens/clothing/dresses/supersoft-roll-neck-dress?colourid=59

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 15:42

It's too baggy - but I do love Celtic and Co jumper dresses. I have some of their shorter wool ones too. Thanks though!

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Whataretheodds · 22/09/2022 15:43

There was another thread this morning on jumper dresses - check it out!

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PestorPeston · 22/09/2022 15:47

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Littlemissprosecco · 22/09/2022 15:50

Got a great one from the ME and EM sale, a few months ago, don’t know if they still have it

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 15:50

Thanks Whataretheodds, I saw that, but no bodycon ones on there.

ruthieness ooh those Uniqlo ones definitely have potential. I have the feeling that as they're quite thin and straight the fit might be a bit looser around the waist than I'm looking for but worth a try.

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 15:52

That's beautiful PestorPeston. Bit longer and swishier round the legs than I'm looking for but tempting anyway.

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toomanychairs · 22/09/2022 15:54

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PestorPeston · 22/09/2022 15:59

To be fitted you are going to need quite a bit of lycra, otherwise you end the day with a saggy arse vibe.
An alternative idea www.allsaints.com/women/dresses/allsaints-margot-dress/?colour=5&category=22

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 15:59

Too loose toomanychairs but thanks.

I should have done this in my first post but what I want is this kind of shape but made of wool: www.zalando.co.uk/missguided-recycled-roll-neck-ribbed-midiaxi-jumper-dress-deep-red-m0q21c1ze-g11.html

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:01

Those AllSaints ones are gorgeous! If they could just make the underneath dress with sleeves and leave out the jumper the material thickness and rib looks ideal.

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SpotlessMind88 · 22/09/2022 16:03

How about this from Karen Millen? Not really bodycon though, but has a belt so can cinch in the waist

Or this wool and cashmere blend from Reiss

or This from Ted Baker

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:03

Good point re. the material though Pestor - 100% wool would be saggy after a few hours.

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:05

Actually love all of those SpotlessMind. I might end up with several knitted dresses from this thread even if they're not exactly what I have in my head.

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SpotlessMind88 · 22/09/2022 16:08

@JumperDress sorry i just realised you wanted a roll neck. This one looks lovely and its morino wool blend. Hobbs

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:11

Doesn't have to be roll neck SpotlessMind, that's the ideal, but main thing is nice material, bodycon/close fitting shape, below knee.

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toomanychairs · 22/09/2022 16:19

Aha - how about this from Rumour? Comes in several colours:
rumourlondon.com/products/adriana-scarlet

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:27

toomanychairs nailed it! I'd go for the black one. So glad I joined mumsnet specifically to start this thread! I haven't heard of half these shops. Feels like I'm in that late 30s in-between stage when I don't want to buy high street rubbish like Topshop, have a bit more money than I used to, but don't know where to shop now.

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:28

It's 100% merino wool but hopefully the rib knit will counteract the bagging a bit...

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:33

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:35

@toomanychairs do you know if Rumour sizing comes up small or large? I tend to be between sizes.

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toomanychairs · 22/09/2022 16:42

Oh I saw those other ones too and thought they looked promising :) Don't know about sizing but I'd guess small? Feels like brands at the more expensive end of the market tend to cut smaller. I suppose there'll be some stretch with the wool over time though?

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Littlemissprosecco · 22/09/2022 17:47

Me + Em do still have it in their sale, it’s cashmere, has a removable polo neck, very well reduced

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JumperDress · 22/09/2022 18:21

@Littlemissprosecco do you have a link? I've just searched through their Sale knitwear and didn't see any knitted dresses.

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