Anyone want to help me find the perfect knitted dress?
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.
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
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!
Whataretheodds · 22/09/2022 15:43
There was another thread this morning on jumper dresses - check it out!
ruthieness · 22/09/2022 15:47
PestorPeston · 22/09/2022 15:47
This is close to your description, they have others also
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
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.
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.
toomanychairs · 22/09/2022 15:54
Maybe this from COS? Described as 'slim fit': www.cos.com/en_gbp/women/womenswear/dresses/product.v-neck-wool-midi-dress-black.1026921001.html
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
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
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.
SpotlessMind88 · 22/09/2022 16:03
JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:03
Good point re. the material though Pestor - 100% wool would be saggy after a few hours.
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.
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
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.
toomanychairs · 22/09/2022 16:19
Aha - how about this from Rumour? Comes in several colours:
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.
JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:28
It's 100% merino wool but hopefully the rib knit will counteract the bagging a bit...
JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:33
I know they're not below the knee but I want these ones too: rumourlondon.com/collections/luxe-knits/products/andrea-burgundy
JumperDress · 22/09/2022 16:35
@toomanychairs do you know if Rumour sizing comes up small or large? I tend to be between sizes.
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?
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
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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