“ Brand: Boohoo / Type: Cardigan „
I have a lot cardigans and I wanted one that was more lightweight and not thick or heavy. I decided to browse through the Boohoo website, as I always find there products to be very good quality for a good price. When I came across this cardigan I instantly fell in love with it, as the design was simple and the colour was gorgeous.
This cardigan is grey and is also available in black, it has a pretty mixture of sequins around the shoulders, top of your back and down the front stopping just below my breasts. There is also a large metal button just below the bust, so you can do it up if feeling a little chilly. This cardigan is an effective yet simple design, not overpowered by sequins but with a nice stylish touch to it.
I decided to buy this one as I wanted one that was long enough to cover my bum for when I want to wear leggings, its looks great with a simple, plain top underneath and also goes well with either jeans or leggings. I really like this cardigan as its lightweight and feels thin, it is slightly see through in the light but nothing too noticeable. Its very comfortable and ideal to wear on a night out if you don't want to carry around a coat as it is very light, also great for during the day if its hot but you don't want to get your arms out! This piece of clothing I believe is faultless!
It is machine washable and I have wash it a few times now, and there no fraying or bobbling to the cardigan, also I would recommend leaving it to dry naturally and not tumble drying it as my mum warned me.
I bought this cardigan for £18 which I think is a reasonable price for the quality of the product, its avaliable in sizes 8-16, either black or grey and you can buy this at www.boohoo.com!
Overall a great product which is comfortable, very versatile as you can wear with pretty much anything and all for a very good price!
When it comes to going out in the winter I like to wrap up and feel warm. However, when going to a bar it isn't always easy having a coat with you as you either have to pay to have it put in a cloakroom or hold it. I'm not a fan of using the ticket system in a cloakroom as I have lost a coat before and don't really want to risk it again! In order to feel warm but still look suitable for an evening out I have bought several garments which have a bit of glitz to them (ideal for an evening out) but are also casual enough to wear them during the day.
One item I have purchased from Boohoo is called Jenny (full name: Jenny Fine Gauge Sequin Cardigan). I don't really shop that much at Boohoo as I can find it a bit hit or miss and previous items I have purchased haven't been that good quality but then as they are not the most expensive they aren't going to break the bank but you do get what you pay for.
The jumper comes in either black or grey and I opted for the grey version as I do wear a lot of black anyway so I didn't want yet another black item in my wardrobe. What attracted me to the cardigan was the sequin detailing. The sequin detailing is at the front over the shoulders and also on the back but only around the top area just wear your shoulder blades are. The sequins come in a range of grey/ silver shades and are a variety of sizes. Fortunately Boohoo haven't been too liberal with the sequin detailing and there is just enough to give the cardigan a bit of glitz. The cardigan can be done up but it only has one large silver, metal rounded button which sits just below the bust.
The jumper is quite long and on me it finishes just below the top of my thighs which is nice as it does cover you up well and ultimately keeps you warm! However, as the title says it is a fine gauge cardigan so the material isn't particularly thick and is thin to the tough and is pretty see through if you hold it up to the light! The cardigan is made out of 70% nylon, 29% polyester and 1% elastane. The cardigan is quite stretchy considering its low amount of elastane but it definitely has that soft nylon feel to it which is great but it isn't going to last that long due to how thin the material actually is.
To wear the cardigan is fault free. The fabric is soft and doesn't cause any irritation to the skin. It is ideal for evenings out especially if you don't want to take a coat or jacket with you as the sequins really give it a bit more glamour than your average plain cardigan. The sleeves are a good length, I hate short sleeves when they are supposed to be long as I hate them riding up my arms. Despite not having cuffs they sleeves stay in place well. Overall, the cardigan is incredibly light to wear. I bought a size 8 which fits perfectly, there is just enough room for another thin top underneath and it is small enough to fit me well without looking baggy.
As for washing the garment it is pretty simple as it can be machine washed on a normal wash with similar colours. It shouldn't be tumble dried and it is best dried naturally either flat or hanging. The sequins are tightly sewn onto the fabric and have so far stayed in place and haven't come off. I have found that the cardigan doesn't shrink or loose its shape once washed. I did however notice that after the first wash it did feel a little snug until the fabric softened slightly.
I've now had the cardigan for a few months now and generally I am pleased with how it has kept its shape and size and of course the sequins have managed to stay in place! However, I have noticed that under the arms there are two small holes in the seams which will eventually get larger with more wear so I do have to be careful. I think the holes have appeared due to the thinness of the material but as it didn't cost the earth I expected something to happen! But on the whole it is a lovely detailed cardigan which is ideal for an evening out.
Size Range: 8 - 16
Colours: Black or Grey
Price: £16.00 reduced from £18.00 - now in the sale
Where to buy: www.boohoo.com