Product Type: Boohoo Clothing
Newest Review: ... the quality fades - but this has been washed quite a few times now without a problem. Boohoo have definitely managed to get the price and... more
Staple Leopard Print Piece.
Boohoo Orla Leopard Print Cardigan
Member Name: beautybabiex
Boohoo Orla Leopard Print Cardigan
Advantages: fantastic quality, low price, long lasting, gorgeous!
Disadvantages: hand wash only, do not tumble dry.
I have a massive addiction when it comes to internet shopping, it just doesn't feel like I'm spending money! Boohoo is one of my favourite online clothing stores and they always have amazing clothes for such a small price! For a very long time I have been trying to find a leopard print cardigan, for no particular reason except that I really wanted one. I managed to find this Orla leopard print cardigan and I couldn't resist buying it - especially as it was only £15 (which is roughly what Primark would retail their cardigans at but this is twice the quality).
The cardigan is available in sizes 8-16 and I would say they are quite size appropriate. I would say if you want a baggy fit then buy the size up, but it does fit loose on the body and tight on the arms at your actual size. The colour is a grey leopard print, described by boohoo as stone.
Usually when I buy online, I am a little conscious as you cannot see the item in the flesh - sometimes clothes look very different when they are off a computer screen! Although, this one is identical to the image shown on dooyoo. It is completely leopard print and fits long which I really like. I love when cardigans come to my thigh or almost. There are two pockets on either side of the buttons which are also leopard print and quite deep (so big enough for say, an iphone to fit inside snugly). The matierial is very soft to touch and a little stretchy so it is easy to move and be comfortable to wear.
My only issue with the cardigan is that its hand washable only. This may not be an issue if you have a wardrobe with lots of items the same, or a lot of time on your hands - but in a rush its a nightmare. Most of you will know that washing my hand means it takes a lot longer to dry. You also cannot tumble dry the cardigan so luckily I have a clothes horse to hang mine off, although it takes over night to dry.
I have owned the cardigan for a while now and it is still perfect. I expected the material to bobble quickly but it hasn't and is still as soft as when I brought it. I do tend to wear it twice or more before washing as the more you wash clothes, the more the quality fades - but this has been washed quite a few times now without a problem.
Boohoo have definitely managed to get the price and quality perfect here. I love that prices are similar to Primark but the quality is miles better. I will be using their shop for a long time to come as all items that I have purchased from them have lasted a long time and fit very well.
In my opinion, leopard print is best worn with plain tops or ones with a simple logo - avoid all patterns and bright colours that do not match! I have found that it can be dressed up by adding heels and a black dress or jeans/top, or it can be worn casual with flat shoes and a simple black or white t-shirt and shorts/skirt/jeans. Basically there are a lot of clothing combinations to try when you consider wearing this.
I would recommend this to anyone who has been looking for a leopard print cardigan or just wants to spice up their wardrobe a little. It goes with quite a lot and for such a low price its fantastic!
Summary: classic cardigan for all occasions.