Product Type: Topshop Jeans LEvi s
Newest Review: ... earlier today when I popped into my local store so you will most probably be able to catch them at over half discounted. Knitwear is ver... more
The Only Pair Of Knitted Shorts I've Ever Owned..
Cable Knit Shorts
Member Name: dinosaur9211
Cable Knit Shorts
Advantages: gorgeous, comfy, stylish
Disadvantages: easily look like night wear
I'm not too sure why I don't ask for free items, but my father works and lives within walking distance from Phillip Green the owner of Arcadia (Topshop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, BHS, etc) and because of this I get discount on all items at topshop which is fantastic - why I only found this out recently I don't know!
Given the discount, I went on a bit of a spree through Topshop and picked up a ridiculous amount of items that I wanted to purchase and was overjoyed when they came up much cheaper (even though I managed to spend well over £100).
The shorts will cost you £30 at full price but I saw them in the sale earlier today when I popped into my local store so you will most probably be able to catch them at over half discounted.
Knitwear is very big this season, skirts and shorts are becoming more knitted unlike previous years which is a massive must have if you're fashion concious. I was a little wary of these shorts when I first chose them but after trying them on I knew they were perfect!
The shorts look much better on your body as a pose to on the hanger. I thought on the hanger they looked a strange shape and wouldn't be up to much - although when I tried them on in the fitting room they looked miles better than I had expected. They are cable knitted and have a string tie waist with a thick waistband. They do look quite thin but they seemed to keep me warm! They are also quite true to size but I have to admit it does largely depend on the size of your bum (no offence to bigger bottomed people). The shorts are quite snug so if you have a bum of a bigger proportion then you might need a size up so they aren't too tight.
I read the previous reviews on here before buying them and saw mentioned that they can look a bit like pyjamas sometimes and I have to agree. You definitely do need to pair them up with the right top, tights, shoes and jacket to make them look like normal clothing! (see daisylee3 and beautybabiex reviews and you will know what I am on about).
I often team mine with a nice blouse or printed tshirt which wont make it look like a pyjama set! I have worn them about 3/4 times since buying and most recently I paired the shorts with military boots, black tights and a peter pan collared shirt. I have to admit I did get complimented on how nice the outfit looked.
When it comes to washing, I use the washing machine then pull them back into shape as they are knit so they get de-formed quite quickly. I have found them to bobble slightly on one side due to my car seatbelt which I'm not happy about but this is the nature of the material.
These are a definite must-have for the winter period so get yourself a pair in the sales and you won't regret it!
Summary: i love them!