“ Brand: Parisian / Type: Jumper „
I was browsing the New Look website which is a regular thing I tend to do after payday. I needed some jumpers seeing as the weather was getting colder, as I only tend to have vest tops and summer tops. I always find New Look products affordable so decided to browse their range of knitwear, jumpers specifically as I don't tend to wear cardigans much.
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The Jumper is an online exclusive on the New Look website so can't be purchased in the stores as of yet, this may change at a later date. Although the product is on the New Look website the jumper is actually made by Parisian which is a brand New Look stock on their website as well as in their stores. I have purchased 2-3 items from this brand before but find that their sizing can be a little off so I don't buy this brand on a regular basis. As soon as I saw this jumper I loved the look it so had to buy it in 2 colours as I couldn't decide which colour I liked the best. The sweater style jumper is slightly cropped so will show some of your tummy unless you are wearing high waisted trousers/shorts. The jumper comes in Black, Stone & Plum. I purchased the Black and Stone colours as I liked these colours the best and thought they would look best with jeans. I love wearing cropped tops, as I like to show off my toned stomach a fair bit so this is another reason why I purchased this jumper. The jumper has gold stud detailing on the shoulders to the top which gives it a fantastic look. Studded tops, shirts, coats and other items are really big at the moment so this was a perfect item to stay in with the trend. I don't tend to follow fashion trends; how-ever I am a fan of the studded items I have seen in the shops lately. The jumper is available in two sizes which is S/M and M/L. I am quite small on the top and tend to be a size 6/8 in tops & jumpers so I went for the size S/M and was hoping that the jumper wouldn't be too big or me otherwise I would have to return it and go without. The jumper cost me £19.99 which I actually thought was very reasonable considering the jumper has stud detailing across the shoulders. The jumper has a rounded neck which doesn't come up too high so does show your neck and a little of your back and shoulders. The jumper isn't too thick but is medium weight and has full length arms to keep you warm on chilly nights.
Wearing the Jumper
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On the New Look website it suggests wearing the jumper with a leather-look skater skirt for a fantastic styled look. I didn't have a leather skater skirt to wear this with; how-ever I would try it with the black skater skirt I did have to see what it looked like. Although I am quite small when it comes to sizes in tops the size S/M wasn't too big and fit just about right without looking too big under the arms, I was really happy about this as it meant I could keep the top and wouldn't have to return it. I did try the jumper on with a black skater skirt and although I wouldn't have put these 2 items of clothing together, it actually looked really good and I wore it out to town when going for a night out with the girls. I have also worn the jumper casually with some jeans and this looks great. Although the jumper is cropped it's not cropped a huge amount so only shows a small amount of stomach depending on how high your jeans/trousers come up. When buying jumpers I like to try them on as some jumpers contain a material which makes my skin itch. With this jumper it felt really soft against my skin and didn't make my skin feel itchy. As the jumper is a medium weight it does help to keep you warm during the colder months when worn with jeans or other full length trousers or leggings. The jumper didn't feel too tight around my arms or under my arms so I could move freely in the jumper without the jumper feeling too tight around these areas. Although the jumper isn't too fitted it isn't too loose and it shapes nicely around the breast area to give you a nice feminine shape.
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Care does need to be taken when wearing and washing the jumper due to the stud detailing on the shoulders. As the jumper is made from 69% Polyester and 28% Viscose it can be machine washed inside out on a cool temperature but must be left to dry on the line and cannot be tumble dried. I have washed the top a few times and it doesn't stretch, or go out of shape and fits perfectly each time. I love the look of this jumper and think's it looks great worn casual with jeans or dressed up with leather look leggings or a skater skirt and suggested on the website. I am very tempted to also purchase the Plum colour which is more of a deep red colour and a colour that I would call Wine rather than Plum. Due the stud detailing on the jumper it means that the jumper isn't too plain to wear out on the town during the colder night's and as the stud detailing is currently on fashion you will be right on trend wearing this out along with some leggings and heeled boots. I would definitely recommend this jumper to others as it looks great with a range of different outfits, whether you want to wear it casual or dressed up. The stud detailing on the shoulders means it does have more detail on than a plain looking jumper and can be dressed up. If the stud detailing weren't on the shoulders of the jumper it definitely wouldn't look as good when wearing out with a skirt or leather look leggings. If you want this jumper then I would advise you to purchase it quite quickly as I can see it selling out quite fast. I haven't yet found any faults with this jumper despite wearing it a number of times, so I'm going to give it a well-deserved 5 stars.
(review also on ciao)