“ Brand: South / Gender: Women / Type: Casual Wear „
Late at night, on my own I can get very bored indeed. I am a long standing customer of Kays catalogue and often order things, half asleep in the early hours on the morning and forget all about it till a courier arrives with bags of stuff!
One of my recent arrivals (well 2 actually) was this cowl neck jumper. Reduced at the moment to £12.50 per jumper from £25.00 each I decided 2 was price of usual 1 and I ordered it in black and in oatmeal_marl (purple is also available). If you look at the photograph on the top of this page or in the paper catalogue or on www.kays.com it looks superb, warm and something you could wear alone as a jumper or over clothes and I tend to like this sort of item of clothing as a throw-over in this freezing weather as I'm a right one for comfort!
This is made from Acrylic and comes in sizes 8-28 (though certain sizes are at the moment are selling out fast) so if you want one don't dither order asap!
However when my two came I was so disappointed with them, tried them on and sent them back as I thought they were awful!
First off lets talk size. I ordered mine in a size 10 and I am a true size 10 all over. This was simply absolutely gianormous and drowned me so word to the wise here.... you probably need a size smaller than what you normally are to get a better fit with this.
The colour of them was great however thats all I can say positive about them to be honest. They are advertised as being super soft. Well first mistake there as they are not. Made from acrylic they are thin and rough and look made of really cheap material. The shape of these is odd too. Yes they are are like a cape. They have a cowl neck which is slightly ribbed to the top of them (as are the cuffs) and they roll over with ease. However just because the jumper is huge and baggy doesn't mean the neck given is and I found it tight and uncomfortable.
The body is huge and the arms are skinny and the way the arms are attached to the shoulders looks square and bulky. The asymmetric hem giving it a hanky look is fine but the back is really short, uncovers the bum and makes the whole thing look really unbalanced. It is machine washable and suitable for tumble drying though like I said earlier I tried the jumpers on, hated the look and the feel of them and never got so far as to wash them and its best thing I ever did to send them back!
These are finished well but due to the material look cheap. They are not warm and I don't care for being strangled by a weird neck on a garment! The back of the jumper is simply awful and because it was so huge I looked 22 months pregnant! Horrible item, not recommended by at all!
Available from Kays catalogue.