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South Cardigan I am a bit of a fan of South clothing and tend to buy it mainly from Littlewoods. Under review here is the South Supersoft Boyfriend of which I have two. Available in sizes 8-24 with the wonderful advantage of both Petite and Tall versions as well as the standard. I love the chance to buy a "tall version" cardigan because I am on the tall side and although most of my height is in my legs, I like to buy cloths that fall below my waistline. The tall version of this cardigan in a size 14 fits me generously and falls just below my bottom, making it a really versatile replacement for a jacket. The classical styling ensures that the cardigan is suitable for a variety of uses. The front of the cardigan features two patch pockets which are lovely, but avoid the temptation to pop both your hands in and push down as it pushes the cardigan out of shape and looks quite weird. As this is a "boyfriend" style the cardigan is designed to be loose and I wear them both done up and undone. They do up by a few buttons (6) to about ¾ of the way up giving a deep V neck when done up. I wear mine for work, college and at home and they really are versatile. The cardigan is available in a range of colours including wardrobe staple black, as well as chocolate forest green, orange, mustard, charcoal as well as teal and aubergine, which are the colours I have. The cardigans have retained their shape and colour despite a lot of washing at both 30 and 40 degrees using biological washing gel and powder. I then hang over an airer flat to dry or onto a hanger on the washing line in the summer. The material is 100% Acrylic and I am really impressed how well these have lasted. Price and Availability: I paid £12.00 for my Teal version and I love the colour. Because I was so pleased with it I bought a second and the Aubergine version cost my £20.00. Currently available from Littlewoods at £22.00 with good terms if required. Conclusion: A really nice cardigan that you will wonder how you ever managed without. Stars: 5/5
I've been looking for a decent cardigan for a while now and have struggled to find a design I liked in a material that doesn't make me instantly too hot as soon as I put it on. When I saw these South Supersoft Boyfriend Cardigans for £18 on the Very website they looked pretty good so I decided to order one and see what they're like. The cardigan comes in plenty of colour options including black, chocolate (pictured above), aubergine, forest green, teal, orange-red, mustard, charcoal and ginger-marl. The first one I ordered was the ginger-marl which is a really nice light brown colour that goes with everything. I really like this colour as it's very versatile with a casual feel. It comes in sizes 8-24 and there are also petite and tall versions available for anyone who's particularly tall or short. As I'm 5'6" and a size 10 so I went for the regular size 10 which fits me perfectly. It comes down to just below my bum which I think is the perfect length as it stops you having to think about how your bum looks in whatever trousers you may be wearing! The material is really lovely and soft, definitely worthy of the name, and it doesn't make me itch which is a problem I have with a lot of cardigans. The style of the cardigan is quite simple, with buttons up the front to just below the bust, and 2 small pockets on the front. The fit is fairly loose so it doesn't cling to any lumps and bumps, but it's not so loose that it makes you look bigger than you are. It is fairly thick material which keeps me nice and warm when needs be but without making me overheat. It's great to just chuck on when you need a bit of extra warmth and it goes with any casual or smart-casual look. It can obviously be worn either open or fastened but I personally think it looks better open. It washes well, keeping it's shape and colour well, though after a few washes it does start to bobble a little,but this is easily fixed with a lint roller or one of those little bobble removing machines. I love this cardigan so much I've since bought it in 3 other colours, taking advantage of their 3 for the price of 2 deal, and every one is just as good. They're great quality for something so cheap and I look forward to wearing them a lot!