Pure Cashmere Diamanté & Bead Embellished Cardigan
Pink Diamante Cardi!
Super bright pink colour - my favourite - much admired.
Haven't washed it yet!
Lovely and warm and looks great.
11 February 2015
Pretty black cashmere
I have just bought this in the sale. I wanted a cardigan that was not too long to wear with a black dress. This fits the bill perfectly.
I am a size 14 but went for a size 18 - I find some of M&S cashmere items quite snug, especially on the upper arms. The size 18 is a good fit and, on me, falls about 2" below the waist. I can also button it up without it clinging.
The sleeves are a good length for my longish arms. The cashmere is very soft and of a reasonable weight.
I was unsure about the embellishment when I saw it online - however it is not 'over the top' and gives a lift to my plain black dress. Because it is not bulky it could be worn on a cool evening in spring/summer.
The beading seems quite securely sewn on - however I will be washing it by hand, inside out, and giving it a quick spin in a laundry bag before drying.
For anyone looking for a black cardi with a difference - and of good quality - I would recommend this item. I think it will be a staple with a difference in my wardrobe.
12 January 2015
I saw this top when Darcy Bussell wore it on strictly when the judges were giving the contestants the judges choice. When you see it on you realise that this top will never date, is useful just when you need to be that bit dressy but not over the top. I wore this with a black skirt and loved it. I have read the other comments and we are all different. I hate scratchy wool and this was really soft both to the touch and to wear.
I read the instructions regarding washing and can honestly say that this has been washed in a washing machine exactly as per the instructions except that I did wash it in a garment bag because of the embellishments. When it came out of the machine I hung it on the hanger it came on and it was perfect. Very happy with the garment. I know it is expensive but was lucky to get this with he 30% discount . Over time this will pay for itself in the number of times this will be worn.
01 January 2015
Black jumper with beading
This little black jumper is expensive so I was expecting something really soft.
Unfortunately it wasn't a soft as I thought it was going to be. Normally I take a size 10 but because of the button I took a 12 good job I did.
Don't know why expected more from Marks & Spencer's
01 December 2014
Got this with a 20% discount. Would not have bought it otherwise. The cardigan is longer than it appears on the model, so not quite the length I wanted. Would have preferred it shorter.
The embellishment is going to be the thing to watch. I have already decided to reinforce the stitching in that area in order to preserve the lifetime of the piece, and it will always need to be dry cleaned for this reason.
26 October 2014