My favorite pullover sweater is probably on its last legs, given that it's over 5 years old. However, Talbots, the place where I get 95% of my clothes from because I am apparently constructed like their fit model, has wholy inadequate replacements available this year. I do not want crew necks, bateau necks, turtlenecks, over-priced cashmere, really ill-advised colorblocking or three-quarter sleeves on everything, damnit!

If you know of a place that carries nice pullover sweaters in women's plus sizes, made primarily of cotton or wool (not acrylic, which I would promptly sweat to death inside of), with full length sleeves, v or scoop necks (ETA: or shawl collars. I really want a sweater with a shawl collar!), and solid (not marled or colorblocked) colors, please let me know. Colors that could be described as 'vegetable' (like pumpkin, or eggplant) and attractive cabling would be a bonus.
madripoor_rose: milkweed beetle on a leaf (Default)

From: [personal profile] madripoor_rose


Hm. LL Bean has this:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/75737?feat=v neck sweaters-SR0&page=washable-merino-pullover

And I think their XL is closer to a 1x, or 18. But it's a little pricey.
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From: [personal profile] fox


In my experience LL Bean items last more or less forever.
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From: [personal profile] meri_oddities


I'm going to agree with Fox. The only reason I end up getting rid of almost anything from LL Bean is because I stain it too bad to get out. Which unfortunately happens a lot.

I like that sweater, too.
madripoor_rose: milkweed beetle on a leaf (Default)

From: [personal profile] madripoor_rose


Nods, I have a bit of olive skin tone and tend to go with jewel-tone tops more often myself.

LL Bean wears forever, and I have one fleece top from Coldwater Creek that's about twelve years old and still in good shape. I do tend to go for fleece pullovers from LL Bean for winter wear...so I hadn't noticed this 3/4 sleeve sweater trend, and it is so ridiculous for winter clothes. You need something warmer than that.
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From: [personal profile] marinarusalka


Land's End has a decent selection, and I've had good luck with them in the past in terms of fit and long wear.

http://www.landsend.com/shop/womens-sweaters-cardigans-plus/-/N-fy2ZfoqZgolZgq7ZgqeZfkq
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From: [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart


Just piping in that this 3/4 sleeve nonsense needs to stop. I've not seen it on winter clothes, but then I calibrate differently (winter means 'suited to sustained negative temps.') and might view 'winter' clothes as early spring or bitter fall.
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From: [personal profile] chomiji


You could try Eddie Bauer too.

Orvis is a bit dowdy and older-lady, but the quality is pretty good.

(P.S. I like 3/4 sleeves. But then I'm not built like most women, and I'm also still dealing with hot flashes.)

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