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Review: Littlewoods Love Label Military Knit Cardigan

A little while ago I was contacted to see if I'd like to choose a product from Littlewoods to review for The Fish Tank.
I was a little surprised at first, as Littlewoods is a brand I've always associated with grannies and twinsets, so I was unsure that they'd have anything particularly "fashion forward" to offer me. I was totally wrong however, as their new Love Label line is full of catwalk-inspired, brilliantly designed pieces.

I chose this military knit cardigan because I really liked the look of the detailing, and thought it would fit in well with both my existing wardrobe, and my plans for the new season.

Image from Littlewoods.com

In real life it's actually a darker, more marled grey than it looks on the website, but I like that better as I feel darker greys are more versatile.
To show you how it looks on a normal, non-model type (i.e. me), I thought I'd take a few pictures and bung on a military hat I drunkenly bought for about £3 at Reading Festival this summer.

It fits true to size. Not too baggy and not too tight, and it looks good buttoned up or left undone. I would prefer it to be a bit longer, but that's just a personal preference, and a longer cut may make it lose its boxy military look, and it is quite thin, so it's definitely more of a layering piece than keep-you-warm winter outerwear.

I'm really impressed with the detailing on this cardigan. As you might be able to see from the pictures, the knit is textured in a houndstooth pattern, which I've never seen before. The black faux-frogging detail is a sort of knitted piping, and is in relief, not knitted into the rest of the cardigan, which gives even more lovely texture (which is what it's all about this winter people.) The buttons are really detailed for a high-street priced item, with a coat of arms and anchor design on them, which unfortunately I couldn't get a clear picture of. And top marks to Littlewoods for including a spare button too.

I'd definitely recommend this cardigan, as it seems to be made to a high quality for a reasonably priced item (it retails at £39). I know it's a little bit more than you might pay at some high street shops, but the details on this item are definitely what makes it stand out and worth the money. Why spend £35 on a Topshop cardigan that everyone else has too, when you could get this hidden gem and look just as, if not better?

Thank you so much Littlewoods, and to Jon, for setting up this review for me. The cardigan will definitely be getting a lot of wear this winter. Keep an eye out for it in upcoming outfit posts too!

14 comments

  1. I can't believe this is from littlewoods! It's lovely. xxx

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  2. Woww thats soo nice, might have to check out the littlewoods website :) xx

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  3. very cute. i love the military-ish look, i'll have to check it out...

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  4. Do you know if they ship to the US? This is such a cute cardigan! I love it paired with your hat.

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  5. that cardi was a great choice - very cheryl cole xoxox

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  6. i love the details!
    btw, how are you dear?

    x

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  7. Nice post - coat of arms pictures ..Keep Posting


    Ron
    coat of arms pictures

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  8. Fun cardigan to pair with a red or black dress! Great review :)

    x ws x

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  9. DEFINITLY GONNA CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE, THNX FOR SHARING!'

    One Love,
    Jowy
    www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

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  10. cute! I love it, it looks so good with that hat too.

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  11. It's a really nice cardigan..I like grey, but I think it would look better in black with grey decorations...but that's cause I think black is more versatile!
    I didn't know you were blond right now! you look great =)

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  12. J'aime beaucoup les photos; le cardigan et le style militaire c'est toujours très élégant
    Karine

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