I can’t decide if this split-sleeve sweater from Next is terrific or ghastly. The picture is certainly of such poor quality that it doesn’t even show up very well on a blog, famously not picky about high res images. Ah, Next – with one hand you give, with the other, you take away.
These type of sweaters look HIDEOUS on, in my experience anyway. Sleeve length all wrong, just rucks up mid forearm and looks all gapey’ and weird as soon as you start moving your arms. Plus, exposing my horrid dry, bumpy ‘chicken skin’ upper arms that haven’t seen light of day since September? Yuk 😖
I like some things from Next, but you do have to be careful. One wrong move and it’s Frumpsville. I think the sleeves look a bit weird here, like you’d be forever fiddling with them to have them sit right. Her whole shoulder is out on one side and not the other.
Either it’s cold enough to wear a sweater, or it’s warm enough for a t-shirt … I too suspect it would be extremely irritating to wear (and itchy – metallic thread? No thanks).
save the £25 for something nicer
Hideous. Next generally is.
I don’t understand this garment – what is Next thinking? Their core business is mums and over 35s so WHY would they produce a top that reveals the most unflattering part of the body? Makes no sense. Unless you have sculpted arms in the manner of a yoga teacher this is just like framing a blancmange – next they will be doing split summer trousers to frame cellulite.
Too Sue Barker.
I don’t understand the concept of a split sleeve – if it’s cold enough to wear a jumper I want it to keep me warm, and if I want to expose my arms to the elements I’ll put on a t-shirt.
I LOVED split sleeves back when they were around im 2001 and in fact still have a top that I cannot bear to throw out. Not a fan of Next though so perhaps I should revisit my vintage version…
Betty Bethell says
Oh no! This slit-arm sweater is borderline Liz MacDonald (off’of Coronation Street). Don’t buy it unless you’re going to a fancy dress party as Elizabeth.
Soz, but you did ask.
dr P says
Whenever I see stuff like this that I think is hideous, a tiny piece of me wonders if I’m too old and not cool enough to “get it”
But then I realise, no, it’s just shit
I bought a beautiful grey jumper a while back without realising that it had stupid split sleeves. Utterly pointless. A woolly oxymoron. Couldn’t be arsed returning it though, so I just sewed up the splits. Job done.
Admirably enterprising x