The brand is known for it’s on trend but affordable basics, with the knit receiving rave reviews from shoppers who love the capsule wardrobe essential
From their sleeveless bra top to the mini round shoulder bag, Uniqlo is no stranger to a social media sensation – and we think we’ve found their next viral piece . Shoppers have been raving about a ‘chic’ knit , praising its ‘excellent quality’ and ‘vintage’ feel.
The trendsetting retailer, known for it’s seriously stylish basics and capsule essentials, has launched a gorgeous cardigan that ‘could be designer’ , and comes in cheaper than Marks and Spencer.
The Knitted Short Jacket comes in at £34.90 , and fashion enthusiasts might suggest it could be inspired by Chanel, after similar pieces like M&S ’s £35 Cotton Blend Textured Knitted Jacket drew comparisons to the high end fashion house.
Crafted from a durable and stretchy knitted fabric, the statement jacket promises a comfortable fit that maintains its shape over time, with a ‘premium feel’ despite its affordable price point.
And while Marks and Spencer’s offering comes in a selection of neutrals, Uniqlo has been bold, bringing out green and red varieties alongside classic cream and black . There has also been a striped version released, however its popularity means it’s already sold out online.
Another benefit to the Uniqlo piece, giving it the edge over other high street retailers, is its wide size range, with the jacket coming in sizes XXS to XXL, rather than extra small to large, like M&S.
Uniqlo’s textured knit has been a hit with shoppers looking to tick the ‘old money’ trend boxes, with one saying it had a ‘noble’ feel, with others describing it as ‘vintage’ inspired. One said: “This jacket is very pretty, very classy tweed style. A must,” while another added: “Feels nice. Purchased green and black, perfect for work. Usually I’m a L. Purchased a M for a slightly closer fit and it’s perfect!”
A third said: “This jacket is beautiful, feels great and has excellent Uniqlo quality. I like that it is not too long or too short, so it can be combined with any style.”
The jacket has only four and five star reviews , with the only point worth noting is that shoppers recommend getting your usual size or sizing down as it’s a generous fit. One said: “I bought the model in green and black and white. The size for an M corresponds to a 38. Do not size larger as often with Uniqlo but normally. The woven, embossed material is very nice, the cut has a little vintage feel, very nice.”
The classic collarless cardigan is incredibly versatile, too and ‘pairs well with any bottoms’ according to the brand. We recommend some high waisted wide leg jeans, like our Mirror Choice M&S jeans , or even a satin midaxi skirt.
Elsewhere Massimo Dutti’s wool blend cropped jacket with gold buttons is currently reduced to £99.95 from £169, while H&M’s viral black cardi that sold out earlier this year is back in stock too and will set you back £44.99. But for a more elevated high street style, River Island’s Cream Boucle Crop Trophy Jacket is £70.
Uniqlo’s Knitted Short Jacket certainly offers designer aesthetics and ‘lazy luxe’ vibes without the price tag, and if you fancy it for your own wardrobe you can buy it here for under £35.