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A cardigan.‘a pink cashmere cardie’
- ‘Because it was radio, he could presumably turn up for work in an old cardie.’
- ‘I am making one of the larger sizes, because I wanted to wear a top under the cardi comfortably.’
- ‘My children will be wearing slippers and cardies and getting old before me.’
- ‘Are you man enough for a cardie?’
- ‘Had he not always been swathed in white robes, you could have imagined him in a cardie, pottering round his vegetable patch with his little grandson.’
- ‘Wear with a mannish shirt tucked in or a fitted cardi or knit.’
- ‘On a cold day, I often long to offer them my cardie to stop them from turning blue.’
- ‘This season's dress or pretty skirt and cardi will travel well from day wear to night-time.’
- ‘If it's not a heatwave outside, a cardy and/or fleece, and maybe a brolly, are probably a good idea for the homeward journey.’
- ‘Don't wear them with a long cardie like you did with skinny jeans.’
- ‘The homely cardie, unfortunately, is a necessary evil in our depressingly cold and damp northern climate.’
- ‘Thrift stores also have great old jewelry that can be sewn or glued on to cardies or shoes for an amazing, unique look.’
- ‘My big find was this great cardi.’
- ‘I saw this little cardi, and thought it would be so great for her!’
- ‘He was wearing his beige cardy.’
- ‘I was wearing a cardy earlier.’
- ‘It works for pottering around in barefoot at home or layered up with thermals, tights and a cardie for winter workdays.’
- ‘The nights are drawing in, but you may not be ready for big cardies and bowls of plum crumble just yet.’
- ‘If it is a sunny day, we may have to put on a cardie.’
- ‘I sighed and said I would just have to bring an old cardy in.’
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