“ Brand: George / Type: Casual Wear - Top „
Versatile and flattering
One of my wardrobe staples has to be a vest. I wear vests as my regular everyday tops and I'm kind of known for wearing them, i.e., if you were asked about a friend what is their most loved item of clothing my friends would say this vest top is. I talk in the singular but I actually have about five of these tops, not only in black but white too as they are very flattering and go with everything. I have a lot of nice cardigans and I think the nicest, easiest thing to wear underneath them to obviously give it something underneath but to not bulk it out is a vest.
These vests from Asda are great because they only cost £3 each so you can afford to buy five at a time as this only comes to £15, still less than the amount I would pay for a nice top so already I have lots in my wardrobe to wear at different times. I always have a clean vest because I can wear a few and put them in the wash and still have another clean one in the drawer
The fit of this vest is the reason why I love it. It just fits correctly and not all vests that you can buy do that which is annoying. This vest is not too low cut so my chest is covered well and it's not too low cut that I am spilling out of it. The straps are also fairly wide too so my bra straps do not show whilst I am wearing this top. I can't stand it when you see people's bras when they are wearing tops like this so I'm really pleased that this one keeps everything under wraps although I do wear a black bra when I wear a black vest and a white bra when I wear a white vest, just in case!
The ribbed material is also really flattering as well. Because it is ribbed I think it covers my curves a bit better than a normal cotton vest does. It seems to hang a bit better and cover the lumps and bumps in a more flattering way. I also think even though it looks like quite a casual vest, you can smarten it up a bit too and it still looks nice. I have a really nice Kimono black top from Monsoon that looks perfect over this black version of the vest.
The vest is 100% cotton and they wash perfectly although I do not put them in the dryer. I hang them up to dry and they do not need ironing afterwards which is great.
Make this a staple in your wardrobe too.
This year, just before the Summer, I had a big sort through all of my clothes. I am fortunate enough to have lost weight over the last couple of years and as such I had an excess of clothes that were far too big or unflatteringly baggy for me. This is not really a bag thing of course and it allowed me to sell some items and donate others to my local Action for Children charity shop. Because of this I needed to stock up on lots of new items, trousers, jeans, underwear, all sorts really and I found that lots of my old vest tops, of which I had about 40, did not fit me well anymore and so I set about replacing some.
When I found these scoop neck vest tops from George at Asda I wasn't actively looking for clothes. I was in my local Asda, which is very large, and I was looking for some new CDs when I walked past the clothing section and spotted this simple looking vest top for just £3.00. Now £3.00 is cheap for any item of clothing and I love vest tops for lounging around the house and wearing underneath cardigans also. I purchased this vest in black and there were sizes available between 8 and 20+. I'm not exactly sure as I wasn't searching for the larger sizes. I found that my size was well stocked, as appeared to be most others, and I didn't bother trying it on in store as I could see that it should have fit me correctly, which I was right about.
Now this vest is a black vest top that is ribbed all over and has the thicker straps that I prefer on vest tops. I love ribbed vest tops and while it is a little thick on the straps I can wear it for the gym and still poke my locker key through the strap area if I want to. This vest is made from 100% cotton and while it is a little stretchy it does not stretch much compared to other vest tops, say spaghetti strap tops, and this I feel is because the ribbed effect prevents these vests from stretching too much. Now it isn't a problem for me as I feel that ribbed vests are very supportive and they really do offer the comfort that I want from a vest top also.
This vest top is washed at 20C or 30C with my other washing usually but once I washed it on 60C when I wanted to get a stain out and it stood the test of time fine. I would say that so far I have washed this vest top at least 5 times, maybe more, because I have worn it probably once a week during the hot weather.
Overall it is fair to say that I really like this ribbed vest top from George at Asda. The price was fantastic and it has held up well to washing so far. I can see no immediate sign of discolouration or fading which is fantastic and this vest top is very comfortable. The round neck doesn't sit too low on my cleavage which is great as it means I can exercise in this top, or just lounge around the house, and it is the perfect vest top for wearing with a sports bra as it doesn't show off lumps and bumps I don't want showing off. I have found this top to be very comfortable and I would definitely recommend it also. The straps are quite wide, probably 3cm or so, and this is ideal for hiding my bra strap whether it be a standard bra or a sports bra. This is quite a standard vest top really and it has done for me exactly what I expected it would. For £3 I feel that this vest top has been an absolute bargain and I would not hesitate to buy another one in the future. The top covers my fairly large chest area with ease and I do not experience any problems with the bottom of the top riding up at all, which I have found with other vest tops in the past. The vest top fits my chest well and is a little roomy around the stomach area because of this but I find that with almost all clothes I wear apart from stretchy outfits that tend to look ridiculous on me anyway. I was satisfied with the arm holes which were not tight or constricting at all and overall I was really pleased with how this looked and felt when I was wearing it. I have worn this both alone and with cardigans or jumpers and I have felt supported and pleased with my outfit. This vest covers any overindulgence I may have partaken in and generally just makes me feel like I am ready to work out, lounge around the house cleaning or writing. It is probably clear from my review that I really like this vest top and for that reason I am rating it 5/5 stars today.
Asda George Scoop Neck Cotton Vest Top
Having purchased two of these tops in the last 6 - 8 weeks or so I have to say I have mixed feelings. The product is available from ASDA stores, and is available in sizes 8 - 24. They are priced at £3 each, and are available in a range of colours. I personally bought a purple top, and a white one.
Each top is a classic 'vest' style with wide straps, and a scooped neck. They are lightly ribbed, and 100% cotton.
The tops state the should be washed at 30 degrees, and George recommend line drying them. I have had no issues with these instructions they have managed to come clean time, and time again when using washing powder, and fabric softener.
I find the scoop neck is a flattering 'depth' without being too revealing, although being rather top heavy I don't think I could wear them to work, as they may be a bit low while I'm moving about and bending.
The tops are versatile, and are great for layering, but for me nothing else I'm afraid. if they aren't worn under something when the get pulled about during the day they 'give' (I'm not a fiddler, but when I pop to the bathroom etc. they get pulled up and down). I have had ribbed vests before, and never had any issues, so I can only assume it's the quality of the fabric, but the bottom of these tops can stretch out quite a bit... Which I don't personally view as a problem while I'm gardening, but if I were going out it might look a little awful...
Overall I don't really rate the performance of these tops, although they are cheap, and cheerful...
Personally I wouldn't recommend for prolonged use, as they are already on the way out of my wardrobe, and I haven't had them long. A 2 star rating from me, and most of that is for the cheap price.
I had to make a trip to my local ASDA store, not just for the usual fruit and vegetables I have to get a every few days, but this was at the time the sun was out and it was quite warm and I needed to get my children some hats suitable for them. I picked this vest, in black , up at the same time for £3.00 size 12.
Why did I buy it?
You can never go wrong ( well-most of the time ) with a decent quality black vest. I needed one because the weather was getting warmer and thought it would go with all my jeans, regardless of colours but also easy to wear underneath cardigans or jumper when the weather isn't so nice ( as it is now ).
What does it look like?
Its a basic black slightly ribbed vest with a rounded neckline. Straps are just over an inch wide so covers up the bra strap quite well. I have an average length torso and would say this top falls just at the waist.
How to wash
30 degrees, wash similar colours together. Iron on a medium setting.
How do I find it?
Firstly, I wasn't very impressed that despite a black vest being quite a staple in most peoples wardrobe, I couldn't get the size I wanted, which was a 10. There were none stocked on the aisle and I asked if they could check if they had any in the back and they didn't.
The fit was decent despite being the wrong size, and actually quite forgiving. I did feel the chest area needed to be smaller and just under the arms, but overall it wasn't very noticeable. I felt the vest itself was quite light weight and easy and comfortable to wear. Not tight. The material for me was just right for warm weather, not very thick but the ribbed effect running throughout gave it alittle more density.
It has a good stretch to it, so if I have been able to get the right size, I would have felt it would have hugged in all the right places.
I always find a rounded neckline being very forgiving, allowing alittle skin in that area to be on show, but not being so low your showing the old ' baubles '.
It is a plain and basic top, no patterns, no other colours, buttons, sparkles etc, ut this works well when you need to put something over it like a cardigan, or the rest of your outfit is very busy e.g colours, patterns.
How does it wash
Ive washed it afew times now, and its doing very well. It still is holding its shape on and off the body. The colour is still black and hasn't faded or become dull. It does pick up stray bits of fluff or random bits from time to time but it it doesn't look really much different to when I first bought it.
Would I buy again? Probably. For £3.00 its no major hardship. I would go for my actual size, if it was available, as I think it would sit on me much better. As a basic staple piece in a wardrobe I think it does the job. If I wanted to be alittle on the creative side, I think it's a good item to customise with studs, diamantes, transfers.
Good buy at an even better price.
One thing you will find a lot of in my wardrobe is these vest tops. I wear them all the time. George at Asda is a great place to buy them as they are cheap and fantastic quality.
The vests have a scoop neckline, but I find them to keep me pretty much fully covered. They aren't very long, and come to just above my bum. The straps are about an inch wide so they cover up bra straps. The actual vest body has a slightly ribbed design but it isn't noticeable unless someone is full blown staring at your top!
The tops are available in a wide range of colours. I currently have the white, black, purple and beige colour. They do sell more colours, like a light blue, orange and yellow, but I think they only sell these during summer months as my local Asda only stocks black and white at the moment.
These vest tops can be worn with anything! If I'm just staying in I'll wear them with my lounge about trousers, if I'm off out into town I'll wear them with jeans. They are fantastic for winter months and layering clothing, I'm actually wearing one now with a cardy on top!
I've washed my vest tops over and over again at 40 degrees and the quality is still as fantastic as when I bought them. They can also be tumble dried but I haven't had to do that yet (hate wasting electricity!).
The tops are available from Asda stores that stock clothing and from Asda Direct online (but a delivery charge will apply). Sizes 8-24 are available in all colours of this vest top. I bought the size I usually buy (like I'm going to tell you what that is!), and it fits me like a glove.
At £3 a top, these are amazing value for money. They last well, fit well, feel good, and can go with pretty much everything bar leggings. They are a must in my wardrobe!
I had one of these scoop neck vests bought for me as a birthday present in April 2010 (although they retail for around £3-£4). Mine was a bluey purpley colour and at first I thought 'oh no I'm going to look fat in this' as I find ribbed tshirts and vests seem to accentuate my lumps of bumps from having my child. :( lol.
I tried it on a week later and was shell shocked! It actually slimmed me! I have no idea how this happened but I no longer looked a size 12 but a 10! And although it slimmed my stomach it didn't make my breasts disappear haha.
I still wear it now (July 2011) which is over a year later! And it has never gone out of shape even though I wash on quick wash! It goes with everything! I can wear it casual with jogging bottoms to the gym, I can wear with jeans casually or I can dress it up with my blue earrings and blue beads. Its such a versatile product that can practically go with everything!
I love this and hope this has helped :)
I'm a big fan of vests as they're ideal to layer under a cardi or jumper when it's chilly, and i'm always stocking up on them from Primark.
On my instore last visit to Asda a month or two ago however, i had a quick look through there womenswear and saw that they have there own brand vests, at just £3 each.
The vests are also available on the Georges website. (Asda's clothing brand).
The vests are a very basic style, with a scoop neck (not too low cut) and thick straps (not spaghetti straps), and considering that they're 100% cotton, they're good quality too. They have a ribbed pattern but it's very discreet and not full blown cable knit looking.
I got myself 3 of the vests in various colours. Colours availale are:
- Neon blue
- Dark navy blue
So far i've found that the vests are quite lightweight so ideal for summer and layering. As mentioned before they're 100% cotton so nice and soft. The material isn't thick but it's not sheer and it does add warmth when it's chilly if worn under a jacket or jumper.
I've found my vests to be very versatile and they go with jeans/shorts/leggings etc and look great; they don't have a 'cheap' look to them and are the kind of top that will look nice for any occasion. The only downside is they're not very long and only just go halfway down my bum so when wearing with leggings it'd be better to have the vest layered with a long cardi, unless you're not bothered about showing off every crease, lol. I did try wearing 1 of the vests with dark blue jeggings though and it looked nice.
Looking after the top is easy as it's machine washable and fine to be ironed. I've had mine for a month now and have washed them multiple times; no bobbling or fraying and they're still nice and soft!
Sizing is available from an 8 to 24. I'm a size 8 and found that the size 8s were just the right size; not too tight and not too baggy either. (sometimes cheaper items of clothing can be a bit iffy size wise, however no issues with this)
Overall it's a wardrobe basic and ideal for the upcoming summer months and a great item to stock up on; at £3 for a 100% cotton vest, you really can't go wrong and i'm throughouly happy with my purchases.
I have a huge amount of vest style tops in my possession to the extent that when I picked this vest top up in Asda recently (these are available on Asdadirect.com too) it led to my flatmate who was out shopping with me at the time to question how many I own and ask do I really need it lol.
However the answer concerning vest tops is clear. Yes I need loads of them without a shadow of a doubt. Not only do I like layering them under other tops, wearing them alone...I also own a few sheer tops that need something under them too so I don't end up flashing my wares at strangers!
This top I purhased in the colour shown of this style of vest on the top of this review page (a rich turquoise blue). Its made up from cotton with a slight ribbed look to it, is long line so almost touches my bum and is round necked (though not revealing at all) and has reasonably wide staps to the top of it which are none adjustable and they are edged too.
Well made and stretchy this is perfectly fine to be machine washed and tumble dried (though I do recommend a low heat for this otherwise you have to manually stretch it out by hand which can lead to mishaping it slightly which is isn't good) and I feel that this is an essential sort of item every woman should have really.
In sizes 8=-24, like all other Asda George clothing I feel that this is a very true to size garment, doesn't roll up and is easy to take care of and I like the fact it isn't revealing and is really soft and comfortable to wear and for that reason this gets a big thumbs up from me and I think it really is worth its £3.00 pound price tag for such great quality!
Available in many colours including orange, yellow, brown and black I'd get yourself some of these whilst they're still available to purchase!