“ Brand: ASOS / Type: Vest „
Like most girls I love clothes, and I just can't seem to stop myself from placing regular orders with online super-retailer www.ASOS.com. I was looking for some basic black tops as they're always a staple piece in my wardrobe, and this is where I found the gorgeous Strap Side Vest. It costs RRP £15.00 but has been reduced to half-price now in the sales.
Product description: "Cut-out vest by ASOS Collection. Crafted in a lightweight, pure cotton, jersey. Featuring a scoop neckline, sleeveless styling, cut-out detailing to the sides and a racer back to the reverse. Designed with a relaxed fit through the body."
This top is available in UK sizes 6 - 18. It comes in a choice of two colours; either black or white. I opted for the black version as this is exactly what I was looking for. The vest is quite long and comes down to hip length on me. It features a plain looking scoop neck at the front, and a slight racer style back with the straps curving inwards. The real detail is at the sides of the top, where it is open and held together by wide fabric straps. I love this simple design as it is clean-cut and modern looking, and this basic cut-out detail gives an ordinary vest top a fresh urban look. The vest does not have any real shaping down the body, so it has a somewhat loose feel and doesn't give any definition at the waist.
Because the top is open at the sides it is a little revealing, and so I usually wear another fitted vest top underneath it to avoid flashing my flesh! This looks especially good when wearing a different colour underneath so that it shows through the open sections, and I quite like wearing a bright white top underneath for a contrasting monochromatic look. On a rare swelteringly hot day during the summer I did decide to brave it and wear the top with a pair of jeans and just a black bra top underneath, but I did end up feeling very self conscious and the open sides gave a weird breezy effect which wasn't particularly pleasant or comfortable! I would definitely recommend wearing another layer underneath. I think this top has quite a simplistic but edgy look to it, and I've been very tempted to buy another one to add to my gym kit, as it looks great with a sporty pair of leggings and trainers.
The fabric is made of 100% cotton which is comfortable, practical and durable. Cotton garments allow the skin to breathe and the loose fit adds to the comfort factor so I can move around freely and easily when wearing it. It's very simple to look after the garment as it is basically the same as a regular t-shirt and can be washed along with everything else in your machine. I always wash on a cool setting of 30 degrees, and this works just fine to get it nice and clean and fresh for wearing again. It is in great condition despite lots of wearing, thanks to the durable nature of the fabric.
I love this top and can certainly recommend it, the design is great and it's comfortable to wear. The simple style means that it is incredibly versatile and the plain colour goes with anything. I wear this regularly and it was well worth buying.