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~ ~ Introduction ~ ~
When I need to update my wardrobe, I invest in clothing that can be paired easily with other items in my closet. I was looking for a top to wear it with my new high-waisted skirt, in a basic colour that would be easily combined with my jeans. I went on asos.com, and this was one of the most popular vest tops seen on the models, combined with a variety of jeans and skirts on the website.
~ ~ The Vest Top ~ ~
It's a black vest top with a very simple but fashionable design. This item is from the ASOS collection and it's only available at the ASOS website (www.asos.com). I purchased a size 8 vest top at full price and paid £16.00. I didn't get any discounts for this one, probably because it's a popular design and one of the most wanted items.
The vest top comes in 5 different colours. Each colour has a different product code on the website: Nude (227844), Cobalt (250742), Khaki (227857), Burgundy (227849), Black (227839). Sizes available from UK 6 to UK 18.
The vest has been cut with a regular fit according to the product details. It has a deep scoop neckline and racer back. It's sleeveless, with thick straps of about 4.5 cm wide. The fabric is made of 100% Polyester. It's not elastic and the overall fit is more "relaxed". The top part is tighter and the neckline comes low enough to reveal some cleavage. The vest is floaty below the chest and has loose fitting that doesn't hug the body.
One concern I had was about this top was the length. It looks long enough in the picture and the description says that size 8 measures 66cm or 26in from side neck to hem. Indeed, my vest top was 66 centimeters long which is perfect for me as it comes down to the hip level.
It can be machine washed with similar colours and it should be turned inside out before cleaning. I wash it at 30 degrees and iron it with low temperature on the reverse side.
~ ~ How it looks on me ~ ~
Vest tops are basic items for my wardrobe, they are very versatile due to the simple design and the ability to match them with almost everything. I wear my black vest frequently, in multiple ways: with jeans or leggings for a casual look, tucked into high-waisted skirts for a more professional and formal look, or untucked with a thin belt in the waist. Even though I am wearing the same top, my outfits look so different every time.
The vest top sits well on my body, but the front neckline is a little revealing for my style. And because the fabric is so lightweight and not elastic, I think that if I bend over the top of my bra cups will be exposed.
The top is very thin and the polyester fabric looks almost satin which is what I wanted because it's between matte and gloss and it can be worn with casual or formal outfits. Also, the texture has a reasonably nice feel on touch. From my experience, polyester is a strong fabric and it resists creasing which means that it can keep the shape quite well. Overall, the fabric looks great and it's appropriate to wear during the day and at night. It's not a top that's going to keep me warm during the winter but the simple style and comfortable fit make it easy to wear and to combine with most clothes in my closet.
Finally, I bought this top in black because it is a slimming colour, easy to wear and very versatile. It can be worn with anything and in multiple ways, so this black vest top is an essential investment for my wardrobe. Additionally, the long-line style is comfortable and covers my hips so I can wear it with leggings.
~ ~ Summary ~ ~
It is a simple top with good fit and the basic item for different outfits. Considering the price, it's very good value for money. I'm going to give it 4 stars out of 5.
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