“ Brand: Asos / Type: Womens T-Shirt „
Now that the weathers nice and it's sunny enough to wear vests and shorts, I've been experimenting with different 'looks'. I usually wear just a plain vest or a nice bright coloured one as it's Spring, but when I saw this on the ASOS website last week I thought it had a bit of edge to it and would look nice for a change so I bought it. I paid £18 for it which is the RRP and I think this is a reasonable price although maybe a little overpriced for a vest. It is very comfy though and good quality so I personally am happy with the price I paid. The vest is part of the ASOS collection and has been designed by a london based fashion design team who 'make and break the fashion rules'. They state that each piece of clothing in the collection is 'directional, exciting and diverse.'
This is a boyfriend vest meaning it's longer than an average vest would be and it has relaxed fit - it's not oversized but it's not ffgure hugging - it's inbetween. The style is nice - it's sleeveless with dipped arm holes and the neckline is scooped at the front and back. It's only a slight dip but I like this as I hate tops that have high necklines. The vest is a light charcoal grey colour with a speckled design - tiny white speckles are all over it which I like as it gives it a faded look and looks really in-season. I was a little concerned the colour would be too grungey and dark for summer however it's lighter in real life than it looks on the picture and is a light charcoal shade rather than a deep grey like it appears in the ASOS pictures.
On the front of the vest is graffiti style font which is white. It reads 'sold out'. Not the most exciting quote but quote/slogan/graphic vests are must-haves this season so the print doesn't really matter.
The vest is very lightweight and it's made of polyester (75 pecent) cotton (25 percent). It has an almost stretch to it without feeling cheap and like it'll lose its shape. It's soft and comfortable and it is loose without been baggy and making me look bigger than I am. It's relaxed all over rather than just been baggy around my hips/stomach which I like as it doesn't make one part of my body look larger than the other parts if that makes sense.
I love the length of the vest. I had a baby last month and gained a bit of weight, most of which dropped off within a couple of weeks but I still have a few pounds of excess which are mostly on my bum and upper thighs. This vest comes mid-thigh so covers my bum and upper thighs meanig I am less self concious - I hate the thought that people could be staring at my lumps and bumps thinking 'eugh, cover up woman!' Sizes available are 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. The vest is versatile and goes with anything - leggings, shorts, skirts, cut-offs, jeans etc. I wouldn't wear baggy trousers with it though as it's quite boyish so needs feminising with some tight jeans or leggings - it'd look too manly with baggy tracksuit bottoms or jeans in my opinion.
Overall this is a nice vest, it's reasonably priced, good quality and versatile. I would reccomend it.