“ Brand: Bench / Type: Vest / Gender: Female „
I love Bench and have a points card with them that allows me to earn £1 per £10 that I spend in store. I find that their clothes fit me very well so I shop here regularly both instore and online.
Bench is a British clothing beand which began life in 1989 creating graphic t shirts influenced by BMX and skateboarding cultures. Over the years Bench developed to become a global lifestyle brand making clothes for men, women and kids.
This top was different to what was expected as the gold bits look like lines or dots so I was a little disappointed to find they were hearts as I am not a girly girl. There is the large branding on the front and a little hem tag near the back.
This top is made from cotton so breathable in the warmer weather and is comfortable to wear. The thicker straps add to the comfort so that no bra straps are on show. The top comes just below my hip which is great for reaching up as I am not having to pull this down. I bought a size M which fitted me well, I find Bench come up a little small in tops as I am a size 10. This top is available from size XS to XL.
The top washes at 30 degrees with other dark items and the gold has not come off or degraded. There has been no shrink and the top has not become baggier since washing although there are some deodorant marks which are hard to remove under the arms.
I recently went on a small splurge of new clothes, and I decided that I would look on Amazon for some new ones, as they do tend to be cheaper, especially for designer clothes. I wanted to mainly get some new vest/tank tops, and after looking around for a while, I decided that one of the ones I was going to buy was the Bench Post Vest in black and gold.
I ordered the top, and when it arrived it was actually different than what I expected it to be from the photo. In the photo, I thought the top was black with gold dots, but it turns out the dots are actually small, gold hearts. This is no problem, I actually prefer the fact that they are hearts, as they look a bit cuter. The left side of the top has the word Bench printed on it in large, hollow gold letters.
It is a thick strapped tank top, and is made from cotton. It is very soft to the touch, and it is very comfortable to wear. I have worn it many times now, and I really love it. It fits really well to my figure, but is not so fitted that it makes me look bigger than I am. I also really love the fact this is a long fitted top as well. I have a slightly longer body in comparison to my legs, so I do struggle to find tops that stay as long as I want them too, but I do not have this problem with this top. It is a brilliant length and it stays put just below the top of my hips.
I was a little bit worried that this top may have faded in the wash, but even after many washes and spins in the tumble dryer, the black is still a nice, deep black and the gold hearts are just as gold and as perfect as the day I first put the top on. It still fits exactly the same too, which is good as I hate it when things shrink in the wash or dryer.
Bench is a good brand that I have owned many items from before, and I will continue to in the future, as it is really good quality and I have never had any problems with their clothing. I bought this top from Amazon for £9.99, and I have seen this in stores for double the price, so it is really amazing value for the price. The top is available from sizes 8 - 14.
I love this top, and I still wear it as much as I can. I totally recommend it to any woman. 5 out of stars from me.