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I was looking for a V-neck blouse on Amazon when I found Blue Banana Corset Style Stretchy Top and I thought it was so nice that I ordered a black one for myself. About Blue Banana ---------------------------- Blue Banana started to manufacture ladies fashion wear in the UK in 2003. Its online business started in 2004. The company sells its products worldwide by nowadays. The company sells good quality products that look very flattering on curvy figure. They sell a wide range of tops and dresses and also some skirts, trousers, coats and accessories. They use a silky, stretchy material for the clothes they manufacture which is figure hugging and the cut makes them really special as it stresses the breasts and hides the tummy and hips. You can order some of their products from Amazon but for a larger range and slightly lower prices I recommend visiting their own site: http://www.bluebanana.eu/ Price, package, delivery -------------------------------- As I didn't know anything about the company I ordered my top from Amazon. It costs 26.99 pounds plus 3 pounds shipping. The top arrived quite quickly which was a surprise. Actually when I received it I didn't know what it could be as it was such a nice box tied with matching bow. Inside the box the top was wrapped in gold tissue paper and there was a lollypop in it too. The whole wrapping looked very luxurious and made me feel spoilt. Fabric, cut, size ------------------------- This top is available in sizes 8-16. As I am quite gifted regarding my breast size but I don't like to show too much of myself I ordered one size larger than I usually do. I am glad that I did so as this top is made of very thin fabric which is really stretchy but also figure hugging. It is very soft, silky and although it may appear a cheap fabric for the first sight it is very comfortable to wear and I found it breathable. It kept me warm and dry. I would rather compare the fabric to those used for sports gear (especially running trousers and tops). The fabric is made of 92% Polyester and 8% Elastane. I have to admit that it has a very deep cut in front which makes my bra visible if I don't wear it with a brooch. Of course it can be worn without a bra but as the material is really figure hugging it wouldn't let anything to my colleagues' imagination. Not to mention that it is cold in our office all the time... It is available in black, red top and black corset part and white top and black corset part. Mine is black but I'm thinking about ordering a red/black version too. The top is cut below the breast line and the corset style part of it makes you look slimmer. As the fabric is really stretchy you can put it on as a normal top, don't have to bother with the corset part. The corset stuff is just for decoration purposes anyway. It is really flattering and head turning. I received loads of compliments when wearing it. Washing ------------- This top is completely machine washable. I wash it together with other black clothes on 40 degrees and it still looks like brand new. I have it for almost a year now and I haven't seen any sign of being worn out. I don't use though fabric conditioner just my usual liquid detergent. It cannot be tumble dried. It gets dry very quickly after washing. Experience ----------------- As you may guess from what I wrote above I am absolutely satisfied with this top and I think it was a great buy. Since I have this top I ordered a dress from their website and intend to buy some furthers. I think their products are great value for money. The top is very comfortable wear and it looks nice on my curvy shape. I really like that despite the thin fabric it keeps me warm. I could compare it to the 'clima cool' wear of my running gear. Do I recommend it? -------------------------- If you like close fit tops and you don't mind the low cut that definitely attracts men's eyes than this top is for you. It is flattering and great value for your money. I loved the elegant wrap and the quick delivery. I think Blue Banana really cares about the customers and such a service is really rare. I am glad that I found them and I will definitely buy some further pieces.