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Boohoo Hayley Chiffon Balloon Sleeve Striped Top

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Brand: Boohoo / Type: Top

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      06.02.2011 15:07
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      Not My Usual Style But Brilliant Nonetheless!

      Normally when searching for a few new clothes to spice up my wardrobe I head straight for town to the shops up there like New Look & River Island but lately there has been only one place that Ive been going to for new clothes and that is Boohoo. Up until a few months ago Id never even bought anything from the site - Id browsed hundreds of times but never had the money to buy anything but with my latest bit of cash I decided to change that and this 'Boohoo Hayley Chiffon Balloon Sleeve Striped Top' was one of the many items I decided to buy. The thing is a top like this wouldnt normally by my style at all - its a bit too frilly and floaty for my taste but this looked amazing on the website and I was hoping it would look just as good on me - thankfully it does!

      Useful Information:
      Price: £18
      Stockists: Exclusive to boohoo.com - These clothes arent available in stores!
      Sizing/Colours - Black & White + Black & Pink . This top comes in either S/M or M/L - Id say if you are size 12 or under an S/M would be a great fit and above a size 12 should probably go for the M/L as I think that would be a better fit.
      Other Info: This top is also 100% machine washable & is 59cm in length - which means on me this just covers my bum but obviously how far down it goes will depend on your height and weight.

      *I personally have this top in Black & White which is the same as in the image - black & white stripes with black, chiffon balloon sleeves.*

      In reality this top looks just as it appears in the image so even though your buying online you get exactly what you pay for. The middle part of the top is made from stretchy, elastic type material and it is very fitted just like a vest top. The stripes are black and white and pretty chunky - apparantly this makes you look slimmer so its an extra bonus for me! The front of the top is scooped which means you do have a fair bit of clevage on show but not so much that this top looks too OTT its low cut enough to look sexy but this can be worn everyday rather than just night out wear when you want to show off a bit more flesh. The striped part is also at the end of each sleeve which I thought was a nice added touch as it makes the sleeves more fitted and much more comfortable to wear - I didnt know they were part of the outfit before I received it so it was a nice surprise.

      Now the sleeves - not usually my cup of tea at all as they are just far too floaty for my tastes and I thought at first the made the top look a little grown up for my style but surprisngly they have really grown on me. They are made from a really floaty, chiffon material so its perfect for covering up a little bit but the material is thin enough to ensure you wont be too warm whilst wearing this - perfect for summer I reckon. The material Id say is like a pair of tights sort of as it is slightly see through BUT you can see totally through it which means your showing off the flesh but not too much - its very understated its transparent but not totally see through so tis just the right amount for me. The sleeves are floaty but not so massive that they feel like wings so they are just perfect for me. And if those sleeves werent a part of the top it would be pretty average and boring I think.

      And for me this fits like a dream. The middle part is tight enough to cling in all the right places without making the parts you dont want people to notice to obvious! Cligy but not super tight at all and the sleeves really balance the whole look out because they are the total opposite of the middle part. The sleeves are so baggy yet really comfortable to wear and they really balance out the look overall rather than make the design too OTT. The quality of this seems brilliant to me - Ive had this for a good 2 months now and been wearing it loads and I cant see any damage to the material or any fading of the colours at all so i reckon it will last me for a long while yet!

      Now because of the design it does mean this wont match with every colour and pattern that you own but I dont reall think it needs to because it pays for itself in other ways. This top is brilliant for nights out and the daytime - I cannot think of which way it looks better as in the day this looks great with flats and it looks just as amazing with leggings and heels for a night out so for me this top is probably the most versatile thing I own even though it doesnt match with everything. I couldnt recommend this any more than I have already and even if this isnt your normal style I recommend taking a chance on it like I did as Ive been really surprised and I think most people will be. Definitely recommended to all women regardless of usual style!

      Thanks For Reading.

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