“ Brand: Brat & Suzie / Type: T-shirt „
Like most girls I love clothes, and I particularly like finding cute and quirky pieces of clothing with animal designs. I came across the brand Brat & Suzie via www.asos.com. They have a varied range of items with bold animal prints, and I fell for this Rabbit Print Cape T-shirt. It costs RRP £32.00, but I was able to get it reduced at £22.00 in the sale.
Product description: "Cape t-shirt by Brat & Suzie. Crafted in pure cotton with a rabbit print design. Featuring a boat neckline with wide trim, and oversized short sleeve styling. Designed with an oversized fit and cropped length."
This top caught my eye as it had a striking rabbit print, and I am particularly fond of rabbits after having 3 pet house rabbits over the past few years. The top has a pale dove grey background and the bunny print stands out really clearly as there are big, bold bunny shapes placed over the front and sleeves. I like the silhouette style pictures and the bunny looks to have a very natural shape and pose, which is nice that it hasn't been stylised and it looks like a proper rabbit in a sitting position. Unfortunately the back of the top lets it down a bit as it is just plain grey with no details and the bunny print is not continued over the back panel or the back of the sleeves.
"Cape T-shirt" is a pretty accurate description of the style. This cut was new to me as I haven't ever seen anything like it before, let alone worn something of this shape. When folded out flat the top looks like a big semi-circle shape, and you can see that there are two small lines of stitching coming up from the bottom edges to form the sleeve sections. When you put it on the top does create a nice shape and the fabric drapes down into flowing sections which give you plenty of room to move around in, and it is very comfortable to wear. The top is a bit cropped in length, and has very wide armholes so when you are moving about there is a large potential for skin exposure. I would certainly recommend wearing a vest or camisole top underneath, and my favourite look with this top is to team it with a plain black tight vest and black wet look leggings. Simple and comfortable, but attention-grabbing!
This top is available in a range of sizes from XXS - XL. www.asos.com only had a size L available when I ordered and this was marked as being a UK size 6. Since when a UK size 6 became "large" I do not know! This doesn't seem quite right to me, as if a UK 6 is large then how can it possibly go down all the way to XXS? This would theoretically make the smallest size a UK size 0, which I am quite sure doesn't exist! However, because of the different cut it is an oversized shape and has a loose fit. The size L / "6" fitted me with room to spare and I'm a UK size 10, so I would suggest that either these sizes are off, or the cut is very generous on purpose to give that oversized look.
The fabric is made of 100% cotton which makes it easy to care for. It can be machine washed at 40 degrees, although I always keep my washing machine turned down to 30 degrees to be a bit more eco-friendly! The cotton fabric is durable and washes well, and because of its simple shape this makes it really easy to iron.
All in all I think this is a really unique looking top thanks to its unusual design and the bold rabbit print. It really stands out and makes even a casual outfit look more funky and interesting. It's comfortable, easy to move around in, looks good and it has bunnies on! A lovely top from the Brat & Suzie line.