“ Brand: Chillytime / Type: Women's top „
Of late I have been looking for some simple tops to wear in the daytimes. Nothing fancy or posh, frilly or anything just little tops to go with jeans and leggings and things that are easy to look after, wash, wear and iron!
These Chillytime check tops in Freemans (www.freemans.com) come in 3 colours which are red, grey and turquoise and I opted to take a look at the grey option to see what I thought of it in the comfort of my own home as they offer free delivery and returns and usually I find items from Freemans to be of great quality.
In sizes 6/8, 10/12, 14/16 and 18/20 I think these are great sizes. They are slightly nipped in at the waist and although I am usually a size 10 I would say this offers more of a size 12 in fit but looks comfortably bigger due to that nip in at the waist without it looking baggy.
Made from 100% Cotton the length of the top is approx 23½ ins and that means that although I am 5.8 this goes across my belly and doesn't show off my midriff or my back. It is a bolero style round neck top (which really isn't revealing at all as it isn't scooped as such) and although I picked the grey colour and liked it so kept it this is more of a washed out bluey colour and the checks are created with brown and darker grey lines giving the appearance of large checks all over (front and back of the top). The bolero effect is created by capping the sleeves at the top of the shoulders and then really are made to stand out by two little black buttons either side of the neckline to which eyes get drawn to however to me this does look like an all in one item and not like I'm wearing a t shirt with a bolero!
Nice and stretchy and fully machine washable and tumble dryer safe this is a comfortable soft top to wear that really does look like an interesting jersey style t shirt. It is well made and smart looking and no matter how much I wash and wear it it never goes out of shape or the colour runs or anything adverse like that but do be aware that this item probably will need ironing sadly!
Only available from Freemans and used to be priced at £25.00 but at the moment these are reduced to £18.00 per top (for a limited time only and some sizes and or colours are selling out fast!).