“ Brand: Crafted / Type: T-shirt „
Republic is one of my favourite clothing stores and luckily my local one is massive, meaning I can always find some gorgeous clothes! The sizes and quality is always exceptional - cannot fault the store one bit!
I came across this t-shirt when it was in the sale not so long ago. It was such a bargain at £10 so I couldn't resist picking it up as I felt it would look really good with some skinny jeans or jeggings.
The top usually costs £22.99 and can still be picked up - also check out the sale part of the website as lots of bargains to check up! It is sold in sizes 8,10,12 and 14 that I am aware of and is machine washable.
I am a size 8 everywhere and this fitted perfectly, as it is meant to be a little baggy do not worry.
It looks exactly like the image above and has a tie on one side which cannot be undone. The writing appears to be spray painted in chocolate brown within a heart which looks really effective. The t-shirt itself is beige and much more effective. The neck is quite wide which makes it look really feminine.
Obviously if you do not feel you have a good figure you can wear a vest top underneath and it looks equally as flattering as without! I usually wear it with a chocolate brown vest top and it looks really effective - although it also looks good with a high waist skirt and heels.
After washing several times the design has not faded and it hasn't lost shape at all which I am very pleased with! Colours do not run in the wash either.
I personally adore this top and wear it a lot more than I thought I would. It is flattering to your figure and has lasted me a good few months now without fading or becoming 'bobbly'. Well recommended!
God I seem to be writing a lot of Republic clothes reviews lately - trying to get everything on my suggestions list written before I even think about writing anything else LOL. Now Republic is one of my favourite stores to shop from all year round but when they have a sale I am the first person to rush down there and check it out - their Christmas sales are so rammed in Brum its unbelievable! - but anyway I like to get a bargain on their clothes before they go up to full whack again and thats exactly what happened with this 'Crafted Heartbreaker Cropped Tshirt'. I found it in store a few weeks before Christmas but the price was just too much for me at the time so I forgot about it for ages until I found it in the bargain bin in the January sales and I bought it straight away. This was one bargain I will be getting SOO much use out of this summer!
Price: Sadly its gone back up to £22.99 - But Republic have sales LOADS so you might be able to pick this up slightly cheaper if you keep your eyes peeled.
Size: [Left on amazon] - 8, 10 & 12. More might be available in store though.
Other Info: This is designed for casual wear and is machine washable.
*As I usually say try and buy this in your average size as Republic's sizing is all over the place if you ask me - I bought a size 10 and thats a perfect fit for me. Do attempt to try it on in store though IF you can.*
As with most clothes I buy online this top looks exactly the same in reality as it does on the image so you wont be disappointed by the style or design - thankfully! On the Republic site this is described as grey but I personally think this top is much more a beige/cream colour - which if anything in my opinion is much nicer as it means it will match with more colours. So it is mostly beige all over and has a large gold heart on the front with the word 'Heartbreaker' written inside it. The lettering and the heart are in spray paint kind of lettering so it has the drip marks and splatter effects you would expect from spray paint style which gives this top a really casual look - it would be much more boring if this was in simple block lettering. The top of this shirt is described as crew neck which means it is quite high up on my chest but still rounded enough to give it a feminine edge and the sleeves are very much like a tshirt but baggy enough to give your arms room to manoevre.
Now this tshirt is cropped which means the style wont be for everyone. The cropped part is bunched up in the middle - kind of like if you got a normal tshirt and tied the bottom with a hair bobble so it is cropped at the front and at the back which means if you wear this with nothing underneath a good portion of your stomach will be on show. Now thats great if youve got the figure - which I have not! - and great for wearing on holiday when your looking to show off a bit more flesh but not so great for everyday wear. But honestly dont worry because with this style of top wearing a vest top underneath it actually makes it look better in my opinion - and it gives you more layers in this cold weather! So even if you have got the flattest stomach this can still flatter your figure if your wearing a top underneath it - and in my opinion it looks so much better that way anyway - but maybe Im biased because thats how I wear this all the time!
Now because the cream & gold colours are quite neutral I think this will match with most clothes - it matches with pretty much everything I own anyway. I think this looks best when worn with jeans and a plain coloured vest top - black is best I reckon - but I cant think of a colour Ive put this with that doesnt match. Thats why I love that the top itself is a statement piece but neutral as well. It is best for casual wear as Republic recommend but I cant see why this couldnt be worn on a night out with shirts and heels and it can be worn at any time of year. Obviously this is more suited to summer wear because its light and cropped but with extra layers this double up as a winter top as well so its perfect for wearing all the time. Its a very versatile piece.
Ive owned this for a good few months now and been washing it alongside my normal clothes and I cant see any signs of this wearing or fading at all so I think it will last me a very long time as the quality seems brilliant to me so well worth the money - especially the mere amount I paid! Highly recommended from me as I think this is one for everyone.
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