“ Brand: Crafted / Type: Vest / Top „
I've never been a fan of crop tops, as from the age of 11 I was quite big and absolutely hated any of my body on show. But recently I got ill and lost about 2 stone and now I have a decent figure. So I decided to add crop tops into my wardrobe as I feel loads more confident about myself.
This top is white with the words 'You over did it doll' in big bold faded lettering. The top is sleeveless but is quite chunky, on both sides are the top are slashes, which give the top really nice detail and would sit just above your hips. I thought the slashes would make the top look tacky, but it looks really nice on and shows a little bit of flesh at the sides.
The top is really looks really nice on, as I'm not used to crop tops to begin with felt a little uncomfortable but after wearing it a few times I got used to it and now think its really nice. It shows my figure off very nicely and feels very comfortable to wear as it's lightweight. The tops ends at my belly button and I normally wouldn't wear a top that would show my stomach, but as I now have a flat stomach, I can wear it with pride! I sometimes wear this with a plain top underneath, to build up the layers or if its a colder day which means I can wear it with leggings. I absolutely love this top as it seems to boost my confidence and I'm always asked where I got it from. Its quite versatile and goes with pretty much any colour and style of clothing.
The only problem with this is that its cropped and many people won't like to wear it because of the amount of flesh it shows, like I said before it looks great with a plain top underneath so there is a way around it. I recommend wearing a black top underneath as it just gives a really stylish look and won't make you feel uncomfortable.
This top was £16.99 in republic. I do think that its quite expensive as the top is only small, but the quality is great and it is machine washable which is fantastic and much easier! Sizes available are 6 - 14 and there is only the black and white colour available.
Overall this top is a wardrobe must have for the summer as the style is very nice and even if people aren't comfortable with wearing a cropped style they can add a top underneath which adds a little more style to it and looks fantastic. It is a little bit pricey, but for the quality it is definitely worth it.
Ive always been a real fan of Republic clothing and I buy from their Miso range all the time but for some reason Id never checked out any of the other ranges of clothes they offer. Id seem some in store and they just didnt look like my kind of thing so I never bothered looking into it any more - until I was on their website in the January sales and the 'Crafted' range caught my eye. This 'Crafted Over Did It Vest Top' grabbed my attention straight away and I wanted to buy it immediately but sadly as it was going for a dirt cheap price my size wasnt available on the website or in store so I forgot all about it. Until about a month ago when I saw they had the top back in stock and better yet in my size and I bought it literally straight away because I fell in love with this top once and I wasnt going to let it go out of stock again!
Stockists: Republic, republic.co.uk & Amazon.
Sizes: [Online] 6, 8, 10 & 14 - More sizes might be available in store.
Other Info: Only available in White & Black, machine-washable + cropped & slashed style.
*I personally bought this top in size 10 just to be sure it would fit - it is slightly baggy BUT I think that really helps the style and design rather than make it look too big for me. So its better you get your average size even though it might be ever so slightly larger than you need. If it looked too tight I dont think it would look as good.*
So as with most clothes I review in reality this look exactly the same as it does in the image so if your buying online - like I did - what you see is exactly what you get. This top is mainly white all over and is in chunky vest kind of style - by that I mean this is sleevless - but the top is very chunky - it is quite low cut but not so much that everything is on show at all and even though it is slightly baggy this top wont fall down when your walking. On the front of the top is the words 'You Over Did It Doll' which are in chunky, black lettering and have a slightly faded look about it which according to Republic helps this top fit in with the 'grunge' design. On either sid eof the top is a few slashes on the part that would sit just above your hips - the slashes are quite big BUT they dont look like youve done them yourself or anything like that I think it just adds something different as without them the top would be quite plain.
Now one thing I dont think many people will like about this top is the fact that it is cropped. On me this top finishes just before my belly button which trust me isnt the cut I would noramlly go for because I really am not one to show my stomach off but in this case it really isnt a problem. I think if anything this top actually looks better with a plain black vest underneath it as it adds some layers and helps the look overall. This does look good a cropped vest top with nothing underneath - if you have the figure for that which I would have to say I dont BUT I will definitely be wearing this when Im on holiday with a skirt or shorts - but if youve got the stomach for it I cant see any reason why you HAVE to wear a top underneath this, I just personally prefer to. My figure isnt that good haha!
This top even though the design is quite creative and in my opinion really stylish because the colours are quite plain it does go with most different styles and colours. This top is great for the daytime with a simple pair of jeans and a leather jacket but with leggings and heels it is just as good for a night out and people are always commenting on it and asking where I bought it from so Im not the only one who loves the style of this top. Ive had this for about a month now and been wearing it loads and therefore washing it loads as well and I can see no signs of damage of wear on this at all so Id say the quality is wicked. Great style, comfort and design and it matches everything so what more could I want?
Cannot recommend highly enough to everyone - even if this type of thing wouldnt normally be your style!
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