“ Brand: Dorothy Perkins / Type: Tunic „
==Where and how much?==
This top is available from Dorothy Perkins, online or instore, and at the time of purchase (about two months ago) it cost £25. Annoyingly, I have just checked the website for product details, and it has now been reduced to £15 in their sale!
This top is a tunic style top, which is navy blue in colour and covered in multi-coloured butterflies. To be honest, when I first saw it, I just liked the look of the pattern without realising they were butterflies, but when you look closer you can see there are lots of butterflies in different sizes which make up the pattern. They are mostly made up of red, green and yellow colours (these look better than they sound!).
The middle part is elasticated, which I like because it's nice and comfy, and it has a waist tie which ties around the back. According to the Dorothy Perkins website, the length is 82cm - this seems to be standard sized for a tunic which on me (I'm around 5"3) just covers my backside. It's a very flattering fit as the elasticated part tucks you in at the waist, and then it floats out around the stomach which is good for anyone who is less than confident in this area (i.e. around 99% of the female population).
The tunic is made from 100% cotton, which is nice and light, and the fabric feels good quality. It is sleeveless, and has some layered detail on the sleeves which I find a bit annoying because the sleeves never seem to lie flat but instead puff up in 1980's shoulder-pad style. I usually wear this with a cardi unless the weather's hot (rarely!), so this isn't too much of an issue. The tunic looks nice with leggings, especially either black or white leggings, and can be dressed up or down to be casual or smart.
The tunic is machine washable, and I usually wash it at 50 degrees with clothes of a similar colour. I've not had any issues with this so far, it keeps its shape and if you hang it on the airer straight after washing it shouldn't require any ironing.
==Would I recommend?==
Yes! This is a lovely tunic, which is versatile enough to be worn for casual purposes, or you can dress it up with accessories for a smarter look.
(This review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)