“ Brand: Asda - George / Gender: Women / Type: Sleep Wear „
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I brought a few staple items for my maternity wardrobe, but I certainly didn't want to spend a lot of money for literally a handful of months when my normal clothes just wouldn't fit any longer. In the early stages of my pregnancy I spotted this waterfall style vest top in the Asda George range for a miniscule £2. Although I knew it was a PJ top, at that time the waterfall style top was in vogue and since initially I hadn't realised it was even a PJ top, I thought I could probably get away with it as a maternity top, since it had plenty of room and would be ideal over a white top for work.
Even though I bought a size 10 in this top, there was a lot of room, and therefore even at size 10 normal size, this fitted me right up until the end of my pregnancy. It covered my bump and with the waterfall style meaning the edges of this top came down longer at both sides, it was quite a flattering top for a pregnant women. If you are wearing this top as a proper PJ top, then having all that room will certainly make you comfortable if you are lying around in your PJ's in the evening, and again, it is a top that sits nicely when on.
I'm not sure if there were different colours in this style of top, but my one was mainly grey with white stripes. The back of the vest is a racer style, so again even as a PJ top this looked like the tops in the main everyday clothes at the time. I found even with this style, it was a very comfortable top to wear over a white t shirt. If you are in a warm spell of weather, this floaty style top is certainly airy so should keep you cool on a warm night.
Whilst I wore this top to work whilst pregnant, I got quite a few compliments over it, and no one seemed to be the least bit aware that it was actually a PJ top. It worked ideally for covering my bump, but I can see how it would work just as well, and sit as nicely, as a PJ top. Obviously this top is not available in George anymore, but I'm sure it can still be picked up on the likes of ebay, and as either a PJ top or maternity top, I think it would be a good purchase for anyone who likes comfort.
I actually got this top at the beginning of the year but have only in the past couple of months started to wear it regulary, and it's my most worn pj top at the minute due to the warmer weather. I bought this from my local Asda and paid £6 for it but after a quick glance at the website this particular top is currently reduced to just £2.
The vest is a basic racer back vest top with thick straps and waterall detailing which is basically in the hanky hem style so is longer on my sides which gives a floaty effect to it. It's very soft and lightweight and is easy to either wear on its own or layer under a thicker pj top for winter time. The racer back is nicely designed and it's not itchy at all - i find sometimes racer back vests can be a bit itchy but nope, not this one! The arm holes are quite baggy which is nice because when it's hot at night i become irritated and i hate the feel of tight clothing.
This top is really comfy, easy to put on and is supportive of my bust, i was worried because of the low cut scoop neck at first as i toss around alot in my sleep and most lightweight vest tops don't stay on that great lol, but it has been fine although sometimes i feel myself having to pull it up slightly.
Although this is a pj top i don't think anyone would notice if i wore it with jeans or shorts that it's a pj top, but because i know that it's a pj top obviously i will only be wearing this to bed or for lounging around the house, it is quite baggy in design so it's nice to just put on when i'm not going anywhere and can't be bothered to get all dolled up. I've worn this with leggings, pj bottoms, boxer shorts (my boyfriends), etc and it doesn't look out of place. It can be worn as a nightie too but i'll admit it's a bit too short for a nightie unless in the privacy of your own home! I know it doesn't really matter what it looks like as it's meant for bed and not for clubbing or the runway lol, but i always like to know that i look half decent! The only downside of the design is the hanky hem design as it makes my hips look big and my stomach look pregnant from the side, but as said before it is only meant for bed so it's not a big deal.
This vest has a nautical design (going across, rather than downwards) and it comes in 2 colours - red and white or grey marl and white. I have the red and white as it's slightly more brighter and summery. It's quite a feminine design and is relatively in season.
The sizes available are: 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18, 20-22. As you can see this is something that isn't cornered off to just the skinny girls or the large girls - anyone can wear this. I am a size 8 so got the 8-10 which is quite an odd fit as it is tighter around the chest area and obviously baggier at the bottom due to the waterfall effect. As mentioned before this is a soft and comfy vest, it is 75% cotton and 25% polyester and can be machine washed and tumble dried. I have washed mine a handful of times and it's been fine so far. I have also ironed it and although it's not the best quality top (quite thin), it coped well and is still in one piece.
Overall a basic pj top that's good value and comfy.
When it comes to buying pyjamas, like socks and pants they are a bit of an obsession of mine to be honest. I usually buy sets of pyjamas however recently when shopping in my local Asda store I have spotted lots of bargains and savings to be had on clothing and so purchased rather a few items from the George clothing section!
This top I bought a couple of weeks back and I love it. Usually costing £6.00 a top I found mine reduced to £3.00 in the lilac and white striped version and this was the only colour option in store to buy however you can also purchase this in a marl grey at the same price I paid or in a grey and white stripe design (the same as mine just a different colour option on offer at £2.00). If you can't find these in store you can purchase them from www.asdadirect.com though do be aware that there is a small delivery charge.
Whatever the option they all come in the same sizes which is 8/10, 12/14, 16/18 and size 20/22. They are made from a 100% cotton and are suitable for machine washing and for tumble drying so easy to care for they are.
This is described as a dippy hem waterfall pyjama top. Basically what it is a vest style top with a racer back and a hanky hem with no sleeves in it. Its double stitched in most places for extra security and to stop it falling apart so easily. Its a long top with points to the edges of the bottom of the top which are longer than anywhere else.
I went for this in a light lilac and white option as I stated earlier as I had some pj bottoms already I needed a top for and I have to say that this simple top is great. I bought mine in a size 8/10 option and I'm a size 10 and to me this is more of a size 10 than it is an 8. Its tighter to the top part with the racer back and then flares to the waist to give room, great if you bloat ladies! I have washed and worn this many times and its easy to care for and I have found no running of colours or bobbling and its simple to iron if you feel the need to as well.
Versatile, comfortable and hardy I like this pj top. It looks nice, is soft and at £3.00 a top (hurry as these are selling out fast in lots of sizes!) I think they offer value and comfort for not a lot of money at all!
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