“ Brand: Top Shop / Type: Underwear „
For Christmas I told my parents that I could do with some new underwear especially to sleep in, personally I do not really wear actual pyjamas and prefer to wear a vest top with a matching pair of knickers, as you may have seen from a previous review they brought me some plain black vest tops from Top Shop and to match Top Shops Black Lace Girl Boxer Shorts. These were ideal for what I wanted, I didn't have any intention in wearing these for every day use however as pyjama bottoms they are perfect.
The Black Lace Girl Boxer Shorts are as the name suggests made completely from black lace, this has a slightly flower pattern to it, they have a narrow waistband also made from lace, this has a slightly different pattern to it, the legs also have a very narrow lace trim around them. The Lace Girl Boxers have quite high cut legs, and to be honest to me they do not look like boxer shorts at all, the back of the boxer shorts sit slightly lower than the front and sits right along the tops of my legs. I particularly liked the style of the Lace Girl Boxer Shorts as they kept everything covered without being big and baggy, personally I hate big baggy knickers whether they are to sleep in or not and these certainly were not.
The lace which these boxer shorts are made from is slightly elastic type material, this means that they fit snugly to your skin without being too tight, which as I sleep in them is important for comfort. What I also liked about the Top Shop Lace Girl Boxer Shorts was the slight detailing at the front, they have a small rectangle of lace which is slightly thicker than the rest, this has 2 small black button sewn onto it as well, similar to the way regular boxers button up at the front, however these are not functionable and are simply for decorative purposes, this makes them a little bit different to regular black knickers/ girls boxer shorts. The buttons are quite small and discrete so should you wear these under your clothes then they will not show through at all.
The Lace Girl Boxer Shorts are made from 90% Polyamine and 10% elastine and are machine washable. Since receiving mine as a gift I have worn them on several occasions so they have also been washed several times, so far they are as good as new. I wash mine on a regular 30 or 40 degree wash and they have not lost their shape or elastic at all, they are still just as they were the day I received them. I have had similar underwear in the past and after several washes they have lost their elastic and become slightly baggy around my legs and waist, however with these this is not the case and they still fit exactly as they did the first day I wore them.
This particular product is very reasonable priced and costs just £4.00 on the website, I believe that they are the same in store. I would definitely say that they are well worth the money, they are of an excellent quality and very well made. As they are made from lace I did wonder how durable they would be but so far they have proved to be hardwearing despite being washed regularly. The Lace girl Boxer Shorts come in a variety of sizes ranging from size 6 to 16, mine were bought in my regular size and it seems that the sizes are pretty accurate as mine fit perfectly.
I would definitely recommend the Top Shop Lace Girl Boxer Shorts, I only wear mine to sleep in and they are extremely comfortable, the material is soft against my skin and they fit perfectly without being too tight fitting or too baggy, should you wish to wear them under clothes during they day they would also be ideal as they are made from a light fabric and would not be too bulky. The pattern of these is very pretty and they are a bit different to the regular plain black knickers, personally I wouldn't call them boxer shorts as I imagine something thicker and longer in the leg, however this is not an issue as I personally find the style of these perfect. They are very reasonably priced and in my opinion well worth the money, I would recommend these to anyone looking to buy new underwear.