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Pretty but Unflattering Top from H&M.
H&M Butterly Vest Top
Member Name: lj174
H&M Butterly Vest Top
Advantages: Great price, Beautiful print.
I love H&M and I think that the clothing they stock is always on trend and of a good quality. I often find that some of there items are really overpriced, however there are always certain clothing items which are priced really well. One of the main reasons I shop there is to purchase vests. I love vests because I feel that they compliment my shape well, and they are just so simple and easy to wear but versatile enough that you can dress them up or down. I have always felt that H&M offer a great range of vests and one of my newer additions is this beautiful butterfly one.
Obviously this is only available from H&M and it is in most of their stores currently (April 2012) as well as being on their website to purchase. The price is only £7.99 which I think is fantastic for a printed vest top such as this one. If this one isn't to your taste there is a whole range of these in lots of different prints any styles, and I have already purchased another in addition to this one, as £7.99 is an absolute steal!
I saw it on the hanger when I popped in the other day, and I was instantly attracted to it. I am very girly and my style reflects this. I am a sucker for pastel colours, hearts and butterflies so as you can imagine this is very to my taste. I would say that this is aimed at younger women due to the youthful print, but that's not to say that an older lady could pull this off wonderfully! The print on the front is just one large butterfly, but rather than being outlined neatly it is more of a sketchy, messy pattern. There is then pastel greens, oranges, pinks and blues just splatted across in a graffiti, messy style. I quite like this as it makes its own little statement, however I know that it is not to everyone's taste, but for me personally I think it is lovely.
The best thing about vests like this are that they are just so versatile. I frequently wear mine with pale denim jeans and some ballerina flat shoes and a cardigan. This therefore makes a great day time outfit. You could also pair this with darker jeans, leggings or even tuck into a tube skirt. The vest could also be worked of the night time with leggings or a skirt paired with some heels. I love the versatility of this, as I try to avoid purchasing items that I will only wear the once!
The one problem which I have faced with this vest top is that when I got home and tried it on, I was pretty disappointed. Generally I am a size 8-10, and I nervously went for the size 8 hoping it would fit nicely. I couldn't believe it when I got home and it was hanging off me! I assume this vest is made to be quite loose and floaty, however I would have preferred it to be a little more fitted. Because of this, it meant that all my bra was hanging out of the sides and I didn't think it was a nice look at all. It would suit some people very well, however I have to tuck my top into the sides of my bra now just so I can wear this confidently. Watch out for this with some H&M vests!
If you are interested in purchasing this, just check out your nearest H&M or visit their website www.hm.com and the top is located under the vests section. It is available in sizes 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 however not in any plus sizes which is a shame really as it is a beautiful vest. The top is 100% cotton meaning it is very light and cleans well. Just watch out as it creases very easily so you will have to iron this constantly!
Overall, a beautiful top for a wonderful price. However, the shape of it is unflattering and hard to pull off which I found was a big let down. Thanks for reading.
Summary: I wanted so much more from this vest!