Product Type: H & M Clothing
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Perfect For Summer!
H&M Striped Tube Top
Member Name: lj174
H&M Striped Tube Top
Advantages: Versatile, Affordable, Good quality.
Disadvantages: Not available in plus sizes, Not great for those with tummy worries.
With the sunny rays out and about the past few days, I was more than happy to delve into the back of my wardrobe and root out some more summery clothes. One of my favourite items of clothing in the summer are tube tops or otherwise known as boob tubes. They are so simple and comfy to wear and don't leave you with strap marks when you are tanning. I have tried out various types including Topshop, Primark and Dorothy Perkins, but one of my favourite tube tops comes from H&M.
This top is their striped tube top which is white all over with navy blue stripes across it. This top is also available in just a plain black and a plain red but the striped one stood out to me. I purchased mine last year, however it is still available both in store and online on H&M's website if you are interested in purchasing it. It only retails at £2.99 which is probably about right for a basic top, however I thought it was a steal, especially from H&M so as far as price is concerned, I was happy with this.
The top itself is made from 95% cotton and 5% elastane. I personally find that to touch this top it is very soft and smooth, meaning it doesn't irritate the skin when worn. From the feel of it, you can also notice that the quality is much better as opposed to some of my other tube tops from cheaper outlets, so this really does seem like a good quality top. I have had this now for around seven or so months and it still feels the same way.
Sometimes I find it quite difficult to find things which suit my figure, as I have an extremely hour glass figure. I am usually smack bang in between 8-10 when it comes to sizing so sometimes it can be a hassle to find nice things for my figure, particularly as I have a larger bust for my size. I went for a size 10 in this simply because of my bust and it fits me perfectly. I would recommend trying this top on before purchasing just to ensure that it fits properly and doesn't end up falling down! It is available in sizes 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 but unfortunately not in any plus sizes which is a shame. I think this top would suit very petite girls as well as more curvy girls as it is very basic and can be worked well with other items of clothing to suit to your figure and tastes.
One problem that you need to be wary of with this top is that as the stripes are horizontal, it does mean that it can make you look a little bigger. If you are someone who is not happy with their size, I would not recommend purchasing this as it can look a little frumpy if not styled well.
There are numerous ways in which you can wear this top. For example, on a warm summers day you can team it with some denim shorts and sandals. I have also worn this top when I have been on nights out. It looks great when teamed with skinny jeans, heels and some accessories. Another idea is to team it with a plain skirt, tights and throw on a cardigan and necklace for a cute, daytime look. The possibilities are endless with this top, and I think it is so versatile for the price tag which I paid.
Overall, I would highly recommend this top for those who are confident with their figure but to avoid if you are unhappy; particularly with your tummy! The top is gorgeous, and very versatile as it can be teamed up to make many different outfits. A great steal from H&M, thanks for reading.
Summary: A simple yet versatile top from H&M.