“ Brand: New Look / Type: Tank Top „
~ The Top ~
I purchased the top from New Look for £12.99. The top can also be purchased online and is available to buy in sizes 6 - 18. The top is white in colour and has what they call a shadow houndstooth print on it which is mainly around the neck area, how-ever the print does appear a little towards the bottom of the top as well. The print is a very light black colour and makes the top less plain looking. The top has a high neck line which is round and it has big drop armhole sleeves. For those of you who don't know what drop armhole sleeves are it means the armholes are very large on the top which means you normally have to wear a bandeau style top underneath it as the side of the top is very open. The top has some small holes detail on the front right hand side of the top; this gives the top a slightly grungy/rock look. The top is made from 100% cotton which means it can be washed easily and can also be tumbled or air dried. I love the look of the drop armhole tops anyway; how-ever it was the design of the top which grabbed my attention. I don't have many casual looking tops and I thought this would look great with a pair of jeans and timberland style boots or even trainers. I vary in tops and am normally a size 6/8 in New Look so I purchase the size 8 just to be on the safe side.
~ Wearing the Top ~
I chose to wear a black bandeau underneath the top to break the white colour up a little bit and seeing as there was also black print on the top I thought black would look much better. The top felt a little strange at first due to the open sides, how-ever I soon for used to this. The top isn't tight fitting but it's not too baggy either which is good as I don't suit baggy clothes, especially not tops. The top was really comfortable to wear and as it was cotton it also allowed my skin to breathe and not get too hot. I wore the top with jeans and it looked great. As the sides of the top are open this does allow a fair amount of air to get in anyway so the top is best worn when it's a warm, fairly sunny day. I wouldn't wear the top for a night out on the top as I think this is more of a casual top rather than one to wear dressed up with heels. I probably could have got away with buying a size 6 and I think this would have fitted me fine, how-ever they didn't actually have a size 6 in store anyway and I couldn't be bothered to go online to order the size 6.
~ Washing the Top ~
As the top is made from 100% Cotton is washes really easily and comes out looking nice and clean. The top can be air dried or put into a tumble drier; how-ever I do prefer to air dry my clothes as I like them to get a bit of fresh air. As the top is made from Cotton you may find that it comes out of the washing machine creased so you may find that you need to iron it.
~ Overall Opinion ~
I think this a great casual top for wearing with jeans to town or just to the local pub as it's not too dressed up. I love the fact the top is made from 100% cotton as this means it will keep you cool in the summer. Although the top is available up to a size 18 I'm not sure larger girls would feel comfortable wearing it due to the amount of flesh it shows on the side of the body. You could of course wear a vest top underneath; how-ever I think this takes away the point of the drop armholes. In terms of value for money I think the top is good value, and I wouldn't have paid any more than £12.99 for this top especially as it's made from cotton and has a very simple print/design on it. I would recommend this top to others as it is comfortable to wear and looks great.
(review also on ciao)