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Ribbed vest tops are one of my favourite items of clothing to wear on a casual day as I find they suit me really well and I like the way they look on me. I have worn various ones over the years from different shops but find the best ones come from New Look. Not only are they cheap but they are also really good quality too and last for ages and wash well. At the beginning of this summer I went in store to stock up on a few vests when I saw these gorgeous ribbed vest tops with crochet on the back and knew I had to invest in a couple and I'm glad I did as they're really cute and a bit different than just a regular vest top.
According to an article I read, "crochet is a process of creating fabric from yarn, thread, or other material strands using a crochet hook. The word is derived from the French word "crochet", meaning hook." The result is a gorgeous piece of material which looks absolutely stunning and can be adapted to go into many different clothing items such as tops and blankets.
The crochet on this top starts at the top of the arms straps so you can see a little bit of the crochet from the front and then you have a round bib of it at the back going about half way down the back in a long length. The crochet is an off white colour and is really well done in my opinion. Some of the stitching looks very intricate and definitely well made. The overall pattern features lots of circles and swirls at the top of the bib section and then there is quite a bit of long lengths and cross over stitching too so there is quite a bot of variety and different stitching patterns to really make this portion stand out and look amazing.
There were quite a few different vest top colours to choose from and I bought one dusty pink coloured one which is my absolute favourite and one grey one which is a great staple vest and goes with everything. The nice thing is these tops are great for summer as obviously you want to show the crochet off at the back and don't want to have to cover it up with a cardigan or anything like that but you can also wear these vests in colder weather and just have a cardigan over them as the vest part at the front still looks really nice.
What I really like about the fit of these vests is that the way my bra hits the top underneath you cannot actually see the straps through the crochet at the back. I was a bit worried about this before I bought them as I thought this might look a bit tacky but I'm glad to say you cannot see it.
The vest comes down quite long which is nice as it covers my mummy tummy and it is rounded at the front and back so it hangs really nicely too. The fit is spot on, it is fitted without being too tight and uncomfortable.
If I remember rightly the vests were £8.99 to begin with which I thought was a really good price but then I was excited to see that after that they reduced them to just £5 each which is a really bargain in my opinion and was what prompted me to buy another one!
I was recently on the look out for some new clothes, yet being a student, was obviously a bit strapped for cash. I browsed New Look and came across the item that I am going to review today.
The item is a pink crochet back vest top which I bought for £9.99 although you will probably be able to get it a bit cheaper now as there is currently a large summer sale in New Look.
The top is a lovely dark pink in colour. From the front it looks just a like a normal vest, however the back (by the shoulders) has 'holes' which are cut out in the shapes of flowers and things. The top is very nice to look at.
The material is very soft and is quite thin as it is made for cotton. It is good because it means that it will keep you cool on hot summers days.
The top is quite versatile as it is the kind of thing which you can wear with anything. I personally wear mine with a cardigan. I even wear mine to work in the office with a cardigan over the top; that way it isn't that revealing and also the revealing bits of it which are at the back are covered by the cardigan and so it looks ok.
This top would also look nice with jeans or shorts or a skirt, and is great for casual wear or going to the beach.
One thing which I like about this top is that it isn't too low cut - a lot o tops like these find rise down when I am sitting down, although this one is ok.
Another good thing I like about this top is the fact that it is quite long; now it is now so long that you could wear it as a dress, but it is long enough so that it doesn't 'rise up' and show your back when you sit down.
I really like this top and would definetely rememeber. Also note, that there are also other colours available.
Thanks for reading!