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A basic, staple item for your wardrobe, the New Look long sleeve tops are both comfortable and durable. They also come at a very reasonable price.

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      10.03.2014 15:24
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      A lovely wardrobe essential

      When it comes to my winter wardrobe I am not a huge fan of jumpers as I generally find that I get too hot in them. Therefore I am often on the look out for long sleeved tops which I can wear underneath prettier tops to create a layering effect. Although I haven't done a huge amount of clothes shopping recently, saving all my money for our new baby due in July, I was in need of some just before Christmas and so popped in to New Look to see what I could find.

      The tops I came home with were these long sleeved variety from New Look which are very plain in colour and yet perfect to wear underneath other garments with the long sleeves giving my arms some much needed warmth. The two colour options which I could find in my local New Look were black and white although I understand that you can also buy a burgundy option. These tops are quite simply a long sleeved t shirt with a stretchy feel and a plain colour and this is perfect for my wardrobe as it means that these tops go with so many things. I came home with two white tops although I am tempted to go back and buy a couple in black now that I know how good they are.

      Essentially these tops are constructed out of a 100% cotton material and this gives them a light feel against my skin and gives a small amount of stretch although it is worth mentioning that these tops are a slim fit. The fabric feels soft against my skin and very breathable and this is important to me as I tend to get hot quite quickly. In terms of the sizing of these tops they do come in sizes 10 to 18 and I find that my usual size ten feels about right with none of the issues of the sizing being slightly small or large as is the tendency with other stores.

      Once on, I like the fit of these tops and find them comfortable and very versatile, suiting virtually every casual outfit I put on. Despite now being twenty weeks pregnant, I do find that these tops have fitted up until a couple of weeks ago when my expanding bump meant that I had to put them in the drawer for after baby, therefore I have got a good amount of use out of them. It is worth mentioning that my white tops are now a touch see through after a few washes however with a vest top underneath this really isn't an issue in my opinion.

      To care for these tops it is recommended that they are washed in a 30° wash cycle and I find that this is adequate in making them as good as new. Despite wearing for a good number of weeks I have had no issues with the fabric becoming misshapen or marked and this is very good in my opinion.

      I purchased a pair of these tops before Christmas and paid £4.99 for each of them. However they are now in the sale at only £3 making these tops an excellent essential to any wardrobe in my opinion.

      As a result of this review I would find it hard to fault these tops and as a result they do come recommended. Consequently I will award these tops a well deserved five stars.

      I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x

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      10.03.2014 12:44
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      Highly recommended

      I buy loads of my clothes from New Look and I was lucky enough to grab a few of their long sleeved tops in their sale. These normally sell for £8.99 but I got mine for only a fiver each. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 8 to 18. I bought mine in size 12 and didn't even bother to try them on before I got them as I usually know already that a size 12 fits me in New Look as their sizes are pretty much spot on, apart from their underwear, which I always fid is on the small side.

      I got three tops in black and I bought black because it's a colour that I'm able to wear most days at Uni and I also wear black a lot when I go out at night with friends as I wear a scarf or a necklace something which brightens up the darkness of these tops.

      They are made of pure cotton and I wash mine in the washing machine at a medium forty degrees. I never every iron them though as they are quite stretchy when I put them on and they sort of pull the creases out, so there's no need to have to iron them. I hate ironing anyway and find it such a boring thing to have to do. They dry very quickly in the bathroom and I just put them over a hanger and leave it for a few hours.

      As they are black tops I though that the dark colour might have faded after a few washes but I's actually fine and they all still look pretty much new tops and just the same as they day I bought them. I'm pleased with them and I wear them winter or summer as they are cool but as they have long sleeves they also keep my arms warm when the weather is cold.

      Highly recommended.

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        26.08.2013 07:54
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        A nice long sleeve top

        I'm a fan of New Look and always have been I find it quality and good value for money.

        I was looking for a plain white, long sleeved top for working away in Germany in the cold months to go under my white blouse.
        I was searching on their website when I came across exactly what I needed and they had it in stock "BINGO". It was the first top that came up on my search. You can choose this top in White, Grey, Black, Red and Oatmeal and in sizes from 6 - 18.
        At £4.99 I was more than happy to proceed with the payment.

        They are made with 100% cotton and promote the love your planet wash at 30c. The material is relatively thin and light.

        The top has a slight scoop around the neck, fitted in the body and nice long sleeves, I always seem to find long sleeve tops are short in the arms but not this one.

        I wore this top primarily for work with a pair of jeans and my white work shirt over the top. It added an extra layer in the cold weather and held me in nicely. I found the whole top to fit tight to my arms, torso and bust which was how I wanted it.

        I wash this top only with other whites and tumble dry mainly and it is still in good shape after 7 months.

        I would recommend these tops as quality for little cash and a nice selection of colours. With them being plain they can be suited to many items in your wardrobe.

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        20.08.2013 18:46
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        A comfortable and smart looking top

        I love these long sleeved tops from New Look and find them ideal for me to wear for work. They come in sizes 8 to 18 and I actually have the black one in a size 18. I would say that I am usually a 16 but I find New Look clothes aren't very generous. I did try the size 16 on in the shop but it was just too clingy and I don't like anything too fitted. The size 18 I bought feels and looks comfortable on me without looking too big.

        They come in a variety of colours and although they are made of 100% cotton they do have a bit of stretch in them so fit around my curves nicely. They don't seem to crease when you are wearing them and I think they look quite smart and more expensive than they actually are. They are fairly thin though so I would imagine that with the lighter colours I would maybe need to wear a camisole top underneath or a small cardigan on top.

        As it is completely plain and black I wear it with a brightly coloured scarf or I have a few long costume jewellery necklaces in different colours and find that this makes a real difference to the look. The neckline is rounded and quite high so is suitable for me to wear for work and the sleeves are long. I do have quite short arms so I would say that the sleeves are a tiny bit long but I just sort of ruffle them up a bit and they are fine. The tops are also long enough in length so that they don't ride up and show my midriff when I stretch.

        You can wash them up to 40 degrees but I do nearly all my washing at 30 degrees and find that this is perfectly adequate. I have worn this top quite a few times but have not noticed any bobbling or wear to any areas. I find that it doesn't need too much ironing either as I will usually finish it off in the tumble dryer which helps to smooth out the creases.

        I paid £8.99 for this but since then I have seen them on offer for £5 in the sale, but I would think that this top would go quite quickly for that price as it is a versatile casual top which doesn't look cheap and can be worn for most occasions.

        I would say that these tops are ideal for casual wear or you can dress them up with pretty accessories and are suitable for day and night time. They are hardwearing as I have washed my numerous times and it has washed well and has kept its shape with numerous washes. At £8.99 or cheaper if you are lucky enough to get one in the sale I think they are great value and a versatile addition to any wardrobe. I would give these tops five out of five Dooyoo stars.

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          20.08.2013 16:22
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          New Look Long Sleeve Tops

          I have tons of long sleeve tops from New Look. They come in virtually every colour and they are just nice basic tops which are cheap to buy but look with just a pair of jeans for a casual day time look.

          What I really like about these tops is that instead of being like a jumper they are more like t-shirts and are made from a really thin and lightweight cotton so that I can either wear them on their own when the day is warm but there is just a slight chill in the air making short sleeve tops inappropriate or else I can wear them under a jacket without it bulking me up.

          The tops aren't fancy by any means and are definitely just basic casual wear but they do come in a lot of different colours so you can jazz up an outfit with some bright colour while still looking casual.

          They are quite good washers these tops as they can be washed and tumble dried and I haven't noticed them shrinking or losing their shape. They also don't come out of the drier really badly creased so I can just give them a quick iron and not have to spend ages making sure they are crease free.

          They are made from 100 per cent cotton so are really nice on the skin and breathable but they do still have a little stretch on them which although does make them easier to get on does tend to cling a little bit to areas where you might not be so confident so my advice is if you are carrying a little bit of extra weight and don't want it highlighted then you should probably go for a larger size than you normally would.

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          19.08.2013 12:16
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          Reasonably priced plain long sleeve tops from New Look

          New Look is one of the brands I rely on for basic and reasonably priced clothings for everyday wear. These long sleeve basic tops, as shown in the picture above, have so many uses which makes it really worth their price.


          New Look has this basic range for simple clothings, and these long sleeve tops are part of that range. Each long sleeve top is priced at £8.99. They come in several colours. The ones I bought are white and black tops, since I have the most use out of them. The tops are made from 100% cotton but they do have a slight stretch to the material, which makes it more comfortable to wear. The ones I bought are size 8, which fits me quite snugly.


          I have a lot of use out of these tops, especially during the winter. I prefer wearing baggy jumpers during the winter but if I wear them on their own, they are not that warm due to the cold drafts coming through the weave. So, I always wear a plain long sleeve top underneath to insulate myself properly during winter months. This is where these tops come in very handy. Since they are a perfect fit, they don't crease if I wear them under jumpers and they keep me warm and cosy. They also have a comfortable crew neck, which makes it easier to wear as a under layer.


          As for the durability, I bought these before the start of last winter and they will most likely last until the end of next winter from the looks of it. I wash these in 40 degree C, and with repeated washing, they tend to get worn down but it's not very noticeable. Since I mostly wear these tops underneath my baggy jumpers, it's alright even if they get worn down a little bit. It's more noticeable for the black top which has a think streak of faded colour. The white one looks almost as new.


          Overall, for £8.99 a piece, they do have a comfortable basic long sleeve top for everyday wear. I believe that these tops do go in the sale, so it might also be worth to look out for them during Sales. They won't go out of fashion and they make a nice daily wear for both indoor and outdoor activities.


          Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x

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          18.08.2013 10:51
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          A simple but high-quality top ideal for everyday wear

          New Look are my favourite high street clothes shop as they relatively cheap with a great range of clothing and they are always the first place I turn to for my everyday clothes. When I spotted these tops in the sale at £5 each (reduced from £8.99) I grabbed a couple. They are available in sizes 8-18 and although not around at the moment I'm sure they'll reappear in New Look throughout the year or you could always find some on eBay.

          These long sleeved tops are part of the New Look basic range and are exactly that with a very plain and simple design that is ideal for wearing around the house as I do. They could also make good work wear for the office if teamed with a scarf or long bold necklace and as other reviewers have stated are great for layering. The neckline is quite high up and the long sleeves reach down to the wrist so they cover up nicely meaning you don't have to worry about whether anything is being revealed! There are no pockets and the tops are quite long and have no problem keeping my back covered when bending over and unlike some tops there is no tendency for them to ride up so I don't find myself having to pull them down or adjust them at all.

          However, just because they are basic does not mean they are not great quality. Like most New Look clothes they are well-made and despite many washes they have kept their shape and softness really well. After a year the colour is still as good as ever. One of the best aspects of these tops is how comfortable they are. The fact that they are made from 100% cotton makes the material have a very soft, snug feel while at the same time the thinness of the material allows air to circulate and my skin to breathe. My only issue is that the white coloured top is slightly see through due to the thin fabric so I usually wear a vest top underneath. The material fits quite tightly to my figure but is also very stretchy so there is a lot of give and they are surprisingly flattering, especially the black coloured top.

          Overall, these tops are perfect for casual wear. They don't look like much but are incredibly comfortable, fit well and last many months. Their practicality and durability make them excellent value for money. I would definitely recommend.

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            15.08.2013 14:22
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            New Look long sleeve tops

            I think I'm fairly stylish when it comes to my dressing and like to look quite fashionable most days, even for a middle aged mum but sometimes all you want to do is just dress comfortably and not have to worry about how you look or what you wear.

            New Look are great for the basics in my opinion because their clothes are fairly cheap but quite well made too so I usually stock up on their t-shirts and vests for casual wear. One item that I have quite a lot of are these long sleeved tops from New Look. They do seem to be seasonal and really only in the shops in the autumn and winter but as far as I know you can pretty much get them year round on the internet. However, having said that, if I buy a couple at the start of the autumn they really do last me all the way to the next autumn so I never really need to get any more as they wear well and they wash well.

            New Look say, "Go back to basics with this pack of 2 long sleeved tops in a fitted design." That's definitely what I do with these. These are my absolute favourite tops when it comes to dressing down and when the weather starts to turn a bit colder and you need to add some layers to your wardrobe.

            These are actually extremely flattering tops. What I like about them is that they are made of 100% cotton and so are not clingy like some long sleeved white and black tops can be. This means that they sort of skim over my curves and do not cling to them so I get a nice shape from them. You can wear these tops on their own as even though they are quite casual they are nice enough to wear out as a top. With the black one I like to add a nice bold coloured statement necklace to really make it contrast with the black and stand out. THe white tops I wear most frequently as I think they go with everything.

            What I like about these tops too is that they are great for layering. They have a nice crew neck which not too tight but close enough that they are very modest and keep you warm. This means I can then put a coloured t-shirt over them so I can still wear a nice patterned t-shirt but have the warmth in the long arms which is lovely. The sleeves are long and go all the way to my wrists.

            I have so many of these tops in various stages of life. Let me explain. When I first buy a pack of these they are nice and new and so look really nice on their own. Then, when they start getting a bit worn I put them under my t-shirts as they don't have that brand new look anymore. Then, if I am wearing them around my kids they are guaranteed to get stained with paint or spaghetti sauce etc so these are the tops that I then wear around the house when no one will see me or I wear them to sleep in at night because they are really comfortable and keep me warm. A very versatile product!

            I've said above that they wash well. I wash them at 30 degrees and they have never lost their shape or shrunk or anything like that. The black stays black and has not turned grey at all and the white keeps it colour well, apart from the places I have stained it of course.

            They go from size 8 to 18 so there really is a size for everyone. A pack of two, one white, one black costs £8.99 from New Look and are a top I recommend.

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              14.08.2013 01:34
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              Ideal for layering and as a simple everyday top

              I purchased one of these as I wanted a plain everyday top that I could use for layering with cardigans and other shirts. I shopped around looking for a long sleeved, black top, and in the end I purchased this one from New Look.

              They were hanging on a rail on hangers and each had a label on them stating the size and price so you can pick up the one that will be an ideal fit for you. They are available in sizes 8-18.

              The black top has a pocket at the front with a thin silver zip, and is stretchy and comfortable to wear. You might want to wear shapewear underneath as the stretchy-ness of the material can highlight every lump and bump, especially with the white version. Once you pull the top on, it is lovely and soft due to the high amount of cotton in it and is suitable for everyday wear. The neckline is a scoop neck but is quite high so that is something to bear in mind, however some people like this style and I do.

              The shirt itself is quite thin so you might want to wear a cami under it and I wouldn't reccomend wearing white underwear with the black top or black underwear with the white as it will show through.

              The price of these tops are around £5 for one which is reasonable for the softness and quality and is available in white and black.

              Recommended for layering or just as a simple everyday top.

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              12.08.2013 21:14
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              I find these very reliable

              I love shopping in Newlook and one of the staple parts of my wardrobe for some time has been their rather basic but very practical long sleeved tops. Over the last couple of years I have bought several different kinds of these and they have all been of a very good quality hence me always returning and buying more.

              === Buying the tops ===
              I have been buying these tops for several years now because they are very practical. They seem to not always be in store but around autumn time you can find a good variety as the colder weather is here so in the spring and summer months you may struggle to get your hands on some. The sizes of these tops are available from size 8 to 18 and they usually have at least one of each size in store. Over the last couple of years I have seen that there are a variety of different kinds of tops available depending upon what the fashion is at the time so sometimes you can get bright colours, others it's dark and sometimes you can get them with patterns and stripes too. They also have some maternity tops which are similar to these and I have bought a couple which have been very comfortable too. The price of these tops vary but they are usually very affordable. I know I bought one for just £7 and another for £8 and I think that that is a very reasonable price to pay. When I buy these now I tend to just pick them up and not bother trying them on as I find the sizing very reliable- a size 8 usually fits me just fine and remains being comfortable.

              === Work it! ===
              I love wearing these tops because they are very practical and you know what you are getting. How I wear them depends upon the occasion. A couple of years ago when layering was all the fashion I would wear one of these tops with a longer vest top over the top and I pretty much lived in this style for months! When layering isn't the fashion I instead swap it round and have a vest top underneath and one of these over the top. I really do like that they can be versatile like this. My favourite combination was my purple long sleeved top with a grey vest top over the top.

              The style of this top has a sweeping neckline so it's quite high up which I like so it's not too revealing and is just a really casual top which doesn't leave you having to adjust yourself and worry that it's showing too much or anything. The sleeve length varies, some of the tops I have have a sleeve right down to your wrist whilst others are three-quarter lengths. I don't particularly favour one over the other they are both very comfortable. When wearing this top the style is very casual. You can't really wear this for a formal occasion or to go out and party as they are not anything special, you could try and jazz it up with some nice accessories but at the end of the day it isn't a going out top or something you would wear to a job interview. I just prefer to wear these for casual events so just daily wear and such.

              === Comfortable in my own skin ===
              These tops are very comfortable to wear. They are made from 100% cotton which definitely helps with comfort as it's nice and soft and it also helps your sin to breathe. I find that when you wear tops that are made from synthetic materials it can make you sweat easily. These tops are quite figure-hugging, they aren't baggy so if it does get hot you can feel yourself feeling a bit too warm in these so it's very good that it's made from cotton to help reduce the effect of being too warm. Sometimes when wearing tops that are quite tight like this it can be uncomfortable as the top of the arms can be too tight and dig into the skin beneath my arms but these are a very good fit for the size they do not dig in or feel at all uncomfortable like other brands like this have done before. When wearing this I feel really comfortable, it seems the perfect fit in terms of length too. They are slightly longer than normal tops but not so long that you would consider it to be over-sized so if you bend down you can be assured that your back will remain covered but it's not so long that it covers your bum. It's nice to be able to wear something which you feel comfortable in that's just so simple.

              === Quality, quality, quality ===
              So I only paid around £7-£8 for these tops and that isn't a great deal of money at all but I am really pleased with the quality of them. It goes to show you do not need to spend a lot of money to have a top that remains reliable and holds it's shape. I bought a similar top in Primark recently and within a couple of washes it has bobbled up and looks really thin but not these Newlook ones! One of the tops I have had for three years and although now it has shrunk a little it still hasn't bobbled up and is still the same perfect colour it always has been. I am really pleased with the quality of these it's amazing to think you can pay such little money and wear these tops regularly and they be able to hold their own. They wash really well and haven't let me down at all.

              === Conclusion ===
              These tops may not be anything special to look at and they certainly aren't tops that I get out of the wardrobe and think how wonderful it will be to wear one but they are tops that I find reliable and practical. I love wearing these tops, it's so nice to know you are wearing something which is not too long or too short or too baggy or too clingy, it's perfect. The size is really a perfect fit and the way they wash is brilliant. I cannot believe they are so cheap and appear to be such good quality. I know after trying other brands that these are much better quality than them. I really recommend these tops if you are looking for a casual item of clothing that will be a reliable piece in your wardrobe.

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              17.03.2013 17:49

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              A good comfy basic top

              I bought a few of these tops several months ago when I was in New Look shopping for jeans. At £4.99 each or 2 for £8 I figured that they would be pretty basic jersey tops which would be ideal for pulling on under a jumper, or for just wearing with joggers kicking around the house. I bought two of the tops in black, one in white and one on grey.

              I have now been wearing them for months and I am very pleased wit them. They are comfortable and a good length, which is important as I hate tops which you have to pull down constantly. The colours are neutral and go with anything and they have washed very well and held their shape which for the money, I did not expect them to do.

              As the weather gets a little warmer, I probably won't wear these so much as they are fairly warm, however they are still in good enough condition that I will stow them away for next year.

              Overall, I have been impressed and would buy these tops again.

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              A great buy!

              Coming up to Christmas I decided to treat myself to a few new tops and being in Weston Super Mare at the time I suffered with a rather large lack of clothes shops and so sometimes found myself looking around New Look as it was one of the few shops with stuff in that I actually liked.

              These long sleeved tops come in a few colour options which are Black, Navy, White, Plum and Mid Pink and cost £4.99 each or two for £8.00 to which I bought two of them and made myself a little saving.

              They come in sizes 6-18 and I bought my usual size and they fitted me perfectly. They are made from 100% cotton so are lightweight and soft on and you can't really see through them either which is a bonus. They are long line and with long length sleeves, well they are a good fit on my wrists and don't flap about or anything as the sleeve itself is slim fitting on my arms without being tight and/or restrictive.

              They have a slightly rounded neck to them and I do appreciate the length coming to my bum and give that these have to them though I am impressed that they keep their shape so well.

              I wash and wear mine often and find them really versatile and great with skinny jeans or for layering up with in colder climbs. I wash mine in the washing machine, usually on a 30C wash and they are suitable for tumble drying and ironing and with these I do find that they benefit greatly from a quick iron and even though I have washed and worn them very often indeed within the past couple of months I haven't found that to interfere with their quality what so ever.

              My colour options were the white and black and neither have faded or bobbled or anything else and I simply find them a great quality, versatile and a budget buy and if anything happened to mine I wouldn't hesitate nipping back to New Look to replace them cos without them in my wardrobe as they'd be really missed!

              Available directly from New Look or from the New Look website which is Newlook.com

              This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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              10.03.2013 11:29
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              Nice basic tops

              I saw these basic long sleeved tops in New Look while I was searching for some new winter clothes last year.

              They were reduced at the time so I ended up buying three of them. They retail at £4.99 each, but at the minute they are on offer & you can get two for £8.

              I got mine for £2.99 each because like I said they were on offer at the time, and had they not been on offer I wouldn't have bought them as primark basic long sleeve tops which are the same quality are a pound or so cheaper and I don't see the point in paying more for the same product.

              Saying that though I am pleased with the price that I paid and am happy with the quality of these tops. The design is simple but nice, and i like the scooped neck design. There was only black, white & grey ones when I bought mine however I can see from the New Look website that there are now several other colours to choose from including pink, red & navy.

              Even so, the overall colour choice isn't great but these are just plain basic long sleeved tops, so it doesn't really matter. I have two white ones and one black one. The black one I wear mainly in bed as a pyjama top and the two white ones I will usually wear under my coat, hoodie, jacket or a cardigan as a base layer, as the top although lightweight is actually quite warm.

              I am really pleased with these tops as they keep me really warm and I was surprised by how thick they are considering that they're very cheap. They're made from 100% cotton and the material is soft and smooth, it's really comfortable and isn't itchy or anything and I like that unlike some brands of cheaper clothes, the material isn't man made.

              The material has a bit of stretch to it which I like and the tops are very comfortable. One small disadvantage though is that the tops are quite clingy and well fitting, so if you're like me and are conscious of your weight and figure then this will probably bother you. They are particularly tight around my arms.

              I usually wear something over the top so that I don't feel self conscious but because I wear them mainly at home I feel comfortable in them. One of them - the black one - I got in a size smaller than my usual size, because this was the only size available in that particular colour and it rides up sometimes because I've got a slight belly still from having Kai, which I hate and it makes me feel huge, so I only wear it in bed!

              The sizes available are 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. I've had these tops for about 5 months now and they are still in really good condition, they have not bobbled, faded or gone see-through like some cheaper tops can do so I am pleased with them and would definitely recommend them.

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              The Tops
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              I wanted plain, simple long sleeved tops that I can wear under hoodie's at work and I knew that New Look sold them so I browsed their website to see what I could find. The tops I found are online exclusives so are probably not available to purchase in store. These tops are part of the New Look Basics range and some in a 2 pack which includes a white and a black top. The tops are made from 100% cotton so are comfortable and light to wear and this also makes them really easy to wash. The tops have a round neck and are long sleeved which are perfect as they were exactly what I was looking for. The tops come in sizes 8-18, and although I am normally a size 8 in tops I decided to purchase a size 10 in the tops to ensure it gave me room to move about and also to ensure that they weren't too tight around the arms. I work out and lift weights on a regular basis so my arms tend to be quite tight in some tops which is why I always normally go for a size bigger. The 2 pack tops don't come in any other colours that I can see but they do sell similar tops singly, how-ever they are very low on stock in the single tops. The tops are priced at £8.99 which I think is very reasonable and good value for 2 of these tops.

              Wearing the Tops
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              I mainly wear the top with jeans and I sometimes actually tuck the top into jeans when it's really cold to give me some extra warmth. I normally wear a zip up hoodie over the top for extra warmth during the cold seasons. The top is slightly fitted around the bust area but is quite loose around the stomach and the bottom of the top. The bottom of the top is slightly shaped into a curve shape which is quite flattering when wearing the top un tucked from jeans. As the top is made from 100% cotton it lets my skin breathe and the tops are really comfortable to wear and have a small amount of stretch in them so my arms aren't restricted or too tight in the top. I have worn both the tops a good few times now for work and sometimes during the weekend as well under a thin jumper. As the tops are made from cotton these would also be suitable for wearing during the summer months when the weather warms up a little. I would definitely consider wearing the top in the summer on it's own with jeans and maybe even leggings. The tops aren't that long so they don't cover my bum so if you don't like the way your bum looks in leggings then this top will not cover it. The tops are definitely more casual looking so I haven't worn them with anything else such as a skirt or with leggings and heels. The tops wash really well and doesn't shrink or loosen when they have been washed and dried. As the tops are made from cotton they can be washed in the machine and left to dry on the line. I find that on a windy day the tops don't take long to dry. The tops can be ironed; how-ever I don't really bother as I normally wear them under a jumper anyway. If I was going to wear the top on it's own during the summer then I may consider ironing the top as it can become rather creased after being washed.

              Overall Opinion
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              I think the tops are really good value and are of good quality. I have worn the tops a good few times and have also washed them a few times as well and the quality of the tops is still the same as they were when I first purchased them a few weeks ago. I am planning on checking the New Look website in a few weeks to see if they have any of the single coloured tops in my size and I would like some of the other colours for summer. As the tops are long sleeved they are perfect for helping to keep you a little warmer during the winter but are also suitable for the summer as well on more chilly/cooler day or evenings. I would definitely recommend these tops to others as they go with most things and are comfortable to wear. I will definitely be looking into purchasing some more of these tops in other colours.


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