Product Type: New Look Clothing
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New Look Neppy Tie Front Top
Member Name: dinosaur9211
New Look Neppy Tie Front Top
Advantages: lovely shape/design, price is cheap
Disadvantages: bobble effect might not appeal to some people
Well, its definitely been a long time since I last wrote a review! But I'm back and raring to go - rating everything possible! Remind me to rate you if I haven't already, as I'm lacking behind a little haha.
Now, I am a very avid fashion follower, admittedly preferring Topshop - but I do occasionally venture into New Look as I find it to be a bit cheaper for the same quality clothing. I didn't really buy this top for any given purpose, other than to add to my growing wardrobe of 'things I didn't really need to buy' haha.
The one thing which might be a problem to some people (like my fussy friend I went shopping with) is the bobbled effect. The top is coloured but the bobbles are a whitish colour. Its almost the effect when you've washed a top loads of times and it begins to be 'worn' - but its getting fashionable at the moment!
As you can see from the image, the top is a standard vest at the top, but when you look to the waist it is tied sort of beachy and it looks really flattering. The straps are quite thick and the neck is round, not really high but high enough to not reveal too much clevage. The knot isn't just 'tied fabric' its seamed so it holds better and can be tightened or loosened as you like. I would say that it can be a little revealing of your stomach depending on your outfit. If you team it with high waisted bottoms this isn't a problem - but with just leggings it shows them.
When it comes to washing, I don't own a tumble dryer anymore so mine just go through the washing machine on a 40 degree then on an indoor airer - so I wouldn't know about tumble drying although it does say it can be tumble dryed. I can't honestly comment on the bobbling either because its styled to be bobbly so I'm not sure if the bobbles have increased or stayed the same! The colour of mine (being nude) hasn't changed much. I put it in with the white wash and it seems to still be the same.
The top comes in a wide range of colours so you could buy one for almost any outfit. I brought mine in a nude/cream colour so that it can be worn with almost anything - I would have got the black but it wasn't in my size. Sizes range from 6 (depending on the store) -18. I only know about the occasional size 6's from my friend so I'm not too sure how relevant this information is - but she claims to have seen them about!
As for the price, it is now actually in the sale for around £3 which is below Primark prices, but at full price it only cost me £7 (with student discount you get 10% off).
I would definitely recommend this top. Its extremely versatile and could be styled up or down depending on your mood. I like wearing mine with high waist jeans and converse - not too casual but casual enough for college! The material is hard wearing and the colour stays well - what more can you ask for?
Summary: I really like this top!