“ Brand: Next / Type: Vest „
Next thin strap vests
I own a lot of little strappy vests, some I like more than others and the Next thin strap vests probably feature quite high up that list. The Next vests are really a no frills basic vest top, but they are a decent length and come in a multitude of bright and neutral colours.
A real added bonus for me is that the Next thin strap vests are a little longer than the average cheap basic vest and I like the rounded neckline. But the vests can be a little on the low side, which because I often wear them under clothing hasn't been a problem for me. I have also found them to be a great breastfeeding top, allowing me to wear what I want rather than finding suitable nursing clothes because when I first started breastfeeding I found that nursing tops where either ridiculously expensive or quite frumpy looking so I ended up layering my clothes so I had a vest top to pull down and a top to pull up.
As I mentioned the Next thin strap vests are available in a range of colours from the more vibrant end right down to a lot of neutrals. I particularly like the cream vests and the brighter colours such as pink and red, but I do also own the vests in black and white. I have only noticed the full range of colours available at the larger stores or online.
The Next vests are not expensive, each vest costs £4 or you can buy 3 for £10.50. Personally, considering how much use I get from these vests all year round I think that they are a great buy and they are a wardrobe staple of mine. Next also offer a good range of sizes available for the vest from a size 6 to a size 22.
The vests are made from 95 % cotton and 5 % elastane so they feel lovely and soft to the touch and retain their shape well even with regular wear and tear. But they will stretch a little after a few washes and lose some of their fitted look.
The Next thin strap vests are definitely worthy of a five out of five star rating and they come highly recommended from me.
I often shop for clothes in Next, finding their quality and style to be suited to my own tastes. One item that I have purchased several times now is the "Next Thin Strap Vest", with this review outlining my experiences of these garments.
The vests can be purchased in store, or online at Next's website at www.next.co.uk, although I have never used this site so cannot comment on its ease or efficiency. The normal price for each Thin Strap Vest is only £4, with a 'multi-buy' offer being available; "Any plain vest combination, 2 for £7 or 3 for £10.50" - a price which I feel offers excellent value for money. (Info correct as @ August 2013).
The Thin Strap Vests are just that - vests with thin straps, or 'spaghetti' style straps as they are sometimes known, and are exactly like the image shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here. With the thin straps being delicate and neat in their style, these vests are, I find, perfectly suited to the warmer summer months, in addition to being easily 'layered' under shirts, cardigans or jumpers in the winter.
Other vests aren't just as versatile as the Next ones, I have found, as their materials are often too thick to be as comfortable when the weather is warm and clammy, and likewise, they often feel 'heavy' when worn as undergarments in a layered design. None of these issues are present when the Next Thin Strap Vests are considered, as they feel considerably lighter than most other vests that I own, and thus, I find they are more comfortable.
I find the Next Vests are perfect for taking on holiday to a hot climate too - as I outlined previously, the fabric feels quite lightweight, so they feel comfortable in warmer weather, and I don't feel 'smothered' as such. I find too, that the Next Vests don't crease easily, so they are ideal to take away on holiday as they don't look overly crushed after they have been in my case; this means these vests are much more convenient and 'fuss free' to take on my travels as some others I have.
The Next Thin Strap Vest is available in a range of sizes from size 6 up to size 22, and the price is the same irrespective of what size is purchased. I do find that their sizing is rather spot on, with my size 10 vests suiting my petite frame perfectly, without feeling clingy or tight; they are snug and fitting, but not tight.
This year, Next's Thin Strap Vests are available in a choice of a whopping fifteen different shades. These colours range from the more basic: white, black, 'nude' and navy blue to some pretty pastel shades such as pale 'baby' pink and grey. Whilst not really my own taste, I can appreciate that the pastel colours are pretty and rather on-trend. For my own tastes, I prefer the slightly bolder shades, such as the navy, jade and 'prune' which is a lovely aubergine-type shade of purple. Whatever your taste or style, there is sure to be a colour option from within this range to suit. I liked too that this year's range had several new additions; last year, we weren't given nearly as much choice, and I believe there were actually only five or six colours available, so I much prefer this year's rainbow selection.
In terms of the Next Vests' durability and quality, I have absolutely no complaints. The vests are made of 95% cotton, and 5% elastane. This means that they have a little 'stretch' to them that allows them to feel completely comfortable to wear. The cotton-elastane mix feels very soft and comfortable against the skin, and is durable too, with the vests withstanding plenty of wear and tear, in addition to repeated laundering. True, there is the eventual appearance of some very light 'bobbling' to the vests' surface, but I feel this is minimal and is commonplace with garments like these. For the low price paid for these particular vests, I have no complaints when considering their durability.
Whilst some retailers offer their vests at an even lower price than the Next version, I do feel that these are perhaps something of a false economy as I have found in the past that in some cases, vests and tops from 'budget' stores or brands are made of fabric that is not as durable or of as high quality as that used in the Next version. Similarly, I have found that some cheaply-made vest tops that I have bought in the past have stretched, or indeed, have shrunk, after a few washes, with them becoming rather useless and not suitable for their purpose, as a result. These issues have never been present with any of the vests from Next that I have bought, and so I do feel that it is worth paying a couple of pounds more to purchase one of their vests; it lasts longer, and in my case, it fits better.
Taking everything into account, I have nothing negative to report about the Next Thin Strap Vests at all and they are something of a staple item in my wardrobe - both in the summertime when it is warm, and during the winter, when I will often use these vest tops as a vital extra 'layer' under tops and jumpers during the harsh weather. I feel they are great quality and are more than worth their reasonable purchase price.
After the winter finally loosened its grip this year and I started to wear my summer clothing I realised that a few essential items were in need of replacing including some new vest tops. For me vest tops are a wardrobe staple as I wear them under tops as a base layer, alone if hot, with a cardigan over or under tops made from sheer fabric. I will admit that I normally head straight to Primark for these types of tops but when I was in Next one day I spotted that they had a special offer on vests so decided to treat myself.
The vests come in various different colours, have thin straps and can be purchased from Next stores or on the Next website www.next.co.uk. The vests are prices at £4.00 each or you can purchase 2 for £7.00 or 3 for £10.50. They also come in sizes 6-22 and in regular, petite or tall. I thought that the choice in sizes and colour options was fantastic and was impressed by the price as I do find that Next can be a little expensive at times.
I opted to purchase two of the vests in a regular size 8 and went for the basic colours of white and black although there were many other colours available. The vests feel quite smooth and soft to the touch and are made from 95% cotton and 5% elastane.
I have been very impressed with the vests they fit perfectly and are a nice length. I have washed both vests several times now in my washing machine and have not experienced any shrinking or colour loss at all. They are really versatile to wear on there own or under another top. They are also very comfortable and I have not had the problem that I sometimes experience from vest tops of the straps falling down as I have quite small shoulders.
Overall I think these vests are a brilliant addition to any wardrobe they are versatile, comfortable and wash well. They are certainly worth the extra few pennies than cheaper ones available from other stores and I am sure that I will be purchasing more in the future.
Vests are an essential for most women, and I personally find myself constantly buying loads of them for different reasons. They are an essential for me all year round, whether they are for wearing out in the sunny summer or for layering up in the winter, I am always sure to have loads of these tops. I have tried out various stores for these, but I recently purchased some of these from Next and was pleasantly surprised with them.
These thin strap vests are quite a basic, essential item therefore I was hoping they would be quite cheap in comparison to some of Next's other quite overpriced items. These are £4.00 each, which I think is quite a reasonable price for a vest, especially from a high quality retailer such as Next. One thing I was pleasantly surprised with is that they do a deal whereby if you buy two of these vests it will only cost you £7.00, or you can go ahead and buy three for just £10.50 which is a great saving. As far as price is concerned, I was happy. Although cheaper alternatives are available in budget stores, these are good value for money in their quality.
The tops themselves are just basic as shown in the image. They are made of 95% cotton and 5% elastane and the quality of them is just fantastic. I often find some vests similar to these can be itchy and uncomfortable to wear, but this is really comfortable and the material just feels of a great quality. The tops wash well and I have not experienced any shrinking which is fantastic! I think that depending on the season, the colours do change in Next to coincide with the time. Currently (Aug 2012) this vest is available in white, black, berry, red, nude and cream. I find that these are all quite basic colours, and it would be nice if it was available in some more shades which are brighter. However, as far as essentials go, I am happy with these, and I have the white and black shade.
One thing which I do find great about these, and really is an incentive for people to shop in Next for their clothes is their wide range of sizing. This top is available from size 6 up to a size 26 which I think is fantastic as it caters for regular and plus size women. Another great thing about their sizing is that you can purchase this vest in the petite or tall version meaning you really can get the perfect fit. I have the white top in the petite size and I feel that it fits me really nicely, as I have quite a smaller upper half of my body. One thing to note which is disappointing however, is that only the white and black top is available in petite and tall, but it is still worth looking out for if you are after basics.
I have owned my tops now for around six months, and I have found them to be of excellent quality. The material is still strong and in a great condition, and I will never go back to Primark's versions after using these. The only thing I would comment negatively about these is that there could be some more colours in the range to brighten up a wardrobe, however if you are after basics you should check this out. A really good offering from Next which I would happily recommend. Thanks for reading and hope this helps.
I work in an all year round cold office and as a result I tend to layer my clothes, though I don't want look too frumpy or have bad lines visible through my tops. So I hit the shops looking for a nice fitted and minimalist vest type top and found the perfect vests available in Next.
My Perfect Vest
The vest is a simple design, which has a plain and smooth appearance to look at. The top is stitched down the sides and the seam is very inconspicuous. The straps are really thin and almost spaghetti like and are a good length/width over your shoulders that keep them firmly in place, even when you're rushing about but they are also comfortable.
The back of the vest is a straight line that sits an inch or two above my bra strap and the front is a slightly lower cut than the back which makes it perfect for wearing under shirts and low cut tops. The length is made to just sit comfortably on your hips, I find them the perfect length.
This is a very basic vest range that is well made and versatile. The vests are made out of 95 % cotton and 5 % elastane which in my opinion is the perfect combination. The vest is nice and fitted and hugs you in all the right places; it almost has a support feeling to it which I really like. I bought a size 12 and found it to be a great fit and because of the elastane in the vest it is really comfortable and tailored.
The elastane also means that the vests always go back to their normal, shop bought size and keep their shape after washing. The instructions state to wash like colours together and do not iron the print 'My Perfect Vest. Wardrobe Essentials'. I would agree with both of these statements, they are definitely in my wardrobe necessities section!
The Next 'My Perfect Vest' range is available in a variety of colours including Navy, Nude, Red, Maroon, Black and White which is a great selection of colours to choose from. I went for a navy, black and white vest top and am so happy I am going to buy the rest of the colours when I next go in. These are not only stylish, versatile and comfy; they are also a bargain at £4 each, 2 for £7 or 3 for £10.50.