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Washed Oversize Sweat

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Brand: Topshop / Type: Sweat

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      04.11.2011 21:10
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      Quite expensive but reccomended

      Intro
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      As alot of people who regulary read my reviews will know, I am slightly obsessed with Topshop! Whenever I have some spare cash I go and have a little splurge, and although the clothes in there are quite overpriced, I have found most of the clothing I have purchased from there to be of good quality and long lasting, so therefor worth the price I paid - I would rather spend £30ish on a jumper from Topshop that will last for years, rather than £10 on a jumper from Primark that will last for 3 months before it loses shape. I bought this particular jumper around Easter time, so I have had it for quite a while now and it is still good as new.

      Style
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      This is basically an oversized sweater, so it's quite plain to be honest! It has a scooped neck which has stitching detailing on it which I really like, and it has a ribbed hem and ribbed sleeves. The sleeves are quite long which I like as it keeps my hands warm in the winter and it also looks cute with the sleeves rolled up. To be honest I was expecting a heavy, thick, warm jumper (I bought mine via the website), but it's actually quite a lightweight, jersey sort of top. It does have a very slight bit of weight to it due to it being oversized but it is not really warm enough to wear in the winter unless you wear a coat/jacket over it. The jumper isn't as long as I expected it to be either. I expected it to be waistline length, but it's around bum length on me and makes me look a bit stubby! I'm only 5'3 though, so on taller girls it will probably look better. The jumper isn't hugely oversized, but has a nice amount of 'looseness' to it, making it feel comfy and snuggly, it's a nice and casual jumper and I mainly wear it out and about to the supermarket/town etc and wear it on lazy days. It isn't really the sort of thing I would wear to uni though but that's personal preference! I have found that this jumper goes well with jeans, but I think it looks a bit TOO care-free with leggings. It's too long to be worn with shorts.

      Sizing and Colour Options
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      I have this jumper in a gorgeous shade of bergundy red. Other colours available include green and blue. Sizes available are 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. I would reccomend getting your usual size as it is oversized, and if you get a size bigger then it could potentially make you look bigger than you are and be quite unflatterig.

      Price, Value for Money and Availability
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      The downside to this jumper is the price.. £26! Quite steep, in my opinion, however I admit it is worth it as it's good quality and versatile. The jumper can be bought via the Topshop website or in store.

      Material and Washing It
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      The jumper is lovely and soft. It's 100% cotton and feels good quality, it's strong and doesn't lose its shape in the wash. It's machine washable and washes well, it also dries pretty quickly as it's not a heavyweight jumper if that makes sense! Mine has bein washed countless times and the colour has not faded.

      Overall
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      I love this jumper. I just wish that Topshop would lower the price so that I could buy the other 2 colours! I'd definetly reccomend this jumper - 4/5, it would be 5/5 but the price and the longer than expected length lets it down.

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