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This basic scallop vest is available from Topshop priced at £15. I first saw this top over a year ago when Topshop brought them out in a range of different colours. I just never got round to purchasing one as I thought it was quite pricey for a 'basic' vest, like a lot of them are from Topshop. I finally purchased this in black when Topshop were offering 20% student discount and so it was a little cheaper at £12. The material is 100% polyester and is machine washable. It does feel quite thin and so I wasn't sure how long this would last as a lot of tops I have owned that are thin material have often lost their shape after several washes. However, I have had this for around half a year now and the quality is still as good as it was when I first purchased it. This top is quite versatile and can be worn during they day or for a night out with added accessories. When I wear this during the day I do so with just skinny jeans or shorts and tights. I have worn this for a night out before with a bodycon skirt and a necklace, but I think it would also go great with some dressy shorts too. The top itself is meant to be a bit baggy and my usual size 8 fits me perfectly. This is available in sizes 6 up to 16. I am not sure if this is still available in all Topshop stores, as they did originally have this available in a range of different colours but I have not seen them in stores for some time. They do still have the black one available in all sizes though on the Topshop website.
I am a bit of a vest addict and i'm always trying new ones, especially ones that have a bit of fancy detailing on them as they are ideal for summer nights out when I don't want to look too casual but don't want to look too dressed up. I got this a while back in late 2010 from Topshop. I paid around half price for mine as I remember getting it for £8 in the sale, and the current RRP is £15. I do honestly think it is worth £15 as I love mine and it is still great quality even though I have almost owned it for a year. The vest has a really pretty and unusual design. It has a large scooped neck which I love, and the back is also scooped, with scallop edges on the neckline (back and front), sleeves and hem. The scallop detailing is really pretty and makes the top look much more fancy and expensive than it actually is. The detailing is nice however I would of preffered for the bottom not to have the detailing as it looks a bit like a frilly skirt when worn with leggings and a jacket over the top but nevermind - it looks fine with jeans. The straps are quite thick and not the spaghetti strap type straps which I also like as they are not itchy or flimsy like the thinner straps can be. The fit is really good. It's not too tight and is well fittin on my hips but is slightly oversized at the front, giving a sort of almost ruffled effect. Length wise it is not as long as it looks and is slighty cropped. It reaches just below my waistline however it is long enough to be tucked into jeans, shorts and skirts. The bumpy texture of the scallop detailing is not visible when tucked into my jeans etc. The vest is available in orange, brown, black, pink, blue, white, yellow and green. I have it in white as I wanted it to be versatile enough to wear to university and casual interviews etc and it is ideal, it looks really smart with a blazer over the top. The material of the top is 100% polyester and it has a luxurious, silky finish. It's extremely soft and it is also very lightweight - the material is extremely thin, so it is definetly better worn in summer or layered under a blazer or jacket in the colder weather. The material is sheer, so it does show my bra unless I wear a white bra or a white vest underneath it. The sizes available are 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. It is machine washable and it dries extremely quickly. I have had mine for a while and washed it several times and the scallop detailing is still in perfect shape and the vest is still soft and in perfect condition. Overall this is a versatile vest which will suit most people.
Vests are a staple item of this summer, and it soon became clear in April 2011 in that THE vest to have this summer is the Topshop scallop vest. As with every must have fashion piece, it strategically sold out for a month or so, sending everyone into panic, and the ebay prices rocketted. This didn't last long and the shops soon replenished their stocks. The Topshop scallop vest comes in six colours, including, beige, brown, yellow, green and red. They are £16 each. The range from sizes 6-16. The vest is a loose fit, almost A-line style. I love this shape as I find it most flattering, it doesn't highlight any lumps and bumps. The scallop names comes from the detail round the neck and on the bottom hem, which gives it a bumpy edge and sets it apart from other vests. The legnth is not long, so makes it easy to tuck into those high waisted skirts. The vest is very good quality, it has a slightly aerated texture, and is nice and light. Despite lots of wear, mine has no damage, mis-shapen bits, bobbles or fades! A lovely vest, looks good on, nice fit and good quality. Over priced for such a small garment, but I am a sucker for a must have item!
Around 70% of my wardrobe is Topshop it's my favourite high street shop and despite being somewhat on the expensive side, in my opinion, I still love to splurge my wages on the New Arrivals section on the website and in store. One of my latest buys is the scallop vest. Scallop vests are all over the high street at the minute and are showing up in various other stores such as River Island and Miss Selfridge. I've had my vest for around 2 months now after purchasing it for £15; I opted for an orange one called 'orange sorbet'. The material is 100% polyester and is very, very thin almost like paper thin. The thickness of the material affects the appearance of the top when it is worn as it appears quite see-through so dark underwear would not look good with this top. If your prudish about transparent clothing I definitely wouldn't opt for this top. Despite the thinness of the top it is quite stretchy so I very much doubt it would tear easily. Due to the stretchiness I purchased this top in a size 6 as I am usually a 6-8 but I like how fitted the top looks when worn and a size 6 fits perfectly. The top is described as a vest. The straps are quite then but not quite spaghetti straps. The vest comes to my waist so it is quite short but not crop style. The edge of the vest is perforated with a wavy edge which is why it is described as 'scalloped'. As I have said, my top is 'sorbet orange' but the top is also available in black, blue, pink, yellow, white and green. Given that the top is plain it is great to patterned trousers or over the top of a bodycon skirt. The versatility of this top is a big advantage for me as it really will go with anything and you can wear it during the day with a pair of jeans or at night dressed up with jewellery. The top was £15, for a basic vest this is quite expensive but I have worn it 3-4 times in 2 months and will continue to do so especially with it getting warmer in the past few weeks. The vest is in fashion right now so £15 is quite a small price to pay for an on-trend, versatile vest and it definitely comes recommended from me.