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looseish longish tops for wearing with skinny jeans?
anyone seen anything nice? I have lost some weight and need a few more tops - casual ones for toddler group/work, and something with a bit o'glitter for the pub. Not tunics though. And easily available from the High Street, as I've got a whole child-free day for shopping on Monday.
I found the sizing for those tops on the large side, surprisingly. I am a 12/14 top, and L is fine for me. I found that if I order in the morning, I usually get my parcel the next day - internet shopping is the way forward! I can't say how good the returns process is, as I have kept everything I've ordered so far , but I think I'd be taking anything I didn't want back to a store as the returns date for anything bought between 15th October and 15th December has been extended to Jan 15th and I hate the long wait for refunds when you send stuff back in the post.
I've got a few of the basic Boden scoop neck tops in white which I wear underneath. Sainsurys have some great stretchy long sleeved basic tops too at the moment - I found a stripy burgundy and grey one a couple of weeks ago that was only £6 - with a further 25% off! - and goes perfectly under the burgundy Zara top.
I wish I was on commission for Zara! Ironically, I used to work for them, and it was the worst job I ever had, I just can't bring myself to boycott them though, I love the clothes too much!
I have some of these Zara tops and I find that like most linen things, they give after one wear but they are fine again once washed. I never iron them though as it stretches them. Put them in a hanger in airing cupboard and they are fine
hmm either i tried the wrong tops in Zara, or i have some sort of physical deformity, as they really were not working. i did get a couple of nice jumper in Primark though - one grey sober office affair, and one with a festive sequin - so all was not lost
Okay, took a little longer to do the ironing than anticipated , but all tops have come out fine, even the one I accidentally stuck in on a 40 wash (the labels say 30, but all Zara stuff says 30 - I think they're just covering their backs )
I have three of the Zara tops languishing at the bottom of ironing basket after their first wash. I can't avoid the ironing any longer, so I have to do it tonight -I'll report back! They do look okay, but I did wash them on a handwash cycle. I'm always wary of the shape going...
Bish...I tried the S in those tops, I love them and Zara usually have tiny sizing but it absolutely swamped me I'm 5 3 and look square in anything too baggy..so if anyone knows of something similar but more streamlined I'd love them forever!