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Can I justify buying this chiffon top?

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SuburbanCrofter Sun 13-Apr-14 10:43:04

I am wondering whether to buy this top. It's quite expensive for just a chiffon blouse, with delivery in addition. However I think it will be really versatile.

What do you think? Will it last? Has anyone actually got it??

RufusTheReindeer Sun 13-Apr-14 10:46:12

I think that's lovely

I think it would be very versatile and could be dressed up or down

I'm very tempted now myself...I bought a cheap leopard print blouse the other day from asda (£12) and I (surprisingly) really liked the look and got loads of flattering comments when I wore it for the first time

Would probably get loads more wearing that, is it machine washable?

SuburbanCrofter Sun 13-Apr-14 10:50:41

Good question Rufus, under wash care it just says 'care label'. Is that a sneaky way of saying 'dry clean only'?? hmm

Legologgo Sun 13-Apr-14 10:51:54

It's polyester ?

SuburbanCrofter Sun 13-Apr-14 11:04:12

It's '100% PLSE UPD' apparently! grin I'm guessing that means polyester. Does that mean I can or can't wash it??

RufusTheReindeer Sun 13-Apr-14 11:04:24

Well that's not very helpful!

If it's polyester that would be machine washable on gentle wouldn't it?

Probably got that wrong, I'm always getting caught out. I keep buying stuff that's hand wash only!

QueenCadbury Sun 13-Apr-14 11:07:19

I put poly in the washing machine but put the items in a bag as they are prone to snagging. £42 is a lot of a poly blouse so you could either hold out for a sale or discount code but if you love it you risk that it may sell out.

QueenCadbury Sun 13-Apr-14 11:07:59

They may have it in john Lewis so if you have a local waitrose you could click and collect.

SuburbanCrofter Sun 13-Apr-14 11:21:45

Good idea Queen - I looked on John Lewis to see if it was there (can't get to a Waitrose unfortunately). It wasn't, but there were plenty of similar blouses and they all said machine wash.

I also saw this: []]

What d'you reckon??

SuburbanCrofter Sun 13-Apr-14 11:22:03


RufusTheReindeer Sun 13-Apr-14 11:24:57

Depending on your shape that could work, good colours

I have big boobs so

A. Finding a shirt that fits can be a pain

B. High necked tops give me a mono boob

SuburbanCrofter Sun 13-Apr-14 11:27:20

I'm small boobed, so boat necks actually work really well for me. I think I'm leaning towards it. It's a bit more demure than the other, but I think with skinnies and high heels it'll still look glam enough.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 13-Apr-14 12:17:50

I'm small boobed and I like boat necks with 3/4 length sleeves because it draws attention to my wrists.

I think the bird one is more versatile because you could put it with white or pale blue skinnies and look very summery.

Mrswellyboot Sun 13-Apr-14 12:20:35

Oasis tops always last, I find.

I have some from three years ago. I wash at 30' perfect

SuburbanCrofter Sun 13-Apr-14 12:51:24

Great - ordered the bird one!

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 13-Apr-14 13:03:51

I think that I'd get more wear out of that one.

bishboschone Sun 13-Apr-14 13:45:11

Our local dept store has oasis and always has offers on , could you try one near you?

MincingOnBy Sun 13-Apr-14 13:51:22

Second one is nicer

ihatethecold Sun 13-Apr-14 14:03:50

I bought a lovely one from Dorothy Perkins.
It's polyester so I can only wear it once before I have to wash it.
It makes my armpits sweaty.

RufusTheReindeer Sun 13-Apr-14 15:40:46

Oooh ihate same with my bargain asda one

I had a beautiful beach coverup...I stank like a dead thing after one day in it!

So is it just 100% polyester stuff that does that?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 13-Apr-14 15:47:40

Man made fibres do hold the "glow", obviously ladies don't sweat so we don't need cotton tops sad.

No one told my sweat glands though.

SuburbanCrofter Sun 13-Apr-14 16:30:42

I do normally go for natural fibres - but I figure I'll only be wearing this for a few hours for a night out, then I can wash it grin

Mrswellyboot Mon 14-Apr-14 11:32:04

The girl on This Morning has your top on smile looks gorgeous

SuburbanCrofter Mon 14-Apr-14 13:53:18

Ooooh Mrswellyboot only just saw this! Too late!!

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