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Gorgeous lightweight cool top
on 28 January 2016
I saw that the product description gave Size 1 (16-18-20-22) as 52" chest, and Size 2 (22-24-26-28) as 62". Being size 18-20 (43") myself, I risked getting a Size 1 top. It actually measures 47" round the chest and just about fits me perfectly - I wouldn't have minded it being a bit looser but could not have had it any smaller; I can reach both arms forward without it pulling round the back (the arms are generously sized, which helps). Laid flat, its total length is 30" (from the top of the shoulder).
The colour of the navy top is gorgeous - blues, turquoise, mauve, black & white - and the cut is perfect, with the V neck positioned absolutely centrally on the pattern and the pocket patterns symmetrical. The neck line (including front V) is completely lined with ¼" tape for strength. It is made from a single piece of material (apart from the pockets of course) so there are no seams over the shoulders, but is shaped like a T, not a square.
Some reviews suggest the material is "stiff", but I wouldn't agree - yes, it is cotton and so it isn't soft like poly-cotton, but it is thinner material than I had expected; the top actually weighs just 125 g (4½ oz). It will be beautifully cool in summer. I love it!