Topshop Embellished Shoulder Sweater
If only all sweaters fit so perfect! I just love how this sweater looks and feels. It is flowey, soft, and I can tell that it would compliment any figure. I'm very happy with this purchase and I may newly be obsessed with TopShop!
Comfy, Cozy and Stylish
Rapidly becoming a TopShop afficiando, this sweater marks the 4th in my collection - and more on the way. However, this said, I have to admit I am still having problems gauging the correct size in this particular (UK) designer's line of sweaters. Normally a US 8/10, I have found that, depending on the amount of "slouchiness" I am comfortable with, I tend to switch between Size 6 or Size 8. For example, in the case of this particular sweater, I opted for a Size 8. However, I noticed from the picture that it could be more form-fitting and toyed with exchanging it for a Size 6. In the end however I was comfortable with a slightly looser fit. Plus, I always like to have a bit of "play" when it comes to washing and consequent possible shrinkage. Talking of which, on a practical note, I have had no problems washing my TS sweaters: turning them inside out and using only cold or warm water on a short wash cycle. I've also had success using the delicate cycle to tumble dry them for a short while - finishing drying by laying them out flat. Now, back to the sweater in question. When I first took it out of the package I was concerned that it was too thin in texture and wouldn't be warm enough, but I quickly changed my mind when I put it on. I really liked it. It is comfortable, warm, cozy (not itchy!) and also stylish - as the title to this opinion-piece suggests. Finally, I hope I haven't subjected readers to information overload in my attempt to offer helpful hints gained from my experience in both wearing and washing TS sweaters..