It is that time again… Review Time! On this occasion, we are covering cute tops for women. Having explained some of the most popular tops and given you some outfit ideas, it is fair that we now provide you with some of the best tops online.
This is the first, of many tops reviews we will be doing here at Vintage Shape, and as always, we would like to remind you that we like to cover a wide variety of vintage and retro alternatives with no particular trends or rules attached to them.
The goal is to be diverse and reach out to a wide audience. Hopefully at least one of these will be of your liking!
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EuphemiaCollection Beige Vintage Tie-Up Top
Place to buy: Etsy
Materials: 50% Cotton and 50% Linen
Sizes: Comes in small, medium, and large sizes. The length is around 38cm. You can get more details by asking the store’s customer service.
Tie-Up tops have to be one of the most underrated clothes out there. They are very sexy, feminine, comfortable, stylish, and this vintage top by EuphemiaCollection is no exception.
The cotton and linen fabric is very soft, light, and thin, which allows for great breathability and comfort. With its design, you can tie it up in many different ways, including those with bows on the front and the back, or just the front. Once firmly secured, the top stays in place even after a long day.
Two colours (beige and black) are available.
The slightly longer sleeves, as well as the fabrics and the colour, give it a very traditional but hot look.
Size range goes from small, passing through medium and large, but more details on the dimensions have to be asked to the seller. Remember that if the top runs large it will cover much more space in your body or won’t fit well. On the other hand, if it runs small, it won’t be as comfortable. Make sure to get the right size.
Finally, the price is very fair as it is handmade and of great quality. Keep in mind it is made and shipped from Greece, so it may take some time to arrive at your location.
Tough Cookie’s Short Sleeve Vintage Crop Top
Price:$12.99 – $21.50
Place to buy: Amazon
Materials: 95% Cotton 5% Spandex
Sizes (inches): (Chest, Arm Length, Length) – Small: 18.00 x 11.00 x 24.00, Medium: 19.00 x 11.50 x 24.50, Large: 20.00 x 22.00 x 25.00.
Crop tops were widely popular during the XX century, encompassing endless different styles and gaining popularity. This model by Tough Cookies was used a lot during the 90s by teenagers and young girls.
Just like other short sleeve crop tops, this one is lightweight, comfortable, and sexy, however, the fabrics sets this one apart. The cotton with a slight touch of spandex gives the top softness and durability.
As you can see from the picture the design is clean and fresh; ideal for young women.
The top comes in 5 different colours and in sizes ranging from XS up to L (There is no information about the dimensions of the XS top, but you can have an estimate by looking at the differences between each size). As stated by Tough Cookies, sizing may run a little small so prepare accordingly.
Finally, the top is very affordable and can be worn casually or as gym/exercise apparel; it makes up a great gift for any teenager or young woman in general.
Retro Turtleneck Solid Knitted Top
Place to buy: Retro-Stage
Materials: 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton
Sizes (inches): (Bust, Waist, Length) – Small: 33.10 x 26.00 x 57.10, Medium: 34.60 x 27.60 x 57.10, Large: 36.20 x 29.10 x 57.90, X-Large: 37.80 x 30.70 x 59.10, XX-Large: 39.80 x 32.50 x 61.00
Turtlenecks are very fashionable yet underrated in today’s age. Commonly associated with sweaters, turtleneck tops are overlooked and people are unaware of the potential that these have.
This model by Retro-Stage features long sleeves, a very short neck, and a plain black style that looks very classy. Due to its design, it can be used both as outwear in hot weathers or as underclothing in cold environments.
As you can see, it is a slim fit top that adjusts tightly to your body and highlights your figure. The fabric is great as it is very soft, thin, but not transparent and most of all breathable. It is also especially stretchable and has no zippers. The only downside is that black is the only colour available.
In terms of sizes, you have options both for skinny body types and robust ones. A cool thing to note about this model is that as long as the top fits tightly, the sleeves and the hollow can run a little large as it goes tucked and the covering of the hands gives it a sexier/mysterious look.
Overall it is a nice looking top with huge potential to create marvelous outfits. The price/quality ratio is ideal.
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Precious as a Pearl Cardigan
Type: Scoop/V Neck
Price: $59.00 ($44.99 on offer)
Place to buy: ModCloth
Materials: 50% Viscose, 30% Polyester, 20% Polyamide
Sizes (inches): (Bust, Waist, Hip) – Small: 34.00 – 35.00 x 36.00 – 27.00 x 36.50 x 37.50, Medium: 36.00 – 37.00 x 28.00 – 29.00 x 38.50 x 39.50, X-Large: 38.50 – 40.00 x 30.50 – 32.00 x 41.00 x 42.50 + MORE
Another long sleeve top but this time with a more traditional look, the pearl cardigan top by ModCloth features a hybrid between a scoop and a V neck, and a set of luxury pearls as buttons on the front that gives a unique look to it.
The fabric combines the best out of viscose, polyester, and polyamide, making it a little stretchy, breathable, resistant, and durable. You can also expect comfort and a little bit of softness.
All the top is layered evenly, which gives an orderly and cozy impression. In combination with vintage skirts or dresses is where this top shines the most.
You can find it in sizes starting from XS and up to 3X (be sure to check out the size chart provided to know the full measures) but sadly it is only available in burgundy.
The price is decent, but pay attention as on top of the discount stated above, ModCloth is offering an extra 40% discount on checkout. Take advantage of this offer while it lasts!
Padded Shoulder Sleevless Top in Cream
Place to buy: Chicwish
Materials: 100% Polyester
Sizes (inches): (Bust, Length) – Small: 36.00 x 23.00, Medium: 37.50 x 23.00, Large: 39.50 x 23.50, X-Large: 41.00 x 24.00.
A beautiful throwback to the 1950s sleeveless shirts, this top by chicwish is like no other in more than one aspect. First, its loosely-fit design is both comfortable and elegant. Next, the padded shoulders and the round neck gives it a more powerful look. Finally, the top can be dressed up or down.
It is available in cream and brown colours (although they are on separate pages) and comes in 4 sizes described above. The great news is that chicwish is very open to questions about measurements and whatever else you need to know about the piece. Make sure to contact them if you have any inquiries.
Another great thing about chicwish is that they provide a wide range of photos of the top. You can see how it looks more vividly while also getting some outfit ideas to better match the top 🙂
Make sure to grab yours as this particular model offers great quality for its purchasing price and it sells like hotcakes!
Yellow 1950S Bow Solid Blouse Top
Type: Bow neck/Blouse
Place to buy: Retro-Stage
Materials: 100% Polyester
Sizes (inches): (Bust, Waist, Hip) – Small: 33.10 x 26.00 x 35.80, Medium: 34.60 x 27.60 x 37.40, Large: 36.20 x 29.10 x 39.00, X-Large: 37.80 x 30.70 x 40.60, XX-Large: 39.80 x 32.70 x 42.50
A very common top during the 1950s was the buttoned short-sleeved blouse with a big bow on the front part of the neck. This top by retro stage will definitely transport you back to those times.
The top is made with polyester, which not only adds to the vintage vibe but also provides a secured and strong tight fit with a little bit of stretch.
As you can see, the top’s figure is very flattering and it retains its shape even after constant usage and washing. It is a perfect combination for a long vintage A-line skirt and a different but very welcomed type of femininity that we are used to in the modern world.
Only the yellow colour is available but sizes ranging from S to XXL.
With Retro Stage you get a discount on the next pieces you purchase after the first one, so be on the look for that too.
Ro Rox Vintage Rockabilly Off-Shoulder Top
Price: $13.00 – $16.99
Place to buy: Amazon
Materials: 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane
Sizes: Sizes range from XS up to 4XL. Very detailed size chart is provided in the amazon link (see images provided).
We couldn’t end our review without mentioning the off-shoulder at least once. With a great vintage design, the Ro Rox top is a very flashy, feminine, and elegant option.
The top comes in 4 different colours and 8 sizes, with a detailed description of the dimensions provided by the seller.
Being short-sleeved and thanks to the polyester/elastane fabric, the top adjusts comfortably and stay in place even after a long party or dinner night (assuming, of course, your preferred size is the right one). The fabric is also stretchy so don’t pull it very strongly as it may retain the shape it gets.
When it comes to the design, you don’t have to worry; it is very flattering on body parts like the belly, the bust, and the arms.
Finally, being available in under $20, it is one of the most accessible tops you will find out there. Really good quality for the price you pay.
Widen your view on tops…. There are countless!
With the designs provided in this review you have a very wide variety of tops at your disposal, however, this is just a very small fraction of all the possibilities available to you.
We encourage you to navigate through the sites presented here and look for some of the tops you like the most. Surely you will find at least one that is perfect for you.
In case you don’t want to do that, we remind you that this is only the first of many more reviews on tops coming your way, so stay tuned!
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