Alternative fashion feature – Gorgeous sleeveless tops for the girls!
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Kate
It's summer. But this year is different. Very few of us seem to be travelling abroad. It's tricky when your lovely two week break in Spain or wherever could easily turn into a four week hell with two weeks in quarantine when you get back home. So... here we all are, faced with enjoying a typical British summer, an affair that can just as easily leave us drenched thanks to a violent storm as getting a beautiful tan on a hot summer's day. We've talked about layering before. It's the perfect way to look great and stay a comfortable temperature, taking layers on and off as the sun goes in and out. Layering is cool and stylish, and it makes the most of the great British summer, whatever the weather throws at us. Whether you're holding your very own mini-festival in the garden or making your way to a far corner of our stunning nation for a glamping trip, grab yourself some of these fab sleeveless tops.
Beautiful sleeveless tops – A treat for your alternative wardrobe,
A wonderful mandala summer vestOur fantastic mandala summer vest makes an awesome under-layer, whether you add a denim jacket on top, a sparkly cardi, or both. It looks fab worn alone thanks to the cool printed and embroidered mandala symbol that contrasts beautifully with the background, and the contrasting over-stitching at the neck, arms and hem. Choose from a rich pinky-purple, a deep mossy green, or a sunny ocean turquoise, then layer up with style!
A stunningly pretty lace strappy topThis wonderful strappy lace top is a real alternative clothing classic. It's made from 100% cotton lace and is lusciously pretty, available in a range of mouth-watering shades. The hemline is brilliant, like an umbrella turned upside down – so cool! This top is made from masses of panels of colourful printed fabric and matching lace, with even more lace and a sweet tie at the bodice. The elasticated back means you always get a really good fit, comfortable and attractive, and you can wear it with anything you like. It's a great way to dress up a pair of jeans. It looks amazing with a pair of cut-offs for dressing down, and with one of our popper skirts for special occasions. It goes perfectly with leggings and palazzo trousers. And it's epic worn with funky harem pants, low crotch or high.
Sexy summer corset topCan you imagine this splendid summer corset top worn with a big, floaty blouse on top, or one of today's massive boxy jackets inspired by the 1980s? It looks great on its own, of course, but as the foundation of some summery layering it's just about perfect. The coloured lace panels, the added contrasting lace, the gently fitted silhouette, this is a steampunk-inspired top that looks superb with a pair of leather trousers, a long Victorian-style hippy skirt – take a look at our skirts page for inspiration – or even a pair of vivid wide leg trousers, the ultimate in summery sophistication.
Marble tie dye halter neck topThere's only one word to describe this bold, beautiful top, and that's 'wow'! Are you bold enough to reveal almost-all in this gorgeous top? Our quirky marble tie dye halter neck top is simply delicious with its dark good looks and subtle rainbow detailing in see-through fabric. It ties at the back for a good fit and it goes with anything you like, from a pair of cut-off shorts to a slinky black pencil skirt, a pair of skinny jeans or some wide combat pants. It makes a supreme party top, easy to dress up with sparkles. And if you like you can be a bit more demure, wearing yours over a tight-fitted stretchy plain T – a black T or vest looks fabulous!
Flower of Life sleeveless topOur flower of life sleeveless top is perfect for throwing over your head for instant warmth. It's easy to wear, super-simple, and available in three lovely, rich colours. It's roomy enough to wear a vest or T underneath is you like, but you can also add a layer on top for unusually chilly summer days. Maybe one of our very cool alternative hoodies? The straight-up simple styling means it's great with a slim fitted skirt, fab with jeans, and absolutely ace teamed with some wide, funky harem trousers.
Wishing you a wonderful AugustAs life trundles on in our Covid times, we send you good wishes and good luck. Whatever happens next, our gorgeous alternative clothing is always designed to make you feel good!