The Quinn top is still available on Love Bonito, so bB hopes this review will help those who are still undecided on this piece.
They were a perfect fit for bB as well, thankfully!
bB bought both colours. In white…
And in purple…
It would have been good if the tops were made a little shorter, as I expect girls of my size would usually not be very tall. But that’s a small thing to rectify. Easily fixed at the tailor’s.
One other thing bB wished for was that they made this in a different material. It would be a very lovely piece if they used a satin or silken material, although I guess it would drive up the price. It’s not a horrible material as it is, it’s just a polyester material which feels slightly stiff, I’m guessing from the dye. This may soften up along the way with more washing.
The stiffer fabric does help to hold the shape and create a smooth silhouette when wearing the top. There is a soft lining within which helps cut down skin contact with the stiffer outer layer.
bB is quite happy with the Quinn tops. The fitting is perfect, which is rare for a non-stretchy cheongsam top. The buttons are slightly annoying to fiddle with, but bB can live with this.
Sizing: bB is a UK4-6 and bought the Quinn tops in XS.
Hope this comes in handy for your decision, ladies!
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Sorry for the hold-up! bB had a very busy day!
Hopefully this review comes in time for those of you going for the back-order tomorrow (technically today) before the deadline!
bB really likes the Paxton top. The high neck is very flattering.
One thing to note is the arm-holes are cut quite inwards, so take note of bra straps being exposed if you are not wearing a strapless bra. bB intends to solve the problem with fashion tape because she dislikes wearing strapless bras.
Love Bonito seems to have mastered the perfect flattering cut to accentuate a small waist while hiding any potential hip or tummy bulges. Good job!
But this makes it slightly tricky to tuck into a low waist skirt. bB may need a high waist skirt at some point.
The Paxton top is very well made. The knit material is thick and substantial. Frankly, I wouldn’t wear this on a hot day outside but being in airconditioning shouldn’t be a problem. Love the back design!
bB has already placed a back-order for the Deep Plum. :)
Sizing: bB is a UK4-6. Love Bonito’s size XS sometimes fits, sometimes is too big. The Paxton top in XS is a good fit, thank goodness.
Hope this has been useful for some of you out there!
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