It’s so easy to find cute leggings, but tops are always a bit tougher. I mostly default to wearing basic tanks plus sometimes a pullover or jacket, so I’m always keeping my eye out for unique designs and stylish silhouettes in the top world.
The new Zohra LS from Sweaty Betty immediately caught my eye. I’m a huge cobalt lover, plus the intricate lace design immediately called my name!
I fell in love with this top as soon as I took it out of the package. The color is so vibrant and the detail is exquisitely luxe. The mock neck adds an extra touch of elegance, too. As the pictures show, it’s truly a gorgeous top in pretty much every way!
The top only comes in two sizes: S/M and M/L. Seamless material is usually very stretchy, so I took a chance and ordered the S/M. It fits more like an XS, but it has plenty of stretch that should accommodate a size S as well. I have a tiny bit of extra room at the waist, which is common for me, but everywhere else it’s quite fitted. If you’re a M or larger, I would go with the M/L size. No matter your size, expect it to be skin-tight.
As you can see in the photos, it’s not very long, so if you’re quite tall you might find it a little short. (I am 5’3″.) The top also has comfortable, generously-sized thumbholes to help keep the sleeves firmly in place.
The top is very lightweight and, obviously, very breathable. It’s not very warm all by itself, but layering a tank underneath would help if you’re wearing it for cold weather. A contrasting color underneath can really bring out the cut-out details, too. I plan to wear this well into spring and take it back out again in the fall.
One of my concerns with this top was that the cut-outs would make the top scratchy and uncomfortable. But as soon as I put it on, I was so impressed with how soft, stretchy, and comfortable it is! It feels like a second skin.
With all-over laser-cut details, it’s important to watch out for snags and tears. Make sure to take off your jewelry before putting on a top like this. (I wore my rings while taking pics, but I wouldn’t wear them working out.)
The cut-out details are strategically placed to add interest without revealing anything you don’t want hanging out there. The designers placed a solid panel over the belly and bust. The overall look is feminine and alluring without being overly revealing.
Overall, I’m pretty head-over-heels for this top. Its incredibly unique, bold design makes it easily one of my new favorites. The price tag is definitely high compared to most of my tops, but I’m glad I gave it a chance. It’s absolutely worth the price for me!
P.S. Also wearing: Varley union tights in aluminum snake.
P.P.S. Just started the February spending freeze challenge? Don’t buy this! Resist! :) Start a spending freeze wishlist, add this one to it if you like, then revisit whether you still want it when March 1 comes around.