There’s nothing quite like a simple black and white piece for adding a timeless staple to your wardrobe, and this Voodoo Vixen Nellie top is just that.
I don’t often pay much attention to tops when shopping because I so rarely forsake my usual dress-and-cardigan outfit combo to necessitate owning more tops than I already do. Occasionally, though, I see one that is so classic that it reminds me I need to give my skirts more wear time. As we all know, pairing tops with skirts (or any other bottom) adds a level of versatility to your wardrobe that you just don’t get from switching out cardigans and accessories with your dresses, something I forget. Plus, while a dress might look good paired with a handful of other colours, if you pick the right separates you can have dozens of possible outfit combinations ahead of you, especially when those separates are as timeless and chic as this Nellie top.
Sleeveless, it immediately offers the versatility of cool summertime wear alongside the ease of adding additional layers in winter without struggling with any double-layer bunching or visible sleeve outlines in awkward places. The stretchy fabric makes it incredibly comfortable to wear, but said fabric has some quality weight to it, so it won’t be rendered see-through after a couple of washes, nor will it cling to every lump or bump. It has a V-neckline that is flattering but not revealing, and the contrasting white tie detail is simple but pretty. All of that combined together with the fact that it’s machine washable makes it a great workwear piece that can serve double duty in your social wardrobe as well.
Since it’s black and white, the outfit options you can create utilising this top are literally endless, but if you’re not someone who ever tends towards black in her wardrobe there’s two equally as adorable striped options that feel nautical and more lively, in both blue and red.
I opted for this top in the XXL and it’s very true to the size chart. The waist flat measures 35 inches with stretch to 40, while the bust flat measures 41 inches with stretch to 49 inches.