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Friday, June 17, 2016

Dresslink Crop Top Haul: Part 1

In celebration of summer, I decided to do a big crop top/bralette haul from Dresslink! I got eight pieces in total, and today I'll be reviewing four white tops, including a crochet halter bralette, lace-up back bralette, long sleeve crochet-trim crop top, and caged off-shoulder blouse. Details after the jump!

In celebration of summer, I decided to do a big crop top/bralette haul from Dresslink! I got eight pieces in total, and today I'll be reviewing four white tops, including a crochet halter bralette, lace-up back bralette, long sleeve crochet-trim crop top, and caged off-shoulder blouse. - Eat My Knee Socks / Mimchikimchi

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The first piece I'll be reviewing in part 1 of my Dresslink crop top/bralette summer fashion haul is a crochet halter bralette, sold in black and white.

Details on the white crochet halter crop top bralette from Dresslink.
Details on the white crochet halter crop top bralette from Dresslink.

This cropped crochet bralette features adjustable halter ties at the neck and a backless self-tie design, with padded cups for ease of wear. It looks accurate to the photos, with a plunging neckline and scalloped hem design.

Quality-wise, this bralette goes well beyond my expectations for something of its price; the knit crochet fabric is thick and sturdy, and I can't find a single loose thread. It's offered in one size only and the padded cups are rather large, but the adjustable ties let you . So even though it doesn't fit me perfectly, I'm still happy with the way it looks.

This top is absolutely perfect for warm weather and sunny skies, whether you choose to pair it with ripped denim shorts and statement jewelry for a festival look, add a flowy kimono and high-waisted shorts for a casual summer look, or rock it on the beach with matching crochet bottoms. It's comfortable, easy to wear, and flattering—undoubtedly one of my favorite pieces from Dresslink!

A summer-ready outfit featuring the white crochet halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with high-waisted acid wash floral applique denim shorts and platform booties.
A summer-ready outfit featuring the white crochet halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with high-waisted acid wash floral applique denim shorts and platform booties.
A summer-ready outfit featuring the white crochet halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with high-waisted acid wash floral applique denim shorts and platform booties.
A summer-ready outfit featuring the white crochet halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with high-waisted acid wash floral applique denim shorts and platform booties.
A summer-ready outfit featuring the white crochet halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with high-waisted acid wash floral applique denim shorts and platform booties.
A summer-ready outfit featuring the white crochet halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with high-waisted acid wash floral applique denim shorts and platform booties.

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Next up is a white lace-up back bralette, offered in sizes S-L.

Details on the lace-up back crochet trim white halter crop top bralette from Dresslink.
Details on the lace-up back crochet trim white halter crop top bralette from Dresslink.

This white cropped bralette features a lace design with a lined front and open lace-up back. The strings came unattached, so I had to lace it up myself, which wasn't difficult but was still a bit of a hassle.

The top is super comfortable and fits well, with the adjustable back ties that allow you to get the fit just right. The style is adorable, perfect for layering under sheer or loose knit tops, or for wearing on its own with skater skirts or high-waisted shorts!

I love the crossed lace-up design at the back, as well as the scalloped lace overlay at the hem, which adds a cute and feminine touch to this simple yet stylish bralette. I do, however, wish this top had some sort of padding at the front, since the fabric is on the thinner side. With that being said, I love how comfortable and breathable the material is, making it a great summer top!

A cute summer outfit featuring the lace-up back crochet trim white halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with a tie-waist button-down denim skater skirt.
A cute summer outfit featuring the lace-up back crochet trim white halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with a tie-waist button-down denim skater skirt.
A cute summer outfit featuring the lace-up back crochet trim white halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with a tie-waist button-down denim skater skirt.
A cute summer outfit featuring the lace-up back crochet trim white halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with a tie-waist button-down denim skater skirt.
A cute summer outfit featuring the lace-up back crochet trim white halter crop top bralette from Dresslink, paired with a tie-waist button-down denim skater skirt.

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The third of the four white crop tops/bralettes that I got as part of this Dresslink fashion haul was a long sleeve crochet-trim crop top, originally sold in sizes S-XL.

Details on the white lace-trim long sleeve semi-sheer crop top from Dresslink.
Details on the white lace-trim long sleeve semi-sheer crop top from Dresslink.

This long sleeve white shirt features a cropped cut and lace trim at hem. The design looks accurate to Dresslink's photos, though the lace trim and the cotton blend don't quite match in terms of color; the main part of the top is made of a cooler-toned white, while the lace trim is more of an off-white.

I got this top in size S, and the measurements are true to Dresslink's descriptions. The sizing runs small in the arm and shoulder area, so I'd recommend sizing up for a more comfortable fit, especially if you have longer arms.

The fabric is semi-sheer, so you can wear it over a nude bra or show off a cute lace bralette underneath. It's a super versatile piece that can be worn year-round, whether you choose to pair it with high-waisted shorts and a leather jacket for autumn and winter or rock it as a cover-up or layering piece for spring and summer.


A cute summer outfit featuring the white lace-trim long sleeve semi-sheer crop top from Dresslink, paired with a Taiwanese denim tie-waist skater skirt.
A cute summer outfit featuring the white lace-trim long sleeve semi-sheer crop top from Dresslink, paired with a Taiwanese denim tie-waist skater skirt.
A cute summer outfit featuring the white lace-trim long sleeve semi-sheer crop top from Dresslink, paired with a Taiwanese denim tie-waist skater skirt.
A cute summer outfit featuring the white lace-trim long sleeve semi-sheer crop top from Dresslink, paired with a Taiwanese denim tie-waist skater skirt.


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The fourth and final piece that I'm reviewing in part 1 of my Dresslink crop top haul is a caged off-shoulder blouse, sold in sizes M-L.

Details on the off-shoulder caged cutout blouse shirt from Dresslink.
Details on the off-shoulder caged cutout blouse shirt from Dresslink.

Ok, so, technically this isn't too much of a crop top, but it does have a slightly cropped design at the front, paired with a high-low hem, contrast black trim button closure, fold-over collar, and unique cutout collar. It's a super unique and unusual blouse, with short sleeves that are held up by the strappy neckline to create an off-shoulder look.

The actual blouse is more sheer than pictured in Dresslink's photos, constructed from a flowy, lightweight chiffon. Admittedly, the sheerness makes it a bit difficult to coordinate, but it looks amazing with a cute bralette underneath.

This blouse came with some loose threads, but nothing that really affects the style, and although it's not the best quality, it's undoubtedly a stunningly unusual piece, and I'm in love with the style! It looks great when worn with skinny jeans or tucked into high-waisted skirts, and the classic black-and-white color pairing is timeless.

A monochrome black-and-white outfit featuring an off-shoulder caged cutout blouse shirt from Dresslink, paired with an American Apparel style pleated tennis skirt and UNIF Salem strappy bra dupe.
A monochrome black-and-white outfit featuring an off-shoulder caged cutout blouse shirt from Dresslink, paired with an American Apparel style pleated tennis skirt and UNIF Salem strappy bra dupe.
A monochrome black-and-white outfit featuring an off-shoulder caged cutout blouse shirt from Dresslink, paired with an American Apparel style pleated tennis skirt and UNIF Salem strappy bra dupe.
A monochrome black-and-white outfit featuring an off-shoulder caged cutout blouse shirt from Dresslink, paired with an American Apparel style pleated tennis skirt and UNIF Salem strappy bra dupe.
A monochrome black-and-white outfit featuring an off-shoulder caged cutout blouse shirt from Dresslink, paired with an American Apparel style pleated tennis skirt and UNIF Salem strappy bra dupe.

Overall

So there you have it: part 1 of my Dresslink crop top/bralette haul, with four summer-ready white tops. These top varied in terms of quality and style, with the crochet crop top that really impressed me in both categories, and the cutout caged blouse that, despite not being the highest quality, is an absolute must-have in terms of style! Stay tuned for part 2, which features four black crop tops and bralettes!

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