Where From?: By repro company Steady Clothing, the Sophia is available online at Stady Clothing’s US website in seven colourways, or at Aussie online shops such as Atomic Cherry, in a choice of black or red. I purchased mine from Nambour store Pin Curls and Petticoats during yesterday’s Retro Rocks Nambour festival.
How Much?: US$39.99 on Steady Clothing’s website; AU$45 at Atomic Cherry; and mine was marked down from AU$49.99 to $28 on sale!
Sizes: The Sophia top is available in sizes Small to 3XL, with the small fitting a bust of 31 inches and a waist of 27 inches, and the 3XL fitting a bust of 42 inches and a waist of 37 inches. Keep in mind though that this is a very stretchy top. I am wearing a size 1XL, which fits a 39 inch bust and a 34 in
ch waist – a bit smaller than my measurements, and yet it fits comfortably and any bigger would be too big.
Wear: This is such a comfortable top! Stretchy, soft and easy to slip over your head, it is an excellent basic for pairing with a wide variety of skirts and trousers. Because it features an interesting neckline on a plain but well cut silhouette, it can easily be dressed up or down and does not compete and clash with the rest of your outfit, as fussy, detailed tops often do.
The Sophia is long enough to sit to your hipbones, making it suitable to wear untucked with a pair of wide-legged pants or a pencil skirt. Or you can do as I did, and tuck it into a mini skirt: I paired my Sophia with the Mini Liesel cherry polka dot skirt from Collectif (to be reviewed soon).
The Sophia is produced in the following colourways: black, charcoal, purple, ivory, mint, red, and denim. The block colours allow for a great range of outfits, as you can pair a top with a skirt or pants featuring a print with the same colour. I’d purchase black, red and ivory first, as these colours lend themselves to a huge variety of pinup/retro outfits. Because of the fabric, it may be a little warm in the middle of a Queensland summer, but the short cap sleeves and exposed throat means it can be worn for most of the warmer months.
I highly recommend this versatile top and am looking into purchasing other colourways in the future.