Tops & Shirts

From t-shirts to shirts and blouses to bandeaus, this page is, quite literally, the tops! Find the perfect partner to your favourite jeans, or be inspired with the tops that’ll take your pencil skirts from day to night. If you’re looking to expand your clothing collection with some new tops, come on down and check out the ones we’ve found for you…

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Five retro t-shirts you didn't know you needed

We've all seen hundreds of Disney tees, My Little Pony hoodies and Sesame Street PJs. But if you hunt around a little bit more, there are loads of far more inventive retro tees that hark back to our childhood. Here are five of... Read more »

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Jeans for Genes collaborates with London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion continues its support of Jeans for Genes by offering a t-shirt design competition. The competition was started back in 2008, and now the t-shirt has gone on to be a huge success helping to... Read more »

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Karl Lagerfeld and Lady Gaga's Uniqlo T-shirts for Japanese Red Cross

Uniqlo is stepping up its fundraising efforts in the wake of the Japanese earthquake disaster. The retailer has joined forces with Condé Nast Japan to launch a range of 10 T-shirts to help benefit the Japanese Red Cross.... Read more »

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Dolce & Gabbana want you to design a t-shirt for Kylie Minogue!

Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to create a piece of clothing for superstar! Dolce & Gabbana are putting the call out to designers, illustrators and graphic designers everywhere to create a t-shirt for... Read more »

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Cath Kidston teams up with Uniqlo for charity T-shirt range

Cath Kidston has collaborated with Uniqlo to create a range of charity T-shirts. Her quirky printed tees will help raise funds for the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP).... Read more »


Ashish is back in Topshop for January 2011

Our usual gym outfit consists of some grey tracksuit bottoms and the nearest plain vest. Pretty dull, right? So our inner workout-aholic is jumping for joy at the news that the King of luxe sportswear is back on the high... Read more »

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Erin O'Connor unveils debut fashion collection

The latest model to join the growing ranks of designer is Erin O'Connor . She has collaborated with stylist Kate Halfpenny to create the label, She Died Of Beauty . Her first capsule collection comprises of five... Read more »


Agyness Deyn's sister designs for Uniqlo!

Boy those Deyns are a talented brood! Agyness Deyn's younger sister, Emily Deyn , has turned designer for Uniqlo . The artist has created a range of tanks and T-shirts featuring Polaroid photos of her famous sis and... Read more »


Kelly Rowland, Pixie Lott and co. launch River Island's T's for Trust

Celebrities and the high street have come together once again for a good cause. Kelly Rowland, Pixie Lott, Alesha Dixon and boy band Kid British have joined forces with River Island to promote their exclusive... Read more »


Christopher Kane's gorilla T-shirt line now available at My-wardrobe.com

Those gorilla-prints that have sent celebs such as Rihanna into a frenzy lately are now available at My-wardrobe.com . Designed by Christopher Kane, the animal prints have been adapted into T-shirts from his... Read more »


CQ First: Emma Cook's new animal-inspired Topshop range

Thankfully whispers last month of her early demise from the industry turned out to be just that. Emma Cook is clearly still going strong, as proved by latest range for Topshop . African animals and woodland... Read more »

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Susie Bubble joins the ranks of bloggers making t-shirts

We recently showcased blogger t-shirts from Kingdom of Style , Tavi and others and now Susie Bubble has got a piece of the action with her very own tee. Featuring a mash up of jewels, straps and trinkets it fits... Read more »

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Celebrate St George's Day with these tees

At the Topshop Autumn/Winter 09 press day yesterday we ran into Fabsugar UK and chatted for a while about how the Union Jack is coming back, Agyness sported it at Coachella and indeed if you're going to try out the... Read more »


Get your mitts on a Manish Arora Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ T-shirt

One of CQ's favourite designers, Manish Arora , has teamed up with Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ to create a limited edition range of T-shirts. The sparkly tees feature different motifs of Indian deities Ganesh, Lakshmi and... Read more »


Bargain POTW - Dorothy Perkins coral and grey one-shoulder petal tops

Dorothy Perkins has surprised me this season with some beautiful details and shapes, particularly on tops. There's lots of embellishment, draped silk and asymmetric shapes, with items that owe a lot to designers like... Read more »

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Summer tops in high impact silk from Browns and Topshop

Click image to enlarge Summer isn't anywhere near being here but these bright tops should put a jolt through your wardrobe. Silk is one of the best fabrics for colour saturation, which is why all these tops have... Read more »


Bah humbug! Black and white stripes get interesting for Spring

Forget classic horizontal stripes. This season things are getting a bit more interesting. I love the way high street stores have taken black and white humbug stripes and made them far more exciting with some clever... Read more »


Whistles Spring / Summer 2009 gets younger, funkier and cheaper

Last week I took a trip to Whistles HQ for a look at their Summer collection. It plays to the strengths of the brand, with lots of silk sheaths, beautiful fabrics and subtle details, but you'll also be glad to know it... Read more »


Pick up a £9.99 Stella McCartney T-shirt for Comic Relief - just like Keira Knightley!

Stars including Keira Knightley (pictured above), Claudia Schiffer and Gwyneth Paltrow have jumped on board to help promote their pal, Stella McCartney , and her latest charity venture. The British designer has... Read more »

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Balenciaga tshirt by Brian Lichtenberg

Click to enlarge Brian Lichtenberg , the man responsible for the RIP YSL t-shirt has another fashion fabulous creation up his (t-shirt) sleeve. This confection is a mishmash of Balenciaga heels, including... Read more »


Grab a formalwear bargain in Coast's mid-season sale

It's the time of year that Coast comes into its own. I've always considered the brand - which specialises in eveningwear - as the stallwart for posh parties and Summer weddings, and with a mid-season sale in full swing, now... Read more »

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Rag & Bone vs. Topshop: tie-front shirts

Click image to enlarge, full product details after the jump Tie-neck shirt are making a comeback they've been spotted on Janelle Monae and all over the high street. Rag & Bone 's grey tie is a beautiful example, the... Read more »

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Motel Rocks Swan tee

There is nothing that says laidback glam more than Motel Rock's Swan t-shirt, the bright coral colour is très flattering and the sequinned swan appliqué owes more than a hint of a debt to Eastenders' Pat butcher. Wear it... Read more »


Principles take on the designers with some inspired pieces

I'm all about the unexpected shopping destinations this week, and my latest secret is Principles. No longer just a shopping destination for middle class mums, their two colour dress looks like it could have come straight... Read more »


Topshop go all Katy Perry with their checked playsuit

It's pieces like this that make me wish I actually had the willpower to go to the gym daily and eat nothing but rabbit food. Like the bastard lovechild of Katy Perry and Roland Mouret, Topshop's checked playsuit (£45) has... Read more »

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Dorothy Perkins horse print t-shirt

I'm in love with Dorothy Perkins' horse t-shirt , the speckled spray print is a nod to Maison Martin Margiela 's SS 07 catwalk show and their airbrush retro print tees without being too obviously referential. It's a total... Read more »


Sequinned heart ribbon back vest = DIY project waiting to happen!

Ack. So I'm supposed to be getting out of my style rut of wearing oversized tanks, skinny jeans and boots and trying out something new, but it's quite hard to do when I keep coming across new jeans I want and cool vest... Read more »


Lazy Oaf tees and sweatshirts - are you ready for a cute overload?

Hidden away in one of my favourite London shopping areas - Kingly Court in the Carnaby district - is the Lazy Oaf shop, one of those quirky, bright coloured t-shirt emporiums that ups the cuteness factor even more with big... Read more »