Welcome to The Great Try-On. With spring well and truly in the air, we seized the opportunity to try on some of the best new-in pieces from some of your favourite brands, documenting the process along the way. We believe that the best way to shop online is to see an item IRL and to read candid reviews, so we hope that this leads you to your most successful purchases of the year.
It’s been exciting to see how Topshop has evolved since being bought out by ASOS in 2021. One of the biggest changes has been the expansion of sizing. It has been six months since Topshop finally became available in plus sizes, and it’s clear that the brand is trying to fill a gap in the market. Its pieces feel more grown-up, cleaner and more premium than much of what is currently on offer over size 18, and it feels as though this new iteration of Topshop is going to be the place I go for good wardrobe basics and statement pieces.
As soon as the extended size range launched last September, I bought its bold orange faux-leather trench coat. I was won over by the super-soft and extremely realistic faux leather, and it’s been my main winter coat ever since. After this impressive start, I’ve been looking forward to seeing what styles it would have in store for us this spring. Excitingly, Who What Wear have called upon me to try out a wide selection of new Topshop pieces as part of this season’s Great Try-On. Read on for my Topshop test-drive as a size 24.