Review by Natasha R, Frugi Customer & Crusader
This was our first try of Frugi’s new clothes in older sizes, and this top was tested by my nearly seven year old daughter. Lovely thick organic cotton makes it hardwearing and warm for winter. It resists washing well as well as a tumble in the dryer. Glad to see that there are still buttons on the shoulders for getting over larger heads (or girls with big elaborate hairstyles) as so many brands tend to leave these out in older sizes.
The “bong tree” is very stylish and quite sophisticated, certainly not too babyish for an older child, but at the same time pretty enough to please those children still insisting on “girly” looking clothes. The tree design is applique and embroidery, not printed on, which means less wear or fading in the wash. There is a lovely pattern of embroidered silvery leaves that makes a very classy alternative to more commonplace sparkles. Matching neck and wrist lines in a patterned paler pink also add to the “prettiness” factor and mean that this top would be an easy match with many other pieces in the Frugi winter collection. “The Owl and the Pussycat” has always been a special poem in our house as I often recite it to my children at bedtime. We never knew what a bong tree might look like and this top provides us with a lovely, magical image that evokes the poem beautifully.
Sizing is generous, quality is excellent and my daughter and I both love it. A very special top.