(Closed) How much would you spend on a top?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a quality girl….if it is a top that looks awesome on you, you can see yourself wearing for years, and you LOVE go for it!  I would rather have 5 tops that meet that criteria than 20 cheaply made, unflattering tops.

Post # 5
5843 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am definitely a Quality over Quantity girl but not while I was a poor student. I think the most I’ve spent on a top is 170… but I’ve gotten a million compliments on it (and I saw Eva Longoria wearing it on Desperate Housewives haha)

Post # 6
2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’s a combination for me.  If it is something I will wear to work or wear several times I may spend a little more money for it.  However, if it is something trendy, or something I’m just going to kick around the neighborhood in, I won’t spend much.  I know me. After a few years I won’t want to wear it anymore.  So I won’t spend too much on it. Personally I wouldn’t spend $100 on a top because I have 25 or more other tops in the closet and I wouldn’t get my money’s worth out of it.  I love to shop, so I guess I have a high turnover rate regarding my clothes.  : )

ETA:  Plus, I’m a bargain shopper.  I wouldn’t even be in a store that sells $100 tops.

Post # 7
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think $100 is totally reasonable! I spend upwards of that on dresses to wear to weddings. And if you think about it… you don’t wear a dress nearly as often as a nice top. And the top is way more versitile. I don’t make a habit of spending $100 on tops, but do on occasion if it’s nice and I’ll get lots of use of it!

Post # 8
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it depends on what you can afford. I can easily pay $100.00 for a top but I would have to really love it and it would HAVE to be great quality. Usually you are paying for the label. My dad was a VP of a textile firm and I learned a lot about “quality” from him. Mostly him freaking out on my mom for allowing her to buy me certain items because even though it was expensive it was the same quality as Forever 21! I have no problem buying “cheap” items. Forever21 has some cute things and I don’t have to worry about drycleaning and red wine stains!

Post # 9
13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I definitely take quality into more consideration than quantity when buying clothes.  Personally, I don’t know that I would get enough use out of a dressy top to pay $100 for it, but if it is something you see yourself getting a lot fo use out of, go for it!

Post # 10
3563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmm…depends where it’s from and what the quality is. I’d be way more likely to spend a lot of money on a top if it’s a high end brand than like a GAP shirt. That being said, $100 for one top is stretching it for me. I’ll usually spend between 30 and 50, and I would spend up to 75 if it were really nice and I thought I would get use out of it. 

Post # 11
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I can’t afford that sort of thing right now, but if I could, I see nothing wrong with spending that kind of money IF the garment is well made, high-quality fabric, and not too trendy – in other words, if I’m sure I can wear it for years.

Post # 13
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Quality for me, but then that’s when I was single and had that sort of life. $100 is reasonable really. It depends on one’s circumstances though…

Now as I’m approaching the “What kind of maternity wear/Mommy wear do I want?” phase. It’s a whole ‘nother ballgame. I really can’t imagine spit up and the like on my dry clean clothes!  

That’s the price you pay for quality, one must know that there will be dry cleaning everytime it’s worn.

My Mom got me a top that was a few mints!, I’m pretty careful when I’m wearing that and know what to stay away from… 

I guess when it comes down to it ..it’s all circumstance and cost to the individual. 

Post # 14
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think $100 is a fair price for a top you will get a lot of use out of 

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