The £20 top that’s got the whole fashion world talking

You’ll never guess where it’s from

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You’ll never guess where it’s from

I love a designer treat as much as the next person, I mean who doesn’t dream of a shiny new pair of Louboutin unicorn boots? But I also can’t resist a good bargain.

Which is why I’m always keeping an eye on supermarket fashion brands for something to update my wardrobe without breaking the bank. If you ask me, they’re sorely underrated. Have you seen the Tu Graduate Fashion Week Collection? It’s insane.

And the great news is, Tu has just dropped a top that’s so good, the fashion press already can’t get enough of it, and it’s only £20.

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The Voodoo embroidered sleeve top is inspired by Eastern European folk tops and thanks to its detailed embroidery and puffy sleeves, looks SO much more expensive than it is.

People were actually shocked when I wore mine and told them where it was from, that’s how good it is. You can wear it with denim cut-offs, white palazzo trousers, black dungarees or even a maxi skirt, so it’s more versatile than you’d think.

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Shop now: Voodoo Embroidered Sleeve Top for £20 from Tu

Fashion editors and influencers have been posting loads about it on Instagram, and judging by the reviews section on the Tu website, it’s a hit with customers too.

One wrote, ‘I love this Hungarian embroidery trend and this top ticks all the boxes for me at a fraction of the price. the quality and fit are really good too.’

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Another said, ‘Bought this and absolutely love it, cool and light weight. I had so many compliments as I work in a fashion store myself, so many customers wanted to know where it was from.’

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‘I've only tried this on to check that it fits (it does!). It looks good - now I await weather warm enough to flaunt it outside,’ another wrote.

You know what to add to your shopping trolley next time you go for a food shop…

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.