For Black Friday last year, Her Universe held a sale on their entire range of Star Wars apparel – including the newly released Episode 7 items. I was eager to grab my favourites from the new range – which of course included this Galaxy Rey chiffon tee. Usually priced at US$35.00, I paid US$25.00 during the sale – it is still in stock at Her Universe in sizes XS, M to 2XL.
The white dolman-style women’s t-shirt features a front print of Rey and the Star Wars logo, in a pink and purple toned galaxy print. The print is pinker/lighter at the top, darkening with more purple tones through to black at the bottom. The back of the t-shirt has a vertical seam, with a chiffon insert panel in a matching pink and purple toned galaxy design. The back insert design feature was also used in the earlier Her Universe ‘Try Not’ Triangle tee, and I’m really happy to see it used on a Rey themed tee as well. I love a top with a point of interest on the back – the lower edge placement means it’s still visible when wearing your hair down (well, depending on your hair length). Chiffon is a see-through fabric, but the insert finishes below bra-strap height, so it’s not too revealing.
I bought mine in size small – it measures approximately 46cm across the chest (underarm to underarm), and 57cm from front neckline to front hem. This is definitely more of a loose fit style top – when I purchased mine, the smallest size was S, but it is also now stocked in size XS. A little frustrating, as I would have waited to buy it in XS if they had mentioned more sizes would be added. Anyway, I was able to buy it on sale (always a bonus), and the dolman-style sleeves means this cut is easier to alter smaller at the sides if desired.
I know some women dislike pink used in apparel, but I embrace it, it stands out – so many items look just like men’s apparel. This one sings loud and proud that it’s a women’s top featuring a female character – I just adore it. The colours are darker in person than they appear on the Her Universe website, which helps the details of Rey’s face stand out more against the white. If pink really isn’t your thing but you need more Rey in your wardrobe, then I would recommend the Rey Resistance baseball tee also available from Her Universe (read my review here). I *needed* this top – pink and Rey on the same top? Instant wardrobe staple for me! 🙂