strong + soft jersey top

The new print design ‘Strong + Soft’ depicts ever-growing flowers entwined with barbed wire, which is inspired by a few notable things. Pigeons settle on the tops of buildings, ones that usually have hazards like barbed wire to deter them, but they can also be found enjoying the beauty and delicacy of flowers and gentle grasses. They survive in environments that are both soft and strong. At first interaction with this print it may seem just a playful and punchy floral as the softness of the rounded petals fill the fabric; the barbed wire is noticed with more observation. In life, we see the beautiful things in people first and then realise woven through that journey are times of difficulty and resilience. Despite this, overall we can grow to be in full bloom, or at the very least learn to live alongside these challenges and darker, dangerous moments. The harmonious pairing of interlocking soft flora and strong wire represents the complexities of real life.

(available to order in short or long sleeved too, although not photographed)

They are life-long investment pieces, made to order with so much love and passion for each individual customer.

If you’ve enjoyed an elizabeth whibley rollneck before, then great news, the shape and fit is improved but won’t affect what size you will be!

We think this item looks best hugging the body; the fabric has lots of stretch so if you want the intended snug fit please select the size that is closest to your under pit over tit measurement. All rollnecks also look really cool oversized and baggy. As always, you can chose to style your way so it depends on your desired fit and look, always check the size guide and your recent measurements before purchasing . The choice of stretch fabrics in most of elizabeth whibley clothing means these clothes put comfort at the forefront of design, accommodating natural changes in weight or really yummy big dinners, it also makes the design your love have longevity in your wardrobe. It is however important we get the right size for you the first time round.

Designed, cut, sewn and packaged with love in Margate, South East England.

Please allow up to 5 weeks for your order to be ready to post especially around launch time if orders are busy! Very often it will be sooner!

elizabeth whibley is a slow fashion brand, we work as efficiently as possible and prioritise quality over speed. There is only two full-time team members. Elizabeth, Designer and Director (and everythingelser) and Katie, the incredibly talented seamstress.

Packed and posted with love in 100% paper based packaging. Please reuse or recycle this.

Tops have durable double stitching, chain stitch and overlocked interior and one interior branded label.

Printed ethically in London or North England.

For more info on the garment shapes, sizing, fabric choice please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth on

help with your size ? see the full sizing page, also discover other elizabeth whibley garment shapes

strong + soft jersey top

  • If on the very sad occasion you do not feel fabulous in your elizabeth whibley garment then items are accepted for exchange or gift voucher credit to spend at a later date. As items are made to order, cancelling orders, full refunds cannot be made 24 hours after checkout.

    elizabeth whibley ltd is not responsible for the misuse or improper care of items once they belong to you.

    If items must be returned the postage is not covered by elizabeth whibley ltd and exchange, store credit (or refund at discretion) will not be given until the item is received by elizabeth whibley. Items must be returned with the tags still on and in unworn perfect condition, this includes makeup marks and odour. Returns must be contacted and arranged a return deadline within 14 days of item arriving to your home.

    If you cut that pink paper tag off baby it's yours !!

    Please email Elizabeth asap if your size is incorrect after you’ve ordered, this miscommunication could hold up your order and the orders of others. As these items are made to order, please refrain from ordering multiple sizes, if you are unsure of your size please get in touch and check the size guide and we can work out the perfect size for you.

    Please contact directly at for faulty items and we can discuss refunds. All items are created to the highest possible standard and checked before being popped into the post for you.

    Many thanks lovely people!

  • For SS22: please see full size guide 3XS - 6XL

    Cidella wears S, on the shortest length. 5ft 7. Cidella wears an XS in stretch fabrics.

    Dodo wears 2XL. 5ft 7. Waist 38.5”, Bust 44.5”, Hips 44”. 

    Cydni wears 4XL top, 5XL bottoms. 5ft 7. Waist 52”, Bust 57” Hips 57.5”