Will buying 'tall' help with big boobs?

(11 Posts)
afink Sat 16-May-15 14:54:28

Wonder if anyone knows the answer to this - I need some new basic cardigans and can't find any in the shops, yet there seem to be plenty online (so I can't try them on). I am a size 14 and only 5'4" but have huge boobs. Would it make sense to order cardigans from the tall range instead of the regular range? I find that things can be too short in the torso for me because of my norks. Any voices of experience?

AWholeLottaNosy Sat 16-May-15 14:56:51

I'm a similar shape to you, never tried ordering tall clothes before! Do you have a link to the cardis you mentioned?

afink Sat 16-May-15 15:01:40

like this in various colours - very boring but necessary:www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/product/clothing-203535/view-all-clothing-shoes-4096323/knitwear-4094336/tall-pink-cotton-cardigan-4094498?refinements=category~%5b2178730%7c2178688%5d&bi=1&ps=200

Trills Sat 16-May-15 15:02:57

Tall clothes are longer from shoulder to hem.

If they have a "waist" or gathering that should be "under the bust" you may find it's not quite at the right place though.

The'l also have longer sleeves.

MesM Sat 16-May-15 15:13:13

Expensive for the quality but is this any good?
www.bravissimo.com/m/pepperberry/#products/knitwear/cardigans/notch-neck-cardigan/poppy-red/pt214prd/

afink Sat 16-May-15 15:14:01

I can't get on with Pepperberry stuff. It's always either a bizarre fit or really crap quality for the price.

MesM Sat 16-May-15 15:20:25

Just had a look at sale and quite a few cardies in different shapes (all designed for bigger breasts)
www.bravissimo.com/m/pepperberry/#products/sale/knitwear/cardigans/bow-detail-cardigan/green/pt148grn/

MesM Sat 16-May-15 15:21:34

Ah your way ahead of me - (browser didn't update sorry)

stripytees Sat 16-May-15 16:23:40

Are you definitely wearing the right sized bra?
I used to struggle with the fit of tops but haven't had many issues after having a bra intervention and starting to wear the right size.

afink Sat 16-May-15 16:43:22

Yes, definitely wearing the right size. I get fitted at Bravissimo every year to 18 months and I regularly check my measurements with the bra intervention method so I know I'm on the right tracks when buying bras from elsewhere.

RingtheBells Sat 16-May-15 17:03:06

The DP one you linked to has three quarter sleeves so you may find it fits nicely. I think there are several colours, so probably worth ordering as returns are free and there is often free delivery if you spend £30, worth looking for a code for DP as there often is one

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