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Well you need a good bra, for starters. M&S fitters are crap but the bras can be good so try on a few sizes, otherwise Bravissimo are the queens of bras for the big-boobed. Take with you a thin/smooth/tightish top which you then try on OVER each bra, to check there's no four-boob effect.
I am no style guru (sorry) but if you have great legs (long and slim) then dresses probably look ace on you. Don't try to conceal the fact that you have breasts, because they will balance out your hips and it sounds like you are actually quite hourglassy.
Totally agree, start with a couple of decent bras as any new clothes wont look great if you have poor underwear on.
My honest opinion is to get a couple of smart pairs of jeans in whichever cur suits you, I always think a dark wash looks best. Maybe get a pair which are the right length for flat shoes and a pair you can wear with a small heel to look smarter. Skinny or straight leg jeans are most "now" but if your legs are top heavy a wider bottom style of jean may suit best to balance you. Wear them with wedges for comfort and the extra bit of height will make a huge difference. Ive just bought these and although they are fairly high I would walk for miles in them they are so soft.
Ive recently discovered blazers, I like the jersey ones, they make you feel so put together, even if you are wearing just a little t shirt underneath. here are a few nice ones. I used to wear cardis all the time but cant go back now Ive bought a couple of blazers.
As mentioned I think the jeans and blazer look great for daytime with a T underneath and maybe you could get a couple of smarter blouse type tops to dress it up a little? Ive bought a few from Monsoon this week, their stuff is good quality and the sale makes it very affordable. I got this and a few other things
Also why not treat yourself to a nice dress, something versatile you could wear with a cardi and flat sandals and then dress up with heels for a night out, again Monsoon had loads in their sale this
Finally Id say get a good bag, medium sized leather in a nice colour, a couple of nice scarves and one or two bits of jewellery so that no matter what you wear you have these nice bits and bobs to brighten you up.
I love my Birkies too but they are no good for a looking smart/sophisticated, need to find something that covers your toes but has maybe a small wedge or kitten heel? what about something like espadrille this for summer?