Talk

Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

It feels like I need a body

(14 Posts)
AddToBasket Sat 31-Jan-15 17:03:39

I've got to find something stylish to go under suit jackets now separate seem to be more fashionable. All shirts look crap on me: bust pops out, waist obliterated etc. So I was thinking about looking for bodies. The problem is they don't seem to have been in circulation since 1998. Well, about four years ago I saw a gorgeous silk cowl neck on by Donna Karen. Price £1800. But that's it.

Any advice? Has anyone see anything that might work as a smooth, non-bulky alternative to a shirt? Non-bulky is definitely important...

southeastastra Sat 31-Jan-15 17:07:28

there's quite a few about, maybe this one? i got one from Next last year, though they are a little short forme.

Talisin Sat 31-Jan-15 17:27:16

Wolford do lots of different ones but they are extortionate (last forever though).

AddToBasket Sat 31-Jan-15 17:35:22

That's exactly the sort of thing, thanks. Big shame that's not in more colours. The ideal would have a sort of shirt collar too.

TheRealMaryMillington Sat 31-Jan-15 17:40:30

Me and em do these layering shirts that are kind of bodies without the underneath/babygro bit

jersey

Not tried them but might be worth a try

Talisin Sat 31-Jan-15 18:06:45

Boohoo has loads. Most are, um, unsuitable for a work enviroment but there are a few that look promising.

StatisticallyChallenged Sat 31-Jan-15 18:53:39

Not a body, but for shirts check out pepperberry, biubiu and urkye. They all do shirts which have extra boob room. Pepperberry for example does Curvy, really curvy and super curvy (and sometimes super duper curvy) - so if you had for example a size 12 waist, but 32HH boobs you'd probably buy a 12 Super Curvy instead of having to buy a 16 in a normal shop and it being like a tent everywhere else!

AddToBasket Sat 31-Jan-15 19:46:18

I'll have a look, thanks!

LackingCommonSense Sun 01-Feb-15 09:44:49

Jojo do them I think. They're supposed to be suitable to wear at all stages of pregnancy and beyond..

LackingCommonSense Sun 01-Feb-15 09:58:13

Ah not body suits, they're wrap around tops!

HappyGirlNow Sun 01-Feb-15 12:03:46

Why does it need to be a body? Why not just get some nice tops without buttons to tuck into your trousers/skirts? confused

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 01-Feb-15 14:09:14

Agree with Happy - I just wear slim fitting long sleeve t-shirts with a skirt suit. This sort of thing except mine have slightly higher necks

Lucked Sun 01-Feb-15 14:32:09

Shirt variety here but gaping buttons would still be an issue. There are some other style and makes at the bottom of the page.

PrimroseEverdeen Sun 01-Feb-15 21:36:08

Victoria's Secret do nice bodies in their workwear clothing range. Have a look at their clothing online.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: