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Please help - need a flattering long top to wear with leggings for a night out

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onlywhenyouleave Fri 04-Mar-16 09:26:46

I am a size 16-18 and an trying to find a flattering top.

I am 5ft 8 so it needs to be long and I would like it to show my boobs off (as they are good).

I can't find anything!!!! Am flexible with budget for a good find...

Artandco Fri 04-Mar-16 09:30:03

I don't think any top with leggings is good for a night out. Leggings are sports wear/ casual gardening clothes

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Fri 04-Mar-16 09:30:31

You could try short dresses, maybe?

onlywhenyouleave Fri 04-Mar-16 09:35:07

Ok, then skinny jeans/jeggings...That kind of look with heels wink

friendissues1 Fri 04-Mar-16 09:35:07

Why do you have to wear leggings? Please don't

OTheHugeManatee Fri 04-Mar-16 09:35:10

Tunic and leggings is never flattering.

Wear a nice dress with some tights. Job done grin

mrsmortis Fri 04-Mar-16 09:37:13

Something like this?

It's a shirt so you could wear it as open as you like.

onlywhenyouleave Fri 04-Mar-16 09:37:38

I wear dresses with tights for work everyday plus it is a casual event so a dress would be OTT. I also have issues with footwear with tights.

Wish I had never asked now hmm

PrimalLass Fri 04-Mar-16 09:45:56

I have this in black and blue (the blue is not quite as shown on screen). Size down, it is very generous.

onlywhenyouleave Fri 04-Mar-16 09:57:15

primal that is lovely, how long is it?

FauxFox Fri 04-Mar-16 10:10:22

red Wallis
black River Island
orange Wallis
blue bardot DP
olive cold-shoulder
black and white shirt

PrimalLass Fri 04-Mar-16 10:40:05

I'm 5'5 and it covers my bum.

onlywhenyouleave Fri 04-Mar-16 11:35:02

Thanks smile

Like some of those faux, will investigate further.

misspym Fri 04-Mar-16 13:51:56

Did you look at Mint Velvet? I am the same size as you but shorter and I like MV tops over jeggings/skinny jeans for going out.

Also would highly recommend these jeans here I have high waisted black skinnies from here and they are amazing. As comfortable as leggings.

misspym Fri 04-Mar-16 13:53:28

I like the black RI top best of FauxFox's suggestions and also the olive coloured one.

misspym Fri 04-Mar-16 13:57:08


misspym Fri 04-Mar-16 13:58:58

and 4

Don't really fit the boob flattering brief but lovely tops.

Rubberduck2 Fri 04-Mar-16 14:05:04

Joe Browns clothes.. Google it (sorry don't know how to do links on phone). In most of the catalogues and debenhams. I have big thighs and all my tops are long, almost tunic style, and the clothes joe Browns do are really gorgeous. I had the same problem as was looking for tips for my holiday a few weeks ago and I was really pleased with what I found. They fit nicely as well. HTH.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 04-Mar-16 14:59:49

Leggings/jeggings + long top is fine (actually better than fine) . I'd feel much happier in that than a dress any day.

Just make sure they're not see through and no problem.

And all bar one of those links are legging/jegging. Take them out and shoot them eh? hmm

polyhymnia Fri 04-Mar-16 15:09:15

Have to agree with those who think leggings are basically casual or sports wear and don't go with a 'nice' top. Dark skinnid are fine, as can be really good quality, well cut jeggings with a bit of substance.

Really like the 1 and 2 MV tops posted, which look classy.
Unlike, IMO, anything from Joe Brown's.
Have seen that M and S one in store and thought that 1 it looked a bit frumpy and 2 it reminded me of a beach cover up. But perhaps that's just me.

polyhymnia Fri 04-Mar-16 15:10:05


misspym Fri 04-Mar-16 15:25:30

Some nice tops here too gray&willow

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