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Any 'in betweeners'? What tops do you wear and where do you buy them?

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EuropeanSpoon Tue 08-Mar-16 09:43:47

I am a size 12-14 but short with big boobs and a fat tummy. I can buy clothes anywhere but nothing looks right! I'm too lumpy and dumpy for 'mainstream' fashion but 'plus size' styles drown me. I see loads of stylish women but they are either slim or bigger than me.
I always had a small waist before kids and am lost without it! Any ideas?

AugustRose Tue 08-Mar-16 10:21:09

Watching with interest, I am a similar shape and struggle with most tops. Standard fitted clothes don't close across the chest and plus sizes make me look like I have no waist at all.

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Tue 08-Mar-16 10:22:58

Place marking as this describes me too but I have no ideas.

misspym Tue 08-Mar-16 10:30:15

For bigger boobs how about Pepperberry?

EuropeanSpoon Tue 08-Mar-16 16:05:08

I have looked at pepper berry before but it's not my cup of tea and to be honest my fat middle means I probably don't need special boob tops!
I like all saints-ish kind of stuff, but never find anything I like in there. I sometimes find Vivienne Westwood stuff on eBay which works quite well, sort of drapey but not baggy iyswim. Mainly I wear old band t shirts with skinnies, my legs aren't amazing but at least it minimises my overall size!
I think I need to lose 2 stone really sad

EuropeanSpoon Tue 08-Mar-16 16:07:02

Ooh dunno if this would work if you were average height or taller but if you size down in drapey stuff sometimes it actually looks better. Oh for the days when I just wore something tight!

CoolToned Tue 08-Mar-16 19:29:47

I'm an in-betweened. Size 14. But with fried eggs for boobs, linebacker shoulder, no waist, big tummy, and thankfully long lean legs. My upper half looks like it belongs to a chubby boy. Even when I was plus-size, plus-sized clothes (made for curvy, big-boobed girls) never looked good for me.

CoolToned Tue 08-Mar-16 19:35:32

Sorry typo, meant in-betweenie smile

chanie44 Tue 08-Mar-16 21:26:59

I'm short with big boobs, a tummy and broad shoulders.

I wear lots of stretchy Jersey tops. They aren't very exciting, but my boobs mean that many tips don't fit.

bluesbaby Tue 08-Mar-16 21:33:34

Tank tops with plaid shirts buttoned over, but top 2/3 buttons undone.

I'm a bit chubby at the moment. Well, I'm always a bit chubby, but bigger than usual. My tummy is a little bit wobbly too and this just cinches me in a bit if the shirt fits right. Minimises huge boobs a big too, tank top is good for coverage but opening the top buttons really helps with elongating the neckline (I'm very short too).

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