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Apple shapes: tops to wear with skinnies?

(120 Posts)
hunans Fri 10-Feb-17 18:51:08

I have decent legs but a thick waist and hips. I need some new tops which are slightly longer in length (i.e don't finish on my hips) and not fitted but not shapeless. To be worn with my faithful black skinnies.

Any inspiration?

Thanks muchly flowers

Cindbelly Fri 10-Feb-17 19:01:31

I don't have any tips but this morning I emptied out my entire wardrobe looking for a top like this. I don't own one and I know I don't so I've no idea why I carried on trashing the room looking
So I'm following with interest as I've got a similar body shape

hunans Fri 10-Feb-17 19:08:06

Glad it's not just me! (Also sorry to hear you're having this annoying issue.)

Angrybird123 Fri 10-Feb-17 19:11:15

I was in Tesco this morning and their new range seems to be sort of seventies / hippyish / cheesecloth type tops with denim jackets / jeans. Didn't have time to try on but something on those lines maybe?

Brontebiscuits Fri 10-Feb-17 19:15:18

I know you said not shapeless but I'm an apple (inverted triangle when slim!) and like a sort of relaxed batwing type top. Doesn't cling to tummy and skims. Although I also have no neck and a long torso so don't know if that makes a difference!?

hunans Fri 10-Feb-17 19:29:12

I do love a batwing.

Cindbelly Fri 10-Feb-17 20:29:22

I've never posted a link before so let's hope this works...
this is the top that I don't own I was looking for this morning

NickMyLipple Fri 10-Feb-17 20:31:33

I always look for 'longline' or 'tunic' to avoid this issue!

ArriettyClock1 Fri 10-Feb-17 20:36:04

Phase Eight is your friend. They always have a batwing, slightly long top that isn't either gathered at the bottom or massive. V flattering with a skinny trew.

hunans Fri 10-Feb-17 21:03:09

cind That link doesn't work! sad

Will try Phase Eight. Thank you.

PossibiliTea Fri 10-Feb-17 21:09:15

I'm about a size 14 and just bought these. I wear skinny jeans and swing tops or Floaty camis with cardis or jackets. Please don't be put off by the stripes they are surprisingly flattering!$ja=tsid:91443%7ccid:706309812%7cagid:40479025807%7ctid:pla-269335902159%7ccrid:177622888797%7cnw:g%7crnd:2422279971379698638%7cdvc:m%7cadp:1o16%7cmt:&pid=249692286,default,pd.html?cmpid=ppc-_-george-_-ggle-pla-_-OD34WOMENS_CLOTHING-_--_-dskwid-s92700013688825479_dm&gclid=CL7-m763htICFZIV0wod1ZAKKw

Cindbelly Fri 10-Feb-17 21:48:22

Oh no how annoying.. I copied and pasted it into the thread, any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Cindbelly Fri 10-Feb-17 21:51:22

This top a the link didn't work I will try a photo... although I'm not sure I'm that keen now I'm looking again

hunans Sat 11-Feb-17 06:15:09

They are both lovely cind. Will have a look. Thanks.

Deathraystare Sat 11-Feb-17 15:23:23

Yay! An apple shape thread!!

FWIW I have to have longish length tunics to cover my saggy tum.

user1471583707 Sat 11-Feb-17 22:01:11

Thank god there are other apples here! Was just looking st the title of the hourglass one longingly and wishing there was something for us.

Just cleared out most of my wardrobe and I literally only have one top that I like... I find summer so much easier as can wear little cardis or thin kimono type things over v beck vests.

Please apples come along and post some more tops and clothes grin

Kr1stina Sat 11-Feb-17 22:17:30

I know they are not very exciting but they are good basics. Beware, most uniqlo t shirts and tops are far too short , just past waist length

eurochick Sat 11-Feb-17 22:23:47

I can't find the actual jumper I have, but one this sort of shape works well for me with skinnies:,enGB,pd.html?dwvarr_606106Ycolor=10100&dwvarr_606106Y_size=XS&start=4&cgid=women-knitwear-outlet

GlitteryFluff Sat 11-Feb-17 22:31:39

Marking place for ideas

hunans Sat 11-Feb-17 22:32:22

Apples of mumsnet unite! grin

Brontebiscuits Sat 11-Feb-17 22:47:52

Christ, I would kill to be hourglass or pear but alas, I am what I am.

Slouchy shape in general works well for me.

Problem is have is knowing what to wear beyond skinnies- I feel I have to show off slim legs due to bulbous upper half but then risk the top heavy/silly little legs look.

GlitteryFluff Sat 11-Feb-17 22:57:47

Yes bronte! That's how I feel too

Boot cuts I feel massive though, everything feels wider and I'm very short. Skinnies work better but anything loose or baggy makes my middle look bigger whilst legs look smaller. But I don't like anything tight or too fitted. Gaaaaah

Juveniledelinquent Sat 11-Feb-17 23:02:58

I'm an apple. I like v neck tunics with sleeves, length just above my knees. Amazon have some and I've just bought one.

Juveniledelinquent Sat 11-Feb-17 23:05:32

user1471583707 Sun 12-Feb-17 09:13:05

Apples unite! I like it

Thanks for links.

Some of these tops would make me look bigger I fear. I'm really wide shouldered and big of boob too (aren't I lucky) so anything with a high front doesn't help.
V necks and scoop necks seem to work best for me but I just can't find anything in shops/online at the minute.

Also trying to move away from skinnies as I think my massive top half with them just makes me look even wider up top.

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