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Non see through white tops or tshirts for apple shape?

(6 Posts)
Maraki Thu 01-Jun-17 09:00:15

I'm struggling to find tshirts or tops that are not see through, are white and not cream/ivory, and are semi fitted.
Size 14/16, apple shape (big boobs, tummy), need some waist definition so smock tupe tops won't do. Must have V neck, or deep round neck (not high neck or crew neck), or cowl neck for blouses.
I've been looking for months, yesterday I tried on avery white item in Next and nothing worked, those that did were too thin and see through.
Am I asking the impossible? I have enough white shirts by the way, so I'm not interested in shirts.
Any suggestions or pointers gratefully received.

Crumbs1 Thu 01-Jun-17 09:03:17

Have you looked at Sainsbury's? I think their soft touch t shirts are the best around- good quality, washable without losing their shape and an assortment of colours.

ThatsNotMyMummy Thu 01-Jun-17 09:11:35

Ive thought of posting this before. I think white tops and dark jeans is a lovely look, but why do they make them see through? The best ones I've found recently are primark, they are loose round the tummy without looking like a smock. But they are see through so i wear a vest underneath.
This is the sort of thing M & s should excel at!

Maraki Thu 01-Jun-17 12:35:25

Yes, their cotton is not thick enough. A vest underneath would be too hot in the summer.

Unfortunately no Sainsburys near me.

Any white blouses around? Crepe or imitation (polyester) crepe / silk?

VintagePerfumista Thu 01-Jun-17 18:49:03

M &S basic thick cotton Ts are fab. I have about 10 all identical. Just popped some in the wash M & S Collection- I think I paid about a fiver.

Gap ones are dreadful- can only wear them in the house as they are transparent and go bobbly after one wash.

White shirts are good in Gap/H&M/Zara for high street prices.

GERTgert06 Thu 01-Jun-17 19:36:27

Watching with great interest, as I've been searching for the same thing for months, without any luck.

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