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Fueledwithfairydustandgin Sat 14-Oct-17 16:22:30

It's nearly my birthday and I would like to get some new tops but I really don't know what to get. I'm 32, 5'3, size 8, big boobs, not the best tummy. I struggle with smart casual. Things to wear going out for a meal because that's about as exciting as I get. I find I either have sweaters or Bretons so never have anything nicer to wear.

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Sat 14-Oct-17 22:34:42

Any suggestions

nothanksbyenow Sat 14-Oct-17 22:41:18

No suggestions for tops as I struggle too, but in general I find dresses easier for smartening up. You don’t have to wear heels with a dress; you can rock boots or flats.

Nettletheelf Sat 14-Oct-17 23:01:03

Have you got good arms? Determines ideal sleeve length of tops!

PNGirl Sat 14-Oct-17 23:01:14

I don't think you can go wrong with a black blouse or shirt. I often wear one with black skinnies and boots. These are just suggestions for shapes rather than the actual garments necessarily:

Matalan

www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_33678+12561810_-1Debenhams

Poppyfields21 Sat 14-Oct-17 23:07:54

What about these:

www.newlook.com/uk/womens/clothing/tops/black-beaded-choker-neck-bell-sleeve-top/p/548888701?extcam=UK_PPC_PLA_5488903_CR_153555276134_DV_m&tmcampid=155&tmad=c&tmplaceref=UK_PPC_PLA_5488903_CR_153555276134_DV_m&CAWELAID=120310300000800170&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=36341917158&CATCI=aud-276379132979:pla-285795217329&gclid=CjwKCAjw64bPBRApEiwAJhG-fukqkaZpElB-PeDG9y1OkDW3gh_cCS_rtFPLMnJcF3OxTpk0RNpCsBoCbKgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

www.matalan.co.uk/product/detail/s2661462_c327/choker-blouse-burgundy?gclid=CjwKCAjw64bPBRApEiwAJhG-fufdViIBcBpprpC9Wm0GtRF7aA10zOXpVhoHYHHk1ZByaFhQBP12vxoCe0wQAvD_BwE

The choker and flared sleeve trend seems to be going strong! I always find H&M has lots of good tips for evening wear and at a good price but I am also chesty so I don’t let the label size bother me (H&M don’t seem to know boobs exist?!). River Island also are good as have same shape in a few colours so if you find something you like you can buy a few!

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Sun 15-Oct-17 15:24:44

Thanks. I think my arms are fine but I like to be warm so would maybe prefer long sleeves

blisterinthesun Sun 15-Oct-17 16:14:05

Blouses / shirts. Try H&M, New Look, DP if you’re ok with polyester but if you can stretch to places like Hush, & Other Stories or Oliver Bonas then they have some lovely long sleeve shirts in at the moment. Warehouse is also nice but can be a bit floral.

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