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Where can I find some flattering scoop neck tops

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tattycoram Wed 07-Oct-09 21:30:50

for wearing with skirts and work trousers. Need to not cling to my tummy.

mrspink27 Wed 07-Oct-09 22:11:30

Gap had some quite good tops like this, and also white stuff.

brokenspacebar Thu 08-Oct-09 10:15:20

I like H&M for layering, so they might not be right for you, I always wear them under a cardigan/jumper/dress. Zara? Monsoon (always good for not tight fitting tops, that skim, imho), Laura Ashley, maybe and M&S.

tattycoram Thu 08-Oct-09 10:57:44

Yes, I've got some great ones from H&M but no way could I wear them without something else on top. Will check out Monsoon/Laura Ashley. Have tried Uniqlo, but again too tight.

HalloweenIsSofaKingScary Thu 08-Oct-09 13:11:09

I got some from a little boutique called Tesco grin Absolutely fine with nothing over them and I've found they don't cling too much.

Boden's scoop necks are good too, but many more £ than Tesco.

PVish Thu 08-Oct-09 13:14:39

no lycra then?

Pollyanna Thu 08-Oct-09 13:36:17

have you tried Kew?

janeite Thu 08-Oct-09 17:46:06

M&S Limited Collection ones are v good, although I'd recommend you size up one. The Gap ones go out of shape on the neck v quickly - mine are now unwearable as they have become almost boat-necked and reveal too much shoulder.

BikeRunSki Thu 08-Oct-09 20:47:32

After much recent research over the last 6 months or so, resulting in many dissapointing purchases and returns:

Tesco - short and go out of shape

H&M - nice colours, long in body but thin and flimsy, but would be good for layering. Bit hit and miss on finding them.

M&S Limited collection - short in body, bit clingy.

M&S mainstream shop - horrid fabric

Gap - cheap, nasty, flimsy, out of shape in one wash, shrink, just horrid, horrid dishrags

Boden - long in body, many colours, wash well, nice thick jersey fabric. Well worth the cash, worth splashing out one, my fave.

Primark - Have one, with slightly puffed shoulders. Really like it, very thin fabric, but great for layering. Surprisingly un-rubbish for £2.50 - better than Gap at a tenner.

Hawkshead - not very scoopy, despite what the tops might call themsleves. Short body, but nice fabric. (Actually it was my mum who bought these, not me). Bit baggy and shapeless.

blithedance Thu 08-Oct-09 21:45:00

I have been pondering the same thing and looking at the plainer colours of Boden scoop necks. The velvet trim ones do look worryingly low though - don't want to be giving my colleagues too much of an eyeful in meetings.

BRS exactly which Boden scoop neck tops do you favour?

BikeRunSki Thu 08-Oct-09 22:36:17

Hi Blithe

I have two plain jersey scoop necks from S/S this year - a white one and a navy/white breton striped one. Have stood up to wash and wear and weaning (DS not me!) and sticky hand prints and scrubbing with Vanish very well! I mostly wear these with jeans on "Mummy Days".

I have also got two of the velvet trim ones -a purple and a black one. Only had these a week and can see me wearing them and wearing them for work and slightly-smarter-than-jeans occassions. Scoop is not too low I don't think. I am not one for wanting to get my cleavage out and it doesn't worry me. It is a nice depth, more flattering than a crew neck. I like that the kersey fabric is thick and "springy" but not clingy and hasd no lycra.

Am covetting the Boden plain scoops at Sale Time.

HTH

Lilymaid Thu 08-Oct-09 22:43:25

Have you had a look at Kettlewell Colours?

dearprudence Thu 08-Oct-09 22:51:01

I just bought this from Dorothy Perkins.

It's quite a heavy jersey, and it's a bit more scoopy than it looks here. Also it's much less clingy on the bum than the pic suggests - it's 'skimmy' rather than tight. Very flattering, actually.

dearprudence Thu 08-Oct-09 22:51:59

Oh, but it wouldn't work with skirts - too long for that.

tattycoram Fri 09-Oct-09 08:02:30

Thanks everybody. Can't really do lycra, tummy too fat. Kettlewell looks good. I did have a Boden one a year or so ago but I thought the qualty was crappy. Will try again.

monkeysmama Fri 09-Oct-09 08:13:39

Haven't read all suggestions but I have a few from White Company which are lovely, wash well & somehow don't cling to my generous mummy tummy at all! Well worth it imo.

tattycoram Fri 09-Oct-09 08:35:24

Thank you - will add to the list

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