I’m always trying to find shirt dresses or tunic length shirts that fit. At a local high street chain store called SeppÃ¤lÃ¤ today, I spotted these shirts on the Just Arrived rack, plus a long black and white striped skirt nearby. I decided to try the ensemble on and was hugely surprised by how much I loved it.
First the shirt: it has some stretch to it, being cotton elastane. The fit at the bust is so-so but decent.
Then I added the skirt. It has a nearly knee length side cut which makes it easy to walk in. The skirt is a size L, but since I was in a hurry I could not be bothered to take my jeans off so I just pulled the skirt over the jeans. This makes me wonder if I could get away with a size M skirt. The stripes are narrower at the top, but with this length shirt, the tummy effect is well hidden and it balances the look.
This ensemble is especially good for those like me with narrow hips because by adding width, the skirt makes me look more hourglassy than I really am. With the top being one color and the skirt drawing the attention to the straighter bottom half of my body, I see this as a flattering outfit.
Now I’m just wondering if the shirt is a good enough fit over the bust. It was also available in a lovely coral color which would be so lovely for spring. Hmmm… need to sleep on this!
Just remembered I’m attending an alumni / networking work event on Thusday night so decided, will get this outfit and wear it for the entire day.
Wow love it ! Off the rack shirt wow ! Love the idea of coral pics plz if u buy lol Greedy voyeur I’m a narrow hipped well getting their with weight loss hourglass never thought of stripes on lower half plus i thought it made u look taller which would be brill on me ! Thank for expanding my Horizons , makes such a difference seeing clothes on a Similar figure as your own compared to 5ft 7 & taller size 8 model , even bravissimo models are so tall and Angular, great post !
thanks Fiona! I did get the coral and the black shirts today + the skirt. Will wear the black & white outfit tomorrow and might do a spring outfit post with the coral shirt next week!