In a quest to find a new special occasion dress to wear to a friend’s wedding – I made a big order from Bravissimo. Since I was already paying shipping charges I decided to throw in two shirts to try on. The box arrived quickly and the contents were wrapped beautifully in tissue paper.
I first tried on a black knit shirt in size US 14 RSC that was on sale with shirring in the stomach area and a decorative gold zipper. The knit fabric is on the thinner side making this definitely not a winter top. This is a long shirt and might be approaching tunic length on petite ladies. I like this shirt, it fits well and the style goes with the general aesthetic of my wardrobe. Ultimately, I chose to send this shirt back because I just don’t need another black shirt. I have a lot of black clothes, I mean a lot a lot.
Next, I tried on a pink cami top in size US 14 SC (this also comes in cream, blue, green, black and orange-red). This top wasn’t for me! It’s cut on the bias and pulls on over the head. The bias cut means it is not as close fitting as most clothing from Bravissimo. This would work great under a blazer or suit jacket or with jeans or leggings if you like a looser fitting garment. The straps are wide enough to cover bra straps. I am actively working to add color to my wardrobe and as beautiful as this pink top is – odds are good I wouldn’t wear it much.
The tops may have gone back – but it was a tough decision on what to keep to wear to my friend’s wedding. Look for the outfit I chose in a future blog post!
For reference my measurements are 48-40-46 and I’m 5’7.
Have any of you found a great bust-friendly top lately?