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    Default The old 'jeans and a nice top'

    Ok so on the rare occasion i get to go out say for a casual dinner etc.
    my standard outfit used to be 'jeans and a nice top' my collection of 'nice tops' seems to be somewhat lacking these days.

    My body shape has changed after having children and im finding it hard to fit the bill with something that feels dressy but comfortable

    Im a size 12-14 depending on brands.
    I have issues with my upper arms - even when i weighed 20kg less i still had chunky upper arms and hate the feeling of material cutting into them.

    Any suggestions of where i can find an elusive 'nice top'

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    I like jeans west for cute little tops that have a bit of embellishment and can be dressed up or down.

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    My standard uniform is 'jeans and a nice top'! I also hate showing my arms. During winter I usually go with sleeved knit tops and in summer I look for flowy fabrics. Some places I usually find nice sleeved tops are Jeans West, Sussan, Witchery, Jag, Jacqui E, Target and depending on where you live H&M and Zara.

    I've recently found some nice long sleeved tops at City Chic, though you might be too small. I'm a size 16 and I generally fit into their size Small so you might fit into Extra Small. They have lots of tops with sleeves there which is great because they are so hard to find especially in summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MayGal959 View Post
    I like jeans west for cute little tops that have a bit of embellishment and can be dressed up or down.
    My first thought was Jeans West too!! Their material is usually nice and flowy too

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    I would try Sportsgirl, jeanswest, Portmans and forever new.

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    Thanks ladies i looked at jeanswest online and found a few i like so will go try on later this week and check out a few more shops too

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    I used to be a 10-12 now I'm a 14 and flabby arms ! I hate dressing in anything that's not covering my arms at least the top third. My boobs are big and heavy and I generally feel like clothes look rubbish on me . Add to that I have a long torso .... Sigh !

    Recently I shopped on line at boomshanker. They have lovely quirky clothes . I bought a load of stuff in the sale but love their new things . I would rather have a couple of tops I like that are interesting and well made than loads of cheaper tips that go out of shape after a few wears .

    Have a look , they are an Australian brand .

    Enjoy your night out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by babynomad View Post
    I used to be a 10-12 now I'm a 14 and flabby arms ! I hate dressing in anything that's not covering my arms at least the top third. My boobs are big and heavy and I generally feel like clothes look rubbish on me . Add to that I have a long torso .... Sigh !

    Recently I shopped on line at boomshanker. They have lovely quirky clothes . I bought a load of stuff in the sale but love their new things . I would rather have a couple of tops I like that are interesting and well made than loads of cheaper tips that go out of shape after a few wears .

    Have a look , they are an Australian brand .

    Enjoy your night out .
    I just had a look at this label online as I'd never heard of it - I love the clothes. I'm making plans to go shopping on Wednesday to try some on

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I just had a look at this label online as I'd never heard of it - I love the clothes. I'm making plans to go shopping on Wednesday to try some on
    Birdsnest online stock this brand too and i'm pretty sure there is some good sales on at the moment too.

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    Bardot have some lovely cami's and I got a gorgeous silk wrap body suit not fitted on the top very flattering with jeans


 

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