It’s officially spring in Tucson. The wind is blowing and I even spotted my first Gila Monster!
And I have to go shopping for some “basic” clothes. You know, workhorse shorts and tees that you can wear every day.
One would think, since I bother to blog about bras that I appreciate clothes and fashion – and I do. I just don’t appreciate the exhaustive shopping experience that goes with locating clothes for my particular body. This isn’t about self-hate, it’s about finding clothes locally to fit my body.
I have a few things working against me (aside from my cup size). I am undergoing a “body metamorphosis” of sorts – toning up, losing some inches, my naturally wide shape, my almost inconceivably short waist, and accompanying long rise.
I’ll stop talking and illustrate the shopping problem using some of the clothes I tried on at my local Kohl’s.
I spotted this Simply Vera Wang top and got hopeful. Note: I love Vera Wang; however, none of her tops fit my shoulders.
The only shirt I found to fit my shoulders and chest was this one. It’s a good, solid tee; however, the fabric doesn’t drape enough to show my waist. But if you’re in the market for a wide shouldered tee that can accommodate large breasts give it a whirl.
The process of roaming the store, eyeballing shoulder width, trying on and then returning to the rack. Exhausting. Repeat with shorts and pants….
I tried this skort thinking it may resolve my long rise problem (hide the wedgie), only to end up with the top of the skort at my bra band and a hand full of stiff fabric at my waist. I didn’t have to size up to fit my hips; however, I think these ran large for Dockers since I sized up in the shorts.
And I came home with this short in three colors…okay, these really aren’t bad; however, I did have to size up in them so I could breathe…which means after an hour of wear they’re a half size too large. But if you’re looking for shorts with a long rise definitely try these.
And just because I was a glutton for punishment, and because it looked like it might cover my cleavage…I tried on this very pretty dress. Of course, it was much too small in the ribcage, and the sleeves were much too narrow for my shoulders. The twist knot was literally sitting between my breasts.
Anyone out there have luck shopping this season?