I am looking for higher-end women's t-shirts that drape beautifully and fit great. Where do I find them? A surprising number of details and preferences and constraints inside!
My details: I'm a little overweight and rock 36dds. I like curvey, form fitting t-shirts that drape nicely and don't make me look like either a sausage or SpongeBob Squarepants. I want to look like neither of those.
-If they're too tight, I look grotesque. I keep thinking of 'mutton dressed as lamb'.
-If they're too loose and boxy, I look matronly.
-I like to show a little
cleavage or skin- if they're too close to my neck I look like I have a meatloaf on my chest. V-necks are okay, wide low necks are very nice, I find boat necks weird.
-I like my curves and being female and am not trying to hide or disguise anything.
-I do not wear Spanx and like very much to be comfortable. I don't like stiff 100% cotton. I've found mixes of materials feel best.
-I want to look like a grown up, not a fourteen year old skater kid. Do they still have skater kids? I don't know. Because I am old.
-Because of the boobs, it's helpful if they're on the long side, otherwise they inconveniently ride up.
-Because of the boobs, I have to buy large. This makes the female-form fitting part particularly important, so I don't look like I'm wearing a man's t-shirt.
In the past, I've liked Land's End (they did form fitting t's for a while, I'm not sure if they still do) and Banana Republic. The Land's Ends are a little
more casual/'day in the garden' than what I'm looking for. The material from Banana Republic feels nice but as far as I can tell is no better quality than t-shirts from Target.
There are a couple of examples here
of what I'm looking for--however, $140 for a single t-shirt gives me the heebie jeebies. However, perhaps that's just what it takes.
Have you found any awesome t-shirts for grown ups that feel fantastic the outside and make you feel fantastic on the inside? Please share!