This post is part of a personal blog project to Find My Style. Please read the first post for an overview of what I’m trying to do and what kinds of comments I’d like. Thanks.
Stuff I like about it:
- gathering just below the V-neck
- loose, which is important in hot weather
Stuff I already knew was not ideal
- cap sleeves
Stuff I notice from the process of photographing myself in it
- That pattern is NOT helping. I’m not sure whether the a-line shape is obscuring my waist-line or not because those dark blue lines are attracting a lot of attention. I’m not sure I hate it but I’m not sure it’s ideal either.
- I do like this length.
I like the effect of the gathers at the bust. And of the decoration. I do like a v-neck and that’s a good depth.
The sleeves are really not falling at the right place. Better lengths to be explored with other items but I think a short sleeve falling about level with my bust would be better.
I then tried it with a navy cardigan I often wear with this top and realized that I need to stop pairing that cardigan with this top. The cardigan either obscures my shape altogether (if left open) or interacts in very strange ways with those solid blue stripes.
Conclusions: A top this style with a different sleeve would be a good choice for me but I need to experiment with different fabric without such strong diagonal lines.