M&Co September 2015

In this post there are several really flattering tops which I tried on with this autumn’s must-have item, the A-line cord skirt. This one is from M&Co in a gorgeous shade of aubergine (also available in chocolate brown and black):

Sleeveless Tie Front Blouse, Ivory (also available in navy), Product No:  1180193

 Verdict: Lovely lightweight fabric drapes beautifully over a flat chest, and the bow adds understate decoration.

Sleeveless Wrap Front Top, Product No: 11178814  
 Verdict: Pleats at the shoulders mean the fabric flows flatteringly over the chest and tummy (especially if worn loose rather than tucked in as I have done here).

 Button Front Stripe Jersey Top,, Product No: 10224353

 Verdict: The plain button placket detail against the striped pattern creates the illusion of shape. I think this would hang better in the correct size (they only had a size 14 on the rail, and I am somewhere between a size 10 and 12).

Sleeveless Wrap Top, Product No: 1943618   
 Verdict: Gorgeous colour  fabric which drapes in a wrapover design to add volume.
Double Layer Chiffon Top; Product No: 1943324

 Verdict: Size 8 was the closest I could find to my size in store however, due to the floaty style, it fitted nicely. I have worn this with the base layer tucked in and the split layer worn loose; if you are self conscious of your tummy then this would look lovely (in the correct size) worn loose with jeans or trousers.

 Printed Gathered  Front Jersey Top,Prroduct No: 1178547  
 Verdict: The gathered waist and spot pattern create lots of movement.
 Wrap Over Jumper in Blackbberry (lso available in Teal), Product No: 1177605  (worn over a white vest I grabbed off the sale rail!)  
 Verdict: Perfect for effortless  layering. Gorgeous colour and lovely soft lightweight knitted fabric which drapes  beautifully across a flat chest (even in a snug size 10!).
 Roll Sleeve Wrap Front  Top in Orange (also available in Ivory) Product No:  1178725  
 Verdict: The soft draping chiffon fabric  hangs beautifully from the collar. Again, I had to try this on a bigger size so it looks a little voluminous across the chest; in the correct size I think the wrap front would be even more flattering.
 Petite Floral Print Dress, Product No: 1942794   
 Verdict: Pleated neckline creates movement across the chest and the bold pattern would work well if you have had a unilateral mastectomy.
Jacquard Ponte Fit and Flare Dress, Product No: 1223186   
 Verdict: If you look at the photos of this dress on the M&Co website you will see that the top of the skater style skirt should flare out from just below the bust; without breasts it hangs lower, at waist height, with the bottom of the bodice tucking under my sticky-out ribs! I think this would work for you if you have a straight bodyshape.