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 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).
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.