I'm in dresses 95% of the time, but I do love my jeans and cute tops. When traveling and playing tourist, I always put function before fashion. You will not find me running around an unknown city in uncomfortable shoes and restrictive shapewear, no ma'am! While I was in Chicago I pulled together a relaxed tourist ensemble that worked for walking around the city and staying comfortable in the chilly riverside temperatures. I'm very picky with my tops. I have along torso, which makes shopping for tops a bit time consuming. For those looking, there's a newly launched collection of Plus Size Tops from www.bonprix.co.uk that incorporates trendy silhouettes to create fashionable but wearable seperates that work for just about any age and size.
If I'm wearing a top that's cut too short it tends to make me look a little sloppy, so I'm a stickler for tops that hit me in the right places. When I can get the right lengths, my favorite cuts are trapeze and sweetheart. If I love a top but its is too short, sometimes I'll button a cardigan over it or tuck it into a skirt and belt it.
In the photo above, I'm definitely using the jacket to account for a missing inch or two on that trapeze top, but I still felt comfortable which was the most important thing while playing tourist!
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