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Mother: I want to talk about t-shirts, and I want to know how in the world you find a t-shirt that fits correctly? Two things got me thinking about t-shirts. The first was a blog that I subscribe to called Fabulous after 40. Deborah who writes the blog was discussing striped t-shirts for spring and how to wear them. The second and in my opinion the most important thing that got me thinking about t-shirts were two ladies who rode on the elevator with us today. They both looked great in their t-shirts neither were model thin but their shirts fit perfectly.
Now Deborah was showing just striped t-shirts with floral skirts, utility vests, jackets, jeans you know all the usual ways to wear a t-shirt. All very nice looks if I may say so. Now the ladies in the elevator were on their way to New Orleans and had on graphic t-shirts with jeans. My problem isn’t what to wear a t-shirt with it is how do you find one that fits?
This is just another reason we aren’t fashion bloggers. Don’t get me wrong I have dozens of t-shirts just none of them fit well. It doesn’t matter how little or how much I pay for t-shirts they never fit well enough to wear in public. Is there some secret that other women have about t-shirts that I am not privy? Blogs that I visit, friends people on the street all seem to manage to wear t-shirts that fit and look great why can’t I?
Where do I start on my t-shirt issues? Of course, I should put in here somewhere that I am of a certain age, have sloppy shoulders and some belly. Length of the tee itself and length of sleeves is as good a place as any. If I get a tee that fits through the bust and isn’t so tight it shows my back fat most of the time the shirt comes down so long it is almost a tunic. Then finding sleeves that I like is hard. I don’t care for cap sleeves or extended cap sleeves. A normal sleeve that comes either to my elbow or almost to the elbow is all I want. Fabric causes problems because I don’t want any of that burnout fabric that is see through. But if I get a 100% cotton the tee is only good for one or two washings before it stretches out and looks like a rag. The lady at Chico’s assured me that their shirts would not stretch out and I have three shirts I sleep in that prove her wrong.
This issue with t-shirts has been going on for me for years. I am always altering my tees. Who in the world ever heard of alterations on a t-shirt? Thank goodness altering is something I can do myself because I would hate to have to pay to have it done. Does anyone have any thoughts suggestions or recommendations? T-shirt weather is right around the corner so it would be great to nip the problem in the bud before it starts.
Until next time.