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I've decided I am going to live in long, full skirts this summer. I want to lose weight, and these will be comfy and cool. I can make several for a not a lot of money.<br><br>
But I need shirts! I would like some t-shirts and some peasant shirts (or other loose, comfy shirts). Anything I wear has to be easy to take care of (because I will never, ever, ever get around to ironing it). And cool. And modest - which, according to my definition, means at least a cap sleeve, no cleavage, and no midriff showing when I raise my arms or crack showing when I bend over. I want to be covered! But I'm short (5'2") and wide hipped, so I don't want shirts so long that they hit me at the widest part of my hip and make me look even wider. I'm also wide shouldered, and currently nursing, so I'm a full D cup (43" bustline).<br><br>
And . . . I want oranges, reds, pinks, peaches, white, black, burgundy, hunter, and brown, and I don't want to spend tons of $$$$, because you know, I am going to eat healthy this summer and be active and SLIM DOWN.<br><br>
I want, I want, I want. . . .aack. this is why I end up wearing the same stuff that looks awful all the time. I get discouraged easily.<br><br>
Anybody want to help a girl out???
 

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Old Navy has some cool stuff on the cheap side. If you sign up for their mailing ads they sometimes send coupons too.<br><br>
Check out <a href="http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=55909&vid=1&pid=753118&scid=753118012" target="_blank">this</a> one.<br><br>
ANd <a href="http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=55909&vid=1&pid=730408&scid=730408052" target="_blank">this one</a>.<br><br>
They have lots of cute tee shirts too.
 

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Target has cute tees, fairly durable, in the 5-10$ range.
 

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I'm with the OP here and had the same idea for this summer. I was actually at Target last week hoping to pick up a few tee's since mine are A)looking rather blessed and B) are to tight for my liking since I've gained 20 some lbs since last summer. That said, I was horrified by Targets shirts! I could not find a single tee that did not have a low neck line. All I wanted was a normal tee shirt and there was not a single one to be found<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Are Gap Tshirts too low cut for you? They're my staple. I wear a lot of skirts and Tshirts, and Gap Ts are so easy and look good on me- not too tight, but not baggy either. They seem to last longer than Target and Old Navy Ts.
 

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I have broad shoulders and large breasts and I look better with V necks so my bff is the cami. I have not been happy with my ON purchases this year except for camis. They have a longer version that's really nice. I also got some great ones from Target that are a good length. I know the idea of another layer in summer sounds kind of blurgh but the Great Cami Discovery of '09 has really expanded my wardrobe options!
 

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Hmm, I've gotten short-sleeved crewneck tshirts at Target quite recently. Perhaps the selection varies from store to store?
 

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I used to LOVE Target for clothes - I have a long-sleeved tee I bought there probably ten years that I still wear. But lately? Ugh. Everything at my Target is low, sheer, cheap. . .<br><br>
Gap's t-shirts are cute, but they are all hitting the models around the hip. So. . . I'm thinking they would hit me at a very unflattering point. Maybe I could hem them? But then, in all honesty, they would probably sit around until NEXT summer.<br><br>
I appreciate all the help!
 

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I just got some cute T-shirts on the Old Navy clearance rack for $3.99. They have cap sleeves and a round neck above the collar. I got them in pink, orange and green.<br><br>
I wish I knew how to make my own flowy skirts! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I just came back from Walmart (I know..) anyways, if you shop there, they have basic tshirts that are not those super tight things for $4 in tons of colors. They have a high-ish v-neck (no cleavage) and a generous crew neck (just enough so it doesn't strangle you). Regular sleeves.
 

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Aargh! Really? I have been forbidden from shopping from Wal-Mart by my FIL, who owns a small-town grocery store and refers to them at the Evil Empire. . .<br><br>
My FIL is sweet and incredibly helpful. Wonder if it's worth the risk???<br><br>
(I'm just kidding. He wouldn't actually say anything, it's all internal guilt).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just came back from Walmart (I know..) anyways, if you shop there, they have basic tshirts that are not those super tight things for $4 in tons of colors. They have a high-ish v-neck (no cleavage) and a generous crew neck (just enough so it doesn't strangle you). Regular sleeves.</div>
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Hate to say it but Walmart has some nicer plain tees (hanes and another brand) that are pretty durable. I live in solid colored tees almost all yr long and find it a struggle to find things that are not all patterned or revealing or sheer (errr....target and old navy) plus I really like solids so that i can match them more easily with bottoms.<br><br>
JCpenny also has some nicer (slightly thicker) tees but they are a litte more pricey (like 15-20 a piece) but have more details on them like stiching or embroidery or what not.
 

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I had another thought. I bought a couple of cute crewneck Tshirts at Kohls last summer. I forgot about them due to the fact that I rarely wear them because they're too high cut for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
As for Tshirts being too long, for it depends not only on the length, but the fit through the tummy. Some shirts bunch up (in a good way), rather than hanging long. I think you have to try it on before you'll know.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Aargh! Really? I have been forbidden from shopping from Wal-Mart by my FIL, who owns a small-town grocery store and refers to them at the Evil Empire. . .<br><br>
My FIL is sweet and incredibly helpful. Wonder if it's worth the risk???<br><br>
(I'm just kidding. He wouldn't actually say anything, it's all internal guilt).</div>
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Hee hee... we call Target the Evil Empire.
 
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