The blouse fits almost right in the chest, but seems too big at the abdomen and waist. And from a side view, it fits just right (or more appropriately, "wrong") to accentuate every extra ounce of my weight, and makes me look lots heavier - if not outright pregnant. For someone my age, being pregnant would be a challenge, even if they had the correct organs!
Below is the red-and-black animal print skirt I bought the blouse to accompany...and color-wise, it works fine. But the blouse's fit is definitely an issue. The problem just doesn't show up as much with previous pictures (while wearing my white skort.) And before you ask, no, the blouse is not marked "maternity." Nor was it on a "maternity" rack...nor are there any missing or cut-off tags!
See what I mean about the fit?
For some reason, these issues didn't show up in the mirror in the fitting room. Nor was it a front-and-back mirror. Fortunately, the camera tells no lies...LOL!
Anyone willing to chip in an opinion? I'd be grateful... If the blouse isn't going to work, no harm no foul. I'll donate it back to charity, and maybe it will fit another lady better!
Thanks in advance for any opinions...
PS: I guess I'd better continue my blouse search (in the other half of the mall), and keep looking on-line!