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Clothes I wish I could wear but definitely shouldn’t

Fashion is so fast paced, it’s really difficult to keep up with what’s in style and what’s not. I never buy clothes just because they’re in trend at that moment, I buy them because I like them and they suit me. But unfortunately there’s tons of cute clothes that will never suit me, no matter how much I wish they would.


I have tons of Maroon 5 t-shirts that I absolutely love. They’re really comfortable and soft but unfortunately they’re not very flattering. I can’t remember the last time I wore one. They make me look three sizes bigger than what I actually am, and that’s not how anyone wants to look!

Flared trousers

This one’s a strange one but with 70’s style back in fashion it’s relevant. I tried a pair on once in New Look and instantly regretted it. I don’t know whether I just wasn’t tall enough to pull them off but they looked awful and were miles too long. Safe to say I won’t bother trying them again.

Dropped waist dresses

I feel very passionate about this particular type of dress because I literally hate them. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve spotted a pretty patterned dress only to discover it has a dropped waist. They’re just so unflattering on my body!

Button up shirts

I do own a couple of button up shirts but believe me, I would own more if I could. Unfortunately I was cursed with big boobs so most button up shirts just don’t work for me. They usually gape open which isn’t ideal and certainly not very attractive.


Dungarees are something I’ll always try on if I see them in a store, just because I hope one day I might find a pair that actually look nice. Sadly they always emphasize my tummy area which is the last thing I want to emphasize so I’m yet to find the pair for me.

High necklines

Also because of my boob issues, I avoid high necklines at all costs. I don’t know why or how but when something has a high neckline it just makes my boobs look three cup sizes bigger than what they actually are. When my boobs are massive to begin with that’s something I really don’t want!

Patterned trousers

There’s just something about patterned trousers. It depends on the pattern, some are worse than others, but they have the power to make my already enormous bum look even bigger! I don’t even bother trying them on any more because I just know I’ll never find that perfect pair.

Let me know in the comments which clothes you wish you could wear but that just don’t suit you. Also I’d be interested to know if you own any of the clothes that don’t suit me. Everyone’s different after all!

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  • Reply
    Katie Hodgkinson
    April 27, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    This was actually so original – I love it! I always wanted high waisted shorts but was never happy with any I tried on because of my tummy but I eventually found a pair that fitted perfectly so that was good. But personally I feel you can customise anything to make it look good for your body shape even though you may think it won’t suit you, also a lot of things are to do with confidence as well I feel as I would never wear a pair of patterned trousers because I don’t have the balls to wear them if you know what I mean.


    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      April 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      I agree with you Katie, I think confidence is key. Most of the clothes I’ve listed probably don’t even look that bad on me, it’s just how I feel in them.

  • Reply
    April 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I wish I could wear dungarees but they’d just make me look like a child x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      April 28, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      I know what you mean! x

  • Reply
    May 5, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I can honestly say I’ve never wished I could wear dungarees, but I totally agree with the T-shirts and high necklines for those of us with big busts. V-necks and tops which are gathered underneath the bust are definitely the way to go!

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      Sophie Wright
      May 5, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      I agree with you on that Martha, I live in V-neck tops!

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    May 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I love this post! Definitely agree with you about lots of these, especially the flared trousers. I can’t really wear button up shirts either, but I just buy them multiple sizes too big. I wear flannels at least three days a week, no joke. I say rock it though, if there’s something you really want to wear. As long as you’re confident, I’m sure it’ll look great!

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      May 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you Amanda, that’s a really good way to look at it. Hope you enjoyed the post?

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    Katie Cupcake Life With ME
    May 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I used to customise all my band tshirts to make them more flattering. With most tshirt material, you can cut them with scissors & the edges curl a little and look cute (that’s hard to describe!) I usually lowered the necklines and shortened the sleeves to cap sleeves and they looked much better xx

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      May 7, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      I know what you mean about the edges! That’s a really good idea, I might try it. Thank you! x

  • Reply
    May 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I think the problem is that we are all so used to seeing clothes on one body type that we sort of expect to look like that :’) but a lot of these things are hard to pull off! I just refuse to except there isn’t the perfect pair of dungarees out there for me haha. With band tops, I always think they look better tucked in as opposed to just with jeans. They can be a little boxy 🙂

    Very original post 🙂

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      May 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      I completely agree Hayley, especially with your point about boxy band tops. Thanks for reading! ☺

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    May 12, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I purposely wear my t-shirts too big. I even shop strictly guys tees actually… I pair them with tighter fitting pants (and usually tuck them in loosely or just in the front) and it throws off the boxiness happening on my upper half. 🙂

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      May 12, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      That’s a good idea, I’m going to try this! Thank you ☺

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    May 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Wish I could pull off dunagrees!
    Jabeen x

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      May 21, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      Me too! They’re so cute! x

  • Reply
    September 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

    You know, Im obvously stalking your blog now!

    Anyway, I never thought I could wear dungarees because I thought they were totally unflaterring and would make me look like a 12 year old 🙂 Which they did but still. I agree with drop waist dresses, they are just like “HELLO WHY DONT YOU HAVE A LOOK AT MY BELLY”
    Charlotte |

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      September 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      As much as I know they’ll never suit me, it still doesn’t stop me trying on dungarees every time I see them in a shop. I’ve still got hope that one day I’ll find my perfect pair. Thank you for reading and commenting Charlotte! x

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