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Simple, neat, tucked business shirt for women?

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Hey there, everybody! ^_^

I've been on SL for a short time now and I've bought many, many items already but I almost exclusively stick to dresses because I can't find any shirts that fit with the typical skirts you can find when doing a routine search on the marketplace. Specifically I'm looking to start by pairing a basic, smart looking shirt/blouse with a pencil skirt, one of the typical ones offered by few of the creators you can find on the marketplace.

I'm looking for simple, fitted high quality shirts for women that feature buttons at the front, are designed to be worn tucked, aren't cropped, oversize (like those 'boyfriend' shirts), wrinklytoo casual or too sexy and without too many embellishments like bows, scarves, ties etc. which I can successfully pair with any of the popular pencil skirts. 

The shirt should be relatively long-sleeved (not sleeveless, shoulder-less or backless) and cover my midriff entirely so you can't see my belly button, preferably should have all the buttons done up and preferably shouldn't be high-waisted (such that it should be paired with a high-waisted skirt or pants) 

A quick search on the marketplace in the women's shirt category comes up with a lot of items like these:  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/PPD-Take-Me-Home-PastelsC/8987449  (oversize, wrinkled) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/ISON-yso-tied-shirt-white/12472367 (cropped, tied) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/ISON-cropped-button-up-white/9411585 (cropped, short) when really I'm looking for something like the ones in the images I uploaded... (I know the skirts in the pictures https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Full-Perm-Rigged-Mesh-Pencil-Skirt-V2/4034245 and  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mesh-Rigged-Pencil-Skirts-Set-of-Slim-and-Wide-waist-skirts/3222202 is for sale but I can't find the shirts) 

... The pencil skirts which I'm looking to pair are; https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/TETRA-Pencil-Skirt-Black/10674400 and https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Just-BECAUSE-Tori-Pencil-Skirt-FatPack-MaitreyaBellezaSlink/11067531... they're really neat and if I can fit them correctly I'll happily purchase a Fatpack, much like I would if I can find some shirts that fit. 

I've tried demos of different shirts and paired them with demos of different skirts but nothing seems to fit thus far; they either expose the belly or clip through... is there a rule of thumb when pairing tops with bottoms so that they appear neat and seamless?

 

This is my first forum post, so thanks everyone. :)

 

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Something like this maybe:

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Here is the white version on the marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/mon-tissu-Collared-Shirt-White/4769871

The shirt in the picture is designed to look as if it is tucked in but in fact overlaps the skirt waistband. Wearing a genuine slim tucked shirt so that the waistband remains on the outside is not easy, as you will most likely see either interference between the two garments or a giant gap at the waist. However, what you can do is wear one of the items in a fitmesh size and the other in a standard (S/M/L etc.) size and adjust your shape until it looks right: the fitmesh item will adapt to your shape while the standard item will stay the same size. I wrote a post about that issue last year.

Another option would be to wear a one-piece outfit that looks like a matched shirt and skirt. I have things like that but not in this style.

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2 hours ago, LottaSinclair said:

I've tried demos of different shirts and paired them with demos of different skirts but nothing seems to fit thus far; they either expose the belly or clip through... is there a rule of thumb when pairing tops with bottoms so that they appear neat and seamless?

 

Either buy a set that is designed to go together or buy a one piece item that cosists of both skirt and shirt.... sorry of being no better help. I feely our pain, I have the same issue with belly free motorcycle outfits...

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Thank you, angeoco... ^_^

I actually had a look at that particular shirt a few days after joining; it is very nice and basically had most of the features I was looking for, but I tried strictly to find a way to have a genuine slim tucked shirt that fits under the waistband... I've never really been a fan of that billowing, blousy muffin-top look at the hem.

As for the one-piece outfits that looks like a matched shirt and skirt, that was something I immediately found on my initial search and it works quite well, not to mention that there are many different creators of a particular item; https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Meli-Imako-Full-Perm-Mesh-PinUp-Girl-Pencil-Skirt-Dress/8371774 offering the same outfit in many different colours and textures which I've also purchased. However, it didn't have buttons and perhaps a fastened collar like the look I was thinking of and it was high-waisted, something I had tried to avoid. Those particular rolled sleeves didn't seem appropriate for some situations either.

I am wondering if there are any more of those one-piece shirt-and-skirt outfits that I could try out from other creators but with a different mesh altogether. 

Oh, by the way... that herringbone skirt in the photo looks nice! Might you know who makes that item?

... Sorry if I sound too picky; I'm genuinely interested in what the options are. 

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7 minutes ago, Fionalein said:

Either buy a set that is designed to go together or buy a one piece item that cosists of both skirt and shirt.... sorry of being no better help. I feely our pain, I have the same issue with belly free motorcycle outfits...

Thanks, Fionalein. ^_^

That's pretty straightforward, I guess. 

... Would you know of any outfits like that? Perhaps even a sweater and a skirt if not a shirt... I've seen a few camisole and skirt combos before...

I'm only looking for pencil skirts; I'm sure there's a few.

And you have been helpful!

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5 minutes ago, LottaSinclair said:

Oh, by the way... that herringbone skirt in the photo looks nice! Might you know who makes that item?

Here it is: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/OSITO-Pencil-Skirt-Charcoal-MESH/5327855

5 minutes ago, LottaSinclair said:

... Sorry if I sound too picky; I'm genuinely interested in what the options are. 

You are absolutely right to be picky. The effort we put into assembling our outfits really pays off when we eventually get exactly the look we want. cool.png

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8 minutes ago, angeoco said:

Here it is: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/OSITO-Pencil-Skirt-Charcoal-MESH/5327855

You are absolutely right to be picky. The effort we put into assembling our outfits really pays off when we eventually get exactly the look we want. cool.png

Oh, wow! That's the same skirt I incidentally had a glance at earlier today... 

... In that spirit then, I would say that I prefer skirts with which the accompanying belt should fit right on the waistband instead of slightly beneath it... But the shirt in that picture totally hides the belt! 

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17 minutes ago, LottaSinclair said:

Thanks, Fionalein. ^_^

unortunately not I thought I knew some but they all included jackets. Try doing MP searches with other terrns "clerk" "business attire" "office outfit"  I'll keep my eye open and contact you when I run across one... I suspect a few places to maybe having one, checking right now....

Are you looking for classic or a specific body?

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1 minute ago, Fionalein said:

unortunately not I thought I knew some but they all included jackets. Try doing MP searches with other terrns "clerk" "business attire" "office outfit"  I'll keep my eye open and contact you when I run across one... I suspect a few places to maybe having one, checking right now....

Are you looking for classic or a specific body?

Oh, yes... I never specified! I'm using the Maitreya Lara body. But quite a few standard size/mesh rigged items do work as well.

And I am also on the watch for items that include a jacket... and on the lookout for a suit that includes a shirt in the outfit (I have a problem that the shirt layer doesn't appear with suits that incorporate a simple shirt but that's an issue for another post)

It's mostly the shirt and the skirt by themselves that I'm looking for.

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Chances are high that you have already been there, but I'd still like to suggest stores like Ison, CoCo (who has a rather cute suit ensemble out at the Uber event) and Neve.

Erratic, through mostly putting out lingerie and glimmer stuff, also offers a couple of pullovers, pants and shirts which may seem suitable.
Baiastice might also do, with a style you might call "Italian Haute Couture".

Helpful for mix and match: at Alaska Metro's store, you should find Maitreya-compatible appliers for plain longarm shirts with various neckline choices for dirtcheap. A handy way to cover midriffs and such.

EDIT: Valentina E. as well...

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