I like to keep on top of current styles, particularly in blouses and tops for myself. The shape of the so-called baby doll tops is perfect to disguise a tummy but my thinking is that at my age – almost 75 – those tops are not age-appropriate. There is an old Brit expression “mutton dressing as lamb” which explains it perfectly.
I can see wearing these beachcombing or at home. I bought one because I wanted to make a pattern from it but have never worn it because it looks just too, too young, even under a jacket. I guess maternity tops come to mind.
To justify the expense of the rtw one I bought I will use it as a pattern and sew just one – it’s the challenge on the bias.