Yes KJ, that's a "fitted shirt" i.e. "blouse that buttons up."
I tend to have the same problem (regardless of my weight, i have that "inverted triangle" shape of larger-bust/narrower-hip). So if i get a shirt that fits appropriately at waist/hip, it strains and gapes at the buttons across the chest; if it fits at the chest, it hangs. Sigh! Even when i was at my most slender adult weight, wearing a size 8 slacks, i had to get Louben's XL for the white cotton shirt *grumble*
I find that wearing a jacket/blazer helps. Since you don't have to worry about buttoning it up, you can get a smaller size that is the closer to the correct width across the hips - it will give you a more tailored line. The other option is to forego the button-up blouses, and pick nice tops in a different style altogether... like the "crossover" style top (i.e. www.laura.ca/4184-Conrad-C-Water-Stain-Pri
Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 3/22/2013 (10:58)