by Cecilia Tan
They usually do. There often is a 'crop' style women's shirt as well that has a little bit of a flare on the bottom but stops short of the hips. Those are much better for small bust/wide hips. For me, those end up being belly baring. Something I haven't been interested in showing since having babies.
Aha, that makes a lot of sense. But clearly they need two styles of "women's" shirts then, one for those who are bigger on top, and one for those who are bigger on the bottom...
Let me enlighten you on the long waist in girls shirts. If you are large chested, like me, a 'regular shirt' uses up so much of the fabric in that area that you end up with it a) hanging down like a tent from the chest down and b) with the front hem of the shirt several inches higher than the back. Having less width in the waist area all the way down prevents a and makes b much less noticable by clinging to the hips (the best girl shirts have extra room in the chest area!).