Flattering tops for big breasts
As women, we ALL have different body shapes as well as styling issues or obstacles that we need to consider when dressing. Understanding how to minimize AND maximize your wealth can help you feel most confident. I worked as a wardrobe stylist for years and was often asked how to dress women with a fuller bust. But it can be a challenge to find the right tops that fit and flatter a large bust. Not all tops are created equal! You have to consider cut, fit, color, neckline, cleavage and fabric… just to name a few. Today, we’ll dive into the best tips for dressing for a fuller bust and the most flattering tops for big-breasted women. Celebrate your curves!
If you need help determining your body shape AND learning how to best dress it, this post is a great place to start!
Tips for Minimizing Big Breasts
Tip #1) The right bra
Finding the right bra is the absolute, numero uno, MOST important tip for dressing a bigger bust! You don’t want spills on the top, sides, or back that look lumpy under your buds. I recommend getting a professional bra fitted at a store near you. This ensures the most accurate measurement. Soma or Nordstrom are great options. Having the right coverage and fit with your undergarments is key to a good fit of tops. You want the girls to be lifted, separated and shapely! You may want to consider a bra minimal for added comfort and support.
Tip #2) Flattering Necklines
A V-neckline is universally flattering and works especially well for a large bust. It’s subtly sexy and helps keep a large bust from looking shelf-like or solid (you’ll want to avoid the dreaded uni-boob!) Round, square, drape, and turtlenecks are also ideal for large chests. Allowing some skin to peek through the neck will lengthen your torso and give the illusion of a smaller bust.
Bonus tip: You can also get the same v-neck look by unbuttoning a few buttons on your button-down blouse! The key is not to show too much cleavage.
Tip #3) Choose the right fabric
There are certain fabrics that really highlight your bust and draw attention to it. Fabrics such as chunky knits, heavy velvets, sequins, satin, and fur can add unwanted bulk.
Tip #4) Camis are your friend
You can layer a cami under a deeper v-neckline to minimize exposure. If a shirt is too low cut, a camisole will help create a little more modesty. Be sure to find one with adjustable straps so you can decide how much cleavage you want or don’t want to show.
Tip #5) Wear wrap style tops
I realize I don’t have big boobs BUT the Cloth And Stone wrap blouse I’m wearing above is the perfect top for women with a bigger bust. There are just certain top styles that are flattering for a large bust and a wrap style top is at the top of the list! The overlapping fabric creates a flattering v-neckline that draws the eye down, away from the bust and towards the waist. This top has the added benefit of a fitted waist to create the illusion of a slimmer waist just below the bust AND a slight peplum that can help hide a tummy.
Wrap DRESSES, by the way, offer the same flattering benefits for a larger bust. Here you will find beautiful wrap dresses.
Tip #6) Minimize the volume
You don’t want to wear a blouse with too many frills or flounces. Instead, look for simple tops that don’t add much extra bulk to your top half and save the drama for your bottom half.
Tip #7) Necklines to Avoid
Turtlenecks and crew necklines are not the most flattering necklines for women with large busts. A high neckline can make the chest appear larger.
Tip #8) Say yes to bigger straps
If you’re wearing a tank top, choose one with wide straps to hide your supportive bra straps underneath. Tops with narrow straps can look unbalanced, making the breasts appear larger.
Tip #9) Choose stripes and patterns wisely
It’s no secret that horizontal stripes can make a large bust look wider and taller. Vertical stripes on a body-skimming blouse draw attention downwards. Solid colored tops or tops with less busy, small patterns are also great options. Large patterns draw attention and attention to the bust, while solids, vertical stripes and small patterns take the focus away from the bust and can help camouflage a larger bust. See how the Veronica Beard Veronica Fauri blouse I’m wearing above (limited sizing) naturally draws the eye to my waist and lengthens my torso? If I had a larger bust I would probably open a few buttons at the neckline to create a v-neckline effect.
Tip #10) Wear dark colors
Speaking of wearing plain clothes, if you’re trying to minimize your bust, wear dark colored tops! Wearing a darker color on top and saving your brighter, more colorful pieces for your lower half will draw attention away from your chest and toward that bright pink skirt or those flashy boots.
Tip #11) Avoid boxy styles
Sometimes, to make a top fit over your chest, you have a boxiness and baggy in the bodice of the top that makes your midsection look bigger than it is. Which is really unflattering! How do you solve this? Tuck in or tuck in your top, look for a top with a close-fitting waist or have your top tailored for the right fit. You want to avoid a tent-like look that doesn’t allow for waist definition. If you have a larger waist and are concerned that tucking your top in won’t flatter your tummy, you can tuck your top in, add a waist belt and also add a third layer such as a jacket, blazer or cardigan to define waistline. Create with extra coverage on the sides.
Tip #12) Add strategic bling!
Jewelry is another important factor to consider when minimizing the look of a large chest. I really like the idea of a short statement necklace or choker like the one I’m wearing above (by the way, it’s reversible!). It draws attention to your pretty face and shows off that collarbone sweet spot. Longer chains not only draw attention to your bust, but depending on the length, they may also not be comfortable on your chest. Statement earrings are another great jewelry choice to take attention away from your bust.
Tip #13) Sleeve length can be distracting and distracting
If you have a large chest, wearing short sleeves that are level with your bust can visually draw the vertical line of your bust, making it appear larger. Opting for sleeveless, or long sleeves creates an optical illusion to minimize that line.
Tip #14) Choose the right fit
If you wear a shirt with a popping button or gaping holes, the eye immediately falls on your breasts. Tight blouses stretched over your bust can also cause creases and wrinkles, while also making your breasts look distorted. I think we can all agree it doesn’t look right! You want tops that skim the body and show your shape, but that aren’t too tight.
Now that you’re armed with the best tips to help you find the most flattering tops to suit your large bust, are you ready to put them into action?
Keep scrolling for 12 of the most elegant and flattering tops for dressing a fuller bust.
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