From some of Rihanna’s and Kim Kardashian West’s most iconic outfits to cementing London’s best dressed It-girl scene, super stylist and creative director Avigail Collins is known in fashion circles for being the go-to when you’re a celebrity looking to craft an exciting new look. She’s the mastermind behind ingenious ensembles for Lorde and is the force behind some of Daisy Lowe's sassiest getups, but Avigail’s wardrobing skills extend even further: See her own streetwear-inspired line, Silver Spoon Attire, for starters. Founded in 2013, alongside her husband (and fellow sought-after stylist) Damian Collins, her high-profile music clients—and a global street style following—make up a pretty impressive fan club. If anyone can spot the next big thing, it’s Avigail, which is why we’re thrilled to have her on board at Who What Wear UK to bring you a monthly column about what's hot now.
Boobs: sometimes a blessing, sometimes a curse, and sometimes—if you’re of ample bosom—a tricky thing to navigate when such major trends as off-the-shoulder tops present themselves as the most important thing to buy in a season. Last spring/summer was a challenge for bigger busted ladies everywhere, so it’s wise to get to grips with the kind of options that do feel easiest to swan around in when you’re dealing with a D cup or more.
I have experience in this department that I would like to share with you: not only is this a wardrobe hurdle that I have to tackle as a stylist, I also have created a catalogue of options that work for my own figure. Our bodies are wondrous things, so let’s have less of the old-fashion style struggles and more of the fun. You can pick the most on-trend looks without freaking out about buying the almost-too-impossible-to-find strapless bra that works. Keep reading to find out about the tops that I think are best for big boobs in 2018.
#1: The Jersey Bodysuit
Top-quality (not flimsy) jersey bodysuits that stay in place allow you a lot of outfit freedom when you've got bigger boobs—they help define your waist (always key to show off) and will go with all of this season's pencil skirts very nicely. I recommend this Wolford bodysuit below—it has a seamless thong string so you also won’t get any VPL. It's a high price-point, but it is a top that will last you a lifetime.
#2: The Updated Bodice
There's a new wave of more bohemian bodice-style tops around for spring, and they're not as stiff and trussed up as they sound. Think of soft sculpted shapes that help keep everything firmly in place but all you to reveal a little décolletage, should you feel like it. I love this Reformation top as it’s an amazing cut for larger boobs, and it's it’s great that you can still wear a bra with it. Also, the subtle print will distract from your bust size and make them look smaller, if that's what you're looking for.
#3: The Waist-Defining Boho Blouse
As I’m sure you know, the whole boho off-the-shoulder vibe or kaftan carefree look is a difficult one when you're blessed like us with a fuller bust. The trick is to look for vintage blouse styles that nip in at the waist and have some shoulder coverage—that way you can still wear a bra and not be swamped in fabric.
I found LLoveShackFancy, a NYC-based brand, last summer and totally fell in love with it as everything looks so authentically vintage even though they are brand-new pieces. This particular style below is great as its button up, so you can undo a few if needed, and it nips in the waist perfectly.
#4: The Adaptable Neckline
If you feel like crew-neck tees are a bit too much coverage and V-necks a bit mumsy and old-fashioned, then I'd suggest looking for the kind of T-shirts and jersey tops that have an adjustable neckline. Brandy Melville has become my staple go-to for basics and this ribbed buttoned long sleeved top below literally works with everything—keeping the buttons open will ensure you don't feel that your larger boobs are ruining the line of the top, and it looks so chic with a suit and trainers or jeans heels and suit jacket. Ditto the result you'll get from the zip-up Topshop number I've edited into this piece.