Forget the Idea That Roll-Necks Don't Suit Bigger Boobs—It's Not True

Bigger boobs can be a blessing and a curse when it comes to fashion choices. Off-the-shoulder tops, for example, usually don't happen unless you're prepared to either go braless (which, sadly, countless busty people will not do, myself included) or wear a strapless bra for the entirety of your outing (about as pleasant as walking barefoot on hot coals). But what about the other top trends? Of course, it wouldn't be autumn without the roll-neck making its annual pilgrimage back into our favourite stores.

Though it has long been assumed unsuitable for those of us with D cups or above, this is one item I refuse to let get the better of me. I can see why so many are reluctant to try high-necked jumpers. In some instances, they can make your boobs look even bigger, and that might not be what you want. However, with a little know-how, I truly believe anyone can wear whatever they want, regardless of their shape, size or style. Keep scrolling to discover the best roll-neck jumpers for big busts, as well as the pieces you should be wearing them with.

EARN YOUR STRIPES

Some people with big busts steer clear of horizontal stripes, but in reality, they can actually help to break up the area, making your boobs appear more in proportion with your shape. Follow Lotte Williams's lead and style them with high-waisted jeans to show off your silhouette.

Prefer your knitwear a little baggier? Opt for this jumper in the next size up. 

Thanks to the wide-leg cut and high-waist, these blues will instantly make you appear taller. 

Reissued for the third time, get your hands on Mango's cult-status arm candy before it inevitably sells out for good.

With a minimal gold frame and green-tinted lenses, these sunnies will make any outfit look significantly cooler. 

Dresses, jeans, suiting… There's nothing these trainers won't go with.

PLAY WITH LAYERING

Another ingenious way to wear your roll-neck is to layer it with other wardrobe staples. Of course, it'll help soften the overall appearance of your bust, but trying new combinations can make your outfit arsenal work even harder. Take Ada Oguntodu, for example. We love how she's taken a classic blue shirt and unbuttoned the top few buttons to let her roll-neck shine through.

Featuring a fine gauge, this is the perfect roll-neck for layering underneath dresses and shirting alike. 

Powder-blue shirting is always a good idea, especially for A/W 18.

Elegant and comfortable. Why can't every item in our wardrobes be as appealing as these Topshop culottes?

We're calling it: Expect to see Danse Lente bags all over your Instagram feed this season.

Ease yourself into autumn with Bershka's sandal-shoe hybrid. 

CLASH YOUR PRINTS

It's one of our favourite styling hacks, and it just so happens to work on big boobs too. Clashing prints will actually encourage the eye to focus on the overall ensemble as opposed to a specific area, which is ideal if you want to keep your fuller bust under wraps. Not that you need to, mind.

Try pairing this chic roll-neck with a cream midi skirt and gold strappy heels for a luxe overhaul.

No one will believe this dress only cost you £35. We won't tell if you don't. 

Upgrade your trusty hoops to this fun pair. 

Arket's shoe collection is one of the strongest we've seen this season. These khaki mules are certainly a highlight.

INVEST IN A CLASSIC

Trends may come and go, but a black cashmere roll-neck is for life. Opt for a more body-skimming style to make the most of your figure. For a more glossy approach, try pairing it with a sleeveless coat—the large lapels help flatter fuller busts whilst the cinched-in waist will help define your frame. Of course, it looks just as good worn open with jeans and box-fresh kicks.

It might not feel like the most exhilarating purchase, but you'll never regret investing in this Joseph knit.

Elevate your workwear wardrobe with a longline waistcoat. 

Bow details were all over the A/W 18 runways. Stay a step ahead of the fash pack with this leather bucket bag.

Summer's penchant for tortoiseshell details is still going strong. As well as buttons, we're beginning to see it cropping up in jewellery form, too.

Sock boots are ideal for petite girls, as they enhance the natural shape of your legs, ensuring you always look in proportion.

Another easy roll-neck outfit idea? See this season's must-have jeans-and-heels combos.