Though a full bosom is obviously a major blessing, it does come with a certain set of sartorial challenges. To make enjoying your curves as easy as ever, we rounded up a few of our favourite style tips for dressing your body. Scroll down to check out our list, and if you have any tricks be sure to share them with us in the comments at the end!
Strike the ideal balance between fitted and roomy. You don’t want your shirt to look like a tent, but you also want to avoid the buttons pulling so tightly that it creates undesirable gaps. Kate Upton recently wore hers tucked into printed trousers, creating the perfect airport look.
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If you prefer not to draw attention to your chest, you can still sport an exciting look by keeping the upper portion of your ensemble darker than the bottom. We love Scarlett Johansson’s black crop top paired with an A-line pleated skirt.
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Anyone with a full-chest knows that the shift dress is a death wish. Always opt for a silhouette that cinches in at the waist! Salma Hayek recently turned heads at the front row of the Giamba F/W 15 show in Milan wearing a figure-flattering red dress. Well done!
The jumpsuit is designed to flatter your curves, so it only makes sense that it would be an ideal statement piece for big-chested women. Christina Hendricks recently wore a Temperley London jumpsuit with black pumps, and the result was a thorough success.
You don’t want your outerwear to work against you, so pick a silhouette that slims in at the waist. Also, avoid double-breasted coats as the extra fabric can add bulk to your look. Elizabeth Olsen’s outfit at the recent Christian Dior Haute Couture show was a shining example of how to layer the fitted jacket.
Instead of a high neckline that can often result in the dreaded “uniboob”, opt for a swoop or v-neck. Solange Knowles’ ultra-sexy white v-neck dress is proof of how this tip works in your favour.
We’re not saying you have to bid adieu to all of your long pendant necklaces, but if you’ve ever seen Thoroughly Modern Millie (the movie) you’ll understand why sometimes a long necklace over a full-bosom is not always the most fluid combination. Thankfully, stylish celebs like Blake Lively prove that shorter necklaces are just as good as their maxi counterparts.
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Or rather, anything that involves a wrap. Kim Kardashian’s silky wrap jacket is a cool-girl night-out staple.
Keep going to shop a few pieces that we think are great for large-chested ladies!
French Connection Powdered Pepper Structured Dress ($150)