Style Tip #5: Clothes for Larger Busts
This post is for the woman who has seen the Victoria’s Secret Miraculous Bra (yes, the one that adds two cup sizes) and laughed a little bit. It’s also for our reader who sees a dress that has a defined bust area or no straps and knows she has to walk away.
In this style tip, I’ll make some recommendations for ways to fit a larger bust, I’ll show you my favorite button up shirt (a bane to the existence of larger busted women) and there will be links to some great clothes.
THE BUTTON DOWN
It could possibly be the hardest style to wear for cup sizes over C. Thanks to the ladies at Real Simple for recommending Rebecca and Drew, where you can customize your shirt to your cup size! Check it out at this link. It let’s you choose where you need more room in the shirt and has a variety of cute colors. For more forgiveness, stay away from vertical stripes, which accentuate when the buttons don’t perfectly match up.
Or for a button down that doesn’t show a few buttons (or have any for that matter), check out one of fall’s hottest trends: the bow blouse. This Nordstom Classique Entier silk blouse gives the sleek form of a button down without buttons.
Other shirts similar to the Classique Entier blouse are the Alexander McQueen Silk Bow blouse for $250 and the Tinley Road V-neck bow blouse in blue paisley for $45. Two different price points and two very different styles on those shirts.
For the class button down shirts, I’d highly recommend a bra that is either a minimizer or goes straight across without cups. A sports bra doesn’t give you lift but something like the shaping tee below smooths things out. Directly below is the strapless minimzer bra (for when you’re a bridesmaid and just have to wear that damn strapless dress). Makes a big difference. Coverage goes up and down instead of directly out from your body, as I hate to say, but some Victoria’s Secret bras do.
The shapewear tee smooths things out and helps a button down lay flat.THE FUN PART
Va-va-voom sexy lady. Joan from Mad Men gave curvey women some serious power. Now let’s look at some ultra-flattering clothes to wear!
Little Red Dress anyone? Cinches the waist, you can wear a real bra with it and the gorgeous silk A-line cut flatters all shapes. Thanks Bluefly! Click here to find it. Put on your most supportive bra and rock the Karen Kane Faux Wrap dress from Nordstrom. It’s a DEAL at $88! What is your go-to outfit? Any things you love for largest bust sizes? Leave it in the comments!
And if you liked this post, you might also like our post on Sheath Dresses, inspired by Real Simple. Click here to find it.