TIPS FOR THE BUSTY; HOW TO DE-EMPHASIZE YOUR BUST:
Meet Aretha, Property Manager & part-time Model
“I like styles that help me shape my waist while taking the focus off my sometimes overwhelming bust-line. “
- Multi-button jackets aren’t the only ones that work for busty women; however, they provide great support and help balance your figure.
- Jackets with placket pockets above the hip create volume without adding bulk and draw the attention away from the bust.
- Buy your jacket larger and have it tailored if needed, you should always be able to button your jacket comfortably.
- Always look for a flattering neckline to lengthen the neck and lead up to the face. V-necks and sweetheart necks are eternally flattering because they show just a hint of cleavage without looking vulgar.
- Look for skirts with distracting visual interest. Here, the detailing draws your eye downward and away from the chest.
- If you don’t like matching suits, try a darker color on your top half and a lighter color on the bottom to pull a bit more emphasis away from the bust-line.
- Look for dresses that have an empire seam and support the bust-line. This will create length and raise the eye line above the natural waist and towards the face.
- A-line skirts and dresses create a streamlined look. It’s about tricking the eye by adding volume without adding actual bulk.
- Make sure you don’t lose your midsection. Look for dresses that nip in at the waistline to create a more hourglass effect.
- Accessories like scarves and necklaces also help bring the attention to your face and away from your bust-line.
- If you are not comfortable in skirts or dresses, a trouser or wide leg pant is great for larger chested women because it balances out the top half by adding a little bit of volume without the bulk.
- Don’t accentuate the narrowness of your lower half by wearing very narrow trousers or skirts— you just create more disproportion between your top and bottom, making your bust-line look bigger.
- When wearing prints on top, make sure you avoid large prints. Instead, choose smaller, subtle designs that won’t draw too much attention.
See our other Shape Solutions:
- How to Camouflage Midsection/Hide Your Tummy
- How to Hide Your Hips & Add Height
- How to Lengthen Your Torso