Heavy or large bust? Do you want to camouflage it or flaunt it?
The very feminine attribute of breasts cause oh so many worries - too big or too small?
One woman's assets are another woman's problem.
Often, the biggest problem is to dress attractively without appearing to be overtly sexy.
So whether you want to enhance or camouflage your generous top half, a few styling tips can work wonders.
Your first step has to be a good supportive bra which is essential for comfort and muscle support. This is important for all woman but especially for a large bust.
Getting a bra fitted professionally will provide the perfect foundation because your breasts will be lifted, separated and give you an instantly more youthful figure.
V-necklines are flattering as they pull the eye towards the center of the body and then down.
Aim to keep the eye moving - vertical detail, diagonal stripes, a soft line of ruffles all break up a solid line and minimize the top heavy figure.
Long dresses give a larger expanse of material and take away the emphasis at the top of the body.
The dress on the right is from a large range of maxi dresses at Soft Surroundings all in sizes from XS to XL. If you need to shorten choose a dress with a plain hemline.
Be aware of sleeve lengths, a short sleeve that finishes on the same line as your bosom will create a horizontal line and emphasize the area.
A 3/4 length sleeve takes the eye away from the bust line.
Choose wide shoulder straps - shoe string straps will make the shoulder area look wider still.
heavy bust can go hand in hand with sloping shoulders which make the breasts look even larger. In this case, add emphasis to the shoulder
line so garments hang from the shoulders rather like a coat hanger and not hang from the bust.
A close fitting top or tank camisole worn under an open front jacket will help to disguise a full bustline.
Use shoulder pads to widen the shoulders and balance out the size of the breast. Even a small pad will visibly reduce the size of the breasts.
In fact, in
many cases it makes it possible to actually be able to wear something as simple as a t-shirt which can be all revealing. Just make sure that you have a generous enough fit without it being baggy.
Use a little Velcro on shoulder
pads so that you can pop them in and out of any outfit as needed. For
example, if you were wearing a t-shirt and a jacket, you wouldn't want
to wear them with both. We're not aiming to reproduce the Dallas look.
You can stitch in a better quality pad for permanence in a soft jacket.