Some don’t have enough, others have too much. It’s highly personal but if are a ‘have’ rather than a ‘have not’ then you will totally appreciate top tips for minimising a big bust.
Diane von Furstenberg’s most famous creation is as much a fashion icon as the designer herself. Originally created in 1974, within two years 5 million wrap dresses had been sold. Why? Because a wrap dress is perfect for minimising a big bust, enhancing a small bust, creating or enhancing curves, defining a waist, minimising heavy legs…so many reasons to love a wrap dress.
So don’t walk, RUN to your nearest stockist or look on line as many brands now have their own version of a wrap dress.
AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! Turtlenecks, high necks, designs with fabric between the neck & breasts, and rounded necklines – avoid, avoid, avoid, this creates too much width between your chin and your bust. Look for flattering V-necks. V-necks are a friend to the woman minimising a big bust because the diagonal lines are slimming.
Oddly enough, the length of your sleeve can affect how your big bust is perceived. a 3/4 sleeve will give you a slimmer look than sleeveless options. Who knew? (well…we do now, right?)
Choose jackets that are fitted and streamlined to nip in at the waist. Avoid anything boxy or baggy and steer clear of bomber jackets. Avoid bulk around the bust-line such as ruffles and pockets.
Choose single-breasted jackets, avoid double-breasted jackets and coats. Keep shirts simple – avoid ruffles, pockets, sequins and frills around the bust – opt for simple and classic tops.
Go for fine knits not bulky and chunky knits. You may try to hide under chunky knits and bulky clothing but this will juts make you look bigger. Opt for fine knits, small lapels and streamlined clothing.
If you have a curvier figure, cinch in a small waist with a wide belt on a dress or top that is fitted, not flowing, around the bust. But AVOID wide belts if the gap between your waist and buts-line is narrow. In this scenario your bust will look bigger.
Amazingly, your choice of handbag will have an effect on the perception of the size of your bust. Avoid tiny or compact bags and choose a medium or large handbag like a tote
Wear dark colours on top. Dark colours, especially navy and black, will minimise your top half. Add colour to the bottom half so you don’t look Goth or funereal.
Love your tailor – if you have clothing that bags or is baggy, then get it tailored to FIT your curves not bag over or around them. It’s a better investment to have clothes tailored so they fit – and you love them and will wear them – rather than buying ill-fitting cloths and not wearing them.
Think about fabric – avoid velvet and satin; embrace cashmere, cotton and jersey.
Wear scarves as they are a great way to cover-up and still look colourful and on-trend. Use scarves to cover a top that reveals too much or a cover a neckline that’s too short.
Well, that’s top tips for minimising a big bust. I hope you found some of them useful. If you have other tips that work for you, please leave a comment for other readers.
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