Make the Most of What You Got: Fashion Tops for Full Figured Women
Most of us will recall standing in front of the mirror as a teenager and praying for bigger breasts. A few of us were lucky enough to have those prayers answered, but those with plenty up top often find it difficult to find clothing that fits well. A big bust demands attention and is a symbol of sexuality that has the ability to bring grown men to their knees. If you are one of the lucky ones, then you are already well aware of your bosom’s almost magical powers. Showing just a hint of cleavage is more than enough to spice up an otherwise dull outfit. However, there are some occasions when it’s better to keep your best feature under wraps. The following collection of tops will ensure you look your best for every occasion.
This style of top is extremely versatile and can be played down for the office or dressed up for a night on the town. If you’re worried about flashing too much cleavage, a small tank top worn underneath will preserve your modesty. Wraparound styles also make fantastic evening dresses. The new collection from navabi.us has some on-trend designs that will look fantastic on big busts.
Show off what you’ve got with a deep V-neck top such as this flattering Nora top by Art of Cloth that provides the perfect frame for your enviable assets. The right bra is crucial to getting this look right as one that doesn’t fit or boosts you up too much will make you look trashy. If you’re extra-large, avoid push-up bras that will look overly sexy. Too-tight bras that cut into the sides of your body or create the dreaded “four-boob effect” are a big no-no. Also make sure that your bra strap sits at the same level all the way around your body and is not riding up your back.
Corsets are a great option for big busts, but as with V-neck tops be careful not to overdo it. Corsets will lift and enhance your bust and bring in your waist giving the perfect hourglass figure and look terrific underneath a trendy blazer.
For a carefree, feminine look, a floaty top such as this Kaftan top from Sienna Rose in a delicate fabric worn over a pair of skinny jeans is a wonderful option. Experiment with loud patterns and different textures to create a multitude of different looks. This style of top is usually low cut to balance out the extra fabric and is a great way to show some cleavage while still creating an elegant effect.
Shawls and Blazers
Draping a shawl around your shoulders is a classy way to cover up in chilly weather, or you could simply use a patterned silk scarf as a way to add some style to your outfit. Those who prefer a more modern look can team their top with a fitted blazer such as this blazer from Neon Buddha and skinny jeans for an ultra-trendy look.
However you decide to drape your bust, confidence is the key to pulling off any outfit. Feeling comfortable with your body is the first step on the path to finding your own individual style, so spend some time searching for the perfect outfit that you believe looks best for your shape.
Janice Carlson loves women’s fashion. She enjoys writing about flattering wardrobes and new trends on style blogs.
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