How to dress for your breast size? Fashion magazines may tell you what’s in, but they can’t tell you what should be in your personal closet. Sure, the latest clothes may look great on models or on the rack, but they might not flatter you at all when you step into the dressing room. Your body shape, breast size, personal style and unique features all help determine what you should wear and what will look great on you.
Many women find it difficult to dress for their breast size because very few women have naturally perky, full breasts to start with. Whether your breasts are too small or too large, hiding them is never the answer. Wearing bulky tops doesn’t give you the illusion of having C-cups. In fact, bulky tops do not flatter – anyone.
Dressing up Small Breasts
Women with small breasts often have pear-shaped bodies, a body style that looks heavier through the hips and butt. Women with this shape should strive to pull attention away from the hips and center it on the top, a feat that could be difficult with small breasts. Following are a few ways to dress up your top and make your breasts appear larger.
- Show off Your Assets – Breasts aren’t the only things that can look sexy in a top. What about your shoulders? Wearing off-the-shoulder tops and tanks shows off your shoulders and draws eyes upward.
- Print and Fabric – Ruffled sleeves, vibrant print, a playful scarf … all of these choices make your top more interesting. Choose neutral, slimming bottoms to make your hips appear thinner, but dare to go bold on top.
- Belts – Belts are a great way to create the illusion of breasts. However, you have to wear them a bit higher to do the trick. Situate belts an inch or two under your breasts and wear them with full, flowing tops.
- Gathered Blouses – Blouses that are gathered at the waist also give the illusion of fuller breasts.
- Necklines and Necklaces – Experiment with interestingly-shaped necklines and eye-catching necklaces. Avoid high necklines. Instead, opt for a plunging neckline and wear a long necklace to bring attention to your chest. Geometric necklaces and knotted scarves worn at the neckline are great options too.
Dressing down Large Breasts
Women with large breasts have the opposite problem – their breasts get all the attention. Larger breasts also tend to sag a bit more and require a great supportive bra. Large breast may also need a little help such as that given by breast-firming creams like Brestrogen. Regardless of whether you choose to use a cream, wear a great bra or both, you still need to learn to dress for your body shape. Following are ways to take the emphasis off your chest.
- Solid Colors – Stick to solid colors and avoid vibrantly-printed tops. Keep it simple. Darker colors tend to work better. Choose a dark top over a light one to make your breasts look smaller.
- High Necklines – high necklines and turtlenecks elongate your trunk and take the emphasis off your chest.
- Gathered Blouses – Blouses that are fuller through the chest camouflage large breasts by making it harder to see what’s underneath.
Dressing for your breasts takes practice and a lot of time in front of the dressing-room mirror. You also have to realize that you might not be able to wear the latest styles. Always dress for your body shape first. If the latest fashion trends flatter your body, you’re in great shape. If not, stick to classics and hope that the next season brings fashions that flatter your particular shape.