Big Busted? Create The Illusion Of Smaller Breasts With Our Handy Guide
Constantly pulling your top up, adjusting the straps, using a stole or scarf with almost every top—if these problems seem familiar to you, then you are among the many Indian women who are heavy on the bust. And while many believe your breasts are a boon, it sure doesn’t feel that way when you’re out shopping.
But fear not. We give you tips on how to dress right for your body type.
a. When it comes to a big bust, it is not only about the shape or the bra and lift; you also need to check for comfort and fit. So the first thing you need to do is get yourself measured by a professional.
b. Your regular bras need to have big straps and full-cover cups to avoid the sagging look.
c. For special occasions, you should opt for minimiser bras. They make you look shapely without looking too busty.
d. Strapless bras with full-cover cups are ideal for backless dresses and spaghetti-strap tops. But remember, your strapless one should have a tight grip and the lower strap should be longer for more support.
a. Whether you are skinny or plus-sized, if you have a large bust size then you need to opt for solids or dark colours that have a slimming effect such as blues and blacks.
b. Go for underwire and thick-cloth straps that offer maximum support. Stay away from strapless and bandeaus.
c. You can even try wearing moulded cups that offer the same amount of support as an underwire but are soft.
d. Avoid V-neck or half cup bikinis as they make your shoulders look more prominent along with your cleavage.
Tops and Blouses
a. Colour blocking is one trend that is your best friend. Playing with different colour combinations will take the attention away from your breasts.
b. If you can find a loose fitted top that is well tailored, you are in for a treat. Pairing it with jeans or skirts will make you look slim as well as stylish.
c. Avoid ruffles or layers on the top as they will only make you look heavier than you are.
d. Avoid closed round necks; go for a regular V-neck shirts or tops as they create an illusion of smaller breasts. If you are wearing a round neck, opt for something that is open and shows off your neck.
e. Go for any top that elongates your torso making your look lean such as vertical stripes and side panels.
Teal Blue Back Embroidery Top: Rs 1,299
a. For top-heavy women, V-neck dresses work best. If you are bold enough, show off a bit of a cleavage; else, opt for a regular dress.
b. Wrap dresses should be in your wardrobe essential list. They create an illusion of smaller breasts while ensuring you look curvy.
c. Avoid empire line dresses as they can highlight your bust line.
d. Try A-line dresses that are well-tailored from neck to bottom. These will make you look chic and lean.
e. Try the panel dress, too; we’re sure it will look simply gorgeous while slimming down your chest area.
Vero Moda Floral Panelled Shift Dress: Rs 1895
a. Avoid short and tight shrugs as they highlight your bust line.
b. Opt for low-cut, single-breasted jackets or blazers for formal and semi-formal wear. Double breasted jackets look bulky and attract more attention to your chest section.
Contemporary Royal Blue Jacket: Rs 2099
So ditch the handy stole and try these dressing tips. Drop in a line if you want to share your fashion tips with us.
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