Confessions of a Curvy Mom: I Hate Blouse Shopping

busty womanThere are certainly some obvious perks to having an ample rack; namely, it creates an awesome hourglass shape. But there is one, ahem, big downside. Being busty is a pain when it comes to blouse shopping. Anyone C-cup and above must know what I mean.


I can almost never find a cute button-up that actually buttons up without gaping. It literally looks like I am busting out of the thing -- which I guess ... I am! It's maddening. It's especially annoying when I am shopping for work clothes. Mind you, I don't have a typical corporate job. Yes, I do go into an office, but it's fairly casual. Still, I like those button-up blouses that are slim-fitting at the waist. They are elegant yet comfortable and look awesome with jeans and a blazer. Problem is, if I want one that fits across the chest, I have to buy one that is huge everywhere else, which ends up making me look beefy, bulbous, or rotund. 

I have tried all sorts of trick to fix the problem. Minimizers don't minimize enough. Body shapers for the upper body work well if they are super restrictive, but who wants to be uncomfortably bound all day. I can always slip a tank top underneath and wear the shirt half unbuttoned -- but that's just not the look I was going for.

The final solution? Sadly, there isn't one. I have yet to find a cute, slim-fitting button-up. Oh well. As far as fashion tragedies go, this is nowhere near the worst. Don't get me started on wide-leg jeans. Ugh. But I am still hoping to find a cute, stylish line of these shirts for us curvy girls.

Do you have this problem?


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