Photo from Gap
Women with large breasts may often be the envy of those with a small cup size, but if you are bigger on top, chances are you've had a hard time with certain clothes. A friend of mine who is bigger on top, and not just in the "girls" department, gave me some tips to share with you on how best to balance out your body.
Here are the best styles for your shape.
- V-necklines, deep scoop neck, or U-necklines make your upper half look longer, leaner.
- Tops in lengths that reach your hips are most flattering.
- Solid colors on top are more slimming.
- If you love a print, make sure it is a small print with a vertical feel (avoid horizontal patterns and stripes).
- Wear a wrap cardigan instead of a boxy sweater. The deep V of the cardigan and belted wrap work well for this shape. I love this simple Belted Wrap Cardigan ($58 from Gap).
- If you have a boxy sweater, wear it with a belt at your natural waist for more shape.
- Babydoll tops work well with a sweetheart neckline and flowing bottom. This Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati Sleeveless Sweetheart Plus-Size Top ($78 from Nordstrom) is a great look to hide any middle area issues, too.
Photo by Nordstrom
- Accentuate your thinner lower half with pencil skirts. Pair with a flowy top, cardigan, or fitted V-neck with belt.
- An A-line skirt will also balance out your bottom half. Wear with a well fitted top for an hourglass shape.
- Try trouser pants or wide leg jeans on bottom to avoid your lower half from looking too tiny in comparison.
- Fitted or skinny jeans look best with a longer, tunic style top.
Have any other tips to share on this body type? Do tell.
Stay tuned...I'll be covering all shapes in the coming week.