From Our Chest To Your Ears: 5 Tips For Dressing For A Bustier Figure

Liz Doupnik

We’re totally obsessed with all these curvy ladies stepping into the spotlight these days. It’s about time that girls with some shape get some attention. Between all the Marilyn Monroe moments and a celebrity affinity for some body con action (ahem Kim K.), we’re stoked that normal sized gals are stepping out and not shying away from the attention they’re “racking” up.

However, there’s a lot of trials and tribulations though that we may not to be privy too, even if reality TV cameras are involved. Dressing for any size is a challenge, but we’ve totally got to say with bikini season around the corner, we’re thinking about our bustier BFFs who may not be able to slink into a barely-there tank and without looking a wee bit trashy instead of classy.

That’s why we decided to ask some of our bosom buddies for their go-to tips on how to rock your figure for any occasion. Check out their suggestions below and then click through the slideshow above for some of our favorite stylish finds for girls who cups runneth over.

  • Structure, Structure, Structure: Avoid looser fitting t-shirts that can leave you looking sloppy. On the other hand, be sure not to pour yourself into something a bit too tight. After all,  it’s always best to leave something to the imagination. Fitted blazers, tailored button-downs and maxi dresses are a busty girl’s best friend. Also, look for camis and tanks with thicker straps so you can get the added support you need.
  • Invest: Don’t be afraid to get fitted by a professional. That way, you can scoop up a bra (or two) for every sort of outfit without breaking the bank on alternatives and multiple options.
  • A Little Support Goes A Long Way: We know it’s tempting to let your ladies hang free, but believe us, a more polished look is the way to go. Lots of sundresses and maxis come with built in cups and underwires so you can get that bra-free effect without the drama AND the wolf whistles.
  • Posture: We think we might be turning into our mothers on this one. Lots of curvy gals have the tendency to scoop in to hide their best assets. Listen, you’ll deal with a lot less back pain and actually look more trim if you walk confidently into a room.
  • Make A Splash: Don’t let the size on the tag fool you on your bikini tops — try on your options and go with one with cup support and has built in underwire. It’ll leave you more contained and not popping out at the worst times.