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3 must-know styling tips for women with busty chests

Busty women shouldn’t have to sacrifice style when it comes to fashion choices. We show you how you can work around this amazing asset of yours

Being well-endowed is usually deemed a blessing – after all, many women desire curves. While it’s flattering to know that people are envious of your assets, finding suitable clothes for a busty chest can get tricky because many a time, something that fits the chest area may not look flattering in other places. 

There’s also the very common basic button gap issue or showing more cleavage than you intend to, making a seemingly “harmless” dress look inappropriate for the office.

It’s up to the individual to decide if she wants to accentuate or downplay her breasts, but there are a couple of styling tips that can help busty ladies to combat all the annoying problems they face when you’re shopping for stylish clothes. 


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Problem #1: When the buttons of your shirt gape opens
A white button-down shirt is often touted as the best wardrobe staple to have because it goes with just about everything. However, they can be a headache for busty ladies – it all boils down to that unattractive gap revealing more than you intended to. 

If you absolutely need a button-down shirt, the answer is to go a size or two up. The relaxed fit will make your body look more streamlined because the rest of the shirt will fall nicely down your body. You can also opt shirts for without darts around the bust area because hey, you don’t need the extra definition. 

Problem #2: The uniboob 
When you are too well-endowed, any top with a high neckline (think turtlenecks) has the tendency to make your boobs look like they’ve merged into a single unflattering lump. I’d suggest going for tops with a V-neck, scoop neck or boat neck, as these elongate your neckline and are more flattering on a busty frame.

However, for those of you who need to cover up due to work or weather issues, here’s what you can do: Avoid fabric with any ribbing or knitting that can show signs of stretch. Make use of a long necklace, or a blazer with a low V-neckline, to help you create a more obvious definition to each breast and to take some of the focus off your chest. 

Problem #3: Potato sack syndrome
Conventional wisdom dictates that shift and oversized smock dresses are the best options for busty girls because they allow plenty of room for your chest. 

However, this can result in your outfit being a shapeless sack, with no distinction between your shoulders, chest, waist, and hips. 

To circumvent this, there are two silhouettes that can be really flattering: Wrap and fluted. Wrap dresses work wonders because (a) they have a flattering V-neckline and (b) they are great at cinching in and defining the waist. You don’t have to struggle with the problem where a dress that lays properly over your chest doesn’t hug your body, making you look dumpy and dowdy. 

Fluted styles will also be able to give definition to your waist, but you should allow for extra width at the bottom to balance out your top; this will make you look more proportionate. 

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