Women’s Figure Flattery Guide: Full Bust

May 9th, 2005

Elongate your upper body, both torso and neck, while subtly showing your curves.

Look for…
  • Garments that drape nicely over your curves.
  • Dark colored tops and light colored bottoms.
  • Garments that add vertical lines above the waist.
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Single breasted styles.
  • Semifitted styles.
  • Long, vertical, and narrow collars.
  • Styles that button right under the bustline.
  • Jean jackets without pocket detailing.
  • Biker jackets without detailing.
  • Bomber jackets.
  • Single breasted boxy jackets.
  • Tops
  • Simple styles without much embellishment.
  • Quiet vertical detailing.
  • Styles that subtly reveal cleavage.
  • Open-neck tops.
  • Wrap styles.
  • Deep vertical lines.
  • Styles with bust darts.
  • Long sleeves that flare below the elbow.
  • Dresses
  • Semifitted styles with open necklines.
  • Shirtdresses.
  • Sheath dresses.
  • Dropped waistlines.
  • Wrap dresses.
  • Vertical V-necklines.
  • Sweetheart necklines.
  • Spaghetti straps.
  • Vertical seaming.
  • Hem detailing.
  • Dresses that are darker on top than on the bottom.
  • Narrow skirts with flare at hem.
  • Soft, drapey fabrics.
  • Swimsuits
  • Vertical detailing.
  • Suits with built in support.
  • Wider straps.
  • Halter suits.
  • Ruffles, shirring, and draping below the chest.
  • Dark, solid colors on top, and light fabrics on the bottom.
  • Dark, slimming side panels.
  • Lower necklines.
Run from…
  • Prominent detailing at the bustline.
  • Garments that add bulk around the neck.
  • Wide belts.
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Double breasted styles.
  • Breast pockets on jackets and coats.
  • Wide lapels on collars.
  • High necklines.
  • Patch pockets.
  • Loose fitting styles.
  • Belted styles.
  • Tops
  • Horizontal detailing.
  • Oversized tops.
  • Chunky knits.
  • Tops with large patterns.
  • Double breasted styles.
  • Wide waistbands.
  • Short flared sleeves.
  • Big lapels and collars.
  • Large prints.
  • Stiff fabrics.
  • Sleeves with a baggy fit.
  • Raglan, dolman, and kimono sleeves.
  • Tabbed sleeves.
  • Dresses
  • High necklines.
  • Boatnecks.
  • A-line dresses.
  • Tunics.
  • Wide belts.
  • Stiff fabrics.
  • Swimsuits
  • Suits without adequate support.
  • Suits with belts.

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