July 3rd, 2008
How do you best dress to flatter your bustline? Elongate your upper body, both your torso and your neck, while subtly showing your curves. You can help balance a large bustline by wearing wide trousers or skirts that flare at the hem. To tastefully show off your curves while elongating your torso, look for open neck tops, soft styles that drape over your curves, and tops with subtle vertical lines. Here’s what to look for to flatter your bustline:
Jackets & Coats
Single breasted styles
Styles that button right under the bustline
Jackets without pocket detailing
Single breasted boxy jackets
The boxiness of this single breasted blazer adds to the tailored feel, while the low stance complements a large bust.
Pictured: Single Button Jacket | $42.99 (sale) at Gap.
Styles that subtly reveal cleavage
Simple styles without much embellishment
Open-neck tops, such as v-necklines and scoop necklines, and sweetheart necklines.
Long sleeves that flare below the elbow
Long, vertical, and narrow collars
This tunic features an open neckline, vertical detailing, and sleeves–all flattering for women with a large bust.
Pictured: Slub Cotton Tunic Top | $50 at J Crew.
Skirts & Dresses
Semifitted styles with open necklines
Dropped waist dresses
Narrow skirts that flare at the hem
The open neckline subtly shows off your curves, while the silk drapes over your body. The flared skirt helps to counterbalance your upper body.
Pictured: Silk Wrap Dress | $130 at Banana Republic.