Ready Made Outfit: Open Neckline for a Large Bust

July 22nd, 2008


Feeling the love for this outfit?  Here’s more information about it.


Yeah, we know that open necklines for a large bust aren’t anything new.  But there’s a reason why fashion magazines, fashion columns, and fashion blogs keep emphasizing them: they work!

Our favorite type of open neckline is the wrap neckline.  Not only does a wrap neckline work on almost any figure type, but the wrap silhouette makes your waistline appear smaller.  And for women with a large bust, this cinched in waist emphasizes your beautiful hourglass figure. 

How do you accessorize a patterned wrap dress?  By keeping it simple.  The general rule of thumb is the busier the pattern of your dress, the simpler your accessories should be.  Here, we’ve kept things fresh with a coordinated (and yet not matchy-matchy) set of earrings and a necklace, a structured tote that’s at once casual and sophisticated, and a bright pair of orange flats that complement the blues of the dress.

Have a great tip about how to flatter a large bust?
  Share it with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Elisa  |  July 22nd, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    I love this look! I am curvy so I am constantly looking for good solutions so the outfit is flattering and doesn’t make me look bigger. This dress is really lovely!

  • 2. Mimi  |  July 22nd, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Love the dress and the pop of color with the shoes!

  • 3. Trisha  |  July 22nd, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Yay, glad that both of you like this look!

  • 4. Lara  |  July 23rd, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    An open neckline sometimes makes me look like I’m drowning in boobs, though. How does a woman with a large bust wear an open necklined dress and not look like she’s made of 35% mammary glands?

  • 5. Trisha  |  July 23rd, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Two tips for wearing a dress (or top) with an open neckline:
    (1) Wear a great bra that gives you adequate support.
    (2) Layer a tank top underneath so as to not show too much skin.

  • 6. robin  |  August 2nd, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    i find that wide boatneck, square-neck, and mandarin collar necklines work best for me. the tank top + v-neck is ok too, gives the same effect as a square-neck top.

  • 7. Trisha  |  August 4th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing your tips, Robin!

  • 8. MsKatieKat  |  August 20th, 2008 at 7:35 am

    I’m definitely a huge fan of open necklines for large busts! I have a large belly and waistline so wrap dresses/shirts actually make me look wider. I am, however, a HUGE fan of narrow V-neck tops. Wear a good bra and show a bit of cleavage. For a more conservative look, wear a cami underneath (lace camis add more femininity).

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