The most flattering necklines for bigger busts this seasonFeature of the week
It’s time to ditch the minimiser bras and cover-up cardigans – in fact, banish them from your wardrobe for good – because we’re here to remind you that your ample bust is an asset to be proud of.
Perhaps your larger breasts were a loving gift from Mother Nature, albeit one you may not have asked for but have finally learned to embrace. Or maybe, like the thousands of women annually who turn to cosmetic surgery, you fought hard for your bust.
After spending years saving up for a breast enlargement and swithering over whether or not to take the plunge, you’re now satisfied with your cup size. With jaw-dropping cleavage and a silhouette to rival Marilyn, you’re in a position that most women dream of.
Celebrate your curves
Regardless of how you ended up here, celebrating your curves is important – but dressing for a bigger bust can be difficult. In fear of revealing too much, many of us end up hiding under layers of clothing. And more often than not, finding the perfect dress means compromising on fashion for fit.
Luckily, it’s an issue that plus-size models like Ashley Graham and Tess Holliday have tirelessly campaigned in recent years, and the industry has finally responded. From H&M to Boohoo, our go-to brands are making it a point to offer a variety of clothing to suit all shapes and sizes.
With so much choice available, fuller-figured fashionistas are far more likely to have a successful Saturday shopping trip. To help you narrow down the hunt for a flawless outfit, we’ve put together a guide to the most flattering necklines for bigger busts this season.
80s one-shoulder power dressing
The 80s are back, and we’re blaming Netflix’s latest binge-worthy series Stranger Things for the revival.
Ignore those painful flashbacks to pinstripes, because luckily you don’t have to go all-out David Bowie to embrace this fashion trend. Designers like Moschino and Lanvin have been turning to a one-shoulder neckline for a subtle version of 80s power dressing.
It’s awesome news for curvaceous women, since one shoulder necklines are an interesting way of de-emphasising your bust and slimming your shoulders at the same time.
Vintage sweetheart necklines
The best thing about sweetheart necklines – besides the fact that they suit everyone – is that they’re never out of style.
Beautifully following the natural curves of your bust, the sweetheart is really easy to wear. You’ll normally find them on 50s style flared dresses, but a sweetheart top also works perfectly with bodycon pencil skirts if you prefer a more fitted overall look.
You don’t have to be a vintage queen to rock it, either, since lots of modern eveningwear incorporates this alluring neckline.
Bardot off-the-shoulder flirting
Brigitte Bardot doesn’t need much introduction. The French beauty icon has influenced fashion for decades, but never more so than this year’s infatuation with off-the-shoulder necklines.
Lovingly named the Bardot style, it emphasises an hourglass shape by accentuating your collarbone. It’s a sexy but modest way of flashing a little flesh, without having to expose too much cleavage.
If you’re looking for an outfit to carry you through a day in the office to drinks with the girls, a Bardot option will definitely do the job.
Ballerina V-neck wrap
Did you fantasise about becoming a ballerina as a little girl, practising your toe points and posture in your bedroom mirror? You may not ever realise your childhood dream, but you can look the part with a V-neck wrap top.
Wrap dresses have faced criticism for being a bit matronly, but younger designers like American Apparel have transformed it into a fun, party-ready look for all ages.
It works by drawing the eye down, accentuating your cleavage without being too revealing. It’s a great way to tap into the trend for plunging necklines, which unfortunately offers zero support for bigger breasts.
If you’re feeling nervous about dressing to showcase your bust this season, keep an eye out for these four necklines and you’ll be sure to find a flattering outfit. Whatever style you go for, a truly killer look requires you to wear it with confidence.
The editorial unit