Whether you have a large or small chest, learn how to dress for what you have!

This week I'm discussing how to dress for your chest! If you have a small chest, there are a few tricks I want to pass along to help you look your best, and the same goes for the opposite- a large or "ample" chest. Let's start with a small chest:

 This is a much better look for small chested women than for those who have a larger chest! 

This is a much better look for small chested women than for those who have a larger chest! 

Crew neck tees and tops work well for you. Halter tops and boatneck tops work nicely also. You can wear dresses and tops that are backless or with little straps that make it difficult to wear a bra, as you can simply go braless with nipple covers like these, or you can wear a "Stickie Bra". Tops and dresses with ruffles look pretty and feminine. Turtlenecks and tops gathered at the neck are a definite "Yes". A plunging neckline or a top with spaghetti straps look super sexy (add a few layered necklaces for a casually chic look)! Avoid ill-fitting bras, and structured tops if you can't fill them out. Style icons are Audrey Hepburn, Kate Moss and Kiera Knightly.

Larger size chest:

V-neck tees, tops and sweaters work better than crew necks or turtlenecks. Fitted jackets and blazers with small lapels that form a deep V shape are best for you. Watch out for shirts and blouses that are too tight in the bust and gape open at the buttons. A bra that fits correctly is EXTREMELY important. Scoop neck tees work well too, but ribbed material tees and other "body con" tops aren't so great, because they draw attention to the chest rather than your face, and can be distracting! Shorter necklaces work better than pendant necklaces that nestle in between breasts. Fitted jackets and dresses that are tapered at the waist show off a curvy figure well, accentuating the waist. Make sure clothes fit correctly, anything too large will make you feel frumpy and matronly, while anything too tight will NOT work for you either. There are some blouses that actually zip up the side, but look like they button up the front! You can always buy a larger size in order for it to fit correctly in the bust and have it altered. 

Examples of style icons in this category are Scarlett Johansson, Helen Mirren and Kate Upton.

Whatever size chest you have, that's what you've got, so embrace it, dress for it, stand up straight and WALK TALL....you are GORGEOUS!!!!

I've included a Look Book of styles that work well for each chest size. If you are interested in learning more, you can click on the photo and it will take you straight to site where you can purchase! If you see something you love, buy it now, because these pieces sell out quickly, and many times I can't find another (My clients know exactly what I mean...as they get this lecture often! It only takes missing one item they waited too late to buy, for them to believe me!).

https://hueandstripe.com/catalog/200H&SCjLg   Look Book for large chest

https://hueandstripe.com/catalog/200H&SxaS9m  Look Book for large chest

Enjoy!

 

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