Dressing a small bust
All right, look at this small bust… 😉
Probably you are wondering what I know about this topic? Well I am going to tell you a story from my younger days. I am tall, and I was also extremely thin and flat in high school. I had a boat load of complexes because of that (I don’t understand why such silhouettes are promoted nowadays?!). Even though I ate enough for three, I still wasn’t able to put on weight. And of course, I didn’t have a bust and I was fine with that (i.e. I still remember how much easier it was to run). But alas, my environment had to remind me non-stop that I was flat as a “board”. So you see, it is not only big busted women who are constantly teased. There is always someone around who has to bug the other person about something.
Ok, but I still haven’t finished my story about how it happened that I have a big bust. Well after my junior year of high school, my bust exploded almost overnight, so I am a so-called “late bloomer” Disaster! Try to imagine now a very thin teenager/young woman with a big bust! I started hunching over (alas I still have to fight with that), and I had problems getting used to my new body. And the teasing was like “the dark side of the force” 😉 . I was called many names, I was no longer the “board” anymore, but I will spare you from listing all the epithets I was subsequently called. Anyway later on I put on weight, thank goodness, and now I look proportional, but no wonder that for many years I didn’t know how to handle my new silhouette.
Dear Ladies with a small bust, you should be happy, because I can assure you that it’s so much easier for you to dress yourself. Firstly, you always look slimmer. Secondly, the designers are generally favorable for you and there are a lot of clothes available for you in every shop, while us big busted ones, have to really search for good clothes. Thirdly, it’s so much easier to do sports.
On the other hand, you can probably say that men often prefer women with bigger busts. Fortunately everyone has different tastes, and there are admirers of all different cup sizes, so stop fussing about that. Nevertheless, each of us feels better having clothes on, which are appropriate for our figure and in which we simply look better.
I could write that you should wear what I marked as NO in the “Dressing a big bust” post (here), but that would be too easy, so I have a few additional tips for you!
THE 6 BEST TIPS FOR THE SMALL BUST
- Style-icon inspiration
Look at the style icons with small busts: Jaqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, and Twiggy to name a few. They looked amazing, didn’t they? Each of them had their own style and signature element.
Jaqueline Kennedy – the sleeveless or short-sleeved tops and dresses with a higher neckline and turtlenecks, as well as bright colors.
Audrey Hepburn – a boatneck top with a cute scarf, straight pants, ballet pumps, polo shirts or black turtleneck.
Twiggy – colored tops and mini dresses.
- Spice up your top
You can wear tops with ruffles, pleats, pockets and embellishments around the chest area, stand-up collars, one-shoulder tops (rather for women with slim arms), halter tops, strappy tops, stripe tops and in a variety of bright colors.
- Create curves
When you look curvier it magnifies your bust. So it’s worth choosing a fitted jacket, nipped in at the waist and with a wider collar because it makes your bust look fuller. Also doubled-chested jackets and coats work well.
- Fall in love with accessories
A scarf looped around the neck and hanging low along the chest will add some extra volume. Longer necklesses hanging to the bustline, or a few long delicate chains, are also perfect for flattering a smaller bust.
- Show some skin
Try to distract from your bust and draw the eyes to your back, with a low back or backless top/dress or show off your arms (they should be rather fit – look at Michelle Obama).
- Call in the special aid
When you feel you need something extra to make your bust look bigger, then use a push-up or a padded bra. Some of them can bump up your bust another 2 sizes!
In my opinion, your beauty is not defined by your bust size, but by your confidence in the way you are. So Ladies, regardless of the size of your bust, maintain an erect posture and be proud of your busts!
Did I miss anything? What tricks do you know to “dress” a small bust?
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P.S. Like this post? You might also enjoy more of my FASHION TIPS.