STRUGGLE with spaghetti straps and buttoned frocks?
Stylist Abby McHale shows you the best summer buys for bigger chests.
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Primark – Best for value
Tiered dress, £15, Floral top, £7, White top, £10
NOTHING says budget quite like Primark and here are pieces you should be adding to your basket to suit your chest.
Look for tops with lining underneath to give your boobs an added lift and tiered dresses are great at adding shape rather than swamping your bust.
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F&F – Best for dresses
Gingham dress, £25, Blouse, £19, Printed dress, £25
PICK up your summer pieces while doing your weekly food shop with these finds at Tesco.
Shirred fabric has great stretchiness which is perfect for a larger chest and V-necklines are the most flattering style for a bigger bust.
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H&M – Best for basics
Vest, £17.99, Shirt, £17.99, Dress, £34.99
BASICS are, by definition, the core of any wardrobe and so finding items that fit your bust is imperative.
Look for camis with thicker straps, dresses with lining under the bust and shirts with a V-neck before going into buttons to create a more streamlined silhouette.
Mango – Best for trends
Lilac top, £25.99, Jumpsuit, £49.99, Blue top, £12.99
SPANISH brands are renowned for catering for more petite women and so those with bigger boobs can often be overlooked.
However, Mango still has some great finds in ruched tops – which will eliminate any fabric pulling – and flattering necklines which will accentuate your bust.
Oasis – Best for tops
Cami, £32, Dress, £69, Floral top, £59
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ONLINE shopping is made tougher by not being able to try before you buy.
So stick with styles that are guaranteed to suit a bigger bust such as sweetheart necklines, thin knit that stretches and straps with more support.
How to dress a larger bust
OVER the years I’ve had to learn how to dress my 34G chest.
These are my top styling tips for women with bigger busts. . .
A GOOD BRA IS CRUCIAL: It all starts with what’s underneath.
A good underwired bra will set your outfit up, but if you’re wanting to wear something backless, there are some great tape options out there to hold your bust in place, like Booby Tape, £10.
Opt for thicker straps on clothing – not only will it hide your bra straps but also give you extra support.
TWEAK WRAP DRESSES TO FIT BOOBS: Empire line and tiered dresses, with the seam under your boobs, add definition to your figure.
Wrap-style pieces are also a go-to as you are able to control where the fabric sits depending on the size of your chest.
BUY A SIZE UP: Don’t be scared to size up – it’s just a number at the end of the day.
If it gives your bust room to breathe and the garment is still fitted to give shape then it’s a better option than trying to squeeze yourself into something that squashes your chest.
When it comes to fabric, shirring and lightweight knits are great as they have added stretch.
LOOK TO SPECIALIST RANGES: You may not be plus-sized, but don’t be afraid to look at brands’ curve ranges which are often better suited to a larger chest.
Bravissimo, Asos and Yours all have “fuller bust” lines so your clothes will fit neatly to your chest and waist.
USE RUBBER BAND TRICK: You might think that a crop top – one which doesn’t allow you to wear a bra – isn’t for you.
But if you take a simple hair bobble or rubber band and use it to tie the two straps at the back together it will give you invisible extra support.
And if you wear your hair down no one will ever know.
BLOUSE HACK PREVENTS GAPING: Your chest may make a blouse gape open at the buttons, but simply put the second button through the top hole and the top button through the second hole.
This will ensure you are fully covered without any wardrobe malfunctions.
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