It is hard to "hide" big boobs.
Usually having being large chested means that if you aren't careful you actually end up looking pretty bad. The shirt hangs in a way that makes you
look very rotund even when you aren't.
Or if you were a higher cut/collar it looks ridiculous, or it can even sometimes be MORE revealing than just wearing something which is more
My MIL tried to buy me some more "conservative" shirts - the look on her face when I wore the turtle necks she bought me was priceless. I can
literally be covered from feet to chin, and still look like I'm showing off.
Something that looks professional on my coworker can easily make me look like I'm about to step onto the stage for strip tease......seriously, I
actually borrowed a friends professional wardrobe for an interview once, and the guy thought I was lost and directed me to the strip club across the
street before he realized I was his interview. Awesomeness. Very frustrating. And no - there was actually no cleavage, and I was wearing
You have to understand - not very many "average" sized women are over a C. Finding shirts and dresses which are flattering without being too sexy,
and being professional ..... there are no role models. No models are in the magazines. Few women fit this category, so you can't just take stock of
the women around you. The only role models you do have are hooters and porn really.
It took me a while to figure out how to dress so I look nice, professional and not resort to wearing things which are just expensive to compensate for
looking like a sack.
If you are an employer, and you have a good employee who fits this body type and you have the sort of company that has some sort of employee
assistance programs, the sort of employer who is looking to work with an employee....I might suggest you find a service in your area that specifically
works with people to help them with personal presentation and wardrobe. Just have it as a service that the employee assistance / HR program can
suggest if someone seems to be struggling with it.
Consider it toastmasters for the body.
If anyone on here is this woman, here is the best tips I have:
If you have a waist, use it. If you don't, use the empire waist to your advantage or the wrap style to "create" a waist.
Buy your shirts to fit your largest two parts - your shoulders and your breasts, then get the shirt tailored to fit elsewhere. You may need to go to
a plus size store - swallow your pride if you aren't plus sized and try it. Big women still come in your shoulder size.
Get good foundation garmets. It is worth going for a professional fit. If you are average sized but have larger breasts, the pretty lingerie shops
in the mall probably aren't carrying what you need.
Layering with jackets, and nice sweaters/etc can help minimize the impact.
Keep the neck line that works - just move it up an inch and a half. The neck line that flatters you truly looks good low or higher.
edit on 2010/12/17 by Aeons because: (no reason given)