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How To Dress To Minimize A Large Bust (13 Styling Tips)

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Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Morah Rose

Finding ways to make your bust look smaller can be stressful.

Some ladies experience anxiety and feel bad about their bodies. Others find it hard to look stylish with a large bust. 

Fortunately, there are many ways to minimize your large bust with the right clothes.

If you are looking for ways to dress to make your bust appear smaller, you will find the tips below very helpful.

You don’t need to be ashamed of your chest or feel like you need to hide it. All you need to know is how to dress.
We are all beautifully made but no one has a perfect body! Trust me, even those who seem like they have perfect bodies also have their own body insecurities!

What to wear to minimize a large bust and look stylish

1. Wear the right bra

Wearing a bra that fits you well can help minimize a large bust and help you look stylish. You need to avoid thick-bust bras that tend to exaggerate the chest size.

I’d recommend getting a lace unlined or thin bra with no extra padding.

This is because it not only makes your boobs look smaller but also gives them a good lift and helps them stay in place.

Push-up bras and half-cup balcony bras are also great options if you want to make your boobs look even more attractive.

Important Tip

I highly recommend getting a bra that has no padding. You will be surprised how different your breasts will look vs when wearing those that have padding.

I’d also highly recommend you check out our previous article on How To Choose The Right Bra Style For Different Breast Shapes.

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2. Wear the right bra size

Wearing the right bra size makes a big difference in your look and transforms everything!

That’s because a well-fitting bra gives you a good uplifted shape.

Therefore, you should never try to squeeze yourself into a bra thinking it will minimize the appearance of the chest.

In fact, this may end up causing you more problems in the long run.

Key Takeaway:

A well-fitting bra is essential for a good uplifted shape. A bra that holds your boobs even a little bit low dramatically increases the frump factor.

See also:

Ladies Swimwear Guide: Best Bikinis For Different Body Types.

How To Know Your Swimsuit Size (Shopping Tips With Pictures).

3. Don’t wear worn-out bras

One thing that most ladies are guilty of is wearing a bra for so many months or even years.

Well, the maximum duration I’d recommend you to wear a bra if you have a heavy bust is 6 months or 1 year if it is a really good quality bra.

That’s because they do get worn out over time, especially if it is your favorite bra.

Bras also tend to become more stretched out over time and may not offer good support and lift for your boobs. They also tend to increase the frump factor.

Therefore, wearing worn-out bras will definitely not be a good idea if you are looking to minimize the appearance of your large busts.

4. Avoid clothes that enhance your chest size

When looking for ways to make your large bust look smaller, it is important to note that there are clothes that enhance your chest size.

Examples of these clothes are tops or dresses that have a lot going on around the chest area.

You will be surprised that the extra material around the chest area is doing more harm than good to your look.

This is because they make your bust size look bigger than it really is.

5. Wear tops that flatter your boobs

Lower V-neck and square-neck tops are great on most women with large busts because they make the boobs look more flattering.

If you are worried about having to adjust the top, especially if it is a deep v top like a wrap top or a sweetheart top, I’d recommend you use a pin to pin your bra so that it stays put.

I’d also recommend you wear blouses because they tend to be more flattering on women with large busts, especially if it fits you well.

And when it comes to sweaters, I’d recommend you try out cowl neckline sweaters. They will flatter your look and at the same time make you look stylish.

6. Stay away from very tight and baggy tops

Well, you might think that baggy tops will help hide a big bust but they actually do the opposite.

They exaggerate your boobs and your whole upper body thus making them look heavier than they really are.

Likewise, very tight tops, especially turtleneck tops, high necks, or crew neck tops, do little to create the illusion of a small chest.

7. Wear wrap tops and dresses

Wrap dresses and tops are usually more flattering on large busted women. 

However, I wouldn’t recommend wrap dresses that have been sewn on the side because they don’t look as good as the ones that you tie.

Wrap dresses or tops that can be tied are great because you can tie them to fit your body shape and can also be adjusted depending on how much cleavage you want to share.

However, I’d recommend you know the right size for it not to look too big on the waist and around the chest area. 

You can size it up by adding some snap buttons to the wrap dress to fit you right.

See also: Tops That Make Arms Look Slimmer (With Picture Examples).

8. Wear the right dresses

If wrap dresses are not your type, then I recommend you wear dresses that accentuate your waist or your best features, such as legs. 

You can also wear a belt to help accentuate the waist.

9. Wear nicely printed tops

Beautifully printed tops are recommended because they tend to distract people. This way, not many people will be able to notice whether or not you have a big bust.

10. Avoid tops with details on the chest area

A good example of such tops is anything that has big pockets right in the front (around the chest area) on both sides. 

This does not help if you are looking for dressing styles that minimize a large bust.

11. Tuck in or half-tuck your tops

Tucking in your tops in style can help remove the impression that you are heavy.

For example, if you are wearing jeans, I strongly recommend you go for high-waisted jeans with a tucked-in/half-tucked top.

This will make you look like you have a smaller waist thus flattering your whole body.

You will notice that not all tops you tuck will look good on you. That’s because the material plays a greater role.

12. Know how to dress your body type

Different women have different body types.

Knowing your body type will help you know the right clothes to wear. This will emphasize your best features thus making you look more elegant.

See also:

How To Wear A Bikini With A Tummy.

How To Dress Like An Italian Woman In Summer.

13. Take care of your skin

I’d recommend that you always eat healthily and have a good skincare routine for both your body and face.

Having beautiful skin distracts people from whatever you don’t want them to see. That’s because it makes you look more attractive. 

For example, wearing a lower v-neck top when you have flawless skin makes people notice your skin more. 

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In conclusion

If you have a big bust, you don’t have to wear clothes that make you feel uncomfortable just because you want to make your large bust look small. 

The above tips will set you in the right direction, but above all, you really have to practice loving yourself for who you are. 

Do not let anything negative ruin your self-confidence!