15 Fashion Tips for Small Bust Women
If you think that your breasts are on the smaller side, most probably, you have a model-esque appearance and many styles will in fact look impeccably for you. We all admire Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, and Keira Knightley, and it never occurs to anyone to be negative about their bra size. Love your body, take pride in it and these fashion tips will help you take the most of what you have.
Take advantage of your size.
Having small breasts is more of an advantage nowadays since clothing for you is more versatile than for women with large breasts, you can even afford to go braless and still look chic and elegant. In a society that just a few years ago was promoting huge breasts, looking at Hollywood celebrities, we can see that small size is back in style and small breasts are more favored. “The bigger- the better” stopped being a thing, so now it’s your time to take advantage of your size.
Fortunate small-breasted women can wear strapless tops without worrying about breasts jumping out of and ruining the whole evening. Indeed, strapless tops are difficult to pull off when your breasts are large, but women with small bust can either wear balcony bra with a strapless item, or simply go braless. High fashion strapless dresses and tops are made for you.
Open your back.
While women with big breasts have to worry about supportive bra peeking out of the open back, you can just enjoy the freedom and chic of an open back dress. Backless or cut-out outfits give a hint of flesh without telling the whole story. In addition, because you do not have to fuss with a bra for support, you have much more flexibility than your more well-endowed friends. Kate Moss’s look is so sophisticated and feminine, that it can be a true inspiration for all women with a small bust.
Show off your arms.
It is all about drawing attention to your upper body without focusing on your bust area. Who could imagine looking at this fabulous red gown that Sienna Miller’s bra size is not that high? Her secret is quite simple- she opened her shoulders and arms, which are erogenous and sensual. Focus on your arms and you will increase your overall appearance and will manage to look sexy without being overly exposed. Choose tops and dresses that will reveal your beautiful slender arms.
Try a bandeau top.
They are bold and daring, and look incredibly attractive. Bandeau tops are made for small-chested women as they bring out your bust without focusing on your cleavage, while giving you good support. These are great for a beach promenade on a hot day. However, if you pair a bandeau top with a business-like jacket, you can wear it not only on the beach, but in the city as well.
Androgynous clothing will look splendid on you. Instead of fighting against your lack of curves, take advantage with it. Think men’s jackets, men’s suits (spectacular Emma Watson does take advantage of it!), fitted graphic t-shirts with traditionally tough images, and boyfriend jeans. However, remember to buy clothes made for women and not for men. We want to just inspire ourselves in men’s style, not wear your boyfriend’s clothes. The result is highly chic and trendy type of style no large-breasted girl can ever compete with.
Play with color.
The famous rule of dark for the bottom, light for the tops works great in this case. Dark colors have a slimming visual effect, which could make your chest look smaller (you do not want that!). Choose pastels and other light colors, especially across the bust. Bright colors will also look great on you, so do not be afraid to experiment and try something new.
Use visual puns.
Tops or dresses with ruffles, frills, pleats, pockets, zips or any other embellishments placed in the bust area will add the illusion of size to your chest. Horizontal strips also work wonders and visually enhance the appearance of your bust. When combined with a bright bottom, it will create all necessary curves and will make your body look shapely and well-balanced.
They create slimming effect in the bottom thus enhancing the appearance of your upper body. These jeans are so versatile and are perfect for balancing most body types. If you feel bold and adventurous, go for a pair of printed flared pants. When paired with a loose silk shirt, they will add volume where needed.
Reveal your neck.
Gwyneth Paltrow has successfully flaunted her small chest by wearing couture gowns featuring slashes on the front that go down all the way down to their belly buttons. Of course, this look is just an inspiration and a proof of a point. Remember that it might be a little out of place at your local grocery store or in the office. So take a cue from a regular trick they use in their off-duty looks: a collared shirt unbuttoned as much as it is appropriate. The textile of the shirt will give your chest a nice visual enhancement, and the deep area of skin injects a subtle sensuality. You can do it without looking inappropriate and vulgar.
Say no to baggy clothes.
They conceal the fact that you have curves. As I wrote before and will never stop repeating- baggy clothes should be made illegal- they do not really flatter anyone, especially women with small bust, which it makes look even smaller and it will get lost beneath all that bagginess. Slim fit should be your first choice, it will emphasize your assets and your curves.
Skinny women with small chest can pull off the ultimate layered look without adding much bulk to the frame. Layers are stylish and trendy and make a perfect street casual look. You whole bust area will look more pronounced without adding the unnecessary sexual innuendo to your image. Cameron Diaz looks stylish and the multiple layers make her appear pleasantly fuller.
Use necklines to your advantage.
Some necklines mask the flatness of your chest, while others take advantage of your small bust to show extra skin. High collar, cowl necklines, crew necks, V-necks and scoops will all flatter your small chest and will help your bust look more distinct.
Chunky knits look great on skinny women. They do not add bulk and do not make you look bigger thanks to your petite chest area. Charlize Theron looks stunning in her street casual knitted cardigan.
Showing your lingerie and wearing ultra-see-through items used to be a fashion crime only a decade ago, but thanks to fashion icons and celebrities a sheer top is currently quite hot, and when worn in a proper manner, can be chic and graceful. Women with small breasts can pull off the transparent look quite well, unlike large-breasted girls, and will look extra stylish in something sheer.
Always be confident about your size and yourself and with these styling tips you will just look spectacular.
(all images sourced via pinterest)