Here’s a reason to be happy it’s so cold outside: We can wear cross body bags just like our tiny sisters. During the winter, with all that extra layering, we don’t have to worry about the strap sinking into the canyon between our breasts.
I realized this when I took my friend’s picture for the next “Inside the Closet” series. Below is a sneak peek of what’s coming later this month. She’s a 34G. If she were wearing this bag over just a single layer of cotton fabric, her breasts would get all the attention, but since it’s winter, the vest and bag are what catch your eye, aren’t they?
The woman below wears a 32E. She prefers to distribute the weight of her bag across her body instead of concentrating it on one shoulder.
I prefer the extra security that a cross body bag gives me, especially on the subway or when traveling in an unfamiliar country. I also love a lot of the styles I see out there.
So are cross body bags totally off limits for us in warmer weather? Maybe not. After the jump, I post some “rules” that I found from a commenter on youlookfab.com.
BlondeAmbition writes on youlookfab.com:
I wear cross body bags all the time and not only am I big busted (DDD) but also hippy so these bags are hard to pull off but I’ve learned a couple of tricks.
First off the straps must be at least 1 to 2 inches thick and lay flat. Not only is this more comfortable for carrying a heavy bag but it also doesn’t cut through your skin in an unflattering way and lays better on your chest.
Second, the bag portion should not be rounded and bulky, it should lay relatively flat against you. I like for it to be placed somewhere between my belly button and right hip, more towards the hip. I find that if it is placed any further to my side then it bounces around everywhere while I walk. You’ll have to experiment and find your placement.
Third, the clothes you wear will impact the strap. If you’re just wearing a very thin t-shirt then a wider strap will be more comfortable. A thin strap in this case will dig in between your breasts and may even accentuate your undergarments. But let’s say you’re wearing a t-shirt, a cardigan, and then a jean jacket on top then you can get away with a skinnier strap because the more clothing you have on the less the strap will accentuate your bust.
Once you find your comfort zone you’ll see that the cross body bag will be your go to bag for walking around the city doing errands.
Let us know if you’ve tried any of these tips or if you have new ones to add.