What a great long weekend for reading September issues of fashion magazines. If you’ve been reading them, too, then you’ve seen military coats everywhere. Incredibly, full bust fashion website DD Atelier alerted me to the military coat trend before anyone else. I love how the coat traces the curve of the model’s back . . . and the rest of her figure. For those of us who don’t look good in blacks and greys–or want a break from them–the navy and burgundy options are a gift. Update: you can now read Leah’s review of this “absolutely stunning military coat”.
Of course, if you’re in the market for a 3-season essential that transcends all trends, then you need DD Atelier’s denim jacket for busty women that I reviewed in May. It’s currently 15% off and still available in several sizes.
If you’re looking for a jean jacket for your big bust that has pockets and doesn’t show off your curves, then you may want to consider the Madewell oversized boyfriend jacket that Clinton Kelly recommends for busty women.
I’ve also been seeing the luxe fabric trend everywhere. Both Harper’s and InStyle feature this Prada skirt in cloqué as an example. (Cloqué means “blister” or “blistered” in French and is a fabrict with a puckered or quilted look.)
When I saw these pictures, I immediately remembered Miriam Baker’s amazing Christina jacket, skirt and dress in a silk blend cloqué from Italy.
Also from Miriam Baker, the Clara bodysuit is completely on trend as “a soft, decorative blouse . . . especially [in] a dark jewel tone” that Harper’s considers a key piece this fall. (If you’re curious about sizing in Miriam Baker, I reviewed her Jennifer dress last spring. More great news for those of us who don’t look great in black: the Jennifer dress is now available in navy.)
I’m also loving the Dolce shirt in stretch silk on Saint Bustier’s site. Its soft pleats at the neckline (that I noted in several of Rebecca Bunch’s tops) create plenty of room for up to a G cup.
Finally, while browsing Allure, I stopped short at the obvious D+ cup size of a model named Myla Dalbesio. I immediately began following her on Instagram (where I found the two photos below and this body size manifesto that has me cheering) for more full bust fashion inspiration.
You can try her one-piece-three-ways dressing with this ribbed dress from DD Atelier in either grey or red. The cotton will be less bulky than Jason Wu’s wool sweater dress, and the neckline won’t require a strapless bra! (Update: I tried this one-piece-many-ways in my recent review.)