Full Bust Finds: Combining a Skirt & Top to Look Like a Dress

Here’s a challenge we’re all familiar with: what do you do when you love to wear dresses for work but can’t find one to fit your waist and large bust at the same time? A common suggestion is to wear a skirt and top in the same pattern, but that can be hard to find, so I was excited to find these fabric combinations at JCP the other day. Knit fabric and princess seams are a win for busty figures.

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Full Bust Finds: UltraSuede Trench Coat

Is ultrasuede around every fall and I just haven’t been paying attention? What an amazing fabric for full busts–especially if it has Spandex in it, like this trench coat from NY&Co.
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Off the Rack ~ Reviewing Miss Candyfloss “Gigi-Bo” Jumpsuit & “Weslyn-Hollis” Dress

My obsession with the vintage reproduction brand Miss Candyfloss continues unabated. I recently picked up a dress and a jumpsuit for fall. The dress was from last year with limited sizes left, and now it’s no longer on the MCF site at all. But I purchased the jumpsuit from ModCloth, which has it in five different colors for about the same price as MCF’s website. So if you wait for a coupon, you can actually get it for significantly less than the suggested retail (I had a 20% ModCloth code, they just finished a 25% code last week, and Black Friday is coming up next month…so it’s definitely worth waiting!).

For sizing, I’m wearing medium in both these pieces, and I measure 37”-29”-41” with a bra size of 28G – 30G (depending on the brand) and height 5’6”.

First up is the Gigi-Bo “pantskirt jumpsuit” in wine (aka ModCloth’s “Embolden Age Jumpsuit” in burgundy). I’ve seen a few reviews of this item before, but never really felt inclined to try it myself until this gorgeous wine color came out.

With my long torso and short legs, I don’t usually get along with jumpsuits. They’re often too short in the body and too long in the legs, leading to some unfortunate perma-wedgie. But since ModCloth has a good return policy, with the coupon I figured it was worth a shot. And I’m so glad I tried it, because, miraculously, the jumpsuit fits me perfectly!

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Faux Leather for the Full Bust, Bombers for Big Boobs

Imagine owning a wardrobe of leather jackets. Evidently they’re a closet essential, as I recently discovered from a work wear panel and an article about Sally Krawcheck. Unfortunately, I’ve only been able to find two options from bust-friendly retailers: last year’s still-available quilted jacket from Pepperberry, and the “ultimate” jacket in Bordeaux from Saint Bustier. [Read more…]