Big Bust Fashion Options from Of Mercer

I used to think of the Campbell & Kate blog as Hourglassy-lite, but as I give my business the focus it deserves, the C&K blog is becoming more interesting to write. You’ll understand what I mean if you check out last week’s post about bust-friendly finds from Of Mercer that we styled with my shirts.

Here’s the original C&K instagram post that inspired the wrap dress look. Instagram is another outlet that I didn’t realize could be so fun! If you’re on IG, would you follow @campbellandkate?

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And here are a few more pictures of Lela in the Of Mercer’s Sutton wrap dress. It was a cloudy day, so we tried to find patches of light wherever we could–none were big enough for standing poses, but you get the idea! [Read more…]

A Zip Tip for Big Bust Jacket Shopping

The Friday before vacation, we had a photo shoot for upcoming Campbell & Kate blog posts, and our stylist put together such amazing looks with the faux leather Liz Claiborne jacket that I wrote about last month that I decided not to return it after all.
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On Wednesday I snipped off the tag, zipped it to just under my chest, and confidently wore it into Manhattan with skinny jeans and boots.

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All was fine until I removed my coat and sat down in my podiatrist’s waiting room. That’s when I noticed the giant air boobs that the jacket created.

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I posted the dilemma on Instagram, and my dear friend Sarah McGiven offered a solution: look for double zippers going forward. I’m sure I’ll get a ton of wear out of this jacket (it cost less than $40 and is already sold out in black on the JCP website), but I’m also sure I’ll be constantly smoothing down the big bust effect when I sit down in it. Maybe I’ll replace the zipper!

Have a wonderful holiday, dear readers, and may any leather jackets that you receive come with double zippers!

 

 

 

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Full Bust Finds: Crinkle Pleated Fabric

If “crinkle pleated fabric” brings to mind a shapeless jacket from Chico’s, bear with me. The other day a neighbor gave away some clothes, and I found this blazer in her pile.

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The neighbor is very slender, and the jacket looked small even though the tag said medium. The only way I could see it fitting was if the crinkle pleated fabric expanded over my chest. I brought it home to try, and my theory proved correct! [Read more…]

Cozy Cardi for a Big Bust

While scouting the mall ahead of Big Bust Cardigan Week (I covered structured options, zippered biker options, dusters and bomber jackets), I kept avoiding snuggly-looking oversized shawl-collared sweaters because of course they would fit a woman with a large bust. However, my focus was on layers that could be worn in a more formal work setting, and these sweaters looked too soft and slouchy to be taken seriously.

Eventually, a plush oatmeal version of this Macy’s Charter Club number in size small wore me down. No, it wouldn’t work for a business formal dress code, but as an informal option, it was much less overwhelming than I expected. Then I discovered it in red, which transformed the mood from sleepy to energized. With Thanksgiving just a few days away, this is exactly the sweater I want to wear to walk off our big meal . . . go shopping on Friday morning. . . and out for brunch on Saturday. I think it’ll look even better with jeans, a fun necklace and the taupe ankle boots on my shopping list.

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!

(Note: Clicking and purchasing through the Macy’s link can result in a commission to me. All opinions are my own.)

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