A Roundup of the Best Writing about Big Busts

Surprise! Writing about large chests isn’t just for niche bloggers anymore. I’ve been catching up on mainstream media and finding writers who go beyond complaining or making fun of their big busts to offer truly helpful suggestions and fresh perspectives.

Below are my favorite finds from the past two years. I’ve also included some of the authors’ (or their subjects’) Instagram accounts for extra wardrobe inspiration, plus stated bra sizes. Of course some of the writers could use smaller bands and larger cups, but I’ll let you figure out the conversion–that’s what readers of big bust blogs do!

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Author: Erin Mayer, size 30F/FF, @erinkmayer

How to Dress a Petite, Large-Chested Frame

You never really know how something will look on you until you put it on. (Except those teensy bustier tops, you know exactly how they will look, and it won’t be good).

Busty Rules to Throw Out the Window

Apparently we all look huge and shapeless in things that aren’t skintight… except we don’t. Besides, loose-fitting pieces are comfy. I don’t need to dress like Sofia Vergara all the time just because we have a similar cup size. If you’re going for something boxy or oversized, make sure it still has a tailored fit so you don’t get lost.

Author: Dallas Thompson, @dallasbthompson
In Praise of the House Bra

It allows me to live my best life at home, unencumbered by both unruly, floppy boobs and restrictive layers of industrial boob jail. It’s the garment version of the moment a woman in a yogurt commercial takes a bite and closes her eyes in pure bliss. It is not meant to be the star of the show, to please anyone but me, or to do anything but be a comfortable, lovable workhorse.

Author: Ellie Krupnick, 34DD, @elliekrupnick
Life as a Secret Big Boob Girl [Read more…]

Spring Updates Where Bust Size Doesn’t Matter

I found my inspiration for spring trends in this Wall Street Journal article about buying a single item to update your look. As I studied the photos, I realized that busty women can wear each and every one of them without worrying about fitting a large chest.

F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Rebecca Malinsky, Hair & Makeup by Mike Fernandez, Model: Phiona St. Cyr/Major Model Management OD 50 Spring 2017 Small Shopping List Jacket Gucci Published Credit: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Rebecca Malinsky, Hair & Makeup by Mike Fernandez, Model: Phiona St. Cyr/Maj

(1) mannish blazer; (2) satin day shoe; (3) something yellow; (4) logoed it bag.

Recently, I found two more options in this WhoWhatWear post:

  1. stylish slides
  2. sunglasses with pastel-colored lenses.

Of course I’m going to try pairing these ideas with my shirts for busty women to show how simple it is to stay current when you have a great shirt as a foundation. When I talked to our stylist Kristina Frik about it last week, she sent me this inspiration board !

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Can you find two more trends that she’s added to the mix? Do YOU have anything to add?

Off the Rack ~ My First Miss Candyfloss Wiggle Dress, the “Sabine-Katalin”

Recently, I tried my very first wiggle-style dress from Miss Candyfloss, so it’s time for another review. Due to the wiggle shape, this time I’m assessing the fit at both the top and bottom halves of the hourglass.

The dress is called “Sabine-Katalin,” and comes in a vibrant turquoise with mint green accents with a removable mint belt. It’s made of 63% polyester, 32% viscose, and 5% elastane, resulting in a soft and moderately thick fabric that’s (yet again) machine-washable.

This dress features MCF’s signature pleated bust (and darts too! I never noticed them before), but with a mini-peplum and a folded over collar. There are darts up the back for shaping, and a pair of seams up the front and back of the skirt, plus a small slit in the back of the skirt for ease of movement.

With my measurements of 37”-29”-41”, I took a medium. At 5’6” tall, it just covers my knees.

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Sad News in the Big Bust Clothing World

By now you’ve probably heard: DD Atelier has announced that it will be closing. Olga Promptova’s unwavering commitment to full-busted women raised the bar with amazing quality and design. I don’t see anyone on the horizon who can provide the same breadth of styles at such reasonable price points. With that in mind, you’re going to want to buy everything you love on her website immediately because you know that once the sale prices nosedive, the most popular sizes will be gone.

I’m away on vacation this week so am not able to write more, but I think you will appreciate these tributes from new bloggers Classy as FF and Just Curvy Things.

To cheer you up, here’s a photo of the bra tree at Snowbird, where we’re skiing this week.

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