Sometimes I take a photo to prove a point to you, but after I study the picture, I end up being convinced of the opposite point of view. That’s what happened with the series of pictures after the jump. I expected the photos to shout loud and clear that full-busted women should stay away from cross-body bags. However, they ended up making only a few polite suggestions that there may be a better alternative in just some of the cases.
Don’t be confused by the photos of small-busted women that I include near the end (beginning with the pink-shirted woman). I took them for contrast and ended up making another discovery–cross body bags aren’t ideal on all small-busted women either. My takeaway from this experience is that a lot depends on two things: (1) how tight everything else is that you’re wearing and (2) what the proportions of the bag are to the rest of your frame. For other helpful considerations, take a look at the tips I posted from a commenter on youlookfab last February. In hopes that you’ll comment on specific pictures, I’ve numbered them below. You’ll find the same woman in 1-5 because I was determined to take a bad picture of her but never could, which is what changed my mind about the whole thing. You’ll also find photos of the same women in 7, 8 and 9 (I could only maneuver a picture of her front in the reflection of the subway door as the train pulled into the station); 10 and 11; and 12 and 13.