As I’ve written about before, I have a love/hate (mostly hate?) relationship with online retailer ModCloth.com. However, they do have a great sale each year for Black Friday, so I purchased two boob-friendly dresses.
First is the ever-popular Coach Tour Dress in spearmint. I don’t really have anything new to say, as there are hundreds of reviews on ModCloth. But I will make the point that this is one of the most versatile garments the site offers. This is the rare find of an empire-style waist that actually sits low enough to stay below your boobs and has waist detail so it doesn’t make you look pregnant. It fits and flatters many different body shapes, is easy to dress up or down, and comes in a range of colors and patterns. I already own one in black, and I plan on eventually getting the black and white houndstooth version when it’s back in stock.
One thing to note, this particular color has a weird sheen to it that my black one does not possess. I suspect the current black one has that sheen too, since it looks like an updated version of mine (the old one has different buttons and no pockets). It makes the dress look a bit cheap, to be honest. The pockets are a nice addition in theory, but my left one is smaller than the right, to the point that I can barely get my hand into it.
In summary, the Coach Tour Dress is adorable and very boob-friendly. Buuuuut it’s not really worth paying full price. I got it half-off, and in fact got my black one half-off during last year’s Black Friday sale. They do get marked down every once in a while, so if you want one without paying full price I’d recommend signing up for the site’s newsletter.
The second item I ordered is the Glasses Half Full dress. Inexplicably, it’s no longer available. Normally when ModCloth sells out of an item, it’s still listed for a while as “sold out.” However, the Dance Floor Date Dress is the exact same item in a different pattern.
I was a little hesitant to purchase this garment because it’s all polyester and spandex and the description said it was sheer. But the price was low enough that the cute sunglasses print and the vaguely ’50s look that I love won out. And I’m really glad it did! Though that poly mix feels rather cheap (as I expected), the busy, cramped pattern keeps it from looking totally acrylic and gross. It’s also not sheer, though you should probably stick with nude or neutral-colored bras. The hips are loose enough that you can’t see panties through it no matter how bright.
The stretchiness means it fits over boobs without crushing them, and the ruched waistband really nips in the waist and is extremely flattering. Though a high neckline is usually a big bust don’t, again I think the pattern makes it okay. The little neck bow also breaks up the expanse of chest. One thing to be wary of, though, is that as the pattern stretches across your chest and the fabric pulls more, the print appears to fade.