Look who I found only after I published my post about full-bust friendly looks on the red carpet last month. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and her husband won the Best Original Song Oscar for “Let It Go” from Frozen.


Here’s the entire hourglass-flattering gown from the front. The black bodice gives her the sleek look of a strapless gown while the pink straps let her wear a regular bra if she wants to.  Whatever bra she’s wearing is giving her great lift, and together with the pink on top and the inverted V’s beneath it, she has nice neckline boobs instead of waistline boobs.


This is the only glimpse I could find of the back. The buttons above the bow make me think it comes high enough for a regular bra.


As much as I like Kristen’s Oscar gown, I like this everyday dress even better. If I see one like it in a store, I’m going to try it for myself! I usually avoid dolman or kimono sleeves because even though they give us plenty of room for our busts, they can make us look a lot bigger than we are. But this dress looks so fresh, and the wrap V-neck and belt are so flattering, that the extra fabric around the chest doesn’t even bother me.



For more on dolman sleeves, see Leila’s post about armholes that can be saved. By the way, look for a new alterations post from Leila next week!

Here are some more full-bust friendly looks on Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Even though most of them are the usual suspects,  I find them inspiring.






kristen anderson lopez cross front black gown

As you look at these pictures, don’t you want to call Kristen up for coffee and go shopping with her?