Any woman with big boobs will tell you that getting dressed is just a little harder when your cups overfloweth. Cleavage can get out of control, shirts can gape between buttons (and occasionally even pop open at the most inopportune moments), and dresses that fit both your top and bottom are merely a dream. If you feel me, and your boobs present more than a few challenges when getting dressed in the morning, what you need are a few fresh outfit ideas.
And, honestly, who better to consult for style advice than those with the same problem? We anonymously surveyed 13 Cosmo editors who wear size D-and-up cups to find out what styles work best for them. Take inspiration from their tried-and-true looks and copy one of the following outfits for larger busts.
1. The Wrap Dress
This deep-V option shows just the right amount of cleavage for anyone, and it’s also super easy to style. Add some heels or flats depending on the occasion, wear your hair back to keep the focus on that neckline, and you’re good to go.
“It’s hard to find a dress that fits well both on the top and the bottom halves of my body, but a wrap dress is the perfect solution because you can adjust how to fits—and the cinched waist is a plus.”
2. The Smocked Top
When you have big boobs, fitted tops are a hard style to pull off. Sure, you could buy a shirt to fit them and take it to the tailor, *or* you could go with a stretchier option that perfectly hugs all of your curves. Tuck your top into a pair of high-waist pants to accentuate your waist even more.
“Some days my boobs feel bigger than others, so having stretchy tops on hand is a must. A smocked top is a trendier way of staying comfortable so I’m not busting at the seams.”
3. The Oversized Blazer
With a boxy jacket, you won’t have to worry about getting it tailored to fit both your bust and your waist. Leave it open in the front if you want to show off a little, or fasten a button when you need more coverage.
“I’m not ever trying to hide my shape, so I tend to go fitted with my dresses and tops most of the time and I love pairing that with the new oversized blazer trend.”
4. The Scoop Neckline
If a deep V feels like too much and a turtleneck seems a little stifling, go with a square, scoop, or boatneck. A plain, fitted top is great for wearing with a pair of jeans for a casual look or layering under other pieces.
“Square and scoop necklines are nice for when I want to feel more open, but not go crazy on cleave.”
5. The Silky Dress
When you want something that hugs your curves but doesn’t squeeze them, try a satin-y silky dress. For a little more definition, find one with a matching belt.
“I love wearing silk dresses—it’s even better when they have something that ties at the waist.”
6. The Turtleneck
When you want to show off your shape without any cleavage whatsoever, turtleneck bodysuits are your best friend. Unlike regular tops that can become easily untucked with big boobs, the onesie version will keep everything smooth and pulled tight.
“I wear tight turtleneck bodysuits with everything at work, especially fun suits.”
7. The Knotted Top
Boxy crop tops tend to look like a tent if you have a larger bust. Ones with ties and twists add a bit more definition and stop that nonsense from happening.
“Dresses and tees with knotted details are my best friend.”
8. The French Tuck
Speaking of the tent effect…when you’re in a T-shirt kinda mood but hate how the fabric is falling on your body, tuck just the front into your pants to remind yourself that you do, in fact, have a waist.
“I’m always French-tucking my shirts to combat the Tent Effect.”
9. The Loose Top and Tight Pants
On days when you just can’t deal and want to throw on a loose-fitting top or chunky sweater, pair it with tight jeans or pants to offset the bulkiness and give your legs the spotlight for a minute.
“Fitted jeans are my jam when I’m wearing a looser shirt on top.”
10. The Blousy Jumpsuit
If you despise tops that constantly ride up when you raise your arms, then you’ll love jumpsuits. This one has the look of a blouse without all the fuss.
“Jumpsuits with looser top halves are my go-to in the summer.”
11. The Super Cropped Top
Because cropped tops can go from short to basically a bra on someone with big boobs, wearing yours with high-waisted bottoms will keep things covered. P.s. these look especially cute when paired with cropped jackets too.
“Short crop tops help me define my waist without having to use a belt or tuck in a shirt.”
12. The Matching Set
Coordinating sets take all the guesswork out of getting dressed in the morning and they solve all the fit issues that women with big boobs are used to dealing with because you can buy different sizes on the top and bottom. Wear them together, or mix and match them with other pieces you own.
Why We Love It:
“Sets are great, because you can mix and match the sizing.”
13. The Belted Flowy Dress
When you don’t have the energy to find a dress that fits you like a glove, slip on a roomy design and make it work for you by cinching a belt around your waist.
“I like to wear looser dresses and belt them at the waist.”