Aug 12

How to choose a formal dress for larger breasts

Choosing the right dress for a formal, wedding or black-tie event can be stressful. We all want to find the perfect dress that is going to make us feel beautiful and confident.

If you are blessed with larger breasts, it can be difficult to find a formal dress to accentuate your womanly curves, without over exposing. We have put together some great tips on choosing a dress which flatters your silhouette.

red-dress-short11. Take the attention away from your chest by drawing focus up or down. You can draw focus down by choosing a dark colour fabric on top and matching with an embellished or lighter coloured skirt. Alternatively choose a cocktail length dress and show off your legs, our red cocktail dress with lace overlay is perfect taking focus away from your chest. Draw attention upwards by accessorising with drop down earrings.

2. Wrap dresses are a must-have dress for larger breasted woman; they accentuate the waste and create a beautiful neckline. A wrap dress will separate your breasts and really show off your waist. For a more formal look, choose a chiffon fabric or accessorise with a statement necklace.

ivory-dress2white-lace-dress13. Necklines.  Scoops and V- necklines are the two best options for larger breasts, and luckily these are usually the most common in formal dresses.

Highneck lines can make your breasts look larger than they are. If you want to try a high neckline choose a dress with an illusion neckline, as this will give you delicate coverage.

Strapless is not recommended, however if you really want to wear strapless, ensure the dress or your under garments have structure, keeping your breasts within the dress, and not overflowing.

Our ivory and white dresses are a great example of the perfect neckline to suit larger breasts.

purple-dress1Blue-satin-dress14. To balance your top half and create a beautiful silhouette, choose a dress with thick straps, short or three quarter sleeves. A sleeve can still look very formal, elegant and sophisticated, just look at our beautiful purple and royal blue dresses.

5. Most importantly, a dress is only as flattering as your under garments, choose a well-fitted bra, which provides support and structure. You can also find flattering slips and camisoles to enhance your shape.

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