Fashion or Bust: How to Wear an Off The Shoulder Top with a Full Bust

Ahhh, the off the shoulder top.  It is the number 2 nemesis of the full busted… second only to the strapless dress.  This baring your shoulders goes in and out of style, but this season it’s back.  So if you’re a chesty babe, here are some times to help you navigate the trend…

Off The Shoulder Fall Skirt

 

  • Stick with dark colors.  When there is a trend that I fear will not flatter my bust line, I always try it in a dark color, usually a black.  Since dark shades are automatically slimming, it automatically make trends more flattering.

Off The Shoulder Fall Shoulder

 

  • Asymmetrical lines slim the body as well.  Some off the shoulder tops go straight across the body.  That horizontal line right above the bust can make your shoulder look wider, and your bust appear saggy (even if they really are in the right place).  So try an off-one-shoulder-top, like I’m wearing.  It can actually slim and otherwise large upper body.

Off The Shoulder Fall Full

  • Show off your straps.  I have tried, Lord knows I’ve tried, to find strapless bras that fit.  I say, be comfortable, and let your straps show.  I think it works best with a black bra, or one in a fun color, or with a detailed strap that just begs to be shown off.  Make sure the strap matches or coordinates with the outfit.  Not a fan of showing your bra?  You can also layer your of the shoulder top over a tank… I did, and it’s a shapewear tank for extra slimming power!

What I’m wearing…

Will you be wearing the off-the-shoulder trend?  Are there any trends you’re loving but afraid to try this Fall?

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