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?

I linked this look up to the Elegantly and Stylish Link Up

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  • Biana Perez

    Beautiful outfit – I especially love the color of the skirt on you! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Thanks so much!! I never used to like this color, but it grew on me 🙂

  • There’s nothing I love more than a great off the shoulder top and this one looks amazing on you! I love how you paired it with a leather skirt. Makes me want to update my fall wardrobe 🙂

    xo Ivette

  • Totally gorgeous! After reading this post, I’m thinking I’ll need to invest in an off-the-shoulder top. 🙂

    Jessica // http://www.jessicarmyers.com

  • I am totally with you on the big busted, off the shoulder dilemma… every time I try it, my big hunking bra straps won’t agree with the goal of looking effortlessly cool. And don’t even get me started on the weddings where I have had to wear short, strapless dresses. They don’t make a strapless bra good enough. *end rant* lol

    • Girrrrl, tell be about it!! I live in fear of the strapless dress!!!

  • You look amazing, unfortunately I have a small bust so I don’t have this problem but I do love a good off the shoulder top! You styled it so well!

    xo
    http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com

  • your skirt is so fun!! also, I hate strapless bras. they are just the worst!

    elle

    Southern Elle Style

    • Thanks!! … they really are the worst, you’d think they could come up with a good one by now 🙂

  • Adaleta Avdic

    What a lovely outfit & so perfect for fall and winter. I am loving that skirt & the berry tones! You’re rocking it girl 🙂 xx, adaatude.com

  • Darcy

    This is such a perfect outfit. The colors are perfect for fall!
    http://www.amemoryofus.co

  • Cameron

    You look ahhh-mazing. Although I have the opposite problem of what’s detailed here (I have no bust), I love these well-thought-out tips and the pictures that prove that you know what you’re talking about! I’m also LOVING this colorful skirt. It looks great on you. And as if I didn’t like anything else going on in this post, your makeup looks amazing. Teach me? 🙂

    Cameron Proffitt

    • Thanks you much!!! You can check all my makeup tutorials on my YouTube channel, Everyday Starlet. I have one for this Fall makeup look 😉

  • Amanda Miller

    I love this and you look drop dead gorgeous in that top! Such an amazing post <3

    xoxo Amanda

    The Miller Affect

  • Tanika Green

    You look pretty! Your makeup is flawless!

    http://alwayzfashionablylate.blogspot.com

  • I really like this outfit, I’m not one for skirts, but that color has me hooked!

    Amber
    amberbutbetter.blogspot.com

  • Amanda K

    This is such a great fall look! Love that purple a-line skirt!

    Xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Tania J. Perez

    i love that skirt and the lipstick looks amazing with your new hair color.

    • Thanks Girl! I never would have thought a color call Vampira would work on me 😉