This week we received an email from a reader named Maddie: “I’m having trouble finding fun spring dresses that will take larger busts …”
She writes: “I’m 8/10, but I have bigger breasts for my body (32DDD), and it’s difficult to find the bright, flattering dress of my dreams (that falls somewhere along the Reformation / Gwyneth Matrix, which moves around the Italian Riviera in The Talented Mr. Ripley). I’m always * so nervous * about the support. Now that spring has arrived both physically and spiritually (pandemic be over!), I am on a mission to make my dream dress a reality! What styles do you see that can be translated for a larger bust? “
Yes Maddie! We’re here to help! We reached out to the wonderful Katie Sturino – body acceptance attorney, founder of Megababe and author of the upcoming book Body Talk – for her shopping tips.
First of all, Katie recommends finding a dress with some stretch so that the top fits comfortably. She also prefers lower necklines like a V-neck or a U-neck. “Of course, wear a full-coverage dress with large breasts if you want! But I always like to show a little skin, ”she says. However, make sure that your cleavage line doesn’t get too long. “If the v-neck is really deep and you have one foot of the cleavage, you may find yourself in a place that isn’t getting great support.” Katie’s last tip? “You can always buy two sizes and have the body part tailored,” she says. “It’s the best way to find something that suits you perfectly.”
Here are a few dresses that might fit into the bill …
Thoughts? What would you add
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