Much like everyone else in the world, us busty ladies have to get dressed every single day. That being said, things are made far more difficult when you have a full chest. Finding a dress for big boobs that’s flattering—and actually fits—can often be a struggle.
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I’ve already covered the best everyday bras for big boobs, the best strapless bras for big boobs, supportive sports bras (that’ll actually hold your girls up), as well as flattering swimsuits for full chests.
Today, I’m taking on what might be considered the biggest challenge of them all: the best dresses for big boobs. These dresses work for a variety of body types, occasions, and seasons, so regardless of what you’re shopping for, there’s sure to be something you’ll love in this post.
The Best Dresses for Big Boobs
This is my personal favorite style of dress for big boobs, and before you say “don’t shirtdresses have buttons, and don’t buttons gap?” hear me out!
It wasn’t until recently that I discovered if you get a relaxed-fitting shirtdress (i.e. not tight) and one that has a belt, the style works REALLY well.
Cinching the waist to give you more shape here is key. We all know the feeling of wearing a “flowy” dress that ends up looking like a tent on us because of the boob sitch. No thank you!
Below are three great options.
1. Chambray Callahan Shirtdress, Tuckernuck
2. Cloudline Dress, L’Academie
3. The Effortless Shirtdress Cover-Up, Summersalt
I would recommend wearing it with a few buttons open to give your ladies a bit more breathing room.
When searching for wrap dresses, look for ones that are either stitched in place to sit properly across the boob or ones that tie tightly and offer plenty of chest coverage.
The right wrap dress will offer detail across the bust, separating and defining the girls, while creating a minimizing effect at the waistline.
I also find that having a flutter sleeve (seen in the first dress below) helps to balance out the proportions, and is much less restrictive than a super tight sleeve.
4. The Meadow Mini Dress, L’Academie
5. Bernice Mini Dress, Lovers and Friends
6. Janet Mini Dress, NBD
7. The Lorrianna Mini Dress, L’Academie
Looking for how to dress modestly with a big chest? A high-neck style is the answer.
As elegant as they are comfortable, high necklines work for everything from party dresses to conservative workwear.
Plus, you don’t have to worry about anything popping out or showing too much.
Again, I’d recommend choosing something that has a cinched waist.
8. Gilly Sleeveless Dress, Michael Lauren
9. Juliet Mini Dress, Lovers and Friends
10. Smocked Flare Dress, More to Come
A sweetheart neck creates the illusion of balance, with a cinched in waist and bra-like top.
It’s extremely flattering for large breasts, thanks to the neckline’s shapely fit, adding extra support and coverage.
11. Prina Dress, ASTR the Label
12. Sicily Dress, Amanda Uprichard
13. Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress, Abercrombie & Fitch
Pro tip: Asos is a treasure trove of more formal dresses for big boobs—they even have a search function on their site where you can filter by “fuller bust,” which makes the dress hunt SO. MUCH. EASIER.
I know what you’re thinking, but the right type of v-neck can actually be incredibly flattering for larger chests.
The tailoring on a v-neck minimizes any drag of fabric across the bust, and it makes boobs look slimmer and smaller.
Be sure the fabric is strong and the V-neck is thinner and higher, rather than wider and lower.
14. Sia Mini Dress, Misa
15. Malina V Neck Knit Dress, Michael Costello
16. Prairie Dreams Dress, Steve Madden
Square necklines are great for showing off a bit of breast, without showing full-on cleavage.
The key here is searching for a higher neck with well-tailored shoulders that cover thick bra straps.
A smocked dress like the one below creates an hourglass shape that’s flattering and appropriate.
17. Cassi Knit Dress, Reformation
18. Sigmund Dress, Reformation
Have other recommendations? Know of any great brands that makes dresses for big boobs? Leave your tips in the comments below!
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