From creating Rihanna’s, Kim Kardashian West’s and Lorde’s most iconic outfits to cementing London’s best dressed It-girl scene, super stylist and creative director Avigail Collins is known for creating celebrities exciting new looks. But Avigail’s wardrobing skills extend even further: See her own streetwear-inspired line, Silver Spoon Attire, which was founded in 2013 alongside her husband (and fellow sought-after stylist) Damian Collins. The stylist’s high-profile music clients and global street style following make up a pretty impressive fan club. If anyone can spot the next big thing, it’s Avigail, which is why we’re thrilled to have her at Who What Wear UK to bring you a monthly column about what’s hot now
See? Shopping with big boobs doesn’t have to be an ordeal. Just remember to go with what suits you and reflects your personal style best.
Larger boobs can be a tricky thing to navigate when major trends such as off-the-shoulder tops are everywhere. That said, it’s wise to get to grips with the kind of options that feel easiest to swan around in when you’re dealing with a D cup or above.
I have experience in this department that I would like to share with you: Our bodies are wondrous things, so let’s have fewer style limitations and more fun. You can pick the most on-trend looks without freaking out about buying the almost-too-impossible-to-find strapless bra that works. Since I tackle this wardrobe hurdle often as a stylist, I’ve created a catalogue of options that work for every curvy figure. Keep reading to find out about the tops that I think are best for big boobs in 2018.
Top-quality (not flimsy) jersey bodysuits that stay in place allow you a lot of outfit freedom when you’ve got bigger boobs—they help define your waist (always key to show off) and will go with all of this season’s pencil skirts very nicely. I recommend this Wolford bodysuit below—it has a seamless thong string so you also won’t get any VPL. It’s a high price-point but it is a top that will last you a lifetime.
Top-quality (not flimsy) jersey bodysuits that stay in place allow you a lot of outfit freedom when you’ve got bigger boobs. They help define your waist (always key to show off) and will go with all of this season’s skirts and trousers. I recommend the Wolford bodysuit below—it has a seamless thong string so you also won’t get any VPL. It’s at a high price point, but it will last you a lifetime.
There’s a new wave of more bohemian bodice-style tops around for spring, and they’re not as stiff and trussed up as they sound. Think of soft sculpted shapes that help keep everything firmly in place, while revealing a little décolletage, should you feel like it. I love this Reformation top as it’s an amazing cut for larger boobs, and it’s it’s great that you can still wear a bra with it. Also, the subtle print will distract from your bust size and make them look smaller, if that’s what you’re looking for.
There’s a new wave of bohemian bodice-style tops around for spring—and they’re not as stiff and trussed-up as they sound. Think of soft sculpted shapes that help keep everything firmly in place while revealing a little décolletage. I love this Reformation top as it’s an amazing cut for larger boobs and can be worn with a bra.
As I’m sure you know the whole boho off-the-shoulder vibe or kaftan carefree look is a difficult one when your blessed like us with a fuller bust. The trick is to look for vintage blouse styles that nip in at the waist and have some shoulder coverage—that way you can still wear a bra and not be swamped in fabric. I found LoveShackFancy, an NYC-based brand, last summer and totally fell in love with it as everything looks so authentically vintage even though they are brand new pieces. This particular style below is great as its button up so you can undo a few if needed and it nips in the waist perrrfectly.
As I’m sure you know, the whole carefree off-the-shoulder look is difficult to achieve when you’re blessed with a fuller bust. The trick is to look for blouse styles that go in at the waist and have some shoulder coverage. (That way you can still wear a bra and not be swamped in fabric.)
I found NYC-based brand LoveShackFancy last summer and totally fell in love with it. Everything the brand makes looks so authentically vintage even though the pieces are brand-new. The particular style below is great as it buttons down and nips in at the waist.
If you feel like crew-neck tees are a bit too much coverage and V-necks a bit mumsy and old-fashioned, then I’d suggest looking for the kind of T-shirts and jersey tops that have an adjustable neckline. Brandy Melville has become my staple go-to for basics and this ribbed buttoned long sleeved top below literally works with everything—keeping the buttons open will ensure you don’t feel that your larger boobs are ruining the line of the top, and it looks so chic work with a suit and trainers or jeans heels and suit jacket. Ditto the result you’ll get from the zip-up Topshop number I’ve edited into this piece.
If you feel like crew-neck tees give too much coverage but V-necks aren’t your style, then I’d suggest looking for T-shirts and tops with adjustable necklines. Brandy Melville has become my go-to for basics and the ribbed long-sleeved top below literally works with everything. You can keep the buttons open (or closed) and it looks so chic with a number of pieces. A top fastened with a zipper in the front also makes for a cool, flattering detail.