The Ultimate Style Advice For Women With Small Breasts
If you're flat-chested or small busted there's no need to feel self-conscious. In fact, having smaller breasts can be a major fashion blessing - most clothes are designed for a flatter chest and you can rock backless, low cut and braless without any fuss. So if you wanna make the most of your bee stings simply follow these style advice tips from shape wear expert Nicky Hambleton-Jones.
So you haven't been blessed in the bra department? No. Sweat. Living life sans red marks and a squished cleavage is really just how it should be. Zero boobs, zero fuss. And yes, that comes from a girl that spends 90 per cent of her time braless. Clothed, but braless.
If you're flummoxed on the fashion dos and don'ts then here's some style tips to get you figure confident whatever you're wearing.
Embrace your bee stings
Flat chested girls have the pick of the bunch when it comes to shopping. You can pretty much style up anything simply because you haven't got the added stress of finding room for those breasticles.
You might feel reluctant to try anything too revealing or attention grabbing but it's really a case of the opposite. Plunging necklines go great with a slender bust and can really work to flatter your femininity elsewhere, especially your décolletage.
Smaller chests can make the raciest of outfits look totally demure. In other words, you've got the green light to dress five kinds of slutty. Just kidding - but the point is, girls with smaller boobs rarely run the risky of looking borderline Moulin Rouge however revealing you go.
Backless, braless, plunging... you can do it all!
Get fashion high
Plunging necklines - check! High necklines - check! Is there anything you can't pull off? Whether you're embracing your modest cleavage or choosing to cover it up, both sides of the style spectrum will work wonders on a smaller chest.
A higher neckline not only looks sophisticated and classy but compliments your slim shape and flatters your slender shoulders and chest. Winning.
If you're looking for a best dressed style icon take a cue from the timeless beauty Audrey Hepburn. The beautiful brunette invented her own iconic look; straight trousers, a simple black sweater and ballet pumps. Usually in high neck jumpers or tops, she made the most of her elegant neck and dainty shoulders.
Strap up & crop
Remember this: Ribbed crops, camis and tanks, they're your fashion BFF. Thin straps and cropped styles draw attention to your toned arms and upper body while diverting attention from? You got it, your hooters. That said, a little hint of side boob never hurt anybody.
Hit the beach
Whether you want to fake your way to a fuller bust or flaunt your perky pair there's a bikini fit for every purpose. Opt for deets up top such as frills and tassels to create the illusion of a fuller bust - padded halternecks are a vacay essential!
Having a smaller bust means you can also get away with bandeau tops and triangle bikinis a la Cameron Diaz #dreambod
Don't rule out that one piece either. A cut out style will create curves in all the right places while drawing attention to the swimsuit itself, rather that what's filling it.
PS all those hot travelling pics of girls with tans and surfboards, yep that's pretty much you. If you can pull off the boho & beach waves look then DO IT. Live the boho dream and never stop.
Bras are your besties
When you realise your bra options are limitless you'll never moan about having small boobs again. For real. From beautiful balconies to soft french styles, you can rock them all.
First up is that faithful favourite - the push-up bra. Whether gel filled or padded they help to lift and enhance the bust area for instant extra volume and they look great under blouses, tops and sweaters. But remember, there is no problem with working with what you have naturally; you don’t have to try and make your bust look bigger.
Soft bras are to-die-for on a smaller bust. They look delicate, feminine and sexy all at once so if in doubt, ditch the underwire and the padding and go for something all the more comfortable. Bonjour.
Wear the trousers
If you're small up top with long, slender gams then you'll look great in a pair of tailored trousers. Nicky Hambleton-Jones recommends avoiding anything too flared as it makes your top half smaller in comparison.
Cara Delevingne has been known to slay it in an androgynous trouser suit on the regular, complete with plunging neckline and ample body tape of course. She looks incredible whether she's sporting a metallic mini-dress or a statement T and trousers. We always have CD wardrobe envy - so she's definitely a small boobed style star to add to your radar.
Become a jewellery person
A padded bra is the most obvious style shortcut when it comes to creating a fuller bust but there's plenty of other styling tips to get on board with.
NHJ swears by accessorising for cheating definition: "You can wear delicate accessories such as thin, long chains to make your bust look fuller."
There's so many lovely layered necklaces available so why stop at one? Body jewellery is also bang on fleek right now so why not jazz up your beach wardrobe while you're at it.
Alternatively, "A wide belt that nips in the waist creates curves on the top half of your body," says Nicky.
Indulge in sloppy chic
One of the best things about being blessed with bee stings? You can do baggy chic like a boss. From dungarees to slouchy jumpers, you lucky things can pull off oversized silhouettes without running the risk of looking bigger than you are.
When she's not glammed up, Keira Knightley's boyish frame actually looks amazing in her trademark threads - she's a devout dungaree fan and loves oversized clothing for sloppy chic. If you're looking for a lesson in tomboy chic, she's your guy!
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