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Best Tops For A Big Bust

A big bust may seem like a blessing until you have to shop for tops. The problem is twofold: Some shirts fit across the bust but are broad and baggy at the torso making your figure look like a matronly box 2) Other shirts taper at the torso but pull across the bust, leaving a gaping hole. The best shirts for prominent chested women follow the figure’s contours and are fitted around the torso.

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If you want to minimize your bust, it also helps to wear a shirt or top that is open at the neckline, showing some skin breaks up the vast expanse of your chest and can visually make you appear more shapely slimmer.

Some of the best necklines for women with a big bust are:

  • V-necklines but not so low you get a lot of cleavages
  • Square necklines
  • Scoop necklines
  • Sweetheart necklines
  • keyhole necklines
  • open boat necklines


Length of your top: It’s essential to top is not too short, or you will look heavy and stout. No longer. It should land 4-5 inches past the belly button to slim the torso. Otherwise, your torso will look short and wide.

Tops to avoid:  

  • tops with pockets at  the chest- the pockets draw attention to your bust
  • tops with frills – the frills add extra bulk to the chest
  • turtlenecks – too much material adds dimension to the chest
  • thin materials – exaggerates the size of the breasts



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