When I first started to notice the off-the-shoulder trend, I was skeptical about where or not I’d be able to embrace it. Sure, I loved how they looked on other people, but I wasn’t sure that I could pull it off. I was concerned because whether or not you can “tell”, I have a large chest and strapless bras don’t work for me. So…how the heck was I supposed to wear an off-the-shoulder top without my bra straps showing?
Even when you’re not concerned about bra straps being visible, styling an off-the-shoulder dress or top when you’re busty can be tricky. Of course, you have to worry about what type of bra you’re going to wear, but you also have to watch out for silhouettes that emphasize your chest. So, how did I manage to pull it off? I’m sharing 4 tips for how to wear an off-the-shoulder top (and I saved the best for last)!
Off-The-Shoulder Top from Aritzia || Vintage Coach Neckerchief, Thrifted (Similar)
AG Light Wash Skinny Jeans (Similar) || Michael Kors Sandals (Last seen here)
Aldo Oversized Bow Purse (Last seen here)
How to wear an off-the-shoulder top (for busty girls):
Avoid long necklaces
If you have a big chest, this is not the day to wear your long, layering necklaces. If you do, it ends up making each boob look separated from one another…and that just looks awkward.
Accessorize with a Choker, Bandana or Neckerchief
Instead of a long necklace, pair your off-the-shoulder top (or dress) with a shorter length accessory, like a silk neck scarf. This helps to emphasize your shoulders and helps to bring more attention towards your face. Oh, and chokers and bandanas are cool AF!
Keep your Outfit Balanced
Stick to a great-fitting pair of skinny jeans or a pencil skirt. This will help balance your silhouette.
Wear a strapless bathing suit top in place of a bra
I don’t know about you…but it’s been years since I’ve been able to find a strapless bra that actually fits. That being said, I have a number of strapless, bandeau bathing suit tops, that seems to hold the girls up quite well. So…now these bathing suits double as bras!
If you have a large chest (or even if you don’t), I hope these tips help convince you to give off-the-shoulder tops a try!
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