The D-Cup Chronicles
Like I have said in previous blog entries, I have been cursed (or blessed, depending on who you ask) with a large chest. I am a 36 D and I suppose it could be worse, but here’s the catch: I’m 5’1 and 115 pounds. I am a large-chested girl with a small frame, which hinders some of my fashion options. While some people are excited about summer staples like swimsuits, tube tops, and sweet summer dresses, I’m trying to figure out how to participate in these trends without overexposing my assets. While I can comfortably wear most summer clothing, there are certain things I will never be able to pull off unless I want to risk a humiliating wardrobe malfunction.
Summer is the season of every type of swim top you can imagine, endless prints and colors for sundresses and tanks, and sexy cut-out tops and dresses. When I go swimsuit shopping, I can’t buy certain styles, like bandeau or string bikini and forget about going to inexpensive retailers like Forever 21 or Target for a swim top.
If I want to find something that fits, I have to shell out some cash for an underwire style. A big trend I love this summer is the crop bustier top; however all the ones I’ve tried on are too small on top, but too big around my small ribcage. Most of these tops, along with many dresses at places like Urban Outfitters, have an open back or cut-outs on the side or back, which makes it impossible to wear a bra. Not wearing a bra is not an option for me because it would be extremely obvious, so I would have to find a special type of bra and it’s just a ton of work with little payoff. I also can’t wear sundresses with triangle tops (like the one shown below) because I would spill out, even if I got a larger size.
Even though this is not a long list, it is frustrating finding clothes that are both flattering and modest enough for public. I don’t mean to complain about being small and I’m sure some girls with smaller chests are rolling their eyes at my so-called “problem”, but it is an issue I and other large-chested females go through every day.
Let me not forget to remind all of you busty ladies about all of the great things we can wear. If we’re feeling sexy, halter style tops making for a great way to show off our best assets. For the more conservatives, scoop necks and less severe V-necks work well, too. It’s always best to go for something fitted instead of loose because we all know what happens when there’s fabric hanging straight off a large chest… No one wants to answer “When are you due” unless you’re actually pregnant!
When channeling a celeb to get fashion inspiration from look to Jennifer Love Hewitt, Katy Perry and the like.
Be proud of your full figure and cover it appropriately!
Small chesters, we didn’t forget about you… read here!
Written by: Nicole Risell