Button-up shirts and boobs historically don’t have the best of relationships. Which makes sense, given that they were first designed to be worn by men, before being adopted into women’s fashion in the late 1800s. But this doesn’t mean that the busty among us can’t rock a crisp white shirt or easy weekend button-up just as well as those with smaller chests. The key is to shop from brands that specifically address and/or cater to women with big boobs. Because you shouldn’t have to simply “go up a size or two” to find the perfect fit. Here are six brands making gorgeous button-up shirts for big boobs.
The 6 Best Button-Up Shirts for Big Boobs (with No Pulling or Gaping in Sight)
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1. universal Standard
Universal Standard has one of the largest size ranges of any brand we know, while still being affordable, and the design team has done a ton of research into how to best make clothes for people of all sizes. As such, its button-up shirts have been engineered to allow maximum range of motion and no weird gaping at the chest, with fabric that contains just enough stretch and strategically placed buttons. The pull-over top above is one of our absolute favorites from the brand, but there is also a looser version with buttons all the way down the front for a more classic silhouette.
PerfectDD was founded on the idea that women with ample bosoms shouldn’t have to struggle to find cute, classic clothing that fits just right. It specifically designs for those with large breasts (size DD and up) and a smaller frame. Right now, there are three button-front designs on site, all with their own fun detailing—like the slight puff sleeve on the top above—but the brand also assured us there are are new styles on the way for those who prefer a simpler look.
3. pari Passu
Pari Passu caters specifically to plus-size women (and makes some of the best plus-size leggings on the internet) and has even developed its own proprietary sizing system that takes into account not just your dress size but your body shape as well. Tons of research and testing on actual plus-size women went into crafting each and every piece, so you can rest assured you’ll get something that fits exactly how you want it to. And if you’re still worried about finding something that fits both your boobs and your shoulders/hips, there is a highly experienced team of style experts on call 24/7 to help you pick your Cinderella size and style.
4. asos Fuller Bust And Asos Curve
ASOS only just recently introduced its Fuller Bust collection, but it has really taken off, with pieces selling out left and right as they are added to site. It started with bras and swimwear, but ASOS has also been designing dresses, tops and, of course, button-up shirts with the busty gal in mind. There is ample fabric in the bosom to accommodate your chest and once again those perfectly placed buttons that are so important to prevent gaping down the front. For plus-size women, ASOS Curve similarly focuses solely on sizes 14 and up and pays special attention to fit tweaks that will flatter your body in all the right ways.
Eloquii makes some of the absolute coolest plus-size clothing we’ve ever seen, so it should come as no surprise that the brand also offers some very chic button-up shirts as well. Because of its focus on plus-size women, Eloquii knows exactly what’s needed to make a button-front top that doesn’t pull or gape or lay in an unflattering way, which is great news for those with big boobs. There are multiple button-up designs (like this cute ruffled version, a satin holiday-ready top and this great everyday style), all with buttons that hit in just the right spot and enough stretch to accommodate different bodies without feeling like athleisurewear.
This may be the most expensive shirt on our list, but the reason is simple: Each Careste button-up is made is measure, meaning you’re getting a custom top designed specifically for your body measurements and guaranteed to fit exactly how you want. Of course, there are also 21 pre-set size options you can buy to receive your shirt a bit quicker, but for a truly unique fit you can send in your measurements (there is a virtual guide if you’re unsure where to begin) and in two to three weeks a custom-made top will arrive on your doorstop, ready to wear. If you’re not 100 percent happy with your top, you can send it back for one complimentary adjustment. So while Careste’s pieces are pricier than many other options, they’re definitely worth the splurge if you want something that fits you like a glove.