5 Rules of Wearing Summer Dresses If You Have Big Boobs

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To all our ladies blessed with bigger chests…this one goes out to you. We understand the daily struggle of finding pieces that are flattering, comfortable and cute, too. In fact, we’ve even searched high and low to find some of the best dresses for big boobs. And when it comes to summer dresses, the last thing the girls need is to be squished and hidden to the point of oblivion or on display with a chance of a slip. So, where’s that happy medium? Well, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re looking to show off what your mama gave ‘ya or are hoping to minimize them for the day, here are five rules of wearing summer dresses that you’ll want to live by during the scorching hot days.

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1. Go for a Short Hemline or Low V-neck, but Not Both

If you’ve got ‘em, flaunt ‘em, but we like to err on the side of caution when it comes to showing a little too much skin. We suggest sticking to short lengths *or* low-cut shirts, not both at the same time, which can feel like a little much. After all, playing around with proportions is one of the main steps to mastering sandwich dressing.

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2. Square-Cuts Draw Attention Away from Your Chest

Ahh…there’s nothing like a style and cut that was just meant to flatter big boobs while also keeping them oh so comfy and secure. The square neckline will keep you looking polished and stylish, while also providing enough space to show off dainty jewelry. Plus, finding dresses with thicker straps than spaghetti will keep your boobs lifted and feeling supported. (Bonus points if it’s smocked, too!)

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3. Use Puff Sleeves to Balance Out Your Chest

Statement shoulders are bound to turn heads, and we especially love puff sleeves for women with larger chests, as they draw the eye to the shoulders rather than the girls. To keep things proportional, copy the stylish gal above and opt for something with a cinched waist (cut-outs are fair game!), which will help to define your figure and give off an hourglass look.

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4. Embrace Wrap Dresses

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: One of the most flattering things you can do for a larger chest is bring the eye inwards. And what better way to do this than with the beloved wrap dress? The tie at the waist, the tapering of the silhouette and the V-neckline hit the trifecta for a phenomenal look. For ladies with big boobs, we suggest finding wrap dresses according to the size of your chest, as the waist can be manually adjusted with the ties.

rules for wearing summer dresses with big boobs: A fashion week guest seen wearing a grey knit dress and a bottega veneta pouch
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5. Don’t Shy Away from Slim Fits

Everyone needs a staple T-shirt dress, but sometimes a frumpy, oversize dress can look disheveled and unkempt. Enter: the slim-fit sweater dress that’s so comfortable, it’s almost like a second skin. The stretchy and sturdy knit fabric provides your chest with the support it needs and deserves. Psst…this means you can wear your coziest bra and not have to worry about straps popping out. Win-win.

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Associate Fashion Commerce Editor

Stephanie is a natural savant in the fashion, beauty, and dating & relationships beats. She graduated with a bachelor of arts at the University of San Diego, where she majored...