VideosMy style tips to dress a big bust | Bras, Tops, Dresses… | Justine Leconte by AdminAugust 31, 2018October 2, 20180225 Share0 Transcript 0:00 Hi everyone, it’s Justine. 0:01 How to dress when you have a 0:03 generous bust, as we say in French. 0:05 If you’re new on this channel, 0:07 one quick note before we start. 0:08 No, I don’t have a large bust. I think we all agree, 0:10 but I’m a designer, so I work with proportions and with silhouettes, 0:14 so I looked for examples of garments that I think will suit you 0:18 if you have a larger bust, larger breasts 0:20 and I will show you now the list of suggestions that I gathered. 0:24 It’s up to you to see what you want to keep, and what not. 0:28 It’s the same principle as my previous video on how to hide the tummy – 0:31 how to conceal a tummy – with clothe and not with shapewear. 0:36 I linked that video here in the corner and in the description below, if you’ve missed it, 0:40 but today is not about the tummy, it’s about the bust, so we’ll stay up here. 0:44 Before you even choose clothes, having a good bra is essential in your case. 0:48 This one is a great example for several reasons. 0:51 First, it really wraps well, covers the entire breasts 0:56 and ends up high enough. That’s extremely important for support. 0:58 You want your breasts to be covered, so-to-speak. 1:01 Then the straps here on the shoulders are wider, 1:05 which helps carry the weight without hurting the shoulders. 1:09 Also very important. You have proper boning under the breasts, 1:13 and underneath the bones you see an extra band of fabric, of elastic? 1:17 That really adds comfort, so a bra like this 1:22 (this brand is especially good for curvy ladies, by the way), 1:26 a bra like this gives you support and comfort. 1:28 That’s something I would look for. 1:30 I will link the pictures I am showing – all of them in this video – in the description below. 1:36 Then let’s talk about shirts. If you have a large bust, 1:39 you probably have the feeling that shirts, for some reason, never fit right. 1:44 There’s a reason for that and there’s a solution. 1:46 Here you see a negative example, how it should not look like. 1:51 It’s not working, it’s not fitting, even on her, 1:53 and even though she actually doesn’t have a large bust at all. 1:57 See how it’s pulling here on the sides between the breasts and the armpits? That’s not good, 2:01 and if I saw her from the front, I could probably also tell 2:04 that between the breasts here it’s pulling so you see the bra. 2:07 You know what I mean? 2:08 If you have a large bust, you know what I mean. 2:10 Now, the solution – for you – is to look for shirts that have darts, like this one, 2:15 and this one is a good example. 2:17 See how fabric is taken in on each side under the breasts down to the hem level? 2:21 Those two lines are called “the princess lines.” 2:24 It’s not your center. It’s not your sides, where you have seams, too – side seams. 2:30 It’s exactly in-between. 2:33 You have the same space to the center and to the side. 2:37 Shirts that are taken in exactly there give you more space for the bust and are better fitted at the waist level, 2:45 because you have this whole line to play with the fit. 2:49 So, shirts like that are much more likely to fit you and your curves. 2:54 An alternative to that could be a dart placed on the side 2:59 besides the breast, here. You see that? 3:02 Here, from the breast to the side. 3:04 It would give you a bit less curve, but that can work, too. 3:07 It really depends on the size and on the shape of your breast. 3:10 Technically, darts can be placed anywhere. 3:13 You can put them like this, like this, like this, on the princess line. 3:15 You can do whatever you want. You can even combine them. You can have a side dart and the princess darts. 3:21 The more darts you have, the better fitted the shirt is likely to be, really. 3:26 This dart thing is true not just for shirts but for any kind of top or dress that’s in a woven fabric. 3:33 It means that it doesn’t stretch. You need to make it fit yourself and darts are the solution for that. 3:38 Moving on to dresses. A shift dress is a smart shape for you, I think. 3:43 Here, you can barely see it, but she actually does have darts on the side, as I’ve just shown you on my sweater. 3:50 It’s slightly A-shaped, not too much. It’s not perfectly fitted at the waist level, but this way it’s very harmonious, 3:59 as it seems between the bust, the waist and the hips. 4:02 The length could be longer or shorter. Here, it doesn’t really matter. 4:06 It’s all about that upper torso part. 4:08 What you could change here is that you could go sleeveless, and in the case, I like a slightly high-going collar. 4:14 I think this one is very elegant. 4:17 Beware, though, because here we’re missing the darts, 4:18 So, that particular design might not work for all of you. 4:23 It depends on your breasts. 4:25 If you’re shopping for tops now, I’d focus on basically two things. 4:29 First thing, you want the part that sits on the shoulder here to be rather wider than having a thin strap 4:36 like a tank top. This one is a good example. 4:41 If this part is wider, your breasts are going to appear smaller in comparison, 4:45 so it’s really an optical effect and that’s a smart trick. 4:48 And then the texture can also help distract the eye away from the breasts, so-to-speak. 4:54 Lace works really nicely, or mini embroidered flowers. 4:58 I wouldn’t go for big flowers, for size proportions reasons. 5:02 I would stick to small prints, repeated prints. 5:06 Then this is a mesh fabric. It’s a complex one, and it’s quite an expensive top, but to give you an example. 5:12 And embroidery, of course, or appliqués work really nicely, too. 5:16 I’d like to add one type of dress that I think is perfect for curvy figures 5:20 and that’s a wrap dress, typically V-shape. 5:25 It’s not tight anywhere. It’s slightly loose and it’s tied on one side asymmetrically 5:30 with the length that you can make vary from super-mini to floor-length. 5:35 The brand specializing in wrap dresses – the designer who invented them, basically – 5:40 is Diane von Fürstenberg (DVF, if you want to look it up). 5:44 A very smart lady from Belgium. She married a prince, 5:48 moved to the U.S. and became extremely successful, 5:51 so it’s even a nice success story. I like her. 5:54 I’ve met her when I was in university and she’s really a nice, friendly and smart lady. 6:00 So, her dresses are even knitted, which adds comfort compared to woven fabrics. 6:05 Talking about knitwear, when you choose a sweater, I would look rather for finer knits 6:11 because chunky knits, big sweaters with cable knits and stuff like that, 6:15 might leave you under the impression that you are hiding bulk at the level of your bust 6:20 and if you have a larger chest already, I’m guessing (but it’s really up to you) 6:25 I’m guessing that you want to try to stay away from that. 6:29 So, finer knits over chunky knits. 6:31 Thumbs up of you found those tips useful and/or inspiring. 6:35 Thank you, very much, and for more fashion style and practical tips, do subscribe to my channel 6:40 and hit that notification bell so you’ll be informed when I upload a new video. 6:45 New videos every Wednesday and Sunday. 6:48 See you soon, and until next time, take care. 6:52 ‘Bye!