How to Dress for a Big Bust


Dressing for a big bust or a larger cup size doesn't need to be frustrating...


As a woman with an H cup, I know the trouble dressing for a larger bust can bring. Let’s face it - it can be hard enough finding a bra to fit - let alone a dress. 


Designing dresses that work on my own figure is one of the fundamental reasons that sets Bombshell apart from other brands. The dresses have to not only fit a big bust but also look sensational. Combining the factors of not being revealing and allowing enough lift and décolletage to look incredible. I guess if I had a smaller higher bust, Bombshell’s dresses wouldn’t work as well as they do on many, many other women. In fact, even our dummies have lower bust lines. Which... how shall I put it….reflects the science of gravity! Whether it's which is the best neckline, the length of the sleeve (yes this really makes all the difference), or creating a longer torso (larger busts mean being shorter-waisted), we have all your questions answered! Women's fashion that flatters a big bust starts by using flattering necklines, V-necks including the Deep-V to the Edge of Off the Shoulder to the gorgeous Faux Wrap style is our uniqueness. Even our blouses and shirt dresses are sculpted to not only lift the bust but to incorporate concealed plackets (that’s the bit where the buttons are down the front). To make sure there is zero gaping.  Women designing for women - we really think our styles go the extra mile in complementing gorgeous curves.


"The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress." 

Hubert de Givenchy

Flattering Styles for a Big Bust

















How to Dress When You Have a Big Bust...


...when you're out and about in the daytime or in the evenings when there's a chance to glam up? Often the most simple of palazzo pants or chinos can be matched with beautifully cut tops for the larger bust. Once you know the type of trousers to style with the right top, it's deciding if you'd like a longer tunic style or tucked in at the waist top. Every woman deserves to show off her assets and whether you're a pear shape, hourglass, diamond or apple, there's going to be a style that is perfect for you. Today we are concentrating on styles for big busts. This doesn't mean to say that your hips are smaller, many of us have a classic full bosom but are larger in the hip. Do you have narrow shoulders or a stronger frame?  A big bottom or a flat bottom? The dreaded, but very common, menopausal tummy or are you one of the lucky ones with a toned six-pack? Every single one of you reading this will have a few styles that make you feel feminine, comfortable and stylish.


dresses to give you the confidence to look and feel amazing

Edge of shoulder confident, £249


Navy Rose confident, £249


edge of shoulder confident, £249


The Classic Confident Dress

"Beautifully cut and perfect for larger busts"

Let's look at a few of our dress styles to give you an example: Our gorgeous navy, below-the-knee Confident dress has a v-neck owing to the timeless faux wrap fit. It's a 3/4 length sleeve, therefore elongating the shoulder and also sleeves that finish past the bust point works better as you look well - less wide. As a matter of fact, this dress is also great for the smaller bust too as wearing a good bra can emphasise this area, often it's all in the underwear. Many bombshell customers who have had a mastectomy have opted for this dress as they are able to wear a prosthetic, as the Confident can be worn with a higher cross-over point.


Sweetheart Top


Our Sweetheart top is a wardrobe must for those with a big bust, with its stretchy and flattening fabric, it hugs the body just in the right places. The quality of the material is high, so those of you currently going through the "flush" of your life, will feel absolutely comfortable. We've chosen a subtle black one here but if you are looking for some gorgeous colouring to add to black trousers, then we have a range of Sweetheart Tops in dark green, red and a burnt rusty tobacco - all delicious. It’s almost like a portrait frame neckline. Really elegant but not too revealing. Joan Collins is often seen wearing a sweetheart neckline as it showcases the face and avoids crepe cleavages.


These tops are incredible....thank you  — Sophie 54, size 14

What Neckline Is Best for a Large Bust?

Necklines are dependent on a few factors, such as your neck, your shoulders, and your arms but we often get stuck in assuming there's only one style for us. Not so! Our styles are based on your feedback! Customers play around with styles they never felt they would ever wear, and they get to see their feminine body. Knowing your face shape for your best neckline style can help with your bust size, big or small. Do you know your face shape and your jawline? Stand up straight and look in the mirror, pull your hair back and look at your jawline from the bottom of your ear lobes. It's found that the jawline should often reflect the neckline shape, so it is worth taking time to really understand your shape and not just your body. Our bodies change through time and embracing the changes (and that means adapting to them rather than battling against them) means you can dress in clothes that are comfortable, yet luxurious.


V-Neck Tops and Dresses for a Smaller Bust Illusion ...

Our range of dresses, blouses and blouses offering v-necks in a range of sizes, styles, fabrics and colours are perfect flattering designs for women. These are so loved, we designed more! Short or wide neck! If you have a high waist or a short or wide neck with a short décolleté and a big bust you should stay clear of any bulk and volume in these areas. Instead, work with what you have - a good cleavage - and keep the focus there. This is perfect for you!


V Neck Tops and Dresses for a Smaller Bust Illusion...  

Our range of dresses, blouses and blouses offering v necks in a range of sizes, styles, fabrics and colours are perfect flattering designs for women. These are so loved we designed more! Short or wide neck If you have a high waist or a short or wide neck with a short décolleté and big bust you should stay clear of any bulk and volume in these areas. Instead work with what you have - a good cleavage - and keep the focus there. This is perfect for you!

Tall or Slim Neck?

If you have a tall or slim neck you can wear collars, but don't wear them buttoned up otherwise you'll look matronly!  We have designed an essential top for a big bust, it's just beautiful and it comes with a detachable scarf. Beautifully paired up with chunky bracelets. You can choose a white one too - just stunning and extremely versatile to flatten the tummy and give you a waist.

Our shirts are really perfect for larger busts as they are designed to sculpt your curves. Something of an absolute rarity. Plus, of course, with clever designs, there is no gaping as the buttons are safely hidden. Gaping buttons and squashed busts are the main problems with many shirts - we have eradicated this issue.



They make one feel feminine, sexy, smart and chic all in one."

Who Doesn’t Love an Elegant Wrap Dress Made For Big Busts?

One of our best sellers which is due to come in a range of colours, is the classic, below-the-knee, no-collar "Bell Sleeve Wrap Dress". Match it with our super comfy and instantly clinched at-the-waist shapewear that flattens your tummy at the same time. Bombshell HQ's Limited Edition wrap dress really works for a full bust, or If you are a different size on the top. Online Style Chat You, our customer, means the world to us, and the whole team at Bombshell HQ  love designing clothes that make other women feel beautiful. "Apart from an uplifted bust a Bombshell dress gives one a waist, they smooth over the lumps and bumps covering all the bits that you don’t want to show off. Why not call us to talk through your requirements and body shape so we can match up the very best of the Bombshell HQ style to complement your figure, colouring, and personality.

Katya x



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