Well, first off you can’t really make your breasts any smaller than they are without surgery or a change in your diet. This feature will give tips and tricks on how to downplay larger breasts. Perhaps you have a function or appointment whereby you need them to not be the centre of attention. Here are 10 ways in which you can downplay your assets…
Tip 1: Darker colours
In our 10 Ways To Fake…A Smaller Waist feature we explained why darker colours are slimming. Now, we’re not saying that you should dress in head to toe black forever just bear in mind that the darker colours trick the eye. Incorporate dark colours with prints to inject some interest.
Paisley party crepe dress, £36.00 French Connection frenchconnection.com
Tip 2: Higher necklines
Stick to higher necklines if you don’t want to draw attention to a larger bust. Deep v necks should be avoided for obvious reasons. Also avoid polo necks as they emphasise your bust too.
Side tie top, £25.99 Zara zara.com
Tip 3: Layer up
This is a tricky one to get right. Over do it and you can end up looking frumpy dated. We’e not talking twin sets here – we’ll leave that to our mothers. Perhaps you have a deep v-neck top that you can’t live without. Try wearing it with a camisole or vest top underneath to hide you cleavage. Or how about the shirt and jumper combo made famous in the 90s…
Tip 4: Short necklaces
Clearly if you don’t want to draw attention to your bust then if you need to wear some jewellery around your neck keep it shot – if a short dainty necklace isn’t your cup of tea then lucky for you there are some great chokers on the market to keep passers-by’s eyes on your neck and not your décolletage .
Triple row mesh chocker, £8.00 Topshop topshop.com
Tip 5: Cardigans
Ditch the unflattering fitted button up cardigan for an open cardigan instead. It will keep you covered up and looking trendy too.
Geo print cardi, £45.00 Oasis oasis-stores.com
Tip 6: Minimiser
Now, I’m going to be honest, I myself haven’t used a minimiser bra before but the aim is that the bra will essentially flatten your breasts. Sounds drastic right?
2 pack lace insert minimiser full cup C-G bras, £22.50 M&S marksandspencer.com
Tip 7: Boxy tops
The right fit should drape over your front without making you look like a tent. Opt for a slightly cropped version to keep your look in proportion.
PU panel boxy crop top, £12.00 RARE at Topshop topshop.com
Tip 8: Boyfriend jeans
Looser jeans will balance out a larger chest. Wear with a loose t-shirt tucked in to give some definition to the outfit.
Distressed boyfriend jeans, £95.00 WHISTLES at House of Fraser houseoffraser.co.uk
Tip 9: Jumpsuits
void tailored or structured jumpsuits if you don’t want to emphasis your chest. Try one in a jersey material with an elasticated waist to achieve a billowing effect on the top half.
Graphic lace jumpsuit, £90.00 Karen Millen karenmillen.com
Tip 10: Show off your legs
They say you should only show one or the other – legs or chest. So eep the focus on your legs with a mini skirt – if so, you might want to check out our feature on How To Fake…Longer Legs
PU mini skirt, £17.00 LOVE LABEL at Very very.co.uk