Why is child bearing so cruel to our curves? While nothing short of surgery can make your boobs look like they did when you were 21, there is a lot you can do to boost your general appearance. You can bolster your breasts, whether big or small, here’s how:
- Get fitted!
Many women are wearing the wrong size bra. Go to a professional or a trusting friend and have your chest and cup size measured. With the right size bra and straps, you won’t have to tug at your bra to keep it in place.
No matter your bra size, your rib cage, just below your breasts, is typically the thinnest part of a woman’s torso. Always make sure you accentuate that part by wearing fitted fabrics around it. You’ll inevitably look thinner, and your breasts will look pert.
- Flaunt them:
Don’t forget about your breasts! If you try to hide them, they may end up looking like one great lump of flesh. A very plunging bra can allow you to open your neckline and push your breasts forward. In fact, it doesn’t matter what size your boobs are, you should always push them forward.
- Buy underwire bra:
Being the bearer of big boobs is not all that it’s cracked up to be. You’re at risk for looking heavier than you actually are. Underwires are essential. They help push the boobs forward, as well as upward. It’s enough to make you look like you’ve actually got a waist – and maybe even some weight.
- Bolster small breasts:
If you’re not filling out your padded bra, then consider gel inserts. It’s like a silicone thing and you put your bra on and put (an insert) in, and it pushes your cleavage.
- Wear halter tops:
If your breasts are small, you’ll look great in a halter top with or without a bra. The angular cut works well with your body, and it also highlights your sexy shoulders – a nice replacement for cleavage.
- Wear deep V-neck tops and bras:
If you have a V-neck, you’re separating the breasts. You have more flesh (on either side) and you’re making them look smaller, whereas if you have a huge expanse of fabric going over the top, not only do you look like you have a third chin coming down with your bosoms, but they look enormous. You need to break them up with the deep V.
- Don’t allow your breasts to spill:
If you find the right size bra, you can boost your bosoms properly and reveal your waist. By doing so, you can create a fabulous hourglass figure.
- Don’t wear the same bra for years:
Bras stretch and wear out. Plus, your breasts and body shape may change size over the years. Treat yourself to a new bra every now and then. It’s a necessity that’ll help you look and feel more vibrant.
- Wear fitted jackets:
Boxy jackets obscure any definition of a waist and cover your breasts. Worst of all, they’ll make you look more square than curvaceous. A fitted jacket shows off your waist and creates an hourglass shape.
Adapted from What Not to Wear by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine.