Flattering jacket styles for women with large breasts
Posted Nov 23 2012 6:51am
In building a versatile wardrobe, you should consider including a couple of jacket styles. To achieve a flattering appearance, it is very important to choose styles that suit your body shape. The following article is a brief guide to choosing jackets that flatter women with large breasts. Style cut If you have large breasts the neckline and collar style of a jacket is very important. Look for deep, open necklines and narrow lapels, or alternatively no collar at all. Deep and narrow V necklines are very flattering whether combined with a collar or not. Avoid peter pan, ruffled or sailor style collars and steer clear of jackets that button up to the high neck area, such as mandarin styles. They are likely to make you look stuffy and the buttons may gape as you move. Ideally you want to look for jacket styles that button below the chest, or only do them up below this point.
Avoid jackets with short, cap sleeves, because they will add visual width to your chest area. It is best to choose jacket styles with three quarter or long sleeves because this will draw the focus away from your breasts. A softly tailored or semi fitted style tends to be the best when it comes to fit. Look for jackets that have room to accommodate your breasts, then taper inwards at the ribcage. A straight up and down style with no shaping, could make you look bigger overall. Stick to single breasted styles, because double breasted styles add visual width through the chest region. When it comes to length, try to choose longer jackets, because these will help to lengthen your body region. Mid thigh to knee length jackets can be very flattering on women with large breasts. Color print If you choose a plain, dark colored jacket style you can help to downplay the chest area. A light colored jacket will have the reverse effect by making an area look bigger. Most prints will draw attention to an area and are therefore best avoided. One of the few exceptions is a fine vertical pinstripe on a dark background. These help to elongate the torso. Fabric Look for jackets in fabrics that have a nice drape, like crepe, matt silk, or smooth wool blend suiting. Avoid shiny, textured, or thin and flimsy fabrics. Stiff or heavy fabrics are also best avoided, because they can add extra bulk. Decoration details Above the waist it is best to choose a simple, fuss free jacket style. If you are slim from the hips down you may be able to wear decoration or details in this area. Through the shoulders and chest avoid pockets, horizontal seam lines like yokes, pleats and gather.