When you're living in a culture that largely values an hourglass silhouette and a full bust, finding cute styles for plus size women with small boobs can be frustrating. From unwanted advice about how to make your breasts look larger, to rude comments about how "sad" it is that your extra fat didn't go to your chest region, small-busted plus women have to deal with a lot of gross behavior and assumptions.
On the other hand, there are quite a few things that get a little easier when your cup size is more manageable; shopping for sports bras, for instance, or rocking an insubstantial bralette as outerwear. No matter what your body type, you deserve to feel amazing, and there are some fashion items out there that are tailor-made for your unique brand of boobalicious awesomeness.
Quite a few trends are easier to manage when you have the option of going bra-free, from open-shoulder tops to barely-there bodysuits; and once you try a few of these glamorous looks out, you might just find yourself singing the praises of a more petite pair. So if you're living the small-busted plus life, check out these 13 gorgeous styles that will make you want to celebrate.
1. Off-The-Shoulder Blouses
Michel Studio Off-Shoulder Printed Blouse, Sizes 14 - 24, $60, Addition Elle
Summer's almost here, and that means breezy styles and sun-kissed skin is in. Show off your warm weather glow in a off-the-shoulder top that will make you glad to go bra-strap free.
2. Structured Suiting
Garamond Vested Blazer, Sizes 10 - 28, $210, Universal Standard
Small busts look fab in structured tops, which often pull and gap on larger chests. This chic vested blazer is cool enough to go from the office to drinks with ease.
3. Barely-There Bodysuits
Boohoo Wrap-Front Bodysuit, Sizes 12 - 20, $26, ASOS
When you want to go all-out sexy, it's nice to be able to throw on an edgy, revealing bodysuit without having to mess with straps, bands, or cups. Looks like date night's about to heat up.
4. Menswear-Inspired Shirts
Oversized Boyfriend Shirt, Sizes 8 - 28, $41, SimplyBe
Stretch-free woven shirts in boyish dimensions can pose problems for some, but you can rock this look without a care in the world. When you're tired of fashion mags telling you to "pump up the volume," show off your tomboyish style with a top that's made for the easygoing, small-bust life.
5. Super-Strappy Tanks
Strappy Ribbed Tank, Sizes 00X - 5X, $25, Lovesick
Strappy and cage-top tanks and blouses are on-trend right now, but having to worry about finding the right bra for this look can be a pain. Luckily, you can dispense with all that bother and free-boob it for great style and easy comfort.
6. Cool Cutouts
Leslie Bikini Top, Sizes S - 3X, $58, Rue 107
Rue 107 is killing it right now with super-sexy, lemonade-inspired summer pieces. Flaunt what you've got in this sizzling bikini/crop top, because tiny ta-tas deserve to be celebrated, too.
7. Bold Bralettes
Halter Lace Bralette, Sizes 00X - 5X, $23, Lovesick
Try out the bralette trend with this sexy, lacy number. Bralettes are perfect for lounging around the house in, or for channeling the Jenner-approved underwear as outerwear look while showing a little skin.
8. Halter Happiness
Flower On Canvas Halter Skater Dress, Sizes S - 5X, $38, Rebdolls
Halter-neck styles are a great, low-maintenance way to emphasize cleavage, if you're in the mood. This playful mini-dress from Rebdolls will add the perfect dose of carefree cool to your summer wardrobe.
9. Low-Cut Love
Teggings Cage Minidress, One Size Plus, $36, Re/Dress
It's a stereotype that lowcut styles are for the amply-breasted. In reality, small busts look fabulous in dare-to-bare designs like this cage-front mini, which is built to hug a wide range of bodies perfectly.
10. Vintage Va-Va-Voom
Erin Wiggle Dress, Sizes XL - 4X, $98, Pinup Girl Clothing
If you have your heart set on a vintage, hourglass silhouette, never fear. The tailored waist and ruched, faux-wrap bodice on this retro-styled stunner will give you that '50s bombshell look anytime you like.
11. Babe-Worthy Bustiers
Tie-Front Bustier Top, Sizes 14 - 24, $50 Eloquii
Another style that is often erroneously limited to the big-busted, bustiers work fabulously on small chests. The structure of the garment emphasizes the bustline, and you don't have to worry about spilling out the top.
12. Daring Detailing
Propus Dress, Sizes 10 - 24, $117, Carmakoma
Show your girls some love with a sexy, low-cut mesh bodice and lavish lace detailing. Whether you go braless or use this opportunity to show off some great lingerie, you'll hopefully feel like the stunning goddess that you are.
13. Tiny Triangle Tops
Summer Nights Denim Bikini Top, Sizes S - 5X, $22, Rebdolls
No support? No problem. This itty-bitty bikini-style top will fit you to a T, whether you wear it to the pool or style it with denim cut-offs for a white hot warm weather outfit.
There's no reason small-busted plus wearers need to miss out on fashion fun. Try out these fabulous styles for looks that let your confidence shine through.
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