If you consider yourself to be a part of the itty bitty titty committee, then you’d understand our plight when it comes to our constant struggle of finding the right outfits to wear out. The common misconception here is that most tops and dresses look better when your boobs are bigger. Eventually, we find ourselves having to resort to push-up or padded bras — even if they’re uncomfortable.
But what about embracing and feeling confident with what you already have instead of worrying about your chest size? Just because you’re lacking in a certain department doesn’t mean you can’t make stylish outfits all your own! Whether you’re looking for a modest or sexy outfit to rock, ahead, we’ve curated some stylish outfit ideas for you to take inspiration from.
1. Oversized Fits Are Flattering
Oversized fits may look intimidating at first. You may think that they emphasise how flat your chest may look like, but truth is, baggy attire can be volumising and draw less attention to your silhouette than tight-fitting tops do, which is a good thing! You can also layer on more layers without having worry about you looking frumpy too.
Bassike Oversized linen and cotton-blend sweater, $243. Available at NET-A-PORTER.
GUCCI Oversized distressed printed cotton-jersey T-shirt, $757. Available at NET-A-PORTER
2. Your Bra Or Lingerie Can Easily Be Part Of Your Outfit
Whether you’re lounging at home or heading out for a quick errand, a bra, bralette, or some form of lingerie, can also double up as a top. Giving off a more casual look, you can pair it up with outerwear like a blazer or a jacket for a more stylish touch without looking too provocative.
Miguelina Tilly crochet-trimmed linen bralette, $180. Available at NET-A-PORTER.
Moncler Genius + 4 Simone Rocha ruffled embellished shell down and mesh bralette, $1,278. Available at NET-A-PORTER.
3. Unbuttoned Blouses And Loose T-Shirts Make For A Breezy Alternative
With small chests, you never have to worry about your cleavage overpowering your look. And not to mention, you can ditch the bras too while you’re at it. For a comfortable fit, look to unbuttoned blouses and loose vintage t-shirts to complete your outfit. They’re easy, breezy and totally fuss-free.
Saint Laurent Studded silk-satin blouse, $1,835. AVAILABLE AT NET-A-PORTER.
Bottega Veneta Paillette-embellished satin-jersey shirt, $2.987. Available at NET-A-PORTER.
4. Layer On Accessories
At times, with tops that expose most of your chest area, you may feel a little uncomfortable with the bare skin on display. The best trick then, is to accessorise. Sure, revealing tops may look better on girls with bigger chests, but that doesn’t mean you cannot wear them and look good.
Alexander McQueen Gold-tone crystal and faux pearl necklace, $809. Available at NET-A-PORTER.
Sarah & Sebastian Celestial Sagittarius 10-karat gold diamond necklace, $752. AVAILABLE AT NET-A-PORTER.
5. Plunging Necklines Are Also Just As Flattering On Small Chests
The great thing about having smaller chests is that plunging designs are just as flattering as for those with fuller chests. While the latter may be more concerned about wearing the right bra, for us, we can still embrace the look while going braless.
Norma Kamali Bill ruched halterneck swimsuit, $505. Available at NET-A-PORTER.
Lisa Marie Fernandez Pouf cropped tie-front linen-blend gauze top, $562. AVAILABLE AT NET-A-PORTER.