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off the shoulder tops for big bust, yes or no?

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SuperFlyHigh Fri 01-Jul-16 11:42:45

So off the shoulder tops are trendy and I'd quite like one, BUT, I am a 28FF/30G bust and strapless bras all day every day can be painful (actually the one I got from Bravissimo is ok), so could I/should I? Not this top necessarily...

By the way, I also have a nice shoulder area and long neck, so I 'think' I'd suit off shoulder tops...

GreenGoth89 Fri 01-Jul-16 11:47:56

The problem with that top is not the neckline but where the sleeve ends - you'd be better off with something with either a lot less flounce which will just accentuate the boobs or a longer sleeve. There's nothing wrong with delicate or pretty straps showing, and most bravissimo bras have OK straps.

SuperFlyHigh Fri 01-Jul-16 12:21:45

Greengoth that's not the top I'm planning on wearing just an example!

You're right though I can get a nice coloured bra with a delicate strap thanks!

KatharinaRosalie Fri 01-Jul-16 12:26:46

I have the Boden ruched off shoulder top, am 30FF, and it looks fabulous. I don't think it would work with visible bra staps though, would ruin the effect.
Have you tried the Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless? I would not wear it all day every day, but you are probably not planning to wear off shoulder tops exlusively?

ThinkPinkStink Fri 01-Jul-16 13:20:19

For me, and I'm pretty darn busty, I steer clear of off TWO shoulder tops - they make me feel too much like a 1970's milkmaid. However, I am a great fan of a slightly over-size top (ideally in a luxury fabric), which falls off one shoulder at a time.

Also (and I know this is not the top) when I'm wearing tops where there is skin showing (arms, shoulder, decollete) I avoid flesh tones, as they make me look frumpier than I'd like.

Each to their own, though - wear whatever makes you feel comfy.

leedy Fri 01-Jul-16 13:33:14

I actually sometimes wear the Boden ruched off shoulder top with visible (nice) bra straps, I think it looks pretty good.

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