(Closed) Your opinon of the best sleeve length for big boobs?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think strapless is best. Capsleeves and straps will make you look bigger, so if you really don’t want strapless, go with a fuller sleeve.

Also, if you haven’t been trying on wedding dresses yet, keep in mind that your ready-to-wear rules may not apply. Just because you don’t like yourself in cheaper, mass produced strapless dresses at the mall does not mean you don’t like yourself in a well constructed, fitted wedding gown without straps.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@jessyrez:  I went with off-the-shoulder. I think it’s very flattering for larger busts.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had an off the shoulder dress, but it was sleeveless.  It brought the line up from my chest, and was a great alternative to strapless.  Not a very popular option for designers, but they are out there.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think it has more to do with the neckline and the waist than the sleeves. Whether you feel comfortable in cap sleeves seems to usually depend on how you feel about your arms. I’m busty (in a petite way – small band size, large cup size) and I picked a dress with cap sleeves. Big nos for me were anything empire waisted and anything with a high neck. For busty gals, you want the area under the bustline down to the waist to be nicely fitted and you want the neckline to be low enough to visually break up the neck-to-chest area so that you don’t look like you have a big “wall of bosom.”

In my normal life, I feel most flattered by fitted tops with a scoop neck and elbow or 3/4 length sleeves, but it’s still pretty hard to find sleeves that length on a wedding dress unless you go for a bolero/jacket option.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

With halters I found that if they were low cut, they showed too much cleavage and if they weren’t low cut, they tended to crowd the upper chest area with fabric which was not flattering. That’s for halters where the halter part is more substantial. The ones that are essentially like strapless dresses with thin strips that tie around the neck would probably be fine. But you should give it a try since everyone will feel differently.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@jessyrez:  I find that halters emphasize the chest. I also don’t think they look very formal.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love a cap sleeve!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

as a gal with a bigger chest i have found that for me i either have to go for a 3/4 sleeve or strapless to de-emphesize the bust. i found that if i wore straps or cap sleeves it makes me look like a linebacker (or at least that is how i felt)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@Eglantine:  As a 34DDD, I absolutely agree that high necklines arne’t the best if you’re busty. Empires are typically worse, but it all depends on whether it gives me a poorly-defined waist. I own a little black dress that technically has an empire waist, but it manages to not make me look like I’m a few months pregnant.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

i am large-chested too, and I went with a V-neck tank top style dress.  I’ve always read that a V-neck kind of de-emphasizes your bust and makes it look more proportional.  I wouldn’t even consider a strapless dress for myself because it made me look like I had a “shelf” up on top!  Didn’t need an extra place to put my drink all day!  🙂 

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