Big Boob Styling Tips: Bra Straps and Tank Tops
It doesn’t have to be a struggle
Ah, summer. What a time to be alive! Sleeves are gone, your pits are out and proud regardless of your shaving habits and there’s not a care in the world…unless you’ve got major boobage and you’re of the camp that feels most comfortable in a bra.
Tank tops and maximum-support bra straps are not known to be besties, so what’s a girl to do? Embrace, innovate and experiment with the ladies, because after a subway ride spent staring at every braless woman in spaghetti straps with longing, you begin to feel a little creepy.
I love spaghetti straps. They’re sexy and breezy, but bras ruin the look of those great little lines. If you’re up for a bra-less bonanza regardless of boob size, great. Party on. But if you prefer to heft up your chest, start with white or black sleeveless tee to act as a canvas for those simple, slinky ties.
Don’t Burn Your Bra, But Maybe Do Step Outside Your Box:
Frame Denim overalls, Uniqlo x Inès de La Fressange jacket around waste, Robert Clergerie shoes, Dannijo earrings, Mansur Gavriel clutch, NARS lipstick in “Dragon Girl”
There are some days when, for whatever reason, you just can’t do underwear. I get it. I get it because sometimes, I don’t want to wear a bra, either. But recall that comfort-wise, I prefer to. So.
On such occasions that demand you free (one layer from) the nipple, opt for a thick-denim bib that’s tight enough — and wraps around the side enough — to hold you in.
This is best used for lazy days where you know you won’t be doing any physical activity besides eating brunch. It’s totally worth the weird-ass feeling of not wearing a bra in public.
They’re just as cool as a spaghetti-o. Besides, do I look like my mom in the ’70s? YES. Do I love it? YES. Does it matter what my bra looks like which means I can wear the oldest one I own? NO! Therefore, I’m a happy camper.
And hopefully you fellow big-boobers who like a little support are, too. Strap ’em up and hug your shoulders — it’s time for summer.
Photographed by Elizabeth Tamkin; styled by Elizabeth Tamkin and Krista Anna Lewis.