The Busty Girl's Three Step Guide to Shopping online.

We get a lot of queries from busty women who are curious about our fits, and whether they will accommodate the generously busted.

We come in all shapes and sizes, and while not every cut will suit every body, we put a lot of thought into how our cuts will fit, feel, and wear. 

When developing our Ara17 collection our team and designer put special thought into making sure our fits were as boob-friendly as possible.

I borrowed the time and body of the stunning and generously busted Yasmin to talk fashion choices for the busty girl, and to take pictures of her looking fabulous.

(And just by the by, Yasmin is also a PhD candidate digging into the world of women’s political participation in post US-invasion Iraq. I want to say #GirlBoss but I feel like that doesn’t really even touch the sides). 

 

1. Know your measurements. 

The key to online shopping is to always always always check the fit guide. As a regular online shopper myself, I know my measurements but I always check the key fit areas. 

For a top, this is the shoulders and bust. For bottoms it is the hip and waist. You’ll find all this information and more in our fit guides. 

Yasmin is generally wary of online shopping, and seeks out pop-ups and stockists for pieces she has stalked online. After taking her measurements, I hand her the Gen top in her size and she is surprised to find a perfect fit. 

So don’t overlook that fit guide - information is magic. 

2. Know what cuts work for you

There are a few cuts that are great for most busty ladies, and the relaxed fit V-neckline is queen. 

Balance your bust with your hips and look for a cut doesn’t fall bellow the hip and swamp your body.  

Yasmin looks not only stunning, but comfortable in the Gen top - and it’s that V-neckline and hip length cut that are the secret key ingredients.

3. Yes, you can do Androgynous inspired cuts, just pair it with form fits

Yasmin has a wonderfully curvy figure, and is also a fan of the overly oversized jacket - a Melbourne girl staple. 

The Eva Skirt has a nice form fit on the waist, and a very subtle pencil cut which gently follows the natural curve of her body.

When the Shire bomber is thrown on, Yasmin still keeps that beautiful feminine silhouette, with elements of Melbourne cool girl that we are all about.

 

Sharna is the Co-Founder of The Fabric Social, a social enterprise working with conflict-affected women. The Fabric Social work to transform one of the greatest causes of poverty: armed conflict. You can shop, donate, or get involved here.


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