5 Dress Styles That Are Perfect for Ladies with Small Busts

If you are worried that being flat-chested means that you can’t look gorgeous in your formal dress, then it’s time to stop worrying and start celebrating. Since our bodies come in different shapes and sizes, dress styles aren’t limited to one body type. Hence, you can choose from a variety of styles that best flatter your body type.

For flat-chested ladies, here are a few dress styles that will help you look your best with prom dresses in 2018: 

Strapless Dress

01. Strapless Dresses 

Whether it’s with the traditional neckline or the sweetheart neckline, strapless dresses are perfect for females who are not blessed with ample bosoms. Sweetheart necklines are highly recommended as they define the bust line better with its heart-shaped cut. You can also opt for a strapless bodice with strategic ruching, ruffles, frills, structured beading, shirring, and other embellishments to make your bust line look fuller. 

With a strapless dress or an off-the-shoulder style, you are able to draw attention to your upper body which helps make your bust appear larger than it truly is. Tops and dresses that reveal your arms, shoulders, and neckline also create a sexier appearance, which is advantageous for flat-chested ladies.

Dress with Empire Waist

02. Empire-Waist Dresses 

The empire-waist dress style can create the illusion of a bigger bust line. This type of gown features a trademark waist band and is designed to flow away from the body just under your bust. The band is usually created so that it draws attention to the right areas. Also, the band makes the chest area look fuller, especially if the band is cinched tighter as shapes with defined or belted waists have the same effect. Plus, the pleating in the long and flowy skirt adds definition to your shape. 

You can also opt for trendy high-waist bottoms or full skirts. Just like the empire waist cut, these styles help create the illusion of a fuller chest and a shapely silhouette.

Dress with Sexy Neckline

03. Dresses with Sexy Necklines 

Aside from the strapless styles, dresses with sexy necklines are designed to flatter flat-chested ladies. To create an illusion of shape and a cleavage, halter, plunging, or low V-necklines were made for girls with small busts. Like a strapless dress, the halter style exposes the shoulders and draws attention away from your chest. A halter dress should have a fitted waist so that it looks like you are a little curvier on top than you actually are. 

While low-cut necklines are also sexy options that look good on flat-chested women, those who are more conservative can also go for bateau necklines or high necklines.

Backless Dress

04. Backless Dresses

backless formal dress is another daring style that only flat-chested ladies can pull off, especially if you have a lovely back to show off. Going backless has a sultry appeal that only women with small busts can pull off without hitch. 

Mermaid-Style Dress

05. Mermaid-Style Dresses 

The mermaid dress is a classic shape-enhancing style for women with smaller busts. This very feminine design enhances one’s curves and draws attention to the waist. The bottom flare creates a sexy yet elegant silhouette. 

Aside from these styles, you can also look for dresses that have vibrant colours and bold patterns and prints, which can add a subtle volume to the bust line. 

So, while picking the perfect dress for flat-chested women can seem frustrating, you should not be disheartened. Countless supermodels and actresses are not blessed with ample bosoms but they still make news on the fashion runways. Indeed, you only need to learn the styles that accentuate your assets and flatter your small busts.

If you have a small bust I’d love to hear what your go-to dress style is.
Why not let me know in the comments below.
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  1. 06/04/2018 / 3:44 pm

    Such a beautiful selection of dresses! I am totally in love with the empire dress – not only the cut but the colour too, very striking! Sim x

  2. 06/04/2018 / 5:56 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous dresses! Whatever body shape you are it’s just a matter of finding the right outfit that’s flattering and then rocking it. Some great tips here to help find that dream dress.

  3. 06/04/2018 / 9:54 pm

    This is such a nice selection. I have a large bust and would never be able to wear anything backless. These look gorgeous.

  4. 07/04/2018 / 1:14 pm

    These are such beautiful dresses! I love that it’s catered to ladies with a smaller bust too, it always seems to be the other way round when you read these things x
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  5. 07/04/2018 / 5:45 pm

    These are such lovely dresses! I do love an empire waist dress most – although I swore by strapless dresses when I had a smaller bust.

  6. 07/04/2018 / 7:57 pm

    What a gorgeous selection, I’m not sure which I love the most. I normally wear dresses what offer some type of strap as I’d be scared of having an embarrassing moment.

  7. 07/04/2018 / 11:44 pm

    Wow! what stunning dresses.. I love having the opportunity to wear a gown.

  8. 08/04/2018 / 6:01 pm

    All these dresses look so gorgeous and yes I have heard that halter necks give you a more fuller bust.

  9. 08/04/2018 / 8:33 pm

    Those dresses are beautiful, unfortunately I’d never be able to fit in them lol

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