Broad Shouldered Celebrities

The title broad shouldered celebrities explains it all. The purpose of this page is to prove to any lady who is feeling a little insecure about the size of her own shoulders that many beautiful women are built the same way. I also will often show their nationality to emphasize that this is of global interest.

Be under no illusion, the ladies featured on this page may technically have wide shoulders but I would guess that, if you surveyed one hundred people (who are not interested in the issue) to describe these women physically, very few would even mention the Sh....... word.

I started this page thinking I would simply post a selection of photos of attractive celebrities with broad shoulders. However, I noticed very quickly that these ladies were actually proving the points I had made on the pages on:

So at the risk of repeating myself, I will use the services of these beautiful, famous, broad shouldered celebrities to give some pointers on style.

A selection of Beautiful Women who have broad shoulders, from around the world

Broad shoulders but seriously feminine

Bar  Refaeli, an Israeli model

The gorgeous Iman

Iman from Somalia - or Mrs David Bowie, if you prefer

Dainty but broad shoulders

The Hawaian, Jarah Mariano

The halterneck on broad shoulders

The figure skater, Kim Yu-Na of South Korea

The Use of Distracting Features

It is interesting to see how effectively an interesting feature in the middle of the dress, drags the eyes in.

Look at the two pictures below and you will hone in on the slightly unusual central adornments. You do not need to be a broad shouldered celebrity to work this angle. Think necklaces, ties, or scarves. Very simple but very effective.

Classic broad shouldered celebrity model

Eva Herzigova of the Czech Republic.

Supermodel Miranda Kerr has broad shouders

The Australian Miranda Kerr

Thin Spaghetti Straps come with a Warning

You need to be very careful with spaghetti straps. They may work if you have thin wide shoulders but generally are to be avoided. That is also a major point. Many of the broad shouldered celebrities featured here actually have thin and wide shoulders. They are not necessarily big.

Watch spaghetti straps on broad shoulders

The German born Heidi Klum.

Spaghetti straps emphasise wide shoulders

The socialite Paris Hilton

One Shoulder Tops Work Well As Many Broad Shouldered Celebrities Know

The unusual asymmetrical shape of the one shoulder top will immediately catch the eye. We generally like symmetry and the human mind will try and work out what is going on when faced with something unusual like this. That thought process draws the eye and mind away from them, there shoulders.

A number of broad shouldered celebrities have one or more of these outfits in their wardrobes.

A one shoulder dress can work really well for wide shoulders

The Welsh, Tony Award winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones

Break up the shoulders with a one shoulder dress

Olympic gold medal winning U.S. swimmer Dara Torres

De-emphasise big shoulders with a one shoulder dress

New York born actress Liv Tyler

Most supermodels have wide shoulders

Supermodel Petra Nemcova of the Czech Republic who speaks Czech, Slovak, Polish, English, French and Italian.

Strapless Tops - Be careful

The main feature of a strapless top is that it involves naked flesh. A lot of naked flesh and our priemeval instincts draw our eyes to it. It is a wonderful choice for a busty woman as it draws the eye up and away from her boobs.

However, it can be a questionable choice for a woman who is concerned with broad shoulders. There is no camouflage effect with different material, straps or other features.

The other real problem is the horizontal band above the boobs. Generally we want to dispel any ideas of horizontal and promote the vertical.

The young ladies below clearly have no worries on this score. They feature regularly in young mens magazines as hot, sexy or whatever other laddish adjective comes to mind. So it can work on some women. However, you need to picture yourself in such a neckline and then decide.

Strapless dresses can emphasise shoulders

South African born Charlize Theron

Desperately trying to look cute

Megan Fox of Tennessee, U.S.A

A Strapless dress emphasises the shoulders

All American Girl - Jessica Alba

Classic supermodel shoulders

Australian Miranda Kerr again

You Can't Beat a Good Length

A long outfit, particularly if it is in a monochrome colour, will emphasize length and make you look narrower. An eye drawn up and down is vastly more preferable to an eye moving side to side, or any thought of width.

Note also the bare arms also draw the eye up and down on a vertical plane. Yes these broad shouldered celebrities maybe wearing designer dresses but anyone can copy the principle at high street prices.

Miranda Kerr

Aussie Model and ex wife of Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr

An excellent way to de-emphasise them there shoulders

I like these pics of Miranda Kerr because the dress shapes are eminently available to all

Halter Tops Require Caution

The main problem here is similar to the strapless look above. The shoulders are very much on display and the straps are doing little to break it up.

Some stylists will advise halter-necks but I feel they are generally not a good look. Take a look at any of the pictures on this page and you will rarely see them worn. In the picture of Miss Jolie below, she does wear it but heavily camouflages it with her hair down.

Watch out for halternecks

Cameron Diaz, one of America's highest earning movie stars

Long hair camouflaging wide shoulders

Movie Star Angelina Jolie

It may have worked for Marilyn and Betty Rubble but alas, probably not you

Marilyn Outfit
Rock On like Betty Rubble

Bulk Up Below

This may sound odd but it is all about balance. Miranda Otto wears an exaggerated peplum band over her hips. Whereas Christie Brinkley has three tiers of lower bulk. It clearly shows these ladies understand this concept.

Miranda Otto

Australian actress and shield maiden of Rohan, Miranda Otto 

Christie Brinkley

Supermodel Christie Brinkley who looks staggeringly good even at fifty nine.

Whilst the above two examples illustrate the point, the photos below show the way you might create a more day-to-day style. A feature band or a flared skirt.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman, one of Australia's finest exports

Miranda Kerr

Another shot of the lovely Miranda Kerr

Use Long Hair As a Distraction

I realise that this may sound slightly kooky but you really can use long hair draped over your shoulders to de-emphasize your shoulders. 

Take a look at the ever so casual placing of the hair on these broad shouldered celebrities.

Hair across the shoulders

Megan Fox is a master of the art

Wily Ol' Fox

ol' Foxy does it again

Hiding that halterneck

New Zealander Rachel Hunter

Cloak those shoulders

The Brazilian Gisele Bundchen is probably the top earning supermodel

That's all folks. However if I can find any other instructive pictures of celebrities with broad shoulders I will post them here.



Did you like this page, did you learn something, maybe it reinforced you own views? I want to give as much (hopefully helpful) advice to the busty sisterhood as I can.

Please remember, we are all different. You may like to wear certain clothes and styles which I am suggesting that you should not. That is your absolute right. Do what makes you feel good. This site undeniably goes for the more modest approach because I feel all busty ladies already know how to be more racy if they wish.

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Broad shouldered celebrity Milla Jovovich

The Ukrainian born model Milla Jovovich sums up the difference between the thought process and reality.


Life might be easier for a woman with big shoulders if time had stood still in Renaissance Europe.

Perhaps, if you were a fairy the wings may help?

Snow White certainly had an apple, sorry - Snow White certainly had an appeal

Maybe a bugs life is not so bad?

Perhaps you might get thee to a nunnery?

Okay,okay - enough already. This was actually meant to be a serious page on celebrities with broad shoulders.




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