Square Necklines For Large Breasts

Possibly the most modest style are square necklines for large breasts. A square, or rectangular, neck allows you to tone down your look and yet you can if you wish, still show a little cleavage.

I love this style because it has an un-definable style. If you are looking for a refined look which just oozes style for a big busted lady, then this is one.

If you are particularly concerned about modesty, be it for your job, religious motives or just personal preference, you will be delighted to find that this is a style that tones down that chest.

Yet it is so much more. The position of the line above the bust can be adapted to suit you, with little or no cleavage on show.

However, there is still a lot of flesh below your neck on show, which breaks up both the colour and texture and reduces the impact of that chest.

In these photos Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, who both know a thing or two about wearing reavealing outfits, have opted for a square neck dress. I think they both look demure and sensuous. There is barely a hint of boobage on show and yet they still look curvy.

The Square Neck Has A Real Touch of Elegance

So why does it work so well? Well partly because it incorporates a key optical illusion.

It shows a lot of flesh and our eye impulsively is drawn to naked flesh. It may be ironic but nevetheless a great comfort to you that a man's eye will automatically hone in on your naked upper chest, rather than your boobs.

That expanse of naked chest is usually a different colour and texture to the clothes, which immediately helps to break up your top.

Square necklines also provide an open expanse between your bust and face, elongates your neck and quite literally frames your face, drawing the eye upwards.

As stated on the main page on necklines, chosing a line that is opposite to your form helps de-emphasise it. Hence curvy lines soften angular features and conversely straight or linear lines, soften curves. As your bust is big but soft curves, straight lines will subtly reduce it. It is part illusion, part science.

If you have some serious chest real estate you are never going to be able to properly hide it but you can do a lot to reduce the effect and remember, the reason a square neck is a classic is because it has style.

As I have stated, one of the main advantages of square necklines for large breasts is that it allows you to remain modest. That is a serious issue for many women. As you can see, this dress shows just a hint of cleavage.

You can of course choose a style with a lower horizontal line if you prefer. You can easily show more cleavage; it is up to you to judge what is appropriate.

The one main criticism of square necklines for ladies with a large bust is that it can look like a shelf if you are not careful.

So like all these tips, be aware of the advantages and disadvantages, your personal preferences and the occasion.

A Square Neck Is Adaptable

As is the case with many of the necklines discussed, you can adapt it to your own purposes, or choose clothes that have been adapted to blend different styles.

Here the fragrant Svetlana Medvedeva has merged a lace top with a plain square neck for an attractive variation on a theme. She therefore has quite a low neckline and yet is both modest and stylish. A very clever combination.

The Austrian dirndl is also traditionally adapted to combine the classic square neck with a softer blouse with a different neckline. This has to be one of the most attractive national costumes about.

Below there is an example of how adaptable this style is, working well  with either thin straps or wider straps. In the example on the right, the trim  emphasises the neckline which also works wonderfully well.

Are you beginning to be won over as to why square necks with large breasts work so well? 

Slot Necklines

A variation on the theme. I would also like to briefly allude to a close relation of the square or rectangular neckline, the slot neckline. 

It really is actually simply a narrow version of the square neck. The width is often dictated by the neck or clavicles (the bony protuberances at the end of the collar bones) but it can be even more narrow.

I am personally not a big advocate but it does provide a little variety for the fans of square necklines and is often dressed with lace, or some such decorative feature.

Square necklines are a wonderful style for ladies with a lot up top. To see other good styles, try dresses for big busts.

Alternatively, head back to the Clothes for big breasts Home Page.


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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Our Dolly has one of the most famous busts on the planet and yet actually she often wears very modest necklines.

So why does she stand out - so to speak? It is not the necklines, it is the fabrics. But more of that elsewhere.


Carol Kirkwood

In the UK we have a very popular weather presenter called Carol Kirkwood who always dresses well. She knows a thing or two about toning down her big boobs and often chooses a square neckline dress.

You can read more about this busty celebrity at Carol Kirkwood dresses.


Flattering Necklines - The Book!

A perfect quick read, for less than the cost of a cup of coffee in one of those flashy coffee bars

Flattering Necklines For Big Busts

I have been overwhelmed by the interest and kind words of so many readers on this issue that I decided to write a Quick Guide, Kindle book on the subject (see above).

This has allowed me to write a concise guide on the most flattering neckline styles and expand a little on others.

I will try and create it in different formats but currently it is in kindle ebooks format only.


A Long Established, Good Choice
For Large Busts

The concept of a square neckline has also been around for a long time. 

As you can see from the two pictures, the suitability of square necklines for large breasts is a concept that has been understood for some while.

They may have lived in different centuries but ladies with bigger busts have always sought similar goals.



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