The Best Strapless Dress For Big Boobs?

A strapless dress for big boobs? Yes, most definately yes. This style can look elegant, refined or sexy. It can be a great option for busty women as long as you are aware of the dangers.

It is actually a bit of a contradiction because although there is a lot of bare flesh on view, it is still usually a modest look.

There is a large horizontal block across the chest in a strapless dress which I would ordinarily advise to avoid as it usually creates an impression of bulk.

However, this is not material, it is bare flesh and different rules apply. However whilst bare flesh might ordinarily seem dangerous, perhaps surprisingly, it is not.

A strapless dress for big boobs can work really well

The eye is automatically drawn to bare flesh, we are human and our primeval instincts kick in and we cannot help ourselves. The wonderful thing is that the eye is drawn to that flesh and away from your bust.

That alone makes this a great option be it a strapless cocktail dress, strapless party dress or strapless evening dress.

However that is far from the only benefit of this neckline style. Strangely it is not sexy so much as sensual. This is a subtle but wonderful distinction and moves the strapless dress up into the realms of the much coveted description, elegant.

The Strapless Dress Variations

The fact is, a strapless dress for big boobs can be worn in many styles and for many different occasions.

Blue Banana - Lace Strapless DressCocktail Dress
Blue Banana - Strapless Bustier DressSheath Dress

It can take the form of an evening dress, prom, maxi, midi or cocktail dress. The adjectives usually associated with a strapless dress are glamorous, classy, refined, elegant or sensual. All good I think you will agree. This is important because a lage bust will often elicit comments like sexy, revealing, eye popping or some such nonsense.

Why sensual? because there is a lot of nice toned flesh on show. Your neck, collarbones, shoulders, upper chest and arms. All of these are usually shapely and something most women are happy to display. If you are concerned about how toned your upper arms are, accessorise with a shrug or a sheer wrap.

Can Busty Women Wear Strapless Dresses?

So can busty women wear strapless dresses? Of course. They are actually often very modest and all that bare flesh will draw the eye away from your chesticles.

Kiwi Co. Women's Eva High Low Dresshigh low style
Ever Pretty Strapless Flower Lovely Pink Organza Short Homecoming DressParty Dress

There are plenty of us who would not feel the same about displaying our  thighs or midriff. Also, it is a fairly obvious thing to say but you are not flashing your breasts. This is why a strapless dress for big boobs is more sensual than sexy.

It is also why you will not get so many disapproving looks from the women who seem to think that a big breasted woman showing a little cleavage is only one step away from prostitution. It is modest and that can be a massive relief for many a busty beauty.

Sodacoda Beach Strapless Summer Holiday Dress knee lengthBeach Wear
Meilun Women's Rayon Bandage Bodycon Strapless Rainbow Party DressBodycon Dress

Think about it. For many of you who sometimes feel like a pair of breasts on legs, you can walk into a room and be viewed as an elegant, classy, modest and sensual woman. It is almost heavenly.

The Reasons Why a Strapless Dress for Big Boobs is Flattering

So is it simply that one is not flashing the boobs but flashing the flesh instead?

No, whilst that is probably the biggest factor there are other subtle forces at work which all work to your benefit and make a strapless dress for big breasts a real winner:

  • Firstly the actual neckline. Look at the neckline on a typical strapless cocktail dress or evening gown. They are usually either a straight cut, modest bandeau style or a slightly more cheeky sweetheart neckline, which is one of the best styles for a busty woman.
  • Another issue is that you can either go for a minimalist display of naked flesh or accessorise with some choice jewellery. This is the outfit to wear if you have some stunning pieces you would like to show off, as they will be beautifully showcased.
PattyBoutik Women's Strapless Pleated Blouson Maxi DressPleated Blouson Maxi
Meilun Women's Rayon Below Knee Bandage Bodycon Party DressBodycon dress
  • It is a neckline style which many women want, quite rightly, to wear their hair up with. Wearing your hair up is more often than not a very classy look. It smacks of refinement and highlights your neck; one of the most under-rated, slim and sensual parts of a woman.
  • Many strapless prom dresses and strapless evening gowns are designed to be worn long. This long profile, particularly when combined with raised hair and an exposed neck will elongate you and make you look taller and thinner.
  • You can opt for a straight profile or have a skirt that flares out, to suit yourself.
  • Can it get better? Well one more important facet. It balances out big hips. I thought I would leave that to last as it will be the absolute cream on the cake for many women, (including me dear reader). That block of bare flesh draws the eye and immediately balances out a big bottom.
GRACE KARIN® Long Strapless Embroidery Prom DressProm Dress
Alice & Elmer Women's Rayon Knee Strapless Mermaid Bodycon Bandage DressMermaid Dress

What Are the Dangers of
a Strapless Dress For Big Busts?

Ah, after all the many positives, you do need to be very aware of some serious downsides.

The biggest problem is the fact that you have to wear a large cup strapless bra. It is a near impossibility for a woman with serious real estate going on in her chesticles to even contemplate going without, unless she is surgically enhanced.

The upside is that 99% of strapless cocktail, party, prom, beach dresses and evening gowns can be worn with a strapless bra without it showing. The negative, is that you have to wear one of the pesky critters.

It is a simple fact of a large breasted woman's life that bras without straps are not comfortable over a period of time. They can and often do slip down. If you are lucky enough to have found one that works for you then you are probably more fortunate than you know.

Large Cup Strapless Bras

I have a strange relationship with strapless bras. I do not enjoy wearing them but would not be without one in many an evening frock.

The upside is that over the last decade or so, the standard and range has improved beyong measure. To help, I have compiled a list of some of the alternatives form the best large cup bra retailers.

That said, when looking at the celebrities in the right hand column you realise they are smiling through the pain. However uncomfortable or painful, a strapless bra for big breasts is way better than the alternative. 

For those of us still struggling to make it fit without showing, a simple safety pin or two, discretely applied (with the help of a friend) to the back or sides, can be a huge help. 

Another good alternative is to wear a long line bra, bustier or basque. These really can be an excellent choice. The structure in the body of these provides additional support and spreads the load, so to speak.

Low top is best with a long hem

Length. This issue comes up time and again. The old fashion dictum is that if you have a lot showing up top, wear a long skirt.

If the occasion does not allow that, at least wear it below the knee.  

Even if you have good legs and are very pretty. A short hem with a low top simply does not have the refinement of the longer hem but it can still be a popular party dress look for women in their twenties and thirties.

If you are still in doubt because of the significant size of your bust. Go back to the top of the page and look at that lady in the white dress. She has got some serious chesticles, she is wearing white (which is usually best avoided up top) and yet does not look massive, as she might in a different style.



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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The best strapless dress for big breasts

This neckline is truly versatile and can be used for different occasions with different colours and styles.

Some people may be surprised that a strapless dress for big boobs works so well but you will see from the examples of the busty celebrities below, how classy they look



Busty Celebrities in Strapless Dresses

Now for something we all enjoy, a little 'sleb watching.

Strapless evening dressPamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson is not best known for classy outfits but I think she looks really good in this strapless evening gown.

Blue evening dress with trainJane Seymour

The actress Jane Seymour in an evening dress with train.

Jackie Kennedy looked good in almost everything but looked particularly glamourous here.

Evening GlovesJackie Kennedy

She may not be a busty woman but she looked so good I just had to show the picture. However, a strapless dress  for big boobs, works just as well

Sofia Vergara rocking a strapless dress for big boobsSofia Vergara

When an actress with big boobs wants to classy on the red carpet, a strapless frock is always a good option.

Kim Kardashian in a strapless dressKim Kardashian

Like Pammy, our Kim is not necessarily known for looking classy but I think she looks very refined here. 

A two tone strapless evening dressJennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson proves a strapless dress for big boobs can actually make your chest look smaller.

Slim and busty looks good in a strapless frockKaty Perry

Katy Perry clearly shows it can work on a young, slim and busty frame.

A strapless sheath dressSofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara glams up for an awards night out.

I would say it is difficult to go wrong, but there are exceptions to every rule.

A beautiful woman gets it wrong

There is a lot of rubbish on YouTube but this short clip is actually quite good on the strapless dress for big boobs issue. (The relevant bit starts around 1 min, 50 secs)



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