Tight Buttons

Tight buttons and gaping holes in shirts are a real nuisance for busty women. The question is, is there a simple solution?

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When humble buttons become very prominent, there is often a deeper problem. I am talking of course about that common sight on big busted women, of tight buttons straining at the leash and a hole appearing, seemingly out of nowhere between two buttons.

Due to the lack of clothes designed specifically for women with big boobs, we often have to make do with shirts or tops that either fit at the waist and are too tight across the bust. Or fit at the bust and flap around the waist.

For the shirts and tops that are too tight at the bust, buttons often have to battle not to burst open. Of course this creates a sister problem of gaping; with the gap created between them.

Ordinarily this is a minor inconvenience but when those straining buttons and the gaping is in the middle of your bust, the issue becomes more important as it can be embarrassing and bring unwanted attention.

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Solutions To The 'Gape' and Tight Buttons

  • Finding tops with more buttons, set closer together is a help. More fasteners help spread the load, so to speak, and reduce the chance for gaping.
  • Many women will use a double-sided tape or a humble safety pin. This actually works well but is hardly the optimum solution.
  • If you can sew, you could try sewing in a popper. No I am not suggesting some form of 'recreational drug' but the old fashioned type of snap fastener. This however may well be too bulky. Alternatively some form of velcro.
  • Finding shirts with a placket that goes either under or over the buttons.
  • I have even seen stylists recommend avoiding tops with buttons altogether, but that is more than a little restrictive. I mean not too many tops have zippers up the front.
  • On jackets, avoid a fastener sited right on the bust line. With that load behind it, it may well strain. Simply opt for a button sited lower down. This is another reason why deep V neck jackets work so well.
Note the button is sited below the bust so it is not stretching across the boobs

The Actual Answer to Gaping and Tight Buttons

All the above are merely papering over the cracks. Like any good doctor, you should treat the deeper problem not just the symptoms. It is not the fault of these humble fasteners - you should look at the garment style itself.

On other pages I will discuss dresses, shirts and jackets and how the right cut will make the world of difference. Meanwhile, you have to face facts. You have a choice. Wear something over it, under it, or pick something else.

Like a really good friend - The straining button is telling you something you may not want to hear. The top does not work for you.

  • To return to the top of the page, click tight buttons
  • To see other style issues that affect outfits for the larger busted lady, such as sleeve width, sleeve length and waistline, head over to styling features for curvy clothing.
  • Alternatively, click on the following for the Home page and for more general issues on style for big breasts.


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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Tight Buttons

Sometimes a girl's natural attributes give shirts a hard time.


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The humble button is not the problem.


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The above shirt has no buttons. Instead it has a series of hook and eyes, like a basque or bustier. It takes longer to put on but guarantees no unwanted gaping.



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