Transparent Tops

Transparent Tops, are a Fashion Statement for some but see through tops are certainly on the list of 'what not to wear' for busty women.

See thru tops can draw unwanted attention

Apologies if I state the obvious but see through tops are potentially dangerous because people can view your bra and depending on what type of bra, a varying degree of your cleavage.

I was unaware but have read that it has been featured in the fashion shows since around 200and has been referred to as 'sheer fashion'.

Is this an issue? Well again it comes down to personal choice. You may not care if people see your bra, you may even do it as a fashion statement. However most busty women probably do not want this. After all I am assuming you probably get more than enough attention on your breasts so why invite more.

Are Transparent Tops Worse For Busty Women?

You can answer this either way.

No - it matters to all women. Flashing you bra draws attention.

Yes - People are fascinated by big boobs so any chance to see more of them will naturally draw more attention.

Most busty women will have experienced the irony of a situation where a woman with a more modest bust can wear really low necklines with only minor disapproval.

But if a big busted woman shows an inch or more of cleavage, (which in itself is probably only a fraction of the whole), she gets plenty of attention and / or disapproving looks.

For this reason alone, wearing transparent tops is a red flag issue. You can do it but you need to be aware of the dangers.

So far, So obvious.

The Main Culprits

See through tops can mean unwanted attention
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Lace, sheer, or fine gauze / mesh material is an obvious danger. Yes it looks nice and feminine but it is effectively see through and people get to see your underwear.

The photo on the right is useful as it indicates the problem with partially transparent tops. Okay they will not be able to see your cups / cleavage but your bra straps are visible.

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Be careful with See through tops

Whilst the fine mesh material above is the most obvious type of transparent top, ordinary thin woollens and flimsy materials can be just as dangerous as you may not even realise when you put it on, as they are less obviously 'flashing'.

An innocent error
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Sometimes it is simply that the material of a top is so flimsy, or tight that the colour of a bra can show through. This often happens with tee shirts or even button down shirts. We all know the dangers of wearing a black brassiere under a white top so I have tried to use photos of other colours.

When 'Not' See Through Matters

Going off at a tangent slightly; there is also the issue of lumpy bras. By that I mean perfectly well fitting bras where the lace or detailing can show through certain materials. This is not a typical transparent tops situation but it is a 'sister' problem and can be a red flag.

Lumpy bra

There is at least a ready made solution to this issue - tee shirt bras, or any bra where the cups in particular are smooth.

We are all different and I personally hate lumps and bumps on my bras showing though but it does not bother some women.

I have recently had to snip off a button type thing on a pair of knickers / panties placed right at the top, middle of the front - for some unknown reason - but I digress.

Are There Solutions?

Well yes and no. Obviously it depends how revealing the 'show' is. One useful solution is flesh / nude coloured bras, or a colour co-ordinated one to suit your top. Also, the ever useful camisole can help in certain situations. Or you could simply wear something less revealing.

When See-Through Can Work

Sometimes a transparent top can work really well but that is primarily when it is over a modest dress or camisole. These two pictures below of Svetlana Medvedeva and Christina Hendricks show what a classy look it can create.

This style is sometimes referred to as an Illusion or Net neckline.

It can also look wonderful on sleeves.

Net top dressChristine Hendricks
Crochet dressSvetlana Medvedeva


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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Celebrities At Play

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It seems some celebrities often have different rules to the rest of us. In a sense that is fair, they often want the spotlight and this is another means of grabbing it.

There is one variation that deserves a mention because it does work well and that is the Illusion neckline. See the bottom of the main article 



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