V Neck Dresses For Big Busts

V neck dresses work well for almost every woman but work particularly well for big busted women.

This article is not so much an article about these dresses themselves as opposed to a discussion as to exactly why they are so flattering and amongst the best dresses for big busts.

This article is therefore not a typical fashion piece because it focuses on the science of why V neck dresses for big busts work; but please do not let that put you off because it is interesting stuff!

A v neck dress with wow factor

Why Are V Neck Dresses So Flattering?

Casual v-neck dresses for big boobs
V neck dresses for curvy women

Two simple reasons:

  1. They draw the eye up and away from your boobs
  2. The eye is also drawn up to the naked flesh above the boobs

Either way the eye is moved away from your bust. These two concepts are explained further below but as you can see V neck dresses for big busts do not need to flash cleavage if you do not want to.

V Neck Dresses For Big Busts

1. A Trick Of The Eye

As Harry Houdini may have said, it is all about illusion. Tricking the eye.

V neck maxi dresses for busty women

Our minds race at lightning speed and make decisions very quickly. However much of the way we think is sub conscious and your mind can reach a conclusion before you have consciously thought about it.

The other issue is that your mind is conditioned to react in a certain way.

That is why some of those optical illusion pictures are so annoying. 

Your mind races off and gets confused and frustrated because the image does not compute with what the mind expects.

The V shape is a classic example of a trick of the eye. Your eyes will follow the two sides of the shape down to the bottom of it before you have even thought about it.

Garden designers use it with hedges to draw your eye down to the focal point, usually a statue or fountain. On V neck dresses the V pulls the eye down and away from those chesticles.

"Illusion is the first of all pleasures"

                                                         Oscar Wilde

2. Naked Flesh

Get naked! Naked flesh is hugely attractive to the primeval element of our minds and our eyes will immediately search it out. Yes there is plenty of flesh on show but importantly it is that modest chest flesh above the boobs.

Wrap dress for big boobs
Work dresses for busty women

So getting back to women. That V neck dresses open up a broad expanse of naked flesh above the bust and so the eye will be drawn up away from the boobs. When they eye spots flesh it perks up but immediately the expectation is dashed by the modesty of the flesh on display.

The fact is the human mind is like a super-fast computer because your brain wants to find an answer quickly. The eye has raced over that chest area and come up with a neutral response. So what? you may think.

Well the important conclusion was neutral. Is that a big deal? Yes! For many women who know the first impression they normally receive is, 'wow look at those boobs'; this is a massive improvement.



First Impressions Matter

We are all very familiar with this expression and this is the crux of the issue.

If by wearing clothes that distract, albeit for a fleeting moment, attention away from those big boobs you have won a major victory. As you can see with the example across this page, V neck dresses come in all shapes, hemlines, sleeve lengths, sizes and styles.

Summer V neck dress for big boobs
Wrap v neck for big busted women

Many people will tell you they like to go with their intuition. Essentially that is the first though that came into their minds about any given subject. People as a rule do not like change and would prefer to stick with their first impressions.

Because of the two reasons above, V neck dresses give an illusion that your chest is not huge. If people stop and consider they may well come back and change their minds but often their minds have raced off elsewhere.

Modesty Matters

The other wonderful aspect of V neck dresses is that you can have the V at a level to suit yourself. You can reveal or hide as much cleavage as you like.

I am not going to lecture anyone on the 'right' amount of cleavage, if any, that is entirely up to you. What matters about style is wearing what suits you and what you feel comfortable in.

I have deliberately chosen examples for the page that are very modest, however remember that the same neckline that can look modest on a smaller bust but might begin to look obvious on a woman with large breasts. It is not easy.

A modest v neckline
A wide V neck

Because of the versatility of V neck dresses for big busts, you can be modest or flash the flesh depending on your mood, or the occasion, as Kim Kardashian demonstrates. Oh and note how well wrap dresses (or faux wraps) work on a big busted woman.

Short V Neck Dresses

barbarella-vestido-alina-vLong Sleeve
Flare dresses for big bustsFlare dress

Now these are not going to suit everybody and sadly my own days of wearing such frocks are long gone but if you are young enough, or have the legs for it, then a mini dress, or simply short v neck dress may well work for you.

Remember, the huge advantage is that by flashing your legs the eye will be drawn down to that appealing expanse of naked flesh below your hem, which obviously means that it has moved south from your boobs. (Yes I am aware one of the models is wearing tights!)

It is possibly ironic therefore, that wearing such a short little number actually is a more modest option for big busted young women.

Surplice Neckline

Dresses for big busted womenHanky Hem Dress
Jersey dress for a big bustJersey Dress

I have to admit until recently I had not hear of the term surplice neckline. It is quite simply what I always referred to as a faux wrap style, i.e. it looks like a wrap but actually it is sewn and you cannot actually adjust it.

Either way, the wrap, faux wrap, mock wrap or surplice neckline is also a good alternative for V neck dresses for big busts. Most of the time it gives that extra degree of flexibility in the cross over, which accommodates different shapes and sizes. 

In fact the biggest hassle some ladies find is determining if it is a faux or actual wrap dress from pictures on websites, if they particularly want a real wrap.

Long Sleeve V Neck Dress

Midi dresses for big bustsMidi Dress
Cocktail dresses for big busted womenWrap Front Dress

Long sleeve V neck dresses are also rightfully popular so I wanted to find an example to illustrate the look. I say long sleeve but of course this 3/4 length sleeve hemline actually finishes just below the elbow. This is a really flattering sleeve length as discussed more fully in the style features pages.


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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Busty Celebrities in V Necks

Christina Hendricks in a modest V neckline

We all know Christina Hendricks has some serious real estate and yet with this neckline there is only a hint of those famous breasts.


Jennifer Hudson in a halterneck

Jennifer Hudson in a halter neck which is a variation on the theme.


Dolly Parton V neck

What would a site devoted to clothes for big breasts be like without the occasional photo of Dolly Parton's boobs?

Again, note how that famous chest has almost disappeared. In fact this lady is a past master at emphasising and de-emphasising her breasts, so if you want to see some Dolly Parton fashion 'cheats' check out the link.


Long V neck Dresses

V neck maxi dress for big bustsLess than $30
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The majority of the frocks on this page are around knee length but of course V neck dresses for big busts are a wonderful look for evening wear too.

Blue Banana - Full Length Evening Dress
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Man Flesh

To illustrate the naked flesh issue, let us forget breasts for a moment and concentrate on the science.

Man flesh!

Take a good look at the picture of Matthew McConaughey above for 2-3 seconds at least. Forget the silly hand signal. Did you feel your eyes home in on his chest and linger?

Most women will agree he is a handsome man but how long did you look at his face and how much time did you spend looking at the chest?

It is not even as if the shirt is open much or he is showing off his pecs. Why? because we are conditioned to look at flesh.

So getting back to the more serious issue of necklines for women, the V neckline shows off a lot of modest flesh and drags the eye down. Or up from that chest.

For more on the science of the V neckline, click the link.


cheap V neck shirt for big boobscheap cotton v neck
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Ok, so I know it is not a v neck dress for big boobs but $5-$6 for a cotton shirt! There are lots of colours too.

Of course the same principles apply for making it suitable for all ladies with a lot up top.


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