The Importance Of A Waistline
For A Fuller Busted Figure

It seems slightly strange to be discussing the waistline an area not ordinarily associated with large boobs, but understanding and emphasising the waist can have a significant beneficial effect on the profile of a fuller busted figure.

It is not just important for curvy clothing, it helps almost any female body shape look more feminine.

It really is incredibly important for almost every large chested woman to seek to define the waistline. Why? Quite simply the waist is normally the narrowest part of your torso and generally it is good to accentuate the positive.

'Accentuate the positive, delete the negative' Donna Karan.

By defining your waist line, you immediately give the impression of curves and curves are feminine. Most people assume that any ladies with a big boobs will be curvy, but it actually there are many busty women with a rectangular body shape but this tip works really well for 'straight' body shapes too (see below).

Where Is My Natural Waistline Exactly?

Where is my natural waist?

Where is my waist? Many people are understandably confused as to where their natural waist is because, possibly surprisingly, it varies enormously on different people. It is also regularly associated with your stomach or tummy, which is not the same thing.

If you are curvy it may well be obvious but on other body shapes it is less so.

A simple solution: If you want to find out easily where it is; stand up, plant your feet evenly apart about six inches to a foot and simply lean or tilt, from the hip, to the side. Where your body creases, between under the arm and your hip is your natural waistline.

I call this 'doing the teapot', because I associate it with a rhyme and routine I did as a child, but perhaps that does not translate for many of you; so I will say no more or risk being branded a mad, tea obsessed Brit.

Highlighting A Waist Is Very Positive

Almari Print Tie Back Dress

This whole site is not just about dressing big boobs; it is also about style. Yes you have a fuller busted figure but first and foremost you are a woman and looking feminine is the key to style.

We are conditioned to think that very slim cat walk models are the ideal but 99% of men find curvy women sexier. Even the people that purr over those models are actually usually purring over the clothes not the models themselves. The fact is, many women want curves and highlighting the waistline can actually provide more.

Defining the Waistline for Big Boobs

Marilyn subtly promotes that slender torso

For almost all body types, cinching in at the waist is universally flattering. Yes your tummy might not be as trim as it was when you were younger but the waist is still normally the slimmest point of the torso and you simply cannot afford to not use that fact to your advantage.

'Waist not, want not'

Another important facet is the distance between the natural waistline and the bottom of your bust. This is another reason why a well fitted bra is so important, because it draws the bust up away from the waist, to create more definition.

Ladies With A 'Straight' Body Shape

For curvier types it is relatively easy but a lot of fuller figure women have 'straight' torsos with little or no obvious natural waist-line definition. It will vary, but opting for a high waist band usually works best.

The waistline differs, it can be low or high

If you ignore the possibly too revealing neckline, you will see that in this photo of Indian actress Rakhi Sawant, she has emphasised a high waistline.

Your bust will undoubtedly be wider than your waist so this distinction will automatically create curves. Remember, there are other ways and means to de-emphasise the tummy if that is an issue.

A lower waistline

In contrast here the ever glamorous Joan Collins emphasizes a lower waistline to equally good effect.

Many experts recommend Empire line tops and dresses to accentuate that narrow area beneath your bust. That is in itself a whole new subject which I will tackle later.

The one thing you must do is, as above, wear a well fitting bra to ensure your boobs are pulled up and away from your stomach. The cardinal sin is to have a droopy bust that merges into your tummy so your torso becomes one big mass. So use your waist!


The Danger Of Failing To Define Your Waist

Failing to define your waist
Shapless tops often lack a defined waistline

Sometimes to prove a point it is better to show the opposite effect because there is also a danger in failing to define your waist, in that you can present a shapeless profile.

Some ladies with fuller busted figures are concerned their stomachs are too big but you can see from these examples the danger of being baggy. By delicately cinching at the narrowest point you can create an subtle illusion of curves which is what so much fashion is about.

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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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Where Is My Waist?

You may, or may not, be surprised how many people (men and women) struggle to locate it. We are almost conditioned to think it is synonymous with the stomach and that is not quite the truth of the matter.


Jennifer Love Hewitt understands the importance of highlighting the waistline

I think that this Jennifer Love Hewitt dress beautifully demonstrates the impact of highlighting the waist.



In this dress, the blonde bombshell has opted for a narrower waist band than the one in the picture above.

In fact if you spot her rib cage, you can see she has either cinched that band incredibly tight, wearing some form of control underwear and probably pulled in her breath the moment she entered the room.


A simple ruse for creating a waistline

There is a real value in emphasising the waist line as it helps create an hourglass effect.


Matching the neckline and waistline is clever

This is a good example of how to highlight the waist. What you cannot see, is that she was surrounded by super thin catwalk models, so she really needed to be on top of her game and I think she was.

Do you like the above scoop neckline effect? Then click on this link.


The Wonder Woman Costume designers understood curves

I wish I had a colour photo of this but Lynda Carter in her stars and stripes Wonder Woman outfit was an iconic figure. The key however was the gold belt cinching in her waist.




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