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Dressing for Your Body, Which Happens to Be Awesome: Small Chest Edition



First of all, let me say I was blown away by the positive feedback for this column’s first post. It seems like I’m not the only one who’s been craving body-positive fashion advice. Using a super-scientific metric of demand for various topics, I discovered that what most of you want to read about (or at least, a highly vocal minority) is how to dress when your bra cup doesn’t exactly runneth over. Your wish is my command!

Every era has its own associated “ideal body shape.” In the Victorian era, a curvaceous hourglass figure was a hot commodity, whereas in the sixties, the age of Twiggy, women strove to look as flat and androgynous as possible. So, for one thing, it’s weird that there are trends regarding the shape of a human being’s form, when you think about it. Also, though, it looks like small boobs are actually making a comeback right now. According to the New York Times, women who used to be reaching for the extra-padded bras are embracing their flatter figures (which is one small step for A-cups, one giant leap for body acceptance everywhere). If you know where to look, there are beautiful small bra options galore. (Although, for those of you who more resemble the Victorian ideal, I’ll have a post for you soon, I promise!)

Small boobs have all kinds of advantages. First of all, your undergarments can be more decorative than functional. This is way fun, or at least preferable to wearing a sports bra that resembles a straightjacket. Also, you can wear lower-cut shirts without displaying cleavage everywhere, making these low-cut items more appropriate for any occasion. You can even get away with going braless in a structured top or dress, or wearing a bandeau as a bra under a sheer top. The small-chested population is one of the only groups that can rock this awesome look comfortably, so I say go for it.

Tips for Dressing Your Awesomely Small Chest:

1. Channel the Johnson Administration

The sixties were the golden age of flat-chested women, so look to their style for inspiration. The mod look and more relaxed flower child–inspired outfits will highlight and flatter your chest.

2. Utilize your Resources

There are things that only you can wear, and you have a duty to your country to wear them. You’re still feeling patriotic after the July 4th festivities have died down, right? Of course you are. Well, your country needs you to wear bandeaus and corset-tops. I can’t tell you why. It’s classified.

Outfit 1: Flower Child

Awesome Skirt Outfit for Small Chested People
Skirt – House of Fraser, Top – Topshop, Necklace – Edge of Urge, Bag – Chicwish, Shoes –

You are so bohemian. You wear a corset, because you don’t have any bras, because you burned them all to protest the patriarchy or something. Now, you counterbalance the bareness of your top with a long flowy skirt, and add on fringed details (minimally, so as to avoid looking like you are in a halloween costume). Let your hair fall in its most natural position, and remind a friend to love Mother Earth today.

Outfit 2: Back to the Future

Awesome Shorts Outfit for Small Chested People
Sunglasses – Charlotte Russe, Bandeau –, Top – Mango, Shorts – Etsy, Shoes – Wallis Fashion

This look is very modern. I feel like if Skrillex held outdoor concerts in 90-degree heat, this is what the cool girls would be wearing. You can absolutely pull off a bright bandeau under a loose and sheer white tank, and you also happen to be reppin’ College Fashion’s favorite colors. Win win.

BONUS! Swimwear!

Since it’s summer, I thought I’d throw in some attractive bikini options for the small-chested. Bear in mind that stripes, ruffles, and patterns enhance the appearance of whatever they cover, so if that’s what you’re looking for, these suits will suit you (#badpun).

Awesome Bikinis for Small Chested People
L-R: 1. The Outnet, 2. Topshop (top and bottom), 3. Miss Selfridge, 4. JOY

What Do You Think?

What body feature should I tackle in the next installment? What do you wear to show off your small boobs? Do you think society is a little bit weird for picking a new “ideal body” every decade or so? Is anyone else put off by this? I’m a little put off by this. Tell us in the comments!

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99 Responses to “Dressing for Your Body, Which Happens to Be Awesome: Small Chest Edition”

  1. 1
    July 15th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I love these columns so much.

    Could I request one for big hips/thighs?

  2. 2
    July 15th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    This is such a great idea! Could you PLEASE do one for girls with broad chest/ shoulders? I have the hourglass circumference, but I feel like I have very square shoulders that are hard to dress :/

  3. 3
    July 15th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    one for a large chest would be awesome, actually

  4. 4
    July 15th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    love this post idea!
    can you do dressing for big chested girls sometime? and i don’t mean oh c cup perfectly perky boobs, i mean DD and DDD/E and beyond. boobs that look fat if you don’t support them correctly. also i have an “apple-shaped” body, which means not only big boobs, but a rounder tummy, but small hips and leaner legs.
    again great posts so far! even thou this one doesn’t apply to me, elements of the first one! and you put together really cute outfits regardless! i wish i could rock the first one from this post!

  5. 5
    July 15th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    i’d love an article on bigger stomachs! my figure is hourglass, but i have a stomach that pops right out. no thanks to my mom, because even the prettiest of her sisters and nieces have the same problem!

  6. 6
    July 15th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Like some of the other girls have suggested, could you do an article on big chested girls, small girls (height wise) and/or big stomachs?

    I’m 5″ 1 and a 1/2, have a rather ample chest ( D cup), and unfortunately, have a round stomach rather than the flat one I would love lol. I’m trying to learn to love my curves, and would really appreciate it if you could do an article on any of the above!

  7. 7
    July 15th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    holy dang, these are awesome! please do more dressing for your body thing! and I loved the funny commentary in the article :)

  8. 8
    July 15th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Can you do one for an hourglass figure, but make it modest as well.

  9. 9
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I love that you are going with the dressing for your body thing. so many girls are self conscious and tend to ignore the body they have for the body they wish they had. every girl wishes she could decorate the cover of a magazine. you are helping to show girls that they can find their own fashion that fits their body and their personality.

    I’d really like it if you could do some more of these, covering not only the mainstream pretty types, but the types of bodies that most girls tend to be ashamed of. Large chests, tummies, hips and so on.

    You have a great sense of fashion and i love reading your blog!

  10. 10
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I love CollegeFashion and these articles! So helpful, what a great idea! Seeing an article shorter girls would be great!

  11. 11
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Can you make a post for hourglass figures? I have a large chest, large hips, but a small waist, and often in magazines curvy is used as a euphemism for plus sized girls. Not that there’s anything with that shape, but I usually can’t find clothing recommendations for my shape, which is actually pretty hard to dress.

  12. 12
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    THANK you for this article! So helpful, and really great to know that people out there recognize and embrace our different bodies.

  13. 13
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    as a small chested woman, I don’t really like these outfits because the tops are f or people who have normal size chests. Whenever I wear tops like the ones you suggested, my chest looks sooo much smaller. They are cute though

  14. 14
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    This article is absolutely wonderful, I love it! And it came to me on a day when I was feeling so disatisfied with my appearance, it just made me feel better all over. Thank you so much for doing these positive fashion articles, you’re making the world a better place one fashionable step at a time. And I will definitely go out in search of corset and bandeau tops, CF always has the last word in fashion advice.

  15. 15
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I am 5’6 with 34G’s…Average girl, Huge friends. Its always a struggle finding something to tame them. If it’s to flowly I look like a tent, to tight I’m an over stuffed sausage. i would love if you could include some party outfit ideas. Alot of the times i feel like Heff’s Bunnies in a club dress. Please do something for the more Top Heavy of the bunch!

  16. 16
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Hey, love the articles (and the way you write them, too!). Could you do one for hourglass with a little tummy? I don’t know how to go about it..

  17. 17
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    i guess there are some good things about having teensy boobies ^_^ love the corset/bustier top trend.

  18. 18
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Great post, and as a barely-B cup, much appriecated.
    However, all the outfits are based on the assumption that the flat-chested diva in question is comfortable/able to show lots of skin.
    What about those of us who follow modesty laws, or just uncomfortable in such outfits? what about the winter and fall? what about more work appropiate attire? surely there are tips for dressing our body type and flattering our figure in such circumstances.
    Overall, well done. Love this new column!

  19. 19
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Can you do an article about Apple Shaped girls? Or one for a big chest (like above a D cup big) and a curvy stomach, hips and thighs? I am forever trying to be fashionable for my shape. And thank you for doing articles like this. It’s nice when people remember we are not all the same shape and size, and address it accordingly

  20. 20
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    So great! I love the outfit choices, as well as the EXCELLENT writing. Thank you!

  21. 21
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I like this post and appreciate it as small chested lady! I love my bee stings for all the reasons described above, EXCEPT the fact that society has randomly decided that small boobs are now ok or desirable. Every shape is desirable and ok!
    Also, the bustier/corset tops are awesome, but bandeaus by themselves with nothing underneath is unlikely unless you have absolutely nothing, including nipples.
    I’d also like to see a post on dressing large hips. Seriously, my lower half is twice the size of my upper half. Thanks!

  22. 22
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I’m glad you guys have started a column that targets individual body types. A lot of times the outfits posted here (while beautiful) don’t tend flatter my large chest/short torso/big thighs. I look forward to seeing more of this!

  23. 23
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I have to agree with a few others here – while I love having the freedom to wear corsets and bandeau tops, they only emphasize my 32B-ness. I love the idea of embracing the 60s aesthetic, though – the 20s were also full of great looks for a boyish figure!

  24. 24
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I love this article, it’s very useful ! A one for bigger hips would be great!

  25. 25
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    thanks so much for this! I was one of the few who asked you to help with dressing with small boobies dilemma.

  26. 26
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Please write about how to dress when you are curvy (big boobs, hips, ass). The clothes that are in style now doesn’t fit my body type.

  27. 27
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Can you do one for bras that could make an A cup look bigger?! PLEASE?

  28. 28
    July 15th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Thank youuuuu.

    I used to always have low self esteem about my small chest. But I’m gradually embracing my body type now that there are clothes (and even actresses) that can show us how to dress our small sizes :)

  29. 29
    July 15th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Love this post– a great idea! I see I’m not alone in requesting a post for large chested ladies. I’m 5ft1, 120lbs and wear a 34DD. Other topics that would be helpful for me… hourglass, petite or short. Thanks CF!

  30. 30
    July 15th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Can you do one for girls with big hips?

  31. 31
    July 15th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I would have to agree to Belle’s comment on this article. But it is nice that you are writing these articles catering to women of all shapes and sizes =) Thank-you!

  32. 32
    July 15th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    OMG! You should do a curvy, a large chest, a big stomach section! Curvy thighs! This is the best idea yet!

  33. 33
    July 15th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Haha I wish I could be one of those cool concert girls :p
    Can you give tips for average girls with big thighs and hips?

  34. 34
    July 15th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    i would love if you did a large chest edition, since sometimes it is very hard to find things that fit right and make them work with my body

  35. 35
    July 15th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Even though I don’t have a small chest, I really like this post. All of the “Dressing for Your Body” posts so far have been great, and I enjoy them whether they apply to me or not! Keep up the good work!

  36. 36
    July 15th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    LOVE. Damn, Clara, you are too funny. Bring it on! (and while you’re at it, how about a combo for small chest, big hips and broad shoulders? Yes, screwed up, I know)

  37. 37
    July 15th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    As a busty girl, the remark about “a sports bra that resembles a straightjacket’ is so dead-on! Some bras look more like armor.

  38. 38
    July 15th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Man, I have ALWAYS envied small-chested women. It seems like all clothes are made for them. I only wear a D, but shirts always wrinkle and pull awkwardly across the chest. Bikinis, bras, shirts, dresses, cups are always padded, never supportive, always decorated to “emphasize”..

    It’s funny how small-chested women think that all clothes / culture obsess over large-chested women, and large-chested women think the opposite. Can anyone, anywhere, actually wear these clothes they make?

  39. 39
    July 15th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I would also love one for large chests! Its so hard figuring out how to dress well with a large chest.

  40. 40
    July 15th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I’m pretty short, at 5’3”. If you could do something for shorter girls, it’d be great!

  41. 41
    July 15th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Can’t wait for the big boobs edition!

  42. 42
    July 15th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    What about the athletic body type? (Slim with broad shoulders, narrow hips, boobs on the smaller side) I know people who don’t have this body type think there is nothing to complain about here, but it’s very hard to avoid looking like a boy in some clothing!

  43. 43
    July 15th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I love these articles and know that there are so many different body types but I agree, it is harder for girls with large chest like me (I am 5 ft and a 34G/DDDD) to find an outfit that covers their bra straps/supports their breasts unlike smaller chest girls who can wear virtually anything. But I’m excited to see what comes next!!

  44. 44
    July 16th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    it would have been nice if this article had emphasized a bit more the ability to be androgynous with flat chest and posted slightly more androgynous outfits

  45. 45
    July 16th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Oh, also, I have always wondered why it’s so hard to find functional bras for small chested people versus stupid decorative lace bras that don’t support/hold in the breasts.

  46. 46
    July 16th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    As a girl with small boobs I’ve never had the confidence to wear a bustier, but I love love love this one. I’ll have to try it out some time and see if CF gets it right!

  47. 47
    July 16th, 2012 at 12:21 am

    I love these columns.

    It’s hard for me to dress sometimes because I’m 4’11”, with and petite hourglass-borderline-pear figure. Plus my boobs are in that awkward medium size, where something may or may not flatter them, around a 34B/C.

  48. 48
    July 16th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Bwahaha bra-burners unite!
    I wish I could incinerate my big booty too, though I do love it sometimes.
    Damn these muscly thighs and large butt D<

  49. 49
    July 16th, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Thank you College fashion! I feel like small-chested girls are really forgotten about normally! I wish I had seen posts and things like this during my “young and insecure” days in highschool. I didn’t really start accepting my own body type until I was about 19 or so, and this would have been a real confidence-booster for people like me. These outfits are so pretty and the article is great!

  50. 50
    July 16th, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I love this! I always get so distressed when I am shopping because it seems like EVERYTHING is made for big busted girls, and I get sick of my friends with big boob giving their opinions on small boobs. This has actually made me feel better about my chest.

  51. 51
    July 16th, 2012 at 1:19 am

    How about a post for us with big boobs? Not the fake kind, but those who naturally have big tatas. I’m a 40DD, and I constantly am frustrated when I find adorable shirts that were more meant for girls that this post focuses on.

  52. 52
    July 16th, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Great article! I would really like if you did a curvy thighs one but with things like shorts! All the magazines ever show are pants and long skirts! We want to show off leg but don’t know how! ;)

  53. 53
    July 16th, 2012 at 1:57 am

    This is great, but small chested girls have a HUGE advantage when it comes to fashion. The typical model body type is thin and small chested for a reason, it’s easy to make clothing look good. It’s frusturating because fashion caters to this body type already.

    I would really like to see a post on dressing for large chested girls. It’s really difficult to dress with a larger cup size. As a girl who has this problem it is so hard to find clothing. Everything either looks way to revealing on me while it would look cute on other girls, and on the flip side most conservative items makes me look like I’m carrying extra weight that I don’t have. When you have a large chest you end up forgoing tons of trends because you have to always worry about bra’s and how that extra baggage up there is going to get in the way.

  54. 54
    July 16th, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Im slightly under 5 ft so some petite outfits would be great. I can’t wear things like maxi dresses that are shown on here because they drag the ground and just make me look like I’m drowning. So I could definietly use some help in that area.

  55. 55
    July 16th, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Thank you! First, for this awesome new column and second, for this great post. I belong to the group of small chest population and would have never come up with these ideas. It’s such a great post, congratulations! Thank you! First, for this awesome new column and second, for this great post. I belong to the group of small chest population and would have never come up with these ideas. It’s such a great post, congratulations! Thank you! First, for this awesome new column and second, for this great post. I belong to the group of small chest population and would have never come up with these ideas. It’s such a great post, congratulations! Thank you! First, for this awesome new column and second, for this great post. I belong to the group of small chest population and would have never come up with these ideas. It’s such a great post, congratulations! I would also like to see a post on big hips and petites. Nice post!

  56. 56
    July 16th, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Great post! I would love a post on how to dress to make your thighs look smaller. I’ve kind of got a “pear shaped” body so it’s hard to dress to make my body look proportional.

  57. 57
    July 16th, 2012 at 3:39 am

    I would love to see one for chesty girls as well- I’m a DD (with some serious child bearing hips to match at 19), and often times I have to turn down a shirt, dress, or trend entirely because of my figure. I love my figure (most days) but I would love to see some outfits that aren’t “scoop neck” this and “make sure you belt it” there. Thanks!

  58. 58
    July 16th, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I understand that some of the larger chested women above don’t understand what it’s like for us, but even though it feels like fashion is made to fit smaller chests better, that doesn’t really make things easier for us. Sure, I can wear low-cut tops without showing cleavage – but do you think I really want to draw that much attention to my LACK of cleavage?

    I have to agree with Belle, as well. I think those of us with small chests are looking more for advice on how to disguise them. That said, if I can find the right corset, I will definitely consider braving it. Thanks so much for the post! (:

  59. 59
    July 16th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Skrillex did hold an outside summer concert! Couple of days ago at Ottawa’s Bluesfest (in Canada) and believe me, at 95degrees F (with humidity, felt more like 100F), it was a pretty hot, yet awesome, day. haha

  60. 60
    July 16th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    How about one for the “beanpole” figure? I have really long legs, small boobs, and zero curves so I fall into the boyish shape category. It is hard to dress casually without looking like a boy

  61. 61
    July 16th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Thanks for all the awesome comments, guys! So glad you all like this series, and we’ll take your requests into account for sure!

    Just wanted to clarify, for those of you who commented that you wanted advice on how to “disguise” a smaller chest – the point of this series is to teach you to embrace your body type and show off your unique features, not to teach you to disguise, minimize, visually change, or “normalize” your body shape to some media-created ideal.

    Here’s our explanation from the first post:

    Over the weeks ahead, this column will focus on dressing for your body shape while truly embracing – and loving – said body. While there are ways to “hide” whatever aspects of your body you happen to dislike, I’m not going to help you there. In the end, you’re going to have to learn to love every bit of you.

    Like we explained earlier, this isn’t your typical “dressing for your body shape” column – its focus is on loving your body, and dressing to highlight your shape, not hide or change it. There’s so much advice out there on dressing to minimize supposed “problem areas” or, for example, on padding a smaller chest to make it look bigger, and we think that advice is more damaging than helpful. So you won’t see that kind of thing here. I hope that makes sense!

  62. 62
    July 16th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    First of all, congrats on this note, it was great! I am small, and I’ve always been happy of it, but of course, a little tempted by the myth that is better being a B or C cup. But I am happy I am not big, all of the reasons you mention to say why is great to be small are true, and it was so fun to read it.
    Now… I wish you could give some advise for big hips, I’m not like huge, but I’m a size bigger on jeans and bottoms than on tops and it’s kind of contrasting.
    Thank you very much!

  63. 63
    July 16th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I would love for this to be more of a series. I like this post, but I wish there was more. Like small-chested date outfits, class outfits, etc. I struggle so much, and it’s been a big issue for me. Please make this an ongoing column for the small-chested girls!!!!!!!

  64. 64
    July 16th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Hey, I love your articles! They’re very well-written and help promote higher self-esteem(:
    Could you do an article on a straight figure, that is a figure lacking many curves?
    I have a butt haha and a small chest but hardly any definition of a waist, it’s pretty straight so could you please do one on that? Thanks!!

  65. 65
    July 16th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I LOVE these but I seem to have the opposite problem from the post. I would love it if you guys would do one on Short Legs & Wide Hips/Thighs.

  66. 66
    July 16th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I am loving these posts! Body-friendly fashion is the best! Next time could you do something to the opposite extreme, like curvy or large-chested? As a curvy girl, I’d love to see us represented!

  67. 67
    July 16th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I love that your addressing individual body parts rather than the stereotypical “body types” (apple, pear, hourglass, etc.). I carry my weight in my lower half, larger hips, thighs, etc. I have a smaller waist and I’m a B cup. Most would classify me as a pear shape, but I have broad shoulders which does not fit into the typical pear shape stereotype. I’m glad you’re focusing more on how individualistic body types truly are :)

  68. 68
    July 16th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Please do one for girls who are on the shorter side it would also be great if you could do an article fo pear shaped girls
    pretty please?

  69. 69
    July 16th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I’d also like to sign on to the large-chested brigade, especially on more androgynous clothes for the 32DDD of us (as opposed to the usual retro-inspired dresses). It would play well off this girly small-chested post (as opposed to the usual androgynous-inspired looks for that body type).

  70. 70
    July 16th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    !Dressing for Your Body, Which Happens to Be Awesome” SO TRUE!

    Agree :) The title alone made me smile, way to go collegefashion, that’s awesome! We have to love ourselves and our bodies and also not be jealous or bitchy about other girls!

  71. 71
    July 16th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Yay! I’m so happy that this column started. Especially like that you focus not on hiding your “problem areas” but embracing your body how it is. Thanks so much CF! <3

  72. 72
    July 16th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    thanks for the great post! i think it’s wonderful that you’re focusing on embracing various body parts that many of us feel self conscious about. :)

    also a smaller-chested girl, i have to agree with belle, that i’m personally not really a fan of any of the outfits either, mainly because i am so small that
    a) i don’t have enough to fill the corset top & if i did, it most likely wouldn’t fit me around the middle
    b) i wouldn’t be able to hold up the bandeau top for the same reason stated above.

    as far as wearing lower cut tops, yeah i suppose i could pull those off in regards to not showing as much cleavage, but it also means you can see clear down to my navel if i bend over. :)

    for the most part, i really like my small chest & am really happy that i won’t ever have to worry about sagging when i get older. :D

  73. 73
    July 16th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I just have to say that I love CF’s stance on loving your body and enhancing what you have and love rather than “hiding” what you don’t like so much. I wish more media sent out the message that no matter what your figure is, you are beautiful. For the three or so years I’ve been reading CF, that has never changed and I admire that.
    However, it would be great if we could be given an idea of what other Dressing For Your Body articles we expect. Like so many of the other women that commented, I too have a large chest, a rounder tummy, and curvier legs. It would be incredible if us larger chested women could get an article about dressing our features- both for enhancing/showing off, but also for being more modest.
    That being said, I have no doubt that will be tackled with the amount of comments left over the subject. I would like to ask for something else: I’m 5’5″, not exactly tall. I have very round calves, but not an ounce of fat below my knee. So often there are articles on how to show off long legs, but nothing ever for curvy legs. It would be great if there was something for people like me (regardless of if the shape of the legs is muscle or not).
    I feel like with the way society is right now, those of us with the tummy or the boobs, or the legs are the ones that need the most uplifting. I know I have no right to complain about small-chested women since I was endowed well in that area, but the media already focuses on uplifting those women- they’re the ideal beauty type already. I don’t know what the bodies of our lovely CF writers look like, but it would be great if the one writing the article for a big chest actually had a big chest and fought with the beauty ideal. Someone at the top already said this, but I’d like to reiterate, a C cup really isn’t that big. I’m talking: There are ladies that read this blog but know that they can’t buy some of these clothes because no matter the size of their waist, department stores just don’t make clothes big enough for us large-chested women. It would be great if the person that writes the big-chest article actually felt that pain and knew how to handle it.

  74. 74
    July 16th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Are you going to get other authors for these columns? Clara is doing a good job, but all the posts so far seem like they stem from her body type. I would prefer someone with a different body type make one of these posts.

  75. 75
    July 16th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I think someone said this earlier but a post on curvy girls/hourglass figures that aren’t plus sized would be great. I’m no twig, but I’m also not plus sized and it’s really hard to find advice on that body type

    Also these posts are soooo awesome! Keep ‘em coming!

  76. 76
    July 17th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I would love an article for chicks with hour glass figures!
    I love my figure, don’t get me wrong, but it’s very hard to shop with it. Either a shirt will fit my chest, but is completely unflattering around my waist (usually way too big), or I find something that compliments my waist, yet my boobs are popping out everywhere!

  77. 77
    July 17th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Please do a post on pear-shaped women! I’ve got big hips and thighs, and don’t know what to do with them :)

  78. 78
    July 17th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I really liked this post! :) I think it’s awesome that you’re doing these posts for individual body parts instead of the typical “apple”, “pear”, “hourglass” etc. shapes!

  79. 79
    July 17th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I’m with those who would love a post on those with bigger chests. I’m petite and thin, yet I wear a D cup, so it’s hard to wear anything too tight or stringy, otherwise I look pretty slutty. So I would love a post on what to wear in that situation.

  80. 80
    July 17th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Small boobs are awesome! (And of course, big boobs and medium boobs, too.) :P

    As a small chested girl, I love bandeaus and v-necks. You gotta work what the good Lord gave ya.

  81. 81
    July 17th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    WOW! I love this column, it’s so awesome. Thank you so much for making a post on a small chest, I didn’t realize all this until I read it and it’s true. Can you do a post on big hips and on petite girls? It would be awesome.
    Thank you and nice post!

  82. 82
    July 17th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Awesome! Thanks so much I am a 32 A and am very straight figured so curves aren’t my thing and I always see girls showing off fashion that when I try on make me look like i’m 12 and very boxy.
    So thanks again :)

  83. 83
    July 17th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    THANK YOU! As somebody with a chest so small I barely fill an A-cup, this advice is MUCH needed! I’d love to hear some more! :)

  84. 84
    July 20th, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I love this column so far. It would be AWESOME if you did one for bigger hips and also for shorter legs.

  85. 85
    July 20th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I’m barely a 34AA ! It was great that you did the article on small boobs! Thank you again! Much appreciated!

  86. 86
    July 21st, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Please do one for hourglass figures! I have a perfect 2:1:2 ratio of chest to waist to hips but i have no idea how to flatter it

  87. 87
    July 29th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I love these articles, and I saw you wrote one on dressing for long legs, but what about short legs? I think a post on that would be fabulous! Also, boy shape/athletic body types.

  88. 88
    July 30th, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I LOVE this!!!! I have very small boobs and I feel like people only care about the big ones. Also I’m so glad I picked out the right style of swimsuit this year ;) And all body types should be excepted there should be no “ideal”. Fantastic post!!

  89. 89
    July 30th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    This was a nice column. The styles addressed in it really weren’t what I tend to wear at all, but it’s nice to get a little inspiration.

    also, yay for body acceptance everywhere!

  90. 90
    August 12th, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Hands down, one of the funniest and fun CF posts I’ve read, while tackling an interesting and common (shoutout to my fellow small chested!) “problem” for the fashion-conscious. Thank you for the enjoyable read and great tips! :)

  91. 91
    November 13th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I was a bit disappointed with this one; just because I have a small chest doesn’t mean I want to show everything.

  92. 92
    February 19th, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Thank you for the post,I really found it interesting for myself.
    As a small chested woman,I’ve always found ways to hide my features,but through these hot outfits I’m sure to show some detail.

  93. 93
    December 31st, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Thank you Thank You Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! I sometimes have really bad insecurities about my small chest but this was a much needed pick me up, Hallelujah

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