When you're a busty gal, finding a breezy summer dress that actually fits can seem impossible! To help you navigate the fashion jungle of triangle tops and spaghetti straps, we found the 10 best dresses for your body type. Remember, the foundation of every outfit is a great bra, so make sure to get fitted before buying.
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The drop waist and deep V-neck make this classic style ideal for curvy girls. Old Navy's patterned mock wrap dress is especially well suited for large busted ladies -- there's no risk of it coming undone.
Old Navy, $30, www.oldnavy.com
A built-in boned bodice is the key to finding a dress that actually stays up (it provides support and acts as backup for your strapless bra). To avoid showing too much cleavage or having the seams cut across your chest, make sure the top of the dress is wide enough to cover your entire bust line.
Shoshanna, $330, www.queenbeegirls.com
Let your legs be the star for once! To get that mod silhouette without losing your waistline, pick a fabric like silk, which is fluid enough to show your shape but won't cling to your body.
Nicole Miller, $365, www.edressme.com, shoes, Delman, $195, www.shoes.com
The elastic empire waist on this Black Halo dress flatters top-heavy figures. For the best possible support under this silky smooth fabric, make sure your bra is entirely seamless.
Black Halo, $345, www.edressme.com
Volume is everywhere this season, but bubble, trapeze and even A-line dresses can make busty gals look heavier than they are. Tailor these trendy dresses to your shape by cinching a belt at your natural waist.
H&M, $50, www.hm.com, shoes, Delman, $329, www.zappos.com
Shirt dresses are perfect for summer -- add a high heel for the office or a simple sandal for the beach. To ensure a smooth fit, look for a dress with large buttons (they're less likely to bulge or pull) and always wear a minimizing bra.
Tara Jarmon, $288, www.edressme.com
Baby Doll Dress
To make this style work for your shape, pick a dress that shows just a bit of cleavage (try a scoop or box neck), and has volume at the bottom to balance out your frame. Another great trick: go a size smaller -- you'll be surprised how much trimmer you look.
plenty by Tracy Reese, $ $175.00,revolveclothing.com shoes, Delman, $329, www.zappos.com
Normally ruffles close to the chest area are a no-no, but this dress is an exception. The ruffles lay flat, creating a flattering frame for the neckline. The soft, forgiving fabric makes it perfect to stow in your beach bag.
Johnny Martin, $54, johnnymartinjuniors.com
Retro is everywhere these days, so if you're curvy on top, take it back to the 1940s! These shapely dresses are ideal for your frame and the playful, feminine styles are easy to dress up for a night out, or down for the office.
Stop Staring!, $141, stopstaringclothing.com