The Busty Girl's Ultimate Styling Guide

Photo by: Mark Iantosca
The Perfect Jacket

Try to avoid anything double-breasted and skip any styles that add extra bulk on top. Instead, choose streamlined fits that will elongate your shape. Look ... more 
Photo by: Mark Iantosca
The Perfect Jacket

Try to avoid anything double-breasted and skip any styles that add extra bulk on top. Instead, choose streamlined fits that will elongate your shape. Look for a nipped-in waist, too, giving just the right balance to the bust and hips. Don't get frustrated if you can't find the blazer that covers all these bases - according to Paster, tailoring is a major for women with a larger chest. Find a good one, and keep that number on speed dial.

Blazer and necklace from NeedSupply.com; H&M skirt, Uniqlo tights; Michael Kors watch; tank borrowed from old college roommate (promise I'll return it!).


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Wed, Nov 7, 2012 1:50 PM EST
By Gina Marinelli, Photographed by Mark Iantosca, Refinery29



If you're anything like me, scoping a new collection or shopping on an e-commerce site takes two sets of eyes: one that's all about the innovation and right-off-the-bat beauty, and another that has a trained sense for knowing what will realistically work for 5'4" gal with a chesty frame. As much as I may love fashion, when proportions come into play, it doesn't always feel like a mutual admiration society.



For a woman with curves, knowing what to wear is not about limitation, but rather about really perfecting what works. I credit my know-how from countless hours in store dressing rooms and the experience of always ordering everything in two sizes, but I've also tapped some real professional help to assemble the tips every, ahem, extra-blessed woman should know. Jessica Paster, whose past celebrity clientele includes curvy beauties like Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Simpson, is a wiz when it comes to what to wear to keep it classy without hiding your frame. Pulling out some tried-and-true items from my own closet, I've taken Jessica's tips to heart (and added in a few of my own) to help demonstrate the six ways to show off your personal style without ever making a sacrifice for the sake of anatomy.



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