Festival season is here! Coachella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Governor’s Ball…you name it, they’re all here to turn up the beat. What better reason do you need to tap into your inner hippie vibe and wear an outfit that you’d never be able to get away with publicly? This is the perfect excuse to whip out the crochet bralettes and low-cut tops, and to let it all hang out. Because you CAN. And it’s totally acceptable!
If you’re part of the itty-bitty committee like yours truly, you know how challenging it can be to find clothes that flatter your small bust. You may have found yourself feeling discouraged when trying on certain tops and thinking, “I wish I could fill this out. . .”
I’ve been there too, and I know those skimpy little tops can be a bit intimidating. On one hand, you want to wear whatever you want, but on the other hand, you know that not all outfits are created equal.
But you don’t have to let that limit you! Just because you have a little less goin’ on up top, doesn’t mean you can’t rock the festival trends.
When it comes to clothing, having small breasts is actually an advantage because of the wide range of different styles available to suit your figure. How awesome is it that you can skip a bra and still look chic??
What?! Gasp! Skip a bra. . . but I’d feel so exposed . . . and flat. Well, never fear! As long as you have the right supplies (if you haven’t invested in boob tape and nipple covers, it is time), and know how to select styles that flatter your subtle curves, you can totally go bra-less.
If you’re wondering how to flatter your body type when you don’t have cleavage, take some tips from these small-breasted ladies who killed it at Coachella! ‘Cause, who needs cleavage?? 😉
You can rock a plunge top without a bra
Feeling a little daring? Try exposing your cleavage in a loose top with a plunging neckline. One of the things small-chested girls don’t have to worry about is their boobs falling out of a top like this. The drapey style adds a touch of casualness to an otherwise “sexy” look. Tie a chambray around your waist if you want to feel more covered up.
Bring on the glitter
The key to feeling confident with your boobs? Just drape ’em in gold. Style icon Rumi Neely shows us how it’s done. Not sure what’s going on with her bottom half (is diaper chic a thing??), but I LOVE the gold halter. When you’re tiny on top, you can play with eye-catching embellishments and unexpected cutouts, without making your upper half look too busy or bold.
You can make a tube top work for you
Tube tops are great, but tube tops with a flowy finish? Even better! Tops like this alleviate the “mush boob” problem and take the focus away from your cleavage. You can move freely without looking flat or shapeless. And you don’t have to worry about finding the “right” strapless bra (or any bra for that matter)!
A lace love
It’s all about the details, am I right? This dress has them for days! The lace adds some interest and takes the focus away from your chest in favor of your overall figure. Cleavage doesn’t need to be the star of the show.
Crop tops with higher necklines
Crop tops with high necklines are super flattering on smaller boobs, and one of my personal faves. This style accentuates your shoulders and shows off your midriff – so if you like those parts of you, this is a great way to play them up! It’s all about highlighting your best assets. Focus on what you’ve got, not on what you lack.
Have fun with color
This look is perfect for wide-set breasts. Oftentimes, it’s not that you don’t have enough boobage, but rather that your boobs are far apart and you need help drawing the eye inward to balance out your proportions. The rainbow design adds a playful touch while the shorts and shawl make the look easy and breezy.
You can pull off a bralette as top
For maximum effect, wear a bandeau top with some wide-leg pants or a long skirt. The top may not do much for her curves on its own, but it works in this look because she amped up the sex appeal in other places. The high-waisted skirt accentuates her toned waist and elongates her figure, and that slit adds some sexiness. Play up the contrast by adding some Chucks sneakers, balancing out an otherwise feminine look.
Anything with texture
Just like cutouts and embellishments, anything with texture adds some volume to your look. The lace pattern gives you the freedom to wear anything under the dress, without worrying about being “too nipple-y.”
Be bold in a sweetheart neckline top
Sweetheart necklines and underwire cups provide great support and shaping for tiny boobs. If you don’t want to wear tops without a bra, find some that already have built-in support, like this one. One and done.
Play with shapes and dimensions
Unlike straight-across bandeau tops, the unique curved style of this bra creates the illusion of defined boobs. The pants are another crucial element of this look. The bold design and high-waisted style draws your eye to her waist (can we talk about those abs…), rather than her upper half.
When you have bigger boobs, it can be tough to wear a sheer top over a bra, or else run the risk of looking “too sexy.” But when you’re smaller on top, you can get away with more risque things – like see-through tops over a lacey bra. Now this is Coachella, so anything goes. . . but sheer tops are also a great option in “real life,” when you want to amp up the sultry factor, but don’t have any cleavage to play with.
Embrace the Bitty Boobs
Not all looks are created equal, but finding clothes that flatter your figure (whether it’s small boobs, wide boobs, saggy boobs, whatever boobs) is all about experimenting with styles that balance your proportions and highlight your best features.
But most importantly, remember that confidence is the biggest weapon in your arsenal. The right outfit can help you unleash that confidence, but then it’s up to YOU to rock it. Have fun styling your tiny boobs – they are the perfect blank canvas to play dress up!
What is your favorite look? Leave a comment below and tell me what you like to wear during festival season!