Monday, November 25, 2013

Bust-Friendly LBDs for the Party Season

Whether you have an intimate gathering with a few friends or a huge office party to attend a Little Black Dress is a versatile party staple. I still find it really hard full-bust shopping in Canada but I've been scouring some of the options out there for you and come up with some pieces that are full bust friendly.

A few caveats; not every style will work for every full bust but I hope you find some inspiration. Secondly, I know lots of people love the retro/pin-up look so if you're looking for that style I recommend checking out Holly at The Full Figure Chest and Georgina at Fuller Figure Fuller Bust because they have retro down! Finally, I'm not knowledgeable in plus size fashion so the options below range in size from 00 to 14. There are amazing plus size bloggers out there and The Curvy Fashionista has done a plus size party dress round up to die for!

Top Shop at The Bay - Sleeveless Texture Dress $72.00
The asymmetrical neckline and rouched body are what make this piece bust-friendly. This dress can be jazzed up with a colourful or sparkly belt and some killer heels. Sizes 2-12

H&M Canada - Draped Dress $34.95 CAD
Don't let anyone tell you that big boobs can't wear higher necklines. The horizontal draping on this dress is very bust flattering. An epic necklace and/or belt are essential and I would add a colourful clutch bag for a bit of attitude. Sizes extra small to large.
Dorothy Perkins at The Bay, Stencil Print Flare Dress, $37.00
An LBD doesn't mean you can't add a little flare into the mix. Prints are a bust's friend and this is a particularly stylish, wintery print. For those of you unfamiliar with Dorothy Perkins, their fabrics are very friendly (stretch for fit) and they wash and wear well. Keep the accessories simple and elegant with some immaculate black or fawn shoes. Sizes 2-14

Dorothy Perkins at The Bay, Teal Floral Pu Ponte Dress, $50.00
On the similar lines as the dress above, your LBD can branch out into some colour. The pattern blocking and pattern makes this a very curve friendly dress. I love the faux leather trimming. I would team this dress with metallic accessories. Sizes 4-14
Dorothy Perkins at The Bay, Black/Silver Lurex Tube Dress, $67.00
This mid-sleeve dress fits a multitude of body shapes thanks to the stretch fabric and the deep scoop neckline is very accommodating for large breasts. I would definitely add a belt to add definition. Sizes 4-14.

Aritzia, Wilfred Lison Dress, $165.00
I know this will be out of many people's price range but I had to include it because the fit is lovely. I'm a sucker for a 3/4 length sleeve and the faux leather trimmed v-neck is stunning. You can go bonkers on accessories or let the style do the talking in this dress, it's very versatile. Sizes 00-10,default,pd.html?dwvar_49934_color=1274

I hope these options give you some ideas for adding an LBD to your party wardrobe. Despite not having full-bust specific brands in Canada you can find some styles that work well. The fabrics are crucial and a body that has some rouching will always help! Let me know in the comments section if you've found a full bust party dress! xx

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