We all know that great style is not limited to a certain clothing size. That’s where The 12ish Style comes in—a fashion blog by Katie Sturino dedicated to women sizes 12 to 18ish. In her new column for Who What Wear, Katie will offer up her shopping tips, styling tricks, and outfit inspiration for women who aren’t a size 2.
Up until now, I’ve been watching the shirting trend from the sidelines. Don’t get me wrong—I love a good trend!—but I wasn’t sure this particular one was for me. Adding volume where there’s already a lot of volume (aka big boobs) can quickly go wrong.
But between Instagram and the cool streets of NYC, I couldn’t stop being inspired by the looks I was seeing. So I had to give it a test run. It’s my duty as a blogger, right? And guess what? I was surprised to find that with a little know-how, this is a trend I can wear. Further proof that you should never rule something out without trying it, which is something even I need reminding of sometimes.
To any other large-chested ladies out there who are on the fence about the reworked shirt trend, keep reading for my tips on how to nail it.
Horizontal stripes and an oversize sleeve may sound like a no-no for big boobs, but the end result is statement-y in a way that draws attention to your sense of style, not your chest.
Put your own spin on a cold-shoulder top by leaving a button or two undone. It provides a little extra room in the chest while also creating an intentional-looking neckline that really works!
Something about a huge ruffle and huge boobs can feel like too much, but swapping it for less-voluminous pleats instead adds fresh interest that’s also flattering.
You’ll wear this top all season long.
You can’t go wrong with a sleek pinstripe iteration.
Try this shirt with skinnies or leggings.
The perfect blouse for work.
This top would look so beautiful with trousers or a feminine skirt.