How to Downplay Large Breasts

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Downplay Large Breasts. Although your well-endowed bustline may be the envy of friends, there are bound to be times when you'd prefer it wasn't the center of attention. A few wardrobe adjustments and you'll have an easy time minimizing a large chest.

Items you will need

  • Women's Casual Tops
  • Women's Dress Shirts
  • Women's Dress Sweater
Step 1

Wear well-made and supportive bras. Consider styles that serve to minimize the bustline.

Step 2

Keep tops simple, loose and uncomplicated. Pockets will draw attention to your breasts. Tucking shirts and sweaters at the waist will only enhance your bustline.

Step 3

Wear solid, dark-colored tops. Prints, stripes and patterns will attract eyes to the designs, and therefore to your chest. Light colors will make breasts appear larger.

Step 4

Forget fitted sweaters and any top with spandex. Opt for open-collar and V-neck shirts, which will break up the line from your shoulder to chest.

Step 5

Sport cropped jackets to emphasize your waist. Stick to single-breasted blazers, which can be left unbuttoned to further minimize the bustline. Double-breasted blazers will enhance your chest.

Step 6

Balance your figure with wide-legged pants. Or try an A-line dress that hangs full from the waist.

Step 7

Draw attention away from your chest with a flirty skirt or flattering earrings.


  • Stick to what works. When you find a top that gives you the look you're after, consider buying a second one in another color.


  • Avoid trying to squeeze into a smaller bra in the hope of flattening out your chest. This can be painful and unhealthy for your breast tissue, back and shoulders.