Because I'm busty, the buttons on my shirts tend to pull, creating gaps in front. What can I do?
If you'd rather not replace all your button-downs—and I wouldn't blame you—get a disposable product called No See 'ems: precut, double-stick tape shaped to go around your buttons and seal the front placket of a blouse. But that's just temporary. For more permanent security, try the ingeniously designed cotton shirts from Rebecca & Drew Manufacturing: Sized like bras, from 32A to 38DD, they have double buttons for a smooth, gapless line. (Shirtdresses and jackets are also available.) This is all part of a move in fashion toward better fitting, semi-customized clothing. "Screw small, medium, and large," says Kari Weiner, founder of a new company called K-Street: Her cotton tees come in 11 sizes pegged to your bra, waist, and hip measurements.
Smartly designed shirts handle larger chests without straining.
Rebecca & Drew, $165
Stick-on blouse fasteners are great in an emergency.
No See 'ems by Bug Catcherz, $10 for 12
These tees also handle larger chests.