This flirty dress is brightly colored but discreetly cut. "It does not scream, 'Hey, big boobs!'" says Shepherd, 42, cohost of The View; star of Sherri, a Lifetime sitcom; and author of Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break. A skirt with inverted pleats keeps her hips looking narrow.
If you're busty...
- Stick to one shade. It creates a head-to-toe sweep of color, so you look longer and slimmer.
- Contain yourself. If wearing a tank, choose wider straps, which allow for a more supportive bra. Avoid strapless or backless dresses.
- Don't go with the flow. Tailored clothes that give the body a clear silhouette are more becoming.
- Stretch out. Establish a strong vertical line with pleats, seams, or long necklaces and scarves.
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