Fashion duo Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine are your bosom buddies…literally. Like good girlfriends, they're here to offer support—the kind your breasts desperately need. Follow Trinny and Susannah's 10 guidelines to bolster your breasts—big or small—and uplift your overall look!
First, get fitted. Many women are wearing the wrong size bra. Go to a professional or a trusting friend and have your chest and cup size measured. With the right size bra and straps, say Trinny and Susannah, you won't have to tug at your bra to keep it in place.
Emphasize your ribcage
No matter your bra size, your ribcage, just below your breasts, is typically the thinnest part of a woman's torso. "Always make sure you accentuate that part by wearing fitted fabrics around it," suggests Trinny. You'll inevitably look thinner and your breasts will look pert.
If you've got 'em, flaunt them
Don't forget about your breasts! If you try to hide them, they may end up looking like one great big lump of flesh. A very plunging bra can allow you to open your neckline and push your breasts forward. "You know, it doesn't matter what size your boobs are, you should always push them forward," says Susannah.
Buy an underwire bra
"Being the bearer of big boobs," Susannah says, "is not all that it's cracked up to be. You're at risk for looking heavier than you actually are. Underwires are essential. They help push the boobs forward as well as upward. It's enough to make you look like you've actually got a waist—and maybe even lost a few pounds!"
Bolster small breasts with gel inserts
If you're not filling out your padded bra, then consider Trinny's trick for bolstering small bosoms—gel inserts. "It's like a silicone thing," Trinny explains, "and you put your bra on and put [an insert] in and it pushes your cleavage."
Wear halter tops with or without a bra…if you're small-chested
If you're breasts are small, you'll look great in a halter top with or without a bra. The angular cut works well with your body, and it also highlights your sexy shoulders—a nice replacement for cleavage.
Wear deep V-neck tops and bras to separate large breasts
"If you have a v-neck, you're separating the breasts," Susannah says. "You have more flesh [on either side] and you're making them look smaller, whereas if you have a huge expanse of fabric going over the top, not only do you look like you have a third chin coming down with your bosoms but they look enormous. You need to break them up with the deep V."
Don't allow your breasts to spill out of your bra
If you find the right size bra, you can boost your bosoms properly and reveal your waist, say Trinny and Susannah. By doing so, you can create a fabulous hourglass figure.
Don't wear the same bra for years on end
Bras stretch and wear out. Plus, your breasts and body shape may change size over the years. Treat yourself to a new bra every now and then. It's a necessity that'll help you look and feel more vibrant.
Wear fitted jackets if you're top-heavy
Boxy jackets obscure any definition of a waist and cover your breasts. Worst of all, they'll make you look more square than curvaceous. A fitted jacket shows off your waist and creates an hourglass shape.