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How to Rock Low-cut Tops/Dresses


How are you doing!! Welcome back to my blog. This week I had such an amazing time shooting at Bernal Heights in San Francisco. Let me tell you, the view from there is absolutely amazing. It is a grassy hill overlooking the city. It was breathtaking.


Now lets jump right into my outfit. The staple of this look is this maroon slit dress from Forever21. I have never grabbed something off the rack so quick. It is a STUNNING wrap dress for a fraction of the price. 

But...I took one look at the dress and knew there would be a problem. Look at the cut of the dress and see how low it goes down the chest. It was a v-line straight to my bellybutton! If you have the chest to fill this dress, wow am I jealous of you. Girls with smaller chest area (aka me) typically stray away from these type of low cut tops/dresses, as they are often perceived as unflattering on the figure.  However, I am here to tell you my tricks on how to make it work. 



First step, be very cautious on what type of bra you would want to use. Since this is a wrap dress, you can adjust how tight you want to wrap the top around your waist. You want it to be wrapped as tight as possible (to avoid flashing someone in your dress, haha). However, this reduces the type of bra you can wear. Anything with lace or texture can be ruled out. Wearing these would create weird bumps under the fabric of your dress. You may also want something that would provide an extra lift.

This leads you to two options. A pushup bra, or sticky bras.  I will go over both and which one worked for me.




I started off thinking sticky bras were the best way to go. No straps, no fuss, just paste and go. However, I do not know if anyone else have this problem, but my chest cannot fill even the sticky bra in my size. Either that, or it provides absolutely no lift whatsoever. I do not know if it is just the brand I am using or what, but I couldn't make it work with this look. In addition, an environment that involves lots of movement is a call for disaster. One wrong move, your chests fogs up, and before you know it, one of your sticky bra may plop to the ground. (Warning this did happen to me once.) One solution is actually to wear sticky bras that have the adhesive on the outer layer of the cutlet so it sticks to the fabric of your dress instead of your chest.

The second option of course is a push up bra. I would recommend a nude shade that matches your skin tone (as it helps disguise the band if a little bit ends up peaking through) or a color that would match the top/dress that you are wearing. Here I am wearing a pushup bra from Victoria Secret.You can see how much lift it gave to my chest.

Here comes my last tip, wear dainty necklaces to add attention to that area. I use to be very insecure and would always cover up whenever I can. Over time I found my confidence to overcome this issue. Every body, shape and size is beautiful. It is just the matter of wearing your outfit in confidence.

Hope this helps ladies.

Happy New Years,

T.N





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