Give me 5 minutes I'll teach you how to choose the right necklace to flatter your bustline. Don't worry it's easier than finding a shirt that fits!
There are soooo many different opinions out there about what kind of
necklaces we should be wearing, trust me, I've read them all.
My goal is to sort through all those opinions and give you the best necklace guidelines in a fun, easy way .
Always remember though...rules are made to be broken.
If you have a certain necklace that you love to wear and yet it doesn't meet these 'rules', don't worry about it. Wear it anyways! Remember, these are just guidelines.
We've talked about things to avoid in how to choose the right necklace, but what should we look for?
After you put on your outfit, look at the area above the neckline of your shirt or dress. An easy way to find your canvas is to consider the exposed skin between your neck and the neckline of your shirt. Your exposed skin is your canvas.
However, if you happen to be wearing a shirt with a higher neckline, your canvas could include the fabric of the shirt. Just remember to keep your necklace about 2 inches above your bustline and don't choose a necklace that ends right at collarline of your shirt, either above it or below it, not on it. See the example below.
Find a necklace that fills up your space (your canvas), likely a larger, horizontally styled pendant, bib, or layered chains.
Notice in the pictures below that each woman fills her space with her necklace. In the first picture the woman's 'canvas' is much smaller, the second picture shows a much larger space to be filled. Both have done a beautiful job choosing necklaces that cover their specific space.
Great examples of "Covering the Canvas"
When you have a big bust and you're choosing a necklace, a good rule to follow is to keep your necklace above the neckline of your shirt. Choose a necklace, that leaves a little bit of space between the bottom of the jewelry and your neckline. A half-inch to an inch should do the trick. This will keep your necklace from resting on top of or hiding under your neckline. However, as mentioned earlier, if you're wearing a shirt that comes up higher on your chest, then it is fine to have a necklace that goes past your neckline and rests on the fabric of your shirt, just remember, the necklace should not hit your bustline or rest on the neckline of your shirt.
You can draw attention to your cleavage with necklaces. Could be a good thing. Could be a bad thing. Cleavage that looks like it's eating your necklace looks trashy in my opinion. If you have nice round, perky breasts (LUCKY!) and you have a necklace that lays nicely "in the valley" Go for it.
I think chunky necklaces look great on girls like us. A chunky necklace will take attention away from our big busts, just don't choose anything to crazy, like a giant chain necklace made out of yarn.
Finally, just remember to keep your chin up, your shoulders straight, and smile because you look fantastic. You know how to choose the right necklace.
Notice how these necklaces follow all the rules. They fill the 'canvas',
they're chunky, and keep clear of the neckline. And just because I know
some of my
big bust sisters will ask, most of these pictures are taken
from Igigi.com. You can check out some more necklaces at : http://www.lindasnest.com
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Lingerie manufacturer Frederick's of Hollywood reports that in 1996, the average size of bras they sold was 34B.
Currently, the average is a 36C.
And I'd bet my best bra that nowadays the average bra size is closer to a D cup
Similar data about the increase in average breast size comes from England, where busts grew from 36B to 36C in a 3 year period.
According to The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior, breasts across Asia grew from 34A to 34C between 1980 and 2000.