The Best Dress Shirts for Women with Large Breasts

The Best Dress Shirts for Women with Large BreastsWhen you’ve got a big bust, shopping for blouses that actually fit and flatter can be pretty frustrating (see: “Why does fashion ignore big breasts?”), but there are some quality brands out there that specialize in dress shirts for women with large breasts. We last rounded up these busty blouse brands back in 2013, but the landscape has changed a bit, so we thought we’d do an update!

Pictured, clockwise: black / white / orange / white

In the past we’ve offered style tips for busty women and talked about how to dress professionally if you’re busty. We’ve discussed issues such as how to fix gaping blouses and whether a blazer must button to fit, as well as rounded up companies making bespoke dresses and blazers for the busty. Note also that Hourglassy is an invaluable resource if you aren’t already following along. (By the way, before you consider any of the brands below, make sure you’re wearing the correct size bra, which of course can affect how your tops fit.)

Here are some brands offering dress shirts for women with large breasts:

the best dress shirts for women with larger busts

Pictured above: black / white / blue / orange

Campbell & Kate

Based in: U.S. 
Tagline:
 “Classic dress shirts for the large busted woman who cares about fit and quality.”
Offers: White, stretch Egyptian cotton, button-down shirts that are made to order in 24 sizes, according to measurements and fit preference.
Sample item: The white Signature Shirt (their single style) is $180.

The Shirt by Rochelle Berens

Based in: U.S. 
Tagline:
“The shirt reimagined for the perfect fit.”
Blouse offerings: Button-down blouses with No Gape® button technology.
Sample item: The Essentials Icon Shirt, 19 colors (!), sizes XS–XXL, $76.

eShakti*

Based in: U.S.
Tagline:
“We design. You customize.”
Blouse offerings: Several styles (work-appropriate and not), fully customizable.
Sample item: Pleat Front Stretch Poplin Slim Fit Shirt with no-gap button spacing at the top, four colors, sizes 0–36W, $38.95.

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Front Room

Based in: Canada
Tagline:
 “Style made for the top.”
Blouse offerings: Many styles, including workwear. Specially designed for large cup sizes, 30DD–40JJ; take a few measurements to find your size on the site.
Sample item: White Essential Silk Utility Blouse (no direct link), XS–XL, $279 (CAD).

Ureshii

Based in: Canada 
Tagline:
“Clothing for women of all shapes and sizes, handmade to measure in Canada.”
Blouse offerings: Shirts customized according to measurements and fit preference (fitted, semi-fitted, easy fit, roomy, oversize, or “it’s complicated”); several work-appropriate styles.
Sample item: Romantic Top (3/4-sleeve V-neck), available in 25 (!) fabric/color combinations, $64 (CAD).

Bravissimo

Based in: UK
Tagline:
“Inspiring Big-Boobed Women to Feel Amazing!”
Blouse offerings: Button-front options include sleeveless, short-sleeve, 3/4-sleeve, and long-sleeve.
Sample item: Fitted Long Sleeve Shirt, three colors, sizes 0–14 in three size ranges (Curvy, Really Curvy, Super Curvy), $80.

Saint Bustier

Based in: UK 
Tagline:
“Premier designer fashion for busty women.”
Blouse offerings: Some styles (from various brands) are work-appropriate; D–H cup sizes.
Sample item:
Sofia Top (black jersey faux-wrap), fits up to GG cup, UK sizes, $98.

Exclusively Kristen

Based in: U.S.
Tagline: “Chic fashions for larger bosoms”
Blouse offerings: Button-front blouses with different sleeve lengths with some stretch, sizes 6–20
Sample item: The One & Only Shirt, $69

Marks & Spencer’s No Peep Shirts*

(affiliate link)
Based in:
UK (but ships to U.S.)
Tagline: “Shop shirts with our No Peep design and concealed extra buttons for stylish and practical shirts perfect for work or new season styles.”
Blouse offerings: Generally size 6–24 (check size guide before ordering, though!)
Sample item & price: Cotton Rich No Peep Shirt, £15
Reader recommendation (see also)

Here are a few reader favorites from non-specialized brands (all affiliate links):

For the big-busted readers out there: Which brands do you think make the best dress shirts for women with large breasts? Any experiences with the ones listed above? What are some blouses from mainstream brands that you’ve found to be a good fit if you have large breasts? What about bras, swimwear, dresses, and other pieces? 

Comments

  1. I’m a DD sometimes an F and I’ve had good luck with the Loft Utility Blouse.

    • Yes! I bought some of these based on your recommendation a while back. My winning formula was sizing up in Petites. No gaping problems!

    • Same, with HH. I size up a bit and voila, a great blouse that does that effortless-looking front half tuck thing perfectly.

  2. I was recently fitted at Victoria S. as a D. I definitely don’t have a large bust. I think they’re vanity sizing now.

    • Anonymous :

      Are you also a small band size? I mean, cup size is just relative to band size, so if you are starting small then it really doesn’t take much to end up as a D.

      • VS doesn’t really have small band sizes. Hardly anything in a 32 and nothing in 30. This is why independent shops are so important for bra shopping!
        Signed, 30DD who got up to 32G in last trimester, 30H for first few months of BF’ing

    • VS doesn’t actually have trained bra fitters – they just push you into a size they carry, which are fairly limited. Definitely get fitted at Nordstrom or Soma or any of the independent shops. I’m a 32DD and they wanted to pretend I was a 36C.

    • Definitely get sized somewhere that sells a bigger range of sizes, like Nordstrom or the fancy bra boutique in your town.

      Also check out /r/abrathatfits for all you could ever want to know.

  3. I have realized that anything button down is just too much trouble: too many alterations needed to prevent it from opening between buttons, too uncomfortable. Since then I have stopped buying anything with button, and have stuck to pull over notched neck or V-neck blouses and have been very happy.

    • Betabrand has a couple of top styles that don’t gape – one is a fake buttondown that is a pullover and the others have their buttons shifted or stretch panels in the side. 34G here.

    • Yep, this. No more buttondowns.

  4. This is the perfect post – thank you so much for lending this advice to women everywhere!

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