Let’s face it, each bra size comes with its own unique set of problems and challenges, but bigger cup sizes have a higher proportion. From finding pieces that fit both your waist and your chest to a neckline that feels covered yet comfortable, the list goes on and on. And the undergarments department just opens a whole new can of worms.
That’s why we decided to tap one of our favorite It girls, Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, for her best shopping tips and favorite brands for bigger busts. She currently wears a 32 DD, so she knows a thing or two about the trials and tribulations of finding the right clothing. Not only does Atlanta have refreshingly authentic personal style, but she also recently designed a line custom-fit to her body for Fame & Partners, making her an expert on what it takes to create the perfect garment, especially for larger-chested ladies like herself.
“The collection focuses on body inclusivity and diversity, as it’s completely customizable, meaning you can alter the length, add straps to dresses for more support, etc.,” she explains. Atlanta and the brand really focused on making sure everyone feels their best by creating pieces that fit their body types properly with sizes ranging from 0 to 22.
Keep reading for our interview with Atlanta, plus her recommendations for the best clothing for bigger busts.
What are the top things you look for when shopping?
I look at the neckline and see how low cut it is! If it’s super-low cut that usually means my breasts will fall out or just be flopping there uncontrollably. I also look at whether I can wear a bra with it or not—if not, then I check to make sure there’s enough support in the straps. Strap thickness is very important! If they’re too thin, they can cut into your shoulders, so a thicker strap is ideal. Those are the two biggies.
Was it your idea to give the Fame & Partners collection that angle?
It was a piece of it for sure, but, yes, at the end of the day, it was incredibly important to me. There are enough options out there for girls who don’t have an extra 10 pounds of weight on their chests! No shade to those with small boobs, though. All boobs are beautiful.
Do you see white space for more large chested–friendly brands?
I think people are starting to catch on! I think what’s lacking is that, although I’m sure there are brands who are geared toward big boobs, they’re not integrated into the online shopping market in the same way. You don’t see a lot of it on websites like Shopbop, Revolve, Matches, Net-a-Porter, etc. It’s still considered more of a “specialty” item, which is just plain silly.
What are some of your go-to brands?
I don’t particularly have any go-to brands—it’s more about go-to shapes—and I’ll search far and wide until I find them.