How to Deal with Having Big Breasts

Having a big bust isn't always easy, but there are ways to accentuate the positive.

You will need

  • Well-fitting bras
  • Flattering clothes
  • Good posture
  • Exercise
  • A thick skin
  • A diet
  • Breast reduction surgery

Step 1 Wear the right bras. Have your size determined by a professional fitter, or have them custom made for you. A well-fitting bra can make large breasts look more modest, as well as provide support that makes you feel more comfortable.

Step 2 Wear styles that flatter a big chest, like V- and sweetheart necklines and corset-style tops. Avoid shirts with breast pockets, spaghetti straps, and wide belts. Choose bottoms that balance your bust, like wide-legged pants and flared skirts.

Step 3 Stand up straight. Some large-breasted women develop poor posture by hunching over in an attempt to hide their breasts. It not only looks bad, but it can cause back pain.

Step 4 If you’re overweight, drop a few pounds; your breasts might slim down with the rest of your body.

Step 5 Find ways to exercise that won’t cause pain or make you feel self-conscious. Walking at a steep incline on a treadmill, for example, can give you the same workout benefits as running without the uncomfortable bouncing and jiggling.

Step 6 Consider breast reduction surgery. Some insurance companies will cover the procedure if your bust size is causing back, neck, and shoulder pain; rashes; and cuts caused by bra straps.

Step 7 Keep your head held high through catcalls and rude remarks; they say more about the person making them than you. And remember: 355,000 American women had breast augmentation surgery in 2008 to get what you already have!