I had ordered some swimwear online at Debenhams.com but I happened to be in town so popped in store to have a look round and ended up with an armful of clothes to take into the changing room. All of which turned out to be ideal for a flat chest.
(Sorry some of the photos aren’t very good…I had been for my second chemo and started to flag a bit!)
Gorgeous blue Jasper Conran dress below with cowl neck and gathering at the side seam.
Verdict: Generous amount of fabric makes this cowl neck really flattering…not so generous around my middle tough; on another day I would have tried on the next size up.
The Henry Holland top below is a floaty crepe fabric with lace smocking across the chest.
Verdict: The pleats under the smock bib plus the collar looked really good on my flat chest. I didn’t need it but convinced myself I should buy it anyway because it will work well with a suit, jeans, shorts…!
Another Jasper Conran item below: a lovely chiffon top with pleated neckline and gathered drawstring waist.
Verdict: Great shape and light fabric for the summer.
I picked this Red Herring dress up because it had frilling to the sides, an elasticated waist and a bold print.
Verdict: The frilling adds width across the chest which helps to create balance.
Jasper Conran again; a cotton blouse with no seams.
Verdict: Flattering v-neckline, confortable to wear. The bird print adds movement and will draw the eye.
There are a lot of frilled ruffle layered tops about which are great for flat chests as they add depth, movement and allow you to bear as much skin as you feel comfortable with.
Verdict: The elasticated top allows you to wear this off the shoulder or with extra ruffle around the neckline.
Apologies for the photo of this Star by Julien MacDonald print blouse, it actually has ruffle layers which drape either side of the centre line which you cannot see at all!
Verdict: Lovely blouse with floaty layers…honest!
This chevron Jasper Conran top has fabric draped frm one shoulder with the illusion of a wrapover style.
Verdict: Lovely jersey fabric hangs really well. I imagine this would suit a unilateral flat chest also.
Red Herring dress below in navy (also available in coral) with elasticated waist and bold pattern.
Verdict: Perfect dress for the summer, the broad pattern across the chest adds interest and width.