Wiggle dresses tend to be a divisive topic among full busted women for several reasons: they rarely make the “what to wear” lists in fashion magazines when boob friendly clothing comes up, they’re definitely more figure hugging than hiding and they don’t disguise the fact that you’re extra curvy. Lots of women think of them as the sexy choice, which means that when they do wear them it’s as a going out look rather than an every day one.
Given that body-con/wiggle dresses already have a bad rep among full busted and plus size women, I get really upset when I see the inevitable Facebook posts where someone laments that they’d wear wiggle dresses if only they were thinner. Figure hugging dresses actually look great on pretty much everyone regardless of size and are much more versatile than people think they are. To put it bluntly – there is not an objective weight or body type requirement to wear these dresses and anyone who says otherwise is silly.
Today I’m spotlighting five wiggle dresses that look great on full busted women. Each of these dresses will make your boobs (along with the rest of you) look fabulous and work for multiple occasions.
When searching for the perfect wiggle/body-con dress, here are some thoughts to keep in mind:
1) Knee length dresses balance out the rest of your body and the figure hugging nature of the dress.
2) Look for dresses with high quality fabric that will smooth out any undergarment lines and make you feel confident. Body hugging doesn’t have to mean thin fabric.
3) Don’t be scared of pattern and color! Anything that inspires you to wear it with confidence and class is worth trying.
This tattoo print inspired dress by ASOS up at the top of the post is the perfect example of a body-con dress that works on lots of shapes and sizes. It’s a flattering sheath cut, made out of thick stretchy material and has a great print that highlights your curves rather than reshaping them in a less flattering way. The knee length cut of the dress also helps balance out the figure hugging features.
This wiggle dress by Pinup Girl Clothing is a great example of a full bust friendly work dress that is also figure hugging! It currently comes in this colorway, a green/black colorway and an all black version. The sweetheart style neckline is work appropriate while still being flattering and the red button acts as a belt-like waist detail. It’s made out of an extremely stretchy bengaline fabric which makes it comfortable for all day wear. Check out my full review of this dress here.
Full bust clothing companies are getting into making wiggle dresses now! Urkye recently brought out this dress in several colors. I would write more about how great it looks, but Erica’s pictures really say all that needs to be said.
So maybe this dress isn’t exactly workwear – it doesn’t matter. The plum color is so lovely and the cut is so flattering that it deserves to make every dress list ever despite being for nights out only! It’s the best dress to pull on when you feel like you have nothing to wear only to then realize that you stealthily purchased a fabulous dress months ago for just this occasion.
This dress has so much to love about it. It features my favorite basic wardrobe color (navy blue is so much better than black), adorable spotted long sleeves and a wonderfully flattering sweetheart neckline. This would be great for officewear that is flattering without pushing too many boundaries.
Do you love wiggle/body-con dresses? Do you wear them? Why or why not?