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Choosing a Herve Leger Based on Your Bust

By Bebefuzz

Herve Leger dresses are extremely strategic: they're designed to flatter, regardless of a woman's shape. However, different dresses enhance (or minimize) body parts depending on their accents, ombre colors, cut and trim styles. This post goes over some of the best dress styles for enhancing or de-emphasizing your bust and cleavage.

Whether you want to enhance your chest, be more modest, balance your top-heavy figure, or just prefer to obscure cleavage.... Herve Leger has plenty of sexy options to help you achieve your desired look. Let's walk through some examples.


Goal: Create Cleavage

This is Herve Leger's forte. If you want to turn as many heads as possible, get the Herve Leger signature bandage dress with a cleavage enhancing cut! Here are some dresses to look for...

1.) Front-zip dresses

These dresses are a trifecta: they disguise any little belly bulges, the long vertical line in the front lengthens your look, and they create lots of cleavage -- plus, the zipper pulls your eyes right to it! Here’s an example of a great front zip dress that is simultaneously slimming and cleavage-enhancing.

Herve Leger with front zipper

2.) Look for individually-banded, cross-bust dresses:

For example, this dress has criss-crossed bands push everything together and up.

Cross bust Herve Leger dress

3.) Deep "V" designs:

For great cleavage, find a dress that has a deep neckline but thick straps to cover a push up bra. I guarantee the cleavage will be crazy, as most low-neckline Herve Leger's already create cleavage. The very-popular Ari Dress (which has appeared for sale on Lollipuff or in stores) is a great example! I've got a gray one in my personal collection. It's one of my personal favorites!

white ari dress

4.) Cross-straps that can be worn in the front or back:

This 2009 mini dress had straps that could cross in the back or the front. When the crossing is worn in the front, it definitely helps create cleavage.

Straps crossed in the front


Goal: Increase Bust Size

1.) Look for a deep V neckline with narrowing shoulder straps:

Triangle shapes near your bust can be quite flattering. In my opinion, this triangle shape is flattering for most bust sizes.... unless you have very large torpedo boobs. For example, check out this dress.

v neckline Herve Leger dress

2.) Trim around the bust:

Just check out these examples... which can be acquired for super-low sale prices, here. You can also find 'em for sale pretty frequently here on Lollipuff.

black with white trim dress

bust enlarging Herve Leger dress

3.) Aim for lighter colors on top:

If you want to make the top third of your body larger than the rest (particularly flattering for those with pear shapes and apple shapes), but still want to stay covered up, look for dresses with lighter colors on top. For example, this dress:

Herve Leger conservative but sexy


Goal: Minimize Bust

1.) Look for strapless dresses with straight-across bust lines:

Check out the example below. The light colored skirt, helps accentuate your legs and draw attention away from your bust. Because of the color placement on this dress, this dress would also be particularly flattering on those with a short waist. This particular dress runs about $2,000 at Neiman Marcus.

Pink scalloped Herve Leger dress ombre skirt

2.) One-shoulder dresses cover cleavage while still showing some skin:

For example, I love this extremely modern design in white! It runs about $1,300 here.

white one shoulder dress

3.) A-Line skirts and medium neckline scoops are great options:

An A-line skirt helps balance a top heavy figure; this shape would be particularly great for people who have apple body shapes (big bust, small hips). For example, this dress can be found here, along with a great video of the dress in motion.

Herve Leger a line dress

4.) And, of course, you can also look for high neckline dresses:

High neckline dresses will make your chest look more modest. For example, the dress below is great at minimizing your bust by covering any cleavage. It also helps by placing dark colors on top.

However, one word of caution about high-neckline dresses: If you are VERY top heavy, you will want to avoid high necklines as they may press down your chest so much that they create a “grandma boobs” illusion.

We hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful... we're here to help you find your dream, head-turning Herve Leger! Be sure to check out our great selection of authentic pre-owned and new Herve Leger on sale.

In future articles, we’ll discuss the best Herve Leger dresses that can narrow shoulders, cover arms, minimize hips, create the tiniest waist, elongate waist, shorten waist, disguise hip bones, create hips, narrow shoulders and elongate legs!

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