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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2007 03:34:09 PM »

Wrap dresses are incredibly flattering- but only if the neckline is low enough to accomodate your chest.

I have something like this
and it works really well because on the model the belted part goes around her waist but on me it hugged my ribcage quite nicely. Empire waists work if the top half is long enough to fit your boobs. In general lower necklines are more flattering, just wear a shirt underneath it if you don't want to show too much skin.
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2007 03:58:35 PM »




i have the same exact body type.
5'2", big boobs (d's), and chub.

i look best in this kind of dress:
http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=15193&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=297&iMainCat=17

a line skirt, simple bodice, not too low cut, with a waist-sinching device  Wink

and you could easily change the colors of that to make it more your style (plaid! Cheesy )

check out simplicity 3867, or especially simplicity 4265


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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2007 04:05:00 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnk5ZaQBxI8&mode=related&search= is the episdoe of GG I was referring to; you have to get past the first 3 minutes of the show and remember that everyone's stretched taller/thinner than they actually are, but the splash of color and the unique cut could be really flattering, I think. 
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2007 10:31:17 AM »

Something like this dress might work because of the darker side panels and the way it flares from the body might help with balancing problems.
I would make the straps smaller for those with a large chest or wide shoulders like mine.

I also like the black detail just under the bust, giving the appearance of a smaller waist. It is the same detail that gives so many of the rockabilly dresses that curvy look.

http://www.thecalicokids.com/Jenblackvestdress.html

This pattern has the same thing going for it, high waisted skirt that flares from the waist, emphasis just under the bust line.

http://www.smartcart.com/1sew/cgi/searchindex.cgi

If you really just feel best in this one particular style of dress, try this pattern with a couple of changes.

Do not make the piece that goes around the hips in a contrasting color, move that up to around the waist or under the bust, (yes, again). If you want the movement of a circle skirt, but not the bulk it adds, try making the skirt a gored one.

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