How To: Camoflauge Uneven Breasts
Posted June 22, 2016 by Prairie Wife - 2 comments
I’m no stranger to uneven breasts.
Growing up my “original” set were never perfectly even but, as a barely there B it wasn’t too big of a deal. A few years into my 20’s I became pregnant and then a nursing mother. The result of this was constantly changing breasts…10 years and 5 kids later I’ve recently undergone a preventive mastectomy. In the last 7 weeks I have gone from a AA long to smushed and dented cliff boobs to play dough boobs that are solid, protruding, uneven and a size 32 D/DD.
I don’t want to call myself an expert but I can honestly say I’m gotten pretty darn good at learning to camouflage uneven breasts in the last decade. Summertime offers it’s own special challenges because you can’t simply put on a few extra layers or a sweater or hoodie to camouflage the girls. Below I’ve collected a few key pieces that help me to feel both comfortable and confident whenever I wear them. As always, the items are all under $50 and you can click on the thumbnail pics to purchase them. Make sure you follow us on Pinterest to get more style inspiration!
Chambray Top: This fabric is loose and comfortable. It skims over your body but, it doesn’t cling to any lumps or bumps. The lighter wash says Summer and goes with anything and everything. From dark loose boyfriend jeans to cute white shorts, or even a flowy pink skirt, this top is one of my go-to pieces.
Silicone Nipple Covers: These are a necessity for me. Because of my surgery and expanders my nipples are always sticking out. Many bras rub sore spots on my skin so, this is a great way for me to help hide my nipples as well as the flat front of my breasts. They allow me to wear tops and dresses with no worries about modesty. The brand I have (and love) are DIMRS not the ones shown here. I can’t tell you if they are comfortable or not because I have no feeling at all in my breasts…but I CAN tell you they stay on all day long. Picking up kids and all the other movement and rubbing that comes with motherhood has never made them slip.
Scarves: This is a great way to look chic and cover up uneven breasts with little to no effort. A cute scarf can add color and sass to any outfit. With an infinite variety of patterns and lightweight textures available at almost any store, you’re sure to find one that matches your personality.
Bralettes: Not only are lace bralettes super trendy but, for camouflaging uneven breasts they are amazing! Simply slip a cute lightly padded one on under your favorite gray t-shirt, and you’ll be comfortable and covered. The higher cut and lace helps camouflage any lumps and bumps and the bit of lace peeking out from your v-neck shirt looks both sweet and sexy.
Printed Tops: A well chosen printed top tricks the eye and camouflages uneven breasts. I’ve found that the size of the patterns doesn’t mater as much as the placement. So, make sure you try your top on before you buy it (stripes generally don’t work well). I love this romper! Not only does it have a great print but, you can wear a lace bralette under it AND it’s made of a flowy fabric that will accentuate your curves but not cling to them.
High Neck Halter Bikini: When I went bikini shopping after my last fill it was a bit of a struggle to find something that worked. I needed padding to hide my unevenness and nipples but, the padding had to be soft and flexible to cover up my solid, protruding play dough breasts. Push up bras and bandeau styles were a no go. I do have a triangle top that works OK but this style is the best! Not only does it cover up any divets and lumps I have in my upper chest, it stays on while I frolic with my kids on the sand. With no nerves in my chest I can’t feel when a suit slips so something that stays up well and won’t shift is a must. The added benefit of a pattern helps to trick the eye and will allow you to live your life and have fun in the sun! Note: There are also some super cute sports bra styles that look great as well.
Do you have any tips for camouflaging uneven breasts?
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