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Tunic-length tops are a top style pick for large-busted women. The longer length balances out your figure with ease. Tunics are also versatile; they can be worn in any season, over trousers or leggings. Seek out certain features that can enhance the visual appeal of a tunic on top-heavy ladies even more.
Drape and Cut
One advantage of tunics is their loose, breezy feel. Don't go too baggy, however, or you'll look shapeless and doughy. A subtle A-line silhouette is quite flattering in a tunic-length top. If you want something with a bit more of a fitted feel, look for a tunic with princess seams. As for length, busty petites should keep it no longer than hip-length, but everyone else can go as long as mid-thigh if you like.
Keep it simple -- that's a fashion mantra. You're seeking clean lines and a lack of distraction. Nix the big prints, go easy on embroidery and beading. Vertical stripes are OK but think twice about horizontal stripes. An empire waist might work, but avoid "structured" anything, as the lines usually don't work on a bigger bust. Smocking is probably also not a great look on large-chested ladies. Definitely ditch anything with pockets on the chest.
All sorts of necklines work with a tunic for large-busted women. Scoopnecks, crewnecks, sweetheart necklines, square necklines, V-necks, notches -- it's all good. Even turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks have their place, although cowlnecks may just be too much fabric up top. Don't be afraid to show a hint of cleavage here and there, but don't overdo it.
If you're comfortable with the way your upper arms look, by all means wear a sleeveless tunic. Otherwise you might prefer something longer. Loose sleeves go well with the casual, free-flowing vibe of your tunic. Another flattering option is a sleeve that flares at the elbow.