Jewellery Ideas for the Busty

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Reader Jamtart asked recently for some ideas on what kind of jewellery would suit her – she’s petite (5’1″) and busty – and wanted some ideas.

I suggest some pieces that are larger in scale, but not heavy in dimension – so in all price ranges, here are some ideas.

Firstly, from Wendy Brandes jewellery – a Boleyn pendant – select your own initial and have it custom made for you in either silver or gold.

Or also from Wendy Brandes – a lotus flower which comes in silver and gold, with or without the stone.

 

 

 

 

Notice how you can see through each of these options? They are not solid, so don’t appear to dominate as much as a solid piece would, but have enough size to distract from a larger bust.

Alternatively, check out one of the many Etsy shops for great pieces in all price ranges to find a unique piece that is really you – this one is from StrungOutDesigns.

As a more petite person, Jamtart needs to keep her jewellery at her 2nd balance point, to draw attention upwards.

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10 Comments

  • I do like pendants, but I don´t like to wear one myself. I feel that they don´t have the `lifting´effect, I feel I so much need in this certain age. The ones pictured are nice though.

  • Pearls, pearls! At least 10mm, (or a twist of smaller sized) not too long (16-18 inches). They reflect light beautifully to the face. Don't have to be real but so many freshwater ones are available for way less than the pendants.

  • Ahh, makes perfect sense to go for something a little airy! I can see how a solid piece would just give the impression of weight and bulk

  • I am not busty. I am not flat. So, I feel free to wear many kinds of necklaces. I tend to favor bold pieces and statement necklaces. But lately I have been longing for Wendy's Little Woolf necklace.

  • Had to come back to say when I ask Le Duc "do I look too busty in this?" he thinks it's the most ridiculous question.

  • Metscan – earrings are great for lifting too!

    Duchesse – pearls are gorgeous – you need quite a few when you're busty! Le Duc is funny!

    Sal – no overwhelm here!

    Belette – did anyone ever tell you how lucky you are? Should I be sending your comment to He-Weasel?

  • Yes, I will be giving you and WendyB He-weasel's email address so you can give him a subtle hint.;-)

  • Thanks for this.

    Duchesse, I'm always terrified that pearls will make me look like my mum, but the freshwater ones are not as conventional.

    I have a coral necklace that was always to short for me – I do not like myself in chokers – and am wondering what to restring it with. I don't want to cheapen it.

    Duchesse, a) (straight) men don't usually get that question and b) you are fairly tall. I'm about the Queen's build – though much younger – of course she looks elderly now. Short and busty, though I may have an inch and a half on Jamtart.

    I don't get the earring thing. Even hanging earrings can "lift" as they attract they eye to the face, since they move. They just mustn't be too long for the person's neck, too heavy or conversely too tiny and out of scale.

  • Thanks so much for this Imogen!(although I'm typically late to the party)
    I've been through my jewellery collection (which didn't take long -its pitifully small) and my findings back up your advice. I've only 2 pendants – a vintage rosary and an antique monocle – both are visually light, but not so tiny that they get lost amongst my chest.
    I also have loads of beads. Long, flapperesque ones and chunkier, graduated beads that sit beneath my collarbone. In theory, the long beads shouldn't work – but I feel that they visually lengthen me.I love pearls! I can't do Michelle Obama style chunky, choker length pearls though.

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