Wrap up, don’t bulk up with this fuller bust-friendly knitwear

Our fashion industry has too often been guilty over the years of forgetting that women have boobs – and they need dressing. YOU’s fashion editor Sophie Dearden, size 34E, knows the problems all too well. And she has solutions…

I have found knitwear quite hard to navigate. But I’ve learnt that fluid fabrics and soft knits are much more flattering than stiff, boxy jumpers. They move with your curves and hang better. V-necks need to be a deep V. A high or small V makes a big bust look a lot larger – it took many a deeply upsetting photo for me to realise that one. I also recommend zip-collared jumpers, as you can amend the depth at your discretion. Fine knits are great, as they skim your body and don’t add bulk. A tie-waist is also a really flattering addition to any wardrobe.


Jumper, £49.99, Mango


Jumper, £145, Reiss

The soft fabric drapes over curves rather than bulking up.


Jumper, £69, Ro&Zo, John Lewis

The zip helps you play with your comfort zones. 


Cardigan, £198, Boden

The fine knit will skim rather than bunch up. 


Sleeveless top, £69, Cos

This belted shape is super-elegant.

& Other Stories

Cardigan, £120, & Other Stories

The perfect neckline for busty bodies.

Dorothy Perkins

Cardigan, £26, Dorothy Perkins

The tie belt will emphasise your waist.


Jumper, £99, Baukjen

This neckline cuts to the right point.


Jumper, £29.99, Zara

A deep V is very flattering.

Next, rip up the rule book on what you can wear in the workplace…