3 Tips For Choosing A Homecoming Dress That Will Provide Sufficient Support For Big Busted Teenagers

Homecoming is going to be a major school event for your children – especially if you have daughters. While homecoming is usually scheduled in late September of early October, there's a good chance that your daughter has already begun searching for the perfect homecoming dress. If your daughter has bigger breasts, she'll need to find a dress that can offer more upper body support and can better balance out her body proportions. Here are 3 tips you should keep in mind when looking for a homecoming dress with your daughter. Don't hesitate to give her some motherly advice and tips in order to make sure that she finds a dress that will make her feel like a princess.

Balance Out Bodily Proportions with Flared Skirts

Women with bigger busts will generally want to avoid clothing that will make them appear top-heavy. You should advise your daughter to choose a homecoming dress that has a flared skirt, as this will help balance out the size of her bust and give her more of an hourglass figure.

Flared skirts made from tulle are particularly popular for homecoming. The lightweight, yet stiff tulle fabric will retain it shape throughout the entire homecoming dance and will give the homecoming dress a distinctive fullness. While a homecoming dress with a tulle skirt is very elegant, this fabric is rather fragile and can be easily torn. If you are purchasing the homecoming dress months or even weeks ahead of time, make sure you store the dress properly in a safe area. Handle the tulle fabric with care to avoid damaging it.  If you're thinking of washing the dress before homecoming, hand-washing it will be your best bet.

Lean Towards Scoops and V-Necklines

To make sure that your daughter is going to be comfortable during the entire homecoming dance, make sure that she is wearing a fitted bra. You should get your daughter professionally fitted when finding a supportive bra. Demi bras and corset or bustier style bras are highly recommended for women with larger breasts. Corset or bustier style bras offer more back support than other bra styles. Demi bras are more comfortable because they have shorter underwires, but are equally as supportive as they have wide-set straps.

Homecoming dresses with scoops and v-necklines are better suited for supportive bras and will also help draw attention away from your daughter's bust. Strapless dresses generally do not offer as much support and may slip easily. In addition, homecoming dresses with halter necks or spaghetti straps tend to accentuate the size of large busts and makes it harder to wear a supportive bra underneath.

Get the Dress Tailored

Once your daughter has found the perfect dress that speaks to her, you should highly consider getting the dress tailored to her body. If your daughter has a large bust, the cutting of the dress may not necessarily be a perfect fit to her body. Some areas of the dress, like the sleeves or the waist, may be loose or too tight. While this may not seem like a big problem initially, the dress may not retain its original style and fitting as the night goes on. You also want to make sure that the cutting of the dress will support the weight of a larger bust. Getting the dress tailored will help ensure that your daughter will look amazing. A properly tailored dress will also be less likely to wrinkle.


With homecoming being such a huge and important event for teenage daughters, look for a homecoming dress with your daughter early. This way, you'll have more time to try on different dresses in order to determine the type of style or fabric that is the most comfortable for your daughter without having to make any compromises. You may even want to start out by looking online with retailers like http://bridalelegance.us.com/.