Finding a dress that flatters and fits comfortably around a large bust can make shopping a daunting task. The key is to look for styles in soft fabrics and feminine silhouettes that graze over curves. Whether you want to visually minimize your bust for the workplace or accentuate it for a night out, there are a variety of options that will keep you looking stylish.

Office Chic

Maintain a professional appearance and convey personal style with a knee-length sheath in a forgiving fabric like cotton or polyester. Stick with neutral colors like black, gray or camel. Avoid a plunging neckline and opt for a square or scoop neck, which does not put an ample bust on display. Avoid excess fabric or detailing near the chest -- think ruffles or ruching -- and steer clear of high collars. Since there’s no break in the fabric from your neckline to your bust, they emphasize a large chest. Create visual interest with details like a peplum at the waist or an interesting belt, which will draw the eye downward and away from your bust line. Pair your sheath with pumps and minimal jewelry, like an oversized watch and stud earrings.

Comfortable Daywear

A scoop-neck sweater dress with a flared bottom is an option for busty girls who want to accentuate their curves without putting them all on display. A loose-fitting knit dress comfortably skims curves, while a flared hem keeps the focus on your lower half. The open neckline will highlight a delicate collarbone, visually slimming your upper body, without revealing too much. Layer with patterned tights and ground the look with ankle booties. Accessorize with bold jewelry that draws attention towards your face -- think a statement necklace or chandelier earrings.

Night Out

An A-line wrap dress in jersey accommodates a large bust while accentuating curves. Look for styles that have a supportive tie waist or belt and opt for a slight V-neckline that tastefully elongates your neck and streamlines your upper half. If you need more support or prefer more coverage, you can layer a camisole underneath. Avoid styles with kimono or dolman sleeves as they usually fall directly in line with your bust. Stick with styles that fall above or below this point, like three-quarter or long sleeves. Dark, solid colors on top are the best option for big busts. They visually elongate your torso, thus minimizing your chest. If you have a penchant for prints or patterns, stick to ditsy (small) ones as large designs will enhance your bust line. Draw attention downward with accessories like an armful of thin bangles or a cocktail ring, and slip on a pair of bright heels.

Weekend Casual

A shirtdress is a comfortable and effortless option for the weekend whether you're running errands or going to lunch with friends. Choose a solid-colored shirtdress in a silhouette-skimming fabric like silk, cotton or polyester. Look for a style that draws eyes downward like color blocking or pleats near the hem. Define your natural waist and avoid a tent-like appearance by adding a belt that has embellishment or beading. A thin belt accentuates curves, while a wide belt draws eyes toward a small waist. Pair with flat riding boots or ballet flats and finish with chunky bracelets.