Are Certain Fashion Designers & Companies Boob Friendly—And Others Not?

This past weekend I was telling a friend that I was headed to J.Crew this week to try to on wedding dresses. I know without trying one gown on, with a dress that emotionally loaded, I’ll never find something that makes me go OMFG-this-is-the-ONE. I’m too picky, and even though I’ve been known to spend a ridiculous $500-plus on a cocktail dress, there’s something about dropping thousands on a dress I’ll surely only wear once that makes me cringe. My friend replied, “Oh, I love their dresses but have you seen my boobs? J.Crew dresses just aren’t made for people with bigger chests, so I could never wear their bridal gowns.” And after a split second of thought, I mentally agreed, Yeah, she’s 100 percent dead-on with that.So many of their dresses have flimsy little straps, no straps or built-in support at all, or are crafted in a way that would never allow for a bra of any kind. (I’ll let you know how my B-cups fare!)

The boob-debate goes both ways, though…

To wear Dolce & Gabbana or Versace, a girl needs a set of knockers—the flat chested folk out there just can’t fill out the insane-o gorgeous lines of many of the dresses. But then there’s a design house like Marni—a pair of decently sized fun bags would make many of the ultra-deconstructed dresses look more than a little bit ridiculous and tent-ish. Am I right? Are there stores you just won’t shop in because they are notoriously geared towards either small-chested ladies (uh, American Apparel, I’m looking at you!) or large-breasted women (Shoshanna, much)?