Made from creamy soft Italian jersey, this sleeveless top is the ideal layering piece. Because the fabric is so fine, it seamlessly tucks into slacks or skirts. Melissa also pairs perfectly with a blazer or cardigan.
- 1st model is 5’10” with D bust, wearing size XS
- 2nd model has DD bust, wearing size XS
- See Size Guide for more sizing information
Made in Canada of Italian fabric. Hand wash and lay flat to dry.
- 59% Acetate
- 32% Polyamide
- 9% Elastane
To Determine your size, take measurements of the following areas:
The fullest part of your bust, keep the measuring tape horizontal.
The slimmest part of your waistline, above your navel and below your ribcage.
The fullest part of your bottom, approximately nine inches below your waistline.
The reality for busty women is that it's next to impossible to find dresses and tops that fit, off-the-rack.
Why do we have this struggle? Over the last 30 years, the average bra size has increased by three cup sizes from 34B to 34DD. That’s a huge change. But the fashion industry still designs women’s wear to fit the B cup standard from almost a century ago, leaving full-chested women without options.
You don’t get proper fitting clothing by making clothing larger. For a large bust, you must design using a different waist-chest ratio, and then incorporate seams and details that flatter this silhouette.
It isn’t a problem with your body, it’s a problem with clothing design.
WHAT GOES INTO OUR CLOTHING
Model & GradingOur sample size is designed to fit a woman with a D-cup bust but we don’t stop there. We use a complex grade that accounts for the fact that as the bust increases, the bust point drops. Ever had a bust dart hit your pectoral muscle? That’s why. If your boobs can’t defy gravity, neither should your grade.
Fabric SelectionI work with several mills in Italy used by the top fashion houses. From their collection, I choose fabric with a bit of stretch for a tailored and comfortable fit. It’s the most flattering fabric I’ve found.
Darts, Seams & DetailsWhile I design with a ‘less is more’ mentality, I still obsess over the details. It gives the clothing its finish and beauty. With seams and clever dart placement, I can define the waist and create a modern, hourglass figure.
Body TypeIt’s not only the bust that defines you. I design styles that are flattering for different body types whether you are straight, balanced, or curvy. I’ll also let you know when I’ve found something universally flattering.
MY GOAL FOR YOU
I want you to feel beautiful when you put on your clothing, off-the-rack. I want you to see your waist and wear your size. My clothes are meant to be sophisticated and timeless. They are pieces you can wear everyday, day or night, and pack on all your travels.