My! What Big Eyelashes You Have!

Distraction, diversion, trickery — are all pretty solid techniques to get people to notice something other than the big girls. So in the words of every teacher, “I want all eyes up here” and  “Look me in the eye(s)…” verses some guy rudely staring at the ta-tahs!

Okay, so in reality, you  are not going to tell John Q. Public “to look me in the eyes” nor will you say, “please stop staring at my chest”. Although John Q.P. maybe bad-mannered, it’s a tough road to try to correct  boorishness behavior.  It’s just not what we do.  However,  with a little visual diversion, it may happen anyway. Go ahead and highlight those big, beautiful eyes and you will sparkle!

Modest Girls has found the solution to what may be the absolute best mascara product available, Trish McEvoy’s  Lash Curling Jet Black Mascara.  This is no ordinary mascara, first the price is a whopping big $30 but it is worth it.

According to the Trish McEvoy website “This revolutionary tubular curling mascara forms water-resistant tubes 360° around lashes, dries instantly and cannot smudge or smear. Better than waterproof, the 24-hour formula stays just-applied looking yet slides off with only warm water without leaving a trace….”

The results are closest in the appearance to that of wearing fake eyelashes. The lashes are fatten and extended and it never smudges nor gives you raccoon eyes. It’s truly remarkable. Put on a little of your favorite eyeliner and viola!

You look smashing!

Target these Cool Tops

Some mornings you just need to throw on a top & run to the store, walk the dog, or bake some cookies. You are not looking to dress up but you don’t really want to look like a disaster. Your favorite tee-shirt is in the wash, what do you grab next?

Babes with Big Busts– you grab one of these! You think Nordstrom?, Bloomingdale’s?, Neiman (way too main stream for NM)… No No No!!! They are all from Tarjaeee, I mean Target…

This Merona gathered at the neck, comes in several colors & for basic totally not boring. Cute cap sleeves, nice fabric stretch, slightly fitted, scoop neck that is not too low nor too high. $10 buck-a-roos

Mossimos Knit to Woven Boxy Top, $18,  comes in 3 colors. This is a pretty cool top because the front is a silky polyester, which is a great, yet simple, dressed up look, while the backing is a soft cotton blend for stretch. Casual Chic!

Gilligan & O’Malley Fluid Knit Sleep Top $13. Yes it’s sleep wear & I bought two! One in charcoal and one in black. Great for running errands or watching tv. Whatever!
Kudos to Target for giving Modest Girls something to brag about!

Death by Swimsuit

Seriously, shopping for a bathing suit when you have big boobs — it could kill you.

  • You could die of embarrassment. Hidden dressing room security people are aghast by your enormous breasts, or
  • You want to “throw in the towel”, the frustration of finding nothing fits makes you want to “call it quits”, or
  • You have a heart attack when a not-so-dorky swimsuit fits & holds the bosoms!

There is no such thing as a bathing suit that supports big boobs & looks good. It’s a pipe dream.

I have bought many swimsuits over years and still keep going back to one aka “Trusty”. It is a one-piece,  black, Cole of California,  a high neckline, key hole back support,  no underwire, quality fabric which keeps the breast up and a slimming lower body.

God bless this swimsuit, but man, I am sick of it.

Cole of California, aka “Trusty”

This spring, I started the swimsuit shopping early due to April vacation plans. I promised myself, money was no object. If it worked, buy it no regrets. It is time to bury “Trusty”.

After a scouring  many  stores & hours of searching on the internet, I nearly gave up.  However,  I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across a pretty, navy blue suit by Jones New York. Of course, since I really wasn’t looking that day but the shape was so similar TrustyBonus!  The neckline had some funky  beads on it so everyone would clearly recognize that I wasn’t wearing  crusty Trusty. At $110, I wasn’t happy about the price, but if it work & it could be the next Trusty.

Once on vacation, at a truly stunning Las Vegas resort, I was pretty psyched to be poolside, sipping tropical drinks and wearing my new suit & glamorous cover up. The  90 degree temperature  beckoned for a swim. Unfortunately, while strutting  to the pool, I notice a breeze whispering through the crotch area of the suit, the bottom was too loose…and once it got wet, it stretched larger. 😦  Although there was a quick fix by sewing a few pinches of fabric together around the leg opening – the suit disappoints.

Jones New York new navy Swimsuit

Not wanting to let the Swimsuit Doldrums get this DDD down, I have since checked out Lord & Taylor, which showcases  approximately 300 different swim suits.  I pulled a potential 5 that might hold the girls in & up without too much cleavage.

Definitely, not too promising, I will let the Modest Girl Community decide…

  • The trio of suits, by Miraclesuit, are approximately $150 ea. Underwire support but no cup size;  cup size Miracle suits can be found online.
  • The 2 swimsuits, by Longtitude, are about $80 ea.The high neckline is good for cleavage coverage but no support to speak of otherwise… The color is a bit wild for the big girls too! 

Rejoice! Tommy Hilfiger saves the day…

Tommy Hilfiger’s Stylin’ Tops for Big Ta-tas

This past Saturday, while wandering the mall for inspiration, graduation parties were on the mind. We racked up a total of 8 invitations… People were celebrating! And the parties have been fun; poolside, restaurants, theme drinks, fountains, pulled pork, kabobs… Like a busy wedding season, you want to look stylish & dress to have fun without breaking the bank.

Back to shopping… I stumbled across the Tommy Hilfiger area at Macy’s & these two fun blouses nearly jumped off the rack & into my hands! A quick trip to the dressing room sealed the deal. Both were $69 with 25% off + a $10 off coupon bringing each to $36. This MG’s DDDs were happy. And yes, they are machine washable… 🙂

We love the sleeveless ruched gathered top with a little braiding at the scoop neckline.  The bold vibrant green, blue, gold & a splash of red print reminds us of Hermes or Chanel but at a fraction of the price. As the sun goes down, throw on a great sweater or a wrap for a little cover.

The navy blue, loose fitting  boat neck top will be perfectly cool in the office this summer, and no tucking in! This top swings… Wear with your favorite cream or khaki slacks & probably some pearls- it’s a sophisticated & simple “go to” outfit.

Accessorize like Sofia Vergara

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No  denying that Modern Family’s, Sofia Vergara, aka Gloria, flaunts her rather large boobs and fabulous figure like no other. Although, you would not call her a “modest girl” it’s part of her screen persona, that and her hysterical sense of humor.  … Continue reading

Good-bye black, Hello Miss Fun!

Pretty & fun Spense blouses will look great this summer!

Hurry, hurry to pick up these cool tops that will brighten up your party wear from your nearest Marshalls or TJ Maxx. These treasures are super forgiving to the big busts. The scoop neckline begs for a chunky necklace, while the wide, sleeveless straps  do a fantastic job of covering the “over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders”.

Made by Spense, the jewel toned blouses look great tucked into a pair of white jeans  or wear them with your dress slacks. The higher neck version works for the office too.  Top it off with a light weight sweater or jean jacket and you are set!

Every gal should have some pretty blouses to wear &  just about anyone can afford these– just $14.99! But you better get there quick– these gems are flying off the rack.

Good-bye black!!! Well, for the moment anyway… 😉

Mad Men’s Joan Holloway rocks the curves

She is amazing. Christina Hendricks portray’s the 1960s femme fatale career girl, Joan Holloway, who is beautiful and completely unabashed. She clearly has the most curvaceous figure in her office and probably all of television.

While seemingly immodest, since all of her 1960s dresses are incredibly form-fitting, Joan does not typically reveal cleavage nor overt cheapness. In this modern-day, when media images flaunt sexuality, Joan is a refreshing portrayal of “how to be a lady, even though it’s painful” etiquette. And she celebrates her curves like no other.

You go girl!