These Side Boob Outfits Are Celebrity Approved

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY GETTY IMAGES

 

Move over cleavage, side boobs are here. Another day, another low-cut top or plunging neckline. Decades may pass and fashion trends may come and go, but the queen of women’s fashion remains— cleavage. It’s the staple of red carpet dresses, festival outfits, and even wedding looks.

But how did plunging necklines become the go-to of women who feel like showing a little extra skin? Why do the tops and cleavage get all the glory? Well, we have a solution for the ladies out there who think side boobs deserve some shine.

What Are Side Boobs?

The term “side boobs” describes the fashion phenomenon that occurs when a woman’s top or dress covers most of her chest but is cut in a way that strategically shows the sides of her boobs. A bold and rare fashion choice, side boobs are typically seen on the red carpet, where they cause quite a stir within celebrity gossip circles. A few examples of celebrities who have chosen to sport side boobs are Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and, of course, Kim Kardashian.

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY GETTy IMAGES

 
 
PHOTO: COURTESY GETTY IMAGES

PHOTO: COURTESY GETTY IMAGES

 
 
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PHOTO: COURTESY SPLASH

 

However, celebrities aren’t the only ones who can rock a side boob! With the right amount of fashion tape, even everyday women can embody this adventurous look.

If you have a cute ribcage tattoo, a side boob look is one of the few ways you can show it off!

How to Pull off the Side Boob

1. Find the perfect shirt/dress.

Just like cleavage-revealing necklines, there are also several different types of side-boob-revealing tops to choose from. You can select a muscle tee with deep-cut armholes that you can either wear paired with a sports bra or alone (if you want to show a little outside-boob action).

Another type of top is one that shows both cleavage and side boob, usually covering your chest with two straps that tie behind the neck. The final type of common side boob tops is the classic halter, which typically features a plunging back and a high neckline in the shape of a triangle. It isn’t always easy to search for tops and dresses specifically meant for showing side boob, so check out the list below for ideas.

2. Grab a trusty roll of fashion tape.

Side boobs are a rare sighting for a reason— you’re one wrong move away from the dreaded nip slip. If you want to avoid an embarrassing disaster, fashion tape is a must. If you’re not familiar with breast lift tape, it’s a revealing dress wearer’s best-kept secret— strips of sturdy, double-sided tape that are nearly invisible once placed under clothes. Secure one side of the tape to the garment’s hem and the other side to the area of skin where you want the fabric to stay, and you’re good to go!

These strips of fashion tape from the brand Hollywood Fashion Secrets are clear, medical-grade, and hypoallergenic, meaning you don’t have to worry about nasty rashes or red spots where the tape touches your skin. It also claims to leave no sticky residue on your clothes and can be used to secure your side boobs, cleavage, or gaping button-ups.


Side Boob Tops and Dresses

 
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PHOTO: COURTESY FOREVER21

 

Cowl Neck Lace-Up Bodysuit

$25 at the time of publication

If you’re letting your side boobs air out, you may as well free your back too, right? This black bodysuit from Forever 21 has a lace-up back and a cowl neckline, making for an elegant satin-like ruched effect on its front. Bodysuits can be pesky to struggle with in a public bathroom, but this bodysuit features button closures that make for easy bathroom access. Pair it with a black tube skirt and gold strappy heels, and head to the club.

This side boob top is available at forever21.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

UO Deon Crochet Cropped Halter Top

$59 at the time of publication

Does a piece of clothing ever make you wish you were alive in ‘69 just so you could wear it to Woodstock? ‘Cause this multicolored, crocheted, 70s-inspired halter top did it for me! Oh, well— I’ll just have to settle for rocking it at Coachella! Pair this top with distressed jean shorts, white sneakers, and a bandana on your head for a festival-ready look.

This side boob top is available at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY FREEPEOPLE

 

Clovers Mini Dress

$40 at the time of publication

Side boobs aren’t just for shirts— they’re the perfect accent for a summer sundress, too! This dress from Free People features a relaxed, swing silhouette with ribbed green fabric and a plunge neck and backline. Pair it with sandals, a floppy hat, and a canvas bag for the perfect summer boho look.

This side boob top is available at freepeople.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

Urban Renewal Remade Striped Shirting Tank Top

$49 at the time of publication

The model of this pinstriped, button-down tank is wearing a sports bra, but you could easily sport this top commando. Let the girls breathe in this milkmaid-esque shirt. And rest assured that you’re protecting the environment, because this top was constructed using vintage dress shirts (three cheers for recycling!). Pair this unique shirt with straight-leg, light wash Capri jeans and leather mules or Chelsea boots.

This side boob top is available at urbanoutfitters.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY TOPSHOP

 

Spiral Silk Camisole by Boutique

$125 at the time of publication

Wearing satin lingerie-inspired tops has long been a trend, but this camisole puts its own twist on the spicy trend. This 100% silk tank from Topshop features a spiral stitch and just the right amount of side boob action. Pair it with black skinny culottes, a low bun, and black heels for a sophisticated look.

This side boob top is available at us.topshop.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY PRETTYLITTLETHING

 

White Cotton Tie Side Vest Top

$18 at the time of publication

Bare it all in this white smock top from PrettyLittleThing. The outfit options for this top are endless— wear it with faux leather leggings and boots for the ultimate going-out look, or pair it with sweats, sneakers, and a high ponytail for sporty vibes. And double up on the fashion tape for this top— it’s extra prone to slippage, and we don’t want any unfortunate accidents!

This side boob top is available at prettylittlething.us.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY FREEPEOPLE

 

Island Retreat Dress

$88 at the time of publication

This babydoll swing dress conjured images of faraway islands, white sand beaches, and shady palm trees. On your next vacation, enjoy your freedom (and free your boobs too) in this relaxed tunic dress. Dress it with your favorite pair of flip-flops, wrap a bandana around your head, and lay back in the summer sun!

This side boob top is available at freepeople.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY REVOLVE

 

Take the Plunge Tank

$38 at the time of publication

You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to wear this badass gray tank from Free People. Show a little side boob in this go-to tank, or wear it under your favorite bomber jacket for cold weather wear. Style this tank with a leather moto jacket, distressed jeans, and combat boots for a biker-inspired look.

This side boob top is available at revolve.com.


 
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PHOTO COURTESY FREEPEOPLE

 

Katie Tunic

$68 at the time of publication

Balance the delicate, feminine vibes of this tunic with a bomb side boob look. Though it looks innocent enough from the front, this white ruffled eyelet top features both open sides and an open back. Style the Katie Tunic with mules, white jean shorts, and a relaxed hairstyle for a killer girl-next-door outfit.

This side boob top is available at freepeople.com.