A few shirts in my wardrobe that had the amazing ability to create an optical illusion of a V shape when I tried them on and I bought them - keep in mind, I bind straight down and my extra chest tissue sits low, around my top of my belly. Some of these suggestions wouldn’t work for someone who’s binding and the majority of tissue is sitting compressed on their upper chest, they might actually draw attention to that area:
Shirts with horizontal lines on the upper 25% of the shirt, the higher the better (ideally from shoulder to shoulder) like this:
Shirts with light colored shoulders and/or arms and a dark torso, like this:
Color block shirts that go lightest at the top and darker at the bottom, like this:
These types of shirts flatter my body shape and de-emphasize my extra torso flesh the best.
On the flip side, shirts where the stripe is across the middle of the torso actually make me look much worse than a plain dark shirt, like this, this looks bad on me:
Hi! That is me in this picture - why am I casually smirking while showing off one bicep? No reason except for that I’m feeling good about going to AUSTRALIA this Sunday. I will be there from the 16th to the 25th after spending 17 hours hanging out in the Manila airport in the Philippines. If you would like a private booking with me while I’m in Melbourne - get ahold of me at email@example.com. See you down under!
This week we have a redo of one of my early tester comics. I will likely touch on this topic again, because I do struggle a lot with low opinions of myself, and GQutie has been a key tool in reminding myself that I am a pretty damn lovable (/desirable/likeable/valuable) person.