Well Sharon, I have breast forms partly for the reason you mentioned, and partly because they make me look less…fat 😳😅 Otherwise, padding shapewear…no. Hate it. Hot, uncomfortable & just all around a pia to deal with, so I did away with em.
Like you said, skinny jeans, jeggings & the like can work fine with a variety of shirts, blouses whatever. I also like tops that are smocked…form fitting around the chest area, loose about the abdomen / hips…kinda like a peplum type thing.
Dresses are fine, I tend to stay away from the bodycon sort but go for the skater or shift style, sizing it by the bust measurement & if its waisted I need that to be exactly where I need it or very close.
Oh another stunt is patterns, it’s not as big a deal with separates but with dresses I usually avoid solid colors or stripes, but rather look for prints of some sort, I feel they draw the eye to the print.
So that’s basically my take on it lol there’s certain things I just ain’t gonna be able to wear but it’s all about finding stuff that works with your body shape 😉