Originally Posted by Deschutes
We have a female jouster who is my size (but not as endowed). Her original armor was a flat breast plate, but that proved to uh... squish her, a little too much, so we gave her boob mounds in her new armor! They fit her much more comfortably.
Be careful about how the "boob mounds" are implemented in armour. If they're too, um, sculpted, what you wind up with is armour that concentrates ALL the force from a blow to the chest on the narrow strip that runs down the sternum, rather than distributing it across the whole of the chest the way more "conventional" armour does. That way lies NASTY injuries, if she takes a bad blow to the chest at the wrong angle. The whole point of armour is *spreading* the impact from blows over a larger area... a sculpted cleavage/chest area pretty much does the reverse of that. (Yup, used to fight heavy SCA in full plate armour, a long time ago. Never on horseback, though. I can't imagine *how* one might manage to make horseback jousting even slightly safe, other than fully choreographing the whole thing in advance...)