Hi! Love you're blog. I've never more in love with lingerie since I found it. Anyhow, I was curious to know if you knew of any places to get reasonably priced bras (20$-35$) for a college student with a larger bust (40D)? All the bras I manage to find are the granniest shade of nude, very unappealing. Please and thank you!
I won’t lie to you, a 40D bra for $20 bra that actually does what it’s supposed to (namely, support the girls comfortably) is very hard to find. And if you’re looking for pretty bras in that size for $20 it gets even harder because pretty fabrics are more expensive than not-pretty fabrics.
Frederick’s of Hollywood has nice-looking bras at the upper end of your price range. And Affinitas Intimates also makes pretty bras for a few dollars more (about $38). But I think the long-term solution would be to budget a bit more for your bras and just buy fewer of them.
I love those Cenrillon panties by Agent Provocateur. Do you know of anyone who makes a similar style with a smaller price tag? I've seen some Tumblr posts floating around with similar styles, but unfortunately most have no source. Thanks :)
"It’s not just pain and discomfort that a sports bra prevents. A sports bra can also help reduce damage to the breasts. Exercise can put a lot of strain on them: if this is prolonged, the ligaments that keep the breasts in place can be damaged and eventually cause them to sag. Whilst such results are significantly more pronounced in the larger-busted woman, women on the other end of the scale are not immune either!" ~ Karolina
“I purchased a bra in a brick and mortar boutique recently that I later saw on Brastop for 50% less. I didn’t return the bra, but I did find myself wishing I’d known before. There’s nothing shameful about paying less money for the same product if you’re able to do so.” ~ Holly
Hi! Do you know of any brands that make underwire-less bras for large busted girls? I'm tiny, my underbust is 27' but my bust is 35'. I am wearing a 34 C bra right now that I'm bursting out of. I know I should just suck it up and get a regular bra with an underwire, but every time I try they're just too uncomfortable, jabbing me in my sides and ribs. It's very frustrating, to the point where I'm just wearing my old wireless bras that don't fit well, just because they're comfortable. :'(
I’m not a certified bra fitter, but based on the measurements you’re giving me, I think your issues have less to do with underwires and more to do with wearing the wrong size. You sound like you belong in a smaller band and a larger cup.
If there isn’t a lingerie boutique near you, I’d recommend trying the bra calculators at Butterfly Collection or Linda the Bra Lady to double check your size. Then, wireless or underwired, you should be able to find a bra that’s more comfortable for you.
Most full busted women can easily figure out the pounds to US dollars currency conversion, but it may surprise you that many of them can also estimate prices in Polish Zlotys without a calculator. It turns out there is a magical land where bra manufacturers are making bras in all shapes, sizes, and colors of the rainbow. Oh, and they come in 28 backs and in cup sizes A through N. Welcome to Poland, the new frontier of bra development.
I buy 90% of my lingerie online. And I’m not alone.
Whenever I mention this, especially to boutique owners, they’re usually shocked. I get accused of everything from not wanting to support small businesses to just being a “bargain hunter.” But after talking with Holly, one of our columnists and founder of The Full Figured Chest, a few weeks ago, I realized we have the same reasons for shopping online and they all cluster around the same 3 areas: Customer Service, Merchandise Selection, and Return Policies.