Tag "bra fit"

What’s Underneath

(postaus on yhteistyö amerikkalaisen Lane Bryantin kanssa, joten jätin käännöksen tekemättä)

I admit, there are a lot more options for us busty ladies to find gorgeous lingerie these days than a few years back. But there’s one type still lacking.. padded bras for large sizes! I’m in no need of padding when it comes to size, there’s enough extra, haha, but I personally love the shape and comfort that padded bras provide.

I was recently sent a few bra sets to try from Cacique at Lane Bryant, who do a lot of padded bras in large sizes. I asked all my bras to be sent in size 42H and panties in US 22/24. (For reference I wear 42GG in Elomi and 40J in Curvy Kate.) In two sets the size was spot on, but one bra was too small. Below I show you two of them.

So this Smooth Boost Plunge Bra is an actual unicorn for me! It is padded AND the central core is really low. This basically never happens in my size! My boobs are far apart, so this is actually closest I can get to a cleavage like this, so you can imagine that I am in love with this bra! The straps are padded too, so they don’t dig in your shoulders, and the creamy colour of the bra is lovely. (This bra is actually available in amazing 13 colours/prints at the moment, there’s something for everyone.)

This sexy Strappy Back Demi Bra comes in red, black and white, and it has a stunning back detail (see below). This bra was a bit hard to get on because of the back, but it did look lovely – to be honest I felt it went to waste as I don’t have a boyfriend haha! The Hipster Panties are super gorgeous as well, really loved them!

Have you tried Cacique lingerie? And are you with me on the fact that we need more padded bras in large sizes here in the UK?

** the bra sets were gifted to me for a review, but opinions are my own **

All the Bras

(Koska tämä on yhteistyö Simply Be:n UK-sivuston kanssa, niin valitettavasti jätin käännöksen tekemättä)

A recent study has revealed that 55% of women feel more body confident when they are wearing well-fitting lingerie. I do agree with this whole-heartedly! I have known how my bra should fit since I first got fitted about two years ago, and I could never go back to what I used to wear. And well-fitting bra helps posture and possible back problems as well, not just confidence. So if you haven’t been fitted professionally, I definitely recommend it :).

My bra size ranges from 38HH to 42GG, depending on brand and bra style, and sometimes it makes me sad that it isn’t very easy to find bras on the high street. Thankfully there is a lot of stores that cater for my size as well, and even bigger. One of these stores is Simply Be, and they have some amazing bras in their current lingerie collection. I have to share a few favourites with you, as these have gone straight into my wishlist!

1. Curvy Kate Portia in Berry & Silver, 2. Panache Floris in Grey Mixed, 3. Goddess Kayla in Black Tropical, 4. Pour Moi Amour in Royal Blue and 5. Curvy Kate Daisie in Ruby Print

Sigh, they are all so gorgeous, do you agree? Do you have a current bra wishlist?

** written in association with Simply Be **

Bra Fit event at Debenhams

(Suomeksi alla, paitsi kuvatekstit kuvien alla)

A few weeks ago a few of us bloggers were invited to a Bra Fit event at Debenhams Oxford Street. I’m sure you’ve noticed earlier on the blog that I’m very much a bra fit enthusiast :). Since I first got properly fitted, I try to get fitted again every 6 months to be sure that I’m wearing my right size. And this event came at the right time, as I felt that maybe my size was a bit off again (don’t you just love it that if you gain/lose any weight, it shows in your boobs instantly and messes up your bra size, haha).

First we listened to a talk by ladies from Freya. They talked about bras for fuller busts and showed us some gorgeous Freya-bras that got me drooling. After the talk I got my fitting with the lovely Hannah from Curvy Kate, and like I suspected, my size had changed again. In Curvy Kate bras I was now a 38HH, and in Elomi bras a 40GG. (Yes, no error there, I have always been a different size in those brands.)

I got some bras from the event, and ordered more using the kiosk that they have in the fitting room at Debenhams. It’s a really cool system, if they don’t have your size in store, you can buy them from the kiosk with a credit/debit card or a gift card, and get them delivered to your home address for free.

I had such a great time at the event with my friends, and can certainly recommend the selection and service of the Debenhams lingerie department to any woman! Debenhams also has amazing lingerie selection online, and you should check out Codesium for discount codes before shopping ;).

Charlotte, me and Callie with Anneliese, Lotte and Charlotte from Curvy Kate (photo by Callie)
// me bloggaajat ja Curvy Katen tiimi

Curvy Kate Daily Boost – aka my boobs best friend – in natural, black and mocha
// Curvy Kate Daily Boost – eli siis rintojeni paras ystävä – nudena, mustana ja mokkana

Elomi Madison bra and briefs – isn’t the art deco-ish print lovely?
// Elomi Madison rintsikat ja pikkarit – eikö tuo printti olekin ihanan art deco-tyylistä?

Curvy Kate Portia bra and shorts in the stunning lime colourway
// Curvy Katen Portia-setti ihanan limen värisenä

Parisen viikkoa sitten meitä bloggaajia kutsuttiin Debenhams:in Oxford Streetin tavarataloon tutustumaan heidän alusvaateosastonsa tarjontaan. Sinä iltana osastolla oli ‘bra fit’-tapahtuma, jossa oli paikalla alusvaatemerkkien edustajia kertomassa tuotteistaan, ja myös sovittamassa naisia oikeisiin liivi-kokoihin. Jos olet seuranut blogiani jo jonkin aikaa, niin olet varmaan huomannut mun puhuvan siitä, miten tärkeää on olla oikean koon liiveissä. Siitä lähtien, kun ensimmäisen kerran sain kunnon sovituksen, niin olen käynyt uudelleen puolen vuoden välein. Rintsikoiden koko muuttuu meillä kaikilla helposti pienistä painon nousuista ja laskuista, ja tämän takia puolen vuoden välein sovitusta suositellaan. Itselläni oli juuri tämä puoli vuotta lähestymässä, ja tuntuikin liivit vähän hassulta.. Eli tämä tapahtuma tuli mulle oikeaan aikaan.

Ensimmäiseksi kuunneltiin Freya:n edustajien esitelmä tuotteista suuremmille kuppikoille, jossa he esittelivät ihania, uusia Freya:n malleja. Tämän jälkeen sain sovituksen  Curvy Kate:n Hannahilta, ja niinkuin ajattelinkin, oli kokoni Curvy Kate:ssa muuttunut 85HH:ksi ja Elomi:ssa 90GG:ksi. (Ja kyllä, olen aina ollut eri kokoa näissä merkeissä.)

Tapahtuma oli opettavainen ja mukava, ja shoppailuhan on aina hauskempaa kavereiden kanssa! Suosittelen Debenhams:in alusvaateosastoa lämpimästi, iso valikoima ja hyvä palvelu, eli Lontoon reissuilla kannattaa ehdottomasti käväistä!

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