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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 **

Bras Galore: Elomi Bijou

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A while ago I was contacted by online shop Bras Galore, who sell lingerie from brands like Freya, Fantasie and Elomi. They asked if I’d like to review something, and I chose the Elomi Bijou set in Pansy. I have talked about Elomi Bijou before, but as I absolutely loved the set and knew it would fit me well, I chose to go with this colourway. The pink-ish purple colour is stunning, and I think it would suit every skintone.

I was sent the bra in size 40GG and the shorts in size 3X. The fit of the bra is just as lovely as it is in the black colourway. The central core sits flat against my skin, the band is comfortably tight and supportive, and the moulded cups give my breasts a nice, rounded shape. And like you can see from the second photo, the bra also includes a hook fastening in the straps, so you can also wear it as a racerback if you want to. In the black set I got the shorts in size 4X, but these 3X shorts fit me okay as well, the difference isn’t that massive, and the fabric is very stretchy as well.

Bras Galore offers free UK shipping, and their worldwide shipping prices are actually very affordable too, so I recommend you have a look and give them a try :)!



Jokin aika sitten nettikauppa Bras Galore otti minuun yhteyttä, ja he kysyivät josko haluaisin testata joitain tuotteita. Bras Galore myy alusvaatteita, ja heidän kokoelmistaan löytyy esim. merkit Freya, Fantasie ja Elomi. Valitsin testiin Elomin Bijou-setin värissä Pansy. Olen postannut Elomi Bijousta mustana jo aikaisemmin, mutta valitsin tämän, koska rakastan tätä settiä, ja halusin nähdä miten tämä väri sopii mulle. Väri on siis pinkkiin vivahtava violetti, ja luonnossa tosi kaunis, ja mielestäni sopisi kyllä joka ihonvärille.

Minulle lähetettiin liivit koossa 90GG (UK 40GG) ja shortsit koossa 3X. Liivit istuu tässä värissä aivan yhtä hyvin kuin mustassakin. Liivien keskikohta on tasaisena ihoani vasten, ympärysnauha on napakka ja tukeva olematta ahdistava, ja muokatut kupit antavat rinnoilleni kauniin, pyöreän muodon. Jos haluat käyttää selästä avoimempia paitoja, niin liivien olkaimissa on myös pieni koukku, jonka avulla saat siirrettyä olkaimet keskelle selkää. Mustassa setissä otin alaosan koossa 4X, mutta myös tämä kokoa pienempi mahtuu minulle. Kokoero ei ole kovin suuri, ja pöksyissä riittää stretchiä myös.

Bras Galore lähettää myös Suomeen, ja 4,50 punnan postimaksu ei ole ollenkaan paha! Kannattaa siis kokeilla :)!

** This set was gifted for me for review, but opinions are my own. / Tämä setti on saatu blogin kautta, mutta mielipiteeni ovat omiani. **

Bras & Honey: Elomi Bijou

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I’ve been dreaming of trying the Bijou set since I saw it at Elomi press day about a year ago. So when the lovely people from Bras & Honey asked if I wanted to try something, I immediately chose the Bijou set in black.

I went for size 40GG bra and 4X bottoms. I am a different size when wearing different brands, and in Elomi I always need a 40 back. (For comparison: I’m usually 38HH in Curvy Kate and 42G in Panache.) The fit in these sizes is just right for me. The central core sits flat against my skin, the band is comfortably tight and supportive, and the moulded cups give my breasts a lovely shape. The bra also includes a hook fastening in the straps, so you can wear it with a racerback top as well. The pink ribbons and stitching give the black set a cute edge, and I really enjoy wearing this set.

Bras & Honey have Bijou in stock in Nude, and also check out their amazing sale!







Olen himoinnut Elomin Bijou-alusasusettiä siitä asti, kun näin sen pressipäivillä vuosi sitten. Joten kun Bras & Honey kysyi haluaisinko kokeilla jotain heidän valikoimastaan, niin päädyin nopeasti valitsemaan Bijoun mustana.

Otin liivit koossa 40GG (90GG) ja housut koossa 4X. Olen eri kokoa jokaisella alusasu-merkillä joita käytän, ja Elomilla tarvitsen tuon 40-ympäryksen. (Vertailun vuoksi: olen Curvy Katella 38HH, ja Panachella 42G.)
Bijou-setti on minulle täydellinen tässä koossa. Liivien keskikohta on tasaisena ihoani vasten, ympärysnauha on napakka ja tukeva olematta ahdistava, ja muokatut kupit antavat rinnoilleni kauniin muodon. Liivien olkaimissa on myös pieni koukku, ja tämän avulla saat piilotettua olkaimet hiukan selästä avoimempien paitojen käyttöön. Pinkit rusetit ja ompeleet tekevät tästä mustasta setistä söpön, ja tykkään todella käyttää näitä alusvaatteita.

Bras & Honey:llä on tällä hetkellä Bijou valikoimissaan Nuden värisenä. Kauppa postittaa myös Suomeen, ja heillä on tällä hetkellä aivan loistava ale, tsekatkaa ihmeessä!

** This set was gifted for me for review, but opinions are my own. / Tämä setti on saatu blogin kautta, mutta mielipiteeni ovat omiani. **

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 **

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