(Postaus on yhteistyö brittiläisen Natural Curves nettikaupan kanssa, joten jätin käännöksen tekemättä. He kyllä postittavat myös Suomeen, että jos kiinnostaa ja on kysymyksiä, niin kommentoikaa ihmeessä ja mielelläni vastailen.)
Ok, let’s start this post with some TMI.. recently I had a bit of a ‘bra malfunction’ and ended up having bruises and blisters on my sides and under my boobs because of it. It was not pretty I tell you. So after that I have been on a lookout for supportive non-wired bras. (Let me clarify, the bruises and blisters weren’t underwires fault at all – but after that incident I just felt that I need to wear more comfy bras every once in a while when I know that I have a long day.)
So this brings me to few days after that and the happy surprise of me getting an email from Natural Curves. They are a lingerie website that specialises in plus-size, and has been around for 8 years. They have lingerie, nightwear, shapewear, swimwear and other from high quality brands that aren’t seen elsewhere much. But yes, they asked if I’d be interested in reviewing something from their Ulla Dessous range – and after I spotted the beautiful Carmen non-wired bra and knickers, I couldn’t say yes fast enough!
The set is handmade in Germany, and the quality is amazing. Both the bra and knickers have beautiful details, like you can see on the photos below. The bra comes with a wide band with 4 hooks fastening, and it is definitely supportive, and it lifts! I would say that it makes my boobs look just as good as an underwired bra. The cup is very full though, so this bra is a no-no with low cut necklines, as the cups come quite high. But I can tell you that this coming winter season and the layers of clothing – this will be my comfy go to bra for sure!
The sizing is a bit of a challenge though, but the website thankfully lists both UK and the manufacturers sizes, so it was fairly easy for me to make my decision. I usually wear 42GG in Elomi, 40J in Curvy Kate, and 42H in Lane Bryant, so I went with 44I in this bra. The site lists I as the equivalent of UK G, and as I’m bigger than G cup I went for the bigger back size to ensure the right cup – and I did make a right decision, as the cup is spot on! The knickers I chose in 6X, which is equivalent to UK 26. Now they are a bit snug, so I should have gone for bigger.. but they are still wearable :).
I’m looking forward to comfier long days now, and if you want to check out new brands or are looking for something similar like me (don’t we all want some underwireless days sometimes haha), definitely give Natural Curves a try.