Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Bra Fitting for Perfect Fitting Bra

A proper bra fitting will change your life as you will be fitted into a perfect fitting bra. Take this case in point.

A few weeks ago on TV there was a show about fitness. One of the ladies featured visited a Bravissimo store and undertook a bra fitting before she ventured back into the gym. She previously complained that bras were always too tight around the back and she suffered from back pain. She had been wearing a 42MM and surprise, surprise measured by Bravissimo, she was actually a 40K.

New research has revealed that 85% of us ladies are wearing the wrong size bra me included so a proper bra fitting is imperative. I used to wear a 34E (12E) but after I got fitted in a department store I found out I was a 30G (8G). The perfect fitting bra changed my life.

We know that wearing the wrong size bra (especially for us bigger boobed girls) can cause all sorts of problems back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, poor posture and temporary damage to breast tissue from wires. How do you know you are wearing the wrong size bra and need a bra fitting? Here are a few clues:

1. Look in the mirror, does the back of the bra ride up? It should be fitting horizontally across your back.
2. Are the straps digging into your shoulders?
3. Are your boobs spilling out of the top of the cup? If so, the cup size is probably not big enough.
4. Is there wrinkling in your cup? This means the cup size is just too big.
5. Do the wires at the front, between your boobs stand forward? If you can get two or more fingers underneath, the cup is too small.
6. If you lift your arms in the air, does the bra move up? It should stay where it is.
7. Are you wearing an old bra? Bras lose elasticity over time, so an old worn bra will no longer support you.

As it is the start of a brand new year, make sure going for a bra fitting to get the perfect fitting bra is one of your New Year resolutions and spread the word. Speak to your girlfriends and persuade them to go for a fitting too.

Wearing the right size bra can change your life for the better, who wouldn’t want to feel great and wear a smaller size top. I did! I went from M/L sizes to Small. It always feels great to wear a smaller size and even better if you don’t have to lose weight to get it!

Bravissimo’s fitting consultants are more than happy to talk you through their range of bras and help you find your perfect fit. If you can’t get down to one of their stores, you can ring one of their customer service consultants on (UK) 01926 459 859 and they will give you practical fitting advice, right there over the phone.

The beautiful bra pictured above is the Tango Balconette Bra by Panache. The basics are always the best to start with. You can't go wrong with this one. It is Panaches best selling bra which recently celebarted it's 10 year birthday.

Make 2012 the year you discover your true bra size and change your life!

Article from Bravissimo blog with some editing from me.

Two brilliant offers from Brastop.com

The first brilliant offer from Brastop.com is half price off their January bestsellers but this must finish midnight Wed 1 February.

I have my eye on the Retro Full Cup Bra Black by Freya pictured above. Love the sleek look, retro feel and style.

The second offer is super secret so shhh… don’t tell everyone – but you can get FREE UK DELIVERY at Brastop.com with NO MINIMUM SPEND! Must end Thursday 2 February!

So get shopping!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Valentines Day Gifts

Yep it's that time of year again - Valentines Day Gifts! I had a little mosey through Figleaves and found two very helpful pages Valentines Day Gifts for Her and Valentines Day Gifts for Him  which should make the process a little easier for both.

While perusing through the section for the girls I noticed the Allure full cup bra from Sophina by figleaves.com which is a very long name for a bra!

Anyway I really love the deep red colour and fun white contrast. It's like heaven and hell in one!

It has gorgeous embroidered lace on top of the cups and under the middle section of the bra with a bow and tassel trim in the centre and ruched straps

Available in sizes  32D-38G (10D-16G)

The Allure full cup bra from Sophina by figleaves.com also had some excellent reviews:
"a perfect bra - good looking, fits, and feels luxuriously soft" - maribou

"Xmas present for my Wife. She looks stunning in this. She says size is spot on and very comfortable" - Hub1

"A lovely bra to look at, good fit with excellent support and excellent value" - pandaeyes

Make sure to order by midnight (GMT) 1st February to get your gift in time for the big day.

Freya Deco Bra Now in Soft Cup

Freya bras are indispensable to girls like us who need large cup size bras and now Freya bras are releasing the ever popular Deco bra in a soft cup moulded style. This style is aimed at younger girls with a larger bust who aren’t yet used to wearing bras with underwires which is very thoughtful of Freya.

Since its debut in 2009, the Deco collection by Freya has been one of their best sellers so each year the Deco collection grows.

One of the best things about the Deco style are the seam free cups which is ideal for wearing the bra under close fitting tops and dresses.

The Freya Bras are available in sizes 28-38 D-G and 30-36 GG.

The Deco moulded half cup is also another new addition to the collection, that features internal push-up pads for added uplift up to an F cup. It is available in black, charcoal, nude, red and denim.

So keep an eye out as they will be available soon...

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Chloe Lace Plunge Bra with free Knickers!

Loving the Chloe Lace Plunge Bras I saw on Boux Avenue which are great full figure plunge bras as well as the sizes range from 30D - 40G (8D -18G).

The Chloe Lace Plunge Bras are veeeeeeeery low cut plunge bras that comes in six colours including the startling Neon Pink and the electric Cobalt Blue pictured above.

The gorgeous plunge bras give mind boggling cleavage, with beautiful lace all over a pretty little bow in the middle, scalloped edges and my favourite lovely thin straps.

This is a very bold yet beautiful style and perfect if you want to add some oomph to your everyday wardrobe. It's something for you to wear to put a smile on your face. Get away from the boring everyday and go for one of the fun yet daring Chloe Lace Plunge Bras.

Go on have some fun and for your reward on top of putting a smile on your face you get a free pair of matching knickers for a limited time. So what are you waiting for!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Meet the Curvy Kate Models

So much interest in the Curvy Kate Models and it's all warranted. They are gorgeous girls, with real curves who look great in Curvy Kate! How cute it rhymes.

So who are the girls and what's their story. Well I researched and found what I could. Some of the Curvy Kate models are past and others are the present.

Introducing the Curvy Kate Models

Lauren Colfer
Bra Size: 30G
Height: 171 cm
Waist: 73 cm
Hip: 86 cm
UK Dress size: 12
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Brunette
Town, County: Catford, London

Lauren was the winner of Curvy Kate's Star in a Bra 2009. Lauren said she wanted to enter the competition in 2008 but chickened out at the last minute. So in 2009 she decided to give it a go and won! She is a psychology student and works as a personal trainer and for exercise enjoys pole dancing, Spin and Body Pump classes.

Lizzie Haines
Lizzie is quite a celebrated model. She won Curvy Kates Star in a Bra competition in 2011 and also won Plus Size Model of the Year for 2011. Lizzie is 30 years old and wears a 32H. She is a freelancer, and runs her own website called Do It Momma. Lizzie is wearing the too cute Portia Balcony Bra.

Emma Donaghy
Emma is from Brighton in the UK and wears a 30GG, she was studying drama and film but is currently on a gap year to do a practical course in film. Emma is wearing the Curvy Kate Romance Bra which you can get in Gold here.

Laura Ann Smith
Laura Ann was Winner of Star in a Bra 2010. She said she had a great time doing it and would recommend it to anyone thinking of entering! Laura Ann is wearing the Emily Balconette Bra in Lavender/Blue .

Daisy Hill
Daisy got involved with the Star in a Bra Competition as she was always a fan of the Curvy Kate range but never entered as she didn't thinks she would go far! That was a mistake. But her friend came to the rescue and sent in some pictures and then Daisy ended up coming second in 2009. Daisy is wearing the Curvy Kate Thrill Me Bra in Peach & Plum in size 30G.

Laura Butler
Laura 25, was a runner-up in Curvy Kate's first ever Star in a Bra competition and is now one of their regular models. She is from Birmingham and works as a teacher. Laura wears a 30GG size bra.

Win Curvy Kate Lingerie for a Year!

Curvy Kate has launched a fantastic competition to kick start the search for their new Star in a Bra for 2012. Curvy Kate is known for promoting beautiful body confidence for women with a va va voom figure by using real women as their models which are all selected from this annual competition.

The Competition is hosted through Facebook, encouraging you to sign up in a give-away draw to win a YEAR’s worth of lingeriethe winner will be selected randomly and announced on Facebook on the 14th February as an extra Valentine’s Day gift from Curvy Kate!

The competition is hosted through an online app on Facebook which is located on the left hand side on their Facebook page under the title CK Giveaway.

Good luck and remember you have got to be in it to win it!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Bravissimo Telephone Bra Fitting Service

When Bravissimo approached me to try their telephone bra fitting service I thought, as if that is going to work!  The best way to get fitted surely is in-store isn't it?

The date and time for my telephone bra fitting was booked in and then as scheduled Abi called me in Australia from England. I was already impressed because that would have been a very expensive call for me if it was the other way around.

We started off with a problem though. I wasn't wearing a bra. I was in my cute pink and black polka dot nightie. So off I went to put on a bra. I chose one of the newer bras I have and a favourite which is from Freya pronounced Fray-ya not Free-ya just so you know.

Abi then asked me a series of questions where I got some great advice and information. I was pleasantly surprised because I thought we would just have a pretty chat about bras but I was wrong.

Here are the tips I received on a Perfect Fitting Bra:

1. The back of the band is what gives you the most support from your bra. Make sure you can't stretch it out  more than two fingers wide.

2. The band along the back of your bra must be vertical no pulling up, if it has stretched get a new bra if it is a new bra it's the wrong band size.

3.  You should only be able to put two fingers under the straps, the support from your bra comes from the band not the straps.

4. The underwire in the centre of the cups must sit flat against your chest not sticking up or out.

5. The underwires on the side of the bra which cups your boobs should be lying on your rib cage not on your boobs, if they cut into your boobs you are wearing the wrong cup size.

I told Abi I did not have any of the issues above and she was happy I was wearing the right bra size which is 30G. 

I was really impressed with the questions and the wonderful information I received from the delightful and knowledgeable Abi. 

I highly recommend the Telephone Bra Fitting Service. It is thorough and if you are wearing the wrong bra size you will certainly be wearing the right one by the end of the session.
To book your bra fitting in the UK call the Customer Services Team on 01926 459 859 or email them here or for more information check their Perfect Fit Guide.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

New Beau Candy Plunge Bra by Freya

How cute is the new Beau Candy Plunge Bra from Freya. 

It is a soon to be released bra with a powder pink base, light grey bows and stripe embroidery over the sheer cup trim. Love the red polka dot bows at the bottom of the straps and in the middle of the cups. So cute.

I also love the bows printed on the straps. The colours are a bit sombre but still very sweet.

This is a plunge bra with a low front but you can't really tell because she doesn't have much bosom. Would be nicer if they had fuller busted models so we can really see how the cups fit.

Keep an eye out for the briefs they are gorgeous. I love the peek-a-boo front, too much fun.

Available in sizes 28D-38H. (8D-18H)

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Beautiful New Big Bras at Bravissimo

Bravissimo has released some beautiful new big bras for big boobs. While we were busy eating 'til we popped and then slothed around they were busy planning these gorgeous new designs.

I have picked my faves from all departments I couldn't resist. They released:

Sixteen spectacular new big bras. My fav is the incredibly elegant Moulin Rose Bra by Bravissimo with a matching Moulin Rose Nightdess by Bravissimo below.

Three new large size sports bras, my favourite is the bright and powerful Max Sports Bra Top by Shock Absorber. This should help me look good while I try to get rid of that jelly belly I grew over the holidays!

One absolutely gorgeous corsolette that even a movie star would be envious of, meet the stunning Ooh La La Corselette by Gossard.

Four sexy new bikinis including the St Tropez Halterneck Bikini by Pureda which wouldn't go a miss in a Bond move with the plunging bikini top that gives you eye popping cleavage that will hypnotise any spy allowing you to attain all their state secrets then make an easy getaway!

If your not a bikini girl then slip into one of five new swimsuits including the very sporty Wyomi Swimsuit.

But if you don't like swimsuits then slip into one of two new tankini designs including the wonderfully zesty, zany and bright Copacabana Tankini.

Then cover up that gorgeous bod of yours when you are lounging by the pool or at the beach in the very glamorous Sequin Kaftan in sizes 8-18.

And then relax in the very sexy Moulin Rose Nightdess by Bravissimo after you end your very busy day of being, jumping, swimming, lounging and then resting! (See matching Moulin Rose Bra by Bravissimo above).

How have we ever lived without Bravissimo before. They cover all basis and have something for everygirl, every occasion and most importantly something gorgeous to make us girls who need big bras feel beautiful. Mwah!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Splash out in Blue for Panache's 10th Anniversary of the Tango Bra

Panache Superbra has released the Tango Luxe Balconette Bra a special edition version of the Tango Bra to celebrate it's 10th anniversary.

This bersion of the Tango Panache bra comes in a wonderful summery aqua blue makes me want to dive into a crystal clear blue lagoon it's absolutely delicious. It is made from a luxurious satin with diamante trims that will make your boobs sparkle hahaha.

For some unknown reason though the straps on the Luxe bra are a little wider than the regular regular Tango Bra. I think bras are sexier with slimmer straps, no need for bulky straps when your boobs are supported by the underbust part of your bra.

The aqua blue Panache Bra makes it the 11th colour in the series of regular Tango coloured Panache bras.

So for everyday luxury choose the Tango Luxe Balconette Bra from Panache Lingerie.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Panache Lingerie Celebrates 10 Years of the Tango Bra

Panache Lingerie is celebrating 10 years of it's best-selling style Tango.

To see the popularity of this Panache Bra from Panache Lingerie all you need do is go to Bravissimo and read through over 40 pages of reviews from very happy customers.

This Panache bra has fantastic shape and incredible comfort, support and lift due to the three panels on the cup. What I really love about this bra are the thin straps. Such clever people.

You can also choose from ten different colours including:

Pink passion
Deep Coral

Look out for the Tutti Frutti colour on it's way.

The Tango Panache bra comes in a balconette style for those who want more support or you can choose the Plunge for those lower cut tops. Something for everyone no wonder it has been so popular for so long.

Those people at Panache lingerie are a clever, considerate lot and we salute you for it!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Shop Boux Avenue for large sized bras to fund La Senza jobs!

La Senza has gone bust in their quest to supply us large sized bras but Boux Avenue is picking up the baton where they left off! Unfortunately over Christmas La Senza collapsed putting over 1000 people out of work but fear not we can do something help. The answer. Shop Boux Avenue! Why?

Theo Pathitis the owner of Boux Avenue has announced that he will create 1,000 new jobs in 2012, with La Senza employees first in line for positions since the chain's collapse over Christmas as Boux Avenue did a stomping trade during the Christmas season.

Theo who owned La Senza before selling it to Lion Capital in 2006, has told The Mirror newspaper that he aims to give hope to worried La Senza workers - the chain entered into administration before Christmas and has began the closing off nearly half of its lingerie stores.

Boux Avenue plans include opening at least 30 stores by 2013 after having an extraordinary Christmas trading season. Theo has earmarked 1,000 jobs to come out of the expansion in the next year.

So what large sized bra to buy to help out people in need?!

Well I had a little perusal through Boux Avenue's large sized bras and saw the Hattie flock spot balconette bra smiling prettily at me in her sweet pink colour yet naughty black straps.

How much fun is this pretty bra?

It is a flock spot balconette bra which comes in a very sweet pink colour with a double row of flirty ruffles on the cups and the cutest little pink and black rose in the centre of the cups yet turn around and the straps have changed from pink to black! How cute and so very original.

You can smile prettily from the front yet turn around and give a haughty little wink!

This bra is available in sizes 30B - 38G. (8B-16G)

Hats off!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Special offer large size sports bras at Bravissimo

An important item most of us will need are large size sports bras after eating faaaaar too much this Christmas and New Years!

I am surprised with myself this year as I didn't pig out as much as I usually do but still want to get trim and stay healthy. I always feel better after a workout anyway and now need to look through some large size sports bras to get back into shape.

Bravissimo is going to help us out this month by reducing their large size sports bras by £5 ($7AUD) until the 31st of Januray.

The two I saw that I like are the Panache Sports Bra because it has pink in it and some purple, don't know what the grey is all about, it is a bit boring. Apprently it reduces bounce by 83%! Maybe next time they can concentrate on the colour combination.

I also like the way you can change the staps at the back from a racer back to normal straps. Sizes start at 28DD and go up to 40GG (6DD-18GG)

The other one I like is the Max Sports Bra by Shock Absorber which comes in six different colour combinations. I like the classic black and white colours and the fiery red colour, but I don't like that blue in this bra. I like the white piping on it though. It would have been nicer all red. I do like the all white too, it looks very fresh. Sizes available from 28D - 40HH (6D-18HH).

Now those are bras sizes that are servicing the large cup size bra community. Kudos to Panachee and Shock Absorber. Now we just need more companies to come aboard the big booby bra ship!

In the meantime, don't hold your breathe and get in quick before this special offer ends!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012



Yes it is that crazy time of the year! Sales times especially online bra sales time so make sure you take advantage of all especially:

- Bravissimo

- Brastop

- Debenhams

- Figleaves

For a more comprehensive list check the Online Bra Shopping page.
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