I am always on the hunt for bras that fit, but look good too. You will know if you are well-endowed it’s not always a blessing, because to get the support needed, the straps and the band around the rib cage need to be wider. It’s not just a case of making the same bra in a larger cup size. So whilst you may find pretty bras in larger sizes I know from just looking at them that they won’t give the right support. And forget being able to just order a swimsuit or bikini online because anything without proper support means hiding under your kaftan rather than enjoying the pool.
For those of you like me who have been blessed with maybe a little more than our fair share of cleavage I have a treat for you; Bras Galore. Not that they only do larger cups sizes, they start at a B, but it’s just good to find somewhere that does pretty bras in larger cup sizes and that give the support you need.
Bras Galore very kindly asked me to choose a bra and try their service. Some of the brands I knew and have worn but there were a few I hadn’t so I decided to try a brand I hadn’t worn before. But before that I recommend you check out their bra fitting guide and the handy conversion chart. This makes it easy to order the right size – and the one I chose was a perfect fit.
I chose the Amelia set from the Elomi range, designed for the fuller figure it has panels of lace at the sides of the cup and briefs. And how refreshing to see it modeled by a woman with a real body. The fabric is beautifully soft and comfortable to wear but with plenty of support. What was a real revelation to me though was the briefs. So nice to have a pair that stay put! I’m a size 14 and chose the medium and they were plenty big enough (very depressing to be a large or even extra large in some ranges when size 14 is pretty standard for the British woman)
Bras Galore also stock Freya, Fantasie (both of which I have bought before and can recommend) and Fauve another new one to me and one to try next time. The complete Bras Galore range includes everything from T-shirt bras to Sports bras and chemises to Lounge and nightwear. There is also a good selection of swimwear if you haven’t had your holiday yet.
So a comfortable bra that’s nice to look at too equals a happy me!