My Big Bust Haul from the DD Atelier Clearance Sale

It was my lucky day last Wednesday. I already had an appointment scheduled for late afternoon in New Jersey, so after I told you about the DD Atelier warehouse clearance sale, I took a little side trip to the DD Atelier warehouse where, for $146, I came away with three new dresses in three different sizes that I’ll describe below.

First I’ll start with my very favorite: the Cayenne top and matching 52 cm skirt that looked spectacular on Olga last September and that I let get away during the Black Friday sale. The website doesn’t lie when it says this is the perfect fabric–it’s smooth, has an excellent weight (substantial without being heavy or bulky) and was wrinkle free after four days in the shopping bag.

DD Atelier cayenne front walk

The fit of this style is e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y close. I measure 32″ at my waist and almost 40″ at my bust. Last September we determined that 80D is my best size in DD Atelier, but while I could zip the 80D Cayenne and it didn’t smash my boobs, the entire top felt ultra snug, and there was some whiskering across the front of the size 80 skirt.

dd atelier cayenne front 2

Wearing the DD Atelier Cayenne top in 80F and skirt in 85. I took this and the following photos in direct sunlight for a better view of the seams, but the fabric seems darker indoors.

The 85D gave me more breathing room and fit fine, but my breasts looked larger in it, the sides flared out more, and the back neck hole gaped a little. The size 80F top took care of all of these issues.

dd atelier cayenne back

The invisible zipper is a little challenging, but not impossible, to pull past the waist seam of the peplum. It ends within an inch of the hem so that you can actually step into the Cayenne top if you want instead of pulling it over your head.

dd atelier cayenne set right side

I’m not used to thinking about the profile of the bottom half of my bosom in clothes, but the zipper, waist seam, and U-seam across the chest make such a close fit possible that bra shape will definitely be a consideration going forward. In the photos above, I’m wearing my Empreinte Erin, but I’m not a fan of the almond profile from the side or the extra bulk in front where the bra seams meet beneath the U-seam.

dd atelier cayenne rounded profile

In the future, I’ll probably wear my Empreinte Grace (above) or Essential Body Wear Abbie bra beneath this top.

Finally, I love the charcoal grey color of this set, which makes the no-waistband pencil skirt even more versatile.

dd atelier cayenne skirt no belt

Here I’ve added a wide belt (that I purchased five years ago for a post about accessorizing and have barely worn since!).

dd atelier cayenne skirt with belt 2

This photo shows how forgiving the skirt is of tummy bulges, thanks to the lining and great exterior fabric weight.

dd atelier cayenne skirt with belt

My second favorite piece is the plaid dress in beige (really more like milk chocolate). I hadn’t planned to try it on, but now I’m planning to live in this dress all summer! Below I’ve included a wide brown belt (also purchased for that blog post five years ago and barely worn). I love that Olga includes two discrete belt loops at each side of the waist.

DD Atelier plaid dress with belt

Of course, who am I kidding? I’ll be wearing this dress belt-free when it gets hot.

DD Atelier plaid dress how i will really wear it 2

Long-time readers know that shoes are a challenge for me, but I tried to dress things up with heels and pearls below. However, I’m also a fan of the tights and metallic loafers styled with this dress on the DD Atelier website.

DD Atelier plaid dress playing dress up 1

Finally, let’s talk about fit. I’m wearing this dress in size 85D. The 80D and 80F both fit but were more restrictive around the waist than I want from a run-around-town-in-the-summer dress. The 80D also seemed to pull slightly at the bust snaps.

If I’m really serious about looking my best, I’ll hem this dress. As it is, you can already see the difference it makes for me to roll up the sleeves!

DD Atelier plaid dress long sleeves 1

With the generous amount of high quality fabric and amazing attention to detail–hidden side zipper! pockets!–this dress was already a steal at its original price of $83. I got it for $41.

Last but not least, here is the Scotland dress in size 80D. For a dress that is described as “woolen”, it is surprisingly lightweight, which means I can easily wear it for the cooler days of spring.

dd atelier scotland dress plain front

I’m still experimenting, but I like my pearl pendant with it.

dd atelier scotland necklace only 2

I also like this camel blazer with it, but my husband felt it was too “corporate” with the Bohemian fringe at the hem and thought a wrap would be more appropriate. Any thoughts on the subject?

dd atelier scotland front blazer

dd atelier scotland 3 quarters

The  fabric drape and skirt lining once again help prevent the material from clinging to my tummy bulges.

dd atelier scotland right

The bias cut and four (!) princess seams in front once again allow for a very close fit that completely outlines the breast, so I’ll probably wear a bra with more lift and a rounded shape in the future, like the Empreinte Grace below.

dd atelier scotland rounded profile

This dress was my main reason for visiting the New Jersey warehouse. My Samantha dress looked more proportional after I hemmed it, but I wondered if the fringe on the Scotland would make hemming impossible. I already knew I couldn’t take it up at the waist because of the hidden zipper.  While it looks like it may be possible to remove the fringe and reattach it after raising the hem, it also looks like a lot of work. If I were to get rid of the fringe from the bottom, I’d have a hard time removing the fringe from the armholes because it is sewn into the facing. At this point, I’m fine leaving things as they are and continuing to experiment with accessories.

Finally, you may notice in the first few pictures that the side zipper bulges out slightly at my waist on my left side. Perhaps this wouldn’t be an issue if I had a longer torso, and for $38, it’s certainly not a deal breaker!

Happily, I bought clearance items that are still available in a variety of sizes. I hope that my reviews help you bring home your own DD Atelier haul! At the very least, I hope that they will add to your understanding of DD Atelier’s sizing and quality for future purchases.

 

Full Bust Finds: The Jennifer Dress from Miriam Baker

Here is more good news for busty women in North America: Miriam Baker is going strong and expects to launch an ecommerce platform very soon (I’ll update this post once it goes live) has just launched an ecommerce platform on her website. The reason? The success of her Jennifer dress at trunk shows has convinced her to make it a core style readily available to all women.

I was lucky that she made it available to me as a gift when she was here in New York in January, and I finally had an occasion to wear it when I travelled to Dallas for my friend’s birthday last weekend. Here is how I wore it to my friend’s birthday dinner.

miriam baker black dress pockets evening

Yes, it has POCKETS!

Do those pearls look familiar? I’ve taken to heart that I can wear all necklines–including this high jewel neck–if the width is wider than the widest part of my face and another detail falls at one of my balance points (in this case the cluster of pearls begins at my low balance point).

The fabric has an almost scuba feel, substantial but light. At 90% polyamide and 10% elastane, it is super wrinkle resistant, which made it practical to wear on the flight. This time I paired it with my comfortable new ankle boots and polka dot nylons.

miriam baker black dress front boots no pockets airport

The fabric lends itself to Miriam’s architectural design, and like DD Atelier, she transforms the technical details necessary to accommodate a large bust into aesthetic elements. The blue lines in the photo below show her use of seams.

miriam baker black jennifer dress seams diagram

On the right, you can see that the waistband only extends across one third of the waist, and she creates visual interest with seams that continue out from its croners. On each side of the bodice, she uses diagonal seams that follow the length of the torso and become darts above the waist. Below the waist, they hide the pockets.

I didn’t take a good picture of the back of the dress with me in it, but here is a friend posing in the dress for me. There are long waist darts on either side of the exposed zipper.

miriam baker black dress back on model

As you would expect from a good full bust design, the armholes are high enough to completely conceal an ordinary bra.

The only drawback to the design may be personal to my shape. The seam that runs from the bottom of the waistband towards my right hip creates a fold that sometimes looks pouch-y around my stomach. If the fabric had more drape, this wouldn’t be an issue, but the design wouldn’t have quite the same edge either.

As far as fit goes, I’m in love. I told Miriam that my bust was 41″-ish and my waist was 32″-ish. This put me between a size 10 and 12. She tried me in the 12 first, which had the interesting effect of creating pointy air boobs (like the Prada designs I showed you in 2010). I actually kind of liked them, but Miriam wasn’t having it, and once she put me in the size 10, I saw why. My bosom had the nice rounded shape that doesn’t draw too much attention to itself, and everything else about the size 10 dress was scaled to my frame. It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to wear an elegant dress that was made to fit me!

Finally, even though the dress fits my 32F/FF boobs perfectly without looking baggy, I’m happy to report that there is enough room for a larger cup size–and that’s without even relying upon the generous stretch of the fabric! Miriam has successfully created a bodice that will fit those of us who know our true size is well above a D and those who still think they’re a 36DD!

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For more about Miriam Baker, you can read my posts from 2015 here and here.

Bad News, Good News for Big Busts in the U.S.

Let’s get the bad news over with first.
Although DD Atelier has seen very good sales in the United States since opening its warehouse here, as a small online retailer, it makes better financial sense not to divide its inventory across two continents. Sadly, DD Atelier has decided to close its United States warehouse. Fortunately, returns will be still accepted in the United States–they know how important this is for their customers!
Now the good news: everything in their New Jersey warehouse is priced to go!  The clearance sale continues until April 1 when they will ship all unsold stock back to Russia. Sale items ship from New Jersey, so US customers can start wearing their new clothes right away. As usual, returns can be made to their New Jersey address unless an item has been marked Final Sale.

Off the Rack ~ Autumn/Winter 2016 Curve Expo Part IV

Finally, my last post about Curve A/W16—this week it’s all about Panache and Eveden, the two biggest brands of the big bust world. Darlene and I got to visit the Eveden showroom again this season, and even though I was sick and had to leave earlier than Darlene I still took enough photos that I could have made multiple posts about Eveden alone! But let’s ease into things with Panache first, of whom I took slightly fewer pictures…

Panache

Honestly, what I was most excited for this season were the new colors in Panache Sport. So many of them have amazing trim and/or interior colors. I realize no one sees the interior of a sports bra except the owner, but as someone who frequently dresses like a walking box of crayons, excites me nonetheless!

I was so into the turquoise and bright yellow combo of the “Odyssey” print that I apparently forgot to take a photo of the front.

I was so into the turquoise and bright yellow combo of the “Odyssey” print that I apparently forgot to take a photo of the front.

I adore the “Neon Pixel” print…

I adore the “Neon Pixel” print…

…especially with the hot pink trim and interior.

…especially with the hot pink trim and interior.

It looks pretty fab on the model too.

It looks pretty fab on the model too.

In the non-wired model, there’s a great red, white, and marled blue colorway. Subtly patriotic.

In the non-wired model, there’s a great red, white, and marled blue colorway. Subtly patriotic.

And another fabulous sporty look.

And another fabulous sporty look.

Finally, there’s the seriously neon pink wireless sport.

Finally, there’s the seriously neon pink wireless sport.

I’m not much of a pink girl because I don’t think it’s my best color, but I just love the black trim on this beauty.

I’m not much of a pink girl because I don’t think it’s my best color, but I just love the black trim on this beauty.

And it goes great with the not completely matchy-matchy “Neon Pixel” brief.

And it goes great with the not completely matchy-matchy “Neon Pixel” brief.

Next up, swimwear! Since autumn and winter are a slow season for swim, there aren’t that many offerings in general, but I really liked what Cleo had to offer:

The Hattie set in a coral Aztec-inspired print.

The Hattie set in a coral Aztec-inspired print.

Good ol’ Lucille gets an update with diagonal striped partitions.

Good ol’ Lucille gets an update with diagonal striped partitions.

Hello! The Suki bandeau has an amaaaaazing digital flower print over a blocky black and white geometric base.

Hello! The Suki bandeau has an amaaaaazing digital flower print over a blocky black and white geometric base.

Bandeau swimwear doesn’t always agree with me but I might just have to try Suki for the print alone…or buy the bottoms and pair them with a plain black top.

Bandeau swimwear doesn’t always agree with me but I might just have to try Suki for the print alone…or buy the bottoms and pair them with a plain black top.

Next up, Cleo bras:

Another Hettie color! It looks red here, but it’s really more of a hot pink. I kind of wish they had chosen literally any other color. I love my blue Hettie [http://hourglassy.com/2016/01/off-the-rack-reviewing-cleo-by-panaches-hettie-bra/] something fierce, and really wanted more colors, but pink is just so…expected.

Another Hettie color! It looks red here, but it’s really more of a hot pink. I kind of wish they had chosen literally any other color. I love my blue Hettie something fierce, and really wanted more colors, but pink is just so…expected.

The new tee shirt bra Tilda (in pink), which is based on Maddie (in black), which is being replaced by the Lexi model (in tan), which will feature smoother fabric than Maddie.

The new tee shirt bra Tilda (in pink), which is based on Maddie (in black), which is being replaced by the Lexi model (in tan), which will feature smoother fabric than Maddie.

I don’t much care for the granny-like floral pattern of Mimi, but I love the saturated grey base and the neon limeade scalloped thread trim.

I don’t much care for the granny-like floral pattern of Mimi, but I love the saturated grey base and the neon limeade scalloped thread trim.

New Marcie color! This one is tangerine. Black and tan are now core colors.

New Marcie color! This one is tangerine. Black and tan are now core colors.

One of my absolute favorite color combinations­—mint and black! This is Blake, and I literally just remembered that I already own another bra in these exact colors (Claudette’s Fishnet). But hey, if I can justify owning two or three dresses in this color combo, I can justify two or three bras too, right?

One of my absolute favorite color combinations­—mint and black! This is Blake, and I literally just remembered that I already own another bra in these exact colors (Claudette’s Fishnet). But hey, if I can justify owning two or three dresses in this color combo, I can justify two or three bras too, right?

Blake is just the barest bit sheer, and felt really soft and nice.

Blake is just the barest bit sheer, and felt really soft and nice.

I’m desperate to try a Cleo longline, since they feature boning on the sides but not the front (which means no digging and curling like some other longlines I’ve tried), but the muddy print of this Breeze bra leaves me cold.

I’m desperate to try a Cleo longline, since they feature boning on the sides but not the front (which means no digging and curling like some other longlines I’ve tried), but the muddy print of this Breeze bra leaves me cold.

However! Check out this gorgeous non-padded longline! This photo does not do Piper justice. It’s a super saturated cobalt blue lace. It’s unpadded and goes up to a UK J-cup (J-cup!).

However! Check out this gorgeous non-padded longline! This photo does not do Piper justice. It’s a super saturated cobalt blue lace. It’s unpadded and goes up to a UK J-cup (J-cup!).

I love when Cleo goes a little more sophisticated, and the Della with high-waisted suspender briefs is no exception.

I love when Cleo goes a little more sophisticated, and the Della with high-waisted suspender briefs is no exception.

Another failed attempt at capturing the correct color. The Morgan bra is a glorious teal with a cool flat pink trim, which is actually a heavy elastic. Looked pretty comfy!

Another failed attempt at capturing the correct color. The Morgan bra is a glorious teal with a cool flat pink trim, which is actually a heavy elastic. Looked pretty comfy!

As usual, Panache Regular didn’t capture my attention as much, but there were some highlights:

A brown bra! A rare find indeed. This is the Elise molded sweetheart bra in “Praline.” The lace is carefully attached only where it won’t show through thin fabric.

A brown bra! A rare find indeed. This is the Elise molded sweetheart bra in “Praline.” The lace is carefully attached only where it won’t show through thin fabric.

Envy—the bra I so loved [hourglassy.com/2015/03/off-the-rack-panache-envy-bra-reviewed/], but would have preferred in a 28 band—is now available in 28 bands and a lovely teal color (which my camera once again failed to accurately capture)!

Envy—the bra I so loved, but would have preferred in a 28 band—is now available in 28 bands and a lovely teal color (which my camera once again failed to accurately capture)!

Panache Black only had four new items, but I was smitten with two of them:

The Amara is a gorgeous, smoky longline with amazing details, based on the Panache Jasmine shape.

The Amara is a gorgeous, smoky longline with amazing details, based on the Panache Jasmine shape.

And the Etta (based on the Andorra/Clara shape) features sheer stripes on the upper cup, mimicking the look of a cage bra. It’s so sophisticated.

And the Etta (based on the Andorra/Clara shape) features sheer stripes on the upper cup, mimicking the look of a cage bra. It’s so sophisticated.

Finally, some random Panache news: They’ll be introducing a bridal collection come spring/summer 2016 (that’s this August). One thing they’re working on with the current season (and moving forward) is more consistency in fit across all the different lines. So if you wear 28GG in Cleo (hello!), you’ll take 28GG in Panache, Panache Black, and Panache Sport as well. As usual, I asked if there are any plans to make swimwear based on the Panache sports bra and the answer was no, but this time I was told that they actually did try that early on and it didn’t sell. Darnit! I want a Panache sport bikini!


Eveden

Here we go with a million photos, starting with Fantasie…

Top: Alex, bottom: Darcie. I love how Eveden has started making pieces within each season that mix and match.

Top: Alex, bottom: Darcie. I love how Eveden has started making pieces within each season that mix and match.

As usual, I gravitate toward teal—this time in the metallic-like Marianna, which also features a chemise whose body fabric felt deliciously slinky and soft.

As usual, I gravitate toward teal—this time in the metallic-like Marianna, which also features a chemise whose body fabric felt deliciously slinky and soft.

Fantasie is on point with their embroidery this season. Kimberley’s gorgeous tropical branch print marries perfectly with the delicate orange flowers embroidered on the upper cup.

Fantasie is on point with their embroidery this season. Kimberley’s gorgeous tropical branch print marries perfectly with the delicate orange flowers embroidered on the upper cup.

Just look at it! So freaking pretty.

Just look at it! So freaking pretty.

Another amazing embroidered piece is Amelie.

Another amazing embroidered piece is Amelie.

The gradient color in the embroidered upper cup gives the piece a nice consistent look.

The gradient color in the embroidered upper cup gives the piece a nice consistent look.

And the additional embroidery on the underwire is just beautiful. It makes your boobs look like a garden.

And the additional embroidery on the underwire is just beautiful. It makes your boobs look like a garden.

See those spots on Natasha? They’re not print…

See those spots on Natasha? They’re not print…

They’re more embroidery! It gives this animal print a more grown-up feel.

They’re more embroidery! It gives this animal print a more grown-up feel.

The body fabric of the Natasha chemise was really cool to the touch. I bet it would feel great in summer.

The body fabric of the Natasha chemise was really cool to the touch. I bet it would feel great in summer.

And now for the real star of the collection—Isabella! Look at all these awesome pieces.

And now for the real star of the collection—Isabella! Look at all these awesome pieces.

One thing Darlene and I noticed and admired was that the lace was completely attached to the cup, as if it were glued on, so there’s no shifting layers of fabric.

One thing Darlene and I noticed and admired was that the lace was completely attached to the cup, as if it were glued on, so there’s no shifting layers of fabric.

The other incredible standout is Sofia, which has a cool little tulle edge on the cup edges and leg openings of the panties. The waspie, though, is to die for.

The other incredible standout is Sofia, which has a cool little tulle edge on the cup edges and leg openings of the panties. The waspie, though, is to die for.

Also, more embroidery!

Also, more embroidery!

Next up, my old standard of Freya:

Muse is Freya’s first spacer fabric bra. It’s supposed to be lighter and thinner than the Fantasie Rebecca.

Muse is Freya’s first spacer fabric bra. It’s supposed to be lighter and thinner than the Fantasie Rebecca.

Idol features the same smoothness as the Deco, but with less push-up. It also goes up to HH, whereas Deco stops at GG.

Idol features the same smoothness as the Deco, but with less push-up. It also goes up to HH, whereas Deco stops at GG.

The expansive Freya Fancies collection offers bralettes, a longline, a solid-colored Minx bra [http://hourglassy.com/2015/11/off-the-rack-reviewing-the-freya-minx-bra/], a suspender, Brazillian panties, boyshort panties, and a chemise, in seven different colors that mix and match with the season’s printed offerings. They’re all at a lower price point than similar non-Fancies shapes.

The expansive Freya Fancies collection offers bralettes, a longline, a solid-colored Minx bra, a suspender, Brazillian panties, boyshort panties, and a chemise, in seven different colors that mix and match with the season’s printed offerings. They’re all at a lower price point than similar non-Fancies shapes.

I just love the “Chilli Red” color.

I just love the “Chilli Red” color.

Check out this great size chart for determining your Fancies bralette size (click to view full-size). Can you believe this chart isn’t on Freya’s website??

Check out this great size chart for determining your Fancies bralette size (click to view full-size). Can you believe this chart isn’t on Freya’s website??

The new Decos: (from left) Charm in Chartreuse, Delight in Charcoal, and Vibe in Kelly Green.

The new Decos: (from left) Charm in Chartreuse, Delight in Charcoal, and Vibe in Kelly Green.

I was pretty much obsessed with the Chartreuse color.

I was pretty much obsessed with the Chartreuse color.

Obsessed with the digital flower print of Candid as well!

Obsessed with the digital flower print of Candid as well!

Love the Photoshopped colors and the heavy black outlines.

Love the Photoshopped colors and the heavy black outlines.

The new Pulse colors: black with dark blue accents and the absolutely stunning “Dark Orchid” with neon lime trim. Give it to me now!

The new Pulse colors: black with dark blue accents and the absolutely stunning “Dark Orchid” with neon lime trim. Give it to me now!

More excellent complementary colors in Tempo (top) and Willow.

More excellent complementary colors in Tempo (top) and Willow.

Willow had cool, black-based embroidery on the upper cup.

Willow had cool, black-based embroidery on the upper cup.

As for Freya’s standout piece, you have the really, really, super-duper, amazingly cool “Pinup” set. Just look at that ridiculous bustier (available up to GG-cups)! I want to wear it as a shirt so bad.

As for Freya’s standout piece, you have the really, really, super-duper, amazingly cool “Pinup” set. Just look at that ridiculous bustier (available up to GG-cups)! I want to wear it as a shirt so bad.

The longline band still hits at about the same height as any strapless. I just noticed the nice wide band edge too.

The longline band still hits at about the same height as any strapless. I just noticed the nice wide band edge too.

The Pinup collection includes this great cupless slip. It offers strong smoothing, but not compression. The back is totally sheer (so sexy!).

The Pinup collection includes this great cupless slip. It offers strong smoothing, but not compression. The back is totally sheer (so sexy!).

A closeup of the top portion, which is basically just side slings. So you can wear any bra, and the side slings will bring your boobs in for some nice cleavage. The sample did not have adjustable straps, but here’s hoping the final product will!

A closeup of the top portion, which is basically just side slings. So you can wear any bra, and the side slings will bring your boobs in for some nice cleavage. The sample did not have adjustable straps, but here’s hoping the final product will!

Pandora is Freya’s first non-padded longline, available up to G-cups. I love the tiny blue rose charm at the gore.

Pandora is Freya’s first non-padded longline, available up to G-cups. I love the tiny blue rose charm at the gore.

Pandora also offers this amazing, totally shear vertical-seam bra, up to G-cups. It still has side slings to give good shape, but sadly it starts at a 30-band instead of 28 (why??).

Pandora also offers this amazing, totally shear vertical-seam bra, up to G-cups. It still has side slings to give good shape, but sadly it starts at a 30-band instead of 28 (why??).

A closeup to show just how sheer the bra is. I don’t really care one way or another about this particular embroidery, but I totally want this just because it’s so see-through. It’s practical and boudoir.

A closeup to show just how sheer the bra is. I don’t really care one way or another about this particular embroidery, but I totally want this just because it’s so see-through. It’s practical and boudoir.

Looooove the super sporty upper cup combined with the girly, abstract butterfly-esque print.

Looooove the super sporty upper cup combined with the girly, abstract butterfly-esque print.

A closeup of that awesome print.

A closeup of that awesome print.

Freya is introducing a whole new selection of sport items, in a color combo that I absolutely must own:

Top: Freestyle, the new low-impact wireless crop top (I need this for dog-walking!); bottom: Force, a mid-impact wireless sports bra, right: Epic, a wired high-impact crop top sports bra (which I also want).

Top: Freestyle, the new low-impact wireless crop top (I need this for dog-walking!); bottom: Force, a mid-impact wireless sports bra, right: Epic, a wired high-impact crop top sports bra (which I also want).

Look at all the matching bottoms! Left: running tights with a nice, wide waistband; upper right: loose running shorts with inner briefs; bottom right: fitted shorts.

Look at all the matching bottoms! Left: running tights with a nice, wide waistband; upper right: loose running shorts with inner briefs; bottom right: fitted shorts.

On to Freya swimwear! Many of the bikini tops for this season offer convertible straps that can be worn as cross-back, regular bra-style, or tied in a halter, and there are lots of mainstream trends incorporated into the offerings:

Coral Bay offers a very on-trend frilled bandeau (up to G-cups).

Coral Bay offers a very on-trend frilled bandeau (up to G-cups).

Club Tropicana’s high-neck crop is the style I lived in as a teenager when I wanted to be more covered (up to FF).

Club Tropicana’s high-neck halter is the style I lived in as a teenager when I wanted to be more covered (up to FF).

Club Tropicana’s interior is a structured three-part cup.

Club Tropicana’s interior is a structured three-part cup.

Glam Rock is a clever gold-striped design with criss-crossing straps and gold hardware (this sweetheart padded bikini goes up to H).

Glam Rock is a clever gold-striped design with criss-crossing straps and gold hardware (this sweetheart padded bikini goes up to H).

Glam Rock fabric closeup.

Glam Rock fabric closeup.

I really liked the Glam Rock one-piece as well.

I really liked the Glam Rock one-piece as well.

Check out the cutouts on the side—another trend now available to the full-bust market.

Check out the cutouts on the side—another trend now available to the full-bust market.

Love the sheer upper and side panels of Sundance.

Love the sheer upper and side panels of Sundance.

Sundance also comes in a glorious white, with sheer panel across the tummy of the one-piece (which goes up to FF).

Sundance also comes in a glorious white, with sheer panel across the tummy of the one-piece (which goes up to FF).

The Sundance one-piece’s interior construction.

The Sundance one-piece’s interior construction.

Love, love, love the zipper of Sports Luxe (up to GG) and the “midi shorts” that offer a bit more coverage than Freya’s usual skimpy bottoms.

Love, love, love the zipper of Sports Luxe (up to GG) and the “midi shorts” that offer a bit more coverage than Freya’s usual skimpy bottoms.

The Sports Luxe one-piece with mesh overlay (up to FF).

The Sports Luxe one-piece with mesh overlay (up to FF).

Sports Luxe one-piece interior.

Sports Luxe one-piece interior.

Finally, we have the new Deco Swim multiway (up to GG). So fun!

Finally, we have the new Deco Swim multiway (up to GG). So fun!

Here are several examples of how the Deco multiway can be worn.

Here are several examples of how the Deco multiway can be worn.

Phew! And that’s all for Curve…until the next season, of course!