A Roundup of the Best Writing about Big Busts

Surprise! Writing about large chests isn’t just for niche bloggers anymore. I’ve been catching up on mainstream media and finding writers who go beyond complaining or making fun of their big busts to offer truly helpful suggestions and fresh perspectives.

Below are my favorite finds from the past two years. I’ve also included some of the authors’ (or their subjects’) Instagram accounts for extra wardrobe inspiration, plus stated bra sizes. Of course some of the writers could use smaller bands and larger cups, but I’ll let you figure out the conversion–that’s what readers of big bust blogs do!

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Author: Erin Mayer, size 30F/FF, @erinkmayer

How to Dress a Petite, Large-Chested Frame

You never really know how something will look on you until you put it on. (Except those teensy bustier tops, you know exactly how they will look, and it won’t be good).

Busty Rules to Throw Out the Window

Apparently we all look huge and shapeless in things that aren’t skintight… except we don’t. Besides, loose-fitting pieces are comfy. I don’t need to dress like Sofia Vergara all the time just because we have a similar cup size. If you’re going for something boxy or oversized, make sure it still has a tailored fit so you don’t get lost.

Author: Dallas Thompson, @dallasbthompson
In Praise of the House Bra

It allows me to live my best life at home, unencumbered by both unruly, floppy boobs and restrictive layers of industrial boob jail. It’s the garment version of the moment a woman in a yogurt commercial takes a bite and closes her eyes in pure bliss. It is not meant to be the star of the show, to please anyone but me, or to do anything but be a comfortable, lovable workhorse.

Author: Ellie Krupnick, 34DD, @elliekrupnick
Life as a Secret Big Boob Girl [Read more…]

Spring Updates Where Bust Size Doesn’t Matter

I found my inspiration for spring trends in this Wall Street Journal article about buying a single item to update your look. As I studied the photos, I realized that busty women can wear each and every one of them without worrying about fitting a large chest.

F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Rebecca Malinsky, Hair & Makeup by Mike Fernandez, Model: Phiona St. Cyr/Major Model Management OD 50 Spring 2017 Small Shopping List Jacket Gucci Published Credit: F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Rebecca Malinsky, Hair & Makeup by Mike Fernandez, Model: Phiona St. Cyr/Maj

(1) mannish blazer; (2) satin day shoe; (3) something yellow; (4) logoed it bag.

Recently, I found two more options in this WhoWhatWear post:

  1. stylish slides
  2. sunglasses with pastel-colored lenses.

Of course I’m going to try pairing these ideas with my shirts for busty women to show how simple it is to stay current when you have a great shirt as a foundation. When I talked to our stylist Kristina Frik about it last week, she sent me this inspiration board !

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Can you find two more trends that she’s added to the mix? Do YOU have anything to add?

Sad News in the Big Bust Clothing World

By now you’ve probably heard: DD Atelier has announced that it will be closing. Olga Promptova’s unwavering commitment to full-busted women raised the bar with amazing quality and design. I don’t see anyone on the horizon who can provide the same breadth of styles at such reasonable price points. With that in mind, you’re going to want to buy everything you love on her website immediately because you know that once the sale prices nosedive, the most popular sizes will be gone.

I’m away on vacation this week so am not able to write more, but I think you will appreciate these tributes from new bloggers Classy as FF and Just Curvy Things.

To cheer you up, here’s a photo of the bra tree at Snowbird, where we’re skiing this week.

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Not Just Another Pretty Lace: Fantasie Rebecca Lace

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Just hanging out talking about bras over brunch on Saturday!

As you know, my company, Campbell & Kate, hosted Bras & Brunch at its pop up shop last Saturday, and Eveden contributed some gorgeous samples for attendees to check out.

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One that you don’t see in the photo above is the Fantasie Rebecca Lace.

fantasie rebecca lace (2)At first glance, the Rebecca lace looks like your typical seamless T-shirt bra, except it has lace along the wings, straps and bridge. In ivory, it’s almost bridal, but it didn’t strike me as very special when I unpacked it. Basically, it seemed like a nice concession to our less adventurous guests.

Velaire Elliot and Jennifer Baker, the two co-founders of My Bra Concierge (more about their start up on our blog soon), had an entirely different reaction. They immediately recognized what was so special about the Rebecca Lace: it has a back-smoothing lace panel. Here’s what that detail looked like in a UK 32E on one of our visitors.

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Whether the lace panel is powerful enough to offer true back smoothing remains to be seen, but it’s a nice idea and makes for a pretty back view.

The shape of the Rebecca isn’t for me, and it didn’t win Leah over either when she compared it to the Fantasie 4510. However, it turns out that this bra is Jennifer Baker’s favorite! She says:

The Rebecca has been a life changing bra for me since it’s one of the first properly fitting bras I was able wear at 30GG. I prefer slight padding, and this bra does the trick. I also love the soft fabric and the slightly fuller coverage provided. The underwire is comfortable, and I get no rubbing from the side support panels like in many other bras, so this is my go-to for an everyday t-shirt bra. Having slightly more breast tissue on top, I find this bra suits my shape very well. I’ve recommended it to many friends, and it appears to fit many shapes and sizes well. But, for ladies who have more projected tissue or more narrow roots (liking Polish brands), you might look elsewhere! I’m looking forward to trying the Rebecca Lace in my size soon!

How about you, readers? Who’s a Rebecca fan, and who has a different go-to seamless bra and why?

Finally, it was wonderful to have Shari Deutsch from The Strap Saver with us as well.

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Spring break and swim season are upon us, so I must highlight the reason that co-founder Beth Lieberman started the company. As a super petite woman, Beth could never find a swimsuit with short enough straps. The Strap Saver solves that problem! If you’ve run into this problem, this is a great solution.