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.
I was so sad to see this. I have a few great pieces from Olga. A shame
I am sorry to see any full-bust clothing company close down, but as it is I was never able to buy anything from DD Atelier. I am just about 2 or 3 inches too big overall to fit into their largest size, as I am for many full bust brands. In other cases, I may fit into the largest or next-to-largest size, but my size is perpetually sold out.
There seems to be a perception that women my size can just buy standard “plus size” clothes, and that we don’t need special full bust clothes. Well, I can’t do that, at least not if I want my clothes to remotely approach fitting me properly. My bust, waist, and hip measurements are 47-36-44. Most plus size lines assume that a woman with a 47″ bust is about 47-40-50, and has wider shoulders than I do. If I buy a shirt or dress in the plus size department in a size to fit my bust, the shoulders sag, the back is too wide in proportion to the front, the side seams pull forward, the waist is baggy–in other words, I have the same fit problems as small and medium frame busty women. Nobody seems to want to sell clothes for plus sized busty women.