How amazing is it that two Hourglassy writers and three readers could meet up at the last minute for a full-bust shopping bonanza at Bravissimo on a holiday weekend?
Today’s post is a photo journal of our fun afternoon. Look for our measurements, clothing and bra sizes in a footnote* at the end.
You’ll find out what’s in Camille’s bag next week–as well as each of our favorite pieces that aren’t even included in this post. But wait–there’s more! Tomorrow you’ll see a blue dress that was a total win on everyone who tried it.
*Katie Bust 38.5; waist 28/29; hips 43. “I started out just trying UK 10 Curvy for wovens (the blue floral kimono dress) and Curvy/Really Curvy for knits, but once Holly started trying to fit me, we went to UK 8 Really Curvy for the coral kimono dress, and the white broderie sun top [in] . . . 8 SC when I couldn’t close it over the ribs for RC.
“I am a 28G in most brands/styles, as for measurements: 38.5-29-43, but probably good to add I have a short torso. 8 RC/C probably would have worked in most things except for my hips which may have worked with some good compression garments but I never wear them so that’s moot for me.”
Jen Bust 47.5; waist 38; hips 44.5. Bra size UK 36HH. Bravissimo clothing size UK 18 SC.
Camille Bust 38; waist 28.5; hips 35.5. Bra size depends on the bra–I own bras in 28gg/28H/30G/30GG/30H. I am 5’0″ tall. Bottoms are generally US 0-2. Bravissimo UK 8 R/S or 8 SC occasionally UK 10 R/S.
“Most of the clothes I tried on were too big. That was to be expected as they didn’t have much of anything in my size so I tried on UK 10 SC. The zipper dress was my size–UK 8 SC. The sales lady said they sold out of a lot of 8 SC and they hadn’t expected that. “
DonnaBust 38, waist 31, hips 39. Bra size UK 30/32 G. “My Bravissimo size varied from 10 or 12 RC SC.”
Darlene Bust 40.75; waist 32; hips 38. Bra size UK 32FF/G (wearing my Aubade Nudessence 3-part bra in these posts). Bravissimo clothing size mostly UK 12 Curvy (except I’m a UK 12 Super Curvy in the dress I’m posting tomorrow!).
So so helpful to see the same clothes on different bodies! Terrific news about Bravissimo coming to the U.S.
Thanks for everyone’s measurements! Could you add height measurements too? And finally, I love the dress Jen’s wearing in the “before” photo. Is that Bravissimo too?
Will get everyone’s height and add. I thought you’d like seeing a variety of us in their clothes–especially the two petites, right? Yes, Jen IS wearing a Bravissimo dress in the “before” pic!