About the Blog

If your breasts measure at least four inches more than your rib cage and you know that a DD isn’t the largest cup size on the planet, then Hourglassy is the blog for you. Whether or not you’re a “pure” hourglass, a lollipop, a pear, a square, an inverted triangle or a figure eight, if you’ve got big boobs, Hourglassy can help you

  • discover companies that create clothing, bras and swimsuits for the large bust market;
  • consider which busty dressing “rules” apply to you and when to break the ones that do;
  • see how to make the latest fashion trends work with large cup sizes;
  • find solutions to problems that only a large-breasted woman can understand (and if we don’t have a solution, we’ll provide an ample bosom to cry on);
  • laugh, vent and share observations about life with large breasts.

 

About the Writers

Darlene Campbell, Founder

It’s my mission to connect busty women around the world with the clothing and strategies that help us love the way we look. My passion began in 2008 when I left my career as a corporate attorney to create dress shirts for full-busted women. I started sharing my discoveries on Hourglassy and haven’t been able to stop. My husband and I live in Queens with Laly, our failed first attempt at fostering a kitty.

 


Leah, Columnist, Off the Rack

Having learned to sew at a very young age, as a curve-embracing adult I realized it was far easier to alter clothes to suit my shape rather than find ones designed with an hourglass figure in mind. I want to spread a positive outlook of the busty figure and help women realize that the problem isn’t with their bodies, but with the clothes. Never one to shy away from honesty, my posts sometimes border on the rant-y side–hence the column name, Off the Rack. When I’m not obsessing over bras, I can usually be found editing or reading comics. I live in New York City with a husband who reluctantly listens to all my bra histrionics and our west highland terrier puppy.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer, Columnist, GG Musings

I love fashion and I have been obsessed with dresses since I was a little girl who refused to wear pants. Finding dresses to fit an HH cup isn’t easy and I’m passionate about sharing my finds with the Hourglassy community. I count online shopping as one of my main hobbies, giving me lots to review (don’t worry most of it gets returned!). I live and work in NYC. When I am not contemplating my wardrobe and minimalism, I love to explore the city, visit my sister and her kids, take ballet classes and study German.

 

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Rosalind, Occasional Columnist

After a sudden growth spurt took me from an AA cup to a C cup at age 14, I struggled to find bras that fit my skinny frame and ever-expanding bustline. By the time I was in my 20s, I thought I had it all figured out as a 30G/28FF. Life was good and the bra options were plentiful. Then, I became pregnant with my first child and gained 5 additional cup sizes! I was frustrated with the apparent lack of H+ cup options for pregnant and nursing mothers. With the support of the bra blogging community I have found reliable nursing solutions that supported me through 32 cumulative months of breastfeeding! I want to help other young mothers who are in similar situations.

I currently live in Connecticut with my husband and our two active toddlers. I love to sew (especially making/altering clothes to fit my bustline!), bake, read mystery and fantasy novels, and do nail art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Comments on About

  1. I glossed over your website a few years back looking for bra advice. I just ran across it now and read some articles. It’s really good! I clicked on the link for Bra Concierge and it said the name was for sale. I’m assuming they are out of business. I like the idea of someone helping you find bras that fit. The best fitting bra I have is the 40H Elomi EL8720, which I believe is an older style. I bought the newer EL8722 in a 40H and the cups are stiffer and larger and not so comfortable. What’s with the bras having sharp pointed edges on the bra hook section? There is a scratchy stiffener on there that pokes you all day.

    Do you have another bra concierge company to suggest? I live on Cleveland, Ohio and most specialty bra shops have closed. Most department stores have limited brands and stock. Since I order online, so much is trial and error. I’m trying to limit how much goes into my “bra graveyard”. I’ve even been wearing a couple of my “too small” Fantasie Rebecca bras FL2024 in a 38G with bra extender. They are so comfortable and give me a rounded look. I have mostly Elomi and Fantasie bras with varying levels of success. Some I have in a 38H, which is probably the right band size. I always wear underwire and I have a problem with bras poking me in the middle when I sit down. Now I’m thinking I should look for supportive plunge bras.

    I am going to read more on your site to see if I can find better options. I’ll also take a look at your custom shirts. I never really thought about that. By the way, do you know of any minimizer bras in a 38H UK or ones that give you the same results. It would help with knit shirts, which are sized properly, pulling across the chest. If you have any advice for me, please feel free to share it.

  2. I am desperate for a replacement for the discontinued Fantasie 4500 – full coverage, seamless, t-shirt bra. When I learned a few years ago that Fantasie was discontinuing this bra I bought up all I could find in my size (30G). I’ve lost a bit of weight and now need a slightly smaller cup size. I did not think to buy the bras in other cup sizes just in case. The other bras in this line (4510, 4520) balcony and whatever the other is called, do not work for me.

    When you find a bra that is full coverage it always has seams or lace. If you look for seamless, they are always balcony, plunging, or push-up. I would guess that although these are great styles for younger ladies, there are plenty of women in the same quandary as I am. Often what they call “full cup” is not in actuality full cup. I am not in the “seams on bras showing through the shirt” camp, that “look” would really embarrass me.

    Where do I look for a full cup, seamless bra in small band, large cup sizes? Is there no alternative to the discontinued 4500? 🙁

    • Hi, Sharon. I’ll ask our Eveden contact. In the meantime, have you already tried the Fantasie Rebecca (style FL2024)?

      • Thanks Darlene. I know that Fantasie is pushing the Rebecca as a replacement for the 4500, but I was wary of it based on the picture. The top of the cup does not seem to fully cover the model’s breast making it seem like a high balconette bra. Hard to describe what I mean, but the model’s breast is sort of pushed up at the top as if the top of the cup isn’t meant to cover it. Maybe they just have not fitted her correctly. I guess I should try it though. I’ll let you know what I think.

  3. Who knew my 2 am Google search would actually produce such grand results?!! I am thrilled to find a source of information to help me find clothing and bras suited for one with a curvy upper body. I can’t wait to peruse the rest of your blog tomorrow! Thank you!

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