I thought I’d bring something a little bit spicy to the blog today *wink wink nudge nudge.*
I’m letting you get down to the bare essentials with me in my under crackers!
Because when you get sent something that’s really quite different from the mundane underwear I seem to exist in, it really would be a shame not to share it!
Plus getting myself back into something colourful and sexy has definitely spurred me on to give my underwear draw a good clear out.
(Please tell me I’m not the only Mum that hasn’t bought any new pieces in god knows how long, and is now faced with the choice of greying pieces or bras that are literally coming apart at the seams because they’re that old?).
Buying underwear used to be a favourite hobby of mine. I had my go-to shops. Shops that I knew would cater for my rather awkward size. I suffer from small back, big boob syndrome.
And I know I’m not alone. In fact the average breast size of a woman in the UK is 36D and it’s not stopping there. It’s expected to keep rising!
With my expertise as a previous glamour model (I can not even tell you how much underwear I owned, I spent most of my twenties purely in lingerie), I can tell you that you can juggle the sizes around a little to make sure you get a style of bra you like the look of.
A 36D for example is similar/equal to a 34DD or E. And sometimes the fit of a 34DD/E will look better and feel more secure. So it’s always worth trying the sizes around the size you think you are or the size you’ve been measured at (go down one back size and up by one cup, bras should always fasten and be fitted on the loosest hooks, not the tightest).
In the past, bigger cup bras were boulder holder looking type garments. They were horrific. Big thick shoulder straps, wide backs and old lady fabric patterns. Yes they did the trick, but they didn’t exactly make you feel sexy.
Luckily the lingerie industry has moved with the times (albeit slowly at first), and pretty underwear is also made for larger chests too! Hurrah!
But it can still be a challenge to hunt out nice underwear if you don’t know where to shop.
Lingerie By Victoria is an online store that stocks a range plus size lingerie and swimwear. From back sizes that start at 28 and go up to a size 56, and cup sizes ranging from DD to K cup, us big boobed ladies can rejoice!
They do of course stock your basic colours and also nursing bras, but more excitingly they stock bright beautiful creations too!
The Freya Parade Longline Bra was right up my street. It was so far removed from the boring underwear I had been wearing. It was bright, vibrant and the colours brilliantly clashed.
The longline bra did mean I had a wider back strap but actually it was in a nice sexy way, as opposed to the thick bra back straps big boobed ladies are forced to endure from time to time.
Because of the length of it, I would actually be happy wearing it under something slightly sheer and not feeling exposed. And the back makes it look like a cropped top as opposed to just underwear.
The Freya Parade print does actually come in three bra type varieties and like any good underwear store there is always the option of a pair of matching knickers.
In this print there are three knicker varieties, my preference were the low-cut Brazilian style- always my favoured choice!
Having big boobs doesn’t mean compromising on style when it comes to underwear, just make sure you find the right place that stocks beautiful pieces meant for the lady with the ample chest.
(Disclosure: PR Sample)