Monday, 30 April 2012

Curvy Kate Star In A Bra 2012 - Final Vote!

Well, I really don't know where the time has gone but suddenly we've only got two days left to vote for the winner of Curvy Kate's Star In A Bra 2012 as the competition closes on Tuesday 1st May 2012.

The girls have been whittled down from 30 to 10 through a public vote and now we need to vote for one last time to decide who will be the overall winner.

The bra that changed my life

The wonderful Kitty Lingerista at Undercover Lingerista is celebrating her 1 year bloggiversary by running an amazing competition on her blog.  She is asking people to write about the bra that changed their life; this is my entry.

Like many women, I spent most of my life wearing the wrong size bra.  Until very recently I hadn't had a proper fitting and, although I never used the ridiculous '+4' method to calculate my size, I know I have been wearing far too big a band for the majority of my boobified years.

I have been large-breasted since my teens and used to order bras from my mum's 'Great Universal' mail order catalogue.  Unfortunately I was limited to boring white bras as that's all that was available in my size but nonetheless I would pore over the lingerie pages wishing I could make those pretty coloured sets work for me.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bravissimo Boudoir Beau Bra

Bravissimo have a wide range of own brand bras available on their website.  Almost a year ago I visited their store in Ealing and tried on several styles and sizes but could not find anything that really suited me.  I have now realised that this is probably because I was going for too big a band - my Ewa Michalaks have helped me become accustomed to a firmer band and now I find I am sizing down time and again.


I recently placed an order with Bravissimo for several bras and one of them was the very foxy Boudoir Beau in red/graphite.


Image courtesy of Bravissimo

Saturday, 21 April 2012

My quest for a sleep bra: Royce Sadie

I have reviewed the Royce Sadie in one of my earlier posts but wanted to try it again in a smaller band and bigger cups.  I found this bra available on Bravissimo, which is a great place to find large cup bras.


Image courtesy of Bravissimo

Sunday, 15 April 2012

My quest for a sleep bra: Royce Charlotte

The Royce Charlotte is another soft cup bra which I reviewed back in the early days of my blog.  I tried it in a 36H but found it to be completely unsuitable for me.


The Charlotte is available on Bravissimo in sizes 28DD-J and 30-40DD-K (also available in a nursing bra).  It's a great selection of sizes and the promotional picture suggests good support and shape.


Image courtesy of Bravissimo

Freya Charleston Bikini

We're fast approaching that time of year where thoughts turn to swimwear and what to wear on the beach this summer.  I sometimes go sunbathing by the sea on the Kent coast and in my back garden but most of my soaking up the sun is done when on holiday abroad so it's important I find a good bikini or two to take with me as it's impossible to easily buy a replacement in my size when abroad.

Needless to say that I struggle each year to find a suitable bikini on the internet but always get something in the end that does the job ok.  This year however I have a new search as my body and opinion on how a bra/bikini should fit have changed somewhat and I now need a smaller back size and larger cups.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

A fabulous Friday fitting with Leia Lingerie

Good Friday 2012 turned out to be a great one for me as I spent the majority of it in the company of the wonderful Georgina of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust.  We had decided to have a day of lingerie shopping - what could be better?

We headed off to Bluewater shopping centre in Kent as we wanted to visit a Leia Lingerie store and this was our closest branch.


 
Photo courtesy of http://www.claroblue.com/

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Curvy Kate's Star In A Bra Top 30 - Time To Vote For Your Favourites!

You may have read my earlier post about entering Curvy Kate's Star In A Bra 2012 competition.  Well, the top 30 was announced a little while ago and now is the time to choose your favourite three and vote for them!  Voting closes at midnight on Tuesday 3rd April so you have less than 24 hours to make your mind up.  

The ten ladies with the most votes will go through to the final stage which is where we all get to vote for who we want to WIN the whole thing but this intermediate part of the competition is really crucial to decide who gets through.


Monday, 2 April 2012

Bravissimo Rococo Charm Bra

I recently tried the Rococo Charm bra, which is one of Bravissimo's own brand bras.  I had heard great things about this bra - and read many rave reviews on the Bravissimo website - so was excited to try it for myself.


Image courtesy of Bravissimo