Wednesday, 3 December 2014

BiuBiu Rotterdam Wrap Top 40 BB/BBB

I've been writing a number of reviews of Polish boob-friendly brand BiuBiu lately, and that's because I have owned these items for some time and have been waiting for the weather to turn cooler so that the timing of my reviews is more appropriate.

If you haven't heard of BiuBiu before, they make reasonably-priced bust-friendly clothing that fits amazingly well and is wonderfully comfortable to wear whilst being feminine and flattering.

Today I am going to share with you the BiuBiu Rotterdam top (£19.35).


ROTTERDAM  yellow
Image courtesy of BiuBiu

I went for the top in red in size 40 BB/BBB (size guide here):







For reference, in all these photos I am wearing my Ewa Michalak S Szykuś Bra 32KK/70KK, which is actually too small in the cup for me now. The photos were taken a few months ago. I have paired the top with a simple pencil skirt from Primark, black opaque tights from Matalan, and my black patent heels from Internaçionale

The Rotterdam is a faux-wrap top, which has a purpose-cut bust area and then a ruched section across the tummy. So often with wrap tops and dresses I find that the underbust area - usually the smallest point on a woman's torso - is lost amidst the wrapped fabric, but with the Rotterdam this has been expertly addressed by providing the boob section on the top and then the wrapped bit underneath. I hope that makes sense! If not, have a closer look at my photos and you can see, especially from the side shots, how well my underbust area is defined. This gives a great silhouette and shows my curves off to perfection. 

Length-wise the Rotterdam is great, and thanks to the ruching it can easily be pulled down to make it longer (and less ruched) or pushed up to make it shorter (and therefore more ruched). The ruching does a great job of disguising lumps and bumps, and even any layers of clothing underneath. 

One of the things I love most about BiuBiu tops is that they are cut for curves on the back as well as the front, and so there is usually no gathering or bunching of the fabric as the top goes from the waist to the hips. As you can see from my photos, this top is a winner in that department and fits brilliantly on my back.

Made from a soft, stretchy jersey material, the Rotterdam is so easy to wear and care for. It is machine washable - win! - and is 95% cotton and 5% elastane. I do prefer my clothing to have a high cotton content as it is so much more comfortable to wear.

The long sleeves are perfect for cooler days and they are of a great length. They even have a ruching effect towards the wrist, which adds interest.

I really love how the wrapover at the bust is not overly revealing. Of course, it could be worn more open than I've shown in my photos, meaning that this really is a very versatile top. It's totally appropriate for work wear, as well as more casual occasions. If you wanted to wear the neckline more open, you could add a vest underneath if you wanted a more modest look, or not if you didn't!!

The 40BB/BBB is the perfect size for me as it fits my curves perfectly. I think if I'd gone for a larger size the extra fabric might have added unnecessary bulk and so not given quite such a flattering look.

This top takes my breath away. It is quite simply AMAZING. It feels like it has been made to measure for me and I absolutely adore it. Unfortunately I haven't been able to wear it much as the weather has been too warm but I await the arrival of cooler temperatures with great excitement as I know I will get a great deal of wear out of this top. I now want it in ALL the colours!

Having checked the BiuBiu website, it looks like the Rotterdam is not available at the moment but I daresay BiuBiu will be restocking it soon. As an alternative, you might like to try the Haarlem.

You can read more reviews of the BiuBiu Rotterdam top at these blogs:


The Rotterdam is quite possibly my favourite BiuBiu top I've tried so far. Its fit and cut are perfect for me and it makes me feel amazing. I'd love to see it made in a wider range of colours, and even in some prints, although with the ruching that might not work so well.

16 comments:

  1. I like the yello but i think the way u wear it is preferable to the Biubiu model who doesnt know the diffrence between tights and trousers... bet thats fun when she bends over

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    1. Please don't post snarky comments; they are unnecessary.

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    2. That was actualy my honest opinion of how they shud / shudnt be worn and i was complimenting YOU.. if u didnt like it then why not jus not publish it then??
      I suppose u wont publish this response now even tho its a fair question :-(

      Jess

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    3. Alright.. bet u wont ANSWER it then

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    4. Why would she reply to you? What would be the point? Seems like you're angling for a fight here and this is not the place to do that, on someone's blog. Not cool.

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    5. 'she'? hahahaha. alrite then . i get it. well done, clever..

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    1. Thanks love - I adore red! Also blue, purple, teal, black, turquoise, orange...actually I love ALL the colours ;-) xx

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  3. Just found your fantastic site and bookmarked it for future reference! Biu Biu tops are so flattering aren't they? That red one looks gorgeous on you and shows off your lovely slim waist. I have a very different shape to you (big boobs but much thicker waist and slimmer hips) and their tops still manage to make me look as though I've got a waist!

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    1. Thank you, Susan. BiuBiu tops are absolutely brilliant and are so reasonably priced, too. Hope you enjoy reading my other posts :-)

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    1. Thanks love! I'm wearing it today in fact, with skinny jeans and knee high boots! x

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  5. I have this top. It is my favorite. I like it on you very much. I hope they will be making more colors soon as I will buy all of them.

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    1. It looks like they've discontinued the Rotterdam, but the Haarlem is very similar and is still available in a range of colours.

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  6. I need to buy some BiuBiu tops, they are PERFECT on you. Red is a super colour on you, by the way. Not everyone can carry it off but it looks so good with your blonde hair and blue eyes. Sexy mama!!!! x

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    1. Haha, thanks Joanne! I highly recommend BiuBiu so do try them for yourself :-)

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