Baby Got Boobs

on Dec 29, 2010 @ 05:07 pm

I'll be the first to admit that I've most certainly got a lovely bunch of coconuts. However, more often than not I find them everything but lovely.

Being a curvy girl, I fall into what is called the 'DD club': comprised of women whose cup sizes are well past the first four alphabets. I heave a long sigh every time I pass by a Victoria's Secret or La Senza (in Canada) and pick up a gorgeous bra only to find that to the C-cup saleswoman, having one in my size is practically inconceivable. So what am I left with? Bras that have no sex appeal whatsoever and/or look like maternity lingerie. If you're like me and have yearned to feel feminine frills and silk against your bosom like many women, then you too will shudder as I recall my many attempts to stuff my girls into bras that are way too small and unforgivably result in the horrid 'double boob'.

That is why I'd like to share with my fellow curvy women my newly found 'DD club' friendly bra havens. These stores carry bras in both larger sizes and gorgeous styles!

In Toronto:
Located: Queen Street West
Benefits: has 95 bra sizes, goes up to J cup and has FREE bra fittings.

Secrets from your Sister
Located: Yonge and Eglington. OR Bathurst and Bloor
Benefits: unique bra tailoring (can customize it to your EXACT measurments), and personalized 1 on 1 'fitting appointments' with bra and sizing experts.

Addition Elle
Located: Yonge and Adelade
Benefits: Good for plus size women as the under-bust measurements are customized for plus sized body types.

For those of you who do not live in Toronto, please share your favourite DD friendly lingerie stores.

10 Replies

La Senza on Dec 29, 2010 @ 05:56 pm

I live in BC and La Senza is the only place that fits my girls. The 'So Free' Balconette is awesome!! And the clerks showed me a trick with it - my usual DD can be an E cup if I change the band size. So I have more choice in patterns and colours by being able to wear the 2 differernt sizes.
The Reitmans, Penningtons and Additionelle plus bras never fit me - I end up falling out the top. I refuse to wear the old lady, 4 hook closure types so finding a pushup, pretty underwire is always my goal.

not plus size, but... on Dec 29, 2010 @ 09:43 pm

I love Change! I first went there with a ShopCrawl and was hooked. I am on the other end of the spectrum with teeny tinies (which inexplicably and undeniably gratefully are now "in"), and Change is one of the few boutiques that can fit me just right.

I can order off the Victoria's Secret website for a size that comes close enough, but in store they do not carry it (at least, not in my city). Last time I went in there they wanted to measure me - which they did all wrong! - and though I insisted on knowing my size, they kept bringing me what they thought was best.

Now, I've worked in retail and appreciate the sentiment. There are too many women out there who don't know their correct size and think they know best. BUT in this case, I was thrilled to be in the right and smugly showed the sales associate how badly her suggestion "fit". Ha!

Change is my favourite on Dec 30, 2010 @ 09:26 am

I absolutely love Change. Since they have so many different sizes, you most likely will find one that fits you just perfectly. Ever since I first tried Change about a year ago, I have completely sworn off La Senza and Victoria's Secret bras because they just don't carry sizes that fit me as snugly as Change.

I also really like this brand called Blush Lingerie. They have really pretty stuff that fit great. The only place I know where to get their stuff is at The Bay on Queen Street in Toronto.

Ali de Bold
Alas on Dec 30, 2010 @ 04:20 pm

this is a problem I will never have.

Department Stores! on Dec 31, 2010 @ 04:53 am

I've stuck to La Senza for the longest time until last year when I went back to Taiwan last year. All the bras are super sturdy there and have full coverage that give me all the support I need and will never get from La Senza. Just yesterday I told my friend my problem and she suggested that I check out the department store, so we went into Sears and I realized that they have quite a large selection of bras that are actually much better than the ones at the lingerie stores. I always thought that they only sold granny bras there, but I was wrong. The bras there give me the support I need and for great prices. I plan to do my underwear shopping at department stores from now on :)

... on Dec 31, 2010 @ 11:08 am

I agree with you Jen that sometimes department stores like Sears and The Bay may get a bad rep for having granny bras - I used to think that too. But it's totally a great place to find bras because they have so many different brands and styles that you are bound to find a brand there that fits you right.

agree on Dec 31, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

Those who need more support will find a surprisingly good selection at the department stores, while those who need less can get away with the flimsier stuff from the lingerie stores.

Sturdy doesn't need to mean frumpy!

Well said! on Dec 31, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

@mamaluv - I could not have put it better myself!

Find it funny on Jan 01, 2011 @ 01:59 pm

all the 'support' for Sears bras. :)
I used to work there and still dont like most of their stuff.

I wish.. on Jan 02, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

I have the opposite problem.. I can't find bras SMALL enough. They don't make 38 A's anymore, so I have to get a 38 B, which sometimes fits and sometimes doesn't. Maybe when I get that "boob growth spurt" in my twenties....

I can dream, right?

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