Ok, this is getting personal – I wasn’t planning on writing a post about bras. I had just gotten out of the shower and was browsing in my undergarments drawer, looking for my favourite bra. I found the bra and lay it flat on the bed, with such admiration. This bra is a beauty isn’t it? Who says busty girls can’t wear pretty bras and have to stick to grandma wonder bras?
So here’s my story. I am tiny but a bit too well endowed in the chest area. I was always on the hunt to find the perfect bra, with my tiny band size, but huge cup size. I found some ill-fitting Calvin Klein bras and wore those through most of my early – mid 20s. Victoria Secret? I longed to buy bras from there, but they never had bra sizes that would fit me, or even if they had the correct size, the sizing was off on me when I tried the bra. When I started working full-time and actually had the money to spend more than $50 on a bra, I decided it was time to go to a bra boutique, instead of buying my bras at The Bay. A bra boutique will generally have a bra-fitting specialist that will measure you and help you find the right style. I decided to go to a bra specialist in downtown Toronto called Brava Boutique. The girls in this store are super friendly and are really on a mission to help you find that perfect bra. They measure you, give you a couple of different bras to try in different styles, and then come inside the change room after you have tried on each bra, and they adjust it for you. I remember back then, that this was a whole new world for me because these bras actually fit and were beautiful! They also didn’t have padding, which you don’t need if your heavy busted. Tell that to Victoria Secret please! The bras were beautiful lace, with lovely stitching and gave you that perfect shape! I ended up buying three bras from them that first time, and omg I loved these bras. They changed my world. My boobs never looked better, clothing fit so nicely, and my boobs didn’t look like melons! How much did I spend? Well each bra was well over $100, but it was money well spent. The bras lasted me for a loooong time because I took care of them i.e. hand-washed them only with a gentle detergent called Forever New.
My favourite bra is the one in the picture. It is by a French brand called Emperiente and this model is called Lilly Rose. This bra gives you the perfect shape, and provides great support, plus it is gorgeous!
One of my other favourite brands for bras is Prima Donna which also offer excellent support. I have the Madison style in two different colours and love it. I find Prima Donna to be less expensive than Emperiente, but not as pretty as Emperiente bras!
Another bra I have had for years is from a brand called Lou. I have a super sexy Demi bra which fits perfectly with great support!
I think these bras would be good for busty and non-busty gals, as who couldn’t use a little more sexy looking support?