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  1. Hi Cheryl,

    I just discovered a fantastic new blog that you might want to list on your blog roll!
    It’s http://blog.butterflycollection.ca/. It’s an online Canadian store (an article about it was recently featured on the B4J blog), who is trying to remedy the sever lack of education about bra fitting and sizing, as well as the selection, availability, and ridiculous prices of bras here in Canada. Seriously, when it comes to proper education about bras, Canada is stuck in the middle ages. As for pricing, it is cheaper for me to order bras full price from the UK, or even the US, and pay the hefty duty and shipping than to buy it here. Other than local specialty stores which carry only pricier bras (as a student, I am not quite ready to shell out 180$ CAD (116 GBP) for one bra) there are no other options for those outside of the “standard” size range, let alone anything priced for someone on any sort of budget. The Butterfly Collection is a huge step to help out Canada in making both education and selection more widely available, and the blog is a great read.



  2. I’ve only just read this wonderful comment Samantha, thank you SO much! It’s so great to know that people can see what we’re trying to achieve. You’ll be pleased to know that there are some BIG price changes afoot because International brands are realizing that they’re missing out on a huge market with outdated logistics chains.

    It’s worth bearing in mind that our End of Year sale starts on Dec 26th and offers up to 50% off so you can treat yourself and get free shipping!

    Thanks again for being a supporter of our mission to make BIG BEAUTIFUL BRAS more accessible. xx

  3. I second everything Samantha said in her comment — when I get lucky enough to find my size, the price makes me want to cry! I will definitely check out the site she recommended. Also, your site is fantastic!! Love it!

  4. HEY YOU. You are the most amazing blogger. Fo’ serious. Like I love your blog, basically, before I buy a bra, I come look on your blog to see if you’ve reviewed it. All the other internet reviews are just like. It’s great and have the default photoshopped picture of someone with the bra on. Because most bigger bras do give a slight point.

    I’m somewhere between an 8g- GG or a 6GG-h… So I have a hard time finding bras because I still have no idea what size I am lololol. But reading your blog makes it easier, because it’s like. This one runs big in the cup, this ones accurate sizing in the cup, and this one runs small in the cup. Or this one runs large in the back, and this brands backs run smaller than Freya.

    All these little things are honestly so helpful to people like me who have so much trouble buying bras! So I’d just like to thankyou for being awesome and having and maintaining this blog. (:

  5. Hello Cheryl!

    I’m also a 28FF! 😀

    I tried the bratabase.com/ but it didn’t worked for me! 🙁
    Some of the bras that I had taked the time to well mesure and take in photo were ”voted down” by other peoples.
    And the choice that I’m offered by the BraDetector just don’t work!


    I have done myself a list of Bras from Bravissimo (So, some Freya, Panache, Bravissimo, etc) that I’ve tried and I wrote some comment on it.
    I’ve also commented and compared many sport bra!

    So my point is, you could also do something like that: you take all you reviews, and you resume them in one, pratical, spreedsheet (table).

    That would be great!

    this is my blog: http://minceetpulpeuse.blogspot.com/

    I’ve just started it, and I didn’t have my reviews written yet, but some (like the sports bar and my resume of my bra of the last 2 years) are to come soon! : )

    I can’t to read some news reviews from you! : )

    1. Hi! Thanks for the suggestion, I’m really keen to get more involved with projects like Bratabase and Brayola etc, but I just haven’t had the time 🙁 thanks for sharing your blog with me and best of luck with it! Look great! x

  6. Hi Cheryl, I love your blog and agree completely with how good having a good fitting bra can make you feel! I’ve always been unhappy with how my bras fit for years, because I thought my size was 32F, but turns out I’m 28HH after getting a proper fitting at bravissimo, and now clothes look so much better and bras are so much more comfortable.

    I was wondering if you know where I can buy some kind of corset or corselette for valentines day in 28HH or 30H? I really like the gossard ooh la la corselette but it only goes upto a G 🙁
    Thanks! Niki, fan of your blog.

    1. Hi Nikki, so sorry I missed getting back to you on this – did you manage to find anything? I must admit that fitted corselettes, basques, corsets, etc (particularly GG+) is a huge gap in the market. I’ve always got my eye out for anything like this as it’s perfect for special occasions and women are desperate for them for things like weddings, Valentine’s etc! Will let you all know as soon as I find anything that fits the bill. x

      1. Hi Cheryl,

        I agree! So much so that we have tried our best to find a selection up to a 50K. The first selection is here: http://www.secretsboutique.co.uk/collections/everyday-lingerie

        That is from Silhouette. We also have two more lines coming in prettier styles, probably about another 300 or so.

        If you would like to review something in a bigger size – Corslet etc. or even anything from our normal size range please drop me a line at info@secretsboutique.co.uk

        Would love to send you something and get us bigger girls into prettier things 🙂


    2. Hello!
      have you see the «Bodies & Basques» section or Bravissimo?

      the beautiful «Lola Luxe Basque» go up to a J, in 28 back!! 😀
      I’m myself wear 28FF and I plan to try this one!

      and I recomand you to go and see the picture that the 28J blogger of «Bras I Hate» took of herself in it!
      (and, by the way, she LOOVED it) hihi!

      here is the link: http://brasihate.blogspot.com/2011/11/bravissimos-lola-luxe-basque-and-my-no.html

      and since she have your size (28HH or sometimes a cup more 28J) I recommand you her blog! 🙂 …

      she is not always positive (hihi ^^) but at least you’ll have a good idea of what won’t fitts you, and what will!! 😀

      I hope this helps! 😀

      PS: have a look at my blog, I will soon post usefull links and reviews! http://minceetpulpeuse.blogspot.com/)

  7. Hi Cheryl! I was wondering if you happen to have any information regarding bras to help even out different sized breasts? I guess bras with removable inserts, or even bras with two different cup sizes? One is 28F, and the other is 28FF or so. I can make do with 28F and FF bras, but it’d be nice to get one that fits both perfectly!


  8. Hi

    I would like to say what a wonderful resource this page is. However, I’m in the magical land where I’m a 28B. I have full hips and a small waist, I’m just petite is all. I’m almost 25, but I do not know what else to do, because either for my band size I need bigger boobs or… well, I really need the upderwiring to fit.

    I would be happy to pay someone to make some for me because this is something that is going to continue to occur. Any advice you can give me (other than a boob job) would be appreciated. I like me the way I am… I just guess clothing industry/bra industry… not so much.

    Oh, by the way, I’m in Canada, so they think my size doesn’t exist.

    Thanks for your help!

    (PS: Please delete my other comment. Thanks!)

  9. Hi Cheryl, We’ve just dicovered your wonderful blog, so many fantastic reviews! We want to ask your permission to translate your reviews into Russian and show them to our customers. The point is that we are Russian company which makes clothes for big breasted women and sell DD+ lingerie including those ones you described. Most of our clients buy via Internet and sometimes it’s very difficut for them to find out whether it fits or not. So we would be really glad to be able to show your reviews to our customes in Russian (with the link to your blog, of course)! May we?:)

    You may see our site here: http://www.dd-shop.ru. Although it’s in Russian.

    Best wishes
    Yulia Bakman, DDshop 🙂

  10. Hello Cheryl:

    I have huge breasts. I wear a 40h…and there are a lot of strapless dresses that I would love to wear but don’t because I cannot find any strapless bras in my city. However when I google my size and “strapless bras.” There are some found online…my hesitation about purchasing bras of that style is the skepticism I have about the bra supporting me properly. What are your thoughts on strapless bras for the heavier chest woman? And what are some brands you suggest?

  11. Hi Cheryl or Becky! (an answer from either would be an honour!)

    So I love Freya. Their unlined bras usually fit me really well in 28F. However, recently a lot of their bras have been giving me a pointed shape. I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of their rounder unlined bras? For instance, Loretta is perfect for me. Jolie is also a great shape, but the band is a tad loose. Are their any other freya bras you know of that offer a similar shape? Discontinued bras are fine to mention as I’ll be searching on ebay and they pop up from time to time.


  12. Hi !

    I’m a french 22 years old girl and I want to thank you a lot for this blog !
    Because of you I discovered that other people in the internet are interested in bras ! And some of this people (you) have already found perfect bras (that is not my case, I only have bad bras and not so bad bras).
    I like your smile on photos, you 2 are beautiful, and when I read you I get the same smile ! (I hope my english is understandable)

    I want to say an other thank you because after 2 or 3 month of reading your blog and discovering other bras-blogs in english, I decided to open and write a bra blog in french (but for the moment, I am a little alone in the french bras-blogs-planet) ! But your blog show me that it is possible and motivate me !

  13. Hello, After reading this blog and http://http://fullerfigurefullerbust.com/ I helped my wife realize that her bras were the wrong size and after going to the bratabase done a proper fitting and found bras that actually fit. it was amazing for her to finally have a bra that lifted, did not create quad-boob(her words) and the center gore was actually touching her skin. Keep up the good work educating people so they can have proper fitting garments, Thank you for all that you do.

  14. Hi! I really enjoy reading your blog. I just wanted to drop a line because I’ve noticed in the past three or four posts, when viewing them on a feed reader, about half the photos are blown up really big – not all of them just some. It might just be a problem with my particular reader, but I figured it might not be something you knew about. 🙂

  15. HI Sheryl,,

    are your giveaways for UK only.. or we can enter the competiton from anywhere in the world.. and is it a specific size give away.. or if we win.. its my size you would send.. thanks a lot

  16. Hi Cheryl,

    I heard that M&S have stopped making 28 bands and that the last M&S bras with 28 bands are currently on sale on ebay.

    Could you please confirm whether this is true or not?

    If it is, it would be a real bummer for those who need 26 bands, bc M&S was one of the brands that tended to be on the tight side of things.

  17. Hello,

    My name is Mia Ahmad and I am a student earning a Master of Science in Global Luxury Management. I am from the United States but currently studying at SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis, France.

    I am writing my thesis paper on luxury lingerie and was doing some research and found your blog. I am looking to gain as many interviews and primary research as possible. Without sharing any information you are not comfortable with I hoped you might give me some of your insights on certain lingerie brands and reasons why you purchase lingerie, what you like about the brands, what you are willing to spend, etc. I am specifically looking at these brands: Bordelle, La Perla, Agent Provocateur, Cosabella, Hanky Panky, and Spanx.

    If you could share any insights you have it would be greatly appreciated! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Warm Regards,

    Mia Ahmad

  18. Hi Cheryl,

    Just found your Blog; what a great site 🙂 I will be keeping a close eye on things & I’ve signed up for the email notifications.
    I’m Pam, from Blush Lingerie in Macclesfield.

    Have fun!


    Would love to do one of your interviews 🙂

  19. Hi Cheryl,

    I am a 26/28 D/DD and have spent my life searching for a bra that fits whilst not making me look flat chested. I am able to find many bra’s in my size that fit really well but they are all soft cups and none of them provide any padding to help me make the most of my boobs!

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  20. Hi,
    Your blog has changed my life! My bras were never really doing much and i was forever readjusting my bra. But, i found my right size was 30DD and i haven’t looked back. I don’t always wear a bra but when i wear a strapless dress i sometimes want the extra oomph of a bra. But, i’ve had no luck in finding one, all the ones i’ve tried in 30DD are always too small, but every single bra with straps a 30DD fits perfectly! So, what do i do and does your bra size change with a strapless bra?
    Help 🙂

  21. Hi, we have just started up a lingerie side to out business of more than 30 years with a quest to help out women with a more voluptuous figure. Our ethos is that ALL women want pretty things! Please have a look at our site http://www.secretsboutique.co.uk and keep an eye out for the bigger ranges. We would love to hear from everyone and value feedback on what we are doing. Also be happy to have you review some of our ranges. We are just adding Silhouette and Alles that go to a K cup and a 50 back 🙂

  22. Hi! Ive just found your blog while trying to look for a strapless bra that actually fits, thank you for writing about this being an absolute quest if you are in the 28/30 range (im 30FF) I was wondering if you’d ever thought of doing a non-underwired bra review? I have a chronic pain condition which means its too painful to wear any bra for very long, so i generally have to wear loose non-wired ones if i want to get dressed + leave the house! Unfortunately the only non wired bras out there seem to stop at Bcups or be really unattractive black/white granny bras. I know a lot of other people with chronic illness/ pain conditions would also find this helpful as well as people who just want a break from underwires. I hope you could think about this being a possibility? thank you for your blog! A xx

  23. Dear Cheryl, Thank you so much for your blog with so much informations. Thank you so much too for the ladies who comment. I’m the founder of Frenchlingerieshop.com and since the beginning I had lot of difficulties to find designers in the full figures lingerie. My first purpose when I opened my online shop was to serve all curves and body shapes women. Since the beginning it was a real challenge. Since this year it looks like things are changing and I can see and find ( not without difficultie of course, if not it will be too easy) more and more lingerie for all curves, we now catering Sizes up to 38J and 20. I just discover Harlow and Fox and Louise Ferdinand recently who join my eshop. I also promote a French designers Assia lingerie who starts to extend her beautifull range to plus sizes. Her lingerie is made in her workshop in Lyon in France. All the designers I promote are made localy, which I mean British designers, produce there lingerie in Britain, French in France …which I find you have the better quality in the fitting and also in the fabrics as they will not use bad products or chemical to dye the fabrics. If some of you want to give a try you can also give your measurements to check which size will fit you better. We also catering nice silk sleeping wear made in France.
    Please let me know what do you thing about my designers range and what kind of lingerie you wish to find then I can do more designers search in this way. Thank you

  24. Hi Cheryl, I’m a big fan of your site. I’m looking at improving my offering for women with a larger chest size. It’s a tough job though as there are not many manufacturers taking this niche seriously. We’ve finally found a brand called Corin and they have a few designs covering everyday wear to the more sexy lingerie. I’d love to hear your thoughts and any guidance you may have. Keep up the great work.

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