I’ve been lucky enough to be included in some posts like this recently, and I find they’re one of the best ways of finding new blogs to read. Recommendations of new bloggers from bloggers you read. Simple, right? Well in theory, yes, but since I read SO MANY blogs of all different kinds and genres, my list would probably break the internet.
I’ve been a long-standing fan of Busts 4 Justice since their epic battle against tit-tax back in 2007, and the fabulous Busts 4 Justice blog has kept me hooked ever since. Author Beckie Williams writes topical,interesting (and sometimes controversial!) posts about the joys and faux pas’ of The Lingerie World. Her sparkling wit and talent to spot a great story has often engaged me and left me thinking, her charming way with words and delightful anecdotes (anyone else fancy a ride on Cecil?!) has kept me going back to the ‘B4J’ blog time and time again, but recently, I left feeling dismayed.
When Cheryl mentioned Affinitas to me, I was on their website creating a mental wish list before she’d stopped talking, because really there’s nothing more exciting than a new lingerie brand. I wasn’t just pleasantly surprised but giddy with excitement as I looked at all the beautiful designs, all individually named with a distinct style. You’d think by now the thrill of something new would be long gone but when a brand like this pops up, it’s like being a kid at Christmas all over again. I was lucky enough to be sent two styles – the Charlotte and the Honey.
Myself with fellow blogger Georgina Horne Last week, Playtex hosted ann ‘online fitting tool’ focus group meeting, inviting customers to come discuss their online fitting tool widget which they previously had on their website www.playtex.com. After quite an epic blog/Twitter rally coined ‘The War on Plus Four’ which highlighted the shortcomings of the industry standard ‘plus four’ fitting method by a cluster of lingerie bloggers, the Playtex meeting was initiated by a ‘strongly-worded blog post’ by Beckie Williams on the Busts 4 Justice blog about the shortfalls of their fitting tool which declared her 30G bust (with the use of a tape measure and a magic formula) a 34E.
Now that I’ve established Simply Yours many many positive attributes as a brand, perhaps it would be good to note some of the controversy which has been surrounding them of late. In a review of the fitting services of online retailers back in November, I scored Simply Yours a 6/10 and achieved a 30F measurement from their bra size calculator. Now, only a few short months later, the brand are facing a back lash against their measuring system and I come out a 32DD/E according to their since ‘updated’ site.
Over in the Invest In Your Chest Forum (website section now deleted), we have been discussing the importance of bras which not only fit correctly but suit your bust shape. We found, as petite-backed girls, we are hardly spoilt for choice when it comes to different styles and shapes… and the recent Busts4Justice article I tweeted and posted about gave fuel to our fire. Busts4Justice co-founder Beckie Williams explored the idea that the demand for 28-30 backs is being ignored or underestimated, a concept that I (and the girls of the forum) agree with whole-heartedly.