The Full Busted Fit

What is a full bust? Am I full busted? If you are a 36DDD, you are. And if your saying why yes, I am way above that size, and buy bras I hate, that never fit, or I feel like I’m wearing a granny bra… you have options… beyond the wonderbra… beyond Victorias secret in a size that doesnt work… and beyond something your mom or your grandma wears.

The majority of the full busted women I see are tired of the back pain and the general discomfort their bras give them on a day to day basis.  Most women who are blessed with large tatas think it something of a curse, a hassle, and downright hopeless when it comes to finding a good bra that fits…. and looks pretty, and makes her feel sexy.  Just because you have big breasts shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice your femininity for a full coverage, laceless, nude, “granny bra” that at least keeps the girls in order but does nothing for the sexy confident factor ( which is everything… and I’ll post about that later).

Today was a magical day in the land of the full busted woman.  I had two clients today, sporting 34GG cup sizes.  This is a petite full, ranging from 30DDD to 34DDD and beyond.  Each one stocked up.  With not a nude bra in sight.  I fit them both in beautiful lacey, well constructed bras, that took the weight off their back, and shaped them.  Sometimes, particularly with the larger cup sizes the ladies tend to wander off to the side… this isn’t fun.  But the bras I fit them in give great shape and lift.

Here’s two  fun ones from today.  “Fitter to area 1” comes over the intercom, I drop what I am doing and wander out for a fit.  This big tall lady is waiting for me.  She looks down at me ( as 90% of the population does) and says, can you fit me for a new bra in 10 minutes? I told her, I love a challenge lets get to it, and led her to the fitting room.  She takes her shirt off and is in this bra that is so done.  Its stretched to its maximum (smallest hook) and doesn’t even come down below her breasts… let alone lay flat at all.  I took one look at it and was like, I hope your going to throw that away.  She looks at me and says absolutely sister, so I set to work fitting her.  I was two sizes off in the beginning… the visual illusion of the tiny bra made her look bigger than she was, and she bought the bra I fit her in, ripped off the tags, and she was off.  In under 10 minutes.  I also got the joy of throwing away her old bra.  Something I find incredibly satisfying.

My second 34GG of the day was in a bra, that was so tight for her, it was digging into her under her breast tissue, and into her sternum, it looked painful.  It was all red and starting to bruise.  I took the bra from her and told her she wasn’t wearing it again.  She laughed. And let me get rid of it.  She wore this beautiful Elomi rose petal bra out.  And bought 5 more.  She was so greatful for my help.  The appreciation on her face made every moment I had spent with her worth it.  I offered to add her to my client list and keep in touch with her, the gratitude and thankful smile was more than I had anticipated, and she even teared up a little bit.  Honestly, fitting someone that struggles with bras is one of the most satisfying great feelings, its like figuring out a puzzle.  Or completing a challenge.  Find the perfect bra that fits.  And let me tell ya, when that bra fits right, and was designed for you, its like the skies open up and I grin like a fool.  I tell every one of my clients they’ll know when I like a bra because I can’t stop smiling.

I believe in honesty.  So I’m not going to sell you what you don’t need.  And if you’re walking in with bras that are digging in, greyed, dirty, and generally useless, I’m going to tell you, and proceed to beg you to get more than one.  It usually works.  Anyway.  Here are the bras that have new homes today.  Freya, Fantasie, Panache, and Elomi, all are great brands that cater to the larger bust.  They are comfortable, shaping, and come in pretty colors, with lace, and matching panties.  These lines where designed specifically for the full busted woman, the have seam lines that lift and shape with wide smiles (underwire) to fit all the tissue, as well as reinforced sling on the inside of the cups for extra support.  I also am a big lover of Wacoal and Chantelle… they max out at an H, but if she’s built the right way these bras can be totally amazing.

A pretty feminine bra, that again provides great lift and shape while still remaining sexy

A pretty feminine bra, that again provides great lift and shape while still remaining sexy

This was my 10 minute fit bra, great shape, full coverage, gives excellent support, and so comfortable you wouldn't know your wearing it.

This was my 10 minute fit bra, great shape, full coverage, gives excellent support, and so comfortable you wouldn’t know your wearing it.

This is one of my all time favorites.  I bring it into every full fit I can, not only is it cute, but it makes a great Tshirt Bra

This is one of my all time favorites. I bring it into every full fit I can, not only is it cute, but it makes a great Tshirt Bra

Great shape, Pretty lace, fits on the snug side, cute boyshort panty

Great shape, Pretty lace, fits on the snug side, cute boyshort panty

A great fit, and a great print, this one if flying off my racks.

A great fit, and a great print, this one if flying off my racks.

This little number goes home with every woman I put in it.  Its sexy, fits well, and shapes to her body. Its an immediate love affair.

This little number goes home with every woman I put in it. Its sexy, fits well, and shapes to her body. Its an immediate love affair.

A cute print, and see thru, still providing great support due to the seams.

A cute print, and see thru, still providing great support due to the seams.

This is what she wore out today, Great fit, great shape, but still sexy with some lace

This is what she wore out today, Great fit, great shape, but still sexy with some lace

 

Where to buy?! ( Go get fit. Don’t waste your time ordering unless you KNOW your size :))

http://www.elomilingerie.com/

http://www.fantasie.com/

http://www.freyalingerie.com/lingerie/search.aspx

http://www.panache-lingerie.com/

http://www.wacoal-america.com/shop/wacoal-bras/up-to-g-and-h-cup/

http://www.chantelle.com/us_en/bras.html?dd_plus=385&style=363

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5 thoughts on “The Full Busted Fit

  1. Hi! I am a natural 30F and no one ever believes me. I feel like 90% of bras. even taking into account the 30 band, are spaced so far apart they dig into my underarms, but leave a big gap in the middle that sometimes open the door to awkward slips. I am short, and I feel like bra makers don’t take a shorter client into mind. Clothing designers make things for petite women, but in the bra world petite means AA. Do you have any advice for this type of thing?

    • Hi! Sorry its taken me a week to get back to you! I’ve been thinking about your post and what best to recommend. I totally know what you mean, I work with petite full busted women regularly… and am one myself. I’ve found that Wacoal, Natori, and Chantelle all carry 30 bands… I would try those first, they have a limited selection in the 30 band, but still have something to offer (and are still cute) In my experience, the petite full bras made by Freya, and Panache run high in the sides to compensate for the breast size, and usually cut in to your armpits. Try a demi cup instead of a full coverage, that will be lower in the arms, and wont leave so much gapping ontop. It also depends.. if you are familiar with these brands, Freya and Panache are sized differently than Natori, Wacoal and Chantelle, so if you are a 30 F in the former, you are a 30 G in the latter, or you are a 30F in Wacoal etc, then you are a 30E in Freya etc. Also, Freya comes in 28 bands. Since they run stretchy to begin with you can always try sizing the band down and the cup up. Another company that does a petite full well is Simone Perele… one of my favorites… but the band runs very loose, so you usually have to size down. Hope that helped.

  2. I love the samples you have pictured but don’t know which bra goes with which company? Also how does Panache fit compared to Elomi??? thanks

    • Panache and Elomi have the same sizing, as they both use the UK sizing. Panache however, usually fits more narrow in the cup, and tighter in the band than Elomi. Often times to get the perfect fit with Elomi one must go down a band size.

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