If I had a nickel for every time I heard a woman fuss over the shape and/or size of her breasts, I would be a rich woman. I have worked in retail for well over five years, and every day I see women who struggle to feel beautiful. We live in a society that constantly shows women in media who are professionally trained, made-up, tanned, photoshopped, or otherwise enhanced. It’s hard (if not impossible for most of us) to live up to those ideals. Then, if you happen to have that large cup size idealized in Hollywood, can you fit into those little lacy bras advertised in the high fashion magazines? Cruel irony, no.
Being a 30G, I struggled with the belief that the options for larger cup sizes were slim to none…and forget about a cute bra! If you do find one in your size, it’s bound to look ugly or really boring. Or both. Are you feeling bummed out? Asking what is the point of this depressing blog? I shall tell you. Are you ready?
There are actually many options now! And they are beautiful, knock your socks off, I look GOOD bra styles. Read on, and I will share a few of my personal favorites.
Charlotte by Parfait
Finally a fantastic brand that is both sexy and affordable. Parfait offers band sizes 30-40, and most styles have a cup size range from D-G (in British sizes, which go D, DD, E, F, FF, G). However, the Charlotte collection, and a few others, go up to a K! The Charlotte collection, easily their best-seller, is simply stunning. This bra is comfortable and supportive, plus you look like a pin-up model in it. Not to mention it’s only $42! What’s not to love?
Lucy by Panache
We recently started carrying Panache at Freudian Slip, and to say I was excited is an understatement. This little number is just darling. It looks a lot like the little lacy nothings I can’t fit into, but this one I can! It is offered in band sizes 28-38, and cup sizes D-J (also British sizing). The bra comes in classic white as well as black, and is a great fun and flirty option to add to your bra wardrobe.
C Chic Sexy by Chantelle
This is easily one of my favorite bras in the shop. Chantelle is a French brand with a long history of beauty and quality. This collection is offered in 30-40 band sizes and C-H cups (French sizing, which goes: C, D, E, F, G, H). The style is an underwire plunge with the cup parts both sheer and lined, and pictures never do it justice. It’s downright sexy. Though it also comes in basic black and nude, the seasonal color now is poppy red, a great choice as we prepare for the holidays.
Merci Memory Foam T-shirt Bra by Chantelle
Totally different in shape, this is another great Chantelle bra. The bra cups are constructed with a light memory foam padding which feels like a soft pillow and provides a nice smooth shape under t-shirts. However, as it’s trimmed in lace with double strap detailing this is anything but a boring basic bra. We carry it in nude and this fall’s seasonal color, myrtle blue, a delightful teal.
Carole by Parfait
To tell the truth, when I first saw this bra I was immediately transported back to my “grandma bra” days, when I bought boring, plain bras with a ridiculous amount of coverage because I didn’t know there were other options. (Trust me, I’ve been there, too.) However, once I tried it on, that image immediately shattered. This stretch lace bra is comfortable, pretty, and smooth under t-shirts. We carry it in desert rose (peachy pink), imperial purple, and this new navy, so you can enjoy comfort in color.
Revele Moi by Chantelle
This bra is fairly new to Chantelle’s repertoire, but has become an overnight sensation. Smooth and light, this is a fuller coverage bra with a large dose of sexiness. Did I mention how comfortable it is? It’s comfortable to the point where you put it on and then don’t think about it the rest of the entire day. Amazing, right? Plus it comes in a 30-42 band sizes, and B to H cups. Is your mind blown yet?
There you go. You’re welcome. For those of you who are still feeling uncertain, know that there are still so many more options out there. Most of the bra companies we carry offer sizes beyond a D cup. Felina, b.tempt’d, Passionata, Simone Perele, Huit and others are making larger cup sizes, and broadening their offerings each season. Now, (aside from wondering why DDD, E and F can all be the same size), the only question is which pretty bra to wear today!