“I can NEVER find pretty lingerie in my size.”
“I stopped trying to run years ago... but I dream of being able to do a fun run.”
“I haven’t played at the beach with my kids for years. I just can’t find a swimsuit that I feel good in.”
Sound familiar? If it does, then we've got good news for you. We know that for many fuller-busted and plus-size women, the idea of finding a comfortable, supportive and pretty bra can feel like an impossible feat. But there are indeed options available... and yes, even sexy and fashion-forward styles!
Before we get down to business, let's make sure we have the terminology straight. Fuller bust and plus size are often used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing. When we talk of having a "fuller bust" we're referring to the cup size (or the letter in your bra size) which is anything over a D cup. "Plus size" refers to the band size or clothing size, which at Brava we cater up to a size 22 back. For example, a woman who wears 10F (UK 32F) is fuller-busted but not plus-sized.
We believe that every woman deserves beautiful, comfortable, well-fitting lingerie. Fortunately the lingerie industry is increasingly abreast (pun intended) of the needs of fuller busted and plus-size women, and as each year goes by the range of styles grows.
One brand that specialises in both fuller bust and plus-size lingerie, swimwear & sports bras is Elomi. If you've done your homework (or visited a Brava store before), you probably already know and love Elomi lingerie. But if you haven't yet experienced Elomi, read on and thank us later!
Why we love Elomi
Each year the Elomi collection gets better and better; becoming one of our most popular brands at Brava. So, what's their secret?
Straps - restricted stretch or padded straps increase comfort & support.
Leotard back - Narrowly placed straps at the back eliminate strap slippage.
Hook & Eyes - Tow rows are used in smaller sizes, with three rows in larger sizes for even more support.
Fabric - Supportive and controlling fabrics are used for firm support.
Wires - Extra cushioning around the wire casings make for a comfortable fit.
We're thrilled to have had the opportunity to collaborate with some of our wonderful customers to showcase their favourites from the current season and ongoing styles by Elomi.
Plus-Size Sports Bra
Have you tried Elomi Lingerie? Tell us your favourite style in the comments below.
WIN an Elomi lingerie & swim wardrobe update!
For a chance to win an Elomi Lingerie set, Elomi Swim set & an Elomi Energise Sports Bra, follow us on Instagram and look for the competition post. Total prize value is up to $600 and the terms can be found here. Hurry, entries close at 11:59pm AEST Sunday 17th June 2018.