Fashion is sometimes designed and made without taking a woman's bust-size into consideration. Which is fine unless you're blessed with killer curves and a D+ cup bust. But you no longer need to sacrifice the dream of wearing that amazing top or dress with a sophisticated square neckline; more likely than not, there is a solution! We know there are bras available that can work with almost any outfit, the challenge can sometimes just be in finding them. And we love a challenge!
Imagine that beautiful floor-length gown that hugs all the right places but is also cut into a deep square neckline. So deep that your plunges are too high in the cup and your fuller-cup bras will be in full view. This may be an imaginary Oscar red-carpet-worthy scenario, but it’s always good to be well-prepared.
Things get a little tricky when you’re a D to K cup woman who needs exceptional support as well as the beautiful outfit. In some circumstances, like an office meeting or award presentation at your next annual business event, showing your bra is a simple no-no. Even in Brava’s office meetings, our bras tend to go together with our clothing.
There are square-cut necklines and there are low-cut square necklines.
This neckline happens to be one of our favourites and we know there are great bras that work with this. For those of you who don’t like to show any cleavage and are worried about falling out of the cups (an ongoing worry with all fuller-busted women), there are fuller-cup balconette styles. One of our favourites is the Panache Jasmine Balconette Bra. This is a gorgeous forward-pushing style which gives a beautiful silhouette under clothes. It’s not as ‘in your face’ and the gorgeous lace trim sitting at the top of the cups is a beautiful finish. The lace trim is also perfect for those who are worried about falling out of the cup. Trust us, when you’re in the right size, that will not happen! Unless you start running and jumping, or maybe competing in the Olympics.
Brava we’re all about accepting curves.
Some of our favourites bras accentuate your curves with the addition of alluring finer details, such as the Marlies Dekkers Dame De Paris Balconette Bra in black. This uplifting and round shape has beautiful strapping detail above the cups - adding a sexy allure when worn under a sheer or lower cut top. Another amazing quality is its seam-free contour shape, perfect for every day wear moving straight into evening wear.
The latest style from Marlies Dekkers is the Space Odyssey Balcony Bra in a soft pastel blue colourway with single strap detailing on the cup. This design was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s life and works. Marlies Dekkers combined Frida’s favourite ‘blue’ with her trademark straps. The round-shaped detailing adorning the strap is spaceship-inspired. This not only creates a modest cleavage, but once again has a pretty strap detail which if shown, looks like it goes with the outfit.
Creating a modest cleavage.
For those who want to give modest cleavage a nudge for the day, Ewa Michalak bras are a sure way to get a lot of uplift. They work under plunge necklines too but the square cut of these bras is perfect for low-cut square necklines. The cups won’t sit too high near your underarms thanks to the vital forward-projection created by Ewa Michalak's brilliance in design. Try the Ewa Michalak Fetysz Czarny SMN bra for a spicier style or keep it simple with the Szykus bra.
The range we have in store at Brava is great when it comes to balconette styles. Prima Donna Twist bras are also perfect for a fuller coverage low-cut shape. Contact us to check availability for all styles or view stock and size availability online by choosing 'Check My Store' on each product page.
Now, there’s no excuse to keep ignoring your dream, award-winning Oscar, floor-length dress covered in one million Swarovski crystals! Bigger busted women have more choices now than ever before, so don’t let your bras hold you back (let them hold you up instead).