When it comes to their favourite bra, many women will admit to being creatures of habit. Once we find a style and size that 'seems' to work well, the truth is most of us will stick to that same style and size for years (and years and years). But if you have a niggling feeling that you're just putting up with what you think is the best bra available to you then we urge you to...
Heading to the pool or the beach hasn't always been simple for those of us with a D cup & up bust. Popping along to the local department store and being able to pick something off the rack is the stuff of dreams. These days fuller-busted swimwear brands are offering a lot more to cater for curvy D+ cup women, with on-trend designs and stunning patterns... but if you can't go...
We wear an underwire bra under our clothes to uplift us, but when it comes to swimwear we're expected to be comfortable in our (almost) natural state. As fuller-busted women, we are unlikely to walk around the house without the support of a bra, let alone on the beach or at the pool!
Learn about the essential bra styles for your lingerie wardrobe. It’s all well and good having the right back and bust size but having a variety of styles means you can dress even better for the occasion.
Strapped detail has become popular of late and Elomi incorporated this trend with the Sachi Plunge Bra. Combining the ever-supportive Elomi lift and encapsulating cups, this flirty seasonal look comes in a basic black with beautiful sheer to solid tulle panelling. Elomi are known for giving D cup and up women the choice for fun and colourful styles.
We’ve all had that moment of happiness when we pull our top over our head, for the dream to be shattered when our bras have jagged patterns showing through. As pretty as colours and beautiful embroidery on lace can be, there’s always a need for a practical solution. A basic seam free t-shirt bra should be in everyone’s wardrobe.
If you’re a fan of Deco’s famous plunge-look then the Freya Deco Swim Bikini is a must for any winter escape and summer wardrobe. Freya have updated this Deco with an intricate knot in the centre for some poolside fun. Freya’s fun, flirty and fitting styles are a chameleon of sorts, great for any occasion.
Bra underwire can have a polarising effect on fuller-busted women - some of us can't live with it, and others can't live without it! At Brava we meet many women who are looking for wirefree bras, usually because their underwired bras are too uncomfortable.
Self-care can be hard to fit into a busy life, but there is perhaps no more important time to invest in your comfort than when you are pregnant or a new mum. Mums often put their own needs last (somewhere after remembering to feed the dog and water the plants), but there is a lot to be gained from practising putting your needs first every now and then.