The title of this post was my first thought when I came across Zee Bra, a new product made for small-busted women.
Yes: women. Turns out it’s not for zebras, nor is it available in the almost-too-trendy zebra print design that I’m actually getting tired of anyway. I mean, did you see that giraffe bra in the Cosabella sale at Rue La La? Kinda bizarre. This animal print lingerie thing is maybe getting a little out of hand.
But I digress. Zee Bra appears to be a very new product; the website describes it as a bra for AA and A cups, but there is no size AA in the “Buy Now” menu. So I wrote to the designer, Lynn Saussy, to see what the deal is with sizing.
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I kind of hate Twitter, but I do have a personal account… you can follow that to see some of my petite lingerie news and updates, and/or check out the new Twitter address just for this blog: 32aabra.
I’ll try to remember to tweet about small bra savings, special size AA styles and so forth. But the best way to get in touch with me is still by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other news, I have tons of readers named Nicole. Why is this? Hello, Nicoles! And everyone else. <3 Amanda
Because I can’t wait for summer, and I love these colors. Maybe someone artistic will take pity on my total lack of graphic design talent and, like, make me a little bra blog logo?…
Summertime, and… by amandapants
It’s small bra savings time on VS and American Eagle Aerie! The more size AA bras I can sell directly to my readers, the more I can save on eBay fees… plus I honestly love selling to you guys. Every time I get an awesome email from a petite reader who has been desperately seeking bras that fit, it totally makes my day.
So, here’s what I’ve got for you now:
- Victoria’s Secret Pink cotton t-shirt bras, size 32AA – black
- American Eagle Aerie cotton bras, Paige push-up or Hannah racerback, size 32AA or 34AA.
- All bras mentioned in this post are $16.99 each, with free shipping… or $30 for two.
Interested? Contact me at email@example.com to buy.
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No more size NA!
Thanks to the distressed 32aaBra reader who wrote to me with this information. She is a 34AA and wears Playtex Thank Goodness it Fits bras in size 34NA, meaning “Nearly A.”
The NA and NB (nearly B) sizes in Playtex used to be excellent for petite small-busted women who wanted modesty and coverage without a lot of fuss — no padding, no uplift, and usually wire-free.
But apparently the TGIF half-size collection has gone downhill. I found the most recent line of half sizes from Playtex to be excessively padded and less comfortable than my Aerie bras with underwires.
And now, it seems that instead of trying to improve the product, Playtex is giving up on it. As of June 2010, they will stop making half-size bras.
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Update, May 11: The Cosabella sale is disappointing. They have a few pretty camisoles, but no wire-free bras or bralettes… and nothing in the petite size. Sadface.
Designer lingerie by Cosabella is on sale at Rue La La starting tomorrow (May 11, 2010) at 11am ET.
This brand is not for everyone. The underwire bras use Italian sizes, which run from 1 to 5. Size one is supposed to fit a 32A, but the push-up bra I tried on had even more extra room in the cups than I expected. The band fit well, but seemed to run a little tight.
If you are a small A or AA cup, don’t bother trying any of Cosabella’s underwire bras unless you are a fan of silicone inserts (chicken fillets).
And, honestly, I don’t think anyone should be doing the bust-enhancing bra insert thing during the summer. Those things do not allow the skin to breathe. You could end up with a serious case of athlete’s boob (is it possible to grow fungus on one’s breasts? Probably not, but sweat trapped under a layer of silicone is still gross).
Anyway. Cosabella also makes wire-free bralettes and soft-cup bras, and these come in four sizes: petite, small, medium and large. If you are a 30A or 32AA, the petite should fit you.
Update: As of 5/18, I have sold all of the IBBs I had available. More coming soon, I hope — stay tuned. Thanks everyone!
If you wear a 32AA or 32 nearly A in US standard sizing, it might make sense to size up. The Signature bra in a 32AA is very tight on me in the band and definitely too small in the cups… but the 34 fits well. My dress size is 0-2, which should give you a sense of how very tiny these bras really are.
If you want the last itty bitty bra, please contact me before you pay for it. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Gimme Last IBB” in the subject line.
Oddly enough, nobody has jumped on the size 32AA mesh dot Itty Bitty Couture Bra yet. It’s a little retro, and a lot sexy.
The fit is the same as the Signature Bra in cup and band size, but it shows off a little more skin at the sides. The fabric is a soft, sleek mesh — but not sheer. Tell your nipples not to worry, they won’t show in this bra.
And, aside from the one currently listed on eBay, I have a nude IBB Signature Bra still available in size 34AA.
You can snag either of these little beauties right here, and get free shipping. They are priced at $19.99 each — a savings of $30 off retail. Email me for updates on availability.
So, I’m sure lots of you saw this coming… I’ve been talking about the Itty Bitty Bra Company for months now. It’s about freaking time for me to offer you guys a few of their bras on sale, right?
Well, if you insist! Here’s what I’ve got in the classic IBB Signature Bra: 34AA — nude, black; 32AA — pink. I also have the polka dot mesh Couture Bra in a 32AA.
IBB runs very small, especially in the cup… we’re talking major spillage potential. That’s what happened to me with the 32AA, but fortunately the 34AA is a good fit.
So here’s the secret sequel part: I’m going to set one itty bitty bra in each size aside and offer these exclusively to my readers for sale. I could do this as an auction, or at fixed price.
If you want to score a brand new Itty Bitty Bra at a savings of at least 50% off retail, reply to this post in a comment or email me at email@example.com with your size (32AA or 34AA) and the color you want.
If lots of people want these, I may set up a couple of auctions and let you all fight it out starting at $9.99. But please, girls, this is not a tug of war… respect the IBBs.