Dec 162012

If your breasts are set wide apart, you may find that the cups of many bras are too close together to fit you properly even when you have the correct size. This is especially true for those of us who wear an AA, A or B-cup bra. If the cup is too narrow at the sides, it won’t be a good choice even though your measurements may indicate that it should fit.

I hear this complaint often from the women I work with as a fitter, so every now and then I like to offer suggestions on brands and styles for this type of figure. But how do you know if you fall into this category? Wide-set breasts are more than two finger-widths apart, according to lingerie expert Tomima Edmark. You may have noticed that you are cleavage-challenged (don’t worry, I’m in the same boat), or that you can’t find an underwired bra that feels comfortable.

If that sounds familiar, check out the following resource (after the jump) for a better fit.

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Oct 202011

Citing major interest and ‘fantastic success’ at the CurveNY and CurveNV trade shows, UK intimate apparel maker Royce Lingerie is exploring the American market. If things pan out and their American presence reflects that of their British market, this will be great news for the stateside petite population. Continue reading »

Jul 112011

New from Itty Bitty Bra: Flatter Me, 40 - 48 AA - B

Finally, a size AA bra for larger women!

Jane Hodgdon, designer of Itty Bitty Bra, has a new bra collection featuring larger band sizes and wide-set, shallow cups. The line is called Flatter Me, and the bras are now available for purchase online. Sizes range from 40AA – 48B.

I was excited to share this news with you guys, but first I had a few questions for Jane about the design behind Flatter Me. As usual, her answers were very helpful and thorough.

Got an athletic build, with a wide back and small breasts? Read on to find out whether Flatter Me could be THE bra you’ve been searching for!

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Jun 212011

So… remember yesterday when I said these deals don’t happen every day? As fate would have it, the universe is messing with me again and I was apparently mistaken. Here are today’s members-only deals…

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Jan 042010

I Heart My RackShopping for gifts at the mall this season, I’ve seen way too many teen girls walk by wearing push-up plunge bras with the kind of padding that looks about as natural as the plastic boobs on a Barbie. And it’s not just the teenagers — I’ll admit, I’ve made the same mistake. Continue reading »

Dec 132009

You don’t need to hide your size AA or A breasts under a mega-padded, gravity-defying torture device. Sure, a little enhancement can be great under some circumstances (I wear padded bras under suit jackets and tailored tops, otherwise they gap and sag). But there’s a refreshing new trend beginning to catch on among stylish, confident, beautiful women of all sizes: lingerie that celebrates us and our bodies, just as we are. Continue reading »

Dec 122009

For some reason, the petite padded T-back bra from Wacoal is not listed on their company website. I really hope it isn’t being discontinued, because I only have two of this style and I wear them all the time. They’ve already lasted several years, but at some point I expect I will need replacements. This is my ideal bra, an intimate essential as important as a great pair of undies: simple and streamlined — I don’t like a lot of fussy details, little bows and other such nonsense — but still beautiful… and somehow really comfortable. I even wrote an Amazon review of my beloved Wacoal #75317.

Front Close Racerback Padded Bra by Wacoal

If you’re a size AA or even an A cup, you may have noticed (as I have) that the “support” issue doesn’t really apply to you. I have no idea what it feels like to have a big old pair of bouncy, floppy, heavy, damn sexy breasts that require harnessing. To me, a bra is mostly about nipple coverage. Wires and hooks are generally a real pain in my skinny ribcage… so when I find an exception, something with pads and contouring and a convenient front clasp — in other words, the sort of thing a real woman with curves might wear — it’s a pretty itty bitty big deal.