So it's time to talk about the obvious.............BOOBS.........in fact......HUGE BOOBS!! I have em, that's NO secret, but I know that I'm not the only one and I also know that getting cute, sexy, YOUNG bras and undies for em is the bain of many ladies existence!
I know nowadays, the search for pretty, big boobie bras is not as hard as it once was. Once upon a time (like when I was a teenager) if you were bigger than a D cup (which of course I was), your choices were black, white or nude (yippee for 17 year old me!!!! ANOTHER nude bra..........sing with me ladies...."I feel pretty, oh so pretty......NOT!!!!!), and fuller cup bra fashion has come a long way since then, BUT. along with choice has come a pretty hefty price tag!! I still drool over the super cute pieces a more petite bosomed lass can buy for under $20, while for us with an ample endowment. have to choke upwards of $80 just to break free of the Black/white/nude club.
I will admit places like kmart have included a cuter, affordable range to their full cup selection, but if I'm honest I like to call those bras "made for taking off" in the sense that they might look sexy and cute but in the way of support and being comfortable to wear all day, not so much.....so they are better put to use in situations where the aim of the game is to not be wearing them for very long (if ya know what I'm sayin???)
And then, one day in Big W, I stumbled across a range by KAYSER called Curve It Up, firstly it caught my attention with its super cute prints and colour palette, but to my delight, the discovery that it ranged up to a G cup made my heart (and my boobies) sing!! Assuming that it would be another "made for taking off" scenario, I toddled off to the fitting rooms anyway, and what I discovered SHOCKED me!!!
I tried on a 16F (if I'm honest I would prefer a 16G but the G cups only go to a 14 band for some reason?) and not only did it fit, it felt GREAT! It looked awesome as well so things were looking good.....now for the test, try a top on over it......you know when they can look super cute nude, but under clothes suddenly you look a bit deformed??......Top on.......PERFECT!! Was I dreaming this?????? Now for the matching undies..........MATCHING UNDIES!!!!! Can you believe it???!!! I tried a 16 and an 18 and I really think it depends on the fabric they are made out of as to what will fit, some of the mesh type ones aren't as stretchy as the silky ones and cut in a bit unless you upsize, but the fact is THEY HAVE THE NEXT SIZE UP AVAILABLE!!!!!! So for me, who cares what number is on the tag, providing that I can get a pair to fit I'm happy!
Now for the nitty gritty's.....
I buy this brand whenever I see a new print or design in Big W. With that said they don't always have my size, so I have played around a bit with "sister sizing" which, if I'm honest never really cuts it. If they don't have a 16F I've tried a 14G, which I can't close at the back and have to use a band extender until the band stretches enough to close, or I buy a 18F which is only good for the first couple of months and then the band is too loose to hold me up. The 16F is good....but a 16G would be GREAT!! So the answer is, yes, I tend to make do with a less than perfect fit, but for the super affordable price (around $20!!!), I'm cool with that!
The band is nice and wide, so makes for a lovely smooth back area, the cups are moulded, not padded, so create a lovely shape without making big boobs bigger. The underwire is strong and broad, giving great support and if the bra falls down anywhere it's the straps, they over stretch easily which encourages you to tighten them, which in turn can really cut in to your shoulders, BUT, they are dainty enough to wear under a strappy singlet without an obvious strap flash so pros vs cons ya know?
On the whole, are they the best quality bra on the market?.......no, but would you expect it to be for $20 bucks?? I know I don't! For the price, they are a great bra, that enables a gal like me to have a different bra for every outfit, without costing the national debt. They are comfortable to wear every day and look super cute, the matching undies are great size wise, but some of them have really sheer backs, which for me is a no no........ain't nobody wanna see my butt crack unless I'm naked!! But that is more to do with personal preference than anything else!
Try em out.........you won't be disappointed......and if you are, the worst thing that has happened is that you spent $20 bucks.......worth the gamble I say!! Check out their website