Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Heading into 28 Band territory

For some days now my underbust has been measuring 29".  I've also noticed that my Freya Antoinette (30GG) is getting pretty loose in the back (surprising since it's still somewhat too small in the cups and has been too tight to wear up until now) and my CH Onyx (70HH originally) was taken in 4cm and is still riding up in the back.  Sigh...

Lately I've found myself perusing the option over at Brastop, Figleaves, Ewa Michalak, and Bravissimo in 28HH.  The options are pretty sparse for a Freya/Fantasie girl! Thankfully, Ewa Michalak bras are always an option but I'm guessing I'll need to get 60's there, which means lots of special orders, and long wait times, something I can't do until I get to my goal weight.  Unfortunately, they also don't have sports bras, which is going to make things tricky. Getting into the 28's with a cup size of HH (plus or minus) means that I'm pretty much out of luck with a lot of the Freya/Fantasie bras that I've been lusting over.

I have been looking a lot at the Bravissimo brand bras and after reading this review, I'm thinking that might be my next purchase.  Especially because they still have a wide variety of bras in 28 brands, and they have lounge wear!!!  The prices are, unfortunately, a lot more than what I'd pay at Brastop BUT the shipping costs are less, which would make up the difference.  Some that I'm currently drooling over:
Moulin Rose Bra: Only goes up to 28HH
Rococo Charm Bra: Only goes up to 28HH
Lola Luxe Basque: Goes up to 28J

Sherbet Stripe Bra: Still has 28HH in stock but no 28J's available

Normally, I keep my eye on ebay.uk but the 28HH offerings are pretty much filled with Curvy Kate and Panache bras and I really do need narrow wires.

Now it's a matter of figuring out my size.  My first attempt will probably be ordering 28HH's with one or two in 28H and 28J.  However, if you look at my captions above that will be easier said than done because 28J's and above aren't always available, hmrph!

Unfortunately, this can't happen right now because money's tight for the next month or two, but one can dream, right?


  1. From what you describe of your shape, I feel like you might like their Alana bra. It has about the narrowest underwires I've tried in a 28J. The J runs small on me, but if you can sometimes wear a HH it might work for you.

    1. Thanks, I'll put that one on my list too! I'm kind of afraid that the 28HH's are going to be too small, though, which would certainly limit my selection. Although, since I won't be able to order immediately, hopefully I'll be solidly into 28HH's by then, we'll see...

  2. Wow! Heading into 28 territory--congratulations!!

    1. Thanks! I just wish my waist would catch up! It seems to be happy staying at 31"... Actually, if the two would switch measurements it would make my life a lot easier. ;) It's pretty annoying that I say that due to my options available with bras and it has nothing to do with my own personal preference for my body type!