Thursday, May 10, 2012

Large Cup Lingerie: What bras do I want?

If you read my blog often, you know I have major love for companies that listen to their customers wants and needs.  Well, it looks like I just found another company that does just that! Thanks to Busts4Justice I heard of Large Cup Lingerie, which is a UK based company that offers FREE INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY! Ok, this is seriously a God-send for me! When I heard that I was stunned, why had I not heard of this company before?  As it turns out it's because they don't carry my size.

However, once I mentioned this they were quick to ask... what bras would I liked to see stocked in my size? Being a 28J (more or less), I pretty much never get asked that question.  Actually, some major brands just assume I'm a junior and refuse to cater to my size range at all, so actually asking me that question earns some serious points in my book! 

A problem that I often have with lingerie buying is that because my size is so hard to find no stores can cater to all my needs.  Maybe I find the bikini I want on one website or the bra that I'm lusting over on another website.  However, because shipping costs are so high to Brazil I end up ordering nothing at all because I figure, what's the point?  While a UK woman might end up spending 30 GBP for the full-priced bra, I'd end up spending 45 GBP with shipping costs and that's not even counting the possible 60% customs fee that Brazil slaps on every now and then!

So if a company offers free delivers that cuts down on costs for me and I'm much more likely to order from them even if it's just one bra.  :)

Ok, but let's get to the list of bras that I'd like to see stocked in my size.  Granted, my size does change per brand so I'll also include the size I wear in each respective brand.   From looking at their site, they stock Fantasie, Freya, and Miss Mandalay, since Freya is the only one that carries my size, my first few choices will only be from Freya.  The rest of my choices will consist of other brands that carry my size in case Large Cup Lingerie decided to branch out into other brands. ;)

Freya

Ellie Orchard Balcony Bra.  28HH/J (I'm not 100% sure of my current Freya size) but I really love this bra.  It has an adorable pattern and I love the green lacing.
Luisa Blue Balcony Bra.  28HH/J Another great cute pattern.  Purple and blue are probably my favorite coloring for bras so you can't go wrong with this!

As discussed yesterday, I have my eye on the Freya Active tankini+briefs.  I see that they already have the one-piece listed on their website so this wouldn't be a huge switch for them.  Also, being that I can pull of a 30H or 30GG in Freya Active it would fit into their current size range. ;)
Another from yesterday's post.  I 'd love to see the performance top with a built in sports bra stocked once it comes out in July!
Edina Grey Balcony Bra. 28J I have a weird thing with this one.  I know it's supposed to run big in the back so it might not be the best fit but I WANT this one.  Something about the monochrome look just won't leave me alone. ;)

The rest of the bras mentioned here are only if Large Cup Lingerie started to carry other brands, but I figured I'd mentioned them because I always love posting bras that I lust after. ;)

Ewa Michalak

CH Biszkopty.  28J I seriously NEED this bra and will probably end up buying it soon. 

Curvy Kate

Caribbean Curve. 28JJ Another swimsuit that I just can't take my eyes off of (but I would get this with the brief, not the side ties).

CK Fleurty. 30J (really I would need a 28JJ but they don't carry that in Showgirl styles :( ).  However, pretty much any of their Tease Me/Thrill Me/Fleurty/Smoothie/Entice I'm interested in.  I'm definitely a big fan of padded bras.






Panache Cleo

Cleo Alexa. 28HH, possibly 28H.  Shoot, almost all of the Cleo's are on my radar after my great success with the Cleo George.  


I'm sure there could be more added to this list.  I have a Masquerade Rhea coming in the mail in the next couple of weeks and I have a feeling that's going to be a great fit for me.  But for now I wanted to stick with brands and styles that I know work well for me. 

However, readers, what do you think?  Am I missing anything here? For those in about the same size range as me, would you add anything?




24 comments:

  1. This is great - I know Large Cup Lingerie have been long term supporters of B4J and the War on Plus Four. World domination awaits them! x

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  2. I'd definitely be ok with that! I keep telling everyone that Brazil is rip for the taking. ;)

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    1. and apparently I can't spell ripe correctly...

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  3. What a great list, June! I actually reviewed the Freya Ellie on our blog (http://sophisticatedpair.com/blog/?p=1408), and I really love it. It's continued to impress me, and it made me remember why I love the brand in the first place. The sides aren't quite so high, which is great for long days spent moving around, and the front has more of a v-shaped design than Freya's other balcony styles. This is my first Freya balcony bra in a 3-section cup composed of all fabric. My others have a lace panel at the top (Faye, Pollyanna), and I think I may like this style slightly more! If you get a chance to try it, do so.

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    1. Oh, thanks for that! I'm definitely going to check out your review. :) I really need to try Freya again but so few places actually stock them in 28HH/28J or at least in styles that i would be interested in.

      I have a Freya Antoinette in 30GG that is both big in the band and small in the cups, I really need to try something in them that actually fits! ;)

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  4. Free international delivery? Oh God that's heaven! I will so order from them.

    Question: when you order from Brastop, how long does it usually take for your purchase to arrive? I placed my order on April 1 and still haven't received anything. Customs didn't notify me either (right now I'd happily pay to 60% tax just to see the bras), so I guess they were lost in the post... :-(

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    1. Bruna, definitely contact Brastop right now! I actually got my order from them in about 1.5 weeks and didn't have to pay any customs either. They should have a tracking number where you can check. I did have a problem once, though, with a figleaves order being sent back when going through customs so definitely double check!!

      The free international delivery is what caught my eye too!

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    2. I did contact them and they re-sent the package. I hope things work out now. I will wait to see if they actually fit (first time buying bras online), and if they do, I'll certainly buy from them again, because their costumer service was great and the prices weren't bad, either.

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    3. That's so good to hear! I'm crossing my fingers that the bras fit, would love to hear back from you either way! :D

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  5. 60% customs charge? Eeek! And I thought our Canadian customs was painful.

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    1. Scary, isn't it? And that's only IF you don't use a courrier service. If you use something like FedEx then they slap another 19% on top of the 60%, it really is robbery if you ask me!

      What gets me the most about it, is that I would actually prefer to buy locally but can't because nobody carries my size. I keep trying to convince all these wonderful companies to come here, hopefully somebody will show up eventually. ;)

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    2. Oh that's cruel! And then the bras might not fit and you have to return them, but you've paid the customs... I wish bra stores would start carrying a larger size range...

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  6. Yeah I found Large Cup Lingerie through B4J and I have been squeeing ever since. The prices are still too steep for me to risk buying bras from there because I haven't tried any of them on and still can't work out what styles work best for me. I really want to get the Charlotte by Parfait by Affinitas and some of the Miss Mandalay bras though!

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    1. Oh, I'd love to hear how those work for you, maybe you could save up for your birthday or Christmas or something? ;)

      For me the shipping costs were probably the biggest impediment for me when it comes to buying a full-priced bra so if you take that away, I'm much more likely to go for it! As is, i always have to pay full-priced for sports wear so at the very least they'll have my business for that. :D

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  7. Wow, thanks for posting- international postage free with no minimum spend is wonderful (I'm in the US)! Their clearance section isn't bad either.

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    1. No problem!!! Hope you find some bras you love! :D

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  8. Great post! My ULTIMATE lust-have from Large Cup Lingerie is the Affinitas 'Charlotte'- they're the first UK online stockist of Affinitas so I got super excited, only to find they only stocked one colourway, the red/black, in a 30G. WHYYY :'(

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    1. I'll definitely let them know you said so! ;)

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  9. Great list! And free international delivery? I'll DEFINITELY have to check them out!

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    1. go for it! I LOVE the free international delivery!

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  10. Hi June!

    I ended up here through a discussion group on sexism...I'm Brazilian and I have been overweight all throughout my teens but had a major weight loss in my early twenties. All I cared for regarding bras is that they meet my comfort standards without looking too ugly, and in that sense I don't remember that being much of a problem in Brazil (I could easily find good and reasonably cheap bras in Lojas Americanas and so on), neither when I was fatty nor when I became slimmer. My problems started since I moved to Sweden...It's impossible to find anything comfortable here. There's virtually no bra that is not a push-up bra, and everything is like a torture device; the few ones left are just absolutely horrific! I've never seen bras looking so awful, really. Not even my grandmother would wear such thing. When I speak to the saleswomen about comfortable bras they don't seem to have a clue what I'm talking about (and I speak swedish!). I have the feeling that here it is assumed that bras are not supposed to be comfortable, which does not surprise me, given the devotion the regular Swedish women pay to their incredibly high heels.

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    1. I really wonder if the problem is more with the size difference between the two countries? It sounds like when you were in Brazil you might have had better fitting bras? I know Sweden doesn't exactly have the largest size range. One blogger that you might want to get in contact with is Dressing Curves: http://dressingcurves.blogspot.com/ She lives in Sweden and may be able to provide you with more location specific advice.

      Also, if want to try and fit yourself (I highly recommend knowing your measurements and at the very least having a good idea of a starting point for your size) check out my link up on top for Finding Bras that Fit. ;)

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  11. I own the Panache Cleo in that same pattern and I am in LOVE. It makes the most beautiful shape. I absolutely adore it! So so nice.

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    1. I really love that bra, it's definitely on my lists of wants. :)

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