One of the great things about the world of lingerie on the internet is how it’s allowed us to see designs and buy directly from small brands all over the world – this has been a fantastic boost for smaller designers who are just starting out and can’t convince boutiques to invest in large amounts of stock. Likewise, it’s made it easier for women outside the A-G matrix to find beautiful bras that fit.
Avocado Lingerie is based in Poland – like many other Eastern European brands like Ewa Michalak and Comexim, it’s highly unlikely we’d have access to the quality and ranges they offer without the current digital marketplace. The brand originally made bras from C-K cups, but started a small collection more recently with some bras running in A-C as well. They use fabrics such as Swiss tulle and French lace to create supportive, practical bras that work in both the larger and smaller sizes.
The Sarah bra from Little Women is available in AAA-B cups, the dusky pink is perfect for autumnal colours.
ID Sarrieri is 16 years old this year – founded in Paris, the brand stands out through its use of sensual shapes, hand-made details, and beautiful fabrics. Their use of chantilly lace, silk mousseline, jacquard, and embroidered laces are what luxury and couture lingerie are all about.
If you’ve been following my instagram account, you’ll know that the Fall/Winter collection is pretty much all firmly on my wishlist. Here are my favourite designs.
When putting together the big list of bra brands and 12 brands for larger cups a lot of women told me that they struggled to find bras that offered larger bust sizes combined with a small back measurement. In some cases, even if the brand offered both separately they would only offer the DD+ bras in larger back sizes.
These are 5 more brands that offer DD+ sizes in a 30 back or smaller. The default measurement I looked for was 30F, since that would get rid of everybody who stopped at a 32 back or only offered DD or E cups in a 32 or smaller.
Couture isn’t just for red carpets and black tie events – there’s something wonderful about treating yourself to the finest silks, most delicate lace, and lingerie that goes beyond function to something decadent. Unfortunately a lot of brands who call themselves luxury tend to differentiate from the high street on price more than cut, construction, and quality, but there are plenty of designers who are committed to creating beautiful pieces that live up to that label. Here are a three of my favourite ‘if money and size were no object’ brands.