Given my love of the Freya Deco, I thought I’d try their Fearne bra to see if I like it just as much. Unlike the Deco, it’s seamed and has far thicker straps and the gore comes up considerably higher since it’s a half-cup rather than a plunge. That said, it doesn’t come up as much as the pictures suggest – it may be the colouring that creates that illusion, or it could just look different on smaller sizes.
I bought this bra the first time I set foot in a Boux Avenue shop. I do most of my shopping online – I don’t particularly like shopping but make exceptions for good lingerie shops and book shops. The Boux Avenue shop is beautifully laid out with plenty of space to take in the lingerie and various accessories they sell. My favourite part is definitely the changing rooms – you’ve probably heard about the 3 types of lighting in there (day, dusk, and night) – a huge treat from the unflattering fluorescent lights you usually find in highstreet shops.
I love everything about Playful Promises’ DD-G range – the fabrics, the fact that the bras are sexy the same way that ‘normal sized’ bras are, even the photography and choice of model are fantastic. I was really excited to get the Cordelia since I’ve seen so many photos of the beautiful Miss Deadly Red wearing it on Instagram.
Wonderbra weren’t kidding when they called this the ultimate – after so many years, a designer finally cracked strapless bras and made sure that the design scales up to offer support to those of us above a D cup.
I have tried and tested quite a few strapless bras, and ultimately gave up on finding anything I’d really want to wear on a day to day basis. As a 34F I just couldn’t get my head around why designers kept just cutting the straps off a bra and expecting that to be enough.
This is a hit and a miss, and I’m still a bit frustrated since this keeps happening.
I bought my first Penelope bra after wandering into M&S on a whim in February – they had a pretty, plunge bra in my size, and it passed the jump test. Result! I always have to go quite a bit bigger for plunge bras (a GG compared to my usual F) because of my shape but the Penelope goes from DD-GG so I was set.