There is no way of hiding it, I have big boobs. Bigger than the UK’s average, biggest in the family. Big boobs mean big problems. see picture below… big right?!!
One shop and one shop only. I struggle to find a bra that fits, I am aware that I have bigger boobs but they are nothing in comparison to the worlds biggest (thats something like ZZZ). Yet I can only find bras in Bravissimo. It’s a strange shop in Newcastle, upstairs in Eldon Gardens. yes in the place with the stupid water spraying sound. Even walking there you feel like a kid down a back alley getting up to no good. It is definitely not inviting. But, I go as i’m a strong independent woman that can conquer anything. I would like to think I would make it out the last round on Raven, but theres somethings in life that will always remain a mystery.
The terrible lighting is by far outweighed by the range of women working there. Young or old, there is someone everyone can associate with. Walking in your are hit in the face with bras, fruit ninja vibes. Walls full of matching sets. Depending on bra size you start to filter down your selection.
I always have a bra fitting. Its so so so important to be wearing the correct size bra, don’t be put of with the idea of a bra fitting. It is not awkward, not embarrassing and they don’t stare at your boobs the whole time. Did I mention they are free?? Studies show that over 80% of woman are wearing the wrong sized bra. If I told you 80% of woman wear the wrong size shoes, everyone would laugh, and only time you want 80% is in a test.
Big boobs sadly means non of those really pretty bras from Victoria’s Secret, but hey least the underwear fits. Bravissimo are trying to create ‘pretty’ bras.. however, they are still ever so grandma-like. I am 22 not 42. I want to feel pretty in a bra, not just wear one to hold them up so I don’t fall over them. I understand that the lacey bras don’t support you as well as the grandma bras but Bravissimo please start thinking about the age of woman that shop with you.
You might all want to sit down for this. I HIT THE TENTH BRA FREE. A task I thought was impossible. Ten bras don’t sound a lot but, I has taken me years. The last time I visited Bravissimo, the left with a bag full of bra’s and a lot less money.
Hear are some of my favourites in store right now:
Becca Plunge Bra in Lemon. A great fit, its padding free so you boob fills the space making it very comfortable. Soft lemon looks effortless against skin. Another point is that the straps are not that thick. Some straps are thicker than a seatbelt, it’s ever so soul destroying.
Elise Plunge Bra in Nude and Black. A simple style that sits flat on your chest. The cup is soft, making a great day bra. A lace top trim makes sure you not going to fall out of it when you do that awkward run trying to get on to the metro before the door shuts. A win win for all.
Lola Bra in Nude. Some days I love this bra other days not so much. The fabric is strong, like strong. If you have big enough boobs you could use it as a bag for life. Now and then I feel like it digs in slightly under the arm, but this could be that strange boob fat we all have at the side. The pattern on the cup is lovely, although I find the lace trim on the straps a little irritating.
Satine Plunge in Black and Navy. A fantastic day bra that is comfortable. Very soft as it is cotton lined. Great t-shirt bra. One tip, don’t over wash it as it looses its shape very quickly.
Unlike Maddey, I don’t buy matching underwear sets. Most days I struggle to match my socks. So please don’t hate me, I just can’t manage it on a day to day basis. That and I can’t afford it.
If you still do the Georgia and Jas pencil test, then I would recommend you go and get measured. Don’t take advice from Georgia, lets not forget that she stalked Robbie, kissed Peter Dyer and listens to whale music.
PS. Bravissimo if you ever read this, please change the lighting in the Newcastle Store. Its just as dark as Hollister but without the pretty boys.
Side note: an Olive costume would be great for halloween 2017.
ALL IMAGES OF BRAS FROM BRAVISSIMO.
- Sabine Plunge Bra. £30 https://www.bravissimo.com/products/satine-bra-black-au15bl/
- Elise Plunge Bra. £30 https://www.bravissimo.com/products/elise-bra-nude-ln423nud/
- Lola. £30https://www.bravissimo.com/products/lola-bra-black-ln509blk/
- Becca Plunge bra. £32 https://www.bravissimo.com/products/becca-bra-lemon-ln443lem/