Hi! Do you know of any companies that make sleepwear/loungewear for larger-busted (but not necessarily plus-sized) women? I'm a size 4 but 32D, and all the pretty slips, bustiers, babydolls, etc, I can find have absolutely zero support in the bust department.
Good question! This is a real issue, I’ve found, with very few companies coming up with solid solutions. Here are the best options I know about:
Figleaves is making some nice full bust specific nightwear
UK full bust retailer Bravissimo also has lounge specifically for full busts
Full bust brand Freya does do nightwear, which is somewhat accommodating to full busts
Kris Line makes some full bust nightwear that is available at brastop. I’ve heard good things about these ones.
As far as indie brands, Sunday Intimates and Bijte are the two places I would look because they have some really pretty pieces for full busts
Hi! I know that this isn't strictly lingerie related, but have you heard of the "A Perfect 14" documentary film project? It's basically about size diversity in the fashion world and media in general. I thought it might be something you'd be interested in as lingerie models especially are predominantly white, thin girls and it's difficult for someone over a size 4 to feel represented a lot of the time. It'd be great if you could drop a mention of it on your blog as it needs the exposure. Thanks!
Im offended you are suggesting a cross dressing website.
I’m really sorry. Honestly, I wish there were many, better options available to trans women— however, if someone asks me for lingerie options to fit a person who was MAAB and has not been having good luck with the commonly available women’s lingerie options, then I have to try to give some more choices. I think that in my response and the accompanying trigger warning that I acknowledged that it was not going to be a gender affirming site, but might still offer some decent products at a reasonable price point.
Do you have any recommendations for a vintage looking chiffon dressing gown? Preferably under $100, I need one for a pinup photoshoot in may.
Hmmm, have you looked at actual vintage pieces? They’re always my first go to because of the range of styles/ colors. If you search ‘peignoir’ especially there are some fun pieces that would be great for a photoshoot and usually quite affordable. After that, I would definitely suggest Bluebella: http://www.bluebella.com/products/bluebella-sheer-kimono/ for afforadability. Kiss Me Deadly and Dottie’s Delights both have nice products for over $100 though.
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There are also some brands marketed to the crossdressing community that can also work for trans women, such as Homme Mystere (as long as you don’t find the concept/ store too triggering, as it is explicitly targeted towards ‘men’). If you have questions about a certain size range or other specific concerns, I can try to help more!
hoping for your assistance! a while back i purchased the natori feathers contour plunge bra, which has a molded cup with a mesh/lace overlay. unfortunately it seems to run very small (dd felt like a c) which sucks because it was the absolutely perfect style for me. do you know of anything similar in a different brand? everything i can find has unlined cups, which i hate, and lace just at the edge -- the natori bra had thin foam actual cups with a full overlay. thank you!!
Actually, yes! I’m afraid you’ll have to wait until the fall 2014 release, but the Freya Icon has exactly that shape for sizes 28-38 D-G and 28-36 GG. Here’s a picture:
Do you know of any fashion-forward binders, or have any tips for how one might find something of the kind? bc I cannot go without binding but I also love fancy things, and the endless parade of neutral tank tops is super boring.
I want a bra that makes me feel sexy but I'm kinda broke and I wear an awkward size (34DDD fits better but a 36DD does the trick). Any suggestions?
34DDD (34E) is a pretty common size actually and there are tons and tons of brands that make it. I don’t know what your taste is as far as sexy bras or your budget, but figleaves and ASOS are usually my first options to check out.
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Okay, gonna join this train of bralette questions... I'm a 28/30E so most of the bralets I find are either WAY too big all around, and if I get them small enough to not slip around, my breasts don't fit in them. Do you know of any brands that sort of make compromises? Because VS and Target isn't cutting it. :(
Miss Crofton also makes bra sized bralettes (like this one) but doesn’t carry 30-back bras or E-cups. If you were willing to try a 32DD, she has those though! In general, soft bras are not meant to be worn as tight as underwire bras anyway because there is no wire to spring.