This blog focuses on fuller-bust bra and swimwear reviews, guides, and tips and tricks for bra shopping. My reviews give my unbiased opinions and are intended to share some of the highs and lows of my search for a well-fitting bra in order to help others.
With the help of /r/abrathatfits and Bratabase, I started my journey to find a bra that actually fits in the summer of 2014. I was wearing a very ill-fitting 38D/DD and was re-sized into a UK 30G/GG. This simple revelation changed my life. When I started this blog, I wore a UK 28G/30FF and I now wear a UK 28F/FF. Yes, these sizes exist!
My search for a bra that fits is far from over and it continues to evolve. I wouldn’t say that I currently own a single bra that is a perfect fit, but I do own many bras that fit me well enough. I am much more comfortable now than ever before and have learned a lot in the process.
In the past, I never paid much attention to lingerie or fashion in general because I felt that world wasn’t open to me. I was the “wrong” size; my body wasn’t made for pretty things; nothing ever fits, so it must be me; and so on. My newfound appreciation for things that fit, and for seeing bras as fun and comfortable rather than evil torture devices, has changed my entire outlook on my body and dressing it.
I am now fascinated by all things lingerie. I love learning about new brands and styles. My bra wishlist is a mile long and growing. If you’re a designer or brand looking for input, please feel free to get in touch.
Here are the technical fit components that most greatly affect my selection of bras: very short roots; pendulous; very soft tissue; even-to-slightly FoB (used to be FoT); petite frame; short shoulders; mildly flared ribs (uneven band tension); very projected; narrow roots; sensory issues.