I recently lost weight, purely through exercising like a loon after the doctor gave me the all clear to do so. The best bit about dropping a bit of weight is the wealth of new lingerie that goes with it – my boobs actually got bigger, going from a standard G to a GG-H, and my back got smaller (a 36 from 38).
I had great fun filling my lingerie and shoe wardrobe (oh yes, I have this little slice of heaven located at the foot of my bed) with fantastically lacy, sheer, and frilly pieces. I was safely in my element.
However, with the buying of extravagant bras and barely-there panties also comes the practical. And you can’t get more practical than a solution bra. They’re normally ugly, not the most flattering, and certainly worthy of resentment after you hand over £40 on something that you will not be revealing to anyone (unless you feature it on your blog in which case you’ll plaster pictures across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest).
Today, on a fantastically wonderful day of girly shopping that included a plethora of selfies, prancing about in shoes with no intention of buying, and twirling in ball gowns (a post yet to come), I finally bit the bullet and headed to ye olde faithful; Bravissimo.
My helpful shop assistant bought me 3 bras in a multitude of sizes.
First up was the Freya Deco. The bra felt fairly lovely against my skin and the 36 back fitted me perfectly. Unfortunately, the cup didn’t fit my boobs nicely. The G was too small and the GG too big and didn’t create a shape that I’d be happy with – there certainly wasn’t any kind of uplift.