Disclosure: This bra was purchased for me by The Lingerie Addict. All opinions are my own. It feels like every lingerie line has called their products “luxury” at some point. The term is so watered down and used as a marketing technique so frequently it almost means nothing anymore. Some brands, however, are true luxury. UK-based, full-bust brand, Harlow & Fox, is one of them. Not only are these items priced at actual […]
Full-bust swimwear lags far behind the growing full-bust segment of the lingerie industry. Only a handful of brands make swimwear designed specifically for DD+ cups. After purchasing a teeny-tiny mermaid-colored string bikini that actually fits me, I was inspired to share the wealth. Fun, full-bust-friendly swimsuits are out there – I promise! And here are 25 of them, just in time for your best summer ever.
One of my first lingerie shopping experiences was at Kaori’s Closet Tokyo in NYC. A sweet little boutique on Houston, Kaori’s Closet offered fancifully-decorated Japanese lingerie, otherwise unavailable in the US, and pretty loungewear from international indie lines. With bras covered in engineered floral embroidery, 3D lace appliques, textured elastics, and perfectly-placed rhinestones, the shop was overtly girly and definitely over the top.
Six years ago, I moved from the landlocked Midwest to a city on the ocean and never looked back. I try to make it to the beach every week in the summer (salt water is the cure for everything, as they say). As such, I have amassed a small collection of swimsuits. So many people hate swimsuit shopping, but I love it, especially since discovering swimwear that actually fits me. Seriously, full bust swimwear is a life changer. I’ve stopped buying non-cup-sized bikinis entirely. Nothing is worse than trying on an XL bikini top, only to find the band is too big and the cups are still too small. Well-fitting swimwear is like cute lingerie that’s socially-acceptable to wear outside. In other words, it’s the best.
As a size 42D, I recognize I have more options than someone with a fuller bust or who wears a bigger band size. My size is often the largest size available for bras covering up to a size 20. Even my sister size, 40DD, is available at major retailers, like Victoria’s Secret. Based on the access my bra size provides, I know some of the pieces I’ve reviewed for the Lingerie Addict are not accessible to all plus size babes. With this in mind, I wanted to review a bra with a really wide range of plus sizes.