Category Archives: strapless bras

It’s Summer!

A few, er, several, weeks ago (sorry for the delay), one of our best commenters asked what us BBGs did in preparation for warmer weather.

Well, that’s a fantastic question.   Summer is tough.  Until recently, bikinis were out.  Tank tops are also tough.  Either there isn’t enough fabric to cover my breasts, or the shoulder straps are too big, or the arm holes too wide and my bra shows through.  Oh, and some tank tops, the straps are oddly aligned and don’t cover the bra straps, which is just annoying.  Do larger bras have straps that angle out more or something?

And I can’t wear spaghetti straps obviously, because the bra strap will show.  Oh, and no, that “bra” inside some tank tops is not a viable option.

Halters? Not really feasible.

I guess I should look on the positive side.  There is always Malia Mills.  And American Apparel has some solid tank top options.  And, for a black tie affair, I have this nice strapless dress that I wore to 3D’s wedding and a solid strapless bra to go with it.

How can I be like Christina Hendricks?

I was actually going to sign on to write about Christina Hendricks, but I got to my computer and saw that 3D had already gotten the ball rolling.

In addition to wearing sexier bras, I’ve decided recently that I also want to start wearing lower cut shirts and dresses, but I’m having a hard time figuring out the best way to do it. Every time I wear something low-cut, my bra shows.  I did mention earlier that I have a great strapless bra, but it is very wire-y, and anyway, I think it provides too much coverage for a plunging neckline.  Maybe she uses a Faveo Freedom?

I once tried on that tape you can place under your boobs in a no-bra situation, but I had a really hard time getting it to work. Of course, Christina probably has a wardrobe assistant to make sure that her boobs are not only buoyant, but symmetrical.

I also have a very low-cut bra that provides a decent amount of support, but it has straps and wouldn’t work under her dress. (And it has this weird padding. I once wore it on a date (big mistake)).

Hmm, upon staring at her again, I realize that it’s possible that her breasts are just so enormous, that there is actually a lot more breast underneath her dress that is shielded from view — breast-mass that is being held up by a traditional strapless bra, that is.

Anyway, I’ll keep trying different dresses and bras and let you all know as soon as I find a sexy look that works.

-DeeDee

Bra Fittings – A Bust-have

There are a few things I think every woman in the world should do early on in life: have your heart broken, travel alone at least once, and get fitted for a bra.

These days, you can get fitted for a bra almost anywhere you can buy a bra (thanks, Oprah!) but I would suggest a specialty shop, especially if you’ve got big boobs like DeeDee and I do. There really is no substitute to having some older, pushy, chubby lady feel you up and strap you in.

But, for those of you who like to do everything online, I found the “ultimate guide to finding your perfect bra” which has some good pointers to get you started.

-3D

I’m a goddess

Okay, so I have a great strapless bra. I swear I have told 3D about it. In fact, I remember bringing it along with me to a big boob convention 3D once hosted, but whatever.

The label that makes this bra is called Goddess. The reason it is great is simply because it provides an admirable amount of support. It is definitely the most supportive strapless I’ve ever come across (read: it doesn’t fall down). No, it’s not like my Rigby & Peller, but I find that it works fine. I wore it to 3D’s wedding and I don’t think I readjusted once the whole evening, even after the hora.

The method is quite simple. It has a shit load of underwire traversing my boobs. Nothing fancy. Nothing innovative. But it works.

The only downside is that it shows through thin garments so it can’t be worn with everything.

The other problem is that I bought it three years ago and have no idea if they still exist. Any of our readers wanna to some research?

-DeeDee

Faveo Freedom Bra Update

Following up on my last post about strapless bras, I just found this video showing you how the Faveo Freedom Bra actually fits. I’m still not sold as it looks pretty complicated to fit yourself in one of these and I don’t love the shape it gives you but now you can see for yourself.

Thanks to commenter ZuZu who pointed me to it.

-3D

Strapless bras

The hassles that go along with purchasing a car or a house are nothing compared to what it’s like for a big boobed gal (BBG) to go shopping for a strapless bra.

Every time I get a new shirt or dress that requires one, I have this fantasy that somewhere out there the perfect strapless bra for BBGs waits for me and we are just trying to find each other in the world. Maybe it’s just been invented or maybe it’s been hanging on some department store rack under my nose for years and today I’ll take it home with me.

So, with my hopes high, I walk into the Bloomingdale’s lingerie department, or maybe a specialty bra store, and I start hunting. The B cup-sized salesgirls at Bloomie’s are nice and try to help me connect with my bra-soul mate but ultimately, I end the day disappointed and, more often than not, a strapless bra that doesn’t really work or fit me, or perhaps supports me for about 10 minutes before giving up in frustration (or maybe protest?).

I don’t get why I can’t find one to work. Honestly, the physics can’t be that hard, right?

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The latest company to try to find me a match has created the Faveo Freedom Bra shown above. This is probably the weirdest bra I have ever seen. The website claims: “We create more than new designs. We invent entirely new concepts to give women the freedom to choose what they wear – even in larger sizes.” and when talking about the Freedom bra, they claim “Finally. a backless bra available in larger sizes so that women can choose to wear backless and strapless tops and dresses. Available in C-GG cups in most back sizes.

I don’t understand how this bra works although I am intrigued by the “Faveo support theory.” It claims that “encircling a breast applying slightly less pressure to the top as compared to the bottom and sides, causes its shape to become rounded and will lift it upwards.” I’m actually more concerned with how you put this thing on then how it works. It kind of looks like a pastie but likely a lot more complicated. It also kind of looks like some sort of torture device, or maybe something you’d pick up at an S&M shop.

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But putting aside the fact that it looks weird and kind of uncomfortable, does it work? I have no idea. The picture certainly makes it seem like it does but I have fallen for stellar marketing before. Still, as usual, I’m hopeful that it will solve all of my BBG problems with strapless bras. I am also hoping the folks at Faveo will find this blog and send me a free sample. If any of you have tried the Faveo Freedom, please drop us a line in the comments box and let us know what you think.

Forgetting the bra for a moment, I am excited that the Faveo website boasts about The World’s Biggest Breast Survey” they will be holding in the middle of October. We’re looking forward to participating.

-3D

via Jezebel