Plus Size Bras
June 22, 2011
In the summer months, we find ourselves needing a lot more options for bras. We wear strapless tops, racer back tops, and others that will show bra straps. The Multi-Way Strapless Bra
is perfect because it is versatile for all these situations. You can wear it strapless or add straps that can move positions. It also comes with both clean and matching straps. It is seamless, has molded underwire cups, and it comes in three colors too: sugar, cafe mocha, and black.
January 13, 2010
If you have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to buy full figure bras, now is the time to get the buy 2 - get 2 free deal at Cacique. Mix and match. Lower price items are free. Shop online or in Lane Bryant stores.
October 21, 2009
This Imperial Purple Demi Bra from Lane Bryant is gilded and glamorous. Available in sizes 36C-38DDD, 40B- 44DDD, 38-44FGH. $42-$48 USD. Buy 1, get 1 for 50% off.
July 15, 2009
At Lane Bryant, starting today buy 1 item, get 1 of equal or lesser value for 50% off. This includes everything in the store, except for Spanx products and Cacique panties. There are tons of new arrivals too, like this Flutter Sleeve Knit Top
in sizes 14/16 to 26/28. $39.50 USD.
June 20, 2009
This Bra and Panty Sale
at Cacique is not to be missed! Buy 2, get 2 free on all Cacique bras and get select panties, 5 for $25. This includes some of the fancy boyshorts, bikinis and hipsters - not just the plain cotton ones.
May 17, 2009
Right now at Lane Bryant, you can get full figure bras like this Lace Trim Underwire Plunge Bra
, buy 1 get 1 for 50% off. Maximize your savings by picking up the matching lace trim boyshorts, 3 for $27 on sale.
February 17, 2009
The Cacique Bra Sale is going on now, online and at Lane Bryant stores. Buy one, get one 50% off selected styles of underwire, cotton, lace, balconette, full coverage and demi bras. Available in sizes 36-56, A-H.
February 4, 2009
It strikes this plus sized fashionista as ironic that full figure bras are usually available in ugly and uglier. Throughout history, the ample female form has been celebrated and revered. Not until recently has the hard, athletic body replaced the softer curvier physique as the standard of beauty. Such standards do not respect the individual and the natural variation of body types, all equally as valid as another. Don't swallow the message that you don't fit that standard, and therefore have to hide in matronly undergarments. It's not easy, but you can find some truly beautiful and supportive bras, like this Freya 'Millie' bra
at figleaves.com, available in all sizes up to 'G'. And remember, if it doesn't fit, it's the clothing that doesn't fit - not your body. Peace out.
September 16, 2008
Once you find the plus size wedding gown of your dreams, don't blow it by skimping on alterations and foundation garments. Even if the dress 'fits' (which it should - without dieting!), it will need some adjustments to make sure that it's perfectly matched to your body. Small lifts, nips and tucks in the gown will take your dress from 'fine' to 'fabulous!'
Purchase your foundation garments prior to your first fitting with a seamstress to ensure a superior fit. I recommend going to a specialty bra shop. The sales associates will be able to help you choose the right size and style and get you into these tricky underthings. Don't get talked into something that's seriously uncomfortable, but do realize that shaping, especially in the bust, in crucial to your gown fitting correctly. Gowns tend to be heavy so don't be surprised if they suggest a cup that's more armorific than what you'd wear on a daily basis.
August 26, 2008
Figleaves.com is a treasure trove of undergarments for 'plus size' women. Many comfortable, functional and even beautiful options are to be found. I searched for my size and found this sweet Triumph underwire bra
with available matching brief. I found many more options, and a lot were prettier than I could have hoped for. For everyday options, I like the Bali no-poke wire
bra and the Wacoal full figure underwire
June 9, 2008
All of this talk about special occasion dresses has got us thinking about bras. If you're a 'plus size' then undoubtedly, bra shopping poses a special challenge for you, especially where special occasion bras are concerned. We searched high and low, and found this
Fantasie Smoothing Strapless Bra
at Bare Necessities.
This particular bra is available in sizes 30DD to 42D, while the site offers bras up to 56H. (You can even shop by size, avoiding the heartache of seeing a bra that you adore
only to find out that it doesn't come in your size. Brilliant!)
The shaped, underwire cups of this bra are lined for shape and support, so you'll get the smooth and sleek silhouette that you desire without added bulk. 3 row, 3 column hook closures and boning provide stability. This bra also converts to halter or criss-cross for additional flexibility.