Blue Reign Lingerie
So I just recently read a blog post from Becky at the lingerie blog Becky’s Boudoir about how even though the full bust market has grown, the full bust market doesn’t offer as many sexy designs that we often see in small cup sizes. I was thinking about this a lot, and I really have to agree with her. While I have no shortage of bras, and new full bust brands and fuller bust offerings are becoming more readily available, I was thinking that it’s true that we often get floral designs, pretty designs, colorful designs, but we don’t get a lot of “sexy” marketed lingerie. If you’re in the DD+ range, you’ll find a variety of pretty plunge bras, balconettes, and full cups, you can even find bodysuits, chemises, and robes if you know where to look or don’t mind buying custom made lingerie. But truthfully, I do feel like sexy tends to be marketed to a small bra range, or “core” sizes.
I was looking through a lot of my sexiest pieces, and most of them are either custom made to order pieces that were made to measure to my size, or are sets that I had to size down in, sometimes sacrificing a better fit in exchange for some delicate lace and sheer mesh. While I love all kinds of lingerie, from the cozy and comfortable loungewear designs, to ready to wear pieces that can be layered and worn as outerwear, to fashion inspired camisoles, teddies, and stockings. The truth of the matter is, we tend to get the more mature designs, or the opposite, and get overly youthful designs. Florals, soft pastels, foam padding, vibrant animal prints, colorful mesh, and rich satin colors. Thats wonderful, and I am a fan of many of those offerings, however, I wear lingerie because I like how it makes me feel, and yes, one of those feelings is sexy. While I know most full bust bras are meant for support, which is ideal, since I definitely need support for every day where. I don’t always need it, or want it. Sometimes I just want to wear a lacy bralette, or a demi cup of sumptuous french lace, or a silk longline bra, or a sheer lace teddy or bodysuit that will actually fit my bust. I have no problem with ordering handmade, I love handmade lingerie, and I appreciate and love many brands that custom make bras in fuller bust sizes upon request. However, it would be so rad and cool to see sexy and sultry styles being marketed to full bust ladies.
I can think of a few brands that make both small cups and some full bust sizing, but the smaller cup size designs tend to be lacier, sexier, and just more lusty and flirty, while the larger cups in the same style tend not to have those same specification and might have padded cups, less lace, and a slightly different cup shape. I understand that making larger cup sizes is no easy task, by any means, and I’m appreciative to all of the brands that include us full bust ladies, or specifically design for the fuller bust woman. But I refuse to believe in the “beggars mustn’t be choosy” belief. I’m paying for my lingerie, and I want to feel beautiful and sexy while wearing it, so yes, I will be choosy all I like. So I’d love to see any full bust brands, and lingerie brands that offer full bust sizing to consider including us in the sexy lingerie time. My money is good for it, I promise. Give us a chance. I don’t mind paying a higher price, just give me the sexy! I want sheer lace, I want quarter cups, I want faux leather, I want fully sheer cups, I want Chantilly lace, I want sensual shades of red and black, I want slinky see through bodysuits and teddies, & I want it now.
Here are a few brands that offer DD+ sizing that are on the right track to getting our sexy back. Because honey, we didn’t misplace it in the first place!
Dottie’s Delights offers handmade bras up to size 34E/36DD, but Stephanie is awesome and she offers custom sizing! Which means you can request a custom made to measure bra from any of her truly sexy and beautiful pin-up styles. I’m currently crushing on this Bricolage Black Lace Ribbon Bra.
Lalilouche, one of my favorite handmade brands! Liya creates each piece by hand, which means if you fall out of her size range, you can contact her with your measurements and she can make almost any design inf your size! Want a cupless bra? No worries, she can make you one. Want a sexy sheer mesh bodysuit? No problem, she’ll take your measurements and make sure it will fit your bust. Even though her sizes come in the standard XS-XL range, she does indeed create made to measure pieces, and I have many pieces from her that are beautiful and sexy that actually fit my boobs.
Blue Reign is a new lingerie brand that just made it’s debut this month, and offers bra cups B-HH cup. Each bra is handmade to order, and she’ll be adding new designs to her collection soon. I love their designs so far. This super sexy faux leather quilted set is amazing, and exactly what the full bust market needs. I truly think Blue Reign is going to be an important asset to the full bust lingerie industry.
Empreinte, one of my favorite luxury brands. They offer beautiful and well made bras in full bust sizing. They have a higher price point, but the fit and design so makes this brand worth it. Many of their designs are not only beautiful, but sexy too, in designs I rarely see in other full bust brands featuring embroidery, sheer cups, and a lot of beautiful unlined designs.
Maison Lejaby offers small and larger cup sizes, with their Elixir line offer gorgeous full bust bras. I just love this sexy red set! Also, they’re motto says “dedicated to women with fuller figures who do not want to feel forced to choose between support and seduction”. Yessss! This is exactly what I need. This is not a set we’re normally offered in DD+ sizing, so I’m thrilled with their gorgeous designs, and have you seen the bra cups? Swoon!
Playful Promises – PP has added F cups up to a 36 band to a few of their recently collections, and I’m basically all a flutter. Quarter cups? Yes please! We so deserve them, and I think the Playful Promises is the only brand I’ve found that offers open cup bras larger than a D cup. I so appreciate their effort, and think you should all buy a quarter cup bra from them if you’re an F cup or can sister size to an F cup.
What Katie Did – Vintage inspired bullet bras? Yes! What Katie Did makes a few of their bra designs in full cup sizes with back sizes 30-40 and cup sizes up to F. The Maitresse bra, pictured above, is a great choice for a bullet bra from WKD in that size range. You could essentially sister size up to a FF cup as well, depending on which band size you choose. Example, if you normally wear a 34FF, you could try a 36F. Would love to see more bullet bras on the market for fuller busted ladies.
All Undone is a luxe lingerie brand for small backs and full cups, with band sizes 28-34 and cup sizes DD-GG. You could also size up to a H cup depending on what band size you need. All Undone’s designs are sleek and sexy and every bra also has an available matching panty and suspender to complete the set. I really like the design of All Undone’s work, and think that their pieces aren’t just pretty but sexy too, especially this gorgeous Lola set, pictured above.
Scantilly is an up and coming sister brand to full bust brand Curvy Kate, that is going to have sexier and flirty designs with a slightly higher price point. This brand will debut in AW15! So while it’s not available yet, I’m so looking forward to this new brand, and can’t wait to try their sexy sets!
Scarletta is another up and coming brand that will make it’s debut for AW15, the brand focuses on full bust sizes and has gorgeous sexy pieces like this black basque. I’m so excited to see what happens with this brand, as I feel like they’re really bringing something fun and sexy to the full bust market.
Gossard isn’t specifically a full bust brand, and most of their designs only go up to an E cup, but don’t count them out yet. They do come out with very sexy designs that sometimes go up to an F or G cup, like this gorgeous satin and lace Temptation bra, which also has a matching panty and waspie suspender belt. I also find that their sizing runs a bit generous, so you could probably sister size to an H cup depending on your band size. For example, I’m usually a 34F/FF depending on the brand, but I can usually sister size down into an E cup in Gossard depending on the style. So be sure to check their sizes when new collections come out!
Ewa Bien is one of my favorite Polish lingerie brands, and they have full bust sizing available in many designs. Quite a few designs go up to J cups. I love their designs, embroidery, sheer cups, and plunge styles. Their bras all have matching panties available, as well as many designs have suspenders. I love that their designs are both beautiful and sexy, and they have so many designs and collections to choose from.
Kiss Me Quick is a handmade brand from AU, that makes gorgeous bodysuits made to order. Kiss Me Quick isn’t a full bust brand, but as each piece is made to order, you can email the designer and she offers made to measure designs! So you can give her your measurements and she can make sure the bust fits your bodacious rack. Many of the designs feature sheer prints and a peek a boo bust, and I love that because there aren’t many bodysuits for full bust women that are offered in such a fantastically boobage-y design.