Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lovely Busties: A Bra Blogger List

As you may have noticed, I am a "list" person... I love making lists. You could say it's a hobby. So here's my latest list - a listing of a sampling of some of my favorite bra bloggers. They're all amazing women and do great things. :) Give them a read!

(Note that while I listed an approximate size for these bloggers, size generally varies between brands, and most bloggers have a range of sizes that they wear. For example, I generally say I'm a 28GG, but I'm veering more towards 28H lately, and I would probably ideally wear a 26HH in Freya and 26J in Curvy Kate if those sizes existed in those brands.)

Busts 4 Justice - 28GG/30G
Blogging powerhouse Beckie campaigns against boob injustice (M&S, Playtex) and advocates Justice for boobs everywhere with up-front bra news, reviews, and bra advice.

Bras I Hate - 28J
Bras I Hate, an American blogger in the UK, gives no-nonsense bra reviews (especially Bravissimo and Curvy Kate bras), tips on how to modify bras to fit your body better, and lots of bra advice in general!

Braless in Brasil - 28HH
Braless in Brasil details her journey though weight loss, changing sizes, and trying to find clothing and bras while living in a "bra desert".

Bras and Body Image - 28K/30JJ
Though she just started blogging, Anna already has detailed posts on a BiuBiu purchase and a recent Bravissimo visit, as well as the story of her own bra-journey.

Bra Nightmares - 38HH/40H
Bra Nightmares not only blogs in both Finnish and English about the struggles of finding "out of the norm" sizes, but is a frequent poster of bra sizing advice and explanations.

By Baby's Rules - 26HH/28H
Always candid, continually campaigning for smaller bands/larger cups, and advising other women like herself who have had augmentations, By Baby's Rules gives thoughtful and detailed bra reviews.

Curvy Kitten - 28GG/30G
Kelly Parks of Curvy Kate Star in a Bra fame gives us bra reviews, clothing reviews, and entering SIAB advice!

Curvy Wordy - 32K/34JJ
Though she sometimes has to resort to trying bras outside of her size range (38HH, for example), she exhibits a never-give-up attitude, openness, and great detail when reviewing bras that I find really refreshing.

Denocte - 30D
The amazing De.nocte has a bra blog where she posts in German (and translates to English), and a passion for helping women find bras that work for them (particularly smaller framed/busted).

Fuller Figure Fuller Bust - 36HH
The stunning Georgina gives us a plethora of no-holds-barred bra reviews, clothing reviews, store reviews, sizing explanations/advice, and guest posts!

Hourglassy - 34FF/G
Darlene from Hourglassy, who has her own line of buttoned shirts for busty women, gives us tailoring/bra/clothing advice, bra news, and lots more!

Invest in your Chest - 28FF, 30G
Cheryl, along with fellow blogger Becky, offers us this blog chock-full of reviews, collection previews, bra fitting and wearing advice, news, and more!

Miss Underpinnings - 28GG/30G
Awesome bra reviews and fashion advice from a bra fitter!

Sophia Jenner - 30GG/32G
Not only does the beautiful Sophia give us bra reviews, she posts on a variety of related topics (such as bra sizes in the media and society) as well.

Thin and Curvy - 26HH
Reviewing bras and clothing, raising awareness and advocating for smaller band sizes, explaining how bra sizes work - Brittany does it all!

Undercover Lingerista - 28FF
The lovely Kitty gives us bra, swimwear, and clothing reviews, is a 28-band advocate, and doesn't shy away from trying bras even if they don't come in her exact size. Thus, she'll often also review bras in the 30F-FF range as well.

Undressed to Impress - 26G/GG
Despite being a fairly new blogger, Laura already has a lot of great detailed bra and clothing reviews.

Venusian Glow - 28DD
EternalVoyageur not only blogs in great detail about the way bras work and how they should fit, but she also has varied posts on fashion, natural health, cosmetics, and beauty!

Do you have trouble finding any bra/fashion bloggers close to your size? If you struggle with finding your bra size and don't have a blog, have you thought about starting one?

[Also, take a look at the Blogroll page for even more bra and fashion bloggers!]

19 comments:

  1. There are a few newer Wordpress blogs.
    http://lesgrosbonnets.wordpress.com/ is an H+ blogger.
    http://undressedtoimpress.wordpress.com/ A 28FF living in France (I think) and trying to get great fitting bras through order.
    And watching this one, there is only one post right now. She says she is a Bravissimo employee. So we'll see what kind of stuff she'll post.
    http://lustlovelingerie.wordpress.com/

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    1. Yes, those are good ones too! I have the first two on my blogroll page also. For this post, I was mostly going for a variety of bloggers who listed their sizes, just to give readers an idea of what's out there so they could see what worked for similarly-shaped bloggers. I love lesgrosbonnets, but she doesn't list her size on her blog; I did list Undressed to Impress, though I probably won't list any more in that size range (28FF-G) since I've listed several already.
      I'll keep an eye out on that new one, looks intriguing!

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  2. There's me--a 34G/H! And my Friday columnist, Leah, for Off the Rack, is a 28FF.

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    1. Aha, I was wanting to list a blogger in your size range but couldn't remember what yours exactly was! I'll list your UK size range like the rest xx

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  3. I read your tweet just now but I think the 38HH/40H is pretty accurate! At least in Curvy Kates it seems to be so. So glad you wrote this post and I'm so flattered that you included me too even though I just started blogging. :-)

    There seems to be a lot of bloggers who wear a 26-28 band. I wish that will make the brands think harder what sizes to produce.

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    1. I tried to make it a good representation of the sizes of bloggers, and it's very true that there are a lot of us with small bands! I think the bra manufacturers are starting to realize the number of women that have small bands and/or large cup sizes, and some of them are starting to offer more choices in these sizes! We bloggers have the potential to really help change things, both in sizes companies offer and in educating people about bra sizes.

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  4. One day I will be on this list too! I don't know of any other New Zealand bra bloggers and unfortunately at the moment buying bras is a totally random event for me because unless I find the occasional bra in my size on sale, I have all of two places in my city that sell bras my size - at $100NZD a pop (at least). But I will get there!

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    1. You'd have a great niche market for those in New Zealand wanting to learn more about bras, methinks! As it is, I really enjoy your outfit posts!
      Are you able to order bras online, or will many places not ship to NZ? In any case, I know online shopping and shipping can be a hassle, but it's currently the only option I have :(

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    2. Try Ebay shop called Secretouch Lingerie. It's in Taiwan and bras are around 20AUS$ each. In Adelaide there is only 2 shops too, and not much to choose from.

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    3. hei kiwi, I sent you an e-mail *wave* :)

      Really like your blog too :)

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    4. I can order bras online, but often the shipping costs are prohibitive. A bra that is relatively cheap (or even very cheap) suddenly becomes either expensive or enough to make me waver - considering I can't try anything on before I buy, return shipping costs would end up being a lot! At the moment I barely earn any money, so I have to be very careful with it.

      Not only that, but I'd like to give women in NZ more of an awareness about the brands we actually have in NZ (Bendon, Pleasure State, Fayreform, Elle MacPherson, DimitySO). I can only fit into Fayreform, DimitySO and the occasional Pleasure State, so reviewing Bendon and Elle MacPherson will be hard xD

      I will try that, thanks Olgafuary!

      Ooh checking my emails now denocte! Thanks :D

      OH! By the way Christine, your blog is updating. I came straight to this post from my blogroll.

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  5. There's also Hillary Riedel ( @bloggingbusty on twitter — this is her description:
    Im a 19 y/o waitress in northern Maine. I'm on a crusade to better at least one woman's life through my blog(s)!
    middle of nowhere, Maine · http://bloggingbusty.blogspot.com/

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  6. And don't forget Holly Jackson of The Full-Figured Chest!
    Holly Jackson ( @fullfigurechest on twitter:
    Creative and elegant copywriting for the lingerie industry. @lingerie_addict, @mcpetesez, @lingeriejournal columnist and editorial writer. Loves tea and dogs.
    Fondren! · http://www.thefullfiguredchest.com

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  7. Lastly, Erica and Dezi of A Sophisticated Pair (a lingerie shop) also blog, posting insightful commentary and detailed reviews:
    http://sophisticatedpair.com/blog/

    Erica is 30H in Freya or a 30HH/J in Curvy Kate
    Dezi is 34E/32F

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    1. Thanks for the reminders, Kim! I read all those blogs, but didn't have the first two on my blogroll - it's been updated!

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    2. You're quite welcome... As for their sizes, I'm not sure. It would be a wonderful resource to collate all of the reviewers' sizes for better fitting education. I appreciate your stab at it!

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  8. I adore this collection all of us must be aware of our sizes to makes sure we are using the right size of bra for optimum comfort and limit difficulties when wearing a wrong pair.

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  9. It's a honour to be included among these lovely blogs!

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  10. I've just started my blog, but just to let you know, I will be blogging in Spanish :) Size around 32FF

    Acabo de empezar un blog en español, por si a alguien le interesa :)

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