Monday, September 3, 2012

Bust-Friendly Dresses Roundup

As mentioned on my Facebook page, I'm dealing with an arm injury that makes it more difficult to type (mainly, I'm supposed to severely limit how much typing I do for now), but I wanted to do a quick round-up of specifically bust-friendly dresses for you all after noticing how many of you mentioned dresses in particular as being one of the most difficult things to find clothing-wise in my last post! Here's a few places that you might want to check out if you're always struggling dresses that fit both your bust *and* waist (at the same time!):

Pinup Girl Clothing (aka PUG)
Pinup Girl Clothing stocks a great range of house brand dresses by Pinup Couture, Deadly Dames, Dixiefried, and Eldorado Club. As the name indicates, these dresses steer very much towards the pinup/vintage style. The size charts differ by dress and are helpful for picking out the dresses that will work best for your particular figure!
PinupGirlClothing Heidi Dress
I've gotten to try on a few PUG dresses, and I have to say that honestly, most of them aren't really quite my style. However, I've seen many other girls look absolutely amazing in them, and the quality is quite good, so they're definitely worth checking out!

PUG also has a Facebook page where you can see the dresses on different women and find more about how certain styles or dresses fit.
Dresses are generally in the $80-$120 range.

Trashy Diva

Despite the odd name, Trashy Diva boasts a great range of dresses. While I've never gotten the chance to try them out personally, I know many women who have with great success! Again, this is a company that veers towards the 1950's/vintage/pinup style, although I think there are things that are more "toned down" here than on PUG.
Trash Diva Annette Dress
Dresses are generally in the $130-$200 range.

BiuBiu
Bust-friendly Polish company BiuBiu (you can use the site in English by clicking on the UK flag in the top right corner, and you can also select the appropriate currency) has a nice little range of dresses available in addition to all of their bust-friendly shirts. BiuBiu definitely has a few more "casual" options than the previous two sites, and their clothes are more my style.
BiuBiu Sines Dress
Refer to the handy size chart to see what size would suit you best - and email the owner and ask if you're not sure!
BiuBiu also has a Facebook page (and another page in English for those of us who don't speak Polish!)
Dresses are in the $30-60 range, and shipping to the US from Poland is around $13.

Pepperberry
An off-shoot of bra company Bravissimo, Pepperberry is another bust-friendly company based in the UK. However, I've heard mixed opinions about the quality, sizing, prices, and styles. But, still, Pepperberry is a widely-known company in the bust-friendly world, and you may find something you really like!

Pepperberry Hexagon Dress
Refer to the Fitting Guide to get the best idea of what size may work for you.
Dresses are generally in the $90-$130 range.

Bonus - Urkye
Urkye is a new Polish company (similar to BiuBiu), but they already have one cute-and-casual dress available, with another coming later this month! The dresses are in the $40 range.


Another note - if these dresses strike your fancy, but are out of your budget currently, why not check out places like ebay? If you know the brand and name of the dress, it'll be much easier to search for deals! Also, PUG specifically has a swap/sell community on Facebook.


So, have you tried out any of these companies? Are you intrigued by any of them? Do you have any other busty-dress suggestions? I'm curious!

(Also - the Blog Contest is still up and running! I'm loving reading all the entries you ladies have sent in so far!)

9 comments:

  1. Ooh stop typing so you get better faster!

    My problem with PUG is that their models look soooo amazing in the clothing (and so do the bloggers who wear their clothes) that I want to buy them, even though they're not at all my style.

    I actually cannot work out my style in dresses at all. I've decided to stop looking at them unless I wear them and feel like they epitomise me, because otherwise I get them and then feel strange.

    But the PUG dresses are sooo pretty!

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    1. I think I've had similar experiences - I love the look of a bunch of dresses, but just not on me. :/ I'm not really sure of my "style" of dress either - but I figure I'll eventually work it out if I keep trying!

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  2. I've tried dresses from both BiuBiu and Pepperberry. I had success with the stretchy dresses from BiuBiu. With Pepperberry I'm almost always not tall enough for their clothes so the boob portion sits in the wrong place. However this dress http://www.bravissimo.com/pepperberry/products/sale/dresses/occasion-and-party-dresses/tribal-full-skirt-dress/multi/fr18mu/?show=16&sort=1&criteria=tribal&level=3 with a small alteration from a tailor looks amazing on

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation! I'm fairly short, too, so I have to watch out for dresses being too long as well.

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  3. What a great round up! I'm interested in trying both Urkye and Pin-Up Girl clothing in the future after seeing so many bloggers rock them. :)

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    1. You should! I know you've had good success with BiuBiu and dresses, and I bet you would with the others, too! :D

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  4. I skimmed the PUG and the Trashy Diva sites. I like the Trashy Diva dress that you show, but I didn't really find anything I liked on the rest of the site. Dresses are actually one thing that I feel more comfortable in than most shirts, I guess I feel like they are more forgiving. I need to pay more attention to what brands I actually like and why.

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    1. I find it more helpful to see dresses actually on a model, so that's one thing that puts me off Trashy Diva a little. However, I think you may be able to find the dresses on models with a little searching...

      I definitely like the idea of dresses, I just have a hard time finding one that I like and that works for my overall shape. I've been wearing more tunics (sort of like casual dresses) lately, though, so maybe it'll make the transition to finding dresses that work easier!

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  5. I like the Bust-Friendly Dresses Roundup and here provided everything. Its my real pleasure that I've found this post and come to know some basic and important issue of busy dresses roundup. Keep up the good work :)

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