Wednesday, October 24, 2012

BiuBiu Review: Midnight Infinity Shirt

I got my hands on a gently-used BiuBiu Infinity shirt recently, so it's time for a quick review!

I was pretty certain that the size of 36BB/BBB would work out for me given my pretty good success with my first order, and my hopes were not dashed.

BiuBiu Infinity 36BB/BBB


BiuBiu Infinity 36BB/BBB
(sorry for the terrible lighting!)

The material (a viscose/spandex blend) is comfy, but fairly clingy, meaning I'll need to be careful about bra material showing through and what pants I wear. It looked really funky when I tried it on over my too-large pants that I have to wear with a belt:

Behold my amazing sense of fashion!
...so yeah, we'll be avoiding that.


The top of the shirt sits nice and tight against my skin to prevent any gaping. Even with the "V" being fairly deep, I didn't feel too exposed.



As with the previous shirts I tried in this size, I still get the feeling that the top part is just a tad small for me; the seam under the bust doesn't appear to always sit right where it should - instead of being snug against my underbust, it rides up a bit. Maybe I'm just too picky. :P Anyway, since there's no BBB or BBB/BBBB option for the stretchy shirts, I think this would mean trying out a 38B/BB or so if I wanted a little more room, which I may do next time I try a BiuBiu stretchy shirt. The slight snugness doesn't bother me much, it's just something to note.

All in all, this shirt is pretty good success! I'm a little more knowledgeable about my BiuBiu size now, so I'll hopefully be planning another larger site order soon.


Braless in Brasil also reviewed the Infinity shirt (showing examples of several different women/body types who tried it out), so check out her thoughts as well!

7 comments:

  1. It looks good on you! I actually think the underbust problem is either due to the length from the bottom of your underbust to shoulders is longer than the shirt is made for or it could be that the underbust part of the shirt is too large for you and rides up (or a combination of the two).

    Still looks amazing, though!

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    1. Thanks! :)

      Hmm, I think you brought up the point about a possible too-large underbust with my last BiuBiu order (the Prado Verde), too. I'm not sure there's really a fix as I'm sure I can't go smaller (down to a 34) without the shirt getting too small everywhere else..

      The underbust/shoulder length is an interesting point, too... I feel like I have slightly "off" proportions for a lot of shirts, even bust-friendly/tailored ones! Luckily this one works well enough, I just like to figure out all the little quirks of fitting, even if I don't understand them ;)

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  2. I have the same underbust issue with BiuBiu jersey tops (Infinity and Porto). I've tried the 40BB/BBB their sizing chart suggests to me, but it was way too clingy - and underbust rode up. I sized up to 42BB/BBB and the general fit is great, but the underbust seam sits slightly over the lowest part of my boobs. I've decided it just doesn't matter :D

    I'm tall and have a long torso, which might be the main cause. I haven't tried tailored BiuBiu clothes, but some of the tailored Pepperberries I have do have similar issues.

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    1. Hm, at least I'm not alone then! Maybe next time I'll try this in a 38BB/BBB or so just to see the difference. But, I agree, it doesn't really matter too much! :)

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  3. That looks great on you! I think it suits you really well.

    I still haven't reviewed my BiuBiu order from months ago (My excuse is that I'm busy, but it's really not that good of an excuse-- I need to take care of it soon), but I did have the same issue with some of the shirts I got from BiuBiu-- especially the Prado Verde (which I also got in 36bb/bbb, so if anything it should have been too much room in the chest)-- a damn shame because I love the shape, style, and the design, but the shape and shortness means I need to adjust constantly to keep it from flashing stomach or bra, and so I never wear it. The underbust seam is just too high, there isn't enough room for my bust and so it slides around a lot since the material is so smooth.

    Even though BiuBiu sizing says I need a 36bb, I think I really need to stick more to the 36bbb side of things, to be sure there's adequate coverage for my bust size-- I'd rather have a little bit too much chest coverage than not quite enough.

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    1. Thanks! :) I think that I would try out a 38B/BB or BB/BBB next time, just because the fabric is pretty clingy, just to see what kind of difference it makes. But this size definitely works well enough - it probably is just a matter of preference.

      I think the issue with the Prado Verde is common - it's like the seam is meant to sit on the bust, which is kind of weird, and the shape is a little odd. But then again, I know it works quite well for others!

      I'm with you on sticking with the 36BBB - I kind of wish there was the BBB/BBBB option with the stretchy fabrics, but I suppose the BB/BBB is close enough in general for me now. I can't wait to read your reviews! :)

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  4. I think this looks great on you! I keep eying the wrap tops from them after seeing reviews. I love my BiuBiu button-fronts and dresses though!

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