With my recent success with Urkye, I was eager to finally try out BiuBiu, another Polish, bust-friendly clothing company that’s well-known in the bra blogging world. When I saw that there was free shipping to the U.S. on July 4th, I jumped at the chance and grabbed two tops that were on sale. I received the package just about 2 weeks after ordering.
Now, first off, I noticed that the two shirts I ordered were made from a different material than that of the clothing I have from Urkye. These BiuBiu shirts are made of a 95% Viscose/5% Spandex blend. The lightness and stretchiness is nice, but to be honest, the smell and feel reminds me of a swimsuit. Not exactly preferable to me, but obviously everyone has different materials that they’ll prefer [note: the smell faded quickly – I’m just very sensitive to smells/scents :B]. On to the reviews!
|BiuBiu Emerald; model wearing a 36B/BB|
|BiuBiu Emerald, 36BB/BBB|
I think I’ll keep the shirt, and the fit is good enough, but it doesn’t seem as versatile of a shirt as I was hoping, and not necessarily “me”.
[ETA – Okay, I wanted to add that after throwing on this shirt with a pair of khakis for an interview, I have to say that it really did end up working well for me. Actually, I’m kind of more in love with it now. The only slight issue I still have is that it seems just a tad small in the bust for me… but it’s definitely a near-perfect fit. It’s great to have your mind changed sometimes!]
The second shirt I picked out was the Prado Verde, also in 36BB/BBB.
|BiuBiu Prado Verde; model wearing a 36B/BB|
|BiuBiu Prado Verde 36BB/BBB|
A bit better, but the shirt gave a pretty boxy look from the front still, and I feel I shouldn’t have to wear a belt with a shirt that’s supposed to be tailored to a busty body type anyway. I’m fairly sure this one’s going to be passed on or returned.
So, concluding thoughts? With all the great things I’ve heard and seen about BiuBiu, I wasn’t as impressed with these two shirts that I chose. They just didn’t seem quite as bust-friendly as I was expecting them to be. I also wish I’d been a little more careful and thorough when I chose the tops, but then again, I didn’t see a whole lot that really jumped out at me on the site that was stocked in my size.
I do want to add that I am by no means bashing or dismissing BiuBiu. They’ve really pioneered an awesome site and clothing line for bustier women like me. Their clothing is very affordable, even considering the cost of shipping from Poland. There are quite a range of shapes and patterns available. And I’ve seen other women wearing their stuff, and it looks amazing on them. So, I do plan to try BiuBiu again sometime in the near future – and I’ll cross my fingers that I make better picks!