Today we are overjoyed to introduce to you our first guest post, written by the wonderful Ellie. You may remember her from our Lady V Special! Hopefully you will love her first post as much as we do and together we can twist her arm and get her to write more of them!
My boobs are big. I mean, not comedy colossal but they make their presence known, regardless of however desperately I try to hide them away. And believe me I’ve tried.
I won’t go into the various reasons why having big boobs isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I’m just going to focus on one. Clothes. There are certain items of clothing that a woman with an ample bosom simply cannot respectably wear. With larger boobs come larger bras; thicker straps, higher cups and generally just a lot more bra. This of course is necessary to some extent – the point of a bra being support. However, it means a lot of clothes, particularly summer clothes, are out of the question unless you want to display large chunks of your hideously unflattering beige t-shirt bra to the world. Sad faces all round.
It’s not just the style of clothes that can be an issue. My biggest woe is the fit. This applies particularly to dresses (and shirts of course but I won’t open that can of worms). I’m a size 12. My boobs are not a size 12. Go up to a 14 and the waist is shapeless and the sleeves baggy. Wear a 12 and suffer squashed-flat-boob syndrome. Great. On the high-street the big of boob are simply not catered for.
I’ve always bought my underwear from Bravissimo. Not only do they offer a great fit but also make a real effort to stay up to the minute with fashions, offering really pretty styles and prints. I’ve been aware of their clothing range for a while but never explored it. Until now! My mum recently offered to buy me a couple of dresses from Pepperberry (Bravissimo’s clothing line), claiming that I needed some ‘really well fitting clothes’. After the initial offence, I decided to take her up on the offer.
We trawled the website for a while but I quickly became overwhelmed by the choice. I’m not great at decision making. So I handed over responsibility to my mum. She has pretty excellent taste so I felt confident. A few days later, two dresses arrived…