Ok, so the day after I wrote this post about my bosums, I discovered that those said bosums were in fact bigger than I had ever thought possible.
Here I’ve been blissfully waltzing through my lingerie life, convinced that I’m a 16C. Straight up. No DDs about it.
Well, flick my bra strap till it hurts, it turns out I’m a 14F or a 16E. Excuse me but WTF?
And it gets better … or worse … whichever way you look at it (or them). My boobs are sideways boobs. Yep, they’re not of the big, stand-up voluptuous variety. No, they like a good lie down and I need a particular bra to suit that shape.
So, where did this Great Breast Revelation of 2011 happen? Evie Boo Lingerie in Brisbane City. Evie Boo’s range begins at a D cup and goes through to a K Cup. They also stock back sizes from 6-24.
Owner Dawn Clayton had invited me in for a fitting* but to be honest I think she had my boobies sussed from our first meeting at a networking event the month before.
In this video she talks about why she started Evie Boo and why women of all ages have had their life changed on walking in the door.
But back to me.
I’m ushered into the change rooms, as a few bras are handed to me to try out. No, there was no tape measure. The Evie Boo fitters work from the visual and then keep trying different bra shapes and sizes until it’s a perfect match.
And that perfect match for me, on account of the sideways, “shallow” boob thing with which I’ve been blessed, is a balcony or plunge style bra. A full-cup leaves a yawning gap where breast tissue should lie if they stood up a bit more.
A perfectly fitted bra will have the girls sitting straight across your chest where they belong.
And this is the perfect bra for me.
And so is this strapless one. Seriously, I’ve never had a strapless that actually lifted my rack to somewhere vaguely near where it should be.
When was the last time you had your rack professionally sized up?
Don’t ASSUME that you are actually the bra size you think you are. Chances are, whether you’re a size 6 or 26, you’re not. Hunt down a lingerie specialist – and if you are a D cup or above, seek out a lingerie boutique that specialises in larger cup sizes.
And if you know and recommend a lingerie specialist near where you live and shop, please leave their details in the comment section below. Consider it a community service announcement!
* Evie Boo Lingerie invited me in for a fitting and I was gifted the above two bras in accordance with my disclosure policy