Bra Review: Freya Deco Strapless, 32E

The quest for a usable strapless continues.  Back today with a review of a bra I’ve previously owned in a different size, sold, and now purchased again!  Strapless bras are, by design due to simple gravity, a shape mismatch for my narrow and projected breasts.  Without straps, cups have to be wide, shallow, tall, and likely stiff and bands have to be tight to hold the bra up and keep breasts contained and close to the chest wall.  That said, I’ve always been on the hunt for the “best” of the strapless world, because it really is a summer wardrobe

Guest Post: Letterphobia

Hi readers!  Check out the recent guest post I did for Zathiya! http://www.zathiya.com/blog/letterphobia/ I highly recommend Aisha at Zathiya as a wonderful guide and resource if you’re unsure about shape, size, or what bra to order.  She stocks both Comexim and Ewa Michalak and if she doesn’t have your size in stock, she’ll order it for you!  I love her 🙂 More bra reviews coming soon, I promise 🙂

Bra Review: Cleo Marcie, 28FF – a summertime classic.

Cleo Marcie is a 3 part balconette bra by Panache that has been around for eons and been reviewed many times.  It’s generally the first bra recommended for full on top shapes or tall rooted breasts, and I am neither of those.  I am even-to-full on bottom, with very short roots.  But I have always loved the Marcie for it’s simplicity and rounded shape, and for the fact that it’s available in a lot of colors.  I recently acquired the summery yellow colorway, and while it’s not a perfect fit, it’s darn close and there’s still plenty to love about Marcie.

Bra Review: Ewa Michalak CHP Gazeta, 65F

For most of you reading this, the Gazeta needs no introduction.  Gazeta translates to “newspaper” and was a wildly popular bra by Ewa Michalak back when it was first released.  Despite several reviews stating the band runs tight and the bra overall was terribly uncomfortable, it remained popular due to its uniqueness.  Gazeta is a padded half cup made from a newspaper print fabric, with black piping, ruffles and little red hearts as accents.  I missed out on the original run of Gazeta, and it’s been discontinued for quite some time due to the apparent loss of the fabric source.  I

Bikini Review: Miss Mandalay Bardot, 32F + Asos bikini briefs

It’s so sunny, humid, and warm today I’m in a swimming mood!  As promised when I reviewed my Comexim Pin Up Girl, today I have another bikini top for you.  Miss Mandalay is a UK bra manufacturer and their Paige and Paris sets are quite popular among Bratabase and A Bra That Fits.  I’ve never managed to try one, but I’ve heard the brand is fairly narrow wired and projected all around, so when I spied the Bardot swim top on sale in a sister size of mine, I had to give it a go.  Bardot is currently on sale and still

So I altered my Ewa Michalak CH Cherry, and here’s how it turned out

I figured this post was somewhat timely, with the coming out of the lovely Petite Collegiate’s review of her Cherry and the completely unacceptable customer service she experienced from Ewa Michalak. I mentioned in my previous review of this bra that I was unimpressed with the overall design and sizing.  It runs so large, seriously.  And for Ewa to claim it doesn’t is preposterous on her part.  Mine is not as oversized as Petite’s, but it is still noticeably larger than other bras in this cut and size.  The band was too stretchy, the straps far too wide set (don’t even

Bra Review: Claudette Dessous, 28G

Happy weekend lovelies!  Today I’m reviewing another UK bra I’ve found an acceptable fit in.  I’m happy to add it to my unlined bra collection, as summer is approaching and my padded bras will just be too freaking hot for our 100+ degree days and high humidity.  Claudette Dessous is available in a rainbow of colors, and mine is Sandstone and Navy from SS2013.  I’ve been told Claudette changes the fit of this bra about every season.  While I’ve never tried another color to personally speak to this, it’s a bit discouraging because depending on which Dessous you get your

Bra Review: Tutti Rouge Nichole, 30E

Tutti Rouge is a UK based brand that mostly produces wide and shallow bras, with the exception of Nichole.  Nichole is narrow and very deep and projected.  It runs very large, both in the band and the cup.  Readers who are familiar with my size may wonder why I’m reviewing a 30E!  Well when it arrived to me, it fit like a 32F, which is a distant sister size of my usual 28G-ish. Tutti Rouge is known for their attention to style and detail, and Nichole is no exception.  Let’s check her out: Aesthetically, there’s nothing I don’t love about

Bikini Review: Comexim Pin Up Girl half cup, 60J

Swimsuit season is rapidly approaching us here in the United States, and as all small band/larger bust ladies know, bikinis are the ultimate nemesis.  I grew up insanely jealous of my girlfriends who could waltz into Target or wherever and pick up a cute triangle halter top bikini for $20.  I tried and tried, but my chest wasn’t having it.  I spent countless summers sad and deflated, falling out of my tops, tying them as tight as humanly possible and then lying perfectly still by the water, not daring to move and suffer a wardrobe malfunction.  Once I learned that

Bra Review: Ewa Michalak SM Summertime, 65FF

Happy Friday lovely readers!  Today I’m reviewing another SM style from Ewa Michalak.  It fits similarly to my SM Kusidelko, with a few notable differences.  Let’s jump right in with some pictures! Look at how pretty and summery it is!  The name is very fitting.  Worth noting:  I got this bra secondhand and the ivory bows that are usually on the straps are missing.  I love the floral embroidery and the colors used.  I was hoping it would function as a nude unlined bra, something my wardrobe is still conspicuously lacking, however the embroidery and pastel colors show through my