I made the crucial mistake of wearing a strapless bra to Pride Edinburgh. From 11am till 7pm, I had that demon bra on me. The moment it came off, I was filled with joy. My boobs were finally free.
Naturally I took to Twitter to whinge about said strapless bra pain and was introduced to the concept of longline bras by the lovely Malie Watson.
Long line bras had never really played a part if my lingerie shopping but after a quick google search and reading the benefits, I was straight to Debenhams the next day to find one.
So what's the deal with longline bras you may ask? Well they extend down to waist or hips which means they can help with support a lot more than a normal bra. They can also help smooth things out if you are wearing a fairly tight dress or top.
|With so many bras in the world, why is shopping for one so stressful?|
Well I managed to find one of those mythical 32D in a beautiful longline style bra. I was full of excitement when I went to try it on, that feeling didn't last long. Something just didn't look right but I couldn't put my finger on it. Maybe I had went up to 34?
So I asked the lovely girl at the fitting room what she thought and straight away she said "Yeah that is the wrong cup size." Wrong cup size? This had never crossed my mind. I was so sure I was a D but no, it turns out I am more like a DD.
Guess what? None of the bras in that style came in a 32DD.
I am not saying all high street shops do this but throughout the past several years I have found bra shopping a stressful experience. I can't even imagine how frustrating it must be for any who is above a D or DD.
Luckily I came across a beautiful New Look one on ASOS. It's just a shame that like most high street brands they don't seem to stock those sizes often in the actual stores.
When it comes to underwear, I am a girl of simple tastes. Black or beige for me but after a day of wearing this beauty, I want to be able to find 'pretty bras'. I want to up my lingerie game without of course spending a bomb...
So here is a few picks of longline bras that I am currently lusting after:
- Freya Deco Shape Moulded Strapless Longline Bra (Figleaves) - £15
- Undiz Tocrochiz Longline Bra (ASOS) - £17
- Eyelash Lace Padded Underwired Longline Plunge Bra (M&S) - £16
- Emily Longline Satin Bra (Boux Avenue) - £15
- New Look Lace Longline Bra (ASOS) - £12.99
- Wolf & Whistle Fuller Bust Fishnet Lattice Longline Bra (ASOS) - £8.50
- Flora Longline Bra (Boux Avenue) - £26
- ASOS Madison Lace Longline Underwire Bra - £9
Do you go for longline style? Do you have problems bra shopping on the high street?
Till then next time!