Australia’s Lingerie Blog for Women D Cup and Up

Breast Health

Asymmetrical breasts

Did you know that over 50% of women have different size breasts? Surprisingly common, breast size asymmetry is the term used to describe when your breasts are different in volume, shape or position. The truth is breast asymmetry is so common that even popular celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Keira Knightley have opened up about their own uneven breasts. After all, your breasts are sisters not twins! Typically, women find that the asymmetry is more noticeable during puberty and it evens out during development. Why is one of my boobs bigger ...

READ MORE >>
Why Do My Underwires Hurt Me

Let's get this straight - your bra should be like your best friend. If your best friend doesn't support you, pokes you constantly, and is just a general pain to be around, then you probably need a new best friend, and the same goes for your bra. Your friendly, everyday underwired bra should not be hurting you - at all!

So why do my underwires hurt me?

This could be for a number of reasons but most likely, the size, fit or style of your bra is probably not right for you. If your everyday ...

READ MORE >>
Lingerie drawer

As the foundation of any great outfit, your choice of lingerie is very important in helping you feel and look fabulous. But how many different types of bras do you really need? And, more importantly, how many bras do you own that have been sitting unused and unloved for months (or years)? According to a survey done by Rigby & Peller, the average women owns (drum-roll, please)... eight bras. But we think those survey participants may have hidden a few; our guess would be closer to 20 bras (Note: I ...

READ MORE >>
Cake Lingerie Ginger Macaroon Flexiwire Nursing Bra

In short, the answer is yes. Are you hearing conflicting advice? Like many aspects of pregnancy and parenthood, there are millions of opinions out there about what you should or shouldn't wear, eat, and do when pregnant or breastfeeding... so who do you listen to? The answer is YOU.  Like all decisions regarding your pregnancy and baby, it’s important to educate yourself to help you to make informed choices. And then decide what is best for you. Brava has fitted 1000’s of women and in a nutshell our advice is this: ...

READ MORE >>
Maxine & Lin Windram

What we've learnt… We’ve dipped our toes in and blogged before, but now we are excited to reveal our new, bold and beautiful blog. Knowledge, practice and experience (enhanced with your feedback) are what we have gained, harvested through working with women daily. The learning is constant because every woman and every body is different. Our Brava fitters are highly experienced and passionate about helping women, and we have some great blog posts lined up for you in 2015. But this is where YOU come in! Tell us what you’d like us to ...

READ MORE >>

How do you feel about your bra size? Are your cups half full, half empty, or over-flowing? Before I worked at Brava, I used to squeeze myself into D cup bras. I didn't even believe cups went bigger than an E cup… anything close to an F cup set me reeling back in self-denial! On the subject of self-denial, as a teenager I was fearful of anyone mentioning Dolly Parton in my presence. Name-calling wasn’t something I stood up to well. At the very beginning of my journey as a bra fitter ...

READ MORE >>

For many years, fuller-busted women had only one decision when it came to bra shopping… which colour minimiser bra to buy?  If your bra cup size is D or above, and you have only ever worn minimiser bras in an effort to make your breasts appear smaller, then your options have got a whole lot better! It’s the perfect time for you to visit a specialty large cup lingerie store and try something new. What is a minimiser bra? Designed to compress and spread your breasts ...

READ MORE >>

There is a big myth out there in the big, wide world that “DD cup is huge” which we previously blogged about here. Truth be told, D and DD cup sizes are very common and recent research has even concluded that DD cup is the new C cup. The phrase “DD cup” is enough to boggle the minds of some people, the result of years of inadequate sizing by bra manufacturers, and a lack of bra fitting education. For a long time, DD cup was the largest bra cup size ...

READ MORE >>

Do you remember shopping for your first bra? For most women, memories of their first bra shopping experience involve both anticipation and embarrassment. Puberty is tough on so many levels, and having to stand half-naked in a change room whilst someone hands you bras to try on can hit the top of the ‘most embarrassing experiences’ list. Many women cringe at their memory of the brightly-lit change room, the matronly shop assistant, and the confusing/boring bras on offer... remembering forever the colour and style of that first piece of lingerie they ever ...

READ MORE >>
Happy, confident woman on beach

There are two ways to change your body confidence: change how you look, or change how you feel about your looks. Let’s face it… although we’ve all thought about what we’d like to change about our appearance (nose job, weight loss, tummy tuck, liposuction, and the list goes on and on) the first option is not always the answer. Losing excess weight and gaining strength will always make you feel stronger and more energetic – which is great – but it may not give you the increase in body confidence you ...

READ MORE >>
« Previous Posts