Australia’s Lingerie Blog for Women D Cup and Up

Tell us what you think for your chance to win!

Maxine & Lin WindramWhat 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 blog about for your chance to win a $50 Brava voucher. Simply read on and then leave a comment below…

Are you a Brava Woman? Confident. Supported. Comfortable. These three little words can have a big, long lasting impact on how you live (and breathe). As fuller-busted women ourselves, we know this only too well and that’s why we do what we do… encourage other women to embrace their shape, and introduce them to lingerie and swimwear that they only ever dreamed they’d wear.

Over the past eight years, we’ve fitted 1000s of women, at all stages of life, into supportive lingerie and swimwear. We’ve spent hundreds of hours chatting, fitting, laughing with, consoling, listening to and educating on bra fit. And it’s the many wonderful conversations we’ve had with these women along the way that have inspired us to “renovate” our blog and bring you the best of our bra fitting knowledge, lingerie trends, bra reviews and dispel some bra fitting myths.

The Brava way… is different. It’s a big call – we know! We fit according to your own personal level of comfort and we understand that this varies from woman to woman. Tape measures are for builders, not for bra fitters. They produce inaccurate information and most brands have a different fitting format that is in conflict with the tape measure. Our fitters listen to the needs of individual women, and use their thorough product knowledge to work with the customer’s shape to find the very best outcome.

Changes over the years… We’re thrilled to see more manufacturers producing bigger cups, recognising the need for smaller back sizes too. We’ve loved introducing women to longline bras that make you feel beautiful, bras designed for sloping shoulders, and the innovative clips that create the multiway. Black swimwear still dominates, but more colourful options are being introduced and the selection of large cup swimwear has definitely improved. We patiently wait for each new season’s offerings – and there are occasional disappointments, but some fabulous advances in fabric and design too. The Brava buying team performs stock analysis which takes into consideration customer responses and ideas, staff members’ experience of what works and what doesn’t, and a bit of lingerie instinct. We love what we do and we hope that you can always sense this when visiting a Brava store.

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We can’t wait to hear your ideas.

Lin & Maxine

P.S. The winner of the $50 Brava voucher will be drawn at random on January 5, 2015 and contacted via email. The winner will also be announced here and on our Facebook page.

39 Responses to "Tell us what you think for your chance to win!"

  1. Linda says:

    I would love to see photos of your most recommended/popular bras on women of several different sizes and shapes.

    I also loved reading your bra reviews and will definitely check back to read more. Advice on bras that are most suitable for women with a size difference between breasts would be really helpful.

  2. The Bra-Fitters says:

    Congratulations to Charlotte Hilder who was picked at random to be the winner of our $50 Brava voucher – we’ll be sending you an email shortly!

    Thanks to each and every one of you for taking the time to comment here with your wish list for future blogs! We’ll be considering all of your ideas and we look forward to answering some of your questions, and sharing some of our tips and stories here very soon.

    It’s wonderful to be able to tap into your collective female wisdom, and learn more about how we can help the large-cupped women of the world embrace their shape. Thank you x

  3. Sally says:

    I’d love to see a blog about the importance of good bras. Why is a good bra important: eg shaping, health effects (back/neck strain etc), and how often you should be re-fitted for new bras.

  4. Madeleine says:

    I would like to read a piece about how large-cup bras and swimwear fit into the fashion industry, especially focussing on the models used in ads for large size lingerie. I dont know about everyone else, but I sure have a hard time believing that some of the models I see in ads would really wear large size bras in real life. Its a bit silly that we know we are buying a larger size, but manufacturers still think they should use a “skinny” model to sell it to us. Lingerie advertisements have come a long way and I do sometimes see different body types in ads (special props to Elomi and Curvy Kate here), but I do still think the fashion industry as a whole is reluctant to embrace different sizes and shapes, which really is a problem.

  5. Vanessa says:

    Would love something about post baby boobs – for instance I didn’t know about wired feeding bras for a long time, would have come to get them sooner for sure!
    Also, recommendations based on previous purchases. Not sure if that is possible, but maybe if something new comes in that is similar to previous (registered?) bras you could send an email?
    Love you guys!

  6. Flick says:

    i have to agree with many of the ladies above
    Blogs from great swimwear for larger busts, bras to wear under different dresses formal, casual, workwear
    Maybe getting a reader to road test different bras (different brand to what they would usually wear)
    Actually maybe doing road tests from your customer s trialing new stock swim wear, undergarments etc

  7. Sarah says:

    I would love to see a blog article on the different breast and bra shapes. As there so many different styles of bras are available it would br great to know which types work best for each woman’s shape. For instance do plunge style’s work better for certain breasts, etc.

  8. Anne says:

    Not sure if this has been done before, but what about profiling your staff or memorable customer stories?
    I’d also love to read about available sports bras for different sports (e.g. Running vs dancing vs brisk walk)

  9. Jennie says:

    I would love to have blogs about boobs after giving birth. shape changes and so forth… would also appreciate how best to look after bras. bras over history would also be interesting 🙂 and of course myths about boobs/bras would be good too. also bathing suits to go for to suit body type 😉 and what really happens to boobs if you manage to lose weight???

  10. Helen Looymans says:

    Manufacturers who make bras for bigger women are clueless about what we need. They need to know that when the straps are smooth and you try to adjust the straps to their smallest length that smooth material will not work – the weight of your breasts end up making the straps lengthen throughout the day, rather than staying where you want them, making them sag oh-so-low. Longer underwires make sense, but not when they dig way up into your armpits. Those flimsy little plastic clasps on the front or back of your bra HURT and often turn sideways, making it even worse! And the straps are always so far to the sides of your shoulders that they’re impossible to hide when wearing singlet tops with even the widest straps. So many bras for us big girls are ‘full coverage’ – I like to show my cleavage wearing scoop neck tops, because if you’ve got it, flaunt it, and there’s only a few bras that wouldn’t show out the top of my clothing. And strapless bras need an all new design for bigger breasts – I have one bra which is meant to be able to be converted to strapless, but with the straps off they sag so low that I may as well go braless! They make so many City Chic dresses without straps and I can’t even go there! My mum is only a DD and because of her age (77) finds underwires uncomfortable – there were only two bras instore that would fit her and they were so ugly and twice the price of mine (over $120, but she felt obligated to buy one and pay the excess because I’d bought her a gift voucher)! I’m a 12-14G and can only find one bra instore at a time that will fit me, and even then there’s always some part of the bra that hurts or just isn’t the way it should be when the bra is made in that size. Please tell bra manufacturers what they need to improve so they can make bras the way they’re meant to be. So far only Ewa Michalak has come the closest, but there’s still many improvement which could be made, if only they knew all these problems existed.

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