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Saturday, April 23, 2016

The best lingerie for curves

While shopping for clothing in my a size AU 16 is super simple here in Australia, shopping for lingerie is not as easy. You see Australia still does no have any idea of how to properly fit a woman into a bra and believes that girls with large cup sizes must have large back sizes as well. So for me at a 34GG (size 12 GG) I've always been limited with choice. Luckily over the last few years I've found amazing lingerie shops locally like Brava who specialize in larger cups for smaller backs but I still find myself shopping overseas as well and testing new brands whenever possible.

I've been playing it safe for a while now bra wise but for this giant review post I wanted to feature new brands or new styles from brands I love. I have to say in end end I absolutely adore each and every style I've included and for bra's that's a huge accomplishment. 

Be warned this is a very wordy and photo packed blog post but if you stick with me your boobies will thank you! Also I have to point out that each style is a perfect fit but with the corset cleavage tends to be pushed up and together so the flat middle wires on the chest that we all look for in a proper fitting bra is not apparent in these images. But trust me they are all perfect! 

Earlier this year I had the chance to review the Christina Long Line Cage bra from Playful Promises and wrote within that post how much I was lusting after the Cordelia! Well my wish came true and I'm smitten with this red and black lace number. Can we take a moment to stare at this stunning eyelash lace? While I adored the cage bra I found the fit was not spot on because they had not released the G cup yet but now all my fit issues have been sorted. In a 36G Cordelia is perfection (I can wear both a 34GG and a 36G comfortably but the 34 is my go to size). 

From the intricate lace placed on a ruby red satin fabric to the amazing lash scalloped edging that frames your breasts this bra is super sexy and beautifully designed. It gives great shape while offering the perfect amount of support as it comes with a very strong medium sized straps.

With me it's all about getting great cleavage and that really round shape and this style ticks all of the boxes. Available in this colour option as well as the absinthe pale blue this is a style that every girl needs in her collection. It's really great to see brand like Playful Promises expanding into the bigger cup market and I can't wait to see what they create next.

The Cordelia bra comes with the adorable Lace Heart Brief  I found that the string style bottom did not really work with my hips in an XL. With a large bust and an hourglass shape comes huge hips and styles like this don't always work for me. Maybe if they expand their size range to a to an XXL I might have luck with this brief. I paired this bra with the amazing lace cheeky boy short from Hips and Curves instead and I loved how well they worked together. This super stretchy g-string with lace up detail at the back is a dream to wear. I ordered the 1XL and its perfect on my hips with some extra room. I still find that plus size bottoms can be a little big on me! Damn my in-between shape!

Liliana Bra - £29.50

I'm so excited to be sharing a brand I've been dying to try for the last year with you guys!! Tutti Rouge  are a UK based lingerie company focusing on the beautiful bras and bottoms for curvy girls so obviously I had to try some of their most outstanding styles. 

The one thing that stands out to me about Tuttie Rouge has to be their use of bright colours, stunning prints and really bold shapes. There is nothing shy, boring or demure about their stunning range and they create that mixture of feminine and sexy perfectly. 

The Liliana is a half padded lace cup bra in a stunning fushia pink with red lace detailing on each cup. The lace work on this bra is so intricate and beautiful close up and I just adore the mixing of these to colours. While I'm not usually one to wear pink this shade really does work with my skin tone. Being a half padded this style still gives you that great round shape while still giving a great amount of cleavage.

Offering great coverage while still putting the girls on show and the scalloped edging is yet again such great framing on your chest - I think I'll be hunting for more styles like this in the future! I paired each of these bra's styles with a black leather corset and other black accessories to show just how much each colour or style pops. The pink and black mixture might be my new favourite colour combination! I'm wearing this style in a 34GG and because I was new to this brand I ordered each style in a different size to find out which worked best. For this half padded bra the 34GG is perfect while with a different shape bra I can swing a size larger in the back and smaller in the cup as you will see shortly.


The Liliana bra comes with both a Brazilian style pantie and a lace short. I'm wearing the short in a size XXL and the lace is super stretchy, comfortable and offers lots of coverage. The fit on both the XL and XXL panties work really well for my curves. Gone are the days of boring beige bras and knickers for girls with curves, we now have brands like Tutti Rouge to keep us fully supported and looking adorable. 

Jessica Bra - £38.00
Jessica Thong - £15.00

From bright pink and packed with colour to something a little bit darker and a whole lot sexier. The Jessica Non-padded plunge with Tutti Booster and Tutti Super Booster. What is a Tutti Booster and Tutti Super Booster you ask? Well simply put it's two level insert option to give your boobies that two levels of boost! With one insert on each side you can add a little boost or a SUPER boost! Or even wear this style without any boosters for a comfortable and chic supportive shape. 

If you know me well enough by now you'll know that I went for the Tutti Super Boost with this style and wore two inserts on each side and the shape is AMAZING! Unlike other inserts these are complete undetectable and are super comfortable.

The bra itself is the perfect plunge style which works perfectly with all of the low cut tops and dresses in my wardrobe. The extra cleavage cookies (boosters) also give my low cut tops a new level of boobtastic awesomeness! For the Jessica I'm wearing the 36G and I think it's a great fit but I think for all Tuttie Rouge products I will stick with a 34GG in the future. They have very roomy and comfortable bands and I love the fit on the 34 more. 

Again the use of stunning and intricate lace is beautifully showcased in this style and I'm loving the cream lace work that cups just under each breast. I also adore the mixture of two different styles of lace within the bra. The polka dot sheer for the base of the breast and the more detailed lace for the top. 

I don't think I've ever loved a fabric more than this mixture here and I can't wait to get my hands on more styles in the future. I'm currently lusting after the both the Betty Bra and the Janey with matching shorts. I'm really feeling the bright colours and prints so I can't wait to get more styles. 

I paired the Jessica with the matching thong and I love this set!! The thong while structured is super comfortable and features both the mixtures of lace and the ribbon detailing of the bra. I'm really loving the underwear options from Tutti Rouge and I think I've found one of my all time favourite brands! 

Scantilly Peek-A-Boo Bra - $94.00 (prices may vary) 

Scantilly is a new noir style range from Curvy Kate! A range full of sexy shapes, amazing sheer fabrics, cheeky peak a boo options and lots of amazing fabrics. I've been a huge fan of Curvy Kate over the years but when this range was released my jaw dropped and from the moment I laid eyes on the Peek-a-boo bra I was in lust. The sheer cup, bold black seems and the unique cut out cup feature drew me in. I love sheer bras and how each seem or line is emphasized and creates a really dramatic shape. 

Now the last bra I got from Curvy Kate was the amazing strapless bra so I was still not sure what size I needed. I opted for a 36G in case it was a smaller fit at the band and like my previous bras it seems to be my size for this brand. This bra might just be one of the sexiest items I've ever worn and I can't express enough how much I adore both the fit and look of it. 

The cups are roomy and soft while still adding heaps of shape and boost. The sheerness offers that extra element of sex appeal and when paired with the cut out fabric around the bottom of the bra it's almost a work of art. I also adore how well sheer fabrics pop one pale skin when photographed and this set worked so well on our photo shoot! The matching brief is a little bit cheeky and has a missing panel in the back to show off your toosh! It's super comfortable to wear and super cute! I wear all Curvy Kate Bottoms in a XL or a 16/18 depending on cut.

The Scantilly range is available at DD + cup retailers and once you view the whole range (this style is also available in red) you will be getting every single piece. I myself have been lusting after the All Wrapped Up bra and pantie set as well as The Surrender Basque. Each item is so bold and sexy you won't want to hide these beneath your clothes so be sure to stock up on lots of sheer blouses.

Lastly I want to give a little more focus on other pieces I paired with these stunning lingerie sets. For the last few months I've been hunting for vintage style robes but I've not found the perfect styles in my budget. Well this was until I came across this stunning long robe at Hips and Curves! In a soft and silky chiffon and charmeuse lace combination this robe pairs perfectly with every single lingerie set in my collection. Available in red and white (black is currently sold out but there are many more robe options found here. My favourite feature on this robe has to be the flowing lace sleeves and how it almost glides behind me as I walk. I'm wearing this in a 1XL and I think it's clear to say that for Hips and Curves this is my go to size. While everything is a tiny bit roomy it's still super comfortable and that's what I want in my lounge wear. 

I also tried something a little new and picked up these red hot sheer lace thigh highs from Hips and Curves. The bold red legs really work with the all black lingerie look and they are the perfect shape for my curvy thighs. I tend to wear XLs in most hosiery brands and the top of these hits right at my of my thigh if pulled up fully. These work perfectly with all garter belts as well as on their own so I highly suggest picking up these and any other stockings at hips and curves. I need to add many more to my own collection asap!

Many thanks to Ryan Gill Photography for working on this with me! This was our very first shoot together and I can't wait to plan more. Ryan is an absolute joy to work with and we really clicked! Be sure to check out his website and Instagram!

Our backdrop is my all time favourite location Bobby McGees at the Rydges Hotel in Melbourne. Many thanks to the amazing staff for once again having us run about your perfectly retro venue shooting up as storm. One day it is my goal to have a huge party in this room so I best start planning and saving!


  1. Thanks Teer! It is so hard to find bras for my boobs - I am a 36HH. I have had hit and miss with online buying and have given up buying in person - sick of being advised to get 44G bras to fit the girls but the back is too big and it ends up being painful. I will be stalking these brands to check out sizes.

  2. So excited to see some H&C in there ;) Love how you styled these looks. Gorgeous photos and you look amazing of course!