Big Bust Support

The Big Bust Blog is an important part of Big Bust Support. This site is constantly growing and changing. (a lot like our bosoms in those early adolescent years) This blog will

* let you know whenever any new Web pages appear on Big Bust Support.com

* keep you up-to-date with other postings or interesting news about big busts.

* this is a place for me to get things off my chest. ;) I'll vent, think aloud, laugh, and share my feelings.

May 26, 2015

Prima Donna Bra Update!

I got a great email this weekend from a lady named Erin. She had just read my Prima Donna Bra Review and wanted to know how it was holding up for me. Here's her email....

Just a question - just read your review on the Prima Donna and am wondering how it held up for you.

I also am a 34DDDD and am in the process of rejuvenating my bra collection. I had an Empreinte a few years back (I paid $125) but those are now ($190). If I could rob a bank I would get another in a heartbeat.

I have never owned or tried a Prima Donna. I've been getting my bras from Nordstrom or Nord. They work while I pay the rent, but am considering adding one "workhorse" to supplement some less expensive options.
Today I'd like to answer Erin's email and give her (and all of you) an update on my Prima Donna Bra.

I wear my Prima Donna Bra almost every day. In fact I'm wearing it right now....

Background....I ordered this bra back in October (I think) so I've had it for 7 months. And..... I've pretty much worn it every day since then. (minus washings and workouts of course ;)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE MY PRIMA DONNA BRA!

It still holds its shape perfectly. There have been no stitches come undone. The lace cups are perfect for fluctuating breast size (which happens about once a month ;) It is extremely comfortable. I will buy this bra again! And I am totally comfortable recommending this bra to any of you out there.

I know this update is sounding all sunshine and roses, but I honestly can't think of anything bad to say about this bra. The straps don't slip. The fabric is holding up just fine and it still fits me like the 1st day I wore it.

It has been worth every penny.

Sidenote: I hand wash my bra with mild detergent and hang it to dry in my bathroom. I'm not morally opposed to machine washing my bras, but I have a very aggressive washing machine and I'm afraid it might be a little rough on my 'delicates'.

Also, it's important to air dry or dry your bra on low heat. This protects the elastic in the bra from melting and loosing it's stretch. That would be sad. :(

So Erin, long story short....I'm still wearing my Prima Donna Bra nearly everyday and I love it! If you're looking for a 'workhorse' as you put it, this bra is it!

May 21, 2015

Oh Boy. Last Day of School......

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my girls. Do you have any idea what this does to my 'work from home' schedule?

Shoots it right to heck! That's what!

It's going to take me a few weeks to get into our 'summer routine' but I promise to post here 2-3 times a week.

My big bust shirts have shipped and I promise to take a picture when they get here!

May 18, 2015

Voting Is Closed!

See The Winners!

This was survey so much fun! Call me a loser or a simpleton or whatever, but watching the votes come in for the shirts I should buy was WAY more fun than I thought it would be.

It was a nail bitter to the very end!!

So without further ado.....here are the results! (keep in mind that there were 2 separate polls (1 for your top choice and 1 for your 2nd choice, so that's why the percentages are different)

It was a super close race with only a few votes separating each shirt! I didn't vote, but I was secretly hoping that the Red Polka Dot and Blue Striped shirt would win so I'm a happy camper (although I thought they were all cute and wished I could buy all of them).

I've already ordered both the winning shirts from Bravissimo and in a couple days I'll write up a page on how I determined what sizes to order from Bravissimo and what it is like to order from an overseas company. Both new experiences for me!

The shirts should be here in about 2+ weeks. Which seems like forever, but considering they're shipping from the UK I guess it's not terrible. Amazon Prime has spoiled me with their ridiculously fast delivery so now everything else seems like it takes FOREVER to get here! ;)

If you want to learn more about all of these shirts go to my big bust shirt's page.

Thanks for voting everyone! Check back soon for new blog posts and new webpages, including a detailed review of both of these shirts!

May 12, 2015

Help Me Choose What Shirt To Buy!

So....exciting day today!

I'm going to order a couple of big bust shirts from Bravissimo, but I can't decide which ones to get!

Do you want to help me choose?

Come on! You know you want to! There's nothing more fun than shopping with other people's money ;)

Here are the shirts I'm considering....



Aren't they cute!?

Bravissimo sells clothes that are designed for busty gals. They're based in the UK and I haven't ordered anything from them yet, but I will next week! And of course, I'll write up an in-depth review on whatever I order! So check back soon!

I have set up a survey over on my shirt page. Click the "Continue Reading...." link below to go vote on your favorite 2!!!

Continue reading "Help Me Choose What Shirt To Buy!"

May 07, 2015

Curvy Kate Mocks Victoria Secret's 'Perfect Body'

Last year Victoria Secret released their "Perfect Body" lingerie line. And it caused OUTRAGE!

Why?

Well obviously the intended (or unintended) message was that the perfect body looked like a Victoria Secret model.

Which clearly isn't true!

In my opinion the perfect body is one that is clean, taken care of, cherished, and allows us to experience life.

Those qualifiers skyrocket the number of 'perfect' bodies out there. Most of us have perfect bodies! Did you know that? You have a perfect body! I have a perfect body! How awesome is that?!

Now other companies are hitting back at the 'VS' Perfect Body campaign and hitting back hard.

I posted last month about the "I'm no Angel" advertisement from Lane Bryant. Now, Curvy Kate is throwing a punch with it's new motto, "Every Body is Beautiful". And they're releasing Ads that are eerily similar to the one from Victoria Secret last year.

Take a Look.....1st at the Victoria Ad


And Now for Curvy Kate's


Some people are pointing out that Curvy Kate's ad is just as exclusive as Victoria Secret's, complaining that there are no 'small busted' ladies or athletically built girls. Only Big Busted girls. I can see their point, but Curvy Kate sells bras specifically to ladies size D-G. That's who they are marketing to! Soooooo, That's why there are big breasted women in their ad.

BTW if you're interested in Checking out bras and lingerie from Curvy Kate you can find their bras on herroom.comicon.

Now, go out and do something awesome with that perfect, beautiful body of yours ;)

Apr 27, 2015

My Freya Tankini Review

It's taken me a few weeks, but my Freya Tankini Review is done! And let me tell you, I love this tankini! Not just because of the built-in bra either.

Continue reading "My Freya Tankini Review"

Apr 22, 2015

A Magic Trick to Make Your Boobs Appear Smaller!

What if I told you I could make your boobs appear smaller? No surgery, no magic creams, no exercises. Just smaller boobs when you look in the mirror.

Skeptical? Don't be! This is guaranteed to work in under 10 minutes.

Instructions for making your boobs appear smaller in 3 easy steps.

Step 1 - Watch this news clip.....



Step 2 - Go look in the mirror

Step 3 - Bam!! Your boobs will instantly appear smaller than they were 10 minutes ago!


You're welcome ;)

Apr 21, 2015

My Fantasie Tankini Review...It has a bra!

Here's my fantasie tankini review, and yes it has a built-in bra!! When you have large breasts a built-in bra swimsuit is ESSENTIAL! I've ordered a couple of tankinis to try. Here's what I think.....

Continue reading "My Fantasie Tankini Review...It has a bra!"

Apr 16, 2015

My Tankinis are Here!

Right now it's snowing outside and the temperature is 34 degrees. Boo! I miss Mesa Arizona!!!!

It's kind of hard to get excited about summer and sunshine and swimsuits when all I can see are sucky snowflakes out my window.

I just have to remind myself that winter never lasts forever... unless you live in North Pole or Greenland, in which case you have all my sympathies.

But thankfully I DON'T live at the North Pole or in Greenland and my sensible side tells me that eventually winter will end and summer will show her lovely head.

And when it does I'm going to have a new Tankini to wear! I ordered a couple of them from Herroom last week and they're here!


I've tried them on and I'm starting to form my opinions that I'll let you know ASAP! (Hopefully next Monday and Tuesday!)

Apr 14, 2015

Email Question Answered: H Cup Tankini

I got an email last week....

Rachel,
I am a 40-42H. I haven't been able to find a bathing suit top/tankini in 8 years to fit me. I can't find anyone that carries my size.

Lane Bryant once in awhile will carry an H size but I need one now for the summer.

Do you know any store that could help me? I wear anywhere from 8 to 10 pants but have to wear 1x tops. But can't ever find a bathing top!

Yes siree! This is a tough predicament to be in.

Ten-fifteen years ago, it would have been nearly impossible to recommend a swimsuit/tankini that catered to big busted women because.....THEY DIDN'T EXIST!

It's taken decades for clothing companies to figure out that there's a huge market for 'big busted' women!

AND!

With online shopping swimming suits and tankinis with built-in bras are becoming easier than ever to find!

So, to answer this email... Here are several tankinis/swimsuits I would recommend to to this lovely lady who wears a size 40-42H bra.

Note: These 3 links are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you decide to order one! If not, no worries!
Panache:
Anya Tankini
Fantasie:
Underwire Scoop Neck
Tankini
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Panache
Isobel Tankini
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Incidentally, that middle one (the one with the cheetah print), I ordered last week and will be writing up a review hopefully by Friday.

All 3 of the tankinis above are available in Size 40-42H. I think they're a great option for those of us who can't find a 'regular' swimsuit.

Another nice thing about tankinis is that you have the option of pairing the top with a different size/style bottom. So, those of us who are size 8 on the bottom and size 1X on top will be able to customize a suit to fit well all over!

Please note that tankini tops are sold separate from bottoms.

Apr 11, 2015

Stickin' it to Victoria

I mentioned a couple days ago that I'm in Mesa on vacation. And of course, no vacation would be complete without some mall shopping.

I was strollin' along when something on the lower level caught my eye....



I squinted in curiosity. Are those real life, big boobs in those photographs? Could it be? I seemed to recognize my body in a couple of those photographs! (figuratively speaking of course ;)

I hurried to the escalator, dragging my poor husband behind me, telling him "We've got to check out those boobs!" (He has a hard life)

I reached the Lane Bryant storefront and was not disappointed in what I saw....


My picture isn't great, but basically it's a collage of a bunch of women in standing in their underwear, with bodies that are REAL! Nothing photoshopped, just curves and bulges that we've been conditioned to feel guilty about our whole lives.

It's kind of hard to see, but on the glass are the words, "I'm No Angel!" Which of course is a dig at the Victoria Secret 'Angel' theme. LOVE IT! I also loved the fact that Victoria Secret was located DIRECTLY across from Lane Bryant. It was the ultimate poke-in-the-eye insult.

Don't get me wrong. I don't have anything against Victoria Secret. (Aside from the fact that they promote unrealistic body images and don't even carry bras bigger than a DDD.)

It's just such a breath of fresh air to have companies starting to recognize larger, curvier women and present them in a beautiful light. Curves are no longer taboo.

Here's the other side of Lane Bryant storefront....Just read it. It will make you feel better.
Bravo Lane Bryant, Bravo. Thanks for making my day!

Apr 09, 2015

Ordered me some Tankinis!

I'm in Mesa, AZ this week enjoying the 85+ degree weather. And I got thinking, I haven't bought a new swimsuit in a few years.

So, I jumped on my laptop before heading to the pool and I ordered me a couple of Tankini's to try out and review.

I learned a couple things.... well mainly one thing. Underwire tankinis are NOT cheap!! I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I mean a good big bust bra can run about $70-100. I just wish having big boobs wasn't so darn expensive. Maybe the President approve a big boob tax credit or something. ;)

So these 2 tankinis will be here sometime early next week. The black and pink one is my 'most pinned' tankini so I figured I'd review it for all the ladies who come here looking for it.

The other tankini is a bright print and I thought it was fun. Not something that I would normally pick, so it's my 'curveball'. It's always good to try something you wouldn't normally try. You might like it. (I'm one to talk, I always order Oreo Shakes, Turkey Sandwiches, and Burgers at restaurants, because they're 'safe' choices. ;)

Well, if I'm going to be posting tankini pictures of myself on the world wide web I better get some sun on these winter white legs.

Mar 27, 2015

How would you react to being 'Photoshopped?'

Sometimes we need a reminder like this.

Mar 11, 2015

The difference a man has made in my life....

This week my husband and I are celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. We were married young. I was 20 and he was 21.


He is my first love (and my first kiss...yeah, I was 19 before I was kissed ;).


There were lots of things that made me fall in love with him. He's selfless, loyal, a hard worker, smart, sexy, makes me laugh, and seeks righteousness. Really the whole package in what a woman should look for in a man. I got big time lucky when I convinced him to marry me. ;)

Most of you didn't come here to read all this cheesy, romantical drivel. So, I'll get to my point.

I get numerous emails from women with self esteem issues. They hate their bodies, they hate their boobs, they wish they were different. And I can relate 100%. I've been there. I've had those feelings. I've hated my body and wanted to change it.

BUT

I don't anymore. It's been a long journey of self discovery, self worth, and self acceptance and it all started with the love from one man.

To him I am the most beautiful girl in the whole world. My body is perfect. He compliments me endlessly. If he looks at me and likes what he sees, he tells me.

I need that. I crave that. And I have thrived on his love and attention.

He was the first man who made me realize that I was beautiful and in the 15 years I've known him he's never let me forget it. Through all the weight gain, weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, bad hair days, PMS etc. I've never been anything but beautiful to him.

He has treated me like his Queen and I'm am blessed beyond measure by my eternal union to him.

You could say that he has changed me into the woman I am today, but that would be wrong. He didn't change me. He opened my eyes to the priceless woman I've always been and helped me to see the vision of the elect lady I can choose to be.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
~Anais Nin

Mar 02, 2015

Bra Shark = Art?

I'm not the most cultured person you'll meet, but I'm no hill-billy either.

I like looking at art. I appreciate colors, lines, and form as much as the next girl. But I tend to shy away from all the in depth artsy, political, psycho-analysis stuff.

I like art that looks good. If you were to ask me why I like a particular art piece. I'd probably answer, "Because it's pretty?" That's about as deep as I go.

So, when I stumbled across an artist who uses bras as her medium (that's a fancy art word for the material an artist uses to create art - see, I'm cultured ;) I took a minute to appreciate the beauty of her work....



Aren't those fun?! My very favorite design of Louise Loo (the artist) is this one called, Fatal Attraction....


The Bra Shark is made out of over 300 used bras. The artist, Louise Loo, created this unique art for a crazy reason....

Apparently, it's considered bad luck in Asia to show your underwear indiscriminately. So, the artist is slapping superstition in the face and showing people it's no big deal to flaunt your bras. Because hey, if a giant shark wearing 300 bras isn't bad luck, nothing is right?

Feb 23, 2015

Oscars 2015 Big Bust Dress Winners

And the winner is.....See my picks for the Oscars 2015 Big Bust Dress winners. I'll tell you why these dresses are flattering and how you can recreate the look.

Continue reading "Oscars 2015 Big Bust Dress Winners"

Feb 19, 2015

Bodybuilders want breast milk! WhaddaHeck?!

(squint)
(rub my eyes)
(grimace)
(furrow brow)
(mutter to myself "What in the world?")
(squint again)
(long sigh)

You're reading my reaction when I first saw the articles that have been plastered all over the news for the past couple days.





I even watched this short report by USA Today.


Here are my thoughts: I think grown men drinking breast milk is 'udderly' ridiculous. I know, I know. They believe it has magical properties. And breastmilk does! FOR BABIES!!

Up until this point I've kept religion off my site, but there's a verse from the bible that perfectly sums up my feelings....

1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Come'on guys! Grow up!

Do you see a lion nursing from the lioness? Do you see bulls hitting the udders of a cow? Have you ever seen a male pitbull lay down with the pups to suck?

NO!!

Finally, I'd like to say something to the women who are selling their breast milk.

I say, "Good for you!" Keep your prices high! Milk these idiots for all they're worth! They say there's a 'sucker' born every minute....How true it is.

Feb 17, 2015

My Sports Bra Comparison

I'm finally getting around to my Sports Bra Comparison! My two 'competitors' are the Panache Sports Bra and the Glamorise No Bounce Cami. Find out which one I liked the best.

Continue reading "My Sports Bra Comparison"

Feb 10, 2015

My Glamorise Sports Bra Review: Does it really work?

I saw a glamorise sports bra on sale for $25 and wondered to myself if it could possibly be any good especially since I have a big bust. Could a cheap sports bra outperform a 70 dollar sports bras?

Continue reading "My Glamorise Sports Bra Review: Does it really work?"

Feb 09, 2015

My panache sports bra review

I've been waiting to post this panache sports bra review until I was sure I'd had enough time to fully analyze it. Here's what I think....

Continue reading "My panache sports bra review"

New Survey!

They make me self conscious
Finding a shirt is impossible
Running, Duhh!
Sore Back and Shoulders
All of the Above

Our Boobs are Growing!

Lingerie manufacturer Frederick's of Hollywood reports that in 1996, the average size of bras they sold was 34B.

Currently, the average is a 36C.

And I'd bet my best bra that nowadays the average bra size is closer to a D cup

Big Breasts Are Global ;)

Similar data about the increase in average breast size comes from England, where busts grew from 36B to 36C in a 3 year period.

According to The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior, breasts across Asia grew from 34A to 34C between 1980 and 2000.