I’m pretty sure I woke up one morning in the 5th grade and it seemed like my breasts had grown overnight. At least, that’s how I remember it. For the next 10 years, it was an arduous journey of buying bras from big box retailers that didn’t quite fit my frame. A combination of being busty and boxy and a young adult meant I wasn’t exactly the target market of most manufacturers at the time.
Things only got worse as they got bigger. An avid (but mildly talented) athlete, finding a bathing suit that felt comfortable was an ordeal, so I stopped swimming. I loved rugby and running, so my strategy was to combine two bras, whatever my most supportive one was at the time, plus my best sports bra, and manage the bounce.
Finally, in 2008, I watched an episode of Oprah that changed things for me. Maybe you know the one, with the professional bra fitter? I was living in small town Canada at the time, but I happened to take a trip to visit family in Atlanta. I made an appointment to see a bra fitter, and found myself trekking from Lawrenceville to Buckhead on public transport to make the appointment. Boy, was it worth it!
Finding a bra that fit was nothing short of emotional. As my cousin put it, I had gained a waist. My back hurt less, and for the first time in a long time, my breasts were not a nuisance.
I’ve built this website for anyone who has had a journey similar to mine. I have lived all over the world and have had to resort to buying a lot of bras online (try finding a reasonably priced H cup in Southeast Asia, I challenge you!). I’ve set up this website to review what’s out there, and share some of my experiences that I’ve had along the way.
The industry has come a long way since my double bra rugby days, but despite the declaration that the average bra size in North America is now a DD, there are still not enough resources dedicated to those of us who are further down the alphabet.