Recap: Spring Trends

It’s the official start of Summer!!!

Toronto weather was so confused this year that Spring got a late start.  Only to  warm up oh-so quickly.

So since I’ve be rocking more Summer wear already,  I thought I’d do a recap post from all the fun Spring style and trends covered on Petite Plus, Meow!

Click on each image to be taken to that specific blogpost 🙂

Spring Forward

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Leggings + HiLow + ScarfIMG_1136Easter Outfit

Petite Plus Meow wearing Tatyana Nesting Doll
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THE SPRING TREND Collaborative Series….with Cassie of StyleCassentials
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Summer Bra-blems Solved: Broad Lingerie [3/3]

Boobies come in a set.  Generally speaking.

So, naturally there needed to be another Broad Lingerie solution post to round out this Summer Bra-blems Solved mini-series.  See what I did there 😛 …

Hooter Holders.  Titty Cage. Chest Baskets. Flopper Stopper. Boobie Traps.

Whatever you call them, the Bra is an essential item in a woman’s closet and a critical element to making any outfit look exceptional!

But if you’re a busty, full-figured gal, find options that are comfortable, affordable and pretty just isn’t easily done.  Now, add the extra complexity of wearing those cute Summer outfits to the burden of the rack.

BEFORE

Like this one!  I basically live in dresses like this all Summer long.

Simple, light, and NOT black!  That’s my go-to Summer look 🙂

Since bra manufacturing, and the fashion industry for that matter, hasn’t fully realized that “nude” isn’t exactly nude to all skin tones …

Wearing a black bra is the only available colour that does its best to appear invisible against my skin when wearing light/white tops.

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THE SOLUTION

The Plunge/Convertible Bijou Bra by Elomi

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How sweet are these pink ribbons with black polka-dots. ❤

Plus pink stitching details at the side of the cups … just so pretty. ❤

AFTER

Tah-dah!  Criss-cross action of this bra underneath this thin cotton dress makes everything better!

Yes, there’s bit of a peek-a-strap … but its a huge improvement over what I was wearing.

Added bonus of this Plunge/Convertible Bijou Bra was its smoothing factor.

This just might be the perfect T-shirt bra!!  What do you think?

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There you have it friends. Our special Summer Outfit Bra-blem Solved series comes to an end.

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading and ready to use these solutions yourselves!

Click here to read more about this new bra boutique for busty, full-figured babes.

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And click here and here for the another Summer Solutions to common Bra-blems.

Broad Lingerie is on Facebook and on Instagram

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Visit them at 1763 Danforth Avenue – just east of Coxwell, in Toronto

Store Hours: Wed-Thurs 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6.

Owner Sam Conover @ Tel (647) 725-6838

 

 

Do you have a nickname for your bra and/or boobies? 🙂

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Summer Bra-blems Solved: Broad Lingerie [2/3]

The Summer weather is here!

And you know what that means – beautiful Summer dresses with difficult necklines for a bra to work with.

Le sigh…

As If it wasn’t already oh-so-dififcult finding bras that fit larger chests properly + pretty + affordable.  But Summer brings with it a whole other set of bra-blems!!!

8c1dcb70-1761-0132-084e-0eae5eefacd9This week on the blog we’ve got a mini-series dedicated to specific Summer Bra-blems I’ve experienced and showing you how Broad Lingerie found me a solution, making that Summer outfit even more Wow + Wearable this time around 😉

BEFORE

Here I am… last Summer I found this adorable halter-neck dress, one that I’ve been coveting on my Pinterest closet for months and suddenly found it on a sale rack in a shop here in Toronto!!!

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It got me.  Hook, Line and Sinker … Click here for that original post for frock deets.

Sadly it was a bit too small to button over my ta-tas.  But I loved it anyways and came up with the following way to wear it in public. :p

My tank-top solution worked out well to cover up the gap in the front, buuuut the giant black bra straps and tank straps view from the back isn’t so cute. :/

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THE SOLUTION

Smoothing Strapless/Halter Bra by Elomi

AFTER

Strapless bras are always a challenge when it comes to a good fit and the stay-in-place factor, especially if you’re blessed-in-the-chest.

There was some gaping with this bra, but once the hater strap was attached the fit of Elomi’s strapless bra was much improved.

What do you think of Broad Lingerie’s solution to my bra-blem for this summer outfit?

Tell me about your thoughts in the comment section below.

And stay tuned later this week for another Summer Bra-blem Solved post 😉

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Store Hours: Wed-Thurs 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6.

Owner Sam Conover @ Tel (647) 725-6838

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Broad Lingerie [1/3]

With the weather warming up at hyper-speeds in Toronto and the CAD $ yet to improve, my need for finding over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders WITHOUT cross-boarder shopping was becoming an urgent priority. :/melons-jpeg

At the beginning of May, on the heels of me posting a Boobs & Bra-related rant post – click here for that –  She Does The City, an online ‘imperfect life guide for women” announced that there was a new lingerie boutique that had opened in Toronto specifically for those blessed in the chest!!!

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Could it be?  Have the stars and straps really aligned?  Could all my bra-blems be solved with the arrival of this much-needed local shop?

Only one way to find out! 😉

Broad Lingerie is a store dedicated to women who wear cup sizes DD and above.  Our aim is to make bras and swimwear accessible to fuller busted women by offering a smarty curated selection of basic and fashion styles sold at affordable pricing in a welcoming atmosphere.

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What really struck me about this shop was the fact that those larger bra sizes that I was on the hunt weren’t all hidden in a backroom requiring a special request before they could be seen. 😮

Nope.  They were just hanging out there with all the rest of ’em… in all their glory awaiting to be perused, touched and even tried on without anyone’s assistance.

A shocking, yet refreshing approach rarely seen in my bra-shopping experience.

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Fellow blogger and friend, Stef, did a great write-up of her experience with Broad Lingerie upon their store opening.

Checkout SassyPlus’ review of the shop here 🙂

Sam, the shop owner, provided me with a proper bra fitting, since every brand fits a little different.

Together we selected TWO new Boobie-Traps (ha!) to solve my biggest bra-related irritants:

1. the “back band ride-up” and 2. the “quad-boob + underwire poke” combo!

Stay tuned for a special Summer Outfit Bra-blem Solved series THIS  week where I’ll be featuring the Broad Lingerie fixes for some of those “difficult summer necklines”! 😉

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Broad Lingerie on Facebook, and on Instagram

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Visit them at 1763 Danforth Avenue – just east of Coxwell in Toronto

Store Hours: Wed-Thurs 11-6, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6.

Owner: Sam Conover @ Tel (647) 725-6838

 

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Buyer Beware: Freddana Flats/Huarache Sandals

Remember Huarache Sandals?

Kind of big thing in the 90s … I remember owning a great pair as a teen.

They were kind of boring flats with perfectly shiny, leather crosshatching.  Well, they seem to be back as a perfect summer alternative and ultra-trendy. 🙂

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So you can imagine my excitement when I saw these bad boys in the sale category on the Aldo Shoes site!!!!

For a mere $19 … these gold leather, rubber soled slip-ons with peep-toe seemed meant for me.

I ordered my usual 8.5 size and then patiently awaited their arrival.
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Are they lovely? Freddana sandal from Aldo Shoes

Beware!!! Don’t let their good looks fool you friends!  They are a VERY Narrow Fit!!!!

I realised how painful they are after I wore them once. They gave me blister on the back of my foot cause the hard inner material of the shoe rubbed roughly against the skin of my Achilles heel.
My feet are STILL recovering :/

This has been a public service announcement.  Highly recommend sizing up or steering clear of these.

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