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.


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.



The Plunge/Convertible Bijou Bra by Elomi


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

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


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?


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.


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

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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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Boobs & Bra-blems

Did you know that 90% of women are wearing the wrong bra size!? 😮

Did you know that many women (myself included) also take several different bra sizes, depending on the shape, cut, fabric and brand of the bra. :/

AND….did you know most women are not entirely symmetrical, meaning they may have uneven breasts! 😮

Photo taken from the article: New York Women Draw Their Own Boobs

Your shape is unique, which makes it sometimes difficult to find bras that are made in standard sizes, work for you.  I am desperately in need of a bra-shopping-haul.

Buuuuuuut with the CAD$ being in the toilet right now, cross-boarder shopping and online shopping has been put on pause until further notice. 😦

So I thought we could all use a good ol’ rant about boobs and our bra-blems!!!

Underwires stabbing you in the chest.

Straps constantly falling down.

Riding up back-band.

Oh and a personal favourite: The Quadboob…ugh! #TheWorst8c1dcb70-1761-0132-084e-0eae5eefacd9

Just writing these few frustrations is annoying enough.

But we – the boob having ones – have to deal with these frustrations on a daily basis, forever!!!

No wonder all of us women agree that ripping off your bra the moment you walk in the door at the end of a long day is THE MOST glorious feeling!12592515_10153563371154072_4260555242844716905_n

So, let’s look at some solutions to some of these common bra-blems…


If the band of your bra rides up in the back (i.e. curves towards your neck, not straight across your back), that indicates that the  band size is too big.

Solution:  Go down a band size.

Remember that the cup and band are not independent; cup volume changes if you change only the band size. And every brand of bras is different … so its best to get properly bra fitted EVERY TIME you’re out shopping for a new bra.

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Quadboob occurs when breasts spill over the cups, either on the tops or out the sides (like into the armpit area), giving an impression of four breasts.  If this happens, generally that means the cup is too small and you need to go up a cup size.

Sometimes even if the cups are the right volume, too wide wires can cause a bra to cut into the breast tissue, making the bra look too small. Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 12.12.43 PM

If the underwire frequently pops out the bra, the band is too large or the wire has been overly distressed by too small of a cup.  Typically, go up in cup size and down in band size.

To avoid underwire betrayal aka poke-outs and try to protect the longevity of your bras ….

you should never put them in a washing machine! 😮



How many of you actually hand wash your dedicates… like your bras? :/

I have to admit, the best I do is clasp them and shove them into a mesh bag so that I can toss them in with whatever load of laundry is about to be done.

Not a good move if you’re trying to extend the life of your bras.

Did You Know That….

Bras should never be washed in hot water ….

And they should never be put in a tumble dryer….

AND every time they are should stretch the wet underwire casing just after washing to avoid shrinkage??Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 12.33.12 PM

Me neither!

I had no idea I was taking such poor care of my bras.

It made me think… am I even putting on my bra the ‘right’ way?!? 😮

ThridLove published a Fit Issue  that has a few more tips for ya, if you’re interested.

What are some of YOUR bra-blems?

Share them with me and your solution (if you got any) in the Comments section below 🙂


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