Product Review: Sugar Candy Bra

BOOBS!

Yup, lets talk boobs!

You’ve heard me rant before 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! #TheWorst

Well, have you heard of Sugar Candy Bras?

The Sugar Candy Everyday is a luxurious seamless bra that is specially engineered for the fuller bust. With support panels that are designed to maximize lift and support without compromise.

Your shape is unique, which makes it sometimes difficult to find bras that are made in standard sizes, work for you.  Story of my life.

This Sugar Candy Bra comes in 6 easy sizes to suit over 35 cup and band size combinations.

I had the opportunity to try out this bra myself of a few months. And I have to say it really does meet all its brochure claims and has exceeded my expectations.

Those common bra-blems I rhymed off above, none of those were an issue when wearing the Sugar Candy Bra. ❤

Its one-piece cup construction was surprisingly supportive, with nice lift for Thelma & Louise … that’s what I call “The Girls”. 😉

I’ve never worn a bra that didn’t have an underwire before.

The soft, stretchy materials made of luxuriously soft yarn and its elasticized band made wearing this bad boy all day an easy thing to do.

Like all bras, with wash and wear over time it will lose its shape and fit more loosely.  But with the many rows of snaps on back, you can adjust that with wear super easily.

 

Sugar Candy is not intended to replace your typical wired bra, but to provide you with comfort and support at home.

 

I have worn this bra around the house, during the few hot summer days we had here in Toronto when wearing clothes was just too much. Going bra-less can be uncomfortable and sweaty.  This Sugar Candy Bra was super helpful in keeping me covered up just enough, while keeping “The Girls” up and separated.

Thank goodness Canadian weather allows for me to mostly follow this needlepoint philosophy instead. 😉

Product courtesy of Sugar Candy Bra

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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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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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