Yesterday I did my favorite looks for core sizes from CurveNY, but today I want to give some love and attention to the truly outstanding pieces for full busts to expect for Spring/Summer 2014! These are obviously just my personal favorites and I would love to hear your thoughts.
The number one brand that I think I need to talk about for full busts & full figures right now is Elomi. I really, really love the direction the brand is going and they’ve definitely made some show-stoppers for spring/summer 2014. What I love most about Elomi is that they don’t use being a full-bust/full-figure brand as an excuse for lazy or dated designs– they make designs that are truly gorgeous. The whole collection is awesome, but my top picks are the Maria babydoll (sizes: 36-42E-FF, 34-42 G-H) and the Izzy set in Lollipop (sizes: 36-44E-FF, 34-44G, 34-42GG-JJ, briefs M-4XL).
Masquerade is a brand that I rarely pay attention to because they are often terribly predictable. For spring/summer 2014, however, they managed to pick my favorite colors, which of course made me very happy. There is a really beautiful coral pink in several pieces and a lovely ice blue with gray lace overlay. This baby pink and coral pink bra is truly irresistible (Size range: 28-38 D-G)
Empreinte is a French brand that I’ve heard good things about but I’ve never really felt compelled to get to know them. I was so glad I decided to see their new collection at CurveNY because I fell in love with it. I am dying to try one of their molded lace bras because I love the idea of a seamless bra that is truly beautiful and wearable without being made of molded foam. This bodysuit is so beautiful, I must have it one day. Luckily it comes in my size! Cup sizes C-G.
Freya isn’t always my favorite– it sometimes seems a little dull to me and the Deco rarely does anything for me because I’m not a fan of molded bras. Imagine my surprise when one of my stand out pieces for next season is not only Freya, but a Deco! I think the print on this ‘Lagoon’ colored bra is just so stylish and sophisticated, it stands out from any other molded that I’ve seen.
Cleo by Panache is one of those brands that makes me have strong feelings about every piece, either positive or negative. I think in many ways my taste doesn’t mesh completely with the bright and sometimes juvenile colors and patterns. Then again, I fell in love with this flamingo print bra which is both bright and maybe a little juvenile! All of the elements of this bra are things I wouldn’t necessarily like, but the whole thing is delightful. (Size range: 28-38 D-H cup)
Sunday Intimates is a new brand making bras sized 28-34 DD-H and gorgeous loungewear. I loved their whole collection, but this floral bra was definitely my favorite. Look out for them this spring!
Honestly, I wasn’t wow-ed by Fantasie’s bras for next season– except for this one perfect silver and white bra, Vivienne. The color combination and embroidery looked so harmonious together without seeming either matchy-matchy or boring. I just really loved this bra, it was completely beautiful. Size Range: 34-38C, 30-42D-E, 30-40F-FF, 30-38 G.