- Jan 16, 2016
Update: just saw how much some other suggested brands are. Berlei suddenly looks much more reasonable!
We buy bravissimo and panache, chantalle mostly. But pretty much $100 plus per bra in Canada.
I first bought from Bravissimo when I was visiting Brighton. I got fitted and spent several pretty pennies to bring some home. Then a couple times a year I'd pay to buy from their UK only online store and wait for Royal Mail to get to me. I was so happy to hear they'd opened a US online retailer... of course they did that right after I'd made a UK order :/. In recent years, I've gone to HerRoom.com to find similar options. They deliver internationally, but I have doubts that it'll save you much as the bras there are about the same price, unless you stumble on a sale or discontinued item.
Swimsuits - separates are the way to go. I know a size 2 with a G cup. She always has to buy separates because 1 piece and 2 pieces that come as a unit don't work.We tried herroom, but shipping and duty on top of our weak $$$ make it not worth it. Plus if anything does not fit it costs $$$ to return. But I do look through for sale items and get some nice savings there. Do not get me started about bathing suits though!
Swimsuits - separates are the way to go. I know a size 2 with a G cup. She always has to buy separates because 1 piece and 2 pieces that come as a unit don't work.
The last time I was in France I found a Triumph Triaction wireless sports bra and took the chance it would work for her. It fits, but she doesn't like the "pointy " shape. That one'll go up on eBay lol!
I found that Chantelle bras are available at a local retailer. I have not heard of them before, so I'm excited for her to be able to try it. Danskin products are also commonly available on my area.
It really is surprising to me that leo companies don't offer bras with cups at all. I'm so glad to learn that my DD is not alone in this. I'm re-energized for the hunt! Thank you for the great suggestions, everyone!