In two recent posts, here and here, I spoke about how I have been looking for and discussing plus size underwear options, specifically sports/soft cup bras. I have been wearing underwire bras less and less and I love the freedom it gives me as well as how much more comfortable it is.
When I am at home I only wear bralettes and crop tops and I will only wear an underwire bra when I feel it is completely necessary. Being the size that I am I have been finding it very difficult to find companies that cater to my large back size. Last week I was made aware of an online shop called Elle Courbee who actually carry up to a 48 back in their bras and they have soft cups for people who want underwire and comfort.
I wear shape wear but not to create a new or adjust my current shape because in all honesty I think that would take steel but I wear soft control shape wear on my bottom half when I wear form fitting dresses to control the amount of jiggle when I am walking or dancing and it makes me feel a lot more comfortable even if it doesn’t make miles of difference. Elle Courbee have a huge range of shape wear from knickers to full body garments to suit your individual needs. Not only do they have great options, they styles are absolutely gorgeous.
They have some stunning plus size corsets that look like they should be outerwear and not be hidden beneath clothes because the fabric and detailing is so pretty. If like me you’re always on the lookout for functional and attractive under garments then is another brand worth looking at. Finding great looking plus size under garments is a struggle so whenever I see any I feel like it needs to be shouted from the rooftops.
If you know of any less well known plus size underwear brands, please let me know
Having a large bust makes it very difficult when it comes to purchasing bras and sports bras. Recently I have been on the lookout for good supportive bras that don’t contain underwire as I find underwire extremely uncomfortable and I’m always waiting for the end of the day when I can get out of it. I’ve gotten to the stage now in my life where comfort is key to me especially when it comes to underwear and clothes and it is top of my checklist when I am shopping now.
You can see from my last post that I have been trying out some comfort bras. I’ve recently been made aware of this company that have large cup and large back comfort bras that look fantastic. Knixwear have a range of soft cup bras that offer good support and great quality and they go up to large sizes which is obviously important when you’re plus size. Their products, specifically the V-neck evolution bra, are perfectly designed for a larger bust. It has sport straps which are wider and offer more support than regular bra straps so is very handy for people with larger busts so the straps don’t dig into your shoulders from the weight.
The Bra has molded cups for added comfort and adjustable straps so you can wear the bra having you like with straight back straps or a crossover in the back. perfect if you want an essential v-neck bra.
They say “We packed as much innovation as we could into this one bra. Because we know how much you pack into your day. We’ve designed this bra to mold to your shape, so you may find it snug for the first few wears. It’s also unlined so you can rock your natural shape. Prefer some extra coverage? Try the Padded Evolution bra.”
I hope more and more companies start making bras like these is larger sizes because not everyone wants to wear uncomfortable underwire everyday and some of us don’t have the luxury of being able to go bra-less.
This week I got a really cute and bright comfort bra in the post from Molke.
Firstly a little background about the brand… “It originated with our creative designer, Kirsty, who wanted a fun and comfortable bra to breastfeed in. It became a hit quickly and from there the size ranges have increased. We are very passionate about supporting women and we feel that so many of us are not catered for. We now have customers from ages 15-80 wearing our bras for the comfort they have found.” So the brand originally started out as a breast feeding bra, which would explain the way the bra is cut with a wrap over so you have easy access if you wanted to feed a child. I do not have any kids but I really appreciate the crap over style because it gives me a lot of cleavage on show so when I put it on underneath a low cut top or dress you can’t tell that I don’t have on a regular bra. I wear a 46K bra and all the sports bras I have tried come up really high in the front.
As you can see from the pictures, the bra is a really nice fit, Im not bulging out at all and it has great support all round. It is made from a nice strong thick fabric and I think that is where a lot of the support comes from, the straps are nice and thick too so there is no digging in on the shoulders. I find it very nice and comfy to wear. I would definitely benefit from having a larger back that is just because I carry a lot of weight around my top half and need a little more room for rolls but they definitely have their sizing right.
They have a range of soft bras and matching pants and I think what they are most known for is the super pretty range of prints and colours. I love that they realise just because someone has a really large bust doesn’t mean they don’t want cute underwear.
Sizes… They go up to a XXL back size which I believe is up to a 46 back and they have cup sizes from regular to mega (with the thundercup that I have coming very soon). I also enquired for you guys about any scope for bigger back sizes and they have said that they will hopefully be adding another size to give more space around the band. I have the XXL/Thundercup but I could definitely do with a little more space in the back.
Molke have sold out of the ore-orders on the new Thundercup size but they have assured me that they have a ton of new stock coming soon in the thundercup and lots of new prints! I am so excited, they have a gorgeous unicorn print that I want next.
They have a very comprehensive size chart on the website so you know what to choose but if you are at all unsure I’m sure you can shoot them a quick message if you need any advice.
I would really love to know what you think of yours if you get one.