Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Be a Small Band, Big Cup Warrior!

It’s a common story that larger cups are very difficult to find in stores. What’s 10 times more difficult is trying to find large cups on small bands. Try finding a J cup on 26 band and it’s like searching for unicorns.

On our return from Curve in Las Vegas I wrote about my shock that Freya referred to 28 bands as a Junior Size. Coming from a leading large cup retailer I was seriously dismayed. Someone who experienced the same Junior reference was Sarah from StackDD, a pregnant 26/28 J/JJ woman who is anything but Junior (she’s making juniors for Goodness’ Sake!)

Both these bras are G cups but the one on the left is Plus Size, the one on the right is Full Bust
There is obviously an industry wide misconception that big boobs live on big women. This is apparent by the number of brands who still call ‘Full Bust Bras’ ‘Plus Size Bras’ – they’re not the same thing! Plus Size refers to bands not cups. Large cups do not = plus size. Big Boobs live on small ribcages too (and having a small ribcage doesn’t necessarily mean you’re tiny all over, but that’s another story!)


The fabulous bra bloggers, StackDD, Braless in Brasil, By Baby’s Rules, Bras I Hate and Boosaurus, have decided enough is enough and are making strides to get more 24, 26, 28 and 30 bands on D-K bras. This is their Bra Band Project to make the manufacturers sit up and listen:

“To prove that we are not all juniors and that we exist as a market we have decided to create the Bra Band Project. We are looking for photos of women who wear 30 bands or under to prove that we are real. We will make a flickr album and eventually a collage with our photos to show that we are not just juniors but women of all shapes and sizes that need small bands. We'd love your help so please submit your own photo and band size using this link or email it to brabandproject@gmail.com. We need both your bra size and your photo. We cannot include a submission without both of those.”

This is a great opportunity for you to be a Bra Activist and make the lingerie industry get crackin’ on some small band bras that will fit your body. You don’t have to take your clothes off to participate either. Clothed or in a bra, take a full body shot or waist and up (at least your torso should be included) then the Bra Band Ladies will crop out your face to keep everything anonymous. SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO NOW!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for spreading the word! You're awesome! :D xx

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    1. No problem. I think more under 30 backs would make an enormous difference to the full bust community. xx

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  2. What a great post and I love the sign with all our names that you made! I'm still chasing after unicorns...

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    1. Feel free to use the sign! Hopefully this project will bring about more options in the long run xx

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