Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Petite Outfit: Banana Republic Jeans

Banana Republic has one of the best selections of petite clothing on the market right now. In fact, I consider Banana Republic to be one of the best places to buy clothing for petites in addition to Loft and Levi's.

Banana Republic Skinny Jean, 00P

Banana Republic jeans generally look good on straighter figures, with the exception of their designated 'curvy' jeans. This jean is no exception. I liked the dark wash, I liked how it actually fit in the hips and in the waist without being too big. I do wish they were a little longer though. I would prefer it if pant inseams were 29" or 29.5", however, most companies like to make their petite inseam either 30" (too long) or 27"-28" (too short). These jeans have a 27.75" inseam which makes them too short. However, I like everything else about these jeans.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Made in Preston has 26 bands!

While most petite women are best served by wearing 28 or 30 bands, which are not too hard to find if you know where to look, there are women who are on the very left end of the bra band bell curve. These women need 26 bands and I am happy to announce that Made in Preston, a brand from the United Kingdom that specialises in making clothing and lingerie for large breasts/small waists is carrying band size 26 in DD-J cups. This is such a fabulous development for all you teeny tiny ladies out there who need something below a 28 band. When I checked on their website they had 20 styles available in band size 26. Here are two that stood out to me:

Like most other things at Made in Preston, the look of the bras and clothing is young, fun, and colourful. If this sounds like a good look for you, I highly recommend checking out their website at http://madeinpreston.com/. They have a nice selection of tops and I personally like their work-appropriate blouses.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

How to Store Your Bras - A Review

Ever since I joined the bra-fitting community, I have seen my bra collection slowly pile up until there was no room in my drawer for them anymore. I started to search online for ways to store my bras and found this thing:

The 7 Cell Bra Storage Box is a (somewhat) great solution for organising bras. It fits 7 bras, is soft, lightweight, and doesn't damage my bras. Here is a photo of two of my bras inside the storage box:

This storage box is great for people who wear smaller bras; the width of the box is great for people who wear 28 bands. If you wear a 30 band you can still fit your bra into the box by hooking your bra on the tightest hook. The depth of each cell works for for smaller cup sizes - it seems like it works well up to a 28DD or a 30D. Larger chested ladies, however, will need to search for a different way to store their bras. My 30C bras just barely fit into the cells.

Verdict: 4/5 (for those who wear a smaller bra size)
1/5 (for those who wear a larger bra size)