I have had a fascination with lingerie since my teenage years.
At the age of 16 I worked in the lingerie section of a retailers for Saturday job and I adored the different designs, shapes, cups and fits I suddenly discovered. I think my weekend wages were ploughed back into my new found passion but I was armed with new knowledge about well fitted bras, and far too much experience of older ladies and gravity….Later, for an A level art project I looked into the history of underwear, and the love of lingerie has stayed with me since those days.
I have always been well endowed since a young age – I was the girl in school with big boobs at getting my bra straps pinged by the boys and avoiding the swim days to keep my figure hidden. I loved to wear baggy clothes ( hey, it was the 90′s and I was an indie kid) but, sadly, spent a lot of time hiding my figure as I felt embarrassed at the attention my chest seemed to get. At 18 I was 32DD with 26″ waist – how I would LOVE to have those stats these days – I am a 32 F and size 12 waist/hips, not an easy combination for dress sizes I can tell you.
Large busted ladies want to feel sexy and feminine. We want large cup sized lingerie that reflects fashion, and choices in our underwear wardrobe as well as outerwear. We want to have underwear in more designs and ranges than cantilevered matronly efforts. I like to have a range of bras – t-shirt bras and supportive lingerie for a smooth line, some great 3/4 cup styles for a bit of plunging drama with the right clothes, daily styles in sets to make me feel nice if I am just in jeans and casual clothes and a good strapless bra. I love to have fabulous fashion from the underwear out, I am a creative individual who loves experimenting with looks, so why should underwear be any different?
I will share my favourite Freya styles with you throughout the blog and would love to hear what you other larger ladies think!