Recently my boobs decided to grow about a cupsize, almost cupsize and a half. This couldn’t have come in any more inconvenient time since I am absolutely broke and really, I have no money to buy bras or actually anything else in addition to food right now. This is sad cause a well-fitting bra should be human right, a way to feel comfortable no matter how broke you were.
Well, I begged for my dad for some money and then “accidentally” bumped into this beautiful Bisou Bisou bra in 30G by Mimi Holliday. Not exactly the bra you buy when on budget but luckily I got this one on sale. AND it was my b-day a couple of weeks ago so I justify this purchase perfectly by the fact that I totally deserve it. But, onto the business…
Design: First of all I need to mention that I am a sucker for any Mimi bra out there. They have distinct style of their own, very girly yet inventive and sexy at the same time. I love their colour combos and really do mourn for the fact that most of their bras only come up to FF now that I’ve gained a cupsize.
This particular bra is well-known for its exquisite eyelash lace. The cups are fully made of the lace and the luxurious feel extends to the bra band which is made of pure silk. Also the colour combo is something I adore even if I had preferred the deep pink/ black version.
The shape of the bra is not something I usually prefer – it is very natural and does not give enough uplift to my Gs. Also this bra gives my boobs a bit of the “upside-down 7” look so I feel like it would suit full-on-bottom breasts better. With a decent tightening of the bra straps the shape is tolerable and I ended up deciding to keep the bra.
Fit: I have several fit issues with this bra so I’m gonna blurt them out first. The cups feel a bit small for G cups so I’d say they are more something between FF and G. I would be very interested in trying the in GG but as my boobs are a-symmetrical I feel like my right side would end up gaping. This makes the gore lift a bit from my sternum which is not great for stability and support. Nevertheless I don’t have any quadboob and am pretty satisfied with the cup depth.
The band of this bra on the other hand is great! It reminds me a bit of my old Curvy Kate bras (god bless their souls..) which are a bit on the stretchier side but ever so comfy. The bra band of Bisou Bisou is not as stretchy as a CK one but it definitely works for my true 30″ frame without any discomfort or cutting in. It is also pretty wide for only having two sets of hooks and eyes so the strain of my boobs is distributed to a more vast area.
Comfort: As said before this bra is very much like my CK bras in many ways. That is also the case when it comes to comfort issues. I LOVED my CK Portia for being such a comfy bra to wear eg around home and I’m glad that I have found someone to replace her (my Portia died just after a couple of moths of wear.. sad). Also this bra is very boudoir-style so I’m super happy it is also comfortable to wear for long periods on lazy Sundays.
Some might find the lace of the bra a bit scratchy since it’s not the kind of lace that appears on eg Fraulein Annie “Falling in Love” set or Panache “Jasmine”. It is more rigid ad thick and this is why it could irritate someone’s skin. However even with my excema I don’t find the lace scratchy at all and it feel quite comfy on my otherwise sensitive skin. I guess this is due to the high quality of the materials.
The bra straps are quite long and made out of silk. This may cause some problems when it comes to shorter torsos; straps falling off and reducing the support. I needed to shorten the straps almost all the way but after doing so I felt no discomfort what so ever. This is just something that need to be taken into consideration when evaluating the bra’s suitability for different body types.
Even though my first encounter with Mimi Holliday wasn’t ideal I’m eager to try some other styles before my final judgement of the brand. Mimi has some lovely styles in their new SS14 collection so I hope to have a second chance with her later on next year. Has anyone else tried Mimi Holliday and encountered the same fit problems? Please let me know in the comments, I would be very grateful!