Somewhere in between having my 2 kids in the last 7 years and my weight fluctuating between a size 22 at my biggest and down to a slim size 14 after the birth of Molly-May. I somehow lost some style along the way too and I feel like I need to start making some effort again for myself…to feel a little bit happier and better in my skin. So what better way to give my lingerie drawer an overhaul and remove those ill-fitting and very old bra’s and replace them with some pretty ones instead.
So when (the mind readers) Hunkemöller contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying out a set from their plus size lingerie range I was delighted to say the least and I was looking forward to see if I can find a nice lingerie set that not only looked nice but also gives the support I need!
I have not heard about Hunkmöller before which surprises me because they have been around in Europe for quite some time now over 130 years to be precise! They opened up their first ever store in 1886 in Amsterdam and nowadays have over 800 stores all around the world! They have won Lingerie Retailer of the year in more than 6 european countries and are very passionate when it comes to lovingly crafting the perfect fitted bra to make sure their customers get the style that is right just for them!
On their website you can find The Bra Fit Guide which helps you choose the perfect fitting bra. The size chart is a guide, but you have to remember that every woman is unique. After measuring the size of your chest under the bust as well as measuring your cup size you can enter your measurements in the calculator to find your perfect fit.
I have to be honest when I was choosing the perfect set for myself I was a little bit dubious if the thin straps will be comfortable enough for my plus size boobs but I was swayed by the beauty of the ‘Sophia’ Set so I took a chance! I ordered it in my usual size 36H and some XL briefs it came in a very cool pink and white striped box. Unfortunately the bra was just a little bit too small in the cup size so I returned and exchanged it for a 38H instead which was very easy to do with their FREE returns policy within the first 30 days.
The ‘Sophie’ non-padded underwired bra gives you extra comfort. The full cups are suitable for almost any woman. This bra gives you an elegant look and is also very comfortable to wear. It has 3×2 hooks and just like most Bra’s this one is hand wash only with it being made out of 87% Polyamide & 13% Elastane.