Claire Dumican and her partner Paul Syrenne combined their talents to start the Vancouver based Butterfly Collection online lingerie boutique with the mission of getting “every big busted Canadian woman into the right bra and feeling fabulous”. A tall order especially for plus size women.
Currently the boutique has 21 plus size bras to choose from going up to a K cup. What will make shopping frustrating for some is that not every bra comes in all sizes. These are not cheap bras, the cheapest is $62. But if you are having a hard time finding bras in Canada with an adequate cup size then it may be worth checking them out.
From the collection three styles stand out the most for me:
The Grenier Tactel Bra comes in white (shown), nude and black (38C to 46F) for $74. The Elila Plum Wired Bra (40/42G, 42H) is $75. And the black Felina Emotions Bra (40G) is $140.
Three tips Claire recommends for all women to be aware of when fitting a bra:
“ALL of your breast tissue must be inside the cup. Your band should lie flat against your skin with room for 2 fingers to run smoothly beneath it. Your band should be at the same height at the back as it is at the front – both parallel with the floor.”
Visit the Butterfly Collection online for more tips in the “Bra School”.