Pinched: bras or bust
Claire Dumican noticed something when she moved to Vancouver from England 7 years ago: our sizes are smaller, both clothing and bras. And as a busty gal she was frustrated she couldn't find the bras that best fit her form. So she launched her Butterfly Collection Lingerie: an online store for D-cup and larger that she runs out of her charming West End apartment. (free delivery and a great, pretty collection).
Sure gals who shop for an A or B cup may be able to buy 3 bras for $40 at La Senza or Victoria Secret. But women who need more support will have to pay between about $60 and $175 to get the proper bra.
Think you're someone who isn't a D? Think again. I thought I was a D-cup and it turns out I'm (gasp) a G-cup. It's hard to say but it feels fantatic. And let's face it, your "girls" (as Claire calls them) are worth the investment. Most of us are wearing bras with too large a band and too small a cup. This happens because that's what's out there in department and lingerie stores. In Vancouver you can also go to Diane's Lingerie to invest in a solid bra. And if you have a pile of old bras that don't fit you properly, you can take them to Diane's to donate for a great charity project this fall.