I get lots of messages asking for help finding inexpensive lingerie options for big busted girls on a budget. While I doubt you can find a well-constructed DD+ bra for the same kind of prices as you can get an A cup for in Primark (nor would I want to – there’s something unsettling about those kind of prices…), you can find a huge array of bras for under £30. And while that might be a big upfront cost for supporting yourself up front, with good care (hand washing & air drying only) they’ll last long enough to justify the investment.
One brand that consistently delivers in the lower end of the market is Midnight Grace by Figleaves, with bras selling on average between £16-26. At £24, Olivia is actually at the higher end of the Midnight Grace scale, but with her pretty stitching and delicate pink/grey colour combination, I had to investigate.
Unfortunately Olivia fails where previous Figleave-own bras I’ve tried like Just Peachy and the Fortune bikini have succeeded: a decent, fairly true to size fit on a budget. She is uncomfortable firm and small in the cup – the 30G I tried fit more like a 28FF/G. And with such a narrow size range already, that makes Olivia a significantly less interesting proposition for the full cup market.
Although she looks very intricate and pretty even in the flesh, I also couldn’t help but think she felt like a ‘budget’ bra on. The seams were a little rough and scratchy, and even in the right size I think she would have irritated. Girls on a tight budget would do much better to grab an out-of-season bragain over at Brastop, or explore the very many £25-£30 priced, better quality bras available out there in the market.
Olivia is available in sizes 30D-38G – but for my money there are much better ways for a girl on a budget to spend her hard earned cash.
I tried Olivia a few months ago and was desperately excited, hoping to have found a passably nude bra that was also ridiculously sweet and pretty. But like you say, once on, she had none of the comfort, support or feel of quality that figleaves Just Peachy bras have. I could live in their basic lace balconettes, amazing value. So I was gutted to have to return Olivia.
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