My name is Holly, and like Erica, I spend at least six hours a day looking at bras. As a boutique owner, Erica has to get dressed up and go to work every day. As a lingerie copywriter and owner of The Full Figured Chest Copywriting and blog, I at least get to look at bras in my pajamas while petting my dog.
I jumped at the chance to write a column for Erica for several reasons.1) Most of the bras that I’ve bought in the past two years have come from her shop. Several of my favorite brands are things I have tried based on her recommendations. 2) Lots of the Sophisticated Pair customer base, both online and in store, is in my exact size range. And believe me, I have seen a ton of bras in my size range.
It’s easy for women to get caught in that weird gap between standard sizes and plus sizes, especially when it comes to lingerie. Being a plus size lingerie blogger on the internet comes with it’s own stigmas, but it’s even harder when you’re not really quite plus either. What Erica and I were both interested in covering was the world of lingerie customer who is in-between size ranges. What I’m hoping to do over the next few columns is more than review great bras – I’d like to teach you how to judge what might work for you so you can pull from the best of both standard size brands and plus brands to create a fabulous personalized bra wardrobe.
When I’m not immersing myself in the world of lingerie online, I can be found working on various pet projects like my vintage fashion blog and participating in piano recitals. I currently live in an old Creole Victorian house in New Orleans, which has it’s own share of both joys and challenges.
If there are any specific topics you’d like to see in the next few months or any specific bras you’d like to see reviewed, please let me or Erica know! I want try to and cover what people are really interested in, so please don’t hesitate to put in a request.