I was approached by a well established intimate apparel company named “Leading Lady Bras”, to test out and review their product. Unfortunately for me they didn’t have my size (my back is smaller than their base band…sad face) because it’s rare in the US, but they do specialize in women who have full busts up to a G cup. However, because I know the struggle of women with full breasts (especially those of us with large boobs and small backs), I had to enlist the help of someone who I think rocks and could take this review to task. Enter Roz the Diva. Roz is a premiere plus sized pole athlete based in the New York City area. I’ve interviewed her and gushed about her skills often. She recently appeared in the Adam Sandler flick, That’s My Boy as a pole dancing stunt double for Lunelle. Aside from being an excellent dancer, she also teaches pole at Sacred Brooklyn and recently performed at the Pole Convention in LA.
She was the perfect person to test drive a Leading Lady Bra and she ended up choosing the style you see pictured above, which is a leisure bra. Read her review and more about Leading Lady Bras after the jump.
Hooters. Let’s talk about them. Mine angrily flap about when my walking pace is faster than sleep. The first thing I do when I get home is rip off my bra/bungee harness, watch my emancipated tots plunge out of their holding pens and breathe a deep sigh of relief. The idea of wearing a bra when I don’t have to sucks, but not nearly as much as it should when I’m wearing my leisure bra from Leading Lady. I followed the instructions on the website andÂ measured myself at a 44B, which was way out of whack from the 40DD that I’ve been sporting for the last ten years. At first, I was disappointed at the lack of shaping the bra gave me because I only buy underwire bras, so wearing a front closure, soft cup bra was completely new. However, I remembered that this was a leisure bra, making it perfect for lounging around, or running to the bodega or laundry mat. I dig that. I knew I was really digging the concept of a leisure bra when I didn’t even notice I was wearing it just for kicks in my apartment, for a few hours after coming home the other day. I do wish there was a little more shaping, but two out of three ain’t bad.
Roz chose a leisure bra, as she mentioned, but Leading Lady offers other varieties. Read more about the company below (via their press release):
Leading Ladyâ€™s family owned and operated intimate apparel business has been expertly tailoring nursing and full figure bras for top brands and retailers across North America for more than 70 years. The nursing collection, available in sizes in sizes 34B to 48 F, and full figure collection, available in sizes 34 A to 56 DDFG, take women from morning-to-night, home-to-gym, and everyday-to-date night at an exceptional value. For the first time, Leading Ladyâ€™s comprehensive line of nursing and full figure intimates — including sexy stretch lace, seamless wire-free and underwire bras, supportive sport and yoga bras, and cozy sleep and leisure bras — can be purchased directly on LeadingLady.com.
Leading Lady is proud to celebrate â€œLeading Ladiesâ€ everywhere through its products, programs and philanthropic activities. Leading Lady is dedicated to arming new moms with the support â€“ physically, intellectually and emotionally â€“ they need to nurture their babies through breastfeeding and committed supporting a variety of organizations and issues relevant to women across the country.
Visit their website for more information.