My manager recently decided that he wanted to smarten us all up at work and so invested in some smart white shirts for us all. I was instructed to go and buy my own before one of my shifts – presumably due to the fact that even he had worked out that the ‘one size fits all’ shirts would probably exclude me. I had little luck doing this and the best fitting shirt was a size 24, reminding me horribly of my school days:
I had to have that oh so awkward conversation with my manager where I pointed out my not so obvious points and the fact that me wearing a high street shirt would become the opposite of smart if I had to encase them fully. I promised that I would purchase some ‘speciality’ shirts and he looked baffled but agreed to this.
I already owned three Bravissimo shirts in 16SC but I found the far spaced buttons to gape slightly, it to be baggy around my waist and as I am 2 inches taller than their target woman I found them to be a tad indecent. And so I decided to once again return to Poland (virtually speaking!) in search of some more booby friendly garments…from BiuBiu!
I decided to contact Kinga, the owner of BiuBiu, to try to determine which would be the best size to go for in the white shirts, as I know how garments can fluctuate slightly depending on the cut and fabric. She offered to send me three sizes, 46BBB (rather like 18SC) 46BB (18RC) and 44BBB (16SC).
I wore a Frida Deco and some jeggings under the tops I am modelling in this post, I hope this helps give an idea of thickness and fit of the items (and yes, I do wear my jeggings that high!!!!):
So here are the 3 shirts:
The first thing I have to say about these shirts is that they are just beautifully soft – I may ask Kinga to start making bed sheets as I just felt so comfortable and relaxed with the shirts on. They are ever so slightly stretchy and I found I could pull them on over my head which is fab for someone like me who is always in a rush! They felt feminine and amazing and were fairly thick, not enough to conceal the pattern of my bra completely but enough that I know I could get away with pale ish bras. I found the 46BBB to be a good length, a touch long in the sleeves but nothing that would get in my way. It fit perfectly across my chest but bagged slightly across my stomach. The 46BB and the 44BBB were a pretty perfect fit across the chest and the 44BBB was amazing and flattering across my waist, but slightly small over my hips. Ideally I would love to have this shirt in a 44BBBB but overall I was impressed by just how well they all fit me in their own ways and what a beautiful creation the shirt is. I also love that it comes in a large range of colours and so would be perfect for any busty business woman’s wardrobe as they are so smart, feminine and well fitted. I would probably go for a Vanity Fair style next time as they are cut to suit a more hourglassy (read ‘large bottomed’) figure.
Having read this review by Invest In Your chest I would also love to try a Campbell&Kate shirt.
My parcel also included two more casual tops.
This Fuego Jade top is a 46BB/BBB. I was a bit worried that the empire line would make my boyfriend start to worry that he was about to get a mini-me but it is an amazing fit, covering my wobbly gut and skimming my shape. It is quite low cut but nothing that a Deco won’t partner up with beautifully and I found it to be a fantastic length. BiuBiu do this top in a few other colours and I hope that they bring out even more as this is a great staple top for the wardrobe and could be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
I also tried on this 44BB/BBB long sleeved more fitted version:
I utterly adore this style! I think I will wear it to death during the colder weather. Again, it is so flattering on lumps and bumps and a perfect length for me to pull down, as I like to do with tops.
So once again I have to hand it to BiuBiu for doing what they do and, so far in my experience, doing it very well! As with any company you order online from you have to try a few sizes to get your fit but believe me with this company it is really worth it!