Bras I Wish I Owned – But Can’t

April 16, 2012

Don’t you just hate it when you come across an image of a really gorgeous got-to-buy-it-now bra only to find out it’s from a past season and you can no longer buy it anywhere?  Or when you find an amazing bra in a lingerie shop only to find it doesn’t come in your size?  How annoying!  I feel like this just keeps happening to me and I have to admit it’s one of the most frustrating feelings!

I was browsing online recently and discovered such a gorgeous bra I never even knew existed.  I’ve been trying out the infamous Panache Tango bra for size (and still trying) in fuchsia pink and cornflower blue when I happened upon an exquisite floral pattern; the Tango Spirit.  How gorgeous is this?!  I’m determined to find this one somewhere.

Panache ‘Tango Spirit’

Then I found the Freya Loretta.  To.  Die.  For.  It’s something just so different yet completely current with its pretty pastel palette.  The lace trim gives it a vintage feel while the paisley print gives it a modern twist.  I love it.  Why on earth does this have to be discontinued now?!

Freya ‘Loretta’

Boux Avenue‘s branding totally engaged me when they came onto the scene.  Their image epitomises my love of lingerie and is like Becky’s Boudoir long lost sister.  Receiving their newsletter one day I think I missed a heartbeat when I witnessed the delightful ditsy Georgia bra.  It got me all excited when it was marked as the DD+ category but then huge disappointment descended when the size indicator said it started from a 32 back and only up to an F.  Gutted was an understatement.

Boux Avenue ‘Georgia’

Being a fan of Playful Promises – I love and own some of their divine corsets and pretty briefs – I am always interested to see what boudoir goodies they’re producing next.  Sadly, despite catering from an A cup to a DD, they don’t produce a vast range in sizes so little old me who needs a 28 or even 30 back with a GG or H cup is left out in the cold looking in through the Playful Promises window.  I loved the quirky longline Etti bra the moment I first saw it.  Damn you, you fine piece of sexiness!

Playful Promises ‘Etti’

So it appears that having a tidy pair of boobs isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be.  It’s days like these when I wish I was oh so smaller to fit into such bras of loveliness.  A woman is never happy.  🙂
Becky x


  1. Lindana

    April 29, 2012 at 8:34 am
    might be something that you like?

    EM is known for normally being tight in the band, a 28″ band has to be especially made is not refundable. But you could try a 30″ to see if that fits and it it is too big, return them and have 28″ back made.

  2. Cavy.girl

    April 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    HI Lindana, thanks very for the suggestion! I did look at their website and struggled to find 28″ so that’s obviously why. I’ll definitely check out their 30 backs then and see how I fair. 🙂

    Becky x

  3. Julia B

    November 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Becky! Did you bought the Tango Spirit bra? Just like you I think this print is adorable. I found your blog than I wanted to read any review about this bra because I could not try on it in the store. I was searching my 30G for a long time and I’ve found it! But now I am so disappointed because this bra don’t give good shape for me 🙁 I never wore the Tango’s bra before that but the other Panache’s bras in current size are perfect for me and I like it. It’s more annoying than anything else! I am forced to sell it now.

  4. Cavy.girl

    November 20, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Hi Julia 🙂

    I never did find the Tango Spirit. It looks very similar to the Tango Classic though, and I prefer the Tango II to the Classic. I find I need different sizes for both which is strange! That’s probably why it’s not fit you all that well which is disappointing. I speculate I would need a 28H. A shame I wouldn’t fit your 30G! Have you tried selling bras on I recommend giving it a go.

    Becky x

  5. Julia B

    November 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Becky! I know about Bratabase. It’s very helpful for me. But I already sold my bra 😉

  6. Becky

    November 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Ah, well it’s good to hear you’ve sold it! 🙂

    Becky x

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