Lingerie of the day: Miss Mandalay 'Vava' DD+ bra
It's been a lot easier in recent years to find pretty sets for larger busts, but many of us who wear an E cup or above are still limited to only a handful of brands. Spreading your wings and trusting a new brand requires a bit of a leap of faith. You need a bra that'll do the job and support a larger bust, and a lot of the more boutique brands are hard to find if you don't have a specialist lingerie store nearby.
Miss Mandalay is one of those brands I've had my eye on for a while, but never tried out because the high price tag coupled with the lack of places to try it on left me wondering it was worth the risk.
It turns out it was. A while ago I finally took the plunge (pun intended) and bought this Vava bra (£42). It completely converted me to a Miss Mandalay fan. The bra feel secure and supportive, but it has the look of a bra not designed for fuller busts - fairly thin straps, soft, sheer fabric and a balconette cut that comes quite low and creates a lovely shape. It's one of the comfiest 'fashion' bras I own and has quickly become one of my favourites.
And do you want the really good news? You can try it for less. The bra is also in the Bravissimo sale, down to only £17.50. Trust me, if it's available in your size, buy it now!