Friday, 23 August 2013

The button-down quest! Biubiu, Vichy Blue

Biubiu has blown me away with their generosity. Not only did they donate a gift in my give-away last month, they also gifted me a big package of wonderful items!! I am overjoyed by this privilege :)
My first review of these gifts will be of an item that is a big topic of discussion in the big-boob community: The button down. Can it be done? Is it even worth it to try?

As a young, sloppy student, I have not desperately needed button downs shirts, and since I quickly discovered that it wouldn't be an easy task even if I did, I disregarded the idea of getting one.

But, after becoming a bra blogger, and seeing how big of an issue it is, it has annoyed me that this just "had to" be on my "no go"-list. Not because button-downs by definition look bad on my body-type (unlike other trends: embezzled breast pockets? No thanks.. Baby-doll flowing dress? I think not), in fact, if they are well fitting, they look great on anyone. But that is the catch: If they are well fitting. And surely, that should be possible.

So when Biubiu told me if any of their new items had caught my eye, I said I really rather liked the Vichy Blue: A 3/4 long sleeved blue gingam shirt.

Kinga suggested that I might try some of items in 44BBB based on my measurements, but I said I would rather stick with 46BBB, both because some of the items are made for straighter hips than I have, plus I had just seen some Biubiu reviews from FullerFigureFullerBust where she wore 44BBB, and I'm deffinitely larger than her, so 46 seemed like a good choice for me:

I really loved the fit! I was quite worried that it was too straight for my lower half, but even though it was a little tighter there than on the waist, it wasn't anything that pulled buttons, so it was fine by me.
I was impressed by the waist-fit as well: Even though it wasn't as tight as it could have been, it seemed to define my waist quite naturally, and I felt completely comfortable in it, knowing it neither hid my waist, nor was so tight I needed to "worry" about it showing off rolls or being too tight when sitting down.

Now onto one of the most crucial points: The bust. 

Here is a picture of how I would usually wear it, slightly buttoned down, seeing as I don't have anywhere that need strictly business clothes. I feel like this, combined with the slight tightness, just makes it a bit 'flirty' and thus more casual, which I like. It didn't actually feel as tight as it looks, so I think this is more due to shape, rather than it actually being too small. Here, I am wearing an Ewa Michalak S bra, which is very round, and puts a lot of the volume at the top of the breast, and I suppose the padded cups adds a bit, whereas I feel like this shirt was more fit for the typical shape of an unpadded three-piece seamed cup, which tends to be slightly pointier, as I had some puckering at the apex.
On the other pic, I've buttoned it up as one might do if you were to wear it to work. As you can see, it is looks to be quite tight in that area, though again, a different bra might well solve this.

Overall, I was really surprised by how much I liked this! I didn't expect to be able to wear a shirt with my casual wardrobe, but I suppose the 3/4 sleeves, the gingam rather than solid color or stripes, the large flip and the fact that it sat well slightly buttoned down made it much more "me" and casual. In fact, I loved it so much I swiftly brought it with me on vacation! (which is my excuse for slow blogging here in August!)

On vacation just this past week!
Stay tuned for more fab Biubiu reviews to come!! :D


  1. That shirt looks great on you! You were right about sizing up. Now you'll post some pics with a more typical three part balconette bra underneath, RIGHT???

    1. I only have really brightly colored and patterened ones! And that would definitely show through this shirt