Going Bust

Every woman has them and whether you have big ones or small, whether you wear a size 6 or 18, there is every chance you need a hand getting your breasts in an optimal position.  Like boobs, not all clothing is created equal so inevitably different garments will suit some figures more than others.  But there are products out there to help bridge the gap; making smaller busts appear larger and large, more compact.

Panache Lingere AW14
Source – Panache LIngere AW 14 Lookbook

Issue #1 – Small bust = Hollows

A common issue when styling corporate clients is that breasts don’t sit where the darts are placed on the garment or simply don’t fill out the space designed to house breasts.  It would be easy to rule out that piece of clothing and move on.  But what if there was a solution? After all the jacket is the perfect colour and the shoulder line is super flattering and it’s a great price .  The solution could be as simple as swapping your soft lace bra for a moulded cup with slight padding or push up.

My Favourites are… (click for link)

Intimo – Trousseau Push Up Bra

Intimo – Dream Bra

Pleasure State – My fit OMB Super Boost Bra

This is probably one my best finds recently.  To further enhance the bust try Uniqlo’s Bra Camisole.    This light weight camisole has built in bra cups and shapes without clasps.  Not only is it comfortable on it’s own; it can be worn on top if a push up bra, adding an extra cup size.


Issue #2 – Large Bust = Overspill 

A large bust can have the opposite problem and the width of the breast can spread outside the chest panel, edging it’s way across the bicep.  If the correct cup size has been established it’s likely this unflattering problem is caused by an unsupportive bra without enough internal structure confining the breast.  Remedy it with a bra that offers side support.  This is an extra layer within the bra that scoops around the outer side of the breast bringing it up and in.

I am a busty 14DD and having breast feed two children need some help with lift and shaping.  It was soon after having my 1st daughter that I discovered Panache Lingere and I’ve loved it ever since.  The wonderful people at Big Girls Don’t Cry Anymore fitted me with what I fondly refer to as my boob job bra. It makes me feel perky and secure while still being a cute basic.  Panache cater for sizes 30D- 38G also offering an amazing Sport Bra and Swimsuits with sized Cups.

 My Favourites are…

Panache – Porcelain Viva  aka Boob Job Bra

Panache – Dahila – side sling support for extra shaping

Maquerade – Rhea

Panache – Sports Bra

Panache Swimwear – Marina 


So next time you try a tailored jacket or shirt, don’t rule it out immediately.  Think about what you are wearing underneath and the impact that can have on your clothing choices.


Winter Menswear – Melbourne


Source Pinterest
Source Pinterest

Melbourne is beautiful in Winter where we have the luxury of dressing for the season, layering up fine knits with Coats, scarves and beanies. It’s a great time to be in a city known for it’s food and shopping; a perfect time to explore the most major change to Shopping in Melbourne since the GPO building’s makeover 10 years ago.

Last month the GPO building realised it’s second incarnation as a block of shops lending itself to H&M as their flagship store in Austraila.

At the same time, a short walk across Little Bourke Street, Emporium Melbourne opened it’s doors joining Myer, David Jones and Melbourne Central in a neat undercover shopping hub.


Emporium Melbourne plays host to  every well known Australian Designer store.  Sass and Bide, Gorman and Willow share level 2 along with Saba and Skin and Threads.

For me it’s Menswear that is the most inspiring in Melbourne’s transformation.  The Classic Aussie brands are all present but the addition of Japan’s SuperdryMUJI and Uniqlo add a layer to menswear that Melbourne was missing.  All offering affordable basics like Uniqlo’s cashmere range seen below, currently retailing from $129

Source Uniqlo.com

Source Uniqlo.com


These luxurious knits teamed with Muji’s linen shirts are a great base to any gent’s layered winter wardrobe.  While Uniqlo offer a rainbow of fruity colours I’d opt for the deep greens, greys and navy’s.  They don’t shout at you and leave your coordinating jacket and shirt options room for variation.

I can’t wait to take my hubby on a date to the city to explore and shop this Winter.