Boo la la!
WARNING: BOOB TALK AHEAD
REALLY! I WARNED YOU
Now, if you're a mature women, or a lover of mature women, you'll know things go south. I've been looking for pretty bedwear/lingerie, but most of it's designed with cups with absolutely sod-all support.* I'm a UK GG cup, so nothing's cut to fit my girls anyhow (the standard is a B or C-cup), and the result in anything flimsy with cups is my giant norks haul it into all sorts of terrible shapes. There's nothing wrong with my body, it's an average body, but apparently the people who make pretty lingerie have largely decided they don't want people like me buying their stuff.
My Retro Closet does want people like me buying their stuff. She makes a lot of 50s-60s babydoll styles, where everything falls from the shoulders into a froth of frills at hip level. If you can't fill a conventional cup, you overfill a conventional cup, you've had a mastectomy on one side, these styles are fantastic. Several styles also have ties at the shoulders, which means you can adjust them for your hip height. I didn't want to show too much of myself here (fortunately for all of us) and it's hard to photograph the garments flat, so I reckon you're best off popping off over to the website if you'd like to see them full-length on a person.
I paid for this set during slow fashion season, but I don't think it was breaking the spirit of the season. All the items are made by one person here in the UK; it's as far from sweatshop as you can imagine. Because of this there's always a wait for delivery. My set took about six weeks, which is standard, and there's currently a one to two month wait on handmade orders with no guarantee of items arriving in time for Christmas. But it's worth it! I'd largely given up on the hope of finding anything pretty and saucy that didn't also make me feel terrible about my body. I love this set, my husband loves this set, and I will definitely be buying more items from this firm.
Anyone else feel the shops don't want to sell a bit of hot sauce to go with mutton?
*Yes, you can get nightwear with cups built in. It's all made from T-shirt fabric. BIG BOOBS DESERVE SILK AND LACE TOO!