I was delighted, over the moon, to discover the vendor What Katie Did. I instantly called them to see if any of their bras might fit me. And so, I have a sad story to tell . . .
What Katie Did's items are beautiful, their staff helpful over the phone, their return policy in my case . . . not so good.
I ordered one of their bras which OF COURSE did not fit. I returned it with all tags in original packaging, because I never remove these things until weeks after buying something as I want to be positive I like it.
They sent it back to me, without tags, not in the original packaging claiming I had removed both. I will admit I did have to take the bra out of the packaging . . . to try it on, but I put everything back in. I even folded it the way it had been folded. This kind of behavior makes me worry, they should at least have sent me an email to try and figure out what was going on. * See comment bellow from vendor, I could be maligning them unnecessarily in my frustration. Vendor being quite nice about the snafu.
Anyway, as a result, I have a peach Harlow circle stitch bra, worth $47.00 to give away to one lucky reader. Please read theirwebsite for sizing and other information.
Size 32 F
To win, just comment bellow and I will chose one person at random, or give it to the one and only reader it fits . . . if there is only one. It's a beautiful bra, good luck! Feel free to spread to the word to friends, family, or partners who might fit the bra.
As it's me I will also pop in a signed copy of Heartless and perhaps a few other bits and bobs. Contest open through Oct 31, 2011, to anyone, anywhere.
Amendment due to comments ~ Added info!
Why it didn't fit me?
My measurements make me a US size 30H ~ that's 30 inch ribs, 40 inch bust.
I usually wear a 32 G because that is what I can find, I just have to have the band on the tightest setting with nowhere to stretch.
This bra on the ribs?
This bra fit me well around the ribs, although it is a 32. So the band seems to RUN SMALL.
This bra on the boobs?
It was WAY too small in the cups at an F, I spilled out around the sides and did not fit down into the cone section at the nipple.
My best guess would be if you were more of a 36 to 38 inch bust measurement and a little, um, floppy, this would be good. And if your rib measurement was 30 to 31, maybe 32. But this bra has very little stretch.
Bravissimo: type in "30 H" see what you get? 3 bras. All under-wire. Welcome to my life.
Figleaves: ditto, plus 2 sports bras, plus shipping from England to get the item in my size.
Stores that import my size into the US all carry the same brands. I know those brands very well.
I'm just giving up and going for nursing bras with a 32 band. Not other options. I'll let you know when I have success.