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The Solution Series: Dealing With Changes in your Bust Size

In this chapter of The Solution Series, we offer expert advice on the best fitting lingerie and tips to deal with changes in bust size!

Belle Lingerie23 August 2018


Have you noticed that at certain times of the month your bra can feel tighter and more uncomfortable?  Not many women know this, but it is recommended to have a collection of slightly differently sized bras for varying reasons. A couple of reasons might be weight gain or hormonal imbalances, as your breasts become more tender and swollen. With that said, if you do start to notice your breasts spilling out over your bra, or find that your bra isn't fitting the same as it used to, it might be time to treat yourself to a bra that has a slightly larger cup size.

Here at Belle Lingerie we offer a wide selection of different bras to allow you to try on and find a bra that is most suited to yourself and help to combat any lifestyle or body changes that may be occuring. We have tried and tested a variety of bras, from different brands, to provide expert advice on our favourites and the best fitting and most comfortable collections.

First up, we tried the Sloggi Wow Comfort Padded Bra (, a padded bra with no under-wiring, and a successfully comfortable fit! The bra is available in sizes 32B to 40C and is the perfect choice for your everyday lingerie collection, especially when it comes to providing necessary support, without the potential discomfort of underwired cups. The padding helped to keep breasts protected and uplifted, throughout even the most hectic days!

If you are thinking that the fabulous Sloggi Wow Comfort Padded Bra wouldn’t work for you, as you have quite large breasts, don’t panic! We have also investigated the options for women with a DD+ bust and the winner was the Elomi Bijou Flirt Underwired Banded Moulded Bra! ( This too makes an ideal everyday bra and better still, it is available up to a size 44G and comes in two mesmerising shades: Black and Raspberry! The bra is underwired to ensure a well-rounded shape and has moulded cups to ensure that you are supported throughout the day. When it came to rating the comfort of this bra, this one took top place! The moulded cups were extremely comfortable and the crossover strap detailing at the front also helped to keep breasts in check all day long. The bra dramatically decreased movement of breasts and helped to diminish any general pain or discomfort.

If you are an exercise fanatic, we have also investigated the best fitting sports bras! You need a sports bra that holds your breasts in shape, yet is still comfortable enough to wear during your Pilates or Aerobics gym classes. The top winner for us here at Belle Lingerie was the Goddess Soft Cup Sports Bra ( and it is available in sizes 34DD to 48G. The bra provides a comfortable and contemporary fit with soft material and is non-padded and non-wired for optimum wearing comfort. The bra is also complimented with large padded straps to ensure it remains in place on the shoulders.

Don’t forget, you also need some comfortable briefs to ease and welcome any changes to your body. If you are someone who regularly struggles with changes to your body, then the Sloggi Basic Maxi Briefs ( are perfect for you! These briefs offer great rear coverage and also provide very light control to the tummy, thanks to a popular maxi design! These briefs come in a handy pack of three and are high waisted for ultimate comfort. The briefs are made from 95% cotton, as to reduce fabric allergies and fit perfectly under most clothing. The Sloggi Basic Maxi Briefs are available in UK sizes 10-32 (subject to availability).

If you're after something slightly more feminine, why not try the highly sought-after Triumph Amourette Maxi Brief? ( This brief also offers great rear coverage and is made of semi-sheer material that is adorned in pretty lace. This brief is available from UK size 8 to 18 (subject to availability).



We all know too well that whenever we experience changes to our body that knock our confidence, we instantly want to reach straight for the chocolate. But did you know it has been proven that chocolate and caffeine can have a negative impact on the body and can, in fact, worsen any changes to your body or discomfort you are experiencing? Instead, try to drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated. This will not only assist with any discomfort, but it will also help to keep your skin clear and provide an all-round natural confidence boost!

The fabulous sports bra that you have bought, put it to use! It is proven that exercising significantly boosts mood and assists in the reduction of swelling in your abdomen, to avoid the dreaded ‘bloated’ feeling. Trust us! We know it's difficult to motivate yourself initially, but your body will thank you for it in the long run!

Another potential aggravation is Food! Food is an all important factor in the way we look and feel, so stay away from processed foods and carbonated drinks! Instead, opt to fill your diet with fresh fruit such as oranges, watermelon and bananas, which all contain a high amount of vital vitamins and nutrients!

If you live a busy life and struggle to find time to make dinner on an evening, try the simplistic, yet ravishing dish of Kale, Broccoli and Salmon Stir Fry and finish it off with hint of dark chocolate. We know we said stay away from chocolate… but dark chocolate is high in iron, and so a few squares can replenish the vital nutrients which are lost during our time of the month.

We hope you all enjoy our product recommendations and tips and tricks on how to combat your body changes! Let us know how you deal with body changes, whether it's weight, hormonal, or lifestyle changes in the comments below!

Belle Lingerie Xx








Reader Comments

A well written piece, very helpful
Written by Theresa, 24th August 2018 at 23:10:00
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