Plus Size Bras from Triumph South Africa, south african plus size blogger
And the intentional scarcity of plus size bras


Plus Size Bras from Triumph South Africa, south african plus size blogger
I don't think there's such a thing as plus size bras in this country. Plus size meaning not just caring about cup size but also actively making your bands and backs inclusive. I've never had an easy time with bras, even from my teens. Even Jet, in all their "body positive" pandering, did not think to include plus size bras -- I think their backs go up to a 42 -- I haven't been that in years.

I got these Triumph bras from Donna sometime last year, or the year before that. I wore the blue one, perhaps once. My first foray into the world of wired bras since my wired sport-ish bra from my teens, the fit and feel of the bras was just not the one. I abandoned it and went back to my trusted Cross My Heart, which were also fitting extremely tight on the band.

I stumble upon the navy Triumph bra and put it on and it sat. I won't lie, I liked how sensual it feels, which is something I hadn't noticed. Maybe I needed that time away from it after all. As I was feeling loved up but the bra, that love supreme tip or something, I started to get greedy. Didn't this bra have a twin?


Plus Size Bras from Triumph South Africa, south african plus size blogger, plus size lingerie blogger,

Plus Size Bras from Triumph South Africa, south african plus size blogger, plus size lingerie blogger,

Plus Size Bras from Triumph South Africa, south african plus size blogger, plus size lingerie blogger,
I would never buy a single bra for nearly R400, which is what these things cost. Then I went into a panic. I have a history of purging bras that were disappointing to my sister's friends. Bras that promised to love always but didn't even clasp; the ones who said they were down but could barely contain me. I think passing them forward is good because I know what it's like to be a girl and just want one nice thing for yourself. It beats keeping a never-worn item that could be doing a lot of good for someone.

But, eventually, I found the purple, shiny twin in one of the many shopping bags I hoard in my cupboards because I haven't worn the thing. I've never been good at adjusting the straps of bras, and that's still something of a problem here but I'm comfortable for the most part. I also really just like how I feel and look in these. They are colours other than black and beige for one.

Next, I want to buy the bra back extenders from Donna, which I've been thinking about for months. See if they will give me access to the cute bras in bigger cups that Ackermans did. They're affordable but inaccessible for me as a plus size person. 

Fellow fats, where do you buy your plus size bras?