Lingerie Loves for Larger Chests

Campbell & Kate specializes in fitted shirts for fuller busts, but we also know a LOT about gorgeous gowns and bras for bigger breasts. With Valentine's Day around the corner, here are some of our favorites. We've also got the scoop on what boutique owners are loving on their DD+ clients this season.

CHEMISES AND GOWNS

One day we’ll offer a roundup of all the supportive sleepwear available for bigger chests, but this month we’re focusing on  “special” pieces--like the Juliette draped-back gown from Harlow & Fox. We introduced the brand to you in 2014, and the company continues to offer breathtaking luxury loungewear. Each S, M and L size comes in two cup ranges: DD-F or FF-G. If you’re in NYC, you can try the pieces in person at their February 23 pop-up shop.

Rachel Wentworth, co-owner of the gracious Forty Winks boutique in Cambridge, finds the Clo Intimo Fortuna racerback chemise (below) works well for their full-busted Valentine’s Day clients. “The mesh-lined cups offer extra space and support for larger busts. Sure you might spill out of it a bit, but it's Valentine's Day after all!”

Taking Our Bust-Friendly Shirts to the Airwaves

It was a ton of fun telling the world about our button downs for fuller busts on WOR710. If you missed the chance to hear founder Darlene Campbell on Sunday, you can catch her pitch at 22:19 in this link to the podcast.

And THANK YOU to everyone who voted for her pitch. We won!!!

Come to Forty Winks in Boston for Our Final Pop Up of 2018!

 

Forty Winks carries lingerie for many different sizes and shapes, including bras that go up to a British H cup. On Saturday, December 8, they'll also be carrying our shirts!

Stop by for a fitting with our founder and see and handle our fabric choices in person. If you'd like to reserve a time slot, here's the link to our Eventbrite page.

Here's some more exciting news: We're expanding into sizes 18 and 20 and will have our fit samples with us for your feedback.

Meant to Be Seen

Here's one more reason we love in-person fittings: this 71-year-old "model" from our recent Bra Spectrum pop up. When we asked her to pose for social media, she turned on the power!

A classic white shirt amps up the power. Sometimes we struggle to put this phenomenon into words, so we were delighted to discover Brenda Kinsel's take on the subject. She may be talking about age, but we think anyone with a large bust can relate:

Why I consider white shirts to be perfect for modern women

I’m in the third chapter of my life as are most of my clients and we’re smashing rules and limiting expectations of what women our age are all about. That third chapter includes frisky women from fifty to seventy-five-years old.

More than anything, I do not want women in this chapter to be overlooked. Lots of fashion geared to this market has gotten super relaxed, too relaxed in my opinion. Much of it is oversized and drapey and lacking structure. I think many manufacturers are looking at us and thinking, Well, they’re into comfort. We’ll just give them shapeless clothing with elastic waistbands. They’ll love it.

When there’s a complete lack of structure and things are shapeless, women wearing them lose visibility and I won’t stand for that! What I like about a white shirt is that you can put it with flowy things, build in some structure, create a frame for the face, and bring attention to that marvelous woman over 50. Visibility wins!

You can still wear loose garments. I love the look of a white shirt with a cascading cardigan (like I wore in the very top photo). You get some structure and framing while enjoying soft draping fabric as well. It’s a great balance.

I also love how a white cotton shirt doesn’t cling to the mid-section like a knit T-shirt does. Who loves the idea of non-clinging fabrics besides me?

This Is Just To Say

I have ironed

the shirts

that were in the icebox

 

See You in PA, DC or SF!

Do you know why we're loving October? It's such a wonderful month to meet you in person! Stop by one of our pop ups for a shirt AND bra fitting and browse our fabric swatches with your own eyes. Would you like to reserve a time with us? Click the location below and you'll be directed to our Eventbrite page to register.

 

We loved being in Bryn Mawr and Annapolis earlier this month (click "read more" for locations).

Busty and Trendy Fall Fashion Roundup

Fall is almost always a fashion win for fuller busts. In the summer, it feels like our only choice is to highlight them. In the fall, we have options.

4 Surprising Strapless Bra Alternatives for Bigger Busts

If you're not in the mood to wear a strapless bra for a fuller bust, shoulder-baring is still possible. Here are some discoveries we made while writing our last blog post.

1. You Never Have to Do Duct Tape.

We've all heard horror stories of the woman with large breasts who taped herself into a strapless, backless gown only to suffer when it came time to remove it. Now there's actually an adhesive bra that works for large cups--and it was created by a woman who duct-taped herself into her wedding gown.

Brassybra is 97% cotton and 3% medical grade adhesive; it's breathable, waterproof, moves with you and lasts 8-10 hours. Best of all, even though their website says it works up to a G cup, women who wear larger cups have been able to use it, too. This video is a great demonstration of how you can wear it.

2. Clear or Sparkling?

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