Until very recently, underwear, for me, has often been more a matter of function than beauty. It hasn’t been due to a lack of wanting to wear beautiful lingerie — I’ve always believed that there’s something special and dignified about putting extra care into what you wear underneath your clothes. But my unusually small ribcage has always been the barrier.
Having a 28-30 inch ribcage has meant that I’m often only been able to find very plain, practical bras in my size. I’d accepted after a while that the pretty lingerie I saw was reserved for those with band sizes of 32 (sometimes even 34) or larger. Enter Chantelle: founded in 1876, the brand has had a long history of honing in on their expertise and fitting women with the perfect bra. They are also of beautiful quality, noticeably well made with intricate laces and lovely detail. Although the pieces aren’t cheap, once you feel the lingerie you know that it really is an investment and that it will hold up for a long time. And with their size range going from 30B to 44H, I really think there is something for everyone.
I for one, am grateful to have discovered this brand and am glad to share it with you — because as trivial as it sounds, wearing a beautiful bra really does do a lot in making you feel beautiful!
Some more favourites that come in a 30 band:
Éclatante Lace Unlined Demi Bra
Parisian Unlined Demi Bra
Révèle Moi Perfect Fit Underwire Bra
C Chic Sexy Unlined Plunge Bra
High Impact Convertible Sports Bra