Cuup Bra Review

Cuup Bra Review


January 28, 2020

I’ve done a lot of talking about sustainable underwear on my Instagram but mainly focused on what I like to call “sleepy” bras (literally bras that I feel comfortable enough to sleep in). For years now I’ve worn the same wired bras and knew they weren’t quite the right fit. I’d say about 98% of my old bra collection is comprised of Victoria’s Secret bras and I’m no longer a fan of the quality, shape, nor, of course, their ethical practices.

Before I dig into the review, I need to preface this post with an emotional attachment: I felt very insecure taking these pictures and also posting them, but, how on earth are you going to see the bra in action if I don’t bare all?! Let’s just say that the Christmas holiday was good for my soul, but not so good for the buttons on my jeans!

Cuup Bra Review
Cuup Bra Review

Lo and behold, I did some digging online for the top sustainable wired bras I could find and Cuup bras were high on the list. I ordered The Balconette in Blush and in what I believe to be my new size (they have a great sizing chart online but I just went off of intuition and altered based on my current bra sizes).

Cuup Bra Review
Cuup Bra Review

Part of the issue I had with my old bras was not having a cup that covered enough (my go-to had become an old t-shirt bra from Victoria’s Secret). I’d constantly felt on edge about my boobs popping out of my bra (which has happened on occasion!). In particular my left boob is bigger than my right so finding a bra to fit properly has never been easy. Ladies, none of us have the same size breasts which just makes this entire process so much more joyous! *sarcasm*

Cuup Bra Review

Cuup Bra Review
Cuup Bra Review

I was on the hunt for something both equally functional (more cup surface area) as well as something my husband would actually find appealing (he HATES all my other sleepy bras – can’t blame him really as they’re designed for comfort over sexiness). The Balconette Cuup bra was the style that caught my eye and I’m so glad I chose this one. It has a little bit of structure to it compared to a few of their others and I find it gives my breasts a nice shape (particularly noticeable when wearing a form fitting t-shirt) vs. a completely relaxed cup.

Cuup Bra Review
Cuup Bra Review

I’m happy to say that I’ve worn this bra almost every day since I received it and will definitely be going back for more in different colours (they’ve got 4 colours in total).

If you’re in need of upgrading your bra collection, I can confidently say that Cuup bras are where it’s at. They certainly cost more than your typical Victoria’s Secret sale (you know the bins I’m talking about, ladies), but it feels like the quality will last me for years to come (pending I can lose my Christmas weight! ha.) and, of course, they are ethically made so their workers are being paid a better wage than VS’s.

Now, go make your girls happy!

Love,

Saffy

xx

2 Comments

  • Chrissy
    June 3, 2020

    They do look pretty comfy, and I did not know they were sustainable. Just curious, can you see your nips in this bra while wearing a t-shirt? That’s kind of a deal breaker for me.

    • SimplySaffy
      June 4, 2020

      I didn’t realize either until I started digging around when in desperate need of a bra revamp! This is without a doubt my favourite wired bra I’ve ever owned. For me, my nipples don’t show through in t-shirts when wearing this bra. The front material is quite sheer, however, so there are no patterns or thick material to prevent cold nipples from peaking through. But for the most part, I feel covered, supported, and sexy in this bra and am already looking to get a couple more colours. My husband also mentioned to me this week that it’s his favourite bra on me!

      I hope that helps! We’re all so different so it’s hard to say with confidence that your nipples won’t poke through if cold, etc. Cuup does have a 30 day return policy for non-worn items, so you might find that ordering your size and trying it on under a t-shirt will be a sure fire way to know before you remove the labels!

      Xxx

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