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!
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).
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*
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.
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!