Shopping for new bras can be a bit of a nightmare – from the correct cup size to the best materials, there’s so much to consider and that’s when you’re only looking for common sizes like 34B or C! For ladies rocking uncommon or unusual bra sizes the struggle is even more intense. I have a friend who wears a size 32 Double D and hearing her horror stories about bra shopping was nothing short of shocking – from giving up and just wearing the closest size she could find because she was desperate for anything that wasn’t beige to the painful back pain from a lack of real support, it’s enough to make you depressed on her behalf. Luckily her story has a happy ending as a few years ago she found a lingerie store that stocks all sizes and even custom fit bras for ladies with unique sizing needs – what a blessing! There aren’t many of these types of stores out there but they do exist and it’s time everyone knew about them! If you’re dealing with the same issue or just love discovering new lingerie stores then check out our list of Lingerie Boutiques that Stock ALL Sizes!
1. Storm in A-G Cup – Cape Town
This fabulous lingerie store specialises in local and imported underwear and swimwear for all sizes, age groups and occasions. With a wide variety of sizes from 32 to 48, A to K they are bound to have something for every woman. Their experienced shop consultants and fitters help women find something in the correct size that suits and enhances their figure and if they don’t have something on the shelf that fits you perfectly then you can make use of the in-house seamstresses who are able to help with customising a bra to fit and suit you perfectly. At just R30 extra this service is a life saver for women with uncommon sizes.
2. The Corsetiere – Johannesburg
The Corsetiere specialises in unique imported bras, plus-size lingerie, corsets and swimwear. The lingerie experts offer a wide range of sizes, colours and styles to cater to any taste at both of their stores in Joburg. In addition to underwear they also stock a wide range of accessories, leggings, and sexy sleepwear – all ranging in sizes from small to XXXL. The Corsetiere offers free consultations and bra fittings with their experienced and trained fitters and the stock available in store in to die for! You’ve never seen such a wide variety of styles available for women of all sizes!
3. City Chic – Johannesburg
Ok so, City Chic doesn’t exactly sell all sizes of lingerie, they specialise in plus-size lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear and offer beautiful sexy lingerie that fits flatters and is comfortable to wear for ladies with a little more junk in their trunk. They have an extensive range of intimates, including plus-size bras, panties, slips, camisoles, hosiery and shapewear. Sizes in the range are available in bra sizes from 16C to 22G. The stores also sell a wide range of fashion forward clothing for plus-sized ladies – if you’re in Joburg their stores are a must-visit for the latest trends and styles.
4. Satin Candy – Durban
Satin Candy offers a tranquil, private garden setting with discreet personal service for women of all sizes. If you are struggling to find bras in large or small cup sizes, then look no further because this boutique stocks sizes from 32-48, A-M cups! Satin Candy helps women choose a bra that only suits them but that is also supportive and comfortable to wear. Pop into their Durban store for a free consultation with one of their fitting experts and you won’t regret it!
5. Barclay & Clegg – Johannesburg and Pretoria
Barclay & Clegg, offers women 25 years of lingerie expertise. Visit one of their stores for a professional bra fitting and check out their range of sexy lingerie, bras, briefs & thongs, corsets, basques, sexy nightwear, international brands, bridal lingerie, sports bras, shapewear, maternity, bra accessories, hosiery, sleepwear, swimwear and plus size lingerie in sizes up to HH cup size. Their store at the BluBird shopping centre is absolutely beautiful and a real pleasure to shop in! We love that their stores offer clients a unique shopping experience in a calm and feminine environment and the fact that their consultants are super knowledgeable!
Barclay and Clegg has 5 stores in Gauteng (BluBird Shopping Centre, Fourways Mall, Nicolway Bryanston, Cresta Shopping Centre, Glenfair Boulevard, Brooklyn Mall and more). For more information visit the Barclay and Clegg website or say Hi to Barclay and Clegg on Facebook.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.