If there’s one thing that we all know that I struggle with, it’s consistency. I’m really working on it guys! I have plans to keep this blog running as long as I can so you’ll keep seeing more of me on here, and also on YouTube (which, by the way, have you subscribed to my channel yet?). I’m also trying to grow that platform seeing as this and YouTube (and basically all my other socials) are what I use to keep my creative spark alive on this here internets.
So, as you guys may know, I am a plus size busty gyal who has really struggled most of her life to find the right bra size. And when I say the right bra size, guys I mean something that FITS MY ENTIRE BOOB in a bra cup. Well, lo and behold! I paid a visit to Double Dee’s Kenya for the second time in a really long while and I was fortunate enough (I swear the universe had this aligned to be quite honest) to actually find a bra that fit me exactly right! Y’all. The emotions were high. So much so that I bought matching underwear. Let’s just say that after that purchase, I was ready for anything the world threw at me. I kid you not!
So, in a bid to help my lovely busty girls out there, friends and readers alike, I am hereby sharing with you my experience (for the second time) at Double Dee’s Kenya.
The service at Double Dee’s is impeccable. It’s a cute little store with just the right amount of space to make it an intimate setting. I mean, who wouldn’t want to get their tatas measured in a cosy space such as theirs?
Because I barely made the opening hours, I only found the sales assistant at the store. She was more than willing to help. She measured my bra size and was very accommodating to me despite the fact that I went in late and very much unannounced (I didn’t call to check if they were still open). She helped me try on various bras based on my personal preferences until we found the ones I really liked.
My bra measurements came to a UK size 36G. For reference, I prefer smooth bras with light padding and underwire. I’ve always been a basic girl when it comes to selecting bras- I think because of the fact that I could hardly find anything that fit- so I was pleasantly surprised when I found a purple bra that fit my exact specifications. Safe to say that I was sold right there and then. Unfortunately did not find any other bras that I liked so I only ended up taking the purple bra with its matching underwear. For future reference the sales assistant took my details – phone number, email address and bra size- so that they could hit me up whenever new stock comes in. They’ve been really good at it.
BRA FITTINGS ARE FREE!!
The lingerie prices range from KES. 2000 – KES. 6000. Now, I’ll be honest and say that the prices are a little on the higher side, however that being said, it really is expected especially for fuller busts because somehow they can’t just be regularly priced like straight cup sizes?!?! So, I would suggest putting some money aside if the prices are a little out of reach, and then going to buy them once well budgeted for. In my opinion, the bras are of great quality and definitely worth every shilling.
Double Dee’s has a wide range of colourful, sexy, unique lingerie. Immediately you get into the store your notion (like mine was) of having boring grandmotherly underwear will be thrown out the window. It will definitely make you unlearn that sexy underwear is only made for smaller people.
Also something else to note, Double Dee’s also stock swimwear, hosiery, as well as sports bras so you’re bound to be in for an optical treat when you visit the store.
Double Dee’s is located at 44 Riverside Drive Complex (after the Office park, right opposite the 9 Riverside office building) in Nairobi. If you are lucky enough to know your bra size, you could save yourself a trip and buy directly online from their website and get a discount!
Busty Girl Bra Shopping Tips:
In my experience in looking for bras that fit, I have a few tips to share when looking for the right bra for your size:
- Always ask for the international equivalent sizing of your bra. Bra sizes differ depending on the brand and the manufacturer they use.
- When trying on bras, always bend down to see if your boobs pop out of the bra. When you stand back up again and they do, the bra isn’t your size.
- Always make sure that the bra hooks on your back sit right in the middle of your back. If it rides up, it means that either the bra is old and should be replaced, or that the bra isn’t your size.
- A well-fitting bra should have your cups sitting between your shoulder and your elbow.
- The middle part of your bra, that is, the space between the boobs should sit on your chest. If it doesn’t and appears loose, the bra is too big for you.
I also uploaded a YouTube video talking about my experience with Double Dee’s Kenya, check it out and like, share, comment and subscribe!
So to all my busty ladies, fret not for there is a local brand that is here to definitely cater to all your busty girl needs. Check them out and tell them I sent you! Follow them on Instagram too at @doubledeeske.