Category Archives: Other Bra Related Posts

Rolls and Curves’ 2016 Favorites

I’ve never written a favorites post before, but I decided it was a good idea to write one since I’ve opened my blog up to other types of reviews. I’m going to start doing monthly favorites, but first I’m going to summarize my favorite things and products that I’ve used and loved over the last year! I’m sorry this is a little late. I’ve been recovering from my first surgery to treat my endometriosis. If I have a  full review of one of the things listed, I’ll link it. Some of the pictures are mine, but the ones that aren’t mine were pulled from Google for illustrative purposes.

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How I Transformed the Gemm LG900 Bra (44J)

I told myself I wasn’t going to review this bra, but I thought it would be interesting to show everyone how I alter my horrible bras to fit at least a little bit better. As such, this will not be a traditional review and I will not be ranking this bra the way I normally do. I’ll just be assigning it a star rating out of 10 for it’s unaltered and altered states. I did these alterations super quick with white thread so it’s visible. It was literally a 2 minute job just to hold the fabric how I wanted it. Please don’t judge how messy it is. I was going to use someone’s sewing machine to make the alterations permanent and neat, but I decided against it. I apologize for the quality of the pictures. I didn’t think I’d be posting this review.

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Introduction to Elila

If you’ve ever heard of the brand Elila, chances are it’s because you stumbled upon their wireless softcups that go up to a US 52N. Many people don’t even know Elila makes bras with underwires. I was introduced to their underwire line one night while I was browsing Bratabase looking for soft cup or extremely comfortable underwire bras that can accommodate a UK 36LL/38L bust. As many of you know, I’m a chronic pain sufferer and sometimes my back pain flares up so bad that the feeling of most underwires is intolerable. I’ve been all about comfort lately, and I kept coming across reviews that said Elila’s underwired options are extremely comfortable. The review that sold me on Elila was the ones written by Holly Jackson of The Full Figured Chest. Her reviews can be found here, here, and here I decided to contact Elila, and they sent me a very generous package so that I could review some of their pieces. As always, I’m an extremely honest person and don’t sugarcoat anything. All opinions are my own and aren’t influenced by the fact that I received these sets free of charge.

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Rolls and Curves’ Valentine’s Day Picks!

I’m going to start a new series on my blog because I’m in dire need of some structure. The way I’ve been writing now, I can only post something if I’m in a super body positive mood or if I get a new bra to review. These posts will give me the ability to write more frequently, and will help me explore size ranges that I don’t usually research. I’ll choose my holiday/special occasion/random lingerie picks for a variety of sizes. Not only will this benefit the readers who share my body type, it’ll help women of other body types who may be feeling left out as they read my blog. There’s plenty of bras out there that I’d love to talk about, but can’t because I don’t fit into that size range and can’t speak about them in depth. Without further ado, these are my picks for Valentine’s Day! I’m going to choose an “innocent” option, a “sexy” option”, and a “scandalous” option for each size range. I chose the size ranges at random. They’re not standardized by any means, and are not meant to insult a specific size range.

As always, if you’d like catered recommendations or if you have any feedback, feel free to comment below or contact me at RollsAndCurvesEmail@gmail.com.

 

Small Band, Small Cup (under 32 band, under E cup)

Innocent: Ampere Rose

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28 B-F, 30 A-F

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My Experience With Soma Intimates

The intent of this post is not to dissuade others from shopping at this retailer. The purpose is to educate others about this company and the experiences I have had with their lingerie, customer service, and general experience. If you work for Soma Intimates, please do not feel attacked by the things I’m about to say in this post. I am not assuming that I know everything about working at Soma, and I am not insinuating that every single employee is the way I describe.

In case you’ve never heard of Soma Intimates, it is a high-street lingerie retailer that caters to US sizes 32-44 A-G and S-XL. They opened their first boutique in 2004 and in only 12 years have grown to 250+ storefronts established throughout the United States. Their mission statement is to provide women with beautiful, sensual, luxurious, soft, and comfortable lingerie. They argue that their lingerie includes innovations that can’t be found elsewhere.  They claim to cater to every body type, and vow that they can determine someone’s exact bra size in minutes with the help of their Expert Fit Stylists. Their service is intended to be warm and personal, and their fitters are supposed to help you embrace your body and make you look and feel gorgeous.

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The Grass Is Not Greener, A Petite Woman’s Perspective on Bra Fitting

The body positive community is dominated by women both larger in stature and larger in bust. A lot of us forget that thinner women and women with smaller breasts deserve their place in the body positive movement, and they don’t deserve to be pushed aside and forgotten just because they don’t fit the “norm” of this movement. They definitely don’t deserve to be hushed when they talk about how hard it is for them to find lingerie and clothes to fit their bodies. Being thinner or smaller does not mean they have it easy. To gain some perspective myself, and share that perspective with my readers and whoever stumbles upon this blog I asked Amanda from Bras Outside the Box a few questions regarding her experiences in finding bras to fit her.

Bras Outside the Box is a lingerie blog focusing on hard to fit sizes (both small and large), pregnant/nursing mothers, breast cancer survivors, transgender women, cross-dressers, and the disabled. It’s a relatively new blog but she’s off to a great start. I love the all-inclusive atmosphere.

I think you’ll enjoy reading her answers as much as I have.
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How It Feels Being a Wide Rooted 36L in a Narrow Rooted Community

This post is just going to be a random mash up of all the thoughts that have been in my head for the past few weeks. I’m not really feeling up to taking new photos for the blog this week because I recently had an IUD inserted, and I’ve been struggling with a great deal of pain due to my scoliosis that may require physical therapy. In short I’ve just been in bed, leaving me to my thoughts and frustrations (and tons of bodily cramping). I’m just going to warn you that there might be a little bit (okay, a lot) of complaining going on in this post because I am frustrated and exhausted.

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