I've found that as my cup size has gone up, I more and more appreciate sleeping in a bra. I recently got my nipples pierced and have gone from wearing one a couple of times a week to every night, so I can keep my nipples close and safe 😆
My curvy Kate in my dreams bra hasn't really been ... handling being worn every single night very well though, and I find that since there's not much cup definition my boobs still go into my armpits. It has these strips of fabric on the cleavage meant to separate the breasts, but I actually pull them all the way back so they prop my breasts forward. I don't think they're meant to withstand that though. Also, I have a 32J/JJ and the band definitely is a bit large.
And so, I've been on a mission to find another sleep bra.
Attempt one: A while back someone on Reddit posted the full embrace lounge bra, and it comes in 30N/O. The fit was more like 30 N/O-T A CHANCE. It cut my boobs in half so bad I looked like a cat and hurt like hell. I couldn't even get it off by myself. Returned instantly. Might be a nice bra if you're more like a 30K US.
Attempt two: I searched by measurements on here, and was fairly lenient because it's just for sleeping, and it seemed like the Panache Alisha in 30J would work. It seems to be discontinued, but I found an eBay seller with some for about $20. What a steal! I placed my order on Dec 8. By the 13th they hadn't provided a tracking number, so I sent a message gently asking for a timeline and got back... an out of office message. The automatic part of the message said they would be back 12/12, but the body of the message said they come back on August 12. I sent my message 12/13 and there was no notice when I originally ordered. The next day I got a message that it was already sent out on the 15th, even though it wasn't yet the 15th. They provided a tracking number but it's now the 19th and it still says USPS doesn't have the package... They aren't even that far from here, we're in the same state!
Attempt three: While waiting for the panache, I decided to try Molke. Their customer service suggested xs thunder for the narrower fit and supportive band. They sent the tracking number pretty quickly, after some weird technical difficulties with ordering on my end. However it has been about a week and there's also no movement, and the tracking website says there will be a strike in the next few days, which is a bit concerning.
Alas, my poor curvy kate seems destined to be worked to death. Oh how I wish I could walk into target and buy a bralette right now.
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It just came out yesterday so the information available is limited to the descriptions/photos of the bras and the comments on social media. It appears to be a shorter cup PL. The band looks like the newer PLM bands composed of a couple layers of mesh rather than the firm PL bands. My most worn bra style is Ewa PL so I am interested to see how the PLP compares!