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Packing Solutions for Large Boobs

I hit the road this month for meetings, and to attend SheEO’s Purple Carpet event celebrating the final five funded ventures.

Work travel with an event thrown in is a challenge for any woman. When you’re a #fullbust IMG_1403#womeninbiz it can be harrowing. What happens if you lose your luggage (because of course you pack your PERFECT BRA!!) or spill something? Its not like we can just hit the mall and replace it!

Here’s a photo of me in the best (of the worst) white blouse from 15+ tried on the mall. I would feel very self-conscious wearing this to meetings! (& can someone please explain WTF those pockets are for??)

Here’s what I packed to make sure I’m covered for this trip:PackingPicFramed
1. Packable Puffer
2. Black Peplum Top – comfy as a sweatshirt with way more polish.
3. White Silk Utility Shirt – dress it up or down
4. Patterned Sheath Dress – zip up & go!
5. Dark Denim
6. Dark Trousers
7. Pencil Skirt
+ 3 pairs of great shoes
= at least 7 different outfits for casual, corporate and cocktails in a carry-on. Accessories give even more looks.
I wore my long coat on the plane to reduce bulk & keep warm on the usually freezing plane.

I use these awesome GoToob refillable bottles for my liquids. They’re silicone, come in different sizes, are TSA-approved and have never leaked.

What do you pack? Share your work travel essentials with us on Facebook or Twitter.

PS The patterned sheath dress is still on sale but only til Feb 29th. Get yours here!

To your success,
Melanie & Front Room HQ

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The Rant! (or: Will it really fit??)

Occasionally I’ll ask a member of the Club* if she has any troubles finding clothes.
(*you know, the BBC?  The Big Boob Club.)

The response (a.k.a. “the rant”) goes pretty much like this:

Oh. My. God.  You have NO idea how hard it is to find clothes that fit properly! 

If it fits me in the boobs, it is huge everywhere else.  It if fits my shoulders, the girls are busting out.  I spend a small fortune in alterations buying clothes too big and having them taken in!  Don’t even get me started on the bras and my shoulder dents.

I get the same response over and over again.  In fact, I’m pretty sure I remember you saying the same thing to me.

When I told you that Front Room is making tops to fit your bust and your shoulders, your response was great!    I think it was something along the lines of “I want it now!  Please?

But I bet there’s a part of you that’s thinking this is too good to be true.

Tops that will fit your big boobs and not be huge on your shoulders and waist?

Dresses with underbust seams that actually fall under your ample bosom, instead of cutting the girls in half for a lovely quad-boob effect?

V-necks that go low enough so it doesn’t make your boobs look droopy, and high enough to be office appropriate?

Yes, Virginia.  There is a Santa Claus.

Yeah, but I’m more blessed than most you say?  Good.  We’ve designed our clothes to fit up to a 10 inch difference between your full bust and your underbust.  That’s about a JJ in UK bra sizing (or DDDD in the strange US sizing).

Hold on.  My friend isn’t that big, will she still be able to wear Front Room clothes?
Absolutely.  Our knits should drape well on the DDs/Fs of the world quite well.  The silk tops might need to be taken in slightly at the bust, it all depends on her body shape and boob distribution.

Our size chart references your full bust and underbust.  We leave out the waist since pretty much any body shape can have big boobs.  We’ll provide fit commentary on each item so you know whether that particular style will work for your shape.

size chart

Will I still need to go to the tailor?
Probably not.  Consider though: the reason the gents (and Hollywood stars) always look so good is that their clothes are tailored to their precise measurements.

We’re firm believers in the power of a good tailor to make clothes look their best on your body. (You’d be surprised at the difference a quarter inch makes in strategic places to take a garment from good to great!)

We’ve designed our seams and strategically placed our zippers to be able to accommodate tailoring, should you choose a nip and tuck for a truly made-for-you look.  Again, entirely your choice.

We’re beyond excited to get the first collection to you in this spring!  Stay tuned for more details.

To your success,
Melanie & Front Room HQ
More than clothes, confidence.™

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