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Charlotte Tilbury: The Best Products and Brand Review

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While some makeup brands take years—heck, even decades—to compete with the giants of the cosmetics world, Charlotte Tilbury’s eponymous makeup brand has become a standout among both shoppers and industry insiders since launching in 2013.

This could be, in part, thanks to the decades of experience Tilbury gained as a professional makeup artist, as well as the high-profile clientele she counts among her close friends. (You can find just about any household-name supermodel in her book, like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, to name a few). Even today, her brand remains a celebrity fave. Clearly, Tilbury knows a thing or two about beauty.

“I was always mixing colors and shades, dreaming up formulas, and ideating products, so it was only a matter of time,” Tilbury tells Byrdie. “During my early years working as a makeup artist, I saw a gap in the market for skincare and makeup that was easy to choose, easy to use, and easy to understand. People are always confused when shopping for beauty, and I knew I had the expertise to help de-codify this world.”

Luckily, you no longer have to be a supermodel to get in on Tilbury’s many, many beauty secrets. Since she started bottling and selling her celeb-favorite formulas, us “regular folk” can get in on the action, too—and I can happily confirm the products I’ve tested are luxurious enough to belong in a Kardashian’s vanity (and long-lasting enough to stand the test of a million paparazzi bulbs). Red-carpet ready, indeed.

Find our favorite products from Charlotte Tilbury, below.

Lipstick in Pillow Talk

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One of Charlotte Tilbury’s bestselling products ever is the classic lipstick formula in a very specific shade: Pillow Talk. “Four Pillow Talk products are sold every minute around the world,” Tilbury says.

Pillow Talk is described as a “dreamy nude,” and dreamy it is. The shade now comes in several formulas, including “Matte Revolution” and a sparkly “Diamonds” iteration, but the classic lipstick continues to reign supreme, as far as I’m concerned.

With a matte finish and deep pink undertones, it’s a subtly sexy lipstick perfect for everyday wear. (Pair it with the brand’s Lip Cheat Lip Liner—more on that later.)

Magic Cream

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Charlotte Tilbury’s signature face moisturizer has become a cult favorite for a reason. Formulated by hand by—you guessed it—Tilbury herself, the original mixture was beloved by her supermodel clients before it was ever stocked in Sephoras. Once Tilbury decided to package and sell it for the masses, it was game over.

That’s probably because Magic Cream is, indeed, magic—it’s silky, ultra-hydrating, and lightly scented for a truly luxurious, “this feels expensive” experience. (I prefer it as a night cream, but it works for AM, too.) After only one use, it leaves my skin next-level soft. “It’s an instant-turnaround moisturizer with high-performance ingredients that give you results in seconds,” Tilbury says. Think: ingredients like hyaluronic acid, rose-hip oil, aloe vera, shea butter, and more. “I’m known by my celebrity clients for my signature ‘Tilbury skin’: healthy, lit from within, nourished, and glowing. It all starts with Magic Cream.”

Filmstar Bronze & Glow

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Contouring may sound complicated, but leave it to the pros to make it as easy as possible for the non-professionals out there. Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow is an all-in-one contour and highlighting palette perfect for achieving defined features and a sun-kissed complexion. “It’s my secret for sculpting killer red-carpet cheekbones,” Tilbury says. “The textures and shades in the palette are foolproof and make it so easy to enhance your facial structure.”

There are two different shade combinations, one for light-to-medium skin tones and one for medium-to-dark skin tones. Simply sweep the darker “sculpt” shade on the parts of your face you want to define—for me, it’s the hollows of my cheeks and temples. (Some will include the jawline and the sides and tip of the nose.) From there, apply the lighter “highlight” shade to the usual highlight spots—aka the cheekbones and the brow bones. (You may or may not include the center of your nose and your Cupid’s bow here, too.)

Either way, you’ll love how easy it is to get a red-carpet-worthy contour at home. And isn’t that the whole point of celebrity makeup artist cosmetic lines?

Legendary Lashes

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It goes without saying that we take mascaras seriously here at Byrdie. And I’m happy to announce I wasn’t disappointed with Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Lashes (Volume 2), a reformulated, jet-black formula that guarantees “the ultimate Hollywood flutter and a wide-awake look.”

It certainly gives separated, out-to-there lashes right away, but the best part about the mascara is its long-wear qualities and resistance to smudging. As someone prone to the occasional humidity-induced makeup malfunction, you won’t have to worry about that with Legendary Lashes.

Beach Stick

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I much prefer cream blushes to powder ones, and Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Stick perfectly exemplifies why.

All you have to do is swipe it on the apples of your cheeks and blend it in with your fingers for a healthy, glowy flush—and the best part is the ingredients in the Beach Stick. It boasts Ceramidone, which “acts like a poly-filler to plump up and refill your skin “for a flawless surface,” creamy moisturizing polymers, “light-diffusing spheres that soft-focus any imperfections and add a touch of radiance,” and “high-melting-point waxes hydrate skin for a dewy finish.” (Yep—beauty is equal parts aesthetics and science.)

Basically, it gives that perfect “hot summer day” touch of color any time of year.

The Feline Flick

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As a cat-eye enthusiast, I have a lot of experience with liquid eyeliners—and I can confirm Charlotte Tilbury’s Feline Flick stands up to the competition.

The ergonomic-friendly shape of the pencil allows for easy, effortless application, and the felt tip is ultra precise to help get that saturated, matte-black pointy wing you’ll be proud of. (My only complaint is the tip dried out more quickly than I would’ve hoped.)

Lip Cheat Lip Liner

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Whether you’re over-lining your lips for a plumped-up look or simply filling them in and giving ’em some shape, it’s definitely a good idea to keep a great lip liner in your arsenal—and Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat Lip Liner lives up to the task. “It’s my backstage beauty secret that I use on every celebrity client to create the most luscious, perfect pout,” says Tilbury. “You can resize and reshape the appearance of your lips in an instant for fuller-looking lips.”

Not only does the velvety formula glide on smoothly and effortlessly, but it’s waterproof, too—so you can get smudge-free color payoff for hours on end. I love pairing the Pillow Talk shade with its corresponding lipstick for a subtly sexy nude pout.

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Allbirds Pink Running Shoes

We’ve all heard the canonical phrase, “on Wednesdays, we wear pink” from the 2004 cult classic Mean Girls, but the phrase has been reincarnated in today’s launch of the Allbirds x Lindsay Lohan collab which declares, “on Wednesdays, we launch pink.” The pink to which the beloved brand is referring is a limited edition Lux pink color of the Allbirds Tree Flyer running shoe, available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The shoe also comes in six other color options and has gained attention for being both sustainable and a comfortable and reliable training shoe.

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The shoe was most recently included in Runner’s World’s “What We’re Testing” roundup for May. Runner-in-Chief Jeff Dengate found the shoe to be lighter and bouncier than Allbirds’ original running shoe, the Tree Dasher. “It’s a little lighter than the Dasher, the upper feels a bit more refined for running fast, and the innovative midsole is soft but can handle my daily runs,” stated Dengate. “It’s still a little heavier than comparable shoes—and there are a lot of great daily trainers you can find for $160—but it shows promise that Allbirds is committed to making a great running shoe without using petroleum-based products.”

Women's Tree Flyers - Lux Pink

While sustainability has become a top priority for countless consumers, many companies have fallen short of the mark with their supposedly eco-friendly offerings, which have either become subject to greenwashing or are simply sub-par products. But Allbirds is actually doing the work, creating a quality product that’s also actually eco-friendly. This shoe in particular is carbon-neutral and contains materials like castor beans, eucalyptus fiber, merino wool, and recycled water bottles. The brand has also pledged to continue lowering its carbon footprint as it expands its product offerings.

Women's Tree Flyers - Lux Pink

Besides her fame—and ties to their slogan—Lindsay Lohan may seem like a bit of an odd choice for a running shoe collaboration, but Allbirds says that was intentional. They state on their website, “with Lindsay’s help, we’re reminding the world that anyone and everyone can lace up and move their body.”

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Lane Bryant Reviews : Shop the latest looks in plus size fashion

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Hi! Coming to you super quickly to share 4 items I ordered from the Girl With Curves for Lane Bryant collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably OVER me talking about it. But it’s good for many reasons!

Review: Girl with Curves for Lane Bryant Collection
Hi! Coming to you super quickly to share 4 items I ordered from the Girl With Curves for Lane Bryant collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably OVER me talking about it. But it’s good for many reasons!

Here’s why it’s a big deal:

I was 4 for 4: Do you know how rare it is that I keep every single item in an order?! Usually fit or fabric is off in some way or another, or I just don’t like garments on me. Keeping 100% of the things I buy doesn’t happen often.
Styles look great on so many body types.

Unexpected wins: Between color and *pants* this collection filled some major style gaps in my closet. I have an incredibly hard time with tops and pants (which is why 80% of what I own is dresses), and was able to find 2 tops AND 1 pair of pants that I loved.

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It sold out incredibly fast (some pieces, within hours) BUT Lane Bryant is now offering store shipping, so you can now order nearly all the items online again.

You can buy in store: So few plus collections can be purchased in nearly every city, and Lane Bryant is one of the few companies that has a wide retail presence. Go to the store and try these beauties on.

No fancy photos, just me and my iPhone, self-timer, and tripod. If you want to see these styles in-motion, I’ll put a video at the end here. Sorry it’s formatted oddly – I made it for IGTV.

 

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through the links on this page and purchase something, I receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.

Review: Girl with Curves for Lane Bryant Collection
Hi! Coming to you super quickly to share 4 items I ordered from the Girl With Curves for Lane Bryant collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably OVER me talking about it. But it’s good for many reasons!

Here’s why it’s a big deal:

Lane Bryant

I was 4 for 4: Do you know how rare it is that I keep every single item in an order?! Usually fit or fabric is off in some way or another, or I just don’t like garments on me. Keeping 100% of the things I buy doesn’t happen often.
Styles look great on so many body types.

Review: Girl with Curves for Lane Bryant Collection

Lane Bryant

Unexpected wins: Between color and *pants* this collection filled some major style gaps in my closet. I have an incredibly hard time with tops and pants (which is why 80% of what I own is dresses), and was able to find 2 tops AND 1 pair of pants that I loved. Super surprised

It sold out incredibly fast (some pieces, within hours) BUT Lane Bryant is now offering store shipping, so you can now order nearly all the items online again.

You can buy in store:

Lane Bryant

So few plus collections can be purchased in nearly every city, and Lane Bryant is one of the few companies that has a wide retail presence. Go to the store and try these beauties on.
No fancy photos, just me and my iPhone, self-timer, and tripod. If you want to see these styles in-motion, I’ll put a video at the end here. Sorry it’s formatted oddly – I made it for IGTV.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through the links on this page and purchase something, I receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.

Girl With Curves High-Waist Skinny Pant

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It’s rare that you see me in pants and a shirt here, unless it’s a workout outfit! That’s because pants and shirts are difficult to find that fit my proportions. These pants tick all the boxes for me: they are high waisted (see video below for my tummy view), and stretchy, but look like trousers. They are sleek and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of them.

My problem with tops is that I’m 5’10 and long torsoed. So many shirts look like crop tops on me. It’s perpetual flesh belt city with me and tops. This one? PERFECT. Extremely long, but not sloppy in the least. Very comfortable. And the color? I’ve NEVER worn this color lilac before, and it’s beautiful.

Girl With Curves Belted Wrap-Hem Sweater

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This sweater would be perfect with the high waisted pants from above, but here I’m wearing it with the jeans I happened to have on when they arrived. It is very long, and my favorite color of the moment – a rich marigold. The knit is comfortable, and very soft. The sleeves are a fun surprise.

Girl with Curves Pleated Trench Dress

This item was the fastest selling one in the collection, and it’s easy to understand why (though, not so great in this photo! See the video below) It’s navy, and can be worn as a dress or as a trench coat. It’s a beautifully made layering piece, or dress on its own. This will be a piece you can wear for years.

When a follower and friend reached out to me on Instagram and told me I should try shopping Nasty Gal’s plus size clothing, I was surprised to learn that the brand carried clothing for plus size women. And I’m not sure how I didn’t know…given that I absolutely worship Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal.

Does Nasty Gal have plus sizes?

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I went straight to the Nasty Gal plus size clothing section hoping that I would stumble upon a gold mine of cute plus size clothing. Upon my first couple of scrolls, I was intrigued. I instantly saw pieces that I loved including this From New Button plus size skirt and this Never Stop Wandering plus size graphic tee, which is sadly out of stock! At first glance, I really loved the laid-back, but the chic vibe of the collection. However, I felt like there weren’t many options.

The plus size section only had 150 pieces, whereas the straight-size section had more than 500 garments. Aside from the slim pickings, I will say that the price point was perfect for me and my budget. I ended up getting this whole outfit for less than $30—with shipping included—during a sale. I was a little nervous to order this skirt because I noticed it was a non-stretch fabric.

What is Nasty Gal sizing like?

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My usual rule when shopping online is to size up if it’s not stretchy or stay away from it at all costs. However, I decided to take a chance on the skirt and order my usual size. Besides, you all know I cannot resist a plus size mini skirt. When I got the clothes in the mail, I instantly tried on the skirt to see if it would fit. To my surprise, it was actually a little loose in the waist. The material was much thinner than I thought it would be, which I think helped the fit be so spot on. The T-shirt fits perfectly, as expected.

All in all, I am very happy with this look. I think the skirt is super cute and it could be paired with almost any kind of top. The T-shirt is my favorite, and I can’t wait to wear it with jeans and everything in between. I really hope that Nasty Gal continues to add to its plus size selection because I feel like the brand has a unique style and perspective to offer the plus size community that it hasn’t already seen!

If there is a brand that you would like for me to test out, feel free to reach out to me via email or on Instagram! I am always open to suggestions.

SIZING INFO:

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I am wearing a size 18, which is my usual size, and the skirt fits perfectly. The skirt isn’t stretchy, but it fit me pretty well. I am wearing a size 18 in the T-shirt, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly!

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Lane Bryant is a woman-founded, woman-led brand, that ingeniously creates versatile styles with impeccable fit that give our customer the confidence to create her lane, her own way. Empowering women is kind of our thing. We aim to inspire her to live a life filled with possibilities in work, play, and love within our product assortment.

From our clothing, accessories and LIVI activewear, to our exclusive intimate apparel brand Cacique Intimates, Lane Bryant offers style with solutions. What does that mean? Style with solutions is the perfect convergence of fashion, fit, comfort and versatility from the inside out. That’s what makes Lane Bryant the go-to plus size clothing brand for women.

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At Lane Bryant, we believe that every woman can (and will) achieve what she wants. And that possibilities are endless. If you love fashion and want to work for a brand that places an emphasis on empowering the customers, social media followers, and associates in its community, Lane Bryant is the place for you. Create your lane with us at our Columbus, Ohio brand headquarters, or at any of our stores nationwide

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Lane Bryant Reviews : Plus Size Clothing for Women

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This plus-size clothes designer label is a hot new fashion choice for plus size women and is showing up in the closets of celebrities, such as actress Kirstie Alley, Queen Latifah and fashion model Emme. These clothes have been used in makeovers on shows like the View. The collection is detailed and flattering, and features very feminine styles, such as black A-line sundresses with colorful embroidery pattern trims.

The designer Abby Z feels that everyone should live by the maxim, “It’s Good To Be Me” and she tries to reflect this attitude in the styles she designs. She feels that every great wardrobe includes at least one pair of designer jeans and she wants to create the jean you’d want as your first choice. Her jeans are famous for their “perfect fit”.

Alloy.com: This store offers trendy clothes for teen or teen-at-heart gals in sizes 0 to 29. This is also a great place for tall gals to shop because the jean inseams are as long as 37 inches! The tops and dresses are very cute, the jeans are very cool, and the best part is that most of the items are under $40.00, so you feel like a kid in a candy store!

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Lane Bryant is one of the most trusted names in plus size fashion, and they recently expanded their sizing from 10-40W.
Lane Bryant has been serving plus size customers for decades, and it’s one of only a few plus size brands that does it all.

And by all, I mean apparel, bras and underwear, lingerie, sleepwear, shapewear, swimwear, active wear, wide fit shoes, and jewelry and accessories. You could shop at Lane Bryant exclusively for everything from office attire, to casual weekend wear, to dresses for weddings and events.

And after first discovering Lane Bryant and the world of plus size fashion back in 2006, it’s the only place I did shop for years and years. Fast forward to today, and I have far more options when it comes to places to shop, but I still continue to depend on Lane Bryant.

Lane Bryant is my go-to for a few key product categories. I’ve been wearing their Cacique line of intimates for years.
I buy my shape wear at Lane Bryant, both their house line and the Spanx brand. I look to LB for quality tanks and tees that last, as well as the occasional blouse, dress, and sweater. So many plus size brands are ultra trendy, and Lane Bryant remains one of the few places you can shop for basics and staples.

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My measurements are 47-39-51, and I’m a solid size 18 at Lane Bryant across their different product categories. I’m 5’4″, and Lane Bryant items are cut perfectly for my height. Lane Bryant styles are comfort and function driven. They’re meant to be your everyday clothes you wash and wear again and again.
Most styles are priced between $40 and $90, and they frequently run a $25 OFF $75, $50 OFF $150, or $75 OFF $225 deal. Like many retailers today, Lane Bryant is typically running some sort of promotion, so check the banner along the top of the website to see what’s current.

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Lane Bryant (lanebryant.com) is an extremely popular women’s clothing store which competes against other women’s clothing stores like Nike, Adidas, SHEIN, Victoria’s Secret and Carter’s. Based on our in-depth Lane Bryant review, when compared to its competitors, Lane Bryant is a mid-range performing brand within its category. Read the full Lanebryant.com review below for more details.

Knoji has 76 Lane Bryant reviews and ratings as of June 20, 2022. Knoji editors and the Knoji shopper community have reviewed Lane Bryant and compared it against 0 top brands, reviewing Lane Bryant based on product and store features such as ethically-sourced products, and . Knoji reviews and ranks Lanebryant.com and other women’s clothing stores based on how many features each offers and based on a 5-star rating scale. Based on these factors and 76 Lane Bryant reviews, Lane Bryant earns an overall score of 4.6 out of 5.0 points. Lane Bryant offers 0 total features such as , and . Lane Bryant’s’s review score is also bolstered by the fact that it is a very popular brand with high brand recognition among consumers.

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Lane Bryant is a Plus size clothing store located at 1092 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream, New York 11581, US.

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The business is listed under plus size clothing store, clothing store, fashion accessories store, lingerie store, women’s clothing store category. It has received 115 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 stars. Their services include Curbside pickup, In-store pickup, In-store shopping, Delivery . Accepted payment methods include Debit cards , NFC mobile payments , Credit cards .

Lane Bryant is one of the most trusted names in plus size fashion, and they recently expanded their sizing from 10-40W. Lane Bryant has been serving plus size customers for decades, and it’s one of only a few plus size brands that does it all. And by all, I mean apparel, bras and underwear, lingerie, sleepwear, shapewear, swimwear, active wear, wide fit shoes, and jewelry and accessories. You could shop at Lane Bryant exclusively for everything from office attire, to casual weekend wear, to dresses for weddings and events. And after first discovering Lane Bryant and the world of plus size fashion back in 2006, it’s the only place I did shop for years and years. Fast forward to today, and I have far more options when it comes to places to shop, but I still continue to depend on Lane Bryant.

Lane Bryant is my go-to for a few key product categories.

Lane Bryant Reviews

I’ve been wearing their Cacique line of intimates for years. I buy my shape wear at Lane Bryant, both their house line and the Spanx brand. I look to LB for quality tanks and tees that last, as well as the occasional blouse, dress, and sweater. So many plus size brands are ultra trendy, and Lane Bryant remains one of the few places you can shop for basics and staples. My measurements are 47-39-51, and I’m a solid size 18 at Lane Bryant across their different product categories. I’m 5’4″, and Lane Bryant items are cut perfectly for my height. Lane Bryant styles are comfort and function driven. They’re meant to be your everyday clothes you wash and wear again and again. Most styles are priced between $40 and $90, and they frequently run a $25 OFF $75, $50 OFF $150, or $75 OFF $225 deal. Like many retailers today, Lane Bryant is typically running some sort of promotion, so check the banner along the top of the website to see what’s current.

Lane Bryant’s Cacique line of undergarments is a mainstay amongst plus size shoppers. They’ve largely been unchallenged as a primary source of bras in particular because they are the most well known and universally available. My first fully fledged bra came from Lane Bryant many many years ago and I remained a loyal customer through significant changes in band and cup size. Now, at a 44/46 DD, I continue to shop there, and I’m not entirely sure why.

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Over the years, despite the fact that Lane Bryant could be considered an institution in the realm of plus size bra shopping, I’ve become extremely disillusioned with the Cacique brand. It took some time on my part, but I’ve nailed down the things that present the most problems for me.

The styles have largely remained the same. Cacique hasn’t followed many of the trends and the vast majority of bras remain the same from season to season with minor changes in color or print. The exception to this rule seems to be the brand’s undying devotion to all things cage bra and strappy detail, which isn’t entirely unappealing, but it would be nice to see more diversity in the brand’s offerings. I rarely see any innovation in construction or styles outside of back smoothing or cooling technology.

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Lane Bryant has the potential to offer plus size customers, especially those in higher band sizes that are frequently ignored even by full bust lines, stylish designs in new shapes that reflect the shifting nature of the lingerie industry. But rather than make advancements on the actual style or primary function of a bra, the brand has instead decided to mostly focus on making plus sized bra shoppers minimize their back fat.

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For example, Cacique could easily introduce a bralette, a style that is becoming increasingly available in plus sizes. Cacique could seize the opportunity to introduce trends that are almost impossible to find in plus, like sportier styles. The failure to innovate results in a lack of new and exciting options every season.

Frequent lack of availability in larger band sizes. My primary reason for sticking with Cacique for as long as I have is a simple one. A 46 band isn’t the most widely available, even among lines that are considered plus-sized bra lines. I admit, part of Cacique’s appeal is the relative breadth of selection, especially when compared to other retailers.

For example, filtering the results at Macy’s to show bras only in a 46 band size takes me from almost 900 bras to 20. The same filter at Nordstrom takes me from 915 options to 7. Amazon’s vast selection of over 2,000 bras goes to 118. A 46DD filter at Kohl’s takes me from 927 to 106 options and the same filter at target takes me from just over 1,000 options to 21. Even Torrid’s selection is cut nearly in half once the 46DD filter is applied.

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Most frustratingly, almost all of the bras available in this size at every retailer are the same type of neutral, full coverage bra that is incredibly unappealing, especially held up against bras in smaller band sizes. Lane Bryant offers several, but not all, of their bras in this band size. Unfortunately, this size is frequently sold out. I’m unsure why this happens as I check the website often and newer items are often completely unavailable in a 46DD. I also notice that only the most basic styles are available in the 50 band size.

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