As I had a moment of panic this morning when I couldn't find the bra I have eyed for weeks now (http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=32064), I think I had better order it before it really disappears. It's just that I hate buying clothes without trying them on (and I don't like to return things either). So I hope you can help me reduce the risk.
Most of my bras are 38 C (except the Jolinesse/Lidl ones, they are 38 B), with underwire, balcony or plunge style or something in between (the best-fitting ones are brands Chantelle and Luli, in case that means anything to anybody). My Dorothy Perkins blouses are size 16.
Unfortunately, the Lovehoney models I have my eye on (there's also this one: http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=32861) come in S/M/L and a 38 " bust puts me at the upper end of L. How are the chances that these bras will fit me?
The other question is regarding a plus size dress ( http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=32656 ), made for size 20 - 24. Is it stretched enough on a size 20 to still cling to a size 16, or would it be loose on me? (I've missed my chance to buy the normal sized version of this, but again I'd have been at the upper end of the one size and I read the more the material is stretched the more transparent it becomes. As I want to wear this as a sexy top outside the bedroom I want it to be opaque.)
(I have the feeling I'm on a slippery slope here, but the shop where I used to buy my bras changed its name and its stock and last time I found hardly anything I wanted to try on and nothing that fit :(. So I guess I'm forced to buy here...)