DD Atelier is a Russia-based company that makes way more interesting and structured clothing than most bust-friendly retailers do. I don’t always agree with their choice of fabrics, but that’s a matter of personal preference: everything they make looks youthful and fun even if I’m not personally a fan of gingham. Also, their clothing fits me really well, once I figured out what my size was. (This shirt is an 80F, and I originally thought I was an 85D). For the price, it’s ridiculously well-constructed, and the fabrics and fit are both way nicer than the Pepperberry shirt I bought 8 years ago. Also, my friends implied that I looked like Neo from The Matrix, which I consider a compliment.
A few weeks ago I rounded up the best silk blouses I could find through research– and now I’ve actually tried one of them!
Full disclaimer: I got this blouse as a gift from the lovely owner of Front Room, Melanie Love. She did not give this to me for review, although she was aware of the existence of this blog at the time that she gave it to me, and it being a gift from her does not affect the honesty of this review.
This bust-friendly shirt review comes first because apparently, Front Room is closing their web storefront for the summer starting mid-June! They started a semi-annual sale for their mailing list subscribers on 5/15, and they’ll be extending it to the general public on 5/17.
Front Room, as far as I know, is unique among specifically bust-friendly clothing companies. Everything they make is not just office-appropriate, but appropriate for a very formal office. Melanie Love comes from a finance background, so she’s got experience standing uncomfortably next to men in $10,000 suits while “praying the double-sided tape on [her] shirt-front [was] going to hold until the end of the presentation.” Her clothing is designed for that environment.
In case any of you were thinking of trying Sumissura, I am here to say: don’t. Do not do that thing to yourself, their customizable, made-to-measure dress shirts are so cheap for a reason. Let me show you how awful they are.