One of the biggest challenges to buying lingerie is finding retailers that stock your size and style. Luckily, Dillard’s at Park Place Mall in Tucson stocks a quite a few brands in my size, so I can find styles that suit my taste in their lingerie department. When I stopped by this month, I lucked out because they were having a big sale.
One brand you’ll see quite a bit of at Dillard’s is Cabernet – the brand is exclusive to Dillard’s, and they stock Cabernet deeply at Park Place. The Cabernet brand is quite broad – bras, panties, shapewear, daywear, loungewear, sleepwear, petite and plus.
I’ve been trying to find more local bra options, so this time around I dug through the bra racks quite thoroughly.
I tried the Cabernet Full Busted Bra style in the Cheetah colorway, size 38G . I found it to run true to size (a 38G is equivalent to a 38F U.K.), and I really liked the fabric – the bra is made from a super soft, stretchy and comfortable spandex/microfiber blend.
Unfortunately, the Full Busted bra is not designed for my shape – it has a high gore, tall cups with deep U-ey underwires, as well as shallow cups. If you are average-waisted, average-set, and your breasts are more shallow this bra could be an excellent value at $26 USD – available online through Dillards.com and in stores. U.S. sizes 34D-44DDD (up to H cups in selected sizes).
Cabernet makes two more styles available up to H cups in some band sizes – the Broomhilda and the Microfiber Full-Busted Bra. I think the styling and fit of these two styles are similar to the Full Busted Bra.
Cabernet also makes some soft cup bras, and the Full Busted Non-Wire Bra style is available up to an H cup in some band sizes.
One great thing about Cabernet is their size range. The brand extends selections up to size 3XL in some lingerie, lounge, and sleepwear styles. In particular, I liked the Cheeky Hipster Panty and Cheeky Goddess Camisole (review coming later on the pieces I found on sale!). Both are made of super soft stretch lace and are very comfortable. I was quite pleased to find the Cheeky styles continued from sizes straight sizes into the plus range.
Finally, the best thing about Cabernet is their value – most separates are under $20, bras around $30…and if you watch the sales you can pick them up at half price.
So, what do you think? Have you tried Cabernet?