Ohhh Lulu Custom Order #2

Back in 2012 I decided to try my first wireless longline bra from Ohhh Lulu, a Canadian lingerie brand known for their beautiful bralettes and undies that can be found on Etsy. My first order didn’t turn out exactly as expected, but in retrospect, that was my own fault. It was my first experience with a wireless bra in my size, and I think I was wrongfully expecting it to be more supportive than it’s designed to be. While the fit wasn’t a perfect match, my mentality was the biggest problem.

My first longline from Ohhh Lulu, a beautiful smoky purple satin bra

My first longline from Ohhh Lulu, a beautiful smoky purple satin bra. Photographs taken by Sarah, the designer herself!

Skip ahead to 2014, and wireless bras are my jam. The light and comfortable support is perfect for a day at the office. Since I spend about 40 hours a week there, I want to be comfy.

I recently messaged Sarah, Ohhh Lulu’s founder and design (who is fantastic to work with) to set up a custom order for a new longline. Apparently the pattern has changed a bit, so I’m excited to find the differences! I’ll also be opting for a more forgiving, stretchy material, instead of the no-stretch longline I went for the first time around.

Another one I have my eye in is the Buttercup Yellow Stripes bralette

Another one I have my eye in is the Buttercup Yellow Stripes bralette

The ordering process was easy. I messaged Sarah through her Etsy shop and let her know what sort of bra I was looking for, and what sort of fabrics I was interested in. I was curious to try either a gingham longline, or a heather grey/white lace longline. After receiving some photos of the materials in question I opted for the heather grey, which you can get a sense for from the undies below:

This colour combo is like "hey, let's have a cup of tea and save Hyrule together tonight under some comfy blankets."

This colour combo is like “hey, let’s have a cup of tea and save a fictional universe together under some comfy blankets tonight.”

The gingham print looked beautiful, but something about heather grey just screams “comfy” to me, which is precisely the feel I want this bra to have. Sarah asked me if I’d like the cups lined with a cotton material at an extra cost. I opted for the cotton lining, which increased the price from $65 to around $78. After shipping and taxes were factored in, I was looking at around $89 for this bra. For my budget $89 is indeed an expensive bra. However, I’ve been going by the philosophy of “less is more” recently, purchasing fewer bras, but being more selective about those purchases. Ohhh Lulu is a Canadian handmade brand that I want to support, and am willing to shell out the extra cash even if it means owning fewer bras.

The Primrose Cotton & Lace set is perhaps too adorable.

The Primrose Cotton & Lace set is perhaps too adorable.

After we had all the details hammered out, Sarah created a custom listing for me to purchase, and let me know that her processing time is roughly 6-8 weeks. From this point onward it is simply a waiting game. But there’s so much antici…

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