Biubiu is a small Polish company that sells clothing for women with big breasts. I first heard about Biubiu here, at the blog Bra Fitting Cicade, the writer of which speaks Polish. It is an interview with the founder and owner of Biubiu, Kinga Roback, that was originally in Polish and has been translated.
I first stumbled upon Biubiu shortly after my Bravissimo experience. I was upset by the fact that even Bravissimo, which I had thought would be the ultimate solution, didn't fit me. So I was looking for an alternative. And when I made my way to the sizing chart and figured out my measurements in CM, I knew the smallest size ought to fit me much better than Bravissimo's 8.
Also, while there are a few other companies that try to cater to large chested women, most of them focus on clothing for women who work in an office, with white button down shirts and such. Even Bravissimo really fell into that a lot, but at least they had a little more selection of styles. Not only am I a college student, but I'm an artist, so I'm likely never to need to dress in office clothes. So while one or two button downs might be fine, I wanted some 'younger' and less office-ey options. Biubiu does have button-down shirts, by the way, but they also have many other styles. The clothes are, in my opinion, more beautiful, more unique, more creative than Bravissimo's. They often have a slightly retro look, which I like.
I couldn't find any place on their website where the US was mentioned as an option for shipping. So I crossed my fingers and sent them a message via their contact form- in English- telling them how beautiful their clothing was and how much I wanted to order it. I didn't care if the shipping was expensive- I just wanted to be able to place an order! I waited impatiently for a reply, and to make a long story short, they told me they could ship to me! Kinga had me send her my measurements and bra size, and she recommended the size 34BBB or 34BB/BBB in stretchy things. Biubiu's sizing works much the same as Bravissimo's, but with B's instead of "curviness levels."
I placed an order with the aid of Google translate. If you use Google Chrome, like I do, it has a nifty feature where it detects when you're on a page in a foreign language and asks if you want to translate it right at the top, and that helped a lot.
US shipping wasn't a country option when I was filling out my address, so I filled it in as best I could and wrote it out in the space for a comment, as well. Kinga then billed me with paypal. It wasn't the easiest ordering process in the world, of course, but they made it as easy as possible for me. I hear that Biubiu is working on a version of the website in English, and that should simplify the ordering process considerably.
They warned me that the shipping might be expensive, but in the end, I had a choice between $15 slower shipping and $30 faster shipping, for a pretty big order. I chose the cheaper and slower. Unfortunately, it took a very long time for my order to arrive- about 2 months. I hope that this will not stop anyone from ordering from them, because they truly are worth it, and because I am positive that shipping at that speed was a fluke, and that shipping from Poland to the US generally takes under 2 weeks.
Biubiu was great throughout the whole thing, double checking to see if I had received my package yet and how I liked my clothes, etc. And when they finally did arrive... well, like I said, it was worth it. Take a look for yourself:
Oh and the best part? Zloty to US dollar has a very good exchange rate. So Biubiu's clothing has really, really good prices. We're talking nearly Target prices here, folks! Dresses average about $40 and shirts $20. I got about 7 shirts and a dress for under $200 USD! That is quite an affordable way to build up a wardrobe of clothes that fit, fast- their shirts are what I wear now nearly every day.
If you feel you would need a Bravissimo 6, Biubiu's 34 (or, possibly even 36!) ought to be perfect for you. Although Biubiu doesn't unfortunately offer size 34 in all styles due to demand, the more requests for it they get, the more often they will make it! The sizing is completely consistent, unlike another company I could mention, so as long as you measure yourself and order carefully, there should be no need for returns.
|Bravissimo's (newly added) size chart|
|Biubiu's size chart- talia is waist and biust is bust.|
The fit is excellent. In fact, they really surprised me just how well they fit. Not only do the clothes fit around my bust and waist properly, but the shirt and sleeves are long enough! At about 5'10", my sleeves are always too short- I would buy tall sized clothes, but of course they still wouldn't fit my bust. So I usually make do with short sleeves and sweaters. For warmth, it's really nice to have long sleeves that cover my wrists. If you're shorter than me or petite, however, it shouldn't be very hard or expensive at all to shorten the sleeves slightly. I am small framed, so my shoulders are narrow and it fits pretty well there, so if you are petite that should be okay.
So, to sum up, if you want a good all-around company for your booby needs, especially if you need a smaller size than Bravissimo offers, Biubiu is the place to go.
A few more images...
|You can see my jeans through the shirt- it's a soft drapey material. The lighting is exaggerating the lumps quite a bit in this picture, though.|
|Yes, I love my cat. :-) This is Audrey.|