White Rabbit provided items for review and sponsored a portion of this promotion.
For some reason, it seems I’ve become an underwear blogger.
To be honest, I always have to pysch myself up for shooting bras and underwear. It’s definitely not my comfort zone to model them, but I also like to take it on as a (minor) challenge to overcome insecurities and internalized taboos (and I remind myself that people wear swimsuits in public all the time!).
And, as I’ve said before, I really do believe that necessities like bras, underwear, and socks are some of the most important things to swap out when you decide to shop more sustainably. You can buy most clothing secondhand and extend the life of the clothes you already own with the proper laundering techniques.
But we tend to be hard on our underthings – and understandably don’t want to buy them secondhand – so finding staple items from brands we trust ensures that those repeat buys are less resource intensive and more ethical.
I’ve been eyeing the bras at White Rabbit for a few months now, so when they reached out for collaboration, I was immediately on board.
About White Rabbit: Ethical + Eco-Friendly
All White Rabbit products are made entirely by women at a family-owned factory in Mexico City. Fabrics are sourced from eco-friendly manufacturers that follow OEKO-TEX standards, which ensures that dyes and other chemicals used in processing are nontoxic. The bulk of the collection is made with new bamboo rayon, which is considered eco-friendly because bamboo grows very quickly, uses less water than conventional textiles, and doesn’t contribute to deforestation. Lace is sourced from a US manufacturer. In addition, White Rabbit partners with social enterprise, Fabrica Social, in Mexico City to help women build and sustain their own businesses.
Why They’re Great For Small Cup Sizes
If I could, I would speak to the full range of women’s bust sizes, but I really only know what it’s like to live as an A-Cup, so here’s my two cents: White Rabbit’s bras actually fit.
I think I’m a true A-cup, but often the bras I’ve tried, especially underwire, either have cups that are too full coverage or gape in weird places. I also have a genetic blip that leaves me with a deeper depression than most in the center of my chest, so underwire bras often gap there, as well. For the last couple years, I’ve been wearing lightly padded bralettes rather than t-shirt bras because I realized I don’t actually need that much support at my size. White Rabbit’s selection of bras fit very true to size and also offer a perfect balance between comfort and structure.
The Madison T-Shirt Bra is the first underwire bra I’ve tried in years and I really like the way it fits. As you can see, there’s only a very minimal gap at the center of my chest, which is unusual given my specific body type. The cup size is perfect and the wide set straps work well for wider necklines. I received the Madison Bra in a 34A, my usual size.
The Ann Bralette is a pretty, delicate bralette with removable padding. I really like the look and feel of it – and the adjustable straps – but plan on replacing the removable padding with slightly wider ones from another bra, as these felt slightly too small. One of the best features of this bralette, and what sets it apart from other bralettes, is that it has hook and eye closures on the back for an adjustable fit. I received the Ann Bralette in a size Small.
White Rabbit’s dedication to ethical sourcing sets it apart from standard bra producers, but its price points aren’t that far off from what you’d buy at Victoria’s Secret or a department store. For everyday bras for A-cups, I highly recommend them. You can also pair your bras with their selection of soft, bamboo underwear.
Shop White Rabbit here.
Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.