The trinidad Guardian / The desire to find a great bra to fit her then D cup size and $1,500 is what got the bra boutique, Peri’s Plus Limited started.
Owner and founder, Peridot Webster-Steele, founded the company in 2007 while she was pregnant with her son. It was the near depressing experience of going from store to store and not finding a single bra that would fit a full-busted woman comfortably and more annoyingly so, if she did find one, it was suited to much older women who probably didn’t really care much about undergarments that were fashionable or instilled confidence.Webster-Steele developed a vision to help full busted women feel proud and confident starting with their undergarments. Staying true to her vision, she hosted the “bra festival” Bravo (Bras Really Add
Value Overall) on October 28 at the Signature Hall in Chaguanas. Over 600 patrons were able to peruse a variety of bras from train bras, to bras with size N cups. bras, They were also able to participate in bra fittings, bra-themed games and seminars.
Guests also indulged in other feminine products from hair and skin to intimate care from booths at the event. Among the favourites were the on-the-spot massages provided by D Trini Body Bar. Two patrons walked away door prize winners. One received a return trip for two courtesy Brownie Communications Concepts and the other dinner for two at the Crews Inn Restaurant.
As part of Peri’s Plus Limited’s Uplift series, a programme designed to build women’s overall confidence through motivation, women at the event were led in exercises by inspirational writer AP Toussaint.
At her Couva-based boutique, Webster-Steele consistently hosts breast health and breast cancer awareness seminars in conjunction with the T&T Cancer Society.
Webster-Steele said prior to the event she was inundated by calls and emails from women who expressed their happiness that an event where they could find properly fitting bras. She said the event was nothing short of “amazing”.
“The response to this first edition was fantastic and is really indicative of the need for bra festivals such as Bravo that cater to the holistic development of women, starting with proper fitting undergarments.”
The entrepreneur who was awarded the title of Young Woman of the Year (Business) in 2012 by then Ministry of Gender and Youth Affairs and the Network of NGO’s for the Advancement of Women has just authored her first book titled Bravo. The book tells of Webster-Steele’s ten-year journey in business and was written to encourage young people to succeed against the odds.
To find out more visit Peri’s Plus Limited’s Facebook page: Peri’s Plus.