Curve NY Preview: Tutti Rouge SS17 capsule collection

The birds & the bees

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From left to right: Chloe, Pixie, Amelia

If you don’t already know about Tutti Rouge, I think you must have missed out a little piece of fun in the lingerie world! This brand launched in 2013 has a really wide size range (28-38 D – HH) and their collections usually are a wind of cuteness for full busted ladies! It is all about colorful patterns and cute girly details! I wish they existed when I was a teen because at this point of my life affordable lingerie was only black and white. Tutti Rouge is a really refreshing brand and they really work hard to improve their pattern and bring something new to this industry.

Tutti Rouge loves to classify their designs in shoes categories so let me introduce the Stilettos of this capsule collection:

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Sukki 28-38 D-HH cup

First, Sukki! This absolutely adorable three part balconnet bra features detachable straps: on the right you can see the detachable strap on, and on the left the (not really-)basic straps. I love this design as it is less dark than the usual strappy trend while it is still sophisticated. Tutti Rouge is never behind on their detailing and the pattern of the cups is very interesting.  Also you can see the nice heart sliders, which are Tutti Rouge signature on these fully-adjustable straps! I hope this color will suit my skin tone cause it would be a very nice addition to my collection!

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Chloe 28-38 D-HH cup

This very bright babe is a new Tutti Rouge shape which is kind of a midi-line. This makes it really attractive to me, actually. My love for longline bras is unconditional ahah! Well, this bra is not a longline but I think the scalloping around the band creates an illusion that I like.
The apex is very high and it looks like it gives a nice push up effect. As you can see the panty is very high waisted but for those of you who are not into this shape, a thong will also be available. Tutti Rouge coordinates are available in a XS to XXL size range.

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Amelia 28-38 D-HH cup

Amelia is a lovely half cup bra which can feed your desire for lift and rounded shapes. But what really surprised me about this bra was its back which features cute lace triangles to embellish the straps. I am very sorry I completely forgot to photograph it but you can find a picture of it on the blog of the Petite Collegiate who was with me when I went to this booth. So this bra is all about details. The tiny polka dots on the top of the cups and the floral lace gave me a sweet impression. This design is really youthful. Also the bottom of the cup is kind of ruched which makes it very elegant.

The Kitten Heels :

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Nichole 28-38, D-HH cup

If you know Tutti Rouge, you must know Nichole. This bra quickly became an essential of the brand. For SS17 they bring this style again in a cute orange leopard colorway. But wait! I can get what you are thinking right now… Why bringing this again if they aren’t any changes? (ahah or maybe you weren’t wondering this and were just happy with this new refreshing colorway?) Well, this time Nichole comes back with a racer back with heart hook detailing!
I am personally in love with this style (review here) but the first one that I bought had a hard tacking gore issue! Again the brand decided to improve itself and the last Nichole I tried didn’t have this issue so I think this orange one will mostly have advantages for me as the shape this style gives to my breasts is absolutely fabulous.

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Pixie, 28-38 D-HH cup**

** (This picture is courtesy of the Petite Collegiate)
Here’s Pixie, a cute unpadded plunge bra with printed satin and innocent white lace on the top of the cup! I admit that white lingerie is not my cup of tea but this style might please a lot of young women who love innocent yet sexy designs. Pixie is supposed to give a great cleavage for an unpadded bra and also has a pretty low gore (what I really appreciate having close-set boobs…). I see a balance between the kid drawings inspired print and the corset inspired gore and plunge shape. This bra will be very nice for summer!

The Platforms:

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Jessica  28-38 d-HH cup

So… HERE IS THE AMAZING JESSICA! To be honest this colorway is supposed to be for AW16 but I saw it and had to take a picture for the more curious of you who already know the continuity colorways (black and ivory).  I tried this style in the black colorway and I have been very surprised with the so perfect fit and nice cleavage it gave me even without the pads. Ahaah! They actually give a ridiculous cleavage if that’s what you are looking for! I do recommend this bra ! (I usually am very unlucky with plunges even the unpadded ones and this bra was just the more perfect fit I could imagine!)

Ballet Pump:

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Lexi 28-38 D-HH cup

Last but not least, Lexi is my favourite design of this capsule collection!  I just love its aesthetic. Simple, cute, elegant, less is definitely more. This bra is really well situated in the ballet pump section! Well, I don’t like these shoes on me (I actually don’t like flat shoes and if I could only wear high heels I’d do it) but I still find them cute and the ballet inspiration is really present here. It looks like the cadet sister of Sukki !I love this color so much! Also the cut out mesh front is giving a little sexy touch that I need to see on my own boobs!

What do you think of « The birds & the bees » Tutti Rouge collection? Are you into colors and prints in your lingerie drawers or are you more into sophisticated black lace ?

Well, this post was my last Curve NY preview, and I hope it was useful!
I am so grateful and happy for what this last Summer brought in my life! Lingerie is definitely my bigger passion and I hope to be able to go next year to this exposition and continue meeting amazing people on my way!

Yours truly,

Wen.❤

Curve NY Preview: Empreinte SS17 Lingerie and Swimwear

Well… This week I’ll do my best to finish my Curve NY previews. I have so many pieces to review!
Empreinte was the first booth I went to at Curve. I was very intimidated since that was my first lingerie event, but somehow I have been reassured when I realized that Empreinte’s RP was actually French so I didn’t have to be selfconscious about my accent x’). She has been really informative about the brand and gave me some solid arguments to try it!

Empreinte is a French brand focused on the fit and comfort without any compromise about the elegance of their products. They have their own type of sizing compared to other French brands and also their own shapes and emblematic designs .

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Something I really like about this brand is the multitude of bras shapes and panties that they offer. Each collection is unique, in term of design and colorway and even in the same collection as you can see in the picture below, the colorway may change the complete perception of the design.
Most of the time, for each collection, Empreinte offers two shapes of bras (three if the collection includes a padded bra) and three to four options of coordinates.
About the sizing, this brand makes bras from a C to a H cup with the bands going from a 75/30 to a 110/40 band. However, this sizing is hardly comparable to any other brand. For example, in this brand I am a 75 F (in one or two styles I need a G cup but most of the time it is too big for me). Note that I am usually a UK 30GG.
Taking this in consideration, my interpretation of the brand size range could be : from 30 to 40 bands and cups from D to H (possibly HH) in UK sizing. The coordinates size range depends on their shape.

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Elena in Freesia (left) and Noir (right)

The thongs, briefs and shorties are usually available from XS to XXL (38 to 48), and the high waisted panties from a S to 4XL (40 to a 52). I have noticed some differences depending on the collection. Sometimes the thongs and shorties can be available from a XXS to a XL or XXL while the high waisted panties could be available from a M to a 5XL. Meaning that if you size out of one collection you might find your size in another one.
I am personally a 38-40 in Empreinte panties. If I remember well, that put me in a size S, to give you an idea.

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Pompadour Myosotis (left) and Nuit Ambrée (right)

This SS17 collection is actually one of my favourites… I am in love with the Elena in the black colorway and the Pompadour in Nuit Ambrée. This two sets are definitely on my wish list. The Pompadour is one of my all time favourite sets. It is definitely one of the more perfect thing I have ever seen. This set is Versailles. This lace, the embroideries and the tulle detailing are killing me.
The Elena in Noir (first picture) is more minimalistic but it is the kind of elegance that I love. The anemones popping out of the sheer mesh, the shape of the suspender, the draped details on the bottom of the cups (padded version) are simply lovely. I am completely into ruches as lingerie details.

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Thalia Seamless Padded Very Plunge bra (Candy)

The Thalia is a very well-known Empreinte range! I have seen it in a lot of different colorways through the years and here it is in a pale delicate pink called Candy. Thalia comes in three different shapes, a padded plunge (up to a F cup), a balconnet (up to a G cup) and a full cup bra (up to a H cup).

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Nikki Seamless Low-necked bra (Dune)

Seamless bras from Empreinte give a really good shape to the breasts! Although the Nikki is not my favourite I found it to be really delicate and it might be a really nice everyday bra.
This bra will be available in two shapes (the balconnet shape on the picture above and a full cup shape) and three colorways : Denim, Dune and Pivoine (dark pink).

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Cassiopée Seamless bra in Summer Blue

The Cassiopée range really surprised me. When I first saw the bra on internet I didn’t like it. I didn’t like the shape, I was afraid that it would be grandma-ish on me. Let me tell you that this picture doesn’t even give it justice. I tried this bra in the black colorway and I fell in love immediatly. The attention to detail is impressive and the shape it gives, the way it made my breasts look made me want to get it immediatly.

This bra wears its name really well. The cups look basically constellated, in that sens, the embroidery is magical. I wish I could add it to my collection. (My birthday is in a month :3)
They also have a Spacer (T-shirt bra) in this range.

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Thalia low-necked bra (Candy)

Empreinte lingerie collection is one of my big crush of this year.  I have been lucky enough to visit their Atelier in Paris this summer and there I tried almost all the styles that they had in my size (75F in this brand). It really changed the vision I had of my lingerie wardrobe and made me want to buy less but better quality lingerie. This lingerie is definitely luxurious. That said, I am not fond of all of their bras shapes which can sometimes be a little bit pointy. I think it is really worth it to try in a store before buying this brand through internet.

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Kiss (in Mandarine) up to a F cup

Empreinte also created a swimwear collection with the same size range as their lingerie line. It is pretty colorful and young. I forgot to try it unfortunately so I can only give you the information that I got at Curve.

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Style (Citronnelle) up to a F cup

I was particularly interested in this bikini top. It has hidden underwires and looks really lightweight. I had the opportunity to try a strapless bra from this brand and it worked out really well. It was padded, though. I really wish I had tried this one too. I like the minimalist design and the cute Citronnelle (Lemongrass) colorway. The shape seems to be quite natural, yet elegant, according to the stock pictures .

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Summer (in Passion) up to a F cup

The brand sells four types of bikini tops which include some halter neck unpadded bras (up to a F cup) and some unpadded balconettes (up to a G cup).

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From the left to the right: Pin up range(in Bleuet), Pin up range (in Violette), Transat range  (in Passion)

I also appreciate that they offer several types of swimsuits (around 5 types). You actually have the choice between padded cups, strapless, halterneck, V décolleté… Most of them are available up to a F cup but you still have some options up to a G cup. However you must keep in mind that this brand runs really big if you compare their letters system to the usual UK system. Their F cup could be comparable to a G or GG cup (depending of your band size, obviously).

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I noticed that their colorways are really repetitive but comes in a lot of different shapes. This brand is clearly more about quality than quantity and I do understand why some people are so faithful to them. I hope I can try this swimwear collection next year but I hope I can put my hands on some lingerie sets of AW16 collections before Christmas.😀

xoxo
Wen.

Curve NY Preview: Some very nice discoveries …

I feel like this year has definitely been wonderful for full busted lingeristas! I have read so many things about how the full bust and plus size market is growing and how lingerie brands are now seeing the interest of extending their size range. Playful Promises, as an indie brand really upgraded its game creating not only a full bust range but also a plus size range in a lot of different styles and pieces! But it is true that the gap is not filled yet in the lingerie industry. That’s why I was really happy to see at curve that some very nice brands were extending their size range for next year!

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Let’s start with a brand which I love since the beginning: Nubian Skin. Apart from the fact that its name is absolutely gorgeous, this brand is a game changer in the lingerie industry. Look at this booth! Don’t you feel this feminine empowerment spirit? Ahaha! Yeah I am excited! And I was sooo glad to meet the founder! Ahah! I am not a groupie but, it’s not every day that you get to meet a business woman who worked hard to fill the gap of the skin diversity in the lingerie world. Well, it is weird to imagine that the people who run this industry never found interesting to provide WOC with nude lingerie. As if they didn’t exist or didn’t wear underwear. But well, it is another subject.

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Some of you might already know this brand very well but, this summer I was with my family and my aunt, who is a young 30 something woman told me that she didn’t know that they were interesting options of hosiery for women of color. « It’s always too dark or too light » she said. And as she was very surprised when I mentioned Nubian Skin, I realized that not everybody knew about this brand. The reason might be that not everybody likes to do online shopping and not a lot of European stores retail this brand.
Nubian skin actually offers four tones of brown in their underwear, stockings, pantyhose’s and thighs high : Berry, Cinnamon, Caramel and Café au lait. I am sorry for the quality of my pictures but this booth did not have the best lighting. That could explain why one of the pantyhose looks more mustard than Café au lait.

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This brand has been selling bras from A to DD cup and from a 30 to a 40 band ( I heard that they run small so maybe some 28 gals could be happy with their 30) and bottoms from a size S to XL.
One super interesting point is that the founder told me that she was working on a prototype of nude bra up to a G cup for this winter! Aaaaaah SO exciting right? Well, if you don’t believe it go to their website and you’ll see that some pieces of the new collection are already available to pre-order! And they do have G cups, double letters and all!😀 I need to try the Shadow bra. But to be honest I hope the nude ones will be ready to purchase this winter! I haven’t figured out yet if I would need the Café au lait or the Caramel, though. I think I’ll start with the stockings❤ .
If you haven’t noticed I am super excited about this brand. I think they are always working to improve themselves and the way they advertise their product is a wind of empowerment for women of color. Their latest campaign is AMAZING. The model is gorgeous and I love her natural vibe. It’s sooo rare to see a woman like her represented in the lingerie world. The lookbook and video are simply incredible.


Another cute find, Chasney Beauty!

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Tap Dance B-D cup, 32-38 band

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Byzantine B-D cup, 32-38 band

I am happy to introduce this relatively young brand, that I discovered at Curve. Chasney beauty , created by a British designer, is very popular in the Asian market.
They usually create lingerie in core size but what made it more appealing to me was their decision to extend the size range up to a G cup for SS17!

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Byzantine padded bra B-D cup , 32-38 band

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Dessert Lover (front), Salamandre (behind) B-D cup, 32-38 band

As you can see, this brand makes really feminine garments. It is all about leavers lace, satin and silk and I find something pinup-ish to their collection.
So these two lovely baby blue bras are pieces from their full bust collection. I like the polka-dots fabric, it makes everything very innocent.

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Bubble Tea Party D-G cup (UK) , 30-40 band

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Bubble Tea Party D-G cup, 30-40 band

Green and black in lingerie! I really like the shape of this bra, which is going to be available up to a G cup too. As you can see, Chasney Beauty offers different types of bras, in different shapes and soon in a wider size range!

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Sassy kiss D-G cup, 30-40 band

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Byzantine B-D cup, 32-38 band

This red and beige version the Byzantine is very « antique-glamour ». I love the black and beige unpadded version for the precious detailing, but the shape of the padded one is very elegant too! I love burgundy and this might give an interesting nude/tattoo effect depending on your skin color. I’d love to see this style in the full bust size range!
About the panties, Chasney Beauty offers sizes from S to XXL. They also have some adorable pieces of nightwear/loungewear featuring huge black bows and eye lashes lace!
This brand is actually more in a luxury price range, but I hope to know more about it and its fitting in the future…

And now a little bit of the fun and love, from the brand Only Hearts :D . Thanks to Jeanna from Bluestockings I didn’t miss out these gorgeous pieces of nightwear.
These drawings are so delicate, so romantic. And the color of the fabric goes so perfectly with them! I wish I could afford these pieces because they are definitely the kind of garments that would have a nice place in my collection. SO unique!

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It’s time to end this post guys, hope you liked it and I promise I am almost done with my Curve previews. It is so hard to write on command.^^’ I can only do it when my heart is available. Hopefully this week is the one.

Love. Hope y’all are safe and happy.

Wen.

FOXERS Tomboy Boxer brief review

This summer has been overwhelming… I met a lot of people, travelled more than usual, and spent a lot of money in pastries, while I had a really hard time finding the time for the blog and getting in touch with you. It is weird to go back to my student life, but well, I have no choice and in a sens, I am happy to be able to review the amazing pieces that crossed my way this summer.

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I  received these items free of charge for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own.

I had the opportunity to receive some samples from Foxers , a young lingerie and lounge wear brand known for their androgynous designs. I think the brand is much more girly now that it was at the beginning but you can still find some really « manly » underwear for women and in this sens, I find them really cool.
I used to be a tomboy and believe it or not at some point I hated lingerie. And anything too feminine. They used to make me uncomfortable. At this time of my life I just wanted to wear bralettes and cotton shorties but obviously my body didn’t go in the right direction for that…

So obviously one of my favourite items in Foxers selection was the Tomboy Charcoal boxer brief.
First, I adore when girl panties have this wide elastic that is usually used for men underwear. Second, I love the Charcoal colorway. It is like the « jean » of colorways, going well with everything.

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I received the Tomboy Charcoal boxer brief in a size M.

I actually really like men underwear. I think they should never neglect this aspect of clothing. First, it can make them look elegant without clothes, and also very sexy/cute. ( I’m laughing on my own right now.) Oh and, of course, a guy boxer can really give a lot of info about his owner. I do think it is an important garment.🙂
So I like boxers. They look comfy and secure. Also I have always been jealous of men for the fact that they can go all around any place in boxers without looking too weird but us girls always have to wear pants or we’d look provocative. Foxers Tomboy brief is my type of garment for lounging around in my apartment without looking like an exhibitionist in front of my roommates. I also like that this piece is not girly at all. You can find it in much more girly colorways, and even the Charcoal option has a girly twin with a little bow on the back and some discreet gold stitching. But I really wanted the less girly brief possible. I think it is really nice that Foxers offers this option. I know not everybody likes lace and bows and even if I do like both of them I also like some more masculine options sometimes. They make me feel free.DSC05753n

I am happy that Foxers team sent me this bottom in a size Medium cause I think my thighs and butt wouldn’t fit in a smaller size. This one is very comfy and I’ve felt like wearing it all the time since I got it. My only issue with this piece is its thickness. This is definitely not the right option for tight jeans or shorts… To be honest I’ve been wearing this brief under some flared skirts and shorts but the only time I tried to wear it with a pair of jean, I felt like I was wearing a short under a pant. Not really comfortable, then. However the positive point is that the cut of this piece is not high enough to give any VPL ( visible panty line).
I think this short can be worn has a pajama short. I tried to wear it over a regular panty and it really works as a pajama bottom. It could be even more comfortable for those of you who like to feel secure in their pelvis area. I mean, this brief is less close to your pelvis than a regular one, meaning that you can feel like this part of your body is more « free » in a sens but that can be an issue for some people I think.

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Oh! About the design! Did you notice that this brief has pockets? Real pockets? Ahaha! I don’t know what I could put inside but they are funny. (I recently heard that guys actually use these kind of pockets sometimes… They apparently have small items to put inside… I personally think of carrying some candies… :p ). I really like the white branded elastic that you can see from the inside. I know details that are invisible from the outside can seem « useless » but if we are the only one seeing our lingerie, then it is almost as useful to make it nice from the inside as from the outside, don’t you think? I also like that, from the outside you only have a discreet logo on the back. I find it more elegant this way.

This tomboy brief is made 92%from cotton and 8% from spandex which is nice because my skin is getting much more sensitive since I live in Canada, and sometimes I do like the feeling of cotton on my butt. I think that would also make it more resistant than other pieces of lingerie in the washing machine, even if I’ve always washed it by hands like any other panty.🙂

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Are you curious about the shirt I am wearing in those pictures?🙂 This is another Foxers sample that I’ll review as soon as possible. Just didn’t want you to fall asleep reading a double review :p .

Hope you had a nice summer! I am not sure if I am ready to fill my brain with school stuff again, but well, nobody is going to pay for my lingerie if I don’t get a job after uni x).
Good luck to my fellow students!🙂 Remember to eat and sleep.

Yours,
Wen.

 

Curve NYC Preview : Aubade SS17

Several years ago, I used to spend a lot of time in one of Toulouse Aubade stores, and a lovely Aubade lady, seeing that I was struggling with their size range told me that they were thinking about extending it. Unfortunately I had the time to move to Canada before this project happened.

So a month ago when I heard about the Capsule collection x Christian Lacroix and the new « ideal shape » from D to G cup, I was head over heels again! However I wasn’t sure if they would really extend the size range or if that would be an unique collection.
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to Aubade booth at Curve and I was delighted to discover that the brand made my dream come true and created some gorgeous pieces from D to G cup not only in the « comfort full cup » shape but also in a lovely « comfort half cup » shape and some spacers. This post will only feature the pieces which will be available up to a G cup.

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Bahia Couture in Papaya

If you know Aubade you probably also know the iconic Bahia (which looks like the last picture of the post). This range is one of the continuity of the brand but this year they recreated it in a more luxurious version : the Bahia Couture. The Bahia Couture is also the version that goes up to a G cup. You can already find it in the Rose nude colorway but for SS17 it will be released in White and Papaya. I am personally in love with the Papaya colorway! The corset tie on the gore is different than the usual corset tie of the Bahia, which is usually made with a thick string (which gives this particular style that we know) instead of this delicate and flat ribbon. Bahia Couture range is more classy than the original range but for some unknown reason, the « comfort half cup » doesn’t feature the same corset tie. So basically in the full bust size range, Bahia couture will be like the white one that you can see on the last picture of the post.

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Rive Gauche Passion in Black

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Rive Gauche in Gala

My favourite design in this collection is Rive Gauche Passion. This set is just the kind of lingerie I’ve always dreamt to wear. The pattern is absolutely gorgeous and the cups features this delicious embroidery. I absolutely adore the design of the straps going all the way to the bottom of the cups! It makes this bra so sophisticated!
Aubade also created the Gala colorway, which they call the « Aubade red ». I think this colorway is beautiful and will be perfect for Christmas!

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La Parisienne in Lily

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La Parisienne in Myosotis

Another cute piece is La Parisienne, which will be available in two colorway: Myosotis and Lily. I am sorry for the bad quality of the picture of the myosotis but it is supposed to be a dark purple-blue. The Calais Leavers lace is very delicate and I love that the straps are the same for the full bust range and the core sizes range. Well, they are wider (which is nice) but with the same design. This collection in my opinion is nice for every day and must be pretty easy to wear!

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Magic blossom in Pansy

The new Aubade Comfort Full-Cup shape, I think, is based on their usual 3/4 bra, which is a three-part balconnet. This new one is fully lined with tulle and featuring narrow wires. Aubade has developed this underwiring especially for this new shape so we can expect that they really had full busted women in mind. If I remember well, their full-busted range also features 3 sets of 2(not 3, my mistake) hooks and eyes for the band but with a wider band than the core collections and also wider straps than usual.
I like that they didn’t do things halfway! But in a few days I’ll try some of the styles of AW16 collections so I can give you more info about the fitting.
The size range for the Comfort Full cup bras is from a 30/80 to a 42/110 band up to E cup and from a 32/85 to a 38/100 band up to a G cup.

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Wandering love (White)

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Wandering love (Dream)

Wandering Love features the typical Aubade aesthethic, with its blooming flowers and its spaghetti straps ( on the full bust collection, they are wider and not exactly the same as you can see on the white colorway). I love the Dream colorway! It is such a nice color for summer!
The full bust range will only be available in the full-cup shape but in both colorways.
A spacer will also be available in this collection (only in white). The cup volume will stop to a 34/90G and sister sizes.

Well, it is not very clear to every one so let me explain properly.
B cup :32/85 to a 40/105 band
C-Dcup: 30/80 to 40/105 band
E cup:30/80 to 38/100 band
F cup:30/80 to 36/95 band
G cup: 30/80 to 34/90 band

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Aubade à L’Amour  Full cup shape (Nacre)

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Aubade à L’Amour Comfort Half cup (Nacre)

Aubade à l’Amour is a delicate collection. It will be available in Black and Nacre. In Nacre it is just perfect for bridal! The guipure patterns and lovely tulle details make it sophisticated yet discret. This range will feature three shapes up to a G cup : The Full-cup, the Half cup and the Spacer. The Spacer will be available in the same size range as the Wandering love.

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Bahia Couture Comfort Half Cup in White.

I was super happy to see all these new pieces! A lot of luxury brands and indie are extending their size range this year and it is just amazing for full busted women to have new possibilities in the lingerie world! I really hope this collection will be true to size! I am actually looking for lingerie stores which carry the full bust ranges that are already available! If I am lucky enough to fit inside one of these amazing sets, I think I’ll review it as soon as possible!

Until next time,


Wen.

Fairy little piece : Sacha Kimmes Marie skirt

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I have to take a break from lingerie shows to talk about the most delicate piece I actually own. I received it last month from Sacha Kimmes , a talented indie designer based in Belgium, for the purpose of a review. Some other pieces will come later but today I want to focus on this so perfect skirt from her La Sylphide collection.
La Sylphid is a mythological creature, usually represented as a tiny fairy and considered as an air spirit because it is supposed to be as invisible as this element… This cute creature also inspired a legendary romantique ballet piece from the XIXth century. Knowing that, I feel like no other name would have been better for this collection.

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To be honest, I have always been curious of Sacha Kimmes adorable skirts. Lingerie is usually seen as bras, panties, stockings, bodysuits, slips and gowns. But skirts? Skirts are nowadays more worn as outerwear than underwear. We no longer wear petticoats on a daily basis… Except, perhaps some lovely modern pin-ups.
So I think this unusual idea of adding skirts to her collections gives another option to the art of styling your underwear. I see this skirt as a way to change a set in a bodysuit in a sens. And for lingerie collectors, it just helps to make everything complet! :p

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In La Sylphide collection, no suspender belt, but for those of you who use suspenders only for bedroom I think this piece can actually provide a playful touch to a basic lingerie set. Marie skirt is basically a white shadow (if such a thing existed) which hiding and showing at the same time, adds some mistery and innocence to the ensemble…

The lace used in this collection is just the loveliest thing ever and the contrast between the black elastic and bow and the white lace makes me fall in love at every sight. This lace does not stretch, however, which is not an issue for a skirt but could help you to choose your size for an other piece. Seriously, I am not even into floral stuff but this piece just look fairy. I like that flowers are not everywhere on this lace. Sleeves just make it more elegant. The quality is also noticeable and I think this skirt is less fragile than it looks. Well, I don’t say that you can play soccer with it but it won’t crake at the first clumsy move if you use it like any other garment. This lace is quite firm.

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That said, I am super happy everytime I put this piece on and just want to wheel all around my appartment and show it to everybody… 🙈 Yes… I think this has to be shown. I am actually thinking of wearing it as outerwear but I would need to find an opaque short skirt and try some layerings (someone gave me the idea on Instagram… Lingerie lovers get so creative these days… ❤).

Marie skirt is available on Sacha Kimmes website but I think she only has a few of them left at the moment and can’t make more. It is actually very sad because I can’t get enough of this collection… This aesthetic is so angelic while everything is definitely sexy. And nothing is never vulgar. I find it quite perfect aesthetically-wise. Well, it is a personal opinion (yeah, I’m in love)!

I hope you take some time for  yourself and take advantage of the sun !

Bisou bisou !

Wen. ❤

Curve NYC Preview: Scantilly SS17 collection

Hey guys! This year is so special for me… I got to do so many things for the first time and it is just so exciting! So I just spent a month in the United States and I was lucky enough to go to Curve expo also! I won’t lie… I was really intimidated but I finally met the Petite Collegiate and we found our way in this event!
I have a lot of nice things to show you but this new Scantilly collection really caught my attention and I just want to try every one of those styles…
If you didn’t know it, Scantilly is the little sassy sister of Curvy Kate and provides sexy and elegant lingerie in a relatively wide size range: 30-38 DD to HH and S to XL for the bottoms (less wide than Curvy Kate but very impressive for this kind of designs).
Well, let’s see how gorgeous is this new collection!

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This sophisticated babe is called Lavish and combines lace, faux leather and cut out. I love it! I wanna say that I usually don’t like faux leather in clothing because when it is not used « properly » it can really make things look cheap. But Lavish and Unleash (see the picture at the end of the post) look everything but cheap!
Lavish is a beautiful half cup bra that is supposed to give you an amazing cakes on a plate look. The lace on the gore and around the cups reminds me of a peacock’s wings and I think it looks different from the usual floral or other girly laces that we can see everywhere in the lingerie world. Lavish has attitude. It is not girly, in my opinion it would make anybody look confident with some kind of badass touch !
The back is made from black mesh but the gold finishes makes it looks more luxurious and complete. About the bottom, the one on the picture is an ouvert thong (hard to make something more open than this piece ahaha!) and a super cute/sexy short will also be available.

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The very well known Peek-A-Boo in violet is once again a very nice set ( but I have to say that my favourite colorway is Chartreuse). As you can see it is all about satin and mesh! A pretty unlined balconette bra which can easily be worn under clothes and really gives some oomph to your breasts even being unpadded! I would say that the only « negative » thing that I’ve heard about this bra ( and can be applied to the whole brand) is that it starts from a 30band. But, you know, when a brand takes the risk to create something new and relatively expensive, at least at the beginning they try to touch the biggest part of their customers. It is understandable and I think it is really possible that they extend their size range at some point. So if you are out of their size range, keep hope!

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Vamp, I think, is really aptly named. This set definitely has a romantic, middle age-ish vibe while being definitely modern and following the strappy trend. The geometric details remind me of gothic architecture, and the dark mesh looks like a dark but delicate smoke which hides without hidding the more intimate parts of your body.
I do like the suspender belt which is actually not made for holding stockings but more for highlighting the lovely curves of your body. These black lines give a very sexy look to the hips, butt and tighs area and the ouvert panty just adds a playful feeling to this set.

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Knockout in Latte is one of my favourite sets of this collection! I just hope it will fit my asymmetric boobs and my skin tone but as you can see on the second picture, it is not a real nude for this model, since her skin is a warmer color than the set but it still looks really good!
I like the geometric design, the cuts out and nude tone! Also this range comes with a very nice suspender belt (so sorry that I can’t show you ) that you can attach to the panty via the ring in the middle. This ensemble creates an amazing silhouette, very sensual and I can see some kind of art deco inspiration too.

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The Tuxedo bodysuit is actually more of a playful lingerie piece and should fit almost everybody. What makes this piece different is that it can really add something to a normal set but if you wear it without bra you might look like a cute and sophisticated present too! I have seen a lot of bodysuits in the same spirit but which only looked sexy and not very classy and I think the Tuxedo is the right combination of cuteness, sophistication and sexyness. Once again you can see Scantilly signature with the gold finishes that make this piece look like a real accessory and not only a bedroom rig-out.

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Unleash is, I think my favourite set of this Scantilly collection. It is all that I need these days : SIMPLE AND BADASS. It has this perfecto* feeling, like you’re going to ride a motorcycle just wearing this set and super cool boots and go save the innocents… This set is my modern super hero/vilain set. Ahaha! I am in love with the non girly details! This little belts are everything! Don’t get me wrong, I am and I think I’ll always be a sucker for huge bows but a part of me sometimes, just want to wear a pair of jeans, a System of a Down t-shirt and my lovely pair of Dr.Martens. This set really suits this part of my personality. Also I am dying for this huge key hole in the back of the high waisted knickers! I like the clear cut of this set. Nothing is too much, nothing is missing. It is definitely on my wish list!

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The Voodoo is the more strappy set of this collection and also reminds me of powerful witches! This set, even if it is not my favourite, makes me think of the perfect uniform for a tribe of Amazons. The pictures talk for themselves! I think Voodoo illustrates very well the « fearless » spirit of Scantilly.

Overall I have been conquered by this new Scantilly collection and I am positively surprised to see that this one is even more audacious than their first collections! I am a fan!

Did you try Scantilly before? What do you think of this new collection?

Until next time!

Wen.