Cute sleeping bra for full bust ladies : Royce Candy Blossom

         October is breast cancer awareness month so here is a review about a pink bra!🙂

*This bra has been sent to me free of charge for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are mines. *

I know it is not a good thing to do but I have spent the biggest part of my life sleeping at night with a bra. I didn’t feel comfortable braless and I can say without much hesitation that I was only braless in the shower. Weirdly enough this didn’t bother me between my 12 and my 21 years. A long time actually. My best explanation for this habit was that I didn’t feel comfortable enough in my body for even « feeling » it as it was. I didn’t like the sensation of my breasts naked. That used to make me feel completely naked actually.
It is only when I finally accepted my nudity that I could sleep without a bra. That said, this year has also been the year of bralettes for me. Even if I haven’t blog so much about them I tried a lot of different bralettes and I am happy to tell you that it’s not impossible to wear a bralette if you are full busted as long as you don’t expect them to be underwired bras.

I received the Royce Candy Blossom nursing bra in 32 G/GG/H and I do think it is the more supportive bralette I have tried so far:
For those of you who don’t know this brand, Royce lingerie is a label specialized in wire-free bras. They were initially specialized into nursing bras then they expended the range to mastectomy bras, sport and young girl’s bra too. You also have the option to add pockets for breast prosthesis to most of their bras.
Royce tries to make wire-free lingerie a little bit more attractive to women of all ages since we all might need it at some point.
That said, since not a lot of options seemed to be appropriate for my age, and I was happy to find the Candy blossom as it looks very cute in my opinion! Even if it is primarily a nursing bra I think it works really well as a pajama bra too.

First the construction! Apart from the colorway, I chose to review this bra because it seems to have a unusual construction. What I didn’t expect though, was the thin skeleton inside the bra. Well, let me explain. While this bra doesn’t have wires, it does have some kind of equivalent. Much softer, of course, like a foam but more rigid in the sense that it actually gives a shape to the breasts even if you can easily twist it if you want. This foam is, I think, considered as side support and goes all the way to the middle of your chest, under the breasts. I think they are definitely responsible for the support provided by this bra.
And this bra is actually supportive, I would say like a regular bra but comfier. I  really feel like I could go out with it, support wise. However this side support is also involved is the slightly conic shape that finally appears after some time wearing the Candy Blossom bra, as you can see in the picture below.


If you wear this bra for sleeping only, of course it doesn’t matter. It is a detail that doesn’t affect the way you might sleep. Or at least, it doesn’t affect the way I sleep. But if you planned to go out with it, then you have to know that it is not exactly the rounded shape you can get with a bra.
I am still very impressed by the way this bra keeps my breasts up. It is obviously not a push up bra, but I often find underwires bras to sit a little bit too low under my inframammary fold since my roots are kind of high. This one sits perfectly in the right place even without wires! So even if you don’t get a rounded shape at least it doesn’t put your breast lower than a bra would do.
Thinking that this bra is supposed to fit women from a 32G to a 32H I wonder if the fit would change to give a different shape depending how big/projected the breasts are.

The straps are fully adjustable and the band features 4 sets of three hooks and eyes. It is a comfy supportive band in my opinion. If I used this bra to go out I would wear the band to the third set of hooks without any discomfort but as I use it to sleep I love wearing it at the loosest set of hook.
What I actually like is that my breasts don’t come out of the bra during the night. Everything stays in place and I feel like my breasts are in a soft cloudy basket. I didn’t have the same experience with my other bralettes which were less constructed (most of the time when I wake up, half of my breasts is uncovered ).
Although my close set breasts are close together in this bra, I really feel like they have enough space for themselves and its not a bothering sensation (for me) like they are completely crashed against each other. I think maybe without the side support which pushes them front and center, they would have space to be separated.


Also the fun part of this bra is that you can modify the coverage! Of course it won’t become a super plunge bra but I do prefer it with a V shape, I think it makes it look more youthful since the full coverage shape goes really high on the chest. This might actually be very useful for breastfeeding mums, in order to get the support that they need, I guess?
Overall, I am glad I tried this bra, I was looking for a good sleeping bra that wouldn’t be damaged by the weight of my breasts and I think this one will last!

A few words about breasts cancer…
While I am obviously not a specialist, I realized recently that it is a disease that not only affects the way we see our body but also the way society see it and treat us afterward. I think it is really important that companies start seeing women with breasts cancer/mastectomy as real women with their own femininity and stop creating only ugly selection of lingerie like they don’t have the desire to be pretty anymore. Being a woman doesn’t mean being pretty all the time but it does mean that we are humans that want and need to love ourselves every day especially when we have to fight. If lingerie can be an ally instead of another unpleasant consequence of having a cancer then I think that could help, a lot of persons.

That said, I hope this review has been helpful.

Lot of love,

Review of Tutti Rouge Liliana in Fruit Salad

I am all about black lingerie these days but weirdly enough everybody around me keeps saying I would be cute with pastel or bold colours. I am trying hard but well, always end up buying the black one. So when a few weeks ago I had the surprise to receive an orange set from Tutti Rouge, I thought that was a sign.


Well, I am not going to lie, I don’t like orange. I always wonder when, apart from Halloween time people are supposed to wear this color. However, when I put this set on, I realized that this « fruit salad » colorway suits my skin tone in a lovely way, giving me a very girly/dolly look. I think I basically look like a candy wearing this Liliana set and I really like candies.

* This set was gifted to me for the purpose of a review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*dsc06070edi

From all the sets Tutti Rouge has created I think Liliana is the one that has the more « every day » look. I have heard a lot about it, as apparently the whole lingerie community has tried it at least once. I also tried it a few years ago and my experience was kind of sad. It was extremely shallow in the cups and even if I tried a 32G it was WAY too small for me. A lot of people said that I had to size up in this style and all but I think the incompatibility was too big for I can decide to order it again in this life.
However about 3 months ago, I heard at Curve that Tutti Rouge has improved the fit of this bra so it could be less shallow and more true to size. And guys, they didn’t lie ! I received the bra in my usual UK 30GG and when I put it on for the first time I had to admit that despite the unusual color the fit was perfect. Like PERFECT for me.
Let’s see how I like it.
First of all, the design. Liliana is definitely is a good definition of Tutti rouge aesthetic. Colorful, lace, ribbons and bows everywhere possible, pin up-ish, youthful and full bust friendly. Indeed, this bra has been available from a 28D to a 38J (also 40-44,  D-F), and in about 17 colorways since its creation (if I counted well). However only 6  of them (the more recent ones) provide the exact same fit as the Fruit Salad : Teal,  Noir/Sugar, Ice white, Noir, Crème/Nude and Nude. I love the Nude one, although it wouldn’t be nude at all on me. I find this colorway very delicate.

My favourite detail about this set is the « chubby » pink bows which pop out in an adorable way on the central gore and on the front of the coordinate. The color is so bold ! Also the Tutti Rouge signature heart shaped racers on the straps complete the super girly look. The lace is pretty and I have to say that I especially like it on my bum ahah ! Overall I think this set is fun.

About the fit, the first thing I noticed was the extreme comfortableness of this bra. Really, it is super comfy ! I think it goes directly to the selection of more comfy bras ever in my wardrobe. It doesn’t leave any mark, doesn’t dig in at all, I don’t feel the gore even if it tacks beautifully and really makes me feel secure, the straps are fully adjustable and the cups are so lightly padded that I feel like I am wearing an unpadded bra. I have a lot of padded bras now but I always prefer the unpadded ones on a daily basis.  They make me feel more free. Liliana is an amazing bra in that sens. Giving you support and a rounded yet natural shape without the weight and space that can take a padded bra. I love that the top of the cups is not padded at all. It allows a better adaptation for asymmetrical breasts, I think. To be honest, I am in between a 30G and a 30GG because my breasts have almost one size difference. It is rare that I can fit in a 30G  or I completely fill a 30GG. That said I think this bra is true to size.


My bigger breast sits comfortably in the cup and I am happy to say that this bra makes my asymmetry less obvious as the smaller one feels just fine even if it has some extra room . I would say that Liliana is not too closed at the top so that it can adapt to a little upper fullness without cutting in, although I think it it definitely more full on bottom and side friendly.
The wires are quite wide, even for my wide roots, but they really dont bother me. They are soft on my skin and my armpits are safe too. It happened once that I felt them in an unpleasant way after a long day but I think it is because my ribs are too close to my skin and this bra tends to sit a little bit lower than my infra mammary fold. I just readjusted it and then the discomfort disappeared.


It didn’t leave any mark as I said before. I love that the gore is relatively low and really apart from its wideness I feel like this bra really respects my morphology. I don’t feel it and it is so thin for a padded (semi padded according to the brand) that I think it is a perfect everyday bra even for the horribly busy days when you just can’t stop moving and running everywhere (my life these days basically). However, for those who like a lot of projection and uplift, I have to say that this bra gives a relatively low profile. It doesn’t make your boobs look smaller though (I don’t know if that makes sens).

I am happy that I received the short as a coordinate since it is my favorite kind of bottoms.
I have weird experiences with Tutti Rouge bottoms since forever… Their first collections bottoms in a size Small felt huge on me, and then I have tried their Nichole in a size XS (which was absolutely tiny), Jessica and Eliza bottoms in a size Small and all of them gave me terrible cutting in. So I decided to ask for a size Medium for this one.


This time it is a little bit too big. It is not awfully big but I think a size Small would have been better since the fabric is way more stretchable compared to the other styles I have tried. Because of that, this short can sit very high on my belly or very low on my bum. But I know some of you would like this coverage so it is not necessarily a defect. I also get a lot of wrinkles if I don’t stand up motionless. It is still super cute though. It is very comfy, the cut is flattering and the transparency effect of the lace against my skin looks lovely.


Also my butt does not eat it and that’s great. I especially like that even if this short is too big it adapts very well to my body and feels light and soft.
Overall, my opinion about Liliana has been completely changed by this set and I am positively surprised. I’d love to get it in other colors but as Tutti rouge has some very original designs at the moment, I think I’ll try to get some of them first ! The Betty Burlesque is definitely on my wish list !!

Hope you have a great colorful day !❤

xx Wen.



Wednesday Addams cloth from Foxers

Hey guys! I am so very happy today! My birthday is coming in a week and it’s all that I need to feel excited about life.🙂 Today I am going to review a shirt that I have worn a lot since I received it! The Foxers Equestrian lounge shirt  has been sent to me free of charge for the purpose of a review, which doesn’t affect my judgement about it!


I know I don’t look like that but, I must have said it before, I have spent a big part of my life wearing black only, (except when it came to Hell Bunny dresses), dark nail lacquers and basically  the same black choker everyday. Once, someone in English class described me to people as the girl that wears only black and white and I realized lately that 80% of my dresses are still black (/and white)… I try to wear colors but it is definitely not my natural choice in clothing.
No need to say that, I have been very happy when Foxers gave me the opportunity to try their so lovely equestrian shirt with these contrasting collar and cuffs (note that this shirt also exists without contrasting details in light blue, black and white.)


I didn’t know if it was supposed to be worn as a pajama or as an actual shirt for outfit when I ordered it but as soon as I received it I decided that it was too cute to be limited as loungewear/nightwear. Also the length was perfect to wear it with a pair of jeans. :3 .
I am so in love with this white collar!! I just want to add this detail to my whole wardrobe!
As you can see, Foxers paid attention to the details for this shirt construction, so that it has an actual shape and looks more elegant thanks to the seem in the back, I think. That is maybe the difference between this piece and many cotton pajama tops.


This shirt is made at 92% from cotton and 8% spandex, so it feels very soft and breaths nicely. I really like to wear it because I feel like I am in pajama outside and nobody notices😀.I received a size Medium and it is super comfy with a lot of room for my breasts. As you can see it closes without any weird gap between the buttons. I think I could probably wear a size Small but I am not sure if my boobs would like it.  I can put a light top under this one so this will definitely be a part of my winter closet.
I like the black butler**/school girl feel of this shirt, I find it cute and kind of elegant,but easy to wear as everyday cloth.

** The japanese manga serie


The little bow below the last button makes it look more like a pajama in my opinion as it reminds me of the ones that are on panties but the little tag on one of the cuff definitely changes something in the look of this shirt. I mean, I like androgynous clothes and although this one is kind of girly, the cuffs reminds me of the sleeves protruding from a man suit. I love suits. I also like the little pockets on the chest. These are very cute in my opinion.


Now I am wondering if you’d have preferred to see me with an actual pair of jeans to see how they go together instead of my usual lingerie phantasy… Sighs, too late. I just wish people could go out in lingerie without being treated as exhibitionists/pervs/sl*ts? but not in this world I guess.^^’
Overall, I have nothing bad to say about this shirt. It is good quality cotton, in my opinion. I stained the collar with my hair (bad idea to wear this after a shampoo and all the things that can come after) but I was able to wash it by hand and it is now as white as it was at the beginning (I had different experiences with other fabrics… WOC hair problems…)
The black didn’t rub off on the white, and everything goes well with the shape of this shirt so far.

I need more Wednesday Addams clothes in my life. Period.

xx Wen.

Maleficent fairy set, Avocado NF Valentina

Hey guys! I am so happy to get back to my lingerie reviews! My life is being actually extremely active and I have a really hard time blogging and taking pictures. The good news is that I found a job so I’ll be able to buy lingerie that I love without being on food restriction (No, it is not the reason why you can see my ribs on the picture below, I actually eat a lot these days, this pic is just weird x)) . Also I realized something this summer, while I was travelling on a budget… It feels way better to spend your money in things you wanted for a long time or things that make your heart beat faster rather than on pretty things that, yes you can afford at the moment but that don’t really make you dream at night.DSC05962_edited_editedl5.jpg

Well, today I am going to review a set that really made me dream and that I have been lucky enough to receive as a gift from Avocado for the purpose of this review! As always all opinions are my very own!

Valentina is a romantic name for a dramatic set. I swear, the first time I saw this set was on Zathiya website and I had this kind of huge crush that makes you think about saving and feel guilty about all the silly expenses that you made lately. I fell in love with her and I hoped deeply that she would love me in return.


So when Anna, the amazing designer of Avocado offered to send me some pieces to review, I couldn’t help myself putting this set on the list. I have to say that it is my favourite set so far… (The competition with my new Aubade babe is hard but Valentina is a winner).
I am not good enough at photography to capture the incredible beauty and quality of the fabrics but they really caught my eyes at the first sight. These lace and embroidery have nothing in common with the rest of my wardrobe. They are pure luxury. For my young person this is really impressive.


I received the bra in a 65K and the (marvelous) high waisted panty in a size Small. These sizes are quite good for me in term of volume but I have to admit that I am torn between my two Avocado sizes. I received some bras in a 60L and while the bands were quite tight at the beginning, I do prefer the wires in these bras which are narrower than the ones in my 65K bras. Also with a little bit of time they fit me perfectly so I think I prefer the feeling of the 60L bras throughout the time. The 65 band feel comfier, though. What a dilemma.🙂
So as you can see this bra wires look extremely narrow on the flat picture but on me they are definitely wide, which overall is not terribly unpleasant as they don’t bother my armpits but I don’t really like feeling them so close to my back.


Also, because they are so wide they tend to go down a little bit and at some point of the day and end up lower than my inframammary fold. Weirdly I only start feeling these issues after like 6-8hours wearing it but it leaves some red marks that I found more pronounced than the usual red marks that I can get from some other bras.
Despite these very wide wires this bra is very deep in the cup (really)! I think it is something I noticed with Avocado NF and RV bras. I actually love that depth and I am glad I have wide roots because then it reduces the wideness issue, but I know some of you might dislike that. My only advice would be to size down in the band ( I don’t have these issues with the 60L bras) to have a chance to get narrower wires but of course this is not always possible.


What I personally like with the NF cut is that it is closer to my natural breasts shape:  pretty projected, very full on bottom, not that much on top so that the cup are quite closed at this part, avoiding wrinkles and other inconveniences which come with boobs asymmetry.
That said, this shape is not giving so much uplift compared to the RV or HCT shapes but in my opinion lingerie is not all about push up effect.🙂
The band features 3 sets of hooks and eyes and I have to say that the straps are pretty short. It is all that I like, actually. Avocado bras are the only ones with straps that don’t fall off my shoulders at any point. So even if this pair of straps is not fully adjustable due to the design on the front part, I only need to tight them up to the 1/3 of the length (a little bit more for my smaller breast, since there is some room in the cup for it).
The gore is very very narrow (<3)! It is kind of high but not too much for my taste. I think this gore is an important part of the design! Did you see those details! Incredible details! I mean, nothing common. None of my beloved bows or buttons, and however, nothing is missing here! This gore is so sophisticated !


The choice of the material for this set is simply wonderful. I mean, the fabrics used for the band of the bra is as firm as soft, and so dark. A really rich black.
I have to say that the lace used for the bottom of the cup doesn’t stretch but the one on the top with the beautiful embroidery is more forgiving. Although it is closed at the top, it still has a little elasticity. I think my breasts could grow a little bit and this bra will still fit.
.Seriously, this set makes me feel like the fairy Maleficent. It just has this dark powerful look and the attention to the details is astonishing.

The brief is also one of the more comfy I have ever tried. My butt loves it. It doesn’t try to eat it or anything. This bottom stays miraculously in place and doesn’t itch my sensitive belly skin. I am crazy about them because of the way they match so perfectly the bra. My love for high waisted panties comes from the fact that they give more space to creativity and in my opinion, this pair is completely regal. I am sad that I didn’t find a better way to make them look like they really are on my pictures but the same lace used for the bottom of the cups has been used for the middle part of the panty and the interplay (can I say it this way?) of transparency is gorgeous. It is just the right amount of transluence for this area. About the sizing, I would say that Avocado panties run true to size but the high waisted ones seem to run bigger than the other ones. For me it is pretty cool as I am always asking for more room in the bum area while I have no hips so it comes out complicated with some brands to have it all. This Valentina bottom is just perfect for me. I have zero complaints about it and just want to wear it all the time…


Also, did you see the details on the bottom of the band? Avocado didn’t neglect any aspect of the front part of this bra! Most of the time full bust brands doesn’t put so much attention to the details in the front part of the bands (and yeah I can get that it is already nice to have a good fit ^^ ) so I am glad to see a little difference here!
This set is dreamy and I just want to be able to wear it forever !

Avocado is really one of my favourite brands at the moment because they never disappoint me. It has been so hard to find a luxury brand that provides both luxury detailing and good fitting items for full bust ladies. I mean, I know some very nice luxury brands which go up to a G cup, sometimes H, the only thing is the longevity of their bras. I feel like they are not made for everyday wear. You have to be very careful for their garments don’t stretch too much or stay in the same state despite the weight of your breasts. In this sens I feel like Avocado lingerie always worth the price. I really don’t feel like my bras are going to change quickly with the use. Just like Cleo by Panache bras, they are faithful to their original states but with the luxury lace and construction as a bonus!


Bisous bisous,


Curve NY Preview: Tutti Rouge SS17 capsule collection

The birds & the bees


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:


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!


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.


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 :


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.


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:


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:


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,


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 .

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.


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.


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.


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).


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).


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.


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.


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.


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 .


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).


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).


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.😀


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!


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.


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.



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!


Tap Dance B-D cup, 32-38 band


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!


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


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.


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


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!


Sassy kiss D-G cup, 30-40 band


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!



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.