The one and only shirt (for full-bust) review

DSC09240_1
I am not bringing anything new when I say that buying a fitted shirt when your bust isn’t proportional to your waist is a pain. It’s an understatement. I only have one shirt in my wardrobe. Actually it took me days to find it and it is still too big for me anywhere else than the breasts part. Well, I am only talking about work clothing. I have some large shirts that I bought oversized on purpose but when you really want that long sleeved white well-fitting shirt you need both time and money by your side. This is also true for a lot of dresses and tops.

[Exclusively Kristen generously provided this shirt fort the purpose of a review. As usual, this fact doesn’t affect my opinion.]
DSC09214
In order to fight against this issue I used to wear some minimizing bras. Note that I am not talking about minimizers, which I find ugly and evil, but usual bras that had the particularity to make my breasts fit into some Audrey Hepburn inspired dresses and shirts. This worked for a time but now I think I am just running out of this type of bras and have no desire to look for new ones.
So when I discovered Exclusively Kristen on Instagram, I thought it was a great idea for people like me. I already knew Pepperberry (Bravissimo clothing) but never got the chance to try their garments. Luckily, a few weeks ago Kristen kindly offered to send me one of her shirts.

DSC09209
At this time I was looking for a job and was more than happy to accept.
According to my measurements Kristen thought I would be a size 8, which was sold out in the item I wanted to try, so instead I chose the Classic short sleeved shirt. The shirt arrived super quickly but unfortunately (or fortunately?) was way too big for me. So I was able to try the One and only shirt in size 6 and here are my thoughts on it…

DSC09221

The One and only has a very particular construction. Unlike usual shirts, it features a curved seam (not sure if I can say it that way) on each side of the front allowing some extra room to the breasts. That means that this shirt can never be completely flat when laid down, or it will be crumpled. The buttons are very close together to prevent your breasts from pulling the shirt and create an unruly gap (gap that can eventually lead to the loss of the weaker button) … I also noticed that this garment has a hourglass shape that is very accentuated at the bottom.

DSC09219

I have to admit that this shirt is a little bit too big for me but considering that my shoulders are a little bit wide, I think I wouldn’t move my arms comfortably in a size 4 (note that this size isn’t available in this particular product). Also the cufflinks are very fitted around my ridiculously tiny wrists which makes me think that the size 6 is probaby the best option for me.

Nevertheless, it is safe to say that there is a lot of room for my breasts and even for the rest of my torso. Because of that, I prefer wearing it inside my jeans rather than outside.

DSC09210

The sleeves construction is also different from what I have seen before. The seams start very low from my armpit, which makes my movement a little bit restricted. However this could be a more positive aspect for someone with thicker arms, as I heard that some shirts sleeves are too narrow at the roots for a lot of people. So even if I find it more restrictive for me at this level, this construction gives the same level of comfort wether you have thick arms or thin ones.

DSC09235

I think Kristen’s shirts are made with a nice attention to detail. The collar has a great shape, feminine but not girly. I also appreciate that I don’t look weird when closing the shirt up to the third button before the last one. I usually don’t know where to stop buttoning my shirt. If it’s too high then it looks ugly and if it is too low then I’d look provocative. But with this shirt I didn’t came across this issue. Thanks to the buttons placement I can finally find a balance and just look like I am wearing nothing more or less than a white shirt.

DSC09233

I also really like the cuffs. I am no specialist but I think they really give that professional touch to this shirt.

To summarize I think this item is an addition to my wardrobe that will certainly be useful! Plus it is 95% made of cotton which makes it a nice garment for every season and good for sensitive skins. Just note that it was made with a fuller figure/fuller bust in mind. I am so surprised to actually see a shirt with too much room for my breasts ahah! It is nothing terrible but for the first time, instead of minimising bras I have to use Polish bras to be able to fill the breasts parts. I only wish it existed in a size 4 so it could be a good option for ladies with similar shape as me but with narrower shoulders.

DSC09243_1

Before ending this review, I have to inform you that this shirt pattern has recently been updated for the best! The subsequent production which will be manufactured in Fall 2017 have smaller armholes which corrects the restricted movements issue and the upper arm sleeve is pinched a bit. Also there will be a button at the neck. This new version will be available in size 6-20.

That said we can make the statement that this company is steadily trying to improve itself and it is very nice to see that most of the inconveniences I pointed out in my review will get better in the future!

Hope this post is helpful! If you have anymore question feel free to ask via comments or email!

Yours, truly,

Wen ✨

Giveaway Alert: Win an Avocado Ce soir set!!

project7.png
So after all your positive reactions to the gorgeous Ce soir set, Avocado Lingerie decided to team up with me to give you a chance to get your own! The competition is open on Instagram and Facebook (just follow the links).
The only thing you have to do is to follow the instructions on the picture! •Follow @avocadolingerie and me
•Like this picture
•Tag 3 friends
Note that repost the picture will get you an additional entry!
This giveaway is open worldwide 🌎 💛

The winner will be randomly selected and announced on the 22th of June! Best of luck!

UPDATE: The winner is @fairelyse! Congratulations beautiful!
Also thanks to everybody for the participation! ❤ You are amazing!

😘

Wen ❤

Lejaby Elixir Rosae set (32F/85F & Small)

DSC08934

Lejaby, with its full-bust range “Elixir”, was the first French brand that made me feel “included” when I thought I should actually give up on lace delicacy for my G/GG cup. While some other brands reserved beautiful lace and embroideries to their core size range, Lejaby Elixir was offering dainty lingerie up to a G cup in different cup shapes. I know a G cup is not much for nowaday full-bust lingerie industry but it is still rare to find luxury brands that use the same material for their core sizes range and full-bust size range.

[This set was gifted to me by UK Lingerie for the purpose of a review. This doesn’t affect my opinions.]DSC08991

Let me explain… Although French Lingerie is known for luxury detailing and high price point, something it always missed in my opinion is inclusivity. I have found myself out of most French lingerie brands size range after the age of 16 while I was a UK 32FF/G. Indeed, everytime I went to a lingerie store the bra fitters used to tell me I was a 85F(32F), F being basically the bigger cup size they had in stock and it was usually too small for me in the cup and too big in the band. I felt like my needs as a full busted teen were ignored by the lingerie industry for such a long time… So I just stopped buying lingerie in stores and discovered British lingerie, which saved my boobs.

DSC08958
However, I have to admit that I was still a little bit sad that I couldn’t wear the fine tulle and lace or gorgeous drape detailing that were only available in core sizes. This lack never disappeared since I couldn’t afford British luxury full-bust lingerie which is usually less affordable than brands like Chantelle or Lejaby, essentially because you can hardly get it on sale. And then, one day I discovered Lejaby Elixir, which was basically what I always wanted to wear : fine French lingerie that could fit me and still make me feel young at a time when lingerie made me feel like I was more than my age and beautiful when I was self-conscious about my body. I think Lejaby makes lingerie for a wide age range of women. Colored, black or white, simple or featuring ruffles and huge tulle bows… This brand is one of my favorite.

DSC08981_1

I know I am being talkative, but before starting this review, I should probably give you a quick introduction about French brands sizing.
I have heard plenty of things about an International size system but I truly think YOU CAN’T RELY on it. You can’t translate a UK 30GG into a FR 30J. This will simply not help you. EU sizing chart can be helpful for Polish brands but it has nothing to do with French brands. Actually French brands tend to run bigger than UK brands, both in the band and in the cup. While I can sometimes get away with a F cup in France, this is quite impossible when I buy UK bras (I usually need GG cups). Nevertheless, brands don’t usually translate bra sizes on tags, except for band sizes. So on a French bra sold in England you might read FR 85F/UK 32F/Int 70F and then think that this bra runs really big. My best advice would be to try in store at least once, since French brands tend to be very consistent in the sizing. And now let’s go back on track! 🙂

DSC08973_1

Guys, I would recognize Lejaby’s lingerie from thousands, but the Rosae set really caught my attention in a different way and you might guess why! This definitely has to do with the big embroidered guipure rose that pops out like a big brooch. I find it gorgeous. It looks old fashion in a very nice way and really gives life to that set. Because of this element Rosae reminds me of ballroom dancing clothing. I instantly think of tango. Warm colors, beautiful arabesques embroiderie that recall sensuality, impetuosity.  This set also exists in black but I had a crush on the red colorway. It feels fierce and regal. The quality of fabrics is noticeable, it feels precious. I like the touch of this high quality microfiber on the band of the bra and the panty.

DSC08946_1

I own several sets from this brand but this one is the first full cup I tried.
Lejaby classifies its full bust bras in different categories. First, some style goes only up to a F cup (usually the “balconnet 3T” which is more like a plunge but also some halfcup bras called “corbeille” in French) and some goes up to a G cup ( “cerclé 3t” or “cerclé” which look either like full cup, or balconnet bras as we know them in the UK system). Note that 3T means that the bra is made in three part.
I think the full cup are a better fit for even to full on top breasts while the balconnets have less room at the top.
This time I am glad I went for a F cup since I am very full on bottom, I think this bra could even fit bigger breasts than mine depending on their shape. However a smaller size would be too small at the sides for me. I would love to try a 30G to see if it fixes the top part wrinkles on my smaller breast. You must know that French sizes don’t have double letters so a French F cup runs bigger than a UK F cup, plus Lejaby Elixir range runs quite big.

DSC08967_1
What I really appreciate with French lingerie is how light weighted it is. Even for bigger busts. But note that it usually doesn’t give much uplift, it is more like a natural rounded shape under clothes. The wires are not super narrow neither wide, actually they are shorter than the ones I encountered with British and Polish bras. Because of that, I can sometimes have my breasts being too full on the sides to be fully encapsulated while the cup volume is big enough for me. With this bra, I would say that this is not really an issue but depending on the position I can see that my bigger breast shows a little bit at the side. That said, these wires are super soft and comfy and the gore tacks perfectly.
The band features 4 sets of 2 hooks and eyes, something I noticed with several Elixir bras. I would say that this band is true to size as a FR 32 band but will feel looser than usual UK 32 bands. I am glad there are plenty of hooks and eyes so I can start at the second set and still have 2 other positions for the future.

DSC08956_1
The straps are not fully adjustable but are short and wide enough for my taste. I love the satin elastic used for this part, it is kind of shiny and doesn’t only look utilitarian, plus the embroidery of the cup continues on the front part of the straps.

The coordinate in size Small is perfect for me. I usually wear a UK size 10. On the tag it is said to be a size 2 which is the size I usually pick with French brands if that can help. The microfibre as I said before is super soft. The finishes are beautiful and I think it offers a nice and flattering coverage. I like the medium rise that allows this set to be worn very easily under clothes. You can also find an high waisted and a brazilian version which are gorgeous as well.

DSC08951_1
I am so glad I got to try this set. I am usually not into red lingerie or clothing since it makes me feel like everybody has his eyes on me but I really love this shade of red. It really feels audacious but elegant at the same time. I would say it has this femme fatal vibe that is actually far away from my character but definitely makes me want to discover other lingerie horizons. 😀 (Also I watched too many Miss Fisher episodes and she might be rubbing off on me)

What do you think of red lingerie? Do you associate it to special occasion or does it make you feel brave?

This is a long post so I hope it is clear enough, ^_^ anyway feel free to ask question!

Sunny kisses,

Wen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freya Fancies bralette and chemise review

DSC08731_edited4_edited_edited.jpg

Can bralette equal support? That is a question I have been asking myself a lot since I started considering the idea of wearing this type of garments.
Bralettes are soft, comfy, they make us feel… Hum… Free? Can we say that they basically are the equivalent for PJs in the underwear world?
For me, during a long time a bralette, also called brassière in French, was a bra for little girls and teens. I also associated it to small bust lingerie.

**These garments have been gifted to me by Large Cup Lingerie for the purpose of a review, all thoughts and opinions are mine.**

DSC08722_edited4_edited_edited

However, last year, I started noticing independent designers saying they could make proper bralettes for full busted ladies. Of course made-to-measurements stuff are rarely cheap. And then Freya launched the Fancies collection. Bras, bralettes and chemises in plenty of colorways. All the garments seemed to be made in order to be practical but still cute. The bralettes especially were supposed to provide the same support as bras for full busted ladies.

DSC08733_edited4_edited

According to Sweet Nothing’s review, the size range covered by this bralette should go from 28B to 38HH.  Cha, the owner of LCL was kind enough to send me these bralettes (navy) and chemises (black) in size Small (supposed to fit 28 E-FF, 30 D-F, 32 C-DD, 34 B-D, 36B) and Medium ( 28 G-GG, 30 FF-G, 32 E-FF, 34 DD-F, 36 C-E, 38 B-D). Note that I am a small 30GG at the time. So technically non of these sizes should have fitted. But guess what? Both of them did!

DSC08739_edited4_edited_edited

First off, it seems that bralettes, although they don’t give “uplift”, make the breasts look smaller than bras do. Maybe because they don’t really allow projection. They can actually “hold” the breasts but the shape and support they give really depend on the way they are sewn.

My breasts are in between sizes (as usual) in this range. Apparently, the Small isn’t deep enough for me even though it is quite right in the band and the Medium would be alright in the cup but the band is too large. However, sizing-wise there are some differences between the chemise and the bralette.

DSC08721_edited4_edited_edited.jpg

Well, when I received the garments about 1,5 month ago, the bralette in Small wouldn’t even pass my breasts. At least it didn’t seem to, but the Medium fitted like a dream. That said, the chemise in Medium was way too large in the band and fitted large in the cup too. For this one, the Small was a better choice. So in these pictures I am wearing the bralette in Medium and the chemise in Small. However, it seems that holidays make me lose weight (I guess eating only cereals, apples and almond milk because of lazyness doesn’t help) and now, the bralette in Small although it is too tight in the cup, can “contain” my breasts. I would easily fall out of this one, though. Note also that the straps are fully-adjustable in both pieces.

DSC08678_edited4_edited.jpg

I think these bralette and chemise would fit better full on bottom women. Indeed, I heard that some people experienced their breasts to get out of the bralette during their sleep which never happened to me and I have worn it a lot (as you can see by the crumpled fabrics on the third picture ^^’ ). Also, I feel like the big difference between these two garments are the support they provide. The bralette seems to be made to be supportive but the chemise is bigger under the breasts even in the size Small. I imagine that the support is considered as less important with a chemise as you mainly need to be comfortable to sleep.

DSC08700_edited4_edited_edited.jpg

To be honest, I couldn’t go out with this bralette but it is not because I would not feel secure, it would be more because of the shape it gives to my breasts. It is almost like it flattens them (not in a painful way, though). But I guess that is also how it provides support. In fact I am very happy to wear it all day long. It is like a supportive cropped top so I can just lounge around in my apartment without shirt and without looking naked. That said, it is not the same feeling as a bra because my breasts will always meet each other at the middle at some point. They aren’t squeezed, though!

DSC08714_edited4_edited_edited

I also enjoy the chemise design. I first thought it wasn’t that pretty but then I saw it in real life and I really liked the difference of opacity between the different parts of this piece! Also the lovely lace at the sides makes it definitely prettier and more elegant in the way it falls. The little bow at the junction of the lace (on both of these pieces) has tiny white polka dots which is an adorable detail here.
For me, the black and navy were the prettier colors (but y’all should know I mostly wear black and navy blue so I might not be the best opinion to listen to on this x)). Nevertheless I am happy to see that Freya made these garments in a lot of colorways and also at an affordable price so it is easy to own several of them or to replace them if they get damaged.

Tell me your thoughts about bralettes? Did you find one that was satisfying? Have you ever tried the Fancies collection?

Sending love, as always,

xoxo Wen

Discovering Samanta lingerie: The Daisy set (65H & M)

Spring is finally here. Meaning, 70% of rain, 30% of sun, and around 12ºC more or less constantly. But I am happy. A lot of opportunities are coming up and I feel blessed even if life seemed determined to make me learn everything by the tough way. I am where I am supposed to be.

**This set was gifted to me by Samanta lingerie for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are mines.**

DSC08498_edited45_edited.jpg

Today I want to introduce to you a set that is not only unusual for my wardrobe but from a brand I had never tried before. The Daisy set by Samantha lingerie is what I needed to wear during these cloudy days. I think my pictures hardly give it justice.

For those who don’t know it yet, Samanta is a Polish brand which focuses on very feminine designs to create a wide selection of every day lingerie and nightwear. This brand has now 24 years of experience and claims its lingerie to be created by women for women.

DSC08497_edited45_edited.jpg

When Samanta’s designer offered to send me this set, I was a little bit worried that it would be too girly for my taste since I am not into white feminine lingerie, but once I finally held it in my hands… GUYS ! I loved it.

I received the set in a 65H for the bra and the coordinate in Medium and these sizes are just fine for me .

DSC08526_edited45_edited

The Daisy actually exists in 6 shapes of bras and 3 shapes of coordinates. One thing I really like with Polish brands is their ability to created the same design in multiple cuts so that the costumer always has a chance to find the right one for their size and body shape. So I received the A922 cut for the bra and the boxers.

I know I must sound very excited, but guys, I am! The pattern is very nice and I don’t know what exactly is the difference between it and my other balconnet bras but I love its shape. Also, I don’t think I have ever had a set that white. It is like immaculate and so bright! After these 5 months of winter (and dark lingerie),  it feels so refreshing!

DSC08591_edited_edited45_edited.jpg

Also, can we talk about the details? Daisies used to be my favorite flowers as a kid. They are so simple and yet so nice and welcoming. I like that Samantha went for a monochromatic look with these flowers. It makes this set classy and simple. I could have it in nude, black and white and they would be my go-to everyday set.

The gore is narrow and feels also very nice against my sternum. I mean, even when I lay down, I still don’t feel any pressure. The wires are also very narrow and just like the gore they sit comfortably. So far I haven’t got to complain about them. This bra is a real everyday bra, I have been wearing it for like 12h hours straight and didn’t feel the oppressive need to remove it at any point.

DSC08520_edited45_edited_edited.jpg

The back features 3 sets of 2 hooks and eyes but I don’t think I would prefer it with additional hooks. The straps are fully-adjustable, short (as you can see, I didn’t even need to tighten the left one, note that it is also my bigger breast’s side) and cushiony, which makes them very comfortable, and certainly prevent them from slipping. You can’t see it on my pictures but the embroidered daisies continue on the straps.
The workmanship is so great on this bra… The finishes are neat and the fabrics are soft yet sturdy. I particularly like that the side support is almost invisible. You must have noticed that some brands add some side support to the bras after a certain size (usually a G cup). Most of the time they also “slightly” change the pattern.

DSC08595_edited_edited45_edited.jpg

Well, the result is more likely to be unattractive to my eyes, but not this time. Although you can see the side support on some picture it is due to the light since the brand used a very transparent and light mesh instead of a sturdy white fabric. The bra itself gives a nice natural, yet rounded shape to my breasts.
As you can see, my smaller breasts would probably need a smaller size but considering how great my bigger breast fits in the cup and how symmetrical the overall look is, I think this bra is a great fit.

The coordinates are also very nice to wear. I adore the sheer back of these boxers! It has a satin touch and I really appreciate the seamless edges! The size Medium is a great fit for my bum. This bottom feels very secure, it doesn’t go up or down and my butt does not eat it either ^^ . I think Polish brands know very well how to make comfy bottoms, I always find them bum-friendly. I haven’t talk about the cute flat bows on the gore and on the boxer but I really like this detail, despite its size, I think it completes the set without being too present.

DSC08616_edited45_edited.jpg

This set is a very nice surprise and I hope I’ll get to try this brand again in the future! If you are not a fan of white lingerie this set also exists in beige and green colorways. The green one looks actually very nice! I think the ratio quality/price is pretty good with this brand. This lingerie set is young, delicate and makes me feel pretty without compromising the fit. Yeah, you get it: I am conquered.

Hope it is sunny in your part of the world!

Yours truly,

Wen. ❤

Wellfitting Meow Longline Demi review

A long time ago, I remember myself lusting after some longlines that were only available up to a D or F cup, and even when they went up to a G cup, it was the shallowest G cup ever. I even got to the conclusion that brands usually make the last cup of their size range only to be able to look more inclusive but kept making exactly the same size range with the wrong letters on the products… Well, all that is in the past and now I own a handful of longlines that fit me properly. This is maybe my favorite bra style. It makes me feel dressed up under my clothes. I like this old fashion feeling of wearing something a little bit heavier with more coverage underneath.

DSC08258_edited44_edited44.jpg**I received this bra free of charge for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own.This post contains an affiliated link.**

Another thing about me is that I am definitely a cat lady… So, I guess you already made the equation… When Joanna from Wellfitting offered to send me their Meow longline, I was more than happy to review it.
I am not very into prints on my lingerie but I found this one so fun and unusual! It has this weird vintage look that I really enjoy! I seriously think the full bust industry often forgets that big boobs also want fun prints. I mean, if you are in between an A and a D cup, you can find all over the internet, or just going to Undiz, loads of funny printed bras… Superhero bras, cartoons, funny sentences or citations… But it seems like full busted ladies have to be all feminine and only can get colorful flowers /fruits or any other things related to what society finds cute for women.

DSC08266_edited
Ahah I don’t want to annoy you with my thoughts about society and my desire for Batman inspired lingerie that would fit me… I just mean I think Wellfitting is bringing something very cool to us. (You should have a look at their very new style… Two words: Unicorn print!)
So I was originally sent the bra in a 32J/70J which is the size I always pick when buying from Comexim, but I found the bra to be too small/not enough projected for my breasts. I am actually a UK 30GG and this bra in a 32K fits me way better.

DSC08273_edited1couleur.jpg
I was actually pretty surprised with the construction of this bra. It seems to be something in between a halfcup and a plunge. The cup has 3 vertical seams and the wires are wider than my other Comexim bras’. But they are perfect for my roots.
This bra provides a rounded shape. It is made to provide cleavage and is not very deep. It might be a good idea to size up in this bra especially if you are projected. But once you find the right size for you (and Wellfitting has a super wide size range, and a pretty easy return policy) the result is amazing. I never got a cleavage like the one this bra gives me before.

DSC08241_edited
You can’t really tell with most of my pictures and you must think that my right boob doesn’t fill the top of the bra, but once my breasts take their natural place in the cups (about 30min after wearing it, moving and all) they fill them completely and I finally get some cleavage. I think the only picture that shows the final result is the penultimate one.
Also, I put on weight a little bit since I received this bra and my bigger breast feels a little tight sometimes. (See the picture below)

DSC08289_edited_edited44_edited.jpg
However, the bra feels very secure for a “push up” bra. The gore is very narrow and low, which makes it super comfortable. I don’t really feel it actually. It tacks but it seems to be so low that it only tacks at one point then the wires do the rest of the job. I personally like that.
The back of this longline is very wide and features 3 sets of 5 hooks-and-eyes, which makes it feel like a tight crop top in my opinion. This wide band is soft and warms me up in this cold weather. 🙂 I like that it is quite stable and doesn’t roll too much.
The straps are very well situated, they do not fall out of my shoulders and they also are fully adjustable.

DSC08261_edited44_edited.jpg

Something I like with the overall look of this bra is the black edges that make everything look clean and finished. The cute unusual bow on the gore reminds me of the ones I make when I pack presents. It goes pretty well with the design of the bra. Also, I noticed some shiny curved lines on the prints. I personally don’t find them either bad nor necessary. I easily forget them actually. (Check My Fashion Insider‘s blog to see what I am talking about).
This bra is well-made and I find the construction very appropriate for big breasts. I rarely get along with plunges or half cup, either because my breasts are too FOB or because my nipples are too high-set,  so I really like this hybrid. I can have it all. Plus it is a longline 😀 . I am super glad I got to review it!
Note that Wellfitting bras are manufactured by Comexim, so if you aren’t familiar with this name, that means, you must allow arround 4 weeks after your order to receive your bra. I think it is worth it but yes, it requires patience :p .

Oooh before I forget: Click here to get a 10% code! ❤

Sending love and good vibrations,

Yours truly,

Wen.

 

Mini reviews: Lovehoney Seduce Me garter skirt and Black Bow stockings

If you’ve experienced Canadian winter, you must know that it is NECESSARY and HIGHLY recommended to enjoy yourself during this time. If not, you are more likely to get depressed before February. So I thought, some fun pieces from Lovehoney could be of help…

dsc07812_edited4*These pieces have been gifted to me by Lovehoney for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own.*

Did I mentioned that I’ve had a lolita period? I mean, something between a Kawaii and Pinup way of dressing myself, but darker…(Is that clear?) Well, I did. I still have some cute pair of heels from that time, and some dresses but I don’t feel like wearing them anymore. However, I still really like wearing doll clothing’s once in a while and when I saw the Lovehoney Black Bow stockings, I had to try them out!

dsc07814_edited4
They are made from nylon and my first impression was that they felt very sturdy. It is not the type of stockings that will get ruin at first wear. That was a very good surprise because my experience of fantasy stockings led me to think that they are made to be worn only once. They are also quite long, which is a plus since I am usually too tall for one size stockings (note that I am 1m71). However, I wish, they ran bigger. I think you can clearly see that they are too tight for my thighs. Sadly (for me), I can’t size up with the Plus Size option, so I am stuck in the middle (story of my life) for being too tall/too big for “One Size fits most” stuff. I guess these stockings might fit plenty of women, but they don’t seem to be super thighs friendly.

DSC07824_edited4.jpg
Aren’t they super cute, though!? I really like their thickness. I could wear them out in winter without hesitation if they fitted better. Plus they don’t slip off my legs! They have no gel to make them stay up but they stay very well without a suspender. I wonder if it is because they are too tight or if they would stay up on anybody’s legs.

dsc07834_edited4
I like those HUGE satin bows! I wish I could find a way to wear oversized bows in my hair/clothes on a daily basis. I find them so adorable…
If I put aside the sizing, which is a personal issue, I think I can still wear them for special occasions or maybe find a way to style them with other clothes. They make me feel super cute and even if they are visually too tight I don’t feel like a sausage.  🙂

dsc07761_edited4
The second piece I picked was a super girly suspender that actually had a little vintage touch to it. The Seduce me range is definitely playful and by no means made to restrict yourself in anything. Well, I don’t have much suspenders that are really restrictive but they often make me keep a certain posture. This one is more like a skirt with suspenders.
Made of floral lace and microfiber, it is soft and very stretchy.
I initially received a size Medium (10-12) which was way too big for me. The size Small(6-8) is nice but I think I could even wear a smaller size.

DSC07763_edited44.jpg
This piece is comfortable and cute. It doesn’t really look like me but as you know, lingerie is my favorite costume.
I have to say that this skirt would be perfect for people with long torso but if you are kind of small, maybe you will find it a bit long. I found it to be pretty long on me. I think it wouldn’t be an issue if the suspenders were adjustable but since they aren’t you can either adjust the height of your stockings or wear it higher on your belly to make it work.

DSC07756_editedj44.jpg
As a bedroom piece, this shouldn’t be an issue. But I would prefer something more adjusted on my body as an everyday suspender. It might work perfectly for you but on me it tends to move a little bit. I think maybe if it was tighter that would prevent it from moving but, I guess I have to accept that I have no hips and deal with it. ^^’
The Seduce Me skirt is very easy to put on/off. Seriously if you want to be able to move like you are wearing nothing, this suspender should give you entire satisfaction.

dsc07786_edited4_edited
This skirt features an opening on the back, which is similar to a bra set of hooks and eyes just above the key hole that you can see on my picture. I can wear it to the tightest hook but I prefer the second one to keep the smooth aspect of the skirt. On this picture I wore it at the tightest hook so you can see that I get some wrinkles but nothing dramatic.
Note that this piece need to be worn with stockings, otherwise it won’t behave like a skirt and is probably going to go up up up very quickly…

dsc07772_edited4

As often with Lovehoney, these two products also exist in a Plus size version! I like the way this brand makes lingerie affordable to everyone, either with the prices or the size range.
Of course if you are like me you won’t find a bra in your size on this website but you have plenty of fun options and I am always happy with the quality vs price ratio ( here 14.99£ for the Suspender skirt and 7£ for the stockings). It is more about fun than super well fitting lingerie, so if it is your cup of tea you should look at their selection. I personally enjoy the comfiness of their garments!

Sending love,

Yours,

Wen.