Review: Tutti Rouge Betty

July 25th, 2014 @ Amber

I’ve been a fan of the Tutti Rouge Betty design for the past few seasons, but had yet to try it. No particular reason why, I was just waiting to see what other colorways would be released in the design. Low and behold, Tutti Rouge comes out with a gorgeous pastel blue Betty for SS14 and I knew I had to have it! Blue is one of my favorite colors, and I’m always quick to love lingerie in different shades of blue. This blue version of Betty really reminded me of a Marie Antoinette type of style, and I was instantly smitten. Now I finally have the Betty, and I’m such a huge fan of this style! From the colorway to the ruffles to the fit, this set is sugary sweet as can be, and definitely my favorite Betty colorway thus far. The padded bra and the matching short makes the cutest set for Spring/Summer, and I love Tutti Rouge because they come out with designs a full bust gal can really get excited about. Growing up, I most had black or white or beige bras, because many of the cute designs didn’t cater to fuller busts. Thats why I’m so excited about Tutti Rouge and other brands that cater to a full bust but also make a point to create no only large cup sizes, but fashionable and fun designs formerly only enjoyed by small busted gals. Tutti Rouge sizing is available in band sizes 28-28 and cup sizes D-HH, and panty sizes XS-XXL.

How cute is this set? I love it! This balconette style bra is lightly padded, and has seamed cups to create a lifted silhouette. The material feels satiny smooth with a pastel flowered print over the light blue background, and the adjustable straps feature the same flowered print, and the signature heart shaped metal adjusters. There is blue lace lining the bottom of the cups and along the bottom of the bra band, and another panel of the lace lining the tops of each cup. There is a slightly oversized pink ribbon bow at the center gore. The bra is comfortable and fits true to size, with a bit of a stretchy band. I find that Tutti Rouge’s bands run a bit stretchier than other brands, so if you’re between sizes or want a very firm band, size down in the band. I find that the cups run true to size. The matching panties come in a really cute retro short style, which is one of my favorite Tutti Rouge bottom styles. The retro short has the matching print, with princess type panels along the front giving it almost a skirted look. Lace edging lines the legs, panels in the front, and the waistband. There is also a bubblegum pink bow at the center waistband. the back of the panty is so cute!

there is sheer blue mesh along the back of the panty, with a slight ruched design in the center, another tiny pink bow at the back waistband, and just below the bow is a tiny little lace lined keyhole opening. Cute! Tutti comes up with the cutest matching panties, seriously. There panties are always so fun and far from boring. The panties run true to size, if not a bit generous. I got a Small, which I usually do, but definitely could have fit into a XS. The panty has a nice amount of stretch, feels smooth and soft, and is really comfortable. It really adds a special something to the bra to make this a lovely set! You can find the Tutti Rouge Betty Balconette Bra and the matching Retro Knicker at Tutti Rouge’s online shop.

 

Review: Tutti Rouge Nichole

July 22nd, 2014 @ Amber

I’m a huge Tutti Rouge fan, they’re one of my favorite full bust brands, for not only style and design, but for comfort and fit. I’ve been drooling over the gorgeous SS14 collection since before it was even available, and for good reason, this collection is stunning. Full of pastel colors, brights, and cute new fashion styles and colorways. I recently finally got some designs for review (sadly I didn’t get the Tutti Rouge Fifi in green apple in time, my size is sold out, but I’m thinking of sister sizing down in the band to see if I can still get that gorgeous set) including this totally cute and fun Nichole set. The Tutti Rouge Nichole Underwire Bra and matching Brazilian Brief is so pretty! I already thought the set was great in the promo shots, but it’s even cuter in person! This set is available in blue, pink , or cream. Blue is my favorite color, so this set was at home in my wardrobe. The bra is unpadded, and features a pretty design with underwire support and a comfortable band. Tutti Rouge bands tend to be pretty stretchy, so go with the smallest band size that is comfortable for you. I went with a 34 band, but I could probably definitely fit in a 32 band. The cup wires are more wide than narrow, which I love, because it actually works well with my wide root breasts. The bra offers lift and support, and I love the blue and black colorway, with black around each cup, and semi-sheer edging over the paneled cups. There is also a leopard print (!!!!!!) bow at the center gore, with a small bright pin heart embroidered into the bow. Cuteness! I’m a big fan of leopard print, so I loved the mixing of colors and the leopard print paired with the overall blue and black colorway. It really added a fun and unique touch to the gore, and the bra in general. I also love the shade of blue, which reminds me of a bright blue raspberry salt water taffy.

 

So fun for Summer! The matching brief features sheer blue on the back, and black lace edging along the front of the panty, with black embroidered loops and the same matching leopard print bow at the waistband. The panties run true to size, and are super comfy and light and so ideal for warm weather. This set is just truly so delicious and fun! It reminds me of blue snowcones, and a bright azure shade. It always makes me happy when brightly colored and fun designs are available to the full bust market, because it feels like out options for things lacy and bright and youthful are sorely lacking. Thanks to brands like Tutti Rouge, you can now have your big blue cupcake and wear it too! ;) Tutti Rouge’s new collection for AW14 will be released soon, so be sure to grab up the Nichole while you can.

Sultry Summer: Sexy Lingerie for a Full Bust

July 21st, 2014 @ Amber

Photo: Curvy Kate Carmen

In this collection, you’ll find beautiful lingerie designs that would be ideal for women with a full bust. Gorgeous harnesses, chemises, bras, and more for a completely sexy and sultry Summer!

I have this gorgeous sheer black SM Czarna Mgielka Bra from Ewa Michalak. The sheer tulle cups gives a sexy and fun feel to this bra, with lace edging and paneling on the cups for lift and support, and the matching knickers makes this anything but a basic black lingerie set. Ewa Michalak’s SM design is designed specifically for a full bust, and they offer a wide range of large cup sizes.

This Short Sheer Dressing Gown from Dottie’s Delights is gorgeous and just oozes vintage style and sensuality. this robe is relaxed and flowing and would be ideal for fuller busts. Also available in a hot pink, cotton candy pink, or black colorway.

This robe from La Lilouche is so sexy and romantic. I love the long kimono style sleeves and the heart cut out on the back. This silk Sophia Robe is made to order, and can be made to your measurements, so it will fit your bust! When ordering just leave a note to Liya, the designer, and let me know you’d like the robe made to your measurements and she’ll take it from there! I have this robe is the silver blue color and it’s gorgeous for a full bust.

Who says full bust ladies can’t rock a bralette? They totally can, just don’t expect bra-like support and lift. Bralets are more for comfort and fashion than they are for supporting your boobs, but if bralettes are great for Summer time. Ohhh Lulu makes this sexy black satin Noir Longline Bralet Set made to order in your measurements, so busty girls can get in on the action too!

It cna be hard to find a teddy that fits well when you have a large bust, but Amelia Thomas Lingerie is in the business of making their customers happy. Very happy. This sexy Black Lace Camiknicker can be made to order in your measurements! Just send the designer, Annie, a note when you order and tell her you’d like to order this teddy in your own measurements. I own this teddy and it’s busty perfection! I always wanted a delicate lace teddy and thought it wouldn’t ever happen, so Amelia Thomas Vintage rocks for making busty girl dreams come true.

This bright and sexy set from Claudette is full of va va voom! The Bardot Shoulder Bra offers beautiful cleavage, a bright color, and it’s made of lace! I love when full bust brands offer lacy designs like this. This set is so ideal for Summer!

I love this gorgeous silk Alfie Slip from NOE Undergarments. I have it in a light pink color and it has a relaxed and oversized fit, so it’s ideal for busty gals! I just love it in this basic black color, because it’s so versatile and sexy and slinky.

I’ve been swooning over this super hot Satin Bow One Piece from  Nightly Allure for awhile now. It’s a bodysuit that consists of thong panties in the front, that snap closed, and then goes up the back, and then extra long ribbon ties wrap around to the front for you to wrap and tie a bow around your bust! Super sexy and sassy. They also take made to measure orders, so if you want it to fit like it was made for you (cause duh, it is), send along your measurements including your bust and underbust measurement!

I adore the Phoebe Bra and matching panty and suspender skirt from Gossard. It’s pretty and sweet, but really has a truly sexy shape and design too. Not all sexy lingerie needs to be overly so, and Phoebe proves that. The bra is available in band sizes 30-38 and cup sizes A-G.

This delicious Lily Open Cup Bra from Playful Promises is so sexy and fun. With ruffles along the bottom of the band, and quarter cups. Available in DD-F cup sizes. Want to spice it up even more? Pair it with the Lily Ouvert Panties!

This Lola Bra from All Undone is sexy and gorgeous, especially paired with that beautiful thong and suspender belt. So pretty and flirty! Available in band sizes 28-34 and cup sizes DD-GG.

Sheer green lace and mesh creates this colorful and sexy set for Summer! The Tutti Rouge Fifi Bra is gorgeous, delicate and beautiful looking, which is something I’m always excited to find in full bust sizing! Available in back sizes 28-38 and cup sizes D-J.

Curvy Kate is one of my favorite full bust brands. This super cute and sexy little Ritzy Babydoll has padded cups with a pin stripe design and a slowing sheer bottom.

It’s no wonder this Belle Bra from Fantasie is one of their best sellers, and even a favorite among celebrities. This gorgeous bra features satin and black embroidery with sheer panel at the tops of the cup with embroider overlay. Available is cup sizes B-FF.

I love the Lulu Tout brand from Figleaves, and their gorgeous and definitely sexy Fleur Rose Bra and matching panty is sultry and fun for summer, any this floral print is anything but boring. Available in cup sizes D-HH.

 

Sultry Summer: Sexy Lingerie for Small Busts

July 20th, 2014 @ Amber

Part II of my Sultry Summer collection features sexy and beautiful Summer inspired lingerie designs for small busted women. You’ll find cute bralettes and other pretty underthings that are truly Sultry for Summer.

This super pretty Playful Promises Dominique Longline Bra is gorgeous, with fun strappy details over the bust. Available in back sizes 32-36 and band sizes A-DD.

Fishnet lingerie set. If anything says sexy, fishnet is it. You can order this gorgeous Fishnet bralette and matching knickers at Miss Crofton.

This gorgeous Emily Bra and matching High Waist Brief from Arabel is a gorgeous set that is both feminine and sexy made of sheer lace in a soft pink color. Lovely!

I really like KMD designs, especially their super cute corselettes, however my bust size won’t fit, but if you have a smaller bust, this design might be great for you. This corselette is fun, has a gorgeous retro design, and is super hot. Available in band sizes 32-28 and cup sizes B-DD.

Love this bright Signature Lace Bralette from Hanky Panky. the semi-sheer stretch lace offers comfort, while offering a sexy and stylish versatile piece that can be dresses up or down.

I love this her Sexcellency Dress from Dita Von Teese Von Follies. If this baby came in my size, I’d already have it. If you fit into this range, it’s a stunning piece and oh so sexy.

The Ryan Bodysuit from NOE Undergarments is so pretty. I love the colorway choices, and the cut and style is super sexy to wear as lingerie or even paired with a skirt or bottoms to wear as outerwear!

This Essaouira Bra and matching panty from Negative Lingerie is so fun and sultry. See that design? Those are tiny little holes all over the set. For a sexy peak of skin, with an easy and comfortable streamlined design.

I love this vintage style Miss Sky Playsuit from Viola Sky. Totally sexy and fun with a vintage style!

This gorgeous Seraphina Bra from Rebecca Ansah is made of sheer tulle with Swarovski crystal embellishments! Sexy and so fun for hot summer nights.

This gorgeous Love Lace Plunge Bra and matching knicker from Lost in Wonderland is all sorts of sexy. Look at that lace on the cups! Super sexy. Available in cup sizes A-C.

Nothing says sexy like a little black chemise. This Lucia Chemise from The Little Bra Company has padding and a deep plunge for when you want add more shape and lift to your bust. This design is available in back sizes 28-38 and cup sizes A-C.

Luxe ZaZa makes super sexy and fun lingerie for a smaller bust. I really like this bright yellow Lucy Bra and matching panty, with the strappy design and metal O rings! Available in cup sizes A-B.

This Goddess Mesh Corset from Love Haus is so sexy! Made of vegans stretch leather, mesh, this corset is fun and could be worn as lingerie or outerwear layered over a top or worn as is with a pair of jeans. Available in sizes XS/S and M/L.

 

Sultry Summer: Sexy Plus Size Lingerie

July 19th, 2014 @ Amber

Photo: Daisy Embroidered Basque from Hips and Curves

Lingerie can be comfortable and beautiful and make you feel great, and thats all important, but sometimes you just want to wear lingerie because it makes you feel sultry & sexy! So here is a first in a Sultry Summer collective, where you’ll find gorgeous and sexy pieces for warm weather. First up, check out this collection of sexy lingerie selections for plus size women.

This gorgeous Maria Basque from Elomi Lingerie is stunning. With removable suspender straps, and a gorgeous strapless style that lifts and supports your bust while adding a stunning shapewear design at the waist. This looks so beautiful and spicy paired with matching panties and your favorite pair of stockings!

Add a pop of color to your Summer lingerie wardrobe with this super cute Isabella Shelf Bra and matching panty and suspender from Hips and Curves. I love that this fashionable style is available in plus sizing! Available in 38-44 back sizes and cup sizes C-DDD(E).

I love that Satin Longline Corset from Orchard Corset. This steel boned corset is lovely, and the black satin really gives it a sexy look that can be worn as lingerie or layered for outerwear. Available up to size 46. Optional Suspender straps available too!

I adore this Bandage Bustier from Hips and Curves. I love the on trend strappy design, adjustable suspenders, and the sexy bandage style. Available in sizes up to 5X.

These Scarlet Tap Pants from Raven Dreams on Etsy are so sexy and fun! These crotchless tap pants feature an ouvert back with button closure. The design has a vintage flair to it, and these panties are handmade to order up up to size 4XL. If you need another size, they also do made to measurement orders!

Animal print! This Animal Attraction Corset from Curvy Couture is super sexy. Available in back sizes 36-44 and band sizes C-DD. The design offer push up pads for added cleavage and I love the beautiful leopard print paired with the black lace.

I really like this Mesh and Lace Halter Chemise from Torrid. The patterned mesh with the lace at the waist and the plunge bustline is so pretty. Available in up to size 4X.

The sexy robes of all sexy retro style robes, the one that fits both plus and non plus sized ladies. The generously sized and flowing Dollhouse Bettie French Quarter Cocoon Robe. It comes in one size, but it’s very roomy and would be ideal for plus sized ladies who want a sexy lace robe with vintage appeal.

I really like these Leg Avenue Sheer Stockings with Black Contrast Seam and a cuban heel. Very sexy and ideal for wearing with your favorite suspender belt!

This Katherine Satin chemise from Frederick’s of Hollywood is gorgeous. Made of a beautiful bright colored satin with lace details, and a slit at the thigh. Available in up to size 3X.

This Maria Babydoll from Elomi is swoon worthy! I would get it if it came in my size, so hopefully it comes in yours! I love the underwire bust support paired with the fluttery babydoll. Everyone needs at least one sexy piece of white lingerie.

I love Charlotte Padded Bra colorway this season for Parfait. The bra is available up to a 40 band size and a K cup. The style and color is just gorgeous and ultra sexy. The matching panties are available in up to size XL.

I really like this stunning Anna Scholz Lace Basque, the colors are beautiful and the shape and bust support is so sexy and fun. this piece is so fashionable too! Available in band sizes 34-46.

Luxury brand Chantelle carries bra styles in band sizes up to 44 and cup sizes. The Merci 3 Part Cup Bra is beautiful and super sexy, available in this lovely teal green colorway and a few other colors including navy, black, and beige.

This lovely Goddess strapless bra is lovely and available in black or beige. The Marilyn Strapless Bra is available in up to 48 band size and B-H cups.

If you’re a busty or plus sized gal, Ewa Michalak is a great source for well made bras in large band and large cup sizes. The SM Bialy Bez Bra is gorgeous and made of a stunning white lace. A beautiful and ultra sexy white bra and panty set.

If you’re looking for super comfy panties that are also made of soft stretch lace and are sexy and fashionable, Hanky Panky makes it. I like this pretty Plus Size Leopard Original Rise Thong. Pair it with a Hanky Panky lace camisole or your favorite black bra! The entire Hanky Panky Plus Size line is available in sizes 14-24.

The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie: Part 9

July 19th, 2014 @ Amber

I still get a lot of traffic for my The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie, though I wasn’t expecting this to be such a regular thing on the blog, I’m really glad to keep making them for the nerdy lingerie-istas out there like myself! Here is the 9th installment. Need to catch up on the series? Check the link in the right side bar!

Where my fellow Hogwart alumni at? Get your own Hogwarts Tank Dress from Black Milk Clothing. Featuring the Hogwarts crest, this could be worn as a sleep shirt, loungewear, or even outerwear. HP pride!

If you binge watched season 2 of OITNB in a day or two like I did, you know you need this OITNB I Threw My Pie For You Shirt from ClassicSciFi! Featuring the always crazy cool Suzanne (aka Crazy Eyes). This tank can be worn as a sleepshirt or a tank shirt paired with jeans for a relaxed outerwear look. I threw my pie for you, the least you could do is wear this shirt!

 

You’ve got thongs and briefs aplenty, you’ve got high waist and ouvert galore? You want boyshorts? You’ve got 20! But, who cares, no big deal….you need more. Make these The Little Mermaid Boyshort Panties a Part of Your World!

Whats better than a pair of handmade Stormtrooper panties? A pair of glow in the dark Stormtrooper panties! Made to order.

Gotta catch em’ all! These Pokemon Pokeball Nipple Pasties are all sorts of geeky and cute! Did I mention they’re made with rhinestones?

Break bad in these totally awesome Breaking Bad Heisenberg Panties! He is the danger!

Cat ladys rejoice! There is an sleepmask for that! Sleep in feline style with this cute kitty ears Peachy Keen Eyemask.

These Shark Panties from FRKS are fun and ideal for any animal or ocean lover. Hand embroidered and made to order!

Black Milk is coming out with a Princesses and Villains collection at the end of July! So this Snow White suit isn’t available yet, but how cute is this?

Step into the TARDIS! No really, you can. This Doctor Who TARDIS Onesie is all sorts of cute. Climb right in and get comfy, and keep an eye out for any teleporting that may or may not happen.

This Sherlock Waist Cincher is simply brilliant my dear Watson! Made to order. Benedict Cumberbatch not included. (Sorry)

This handmade Game of Thrones Corset is so cool, and made to order!

For all of you art history geeks, this gorgeous Retro Folie Venus Corset is made to order and features Botticelli’s Venus. So beautiful, like a piece of wearable art. Literally.

We’re all mad here! Wear that famous grinning cartoon cat on your boobs, with these Montabahn Cheshire Cat Nipple Pasties. T’was brillig and the slithy toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe, all mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe…

 

Check out these The Hunger Games Mockingjay Pajamas from Cafe Press. Show your pride for District 12 and for our brave girl. The Mockingjay Lives!

Harry Potter socks! A pair for each Hogwarts House. Featuring a Hogwarts house crest on one sock, and the house colors on another. Don’t forget to grab a pair for Dobby!

Space fans, you can now enjoy the galaxy on your butt. These Solar System Panties from Think Geek are all sorts of nerdy awesome, and they glow in the dark too! Out of this world!

You need s’more slippers! No really, you need S’mores slipped. Especially these super cute kawaii inspired S’mores slippers that look just like the campfire treat, along with cute smiling faces. Oh for the tech geeks, these can be plugged into your USB and they warm up, so your feet will be toasty and warm! Genius and super dorky!

Wonder Woman Bathrobe, anyone? Theres just something awesome about rocking a WW inspired cozy robe to activate your inner badass.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s some really cool superhero footie pajamas! These Jumpin Jammerz Superman Footie PJs are super cute and comfy looking. Available in XS-XL sizing.

Support Tris in this Divergent Sleep Shirt, available in grey or pink, S-XXXL sizing available.

Batman Tutu Panty, with a cute ruffled back! These are so cute and a totally great hybrid of nerdy and frilly.

 

Review: Freya Ignite

July 17th, 2014 @ Amber

How cute is this new design from Freya Lingerie? The Freya Ignite Balcony Bra and matching Ignite Short. It’s so bright and colorful and fun for Summer. I don’t have that many yellow lingerie sets, so this design was one that I really liked from the new collection. It features a super bright yellow base with colorful dots all over, and a black bow at the center, along with a scalloped design at the tops of the unpadded cups. Definitely a fun and youthful design. So as soon as I saw this set on Bras and Honey, I was pretty much excited to try it. I love a fun set that merges brights with polka dots. I also love the detail of the tops of the cups, tulle with yellow and black embroidery in a scalloped design. Such a pretty touch!

The yellow color is even brighter and bolder in person and the colorful dots are a collection of black, blue, and pink. The bra fits very true to size as Freya bras go. A firm yet stretchy back band, and true to size cups. The bra offers lift, and the low gore and plunge style of the balconnet bra offers a bit of cleavage. The bra is comfortable, and the bra straps have the same printed design over an elastic band. There is a small black bow where the bra straps meet the cup. The band is a little hard to adjust, I think possibly because of the stretchy quality of the printed elastic, but other than that, the bra fits nicely and is comfortable and light to wear. The matching short fits true to size, if not a bit generous in size, with the same bright bold yellow and dots with a black bow at the center waistband. This set is definitely great for warmer months, as the bright color is fun and bold! I’m all about light and comfy lingerie in the Summer, and I also love bold colors all year around, especially during warm weather months. Freya Ignite delivers on both color and design, not to mention fit.

You can find the Freya Ignite at Bras & Honey, they offer super fast shippingand have great prices and customer service!

 

 

La Lilouche Lingerie Review

July 16th, 2014 @ Amber

La Lilouche has been my favorite handmade lingerie brand for the past two years or so. I just love the beautiful designs, they’re truly so unique, well made, and completely my style. Liya, the designer behind the brand, is also so nice and really talented. The quality of her lingerie is just awe inspiring, and some of the very best handmade lingerie I’ve ever bought. Liya was on maternity leave for several months while she was pregnant with her precious baby daughter, and when she finally opened her Etsy shop back up I just had to place an order for a few more La Lilouche goodies that I’d been daydreaming about for months. I bought one piece that was at the very top of my handmade lingerie wishlist, the La Lilouche Daisy Bodysuit, pictured above. I also bought the super cute La Lilouche Rosie Ouvert Suspender Brief, La Lilouche Livia Robe, La Lilouche Stella Ouvert Bow Knicker, and a little gift of the adorable La Lilouche Charlotte Bloomers from Liya! It was great ordering from La Lilouche, each item is handmade by Liya in India and shipping to the US is prompt and the items are packaged nicely in tissue paper. Liya really cares about making her customers happy, and in my experience she goes above and beyond! For example, all of the pieces I ordered were made to measure! No S M L here, Liya was kind enough to ensure that everything fit me and that I “felt like a million bucks in my lingerie”. Thanks Liya, I do! :)

This gorgeous bodysuit was made to my measurements, because I was worried that the top wouldn’t fit my bottom measurements if I went with the La Lilouche size chart. I’m full bust, but have a small lower half. No problem! Liya created a gorgeous bodysuit that I didn’t think a fuller bust gal like myself would be able to wear! So I’m thrilled. it fits so well, and I love the style, the ruched bottom on the butt, the removable suspenders, the soft stretchy teal green mesh which is comfy and light. Teal satin at the gusset, which has snaps for easy removal, and a little keyhole on the back of the suit. I also love the handmade flowers on the front of the suit, with all of the handbeaded details on each flower. Gorgeous!

I’ve been swooning over the Livia Robe for awhile as well. I love the gorgeous silk robe in all of the colors, and I seriously considered getting the black robe, but this lovely silver blue color won me over. This robe is gorgeous, with kimono sleeves, and a heart cut out on the back, and an extra long waist tie to wrap around. So pretty!

The silk is lovely and soft, and this robe is so comfortable! The heart cut out is so sweet and romantic, and a really cute addition, and the robe fits so well. The kimono sleeves are flowy and fun twirl around in. This is a great robe for Summer, and it’s lightweight and comfortable to lounge in.

Another piece of lingerie I’ve been drooling over are these Rosie Ouvert Suspender High Waist Briefs. I’ve really grown a little (or big) obsession with ouvert styles. These are so sexy and fun! I love the high waist style and ruffles, and the suspender straps with the pink tips, and the ouvert style on the back is so sexy and cute, with ruffles and a handmade soft flower embellishment at the back waistband. So cute! I just love these.

The handmade flower on the back is so beautiful. I didn’t realize it was a handmade robe made of hand dyed silk, it’s gorgeous! What a truly unique and stunning embellishment. It really makes this suspender panty extra special.

Liya sent this cute little gift of her lovely Charlotte Bloomers. They’re made of silk and have gathered legs and an comfy elastic waistband, the ivory color is lovely, and these are so cute and would make a sweet pair of knickers for brides of bridesmaids. There is a pretty lace edge around the floaty bottom of the bloomers. So sweet.

I like the cute gathered legs on these bloomers and the wide comfortable waistband. The silk is soft and smooth and the lace details at the bottom of the bloomers is a nice romantic detail.

These gorgeous Stella Bow Knickers are from an older La Lilouche collection, but I just love them. Once again, they have an ouvert style. (Noticing a pattern here?) Made of succulent soft red silk satin, with ruffles on the edges, and a oversized bow tie on the back, to tie or untie the knickers. The front is so beautiful too, with a red lace crotch.

These are so sexy! I love when sexy and beautiful merges to create a totally versatile piece of lingerie. In La Lilouche’s case, each piece happens to feel this way to me. A mixture of both comfortable sexiness and beautiful sensuality. Liya is currently working on a new collection and I can’t wait to see what she creates in the future. I just love this brand more and more each time I own a new piece. La Lilouche is what handmade luxury should be.

 

Review: Affinitas Parfait Delphine Padded Bra and Brief

July 16th, 2014 @ Amber

I had a few favorites I was most looking forward to reviewing from this new AW14 collection from Parfait, including the super cute new Danielle in peacock blue, but when I was offered this Delphine set to review I was a little skeptical because truth be told, I’m a bit over floral prints right now. I had thought this was a floral print, but really it’s not a true floral print! It’s really much prettier than I thought in person. It features an “Autumn” print featuring vines, berries, and just a few flowers. The color is also very nice, similar to a periwinkle blue with shades of pink, purple, and aqua. I got the padded underwire bra, which fits true to size in both the band and the cup, and is comfortable. With light pink lace scalloping edging around the bottom front of the bra, and in between the cups at the center gore, as well as a good layer the same stretch lace at the top of each bra cup. The bra is lightly padded and comfy. There is a small pink bow at the gore and one at each bra strap. The straps are adjustable, and rather than being a solid color, they feature an elastic that has the same Delphine print printed right onto the straps. The bra is available in cup sizes D-G and band sizes 30-40.

The fabric material is super soft and it reminds me of the fabric that Amulette lingerie used to us, very buttery soft, so the matching Delphine brief is soft and stretchy and smooth. Made of a poly spandex blend. The panties run true to size, if not a bit generous, and are available in sizes XS-XXL. The panties have the same matching  semi-sheer lace at the front of the panty, with a pink matching bow at the waistband. These are comfy and totally smooth and sleek, this is the kind of material I often find myself touching all day when I wear it. It’s light and ideal for any time of year, and the branches and blooms and berries theme is really cute for the AW14 season this design was made for. You can find the Parfait Delphine Half Padded Bra and matching Parfait Delphine Brief at HerRoom.

Review: Dollhouse Bettie French Quarter Cocoon Robe

July 16th, 2014 @ Amber

I’d been a big fan of the super cute Dollhouse Bettie boutique for the past few years now, and was thrilled to know that they were not only selling other lingerie brands, but also making their own ethically made in the USA in-house brand! I had been swooning over a few designs, but when I saw the gorgeous French Quarter Cocoon Robe, I whipped out my credit card faster than you can say “robe of my dreams”! First off, that lace. Second, those sleeves. Third, that length. This robe appealed to all of the things that I love about lingerie, a beautiful design with a vintage flair. The I just loved the fact that the design was inspired by a vintage robe from 1915 and is handmade in San Francisco. The robe is a one size fits all, and has a very relaxed and draped fit. Its just as beautiful, if not even prettier, in person!

I’m quite short, so the robe nearly goes to my ankles. It’s so long, it’s hard to get a photo of the entire robe from top to bottom when it’s hung up. The robe has a gathered rounded hem in the back, instead of a straight sweeping flat robe bottom, which I adore. Also, it’s very roomy! I could see this fitting women of all shapes and sizes. The sleeves are super long and luxurious, like kimono sleeves, but even longer and more pronounced the sleeves are nearly as long as the robe itself. The robe is light, comfy, and breathable so it’s great for the hot Summer months, and because it’s so fashionable and versatile, it can be worn as outerwear! I could definitely see myself wearing this as loungewear as well as outerwear. You could easily pair this robe with a long maxi dress and sandals, or even a slip dress and heels. Want a more fun boho look? Wear it with cut off jean shorts, a cropped tee, sunglasses and lace up wedges. As loungewear, it looks lovely over a chemise or your favorite black bra and panty set. It’s also very sensual and fun and looks great wearing it with nothing underneath! The scalloped edges of the robe, and the sheer lace design make this piece a truly beautiful stand out piece for the Dollhouse Bettie line and for robes in the lingerie market.