I’m a huge fan of the Eveden brands, but had never tried Wacoal, though it had been on my brand list to try for awhile now. I recently saw their super cute vintage inspired Retro Chic Bra and Panty and I was smitten, especially in the gorgeous aqua color, pictured above. Wacoal sent me the Retro Chic to review, along with another surprise set called In Bloom. They sent me the Retro Chic in the peach color, which is totally cute, though I still really want the gorgeous aqua shade, as I feel it really does give this shape a style a true retro flair. The set is adorable. It comes with matching panty or high waist panty, and I got the high waist panty to complete the retro vibe. The In Bloom set, is adorable too, in a sweet bright coral color with a floral embroidery design on the tops of the cups.
I’m really liking the quality of Wacoal, which is no surprise, because the Eveden family of lines is a favorite of mine, great construction, nice fit, cute styles. Wacoal isn’t a full bust brand, but a few of their designs are available in full bust sizing, including these two styles, which are super cute and fun for Summer. Retro Chic is ideal for lovers of all things retro and pin-up and In Bloom is a really pretty modern floral design.
Super cute, right? Love those floral bottoms for the In Bloom set! Embroidery on my butt? Yes please! I usually wear an XS or S panty, but was sent Mediums, so they’re big on me, but I would say they are stretchy and would fit true to size on a Medium. They’re soft and offer a comfortable waistband. I think in a XS or S these would have been a great fit. The bras, are both unlined, no padding, and feature a firm band that offers some stretch and feels a little firmer in the band than Freya. It seems as though Freya and the rest of the Eveden brand have changed the US sizing, I used to be a 34F in both UK and US within their brands, the tag always said the same 34F UK/34F US, but I was surprised to see that now the US sizing goes DD, DDD, G, etc. With a 34F UK being equal to a 34G US, so the bras were a bit big for me. I think in the future, I’ll end up going for a US 34DDD in the brand. I did some research and it looks like a lot of UK brands have this sizing too, so I’m wondering if this is a new brand change, or an actual change within US sizing/US lingerie market. These definitely feel larger than my other 34F UK bras. I’m really liking Wacoal, and hope to try more from the brand in maybe a cup size smaller for better fit and a smaller panty.
You can find these sets at the Wacoal website, or Herroom.