Archive for the ‘Lingerie’ Category

Review: Scantilly Entwine

October 10th, 2017 @ Amber

Hot damn. This lingerie set from Scantilly is so sizzling hot. The funny thing about loving lingerie is that someone you immediately fall for a set, and other times it takes you a moment to really ponder and decide. For me, I liked the design of the brand new Scantilly Entwine set, but I wasn’t totally intoxicated by it enough to own it. Thennnnnn, as so often happens, I saw it on a fellow lingerie blogger and that was it. I needed it. I was so silly to have overlooked it at first. This bra oozes sexiness. It almost has a shoulder bra style, with lightly padded cups, with soft sheer stretchy polyblend on top, with rosegold findings and a ribbon corset style tie-up at the center gore going upward turning this into a high-neck style bra. The 3-part cup offers a loft of lift and support and a beautiful shape, and the material of the bra feels so damn soft and smooth. The bra itself is very comfortable, and I love the ribbon ties in the center, you can unloop the ribbon and leave it open, or tie it up tight which gives you an even more pulled together look and offers extra cleavage. There is a small Scantilly rosegold logo circle disc charm at the center gore. I love how this bra looks on, and it feels great, looks so fun, and it actually gives me a really great shape and I love the way this bra works with my breast tissue type and breast shape. The bra is the bees knees. There is a matching lace up knicker that I was swooning over, with a lace up over your butt in the back, but I ended up getting the high-waisted thong, which features a lace up detail at the top back of the thong, but it isn’t open like the lace up brief. I definitely should have gotten then lace up brief, but maybe I can get that brief as an exact matching panty for this set. This bra fits true to size in the cup, and perhaps a bit generous in the band but not too much. The panties run true to size but offer a lot of stretch, so it hugs your curves really well. Unf! This set is so scrumptious. I would love to see this set come out in new colorways in future collections, thats how much I like the look and fit of this bra.

You can find the Scantilly Entwine Bra and matching High Waist Thong or Lace Up Brief at Scantilly by Curvy Kate!

 

Review: Scantilly Peek a Boo in Black

October 10th, 2017 @ Amber

Scantilly, oh Scantilly. How do I love thee? A fucking lot. I’m such a huge fan of Curvy Kate’s sister-brand Scantilly. Scantilly is like CK’s older more sexy sophisticated sister, and while the brand offers the same great fit for fuller busts, it boasts sexy styles that we often don’t see in the full bust market. I generally wear a 32FF/G (UK) bra size right now, and I often find myself lusting after sexy little bra sets that just aren’t available in my size. While the fullbust market has had a big upsurge over the past few years and new brands offering fuller bust sizes has been coming out on the regular, my main qualm is that we don’t see a lot of sexy skimpy styles that are well made and feature quality materials. We get a lot of solid colors, lined lace cups, and florals. This is why I like Scantilly so much, the collection is full of pieces that make me feel hot when I wear them. They’re lusty and naughty if you want them to be, and usually thats what I want my lingerie to be. Scantilly is one of the few brands that I’m a regular customer of. Their first collection consisted of a cute set called Peek a Boo in black, which has been a steady seller in their line up in new collections ever since. Though each new season has brought a new colorway of Scantilly Peek a Boo, the classic black has remained a classic from the brand. The set offers black sheer mesh cups, with a black satin sweetheart style wrap gathering at the bottom of the bust. No bow at the center gore, and instead there is the signature rose-gold Scantilly logo circle charm. The matching panty is available in a variety of styles, but I’m most drawn to the Bare Face panty, which offers a big ouvert opening along the butt. The matching suspender belt is made of the stretch satin, and is both comfortable and basic, while really bringing the entire set together to form a cohesive look.

In my experience, Scantilly runs true to size if not a bit large in the band, and small in the cup, usually. Though it can depend upon the style, unlined, padded, etc. The panties and suspenders are only available in S-XL, so I normally wear a XS bottom, but I go with the smallest size available which is the Small. It does fit but there is a bit of stretch, so if they offered the size I would definitely go with a XS. The brief is super comfy, and the ouvert back is so much fun. There is a little mesh panel at the front of the panty, and a matching circle logo charm at the front waistband. While the back is open, the crotch is not, and there is a comfortable gusset. The suspender runs true to size (I go with the Small, since they are S-XL) and it offers a decent amount of stretch and it’s very comfortable with 4 garters so you can wear it with your favorite pair of stockings to complete the look. This set would be awesome for any time of year, but with the holiday season coming up, I love this for Christmas or New Year’s Eve lingerie. I got this set from the lovely folks at Large Cup Lingerie, which is one of my favorite lingerie boutiques. They are based in the UK but have free international shipping that is super fast and discreet. They also have great prices and carry wonderful full bust bras brands. Check them out and grab this Scantilly Peek a Boo set while you’re there!

 

Review: Mimi Holliday Bisou Bisou Sherbet

October 10th, 2017 @ Amber

I’ve been a fan of the lovely Mimi Holliday brand for awhile now. A subbrand of the Damaris brand, this girly and sweet brand offers pretty designs and a few of them are available in fuller bust sizes. From the newest collection they offered their Bisou Bisou set in Sherbet, which was available in a G cup. I tend to wear a 32FF/G depending on the brand fit, and with Mimi Holliday I fit best in a size G. I love how this bra comes in a sweet soft pastel colors, of peach and yellow, it’s very candy floss inspired. Best of all, it features a pretty eyelash lace on the cups, without added padding or without a layer underneath the lace. I wish more fuller busts designs offered just bare lace cups, so I was really liking this design. The matching panties feature the same eyelash lace with a bow at the center waistband and a corset style lace up back on the booty. Very fun and flirty. The bra is a maxi bra, with 3 panels on the cups to offer added support. I tend to have heavier breast tissue, but I still found that it offered a naturally lifted shape. The panties are true to size. The fit was nice and the corset style on the back offers a cute peek of an ouvert style.

Super cute! Even the packaging is beautiful. A white gift bag tied up with a ribbon. The material feels soft and pretty against the skin, and the straps feature a little ribbon bow at the bottom of each strap. It offers a bit of support and some cleavage on me, probably would have had more if I had a more dense breast tissue. I really hope that Mimi Holliday continues to add some styles in fuller bust sizes, because I really like the cute designs and the lovely lace and colorways they offer. Highly recommended for those who are fullerbusted and looking for a more feminine and pretty design with unlined lace cups that we don’t always get in the fullbust market.

You can find Mimi Holliday on Instagram and Facebook

 

Sacha Kimmes Eden Collection

October 7th, 2017 @ Amber

Indie lingerie designer Sacha Kimmes has just released her newest collection entitled Eden, which features a black and white colorway. Floral semi-sheer white lace with black edging and ribbons, the collection features an open cup bralette, bodysuit, skirted brief, knickers and ouvert panty and crop top. Sacha is a fantastic designer, I’m a big fan of her work, her excellent stitching and attention to detail and the fact that her collections are limited edition and usually made to order. She also offers a wide size range, and if she doesn’t carry your size, she can do a custom made to measurement piece if you contact her. Sacha is friendly, artistic, and always inspiring. The new Eden collection merges minimalist lines and gives it a cute upgrade with feminine floral lace and contrast black edging. Shop the collection now and check out some of the photos from the lookbook below.

 

 

Freya Lingerie’s New Podcast

October 6th, 2017 @ Amber

Have you check out the brand new podcast from Freya Lingerie? It’s called ‘When Life Gives You Melons’ and it talks about boobs, body, sex and topics for women. The podcast just had it’s first episode and is available for download on iTunes and Android. Each episode they talk to women and get down to the nitty gritty. It’s a fun podcast so far, and each new episode is available on Wednesday. You can subscribe and check out the podcast on iTunes or Android now!

 

Maude Nibelungen Grey Area Collection

October 6th, 2017 @ Amber

The new collection from Maude Nibelungen is so beautiful. Her knit pieces are unlike anything else on the market. The new collection is called Grey Area, and the lookbook is so pretty and stylistic, with our very own fellow lingerie blogger Comics Girls Need Bras as the model! The minimalist design is very modern and is made of knit fibers that look both soft and sensuous, lightweight and comfortable. Maude artistic voice shines through in this collection, which merges black yarn that is artfully knit to create both exquisite texture and design. I also like that these pieces work well with women of any size. I was so curious how Maude’s work would work with a fuller bust, so I was thrilled to see in this lookbook. I like that the collection can be layered together or worn alone or with other pieces in your collection. The work can be layered and worn as outerwear fashion as well as boudoir wear. Check out some of the photos below and then check out the collection to add some of these unique handmade items to your collection.

 

Dottie’s Delights Cascade Collection

October 2nd, 2017 @ Amber

Indie lingerie brand Dottie’s Delights has just released their newest collection entitled “Cascade”. The collection consists of beautiful bralettes, bras, suspender belts, tap pants and more. The designs themselves are made of gorgeous silk and lace, creating truly lovely silhouettes. The inspiration comes from the 1970s style cut and colors along with 1930’s style deco. The merging of two different eras creates a really unique and stylish aesthetic full of interesting prints, including an incredible robe. Check out the entire new collection at Dottie’s Delights, and check out some of the photos from the new collection below. Which are your favorites?

Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises New Plus-Size Collection

September 20th, 2017 @ Amber

Playful Promises has been on top of their game for the past few years and they just keep getting better and better. Their new plus-sized collection is a collaboration with Gabi Fresh, blogger and body positive activist, is so damn sexy and fun. All of the pieces are modern and beautiful, and can be mixed and matched to create whatever vibe you’re going for. The collection just launched and includes three lingerie sets, along with a gorgeous sheer robe and pretty satin PJs. I love how this collection is unlike any other plus sized options out there right now, and it still stays true to the Playful Promises aesthetic while adding definitely Gabi inspired Fresh-ness. Available in sizes US 12-24, and bra cup sizes B-G and band sizes 36-44. Playful Promises is one of the only brands that has consistently listened to it’s customers and has expanded their sizes not only to include full bust sizes but also their plus-sized Curve range. PP is doing amazing things for the industry. Indie brands need the support of folks to keep making these sizes, so please support the brand by making a purchase at full price. Check out the new Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises Collection now before it sells out!

 

 

Last Chance to Buy From Karolina Laskowska Lingerie

August 26th, 2017 @ Amber

It’s your last chance to buy from luxury indie lingerie designer Karolina Laskowska! She’s closing down her brand to work on other things, including couture designs. She currently has everything on sale. Her work is amazing, stitching is perfection, the lace and mesh is beautiful, and her craftsmanship is undeniable. If you’ve yet to try the brand, now is your only chance! She will be closing her shop September 1st! Everything in the shop is on sale, hurry and grab yourself a bralette or panties or something else. Karolina sent me these gorgeous Sweet Nothings high waisted and high leg knickers made with 300 year old lace. They are remarkable. I am only sad I don’t own more of her work. Don’t let it be a regret for you too! Karolina is one of the best designers of our time, don’t miss out on owning a piece of her work! Shop now at Karolina Laskowska Lingerie.

Review: Scantilly Intoxicate and Lavish

August 26th, 2017 @ Amber

Scantilly is one of my favorite lingerie brands. Not only are they fairly priced, but their size range is great and continues to grow. They’re one of the only full bust brands that fits my breast shape and breast tissue well. Their designs are one of the sexiest fullbust brands on the market, with ouvert panties, and faux leather quarter cup bras. The brand is just so hot, and makes me feel like a queen. So not only is the fit fantastic, but the designs are really fun and unlike anything else you see on the full bust market right now. I wish other full bust brands would take a note from Scantilly’s book, and create most sultry and sensual pieces, rather than bright florals and boring solid colors. I just added two new sets from Scantilly, a few from their new fall collection, the Scantilly Intoxicate, and the Lavish set from Spring/Summer. Both are so perfect.

Intoxicate, features an unpadded bra, with paneled cups made of black mesh, with black lace edging up the sides of the bra cups and up the neckline, to be tie at the neck. So I love the un-tie option, if you’re enjoying this set with a partner. There is a small lace detail on the back as well. The bra offers great lift support and shape, without padding. I find that their panties run true to size, and their bras are true to size but I find that the bands are generous, so sizing down in the band can be a good idea. The matching bottom features a high waist mesh panty, with lace at the hips. It’s such a pretty and sexy set!

Lavish is from the SS17 collection, and I had overlooked it foolishly and now I’m so glad I got it. It has a cup similar to their Unleash style (another set that I loved) with half cups, and faux leather cups with soft padding. The bra gives mega cleavage, lift and support and is comfortable. The bra is available with a matching suspender and panty. The bottom band of the bra features a deco inspired design, with a lace-look overlay that gives it a vintage inspired look. The deco lace also makes up the panty and the suspender belt. When worn as a complete set it’s even sexier, and lends an interesting retro vibe, which we don’t get much of in fullbust sizing. Scantilly, sub-brand of Curvy Kate has really hit it out of the park with these sets. They’re so fashionable, sleek, and so damn sexy. They make me feel sexy just wearing them, and really thats often the point of lingerie for me. Pieces that make me feel beautiful and accentuate and work with my body. Get your hands (and boobs) on these sets from now at Figleaves, Bra Stop or Curvy Kate.