I haven’t been buying much strappy lingerie lately, because I feel like I have quite a bit of strappy stuff at the moment, but this set from Ewa Michalak was a must because…ruffles! I’m addicted to ruffles on lingerie. I most often shop for lingerie for fashion and at home wear, rather than wearing the lingerie out under my clothing during the day. For me lingerie is something I like to enjoy most of all at home, so while the ruffles might show under a shirt (no problem for me, I think it would look super cute under a low-cut black top! as outerwear!) and be visible under clothes, thats not the point. The SM Pikanteria set made for wearing under clothes, it’s a set for showing off enjoying. I think the semi-sheer red mesh pairs well with the paneled cups and black trim. The red and black edged ruffles at the tops of the cups is just so damn cute! The thin straps are adjustable with a small slider, and I like that they don’t dig in, because I can adjust them to fit my bust. Also ideal if you have asymmetrical breast, and want the strap to be a bit tighter over the one cup. The matching ruffled panties really complete the look and make this such a sexy and fun set for full busts! Ewa Michalak sizing runs true to size in my opinion, but with a firm band. If you’re between band sizes, you could try sizing up in the band. Cup sizing is true to size and true to Polish bras sizing, which to me isn’t much different than UK sizing.
If this ruffled set isn’t enough, it also comes in a babydoll! So damn cute. I like this set in person even more than I liked the photo, so now I’m thinking I should have gotten the matching red ruffled babydoll. I’m a fan of this brand because of their wide size range, their full bust offerings and for their fit. Their bras fit so well if you make sure you choose your proper size. Their bras are also really well made, everything is sewn in the Ewa Michalak studio. They were the first brand to introduce me to Polish bra brands, and I’ve been wearing this brand for as many years as I’ve been lingerie blogging. I look forward to seeing what new designs they come up with in the future, and hopefully I can grab up the matching babydoll! Many of their designs are limited, so if you see something, grab it up before it sells out!
Indie lingerie brand Lonely Lingerie has just released their new lookbook and campaign featuring 57 year old model Mercy Brewer. Loving the diversity and inclusion of a model 50+, this is a great first step, so I’m excited to see if any other plans might follow suit. There has been a small upsurge of diversity of age and size in modeling campaigns lately, but it’s still a very small margin, and I hope to see more in the future. Check out the new Lonely lookbook below, and shop the new collection at Lonely Lingerie. You can read my blog post about Why Lingerie is Ageless, and refers to the hope of women 40+ modeling more often for brands.
I adore longline bras, and Cleo by Panache always comes up with such bright and colorful longline bras with cute floral prints. The thing I like about Cleo’s longline bras is that they could be worn as outerwear as a bustier, because of the padded lined cups. The Cleo by Panache Breeze Longline Bra features a bright and fresh pink floral print with lots of bright pops of color, added balconette cups. The band runs true to size, as well as the cups. I find that the cups tend to run narrow on me, so I often size up in the cup. The straps are firm and stay in place, and the design offers lift and support. The matching brief has the same cute floral brief and contrasting neon yellow bow at the waistband to match the bow at the center gore of the bra. The panties run true to size. Breeze has been around for a few seasons now, but this new floral print design is new for SS17 so it’s just now coming to stores. Right now you can find it at Figleaves. This set is super cute for Spring/Summer! If you’re a fan of Cleo for their style and fit, be sure to check out the new Breeze colorway.
Only Hearts French Terry Sweatshirt / Eberjey Toni Pajama Pants / Current&Elliot Paint Splatter T-shirt
Sloane & Tate The Perfect Jersey Tee / Journelle Coco Robe / NOE Undergarments Ryder Panty
Skin Crinkled Cotton PJ Shorts / Victoria’s Secret Hiphugger Panty / Acorn Waffle Spa Slippers
OPI Nail Polish in Green-Wich Village / LUSH The Greeench Deodorant / Marc Jacobs 107s Sunglasses
Nerd Pins Lebowski Ball Pin / Chesty Lapels The Dude Enamel Pin
Adina Reay Pen Bra / Angela Friedman Ruffle Knickers / Irregular Choice Golden Years Booties
Studio Pia Bella Peplum Suspender / Lalilouche Henrietta Knickers / Fleur of England Golden Hour Suspender Belt
Cornelia James Florence Wool Gloves / Esty Lingerie Katy Rose Embroidered Ouvert Panties / Tokyo Milk Woman With Music Bar Soap
DL and Co Secret Society Candle / Shell Belle Couture Aphrodisiac Camisole / Library of Flowers Arboretum Parfum
DL and Co Gold Candle Snuffer / Auberg Designs Ada Lovelace Pin
Besame Cosmetics Rose Delicate Rouge / Illuminati Waxworks Laureate Candle
Dottie’s Delights Show Off Bra / Irregular Choice Nick of Time Clutch / Scantilly Fixate Bra
Playful Promises Peak & Beau Major Velvet Tassel Bra / Fifi Chachnil Annika Top / Mimi Holliday Deadly Nightshade Bralette
Yes Master Cha Cha Penelope French Knickers / Mimi Holliday Tornado High Bow Neck Bra / Bristols 6 Nippies Gold Stella Tassels
Evgenia Tempest Wave Half Slip / Evgenia Janus Short Gown / Emerald Angel Stars Pasties
Paper Parasol Press Los Angeles Enamel Pin / Chloe Eau de Parfum / Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Lipstick
Maison Margiela Replica Eau de Toilette in Jazz Club / Irregular Choice Loren Love Heels
Bloom Studio Design Pink Flower Crown / Bewitchery Lingerie Gaia Thong / Cleo by Panache Breeze Longline Bra
FandomShired Maui Hook Necklace / Fleur’t Intimates Lacy Dainties Lace Cami / Winky Lux Flower Lip Balm
Uye Surana Natalie Panty / Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Sea Mist / Hanky Panky Tropical Bloom Boyshort
Studio by Pia Adria Neck Bra / Shinka Studios Heart of Te Fiti Replica / Termina Cosplay Moana Necklace
Bewitchery Lingerie Eden Flower Pasties / Underprotection Bloome Bra / Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray
Studio Pia Liana Knicker / Huit De L’Air Half Cup Bra / Woodland Book Creation Wayfinder Pin
Hawaiian Candles Soy Acacia Bowl Candle / Evushkas Garden Pink Flower Crown / Pacifica Island Vanilla Perfume
Sugar Kitty Seashell Rhinestone Pasties / Pinxus Rhinestone Crab Brooch / Playful Promises Peak & Beau Tallulah Gold Sequin Bra
Fraulein Kink Bondage Rope with Crystal Tips / The Gypsy Shrine Chunky Gold Face Glitter / Lalilouche Aurelia Gold Sequin Suspender Panties
Playful Promises Peak & Beau Betsy Studded High Waist Panties / BITE Beauty Prismatic Pearl Lip Gloss / In Your Dreams Gold Lilith Chunk Glitter
Shelleys London Renee Platform Boots / Leda by Night Stargasm Pasties / Ruth Melbourne Maroc Gold Swarovski Pasties
Pinxus Blue Crab Crystal Brooch / DL and Co Sea Glass Candle
I adore Scantilly, the brand is one of my favorites and I recommend the brand to women with full busts because of the sexy styles that you don’t see elsewhere. There has been an upsurge of full bust brands over the years, and you can now get them in a variety of colors and patterns, but one thing that is still lacking in full bust lingerie is sex appeal. I like my lingerie first and foremost for fashion and sexiness. To me, that is my favorite thing about lingerie. Feeling super hot in a bra set, or feeling totally sensual in a lace quarter cup bra. I’m not sure if it’s because full bust bras require different construction to make, but I find most full bust attempts at being really truly sexy kind of lackluster. Which is why I adore Scantilly, the brand oozes sex appeal. From quart cups, to faux leather and buckles, they just create so many hot silhouettes. I have the Unleash set made of faux leather, and it’s one of my current favorites. I have the matching high waist brief, but had been really wanting to try the Scantilly Tuxedo bodysuit, which is an open wrap-me-up bodysuit with a little black satin collar necktie, with ribbon tie at the waist and an attached cheeky panty. It’s really cute and a fun take on the playsuit that works for full busts. You can make the tuxedo bodysuit with just about any bra from the Scantilly collection, or any other bra, but I really like it paired with the Unleash bra.
I recently got the Scantilly Tuxedo Bodysuit from Large Cup Lingerie, which is a UK boutique that I have been a fan of for years, because they offer free worldwide shipping and great service. The Scantilly bodysuit is available in sizes S-XL. I would say that the sizing is pretty generous. I normally go with an XS bottom, but Scantilly doesn’t make XS bottoms so I go with their Small, and the Small bodysuit was great. Lots of room to adjust the necktie, which you connect with an elastic choker with clip closure. The satin tie at the waistband gave me a lot of room, so I was able to tie a cute bow in the back, and the panty fit nicely offering a cute cheeky cute. I paired the Tuxedo bodysuit with the Unleash bra in the photo below, it’s a great match! It really takes the Unleash bra sexiness up another level. So much fun! I also love that you could wear this without a bra, and just go natural or add nipple pasties. So fun for the bedroom!
You can find the Scantilly Tuxedo Bodysuit at Large Cup Lingerie for almost $40, which is a great price for this piece. LCL always has great prices on their lingerie and the shipping is super fast even to the US! Since this piece is open at the bust, smaller bust ladies could also rock this bodysuit.
I was so excited to heard about BeingU‘s official debut, which makes beautiful skintone lingerie in shades of nude that range from light to darker tones. I love that this brand will offer black women and all women of color with their nice range of darker tones, from soft cocoa to rich cacao. Each skintone shade has a coresponding number, such as the lightest shade, which will fit a variety of lighter tones including olive and lighter skintoned women is shade BeingU21. I was offered this shade in the super cute Kobicha design, which is an unlined bra with a pretty shimmery finish and matching high wast brief. Sizing is available from 30-44 band sizes and cup sizes B-H. Panties are available in XS-XXL sizing. Quite an impressive range for a new brand! They currently have five shades and I look forward to seeing if they will continue to add new tones and new designs in the future. I’d love to see this brand prosper and grow and garner a lot of popularity. They offer three different designs, plus a strapless stick on bra. One design is a padded t-shirt bra style, another is a unlined shimmery bra, and the other is an unlined shoulder bra with lace detail. Each has matching bottoms available for purchase. Bras are priced very fair with most bras being $49.
The lingerie is very well made, you can feel it in the material. The cups and band are true to UK sizing, and offer a great fit. I found the Kobicha bra to offer great lift and shape to the bust, and I really like the slight shimmery finish of the material. So pretty! I don’t wear a lot of “nude” lingerie, but this will be my go-to from now on when it comes to wearing skintone lingerie. The fit is great, I like the shape it offers my bust and I’m also a big fan of the brand in general for their size and color range.
You can shop the entire collection of skintone lingerie at BeingU!