Friday, 28 February 2014

A Change in Season

I recently received the Curvy Kate  Eden Rose from Simply Be, in the 34H. I have attempted to do my review of the bra a little differently by doing a video which can be seen on just below.

I will say sorry for how I sound and the video, it's my first try at 'vlogging' and I'm not fond of my voice when recorded, and I wasn't overly sure what to say so I just went with the flow haha. But I'm going to write a little and expand on certain aspects of the bra.

Now this is a cute bra, the bright bold colours do scream spring/summer but as I stated in the video there's a little too much pink for my liking, but I do love the hints of green in the centre on the bow and the stems of the flowers. 

I also love the attention to detail, they carry on the embroidered scalloped detail onto the band near the hooks. 

And the band is rigid, it seems as though they have double lined it unlike some who have the one lining I find it stretches out too quickly, this I could see lasting longer. 

In terms of fit I might end up trying the 32HH to see what it's like as after I had done the video I was able to easily hook the bra on the tightest one which the bra wouldn't last long at all. 

And I'm very excited to try more from Curvy Kate now, having tried a recent colour way of the Romance and the last season Lola both of which worked for me, that's 3 our of 3 that have worked so I'm going to be trying a lot more from them as this development into them working for me is great!!! 

*All photos and the video is mine*

(You can buy the Eden from Simply Be the bra is £29 and there is a matching brief costing £15) 

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Courting Charlotte

I've had my Affinitas & Parfait  Charlotte for a couple of months now and it's had a bit more wear and I have recently got the heigh waisted pants so I can now do a complete review on the set. 

Now when I first saw this bra it was unfortunately out of my size range but in the last season the Charlotte size range was expanded up to a K cup, which was great news for anyone like me who previously liked the look of the bra but weren't able to try it. 

My biggest decision was picking which colour to go for, while the peach is quite nice my option I knew it would be the red or the dusty rose both of which I love, red is pretty much my favourite colour, but I chose the dusty rose because it's different and can go under paler clothes a little easier than the red. 

So the ever so lovely LargeCup Lingerie sent me the dusty rose in a 32J, as we had discussed that from other reviews the cups ran a bit smaller and most people who had reviewed the bra before me had mentioned, we thought it would be better to start bigger and go down if needed. 

Now at first I thought the band was a little too lose for me, as I prefer to have what some would say a band that could be too tight to me they are pretty comfortable, so LargeCup sent out a 30JJ for me to compare. 

Which came in the lovely new hot pink shade and strangely enough as I'm not a fan of pink I did love the colour. Comparing the two made it pretty easy to say that the 32 was the right way to go, and there was a little gaping at the sides cup wise, and the band dug in a little too much for me as you can see here 

(I have plenty of back fat as it is, this just makes more) It also rolled up and that made it dig in even more than it was. So back the 30 went and the 32J stayed and joined my collection, which worked fine in the long run as my band measurement is around 32/32.5 and it is still just fine on the loosest hook, I have been able to get used to bra's not being very very tight, and I now opt for a slightly loser (in my eyes) band but a band that I would probably be fitted in. 

Now I love parts of the bra, the thickness of the band is great in my eyes it manages to cover and hold in a little smidgin of my back flab. And I also love the thickness of the straps I know a few people haven't been but they don't dig in this way and they are so very comfortable. 
A couple of issues for me personally are the the sides, it comes up very high for me and it can at times be a little uncomfortable, but I will say there seems to be a little bit of padding meaning it doesn't quite hurt and it isn't always a problem. And this isn't the bras fault, it's my breast shape not working properly with that of the bra, due to my close set breasts and the height of the centre gore there is an issue of quad boob. 

(Please excuse the mess in the background, we are in the process of tidying and sorting through things and as we are slight hoarders it's taking a long time)

I recently got the pants sent through making the set, now unfortunately at the minute I probably would want the bra in a 32JJ as I'm quad boobing in every aspect (but only after wearing it for a full day, putting it on to wear if I'm running a quickish errand is fine) But onto the pants, now I normally would have gone for the large but I read a review from the lovely Anna who writes Bras and Body Image, she mentioned that the large briefs didn't quite reach her waist and were a little snug on her hips, so I asked for them in the XL to see if they could actually reach my waist as not many can, I've tried a few than end up being no where near and it ruins the look a little. As you can the they aren't digging in at the top or the legs, they have reached my waist which is pretty high, and love the look of the set with these over the smaller regular briefs. My only niggle is because they are a satiny fabric, depending on what I wear with them it feels off and ends up being a little slippery.
I can't wait to see what other pieces the brand extend the size range of, because this is a lovely set to won and it does feel great on.

*Photo one was taken from google, the rest of the photos are mine* 

(The Affinitas & Parfait Charlotte is available in red, peach, dusty rose and hot pink from LargeCup Lingerie, the bra is £30 and the high waisted brief £14) 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

What I'd love for Valentines

There are so many beautiful sets I'd love to own, or be gifted on valentines (if I had a valentine that is) so as to follow a trend of wish lists heres my 'must haves' for valentines.

I'm starting with a babydoll, a couple have been released recently aimed at the larger busted market which is a revelation for anyone squeezing into something too small from Ann Summers (who's babydolls aren't bra sized) . I've picked the Ritzy from Curvy Kate.

I think this is stunning, although I haven't tried it myself unfortunately I don't have the best luck with the brand (hopefully that will be sorted sooner rather than later) I love the pinstripe on the cups and down the front, and the colourway of black and almond I find sophisticated yet stunningly sexy. 

*Available from Figleaves but they are pretty limited in stock on some sizes so it could be worth looking around*

Next up I've picked a body, the Freya Ooh La La Underwired Body.

I've picked this because like the babydolls they are a bit harder to find in D+ and while this one only goes up to G that's still pretty good. I love that you could have this under workwear and then once at home it could be the surprise gift for you and your other half.

*Available from Figleaves and this is still in stock in a fair amount for sizes*

Another pick on my list would be this stunning Coco Pink Chemise from Fauve.

This is part of my list because you don't have to be overly sexy on valentines, you can be sweet to and this I think is the epitome of sweet and elegant seduction. The lace and silk combines exceptionally with the pale pink and cream colour choices. 

*This is available from Leia Lingerie*

Last up and it's time for a splash of red and for this I have picked a bra that, works yet doesn't work for me (slight sizing issues) it's the Parfait by Affinitas Charlotte

This I love for so many reasons, the bra itself has lovely wide straps (some people dislike them but I'm a huge fan!) 4 hooks at the back and although it comes up very high under the arms its slightly padded which makes it comfortable. The high waisted pants I'm yet to try but I love that big pants can look as stunning as these. As for the colour well red is a favourite of mine and I just couldn't leave it off my list! 

*Charlotte is available from the lovely ladies at LargeCup Lingerie, who offer free delievery ;) * 

Now I could have carried on and on and listed multiple sets and items but I picked the 4 I would love to receive the most.