Monday, 15 August 2016

An Invitation To.........

This has been a long time coming but I'm finally able to start to look at reviewing the Dear Scantily pieces I have been collecting, in the terms of Pokemon I gotta catch them all! Because let's face it the pieces they are putting out are amazing, highly detailed with beautiful fabric choices, carefully crafted, and each piece has is rose gold S stamp of approval! 

Let me introduce you to the Invitation set, in the pink/black colour way from the very first season of Scantilly, this is pretty much a style unheard of for those of us larger chested ladies, a Demi cup?! 
The tantalising shape of this makes it pretty difficult to be an everyday bra but it's just too pretty to be put to one side and only brought out for specials occasions. Having brought this when it first came out it took me a little while before I wore it out, the pants are still yet to be worn outside other than for a photo shoot with the amazing Nicola at My Boudoir but it still is a firm favourite for me.

I have the bra in a 32HH which fits me perfectly, if a little snug when it gets to that time of the month! But the cup is perfect, a giving uplift and coverage yet being seriously sexy and giving you the 'on a platter' look. The fabric feels amazing to tough so soft and satiny, and the intricate details including intricate lace work on the cups, and rose gold on the straps as well as on the signature 's' on the bow in the centre of the bra as well as all matching bottoms. For those thinking about trying this I would recommend sticking with your regular size, because while you may feel like you are falling out, that's the effect this bra is going for. For instance wearing it for the Moda Party this week I felt like I was flashing everyone! But I was completely covered and encased the entire evening, even with a bit of dancing involved (sat down dancing but it still counts!) 
(Please do excuse the toilet in the background!) 

(And please ignore any funny faces I may be pulling!)

Now onto the bottoms, I chose the pants which were a little risky and provocative as they have a rather large hole in the derrière! I think the brand refers to them as the bare faced brief,

The pants seen here in one of the fabulous photos taken my the lovely Nicola at My Boudoir, (hair and make up Sarah Elliot) they are a little on the small side (not size wise though) for someone who is used to a larger pant, let' me honest I am a lover of the so called 'granny pants' I just prefer to wear something that goes a little higher up on my body and I can't help it! That being said although these do not go up to me waist they are ok to wear and they don't dig in and leave marks, for size reference I got these in a large, I think I could have size down to the medium. 

Overall this set is surprisingly one of the comfiest sets I own, whilst being highly sexy and giving me one hell of a boost in confidence! Not one I can wear daily, but still a great piece to have as an option. 

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Panache preview

It's been far too long but I'm going to type these whilst being in Birmingham so I can get them to you as I see them. So first up from Moda's opening day is Panache, and I'll be posting some of my favourite pieces from the main Panache line as well as Panache Black, Panache Sport. First up is a bra that is known all over to those who are fuller busted, the panache tango, a bra that has come out in a vast variety of colours is coming out in a lovely navy with gold detailing. Now my personal view of the tango is that the fabric on previous versions has been rather rough and irritating to my sensitive skin but this is a lot softer, which could be a slightly different fabric blend or the dye used can sometimes affect the fabric differently but this is a lot smoother in comparison to previous years. What I do enjoy about this is the colour, and a lot of the pieces that I have seen so far is the hues of blue/teal, a colour which I think isn't used as much in lingerie but can be a good alternative to black.

Another fan favourite from panache is the Jasmine, which is back in two prints, as well as some continuity shades people I think are very excited for black and caramel will be hitting stores from November.

Next on my list is the Cari, in a stunning shade of navy, a moulded spacer bra, spacer bras seem to be growing in popularity, they are  a good alternative for people who do not like a padded bra but they are conscious of wearing a none padded (which I can agree with at times, winter can be far too chilly for some bras!)   
Next up could be a hit or a miss, the bra in itself looks amazingly decadent with intricate gold embroidery, the matching briefs are a little different, the print could be off putting in the place it is but once seeing on the model it wasn't as bad as it first seemed, see below and let me know your thoughts.

Next on my list is the Ava, one bra I miss a great deal is the Andorra plunge, it was discountined a while ago and while the Andorra still remains popular it isn't a shape I get along with, the higher gore paired with the complete coverage isn't something that agrees with my breast shape which is why Ava excited me simply because she is based on the plunge Andorra, and I love grey so this should be a winner.

Envy another best seller for panache, is making a return in a stunning shade of blue which hasn't pictured that well for me which is a shame, but here it is, what is a slight disappointment is the matching high waisted shaper brief will not be coming in this colour, 

My one pick from the panache black collection is the Etta, sleek and black, with a detail that could be something that is visible under a vest top, 

And lastly I couldn't do a panache post without mentioning the award winning sports bra, which will be expanding it's size range later this year, with some band sizes heading up to a J cup great news for many, but don't be downhearted if your size isn't available, while it may not be around now, panache is a great brand for listening to customer feedback, this expansion has come about through feedback and if there is the demand I'm sure they would possibly look towards testing out even more sizes. 
Two great ones coming out is the neon pixel which is a favourite of mine, and the blue marl, the latter only coming in the non wired style.

All in all this has to be one of my favourite panache seasons for a while and I look forward to trying out a lot of the pieces this time.

Let me know your favourites in the comments section below.