Tag: sheer

Freya Fancies Bralette: Full Bust and Fancy Free

Bralettes have surged in popularity in recent times and it’s interesting to wonder why.  With fashion magazines declaring that cleavage is dead, could it mean that no one cares for the push up and plunge effect anymore?  Perhaps it’s the eradication of confining under-wiring that’s becoming more acceptable, or maybe it’s just we want to feel comfortable and wear what the heck we like?   Whatever the reason for the current interest, there’s no denying bralettes are the most delicate and prettiest pieces

Playful Promises Mariela : A Full Bust Lust

‘Good things come to those who wait’ said someone once, and they were right.  Anticipate the release of an exciting new collection and it’ll feel a lifetime of agony, but when it’s launched the reward is sweet.  Few full bust lingerie lines offer enough to be genuinely thrilling and Playful Promises is one of those special gems.   Playful Promises‘ fuller bust DD-G range keeps managing to arouse attention amongst lingeristas.  With exotic details and sumptuous fabric oozing

Curvy Kate Portia: Pretty In Pink

If you took a look through my lingerie stash you’d probably be surprised by what I own.  ‘Basics’ in black, white and skin tone are considered the mainstay of any underwear collection, but a neutral colour palette just isn’t my cup of tea.  While some of my essentials are, out of necessity, pretty basic, I find colourful lingerie so much more fun.  Sounds kinda corny, but I feel like I’m wearing the essence of happiness when my bra’s an

Kinky Knickers : Lace Lingerie With A British Heart

Kinky Knickers first appeared on the blog three years ago when the company behind the brand – Headen & Quarmby – were starring in their own tv programme.  The Nottingham based lace factory were making Britain proud again – and quality lacy knickers were their crowning glory. Since then, Kinky Knickers have gone on to expand their range.  While the parent company introduced a second brand, vintage inspired loungewear Ella & Me (which I explored in this post)

Maison Close Music Hall : A Boudoir Body

If you’re fuller busted you’ll know shopping for lingerie can be a real struggle.  Nothing ever seems to come in sizes to fit big boobs and chances of something a little bit sexy are slim.  When lingerie isn’t cup specific it can sometimes prove all the harder.  What if you didn’t want to be limited by your chest size?  What if you actually wanted to wear those sheer, whimsical pieces just for the joy of it? Much of

Gossard Entice | Floral Bloom and Sheer Delight

I always look forward to seeing Gossard’s latest collections.  They’re one of the most most worldwide recognised lingerie brands and it’s all because of their trend led aesthetics and accessibility.   This is true for many other D-G friendly brands too but Gossard have something that’s unique to them only: something intangible but quantified by thrill. Following Gossard‘s sumptuous winter season of ample lace and decadence, it paved the way for the early SS16 collections, with Entice stepping in with

Bridal Hosiery: Cervin Capri Plummetis Stockings

My winter wedding dream didn’t go as I’d hoped which means, for now, I’m not yet a Mrs.  But with the wedding planning truly back on the cards, with sights set on a spring wedding, I’ve been getting back into the swing of all things bridal.  Right alongside what lingerie to wear, hosiery has found me indulging in all manner of beautiful options. Although I’m wishing for glorious weather, I’m fully aware that a British spring can be anything

Autumnal Jewels | Freya Jade ‘Rio’ Collection

Do you remember your first bra?  Or how about the bra you wore for your dream job’s interview?  For something so insignificant to daily life, underwear has a funny way of imprinting memories.   I do remember my first bra (a set of two basics) and the bra after that one too (my favourite ever blue gingham bra).  Just as memorably, another bra stands clear in my mind.  I was first professionally fitted in my mid twenties with a full bust