Evaluation: Colette & Sebastian Elise Bra, Thong & Suspender Belt

Author: Estelle

Disclosure: I received this lingerie set free of charge (except for $ 25 postage which I paid) from Colette and Sebastian to review. All opinions are, as always, one hundred% sincere.

Colette &amp Sebastian is a new US lingerie brand by Colette Khalil. The brand has debuted with a pretty narrow 32-36 B-DD and S-L size variety, but it is no wonder when you see how a lot of merchandise there are – there are 59 bras alone! There’s a tiny bit of some thing for everybody, from lined balconettes to sheer bralettes and super-strappy pieces. I was offered a set from Pure Temptation, a collection of classic, unlined bra and suspender sets, and obviously went for the 1 with sparkles.

Colette and Sebastian Elise bra set review

Appearance

Black and gold is a single of my favourite colour combinations, it constantly adds a sense of opulence no matter how simple the design and style it is a component of – and Elise is a relatively easy bra set, not one particular that would have caught my eye in plain black. I know that due to the fact it’s also available in black as the Alexandra set, which is nice sufficient if you just want a simple, lacy bra, thong and suspender set – but when you can add a glittering gold shimmer for just $ 11 additional, there’s no query in my thoughts more than which to go for!

Not only is the Elise metallic, it has my other favourite point in a lace, scallops, which continue all the way about the base of the band and trim the cups and thong. They adorn the straps too all the way to the shoulder, which is a fairly touch. I like it when bra straps don’t get forgotten about.

There are no bows as you so typically locate on lingerie. The decor details all really subtle – the gold rings breaking the suspender straps in the middle, for example – producing this a classic, timeless style, and minimalistic despite the lace. It’s one that operates just as well for daytime as it would for particular occasions.

Verdict: 7 / ten

Colette and Sebastian Elise bra review

Colette and Sebastian Elise review

Building

Continuing the subtly-accomplished decor theme, the lace pattern is symmetrical all through, which I appreciate. It’s not some thing you notice right away, but it is 1 of these small information that sets larger-finish lingerie apart from the inexpensive stuff.

The bra is a 3-part cup with a silicone trim along the cup edge to keep the lace flush against the skin. The hardware is metal and the fabrics and elastics utilized are all really soft, including a mesh lining inside the bra’s cups.

Verdict: 8 / 10

Colette and Sebastian Elise suspender belt review

Fit

I received the bra in a 32D, a sister-size up from my present usual size of 30DD, and the thong and suspender belt in a S (UK 10 / US six) so a couple of dress sizes bigger than usual. I’d for that reason expected that they’d need to have some alterations to fit me, but the thong has sliders at the side and is so adjustable that it wasn’t an issue at all.

The suspender belt on the other hand kept slipping down to my hips so I took 4″ off (tutorial here if you missed it) and it now fits considerably far better, even though it didn’t resolve the slipping-down difficulty. The lace and elastic are each fine, soft and stretchy, so it just will not stay place at waist-height. The suspender straps are also not fully adjustable due to the gold ring detail, so it doesn’t maintain my stockings quite as high as I’d like. It is a lot more of a boudoir piece actually, or for someone tall.

As for the bra, the band is accurate to size as a 32 and the cups are just my size. It is not a especially supportive bra – the vertical seam is on the lining layer only and feels unsubstantial so it doesn’t do any aggressive sculpting – but it is comfy and fits effectively.

Verdict: 6 / ten

Colette and Sebastian review - black and gold lace suspender belt

Durability

Colette &amp Sebastian’s Elise set is hand-wash only, even though you’d most likely be fine popping it on a delicates cycle in a mesh lingerie bag. I’ve worn it about five occasions so far and haven’t noticed any troubles, it still appears virtually new.

Verdict: 9 / ten

Value for Income

The Elise bra is $ 114 (~£92 / ~107€), the thong is $ 61 (~£49 / ~57€) and the suspender belt is $ 72 (~£58 / ~68€). That’s a lot more than I would have considered paying for it personally if I’m sincere. I like the set, but I have a tendency to value trend-led design and more striking components (like the embroidery on the lovely Allegra suspender belt), and would be looking something much more exclusive if I have been going to drop a couple of hundred pounds on a lingerie set.

It is fairly though and extremely comfy to put on. It is worth taking into consideration if what you want is a classic, sophisticated set that will look just as fashionable five or ten years from now.

Verdict: 6 / ten

Colette &amp Sebastian lingerie set review

Colette &amp Sebastian also makes a plunge version of this bra called Andriele, which has a tanga bottom and slightly distinct suspender belt, and there’s a Madison balconette and brief also in the exact same lace, so you can mix and match among the 3 ranges to generate your perfect set. The slightly less expensive, non-metallic Alexandra version of this Elise set also comes in red and white.

What do you consider of this Elise bra set, and the rest of Colette &amp Sebastian’s debut collection?

Estelle

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Maison Close ‘Villa Satine’ Bra, Thong and Garter Belt. Maison…

Maison Close ‘Villa Satine’ Bra, Thong and Garter Belt. Maison Close was a label I very first found soon after modelling for them at a lingerie show in Sydney a handful of years ago. I right away went house and ordered one of the sets I wore, a black satin and velvet style that I only haven’t posted on TDK simply because I lost the brief! ‘Villa Satine’ is my most recent MC acquisition, piquing my interest following the French brand launched it is initial US retail retailer in Soho, NYC final year. The bra is beautiful. An unlined, underwire, sheer lace is my preferred style and this 1 is exceptional. For me personally, it creates an amazing shape- lifted/supported but nonetheless natural and I like the curved higher apex of the lace. I really like the icy-blue silver shade of the satin, it’s a colour I really take pleasure in in lingerie and I consider is extremely chic. The white lace is soft, delicate, with an eyelash trim. I ordered my most commonly worn size and it was accurate. The wide garter belt is also a fantastic shape, sexy but extremely elegant. The silver sections are boned and there are adjustable hooks at the back. For all-day wear, I would recommend attaching to stay-ups or ordering the garter belt in a size smaller to avoid ‘pull down’. The mini thong is extremely mini. I below(over?)estimated it’s size. I had to exchange my regular size for a size up and it still sits super low, but is certainly created to. For a thong it is simple, tiny and comfortable, although I do think I will be getting the brief to go with this set as effectively, as I will wear it far more. All round, a gorgeous, classically attractive set from a brand I’ve only so far had optimistic experiences with.

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Review: Roza Grase Bra & Scarlet Suspender Belt & Knickers

Author: Estelle

Disclaimer: This set was sent to me free of charge by Black Alice to be reviewed. My opinions are, as often, one hundred% honest. Roza is not affiliated with this blog post.

Black Alice is a new on-line retailer specialising in sexy, price range-friendly lingerie. Although UK primarily based, a lot of of the brands they sell are from Poland, such as Gracya, Irall, Beauty Night and the brand I’m reviewing these days, Roza. Minimum wages and living fees are much reduce in Poland than the UK, so numerous brands there can afford to produce locally and nevertheless retail at prices that are decrease than we’re utilised to here in Britain.

Polish lingerie gets a lot of really like from full-busted bloggers and clients, but the nation is also house to a number of popular core-sized brands. Roza is 1 such brand, providing 32-38 band sizes and A-E cups and with prices that start from £17 for a bra at Black Alice.

Roza Grase bra set review

Roza Grase Scarlet lingerie review

I picked out the Roza Grase bra plus the Scarlet suspender belt and knickers (the Grase and Scarlet ranges are matching), but if these are not very to your liking there’s also a molded bra, higher-waisted knicker and thong available – plus some of these types are offered in a white and child blue colourway.

Roza Grase bra review by Black Alice

Appearance

The Grase bra has a simple, 2-component cup with a semi-opaque reduced half that is covered with raised velvet dots, and a sheer upper half produced from ultra-fine mesh that is thickly embroidered in black and pink. I particularly like the spiky, scalloped edging on the embroidery.

The embroidery is utilised again among the cups, and the straps are covered with the very same flocked-velvet fabric as is utilized on the cups and the band. In spite of the comparatively low price tag, it is a pretty bra with consideration paid to the smaller sized specifics.

The matching Scarlet knickers and suspender belt are each produced from the sheer, spotted fabric with embroidered mesh details and also the addition of mesh ruffles. I like the way that the embroidered panels slant outwards on the suspender and are placed even further to the side on the knickers, which creates the illusion of much more curves when worn collectively on the body (never ever a negative factor in my books, considering that my waist does not really nip in naturally!).

Verdict: 6 / ten

Roza Grase bra

Construction

General, the building is about what I’d count on for a bra set in this price tag variety, maybe even a small much better as the fabrics are intriguing and unusual. It’s neatly sewn, with coated metal hardware on the suspenders.

Up close, the pink embroidery doesn’t match the rest of the embroidery in terms of quality or design, but I do like the flashes of hot pink (which go perfectly with my favourite new stockings, yay!).

Verdict: 7 / 10

Roza Scarlet review

Roza Scarlet suspender belt review

Roza and Black Alice lingerie review

Match

Initially I asked for a 32DD but what arrived had UK 32E / European 70E on the label (which they’d sent as a 70E ought to equate to a UK 32DD) and was significantly also massive for me. Black Alice have been quite valuable and promptly sent out a cup size smaller sized, which has UK 32D / European 70D on the label. One European cup size down but two UK sizes down, which is all extremely confusing! I’m mentioning all of this to say that I’m not completely confident of what size bra I’m wearing and if it’s what I’d ‘ordered’, but basically the 1 with UK 32D on the label fits me in the cups like a common UK 32DD.

Speaking of the bra match, the band runs quite massive on the Grase. As a ‘true’ 30E, I’m used to 32 bands feeling a tiny loose but this one rides up noticeably. So, the 1 with UK 32D on the label fits in the band much a lot more like a UK 34. Undesirable news if you put on a 32 band size or under, but it does mean that if you wear a 40 band you have a excellent opportunity of fitting into Roza’s 38, at least in this distinct style.

The knickers are a size Small – a UK 8-10 according to the size chart on Black Alice’s website, but a UK 8 on the label and a UK eight in how they fit.

The suspender belt is the same – the Little is labelled a UK eight – but I located the match of this to be significantly much more generous. Probably because of the narrow hook-and-eye back, it does not do a very good job of staying at waist level on my 26″ waist. If you can, size down in this to get a greater match. It is also worth noting that the suspender straps are super lengthy. I’m going to lop a good 6″ off of them when I get a moment to do that and adjust the band size.

Verdict: 4 / 10

Roza Grase knickers review

Roza Scarlet brief review

Durability

One particular of the pink motifs is beginning to unravel currently which is disappointing, but otherwise the Grase/Scarlet set has held up genuinely well to a number of wears and washes. It’s hand-wash only, but if you have been to use a mesh bag and a delicate spin cycle you could probably get away with sticking this 1 in the machine.

Verdict: 7 / ten

Black Alice lingerie store review

Black Alice lingerie store review - Roza Grase and Scarlet

Worth for Cash

At Black Alice, the Roza Grase bra costs a really price range-friendly £20.99, the knickers are £14 and the suspender belt is £21 – generating it £55.99 for the 3-piece set or £34.99 for the bra and knickers for those who don’t want to do the maths :)

This is an reasonably priced, pretty lingerie set and it’s worth what you’d pay for it.

Verdict: 8 / 10

Each piece of Roza lingerie arrives tissue-wrapped in its own little box

Every single piece of Roza lingerie arrives tissue-wrapped in its personal little box

Final Thoughts

Despite the fact that I had a number of fit issues, they’re the sort of point that can be remedied effortlessly enough with a small alteration. To steer clear of your self the hassle even though, sister size down (one particular band size smaller sized and one particular cup size bigger than usual) if you can in the bra.

As my very first little foray into the Polish lingerie scene, I’ve been happy with the set overall and I’d take into account acquiring anything by Roza again – the Florence, Natali and Ginewra sets looks pretty! The Mon Amour bra by Gracya and Fabra basque by Bassaya at Black Alice are worth checking out as well.

What do you consider of this Grase/Scarlet design by Roza? Is there something else at Black Alice that you like the look of?

Estelle


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