Disclosure: I received this set as a present from Mimi Holliday for review purposes. All opinions are my personal.
Mimi Holliday’s Autumn/Winter 2016 Collections are complete of designs named following sweet treats that are neither sickly nor saccharine. Cinnamon Sugar, Wild Strawberry, Marmalade – these easy, delicate flavors bring to thoughts sunlit autumn mornings in bed, with warm milky tea and cozy cotton sheets and fresh fall air. These sets fit appropriate into that vision. They’re fairly adequate to satisfy your sweet tooth, but delightfully easy and oh-so-wearable.
Using the softest blush stretch lace, the Sugared Almond group fits in perfectly. I didn’t request a certain set when Mimi Holliday reached out, but aesthetically-speaking, I couldn’t have made a far better choice myself. The pink lace is ultra-soft, edged with tiny blossoming garlands, covered in swiss dots, and layered over creamy, vanilla-tinted mesh. It’s so fairly but also extremely soft and comfortable. I received the Non Padded Shoulder Bra, available in UK sizes 32-38 B-F, and the High Waisted Corset Knicker, obtainable in sizes XS by way of XL.
The bra is superb and almost acts like a “faux bralette.” In a 32F, my usual size, I can barely feel it about my torso when I put on it. The band does run a tiny bit big. Combined with the single-hook back and the soft, stretchy lace, you get a bra that does not do a lot of heavy lifting, but rather provides just enough help. For individuals who love the thought of a soft, comfortable bralette but have trouble fitting them (hi! me!) or just want a bit much more lift, this could be a nice alternative. Plus, the high cups are beautiful to show off beneath a decrease prime, just like a style bralette. It’s actually the ideal comfy bra. It could even be a nice underwire sleep bra, if that’s your style.
The stretch lace provides a retro teardrop shape, and the position of the dart indicates you’ll often have a tiny point at the apex of your breast. If you’re searching for a perfectly round, ultra-lifted shape, this isn’t the bra for you. I put on the biggest cup size offered for this style, but from my knowledge fitting similar Mimi Holliday soft-cup bras, the shape will keep basically the same on smaller-breasted figures. The overall silhouette is quite “1970s wildflower meadow maiden” and I am so down with it.
Comparing the photo of the model with my images, it looks like the plunge might be cut slightly different in larger sizes due to the lace’s width. In the 32F, the lace meets the center gore practically horizontally, giving the “V” shape a wide, flat “point.” That angle looks less dramatic on the model, but it’s hard to say without having comparing the two in person. Having stated that, if your breasts are especially close with each other, the further-wide “V” shape of the plunge might cut in. However, I can see this style operating effectively on each shallow and full breasts.
I have a really brief torso, so predictably, the knickers come up a lot higher on me than on the model. High-waisted panties in common give me mixed feelings I really like the vintage vibes, but I don’t like how they look on my narrow hips. Fortunately, this pair in certain is really high on the leg, which is a nice contrast and tends to make them look more like a style selection than a modesty choice. I normally wear amongst a Medium and Huge in panties, and this Huge feels true to size. I could size down, but the softness lends itself well to a slightly fuller fit, and I’m not confident I’d want that gusset to be any smaller! It is preeeetty narrow.
Both the bra and the knicker are mainly seamless and sit smooth against your skin, aside from the fairly grosgrain elastic corset lacing on the back of the knicker, which I’m obsessed with. If you don’t thoughts the lack of nipple coverage, it makes a fantastic t-shirt bra, with no edges showing from beneath your top. A bra that is complete of pretty lace but soft enough to really feel like a bralette? Like the name implies, this Sugared Almond set is delicately sweet but casual enough to put on on a day-to-day basis. I love it.
What do you feel of this Mimi Holliday set? Do you put on bras with this teardrop shape?