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Harlow &amp Fox ‘Eleanor’ Bra, Brief and Suspender Belt

Where do I begin with the Harlow &amp Fox ‘Eleanor’ set? How about with a tiny about the brand. They are the greatest ‘luxury pretty’ label for fuller cups that there is, in my opinion (30-38 DD-G). The top quality is exceptional, the supplies divine and the match ideal. This blue silk version of ’Eleanor’ (it comes in several colors) characteristics an exquisite black eyelash trim, tiny pearl detail and ruched straps. The bra is a complete cup, it is not moulded or padded but gives the most beautiful lifted shape sheerly from the way it is cut and sewn. The short is basic, comfortable and versatile and complements the bra and matching wide suspender belt (there is also a genuinely cute teardrop cut-out on the back). Stated suspender belt is a Real suspender belt, that manages to be each totally sturdy, holding evens totally-fashioned silk stockings up and firmly in location, with out compromising on the delicacy of the garment and it is style. All hardware is tough and higher high quality. This set generally just feels beautiful on the skin and to put on, whilst nonetheless remaining extremely supportive. The cost for this set is really reasonable for a luxury label. I adore this set, I adore this label and I feel they are 1 of the most underrated in the lingerie industry. I have never ever attempted a Harlow &amp Fox piece that hasn’t blown me away with it is wonderful match and sumptuous really feel.

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Overview: Silent Assembly Elidi Bra & Cheeki Short

Author: Estelle

Disclosure: I purchased this set with my own money and was not asked to review it. This blog post contains affiliate hyperlinks.

Every single now and then a lingerie brand comes along that is performing something genuinely diverse. No matter whether it operates out or it doesn’t, I admire brands that are willing to experiment and take design and style risks.

Silent Assembly is one particular such brand, thanks to their unique Curvessence technologies, which is an alternative to the ubiquitous metal underwires in typical bras.

Standard underwires are flat, and get stretched into shape when you clasp the band behind your back. Silent Assembly’s Curvessence is a nylon ‘rib’ that is closer in shape to the actual curve of a physique – the video on this page explains it fairly effectively if you’re getting problems picturing what I mean.

Even though I do not personally discover underwires uncomfortable (95% of them anyway), my curiosity was piqued. Could a Silent Assembly bra be even a lot more comfortable to put on than I was utilized to?

I purchased this bra by way of flash-sales site MySale about four months ago now, and am writing this evaluation right now simply because their Silent Assembly sale is now back on. You can purchase this set and other designs at crazy low prices till Tuesday only!

Silent Assembly bra set review

Look

I bought the Elidi bra and cheeki brief in ‘ballard blue’, which I believed was the most unusual of Silent Assembly’s designs. There are lots of smooth contour bras and lacy ones, but this one particular stood out to me thanks to its abundance of chiffon flowers .

Every of the flowers is centred with tiny silver studs and sparkling Swarovski crystals, and I enjoy that they’ve been somewhat randomly scattered across the bra and brief, rather than placed symmetrically.

The fabrics look high-good quality, from the slightly pearlescent Italian stretch chiffon to the semi-sheen satin straps – even though the hardware on them does seem to be plastic. Overall, I locate it a pretty and unusual bra set.

Verdict: 7 / 10

Silent Assembly bra inside

Construction

So this is exactly where it gets intriguing! You’ll notice from the picture above that there’s no underwire casing along the inner edge of this bra. Instead, the nylon rib is sandwiched in between the fabric, and it doesn’t have that best, flat ‘U’ shape that metal underwires do. I wouldn’t say it feels any more flexible than a metal wire, but it does seem to be much more contoured to the organic curve about a ribcage.

The bra is really effectively-produced in basic – the fabrics as I’ve pointed out look higher-high quality, and all of the stitching is perfectly neat. The elastic on the bra’s band and around the knicker edges is encased within the chiffon fabric which, once again, looks really neat. The back half of the leg seams are actually elastic-free of charge (the fabric is double-layered so the edge is exactly where it folds more than), which aids to give the knickers a smooth and seamless appear under clothing.

Also, I purchased two of these bras (32D and 32DD) and the DD version has wider straps and a marginally wider band, so help considerations have been taken into account for DD+.

Verdict: 9 / 10

Silent Assembly Elidi bra

Silent Assembly bra review

Match

The reason I purchased two bras is that, silly me, I put on molded cups so seldom these days that I forgot I tend to need a cup size smaller sized in them. I originally bought a 32DD but the cups have been gaping, so repurchased in a 32D (which just arrived yesterday) when Silent Assembly next popped up on MySale.

The 32D is a excellent match in the cups so in regards to that, I’d say it fits correct to size. Nonetheless the band does really feel a tad looser than most of my 32s so size down if you choose a really snug band. The short I purchased is an XS – there is no sizing info on Silent Assembly’s web site which is extremely odd, but they seem like a UK six-eight to me as they fit me completely.

What about the Curvessence technologies? I have to say, it is a really comfy bra to wear! I think that is as much to do with the reality that the rib is underneath a layer of padding as it is to do with its shape or flexibility. It’s like possessing a layer of cushioning more than the wire, which can in no way be a negative point!

Verdict: 9 / 10

Fraying on the flowers after about 4 months of wear.

Fraying on the flowers following about four months of put on.

Durability

Regrettably, the chiffon flowers have not held up properly to put on and gentle hand-washing. None have fallen off, and they’ve all nonetheless got their beads/crystals also, but as pictured above they are undoubtedly fraying. (All other photos were taken when the set was relatively new).

It is a shame, because the delicate little flowers do appear gorgeous but I don’t count on this set to final as long as most of my other lingerie.

Verdict: 4 / ten

Silent Assembly Elidi knickers review

Value for Cash

I bought this set on MySale for an absolute steal – £9 for the bra and £5 for the knickers! You can even buy a 2-pack of these or the high-waisted knickers for £9 if you are quick – the sale ends Tuesday.

The original RRP is £38 for the bra and £22 for the knickers, which seems like a very fair price, particularly offered the unique Curvessence ribs which add to the comfort and would probably have cost more to manufacture than acquiring in pre-made metal wires. Even so I’m not giving it a 10 out of ten primarily based on the longevity issue.

Verdict: 6 / 10*

*I have decided from now on to rate my testimonials against the original RRP, as that appears a fairer way to evaluate purchases, some of which might have been on sale and some not. Preceding evaluations are all rated based on the value I in fact paid.

Final Thoughts

It’s lovely to see a brand pushing the boundaries of how a bra can be produced. Will nylon ribs 1 day replace metal wires as the status quo for structured bras? I’m afraid there was no “OMG so this is what I’ve been missing out on my entire life” moment, but I didn’t locate it slightly more comfortable than usual and I’d advise giving Silent Assembly a go if you do have comfort concerns with standard underwires.

Remember, you can buy this and other Silent Assembly sets here at teeny tiny rates till Tuesday 17th May! I’ve just picked up yet another set, so count on yet another review next month.

What do you believe of this Elidi set, and Silent Assembly’s Curvessence rib idea? If you have bought a bra from them prior to, did you discover it any far more comfy than usual?

Estelle


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Assessment: ‘Undressed: A Short History Of Underwear’ Exhibition

The Victoria &amp Albert museum is with no a doubt my favourite location in London. I’ve been a member of this fantastic institution because I was a teen, and it’s extremely effortless to even though away countless hours in its exquisite collections of Art and Design and style.  They’ve curated some stunningly beautiful exhibitions (the recent Alexander McQueen retrospective and Wedding Dress exhibition spring to thoughts quickly).

When The V&ampA very first announced ‘Undressed: A Brief History Of Underwear’, it would be an understatement to say I was over the moon!  It goes without saying that I merely had to see the exhibition at the earliest feasible chance. In the run up to the members’ preview day I was positively buzzing with excitement.  The exhibition is open until 12th March 2017 and tickets cost £12 (with concessions).

Slip, c. 1960. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

Slip, c. 1960. In the background: robe by Carine Gilson, romper by Fifi Chachnil. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

Upon leaving the exhibition, I felt distinctly conflicted and deflated. It’s taken me a couple of weeks to process my thoughts. Whilst I totally realize that the exhibition is aimed at a common audience rather than particularly lingerie obsessives, alongside the locations of gorgeous objects and insightful commentary there are locations that I really feel it fell a bit flat on.  I still very recommend the exhibition to any lover of lingerie and fashion but that does not save it from criticism!

Stays c. 1800. Taken at the Victoria and Albert museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner.

Stays c. 1800. Taken at the Victoria and Albert museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner.

The exhibition’s lovely and in depth collection of corsetry is truly commendable. There’s a complete view of shapewear improvement, ranging from 18th century hand stitched stays by means of to elasticated 1950s shapewear.  From exquisite embellishment (such as hand quilting, flossing embroidery and gorgeous lace trims) there are also some really wonderful examples of innovation: my individual favourite being the Victorian riding corset that was completely woven on a loom rather than becoming sewn, with removable bones and busk for effortless washing. An additional favourite piece is the 1851 pale blue silk corset created by Roxey Ann Caplin: the hip fin and button embellishment appears decidedly contemporary!

Ribbon corset. Taken at the Victoria and Albert museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner.

A ribbon corset, initially produced as a ‘healthier’ and far more ‘breathable’ option for foundationwear. Taken at the Victoria and Albert museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner.

As beautiful as the corsets are, it was rather disappointing that the museum created no work to try and displace tightlacing myths – if anything, it encouraged them. Despite the reality that numerous contemporary healthcare professionals have staying that tightlacing most probably did not result in permanent physical damage, the exhibition nonetheless included corseted x-rays with no adequate context as well as labels discussing the notion of a ‘healthy’ corset.  A lot of style historians now agree that tightlacing was not a widespread practice, with significantly of the myth arriving from letters written to fetish fantasy magazines in the late 19th century and early 20th century (if something, it was just another excuse to dictate how girls ought to dress and handle their bodies!).  Given the resurgence of corsetry in the modern day, it seems as even though the curator missed a trick to explore some of these issues far more thoroughly rather than courting controversy.

Bust bodice, homemade bralet and girdle. C. 1900-1930. Taken at the Victoria and Albert museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner.

Bust bodice, homemade bralet and girdle. C. 1900-1930. Taken at the Victoria and Albert museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner.

It was a pleasant surprise to see an entire cabinet devoted to maternity underwear, an location that is so usually neglected in style history. A highlight for me here was an early 19th century bust bodice that had been homemade with visible alterations. Such pieces give a wonderful insight into areas of women’s history that have so usually been erased.

It as a result is a small disheartening to see the exhibition address this area of women’s bodies so effectively, but completely neglect another that is a lot more common: that of menstruation. The exhibition has an entire section of it dedicated to exploring ‘hygiene’, however there is zero mention of this bodily function regardless of the significant significance it holds in the planet of intimates. There is so considerably scope to discover technological advancements and adjustments in types, from 20th century sanitary belts to the sensible fabric of knicker designers Dear Kate and Thinx. It seems this is 1 area that will lengthy be regarded as as well taboo to talk about in a public arena.

Lace appliquéd knickers, c. 1930. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

Lace appliquéd knickers, c. 1930. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

Even though there is a definite focus on women’s fashion, it was pleasing to see a considered representation of men’s underwear (totaling around a fifth of the complete exhibition).  Earlier historical objects have been of distinct interest, such as the early 19th century men’s ‘training belt’ (a variety of corset that was frequently worn) and the elaborate 1750s hand-knitted silk stockings that came with the disclosure that it is hard to differentiate between genders in these things as the designs have been so comparable.

An example of drawn thread work, taken from the vintage lingerie collection of Karolina Laskowska.

An example of drawn thread work, taken from the vintage lingerie collection of Karolina Laskowska.

I positively swooned at some of the examples of craftsmanship in the objects from the 1st half of the 20th century. I would argue that this is the exhibition’s greatest strength: there are so several pieces of absolute exquisite beauty with incomparable techniques and attention to detail.  The 1930s camisoles and knickers utilise the most gorgeous laces and time-consuming embellishment, from appliqué to delicate drawn thread function.

The 'Tamila' set by Agent Provocateur is part of the exhibition.

The ‘Tamila’ set by Agent Provocateur is component of the exhibition.

The contrast among these pieces and the exhibition’s selection of modern day lingerie is therefore really stark. Contemporary lingerie and outerwear makes up the last section of the exhibition and it feels like somewhat of an anti-climax. Though quite, the designs chosen by brands such as Cadolle, Bordelle, Fifi Chachnil and Agent Provocateur really feel mass-developed and without any dramatic significance.

Cadolle 'Porno-Chic' open cup bra. Photo by Pleasurements

Cadolle ‘Porno-Chic’ open cup bra. Photo by Pleasurements

Portion of this is down to the way they are presented. With Cadolle’s ‘Porno-chic’ quarter cup bra, for example, I would have liked to see some exploration of the historical significance of the quarter cup style: it’s by no indicates a modern day invention, however erotic-put on of the early 20th century isn’t even mentioned or displayed in the entirety of the exhibition. It feels as although these were designers that had been selected for ‘prestige’ rather than historical significance.

As a entire, modern day lingerie feels poorly represented.  Exploration into technological advancements feels a tiny cursory. There is some discussion on the push up bra and modern day shapewear such as waist cinchers, but there is such a missed opportunity to cover the history and improvement of bra wires, foam cup moulding, use of silicone, developments of polymer wires and 3D printing. Technology aside, representation of significant lingerie brands is poor. The inclusion of lingerie behemoth Agent Provocateur is 1 of the couple of of note (and, in all honesty, unsurprising provided its sponsorship of the exhibition). Though I am not personally a fan of Victoria’s Secret, there is no arguing the truth that they have changed the world’s lingerie landscape immeasurably. I did not see the brand even mentioned in the exhibition. Even British label Marks &amp Spencer was only referenced in a historical context.

Ensemble by Strumpet &amp Pink. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

Ensemble by Strumpet &amp Pink. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

Nonetheless, the inclusion of a couple of contemporary labels undoubtedly brought a smile to my face. It was beautiful to not only see multiple pieces of my personal favourite designer Carine Gilson, but also a brief film showing the creation method of 1 of her slips.  Such footage is invaluable in its demonstration of the craftsmanship and human labour behind lingerie.  Other highlights included a set by independent latexwear label House of Harlot (a lovely contrast to the surrounding lace and silk!) and knickers from the now-defunct avant-garde style duo Strumpet &amp Pink.  These pieces in certain I feel are excellent examples of modern boundary-pushing design and being capable to study them in person undoubtedly left their mark.

Embroidered silk pyjamas, Chinese made for the European market. C. 1926-1930. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

Embroidered silk pyjamas, Chinese produced for the European market place. C. 1926-1930. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

Although I am aware that the exhibition faced space and price range restrictions (as any exhibition does), it is disappointing that it is presented as a ‘History Of Underwear’ when it’s realistically solely European and North American history. There is no mention of underwear from other cultures whatsoever or even acknowledgement of varying practices. Short of a brief note that the majority of exhibits have been produced, made and worn in the aforementioned geographical locations, there is an overwhelming feeling that this is presented as the only underwear that ‘matters’. This is problematic in the entirety of the fashion globe.  I would personally really like to see the history of underwear outside of the Western Globe certainly, it’s of more interest to me than modern outerwear with at times tenuous links to lingerie (to which an complete section of the exhibition is devoted!).

Nightdress c. 1930. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

Nightdress c. 1930. Taken at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo by Ruth Schechner

I know that I’ll becoming producing numerous trips back to ‘Undressed’ in the coming year, especially to dedicate some far more in depth study to the 1930s lingerie and 1800s corsetry. I would recommend the exhibition to any self-professed lingerie lover: just don’t forget to maintain an open and critical thoughts. As far as underwear history goes, this is fairly actually a brief representation.  Should the exhibition return in years to come I hope that future curators take into account expanding and making the collections a small a lot more representative.

Readers: Have you observed the exhibition or are you planning on generating a trip? Do you believe that these are justified criticisms?

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A Day Out at the V&A: Undressed, A Short History of Underwear

Image above: (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Author: Estelle

A note on images: photography isn’t permitted inside the Undressed exhibition, so the pictures featured here are a mix of press imagery and some snaps I took in the primary style exhibition which is dotted all through with a few lingerie and swim pieces. I have however linked to most of the pieces talked about in the V&ampA image archive if you want to take a look.

Yesterday I headed down to London for the opening day of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s newest exhibition, “Undressed, a Brief History of Underwear“. I’d been super excited about going considering that I initial heard about the lingerie showcase, and I was up at the crack of dawn (quite literally) to hop on a coach and get there.

In fact I was so caught up in getting there that I didn’t even notice I walked past an Agent Provocateur (I spotted it on the way back and popped in for a rapid browse), but I did notice when I came face to face with an array of sumptuous silk nightwear in the window of Carine Gilson’s London boutique. It was closed regrettably, even though I later identified out I was there just 5 minutes prior to opening time! Anyway, onto the museum exhibition…

1780-1790 stays

1780-1790 stays

Undressed is split over two floors: downstairs you will locate most of the antique pieces, split into themes such as Volume and Performance Wear, while upstairs the focus is a lot a lot more on contemporary pieces and the way underwear has inspired outerwear fashions over the years.

c.1927 silk georgette slip

c.1927 silk georgette slip

The very first point I spotted when I entered the exhibition was a pair of lovely, embroidered silk stockings – men’s, it turned out – with ribbon-like garters to hold them up. There was a show case committed to garters additional on, which explained that simply because these rarely-noticed things have been regarded as intimate, they’d sometimes function personal or political messages in the style.

There was also a display hidden away in a corner showcasing a choice of hosiery, and I instantaneously fell in love with a couple of pairs of opaque black stockings, a single with floral embroidery and the other with a sequinned snake wrapped around the leg. They each looked like such modern day designs that I was shocked to check the dates and see that each styles were from 1900! (I would completely put on those snake stockings these days).

(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Back at the commence of the exhibition, around the corner from the men’s stockings are the first corsets, clearly a big portion of any historial underwear exhibition. Right here, there’s an incredible instance of a operating woman’s stays, densely packed with boning and weighing more than 1kg – by contrast, I later saw a 1879 riding corset which weighed just 140g. This style, the text explained, was woven on a loom with pockets to insert the busk and bones, as opposed to typical corsets which are reduce from many pieces of fabric that are then sewn with each other.

1954 Christian Dior petticoat and bodice

1954 Christian Dior petticoat and bodice

It wasn’t just horseriding that females employed to put on a corset for – there was also an advert for a sports ‘corset’ by Jaegar, which featured a bust supporter attached to a girdle-style bottom piece and an exposed midriff section in amongst. Other fascinating corsets integrated different styles created to maintain women cool in the heat, from mesh and ribbon corsets that are sometimes thought of as modern designs, through to corsets produced from mosquito netting.

At the opposite finish of the spectrum was a piece made to maintain women warm – a quilted petticoat stuffed with down, the thermal underwear of old!

(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Undressed delved into the many ways that lingerie has been utilised to mold, sculpt and transform the female figure more than the years. There had been crinolines, cage-like garments created to replace the wearing of a number of petticoats as a way to make confident skirts kept their wide shape. A single crinoline from 1871 (pictured above) featured ripples which I’d assumed to be age-related harm but was in reality an intentional function that ensured the skirt on prime fell in graceful folds.

Crinoline, 1860-1865

Crinoline, 1860-1865

There were bustles, a 1913 Spirella Corset Organization bust extender “for the person who is as well thin or scant in chest development”,  and an interesting pair of 1953 Weavamill knickers that have been flat at the back but ruffled at the front to give the look of a slightly rounded tummy. These days, that design would most likely be the opposite!

1875 horsehair bustle

1875 horsehair bustle

Other pieces that caught my eye from the downstairs gallery had been a spiral-knitted bra from 1928, a Thea Scott nightgown from the early fifties that reminded me quite significantly of Kiss Me Deadly’s Elle robe, and a 1960s sheer mesh No Bra which could quite very easily have been a modern, indie-designer bralette. It was striking actually just how numerous of the older pieces could have been contemporary styles, trends definitely come back around.

The robe in the centre here is reminiscent of Kiss Me Deadly's Elle robe (or vice versa, rather) (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The robe in the centre right here is reminiscent of Kiss Me Deadly’s Elle robe (or vice versa, rather)
(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Upstairs, Undressed features a number of outerwear designs that have been inspired by underthings. Mainly, it is contemporary stuff, but there was also an example of an early 1800s dress made from sheer muslin that was developed to expose the clothing beneath – though what’s below would have been rather much less revealing than the lingerie Kate Moss wore beneath her 1993 transparent Liza Bruce dress, also on show at the exhibition!

(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

We have a tendency to feel of lingerie-as-outerwear as a relatively new trend, but Undressed proved otherwise. There was a pair of 1938 ‘dinner pyjamas’ for example – a silk velvet jumpsuit that looked like a crossover between a dress and a dressing gown – and Chinese silk pyjamas that became well-known in the West in the 1910s and became trendy to put on as outerwear as an alternative of a tea gown in the 1920s. There was also a thickly-embroidered 1875 morning gown, a sort of formal dressing gown that some girls wore to breakfast just before they dressed appropriately.

A Swarovski-crystal embellished Mr Pearl corset designed for Dita Von Teese. (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

A Swarovski-crystal embellished Mr Pearl corset developed for Dita Von Teese.
(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Undressed exhibition ended on a modern note with a display showcasing some effectively-identified current designers, such as Agent Provocateur and an adorable Babyloo playsuit by Fifi Chachnil – this is completely on my wishlist now! Fittingly, the quite last piece I laid eyes on was a Carine Gilson robe as worn in Skyfall, ending my lingerie day out the very same way it had began.

(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

If you’re considering of going to the V&ampA’s Undressed exhibition, I certainly advocate it. It is rather modest (I’d permitted myself about 4 hours there but was out in under two), but complete of fascinating tiny tid-bits for the lingerie addict. Unlike the surrounding fashion exhibition exactly where most pieces are just dated, in Undressed there’s a small story behind every single garment to read about and I learnt a lot whilst I was there.

1937 knitted swimwear

1937 knitted swimwear

Undressed fees £12, even though if you want to get even far more out of your pay a visit to there are a handful of free of charge and paid unique events coming up such as a speak all about crinolines on April 27th. The exhibition will stay open for almost a year till March 2017, and you can buy tickets for it right here. It was fairly packed by the time I left at 1pm which may possibly just be due to it becoming opening day, but if you favor to browse in peace and quiet I’d advise booking for earlier.

If you have been to the V&ampA’s Undressed exhibition, I’d enjoy to know what you thought of it. And which piece pictured right here is your favourite? 

Estelle


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Harlow and Fox ‘Augusta’ Bra, Short, Suspender and Robe. Harlow…

Harlow and Fox ‘Augusta’ Bra, Short, Suspender and Robe. Harlow and Fox struck me immediately with their classic, luxurious styles. They are a full bust brand, making in the size variety of 30-38 DD-G. One of the pros of my bra size is that I can typically uncover types in common lines and also edge in at the smaller finish of full-figure lines, such as this. ‘Augusta’ filled me with want from very first sight. A bra/brief/suspender set with matching luxe kimono robe. For one particular issue, it is a excellent green shade I do not think we see adequate of in lingerie, but when accomplished nicely, is spectacular (particularly for us redheads). For an additional, it is got 1 of my preferred details- fringing. LOTS of fringing! The bra in a 32 DD fits completely. I hover amongst a D-DD based on brand, sometimes unable to fill out a DD volume-smart (thanks pregnancy and breastfeeding). The shape this bra creates- lifted, perky, properly-supported without any padding, moulding or added bulk- is great and generally what most of the busty amongst us want from a bra. The construction is really higher-top quality, as is the silk and the lace, which contrary to how it looks in the photo, is not a print, but 3-dimensional laser-reduce embroidery. The short is a excellent fit, insanely comfy and has a keyhole back with dangling tassel! An adorable surprise. The suspender is just incredible. It provides excellent coverage and in spite of the delicate fabric, is really sturdy. Completely fashioned/non-keep-up stockings can be worn securely all day, no moving, sliding about or pulling down. The long fringe on the hips is so, so specific and my favourite issue about ‘Augusta’. If you are feeling added luxurious, then this robe is for you. It is fairly heavy, consisting of double layered of silk- green on the outside black on the inside- and lots of that fringing. Far from becoming a hindrance, that heaviness makes the garment really feel very high-priced and it wears like, properly, a strong caress. I do not know if that is an correct description for all, but it is to me and it’s one particular of the most pleasurable feelings in my opinion. If you have a fuller figure and discover your self sized out of a lot of luxury lingerie labels, then Harlow and Fox is your answer.  I was already recommending them on reputation and design and style alone to bigger busted close friends just before even experiencing these pieces. Now I can’t advise them enough being aware of that their high quality is also exceptional. 

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Agent Provocateur Waspie and Short. This is one of my wardrobe’s…

Agent Provocateur Waspie and Short. This is one of my wardrobe’s most enduring pairings. This waspie by Agent Provocateur is along the lines of 50′s shapewear. I wouldn’t contemplate it a corset (it is created from powermesh and satin) as it is stretchy, in spite of getting boned. It zips up the side to place on, but laces up at the back with a powerful corset-like grommets and cord. The zip provides the entry, the lacing offers the cinch. I contact it my ‘eating corset’! It shapes drastically, especially sharp into the correct waist, however is movable, breathable comfy. The boning has moulded delightfully to my body and the piece has 4 detachable garters. The powermesh and satin large brief also has four detachable garters, though in this instance, I’ve attached them to the waspie. These two pieces have been sold separately, each by AP, and purchased at various times, even though they match perfectly. The short gives a decent quantity of manage, even when worn on it’s personal, and is a single of my favourite, most dependable pieces for beneath dresses. It feels secure and functional whilst nevertheless hunting fantastic. Both pieces are very high good quality and if you can get your hands on comparable designs from Agent Provocateur I very recommend it as it is turned out to be my most sensible buy from them ever.

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Honey Birdette ‘Coco Black’ Bra, Short and Suspender. ‘Coco’ was…

Honey Birdette ‘Coco Black’ Bra, Brief and Suspender. ‘Coco’ was the main style I’d been long itching to get my mitts on since I first shot for Honey Birdette over year ago. It fit the best, photographed the best and being a plain black matte satin, seemed versatile- for both beneath clothes and mixing with other lingerie pieces, stockings and accessories. The bra has three hooks that close at the front (which I love, because to tell you a secret, I’m awful at doing my bra up from behind. I can never reach or see what I’m doing! So I’m a ‘hook at front, then spin around’ kind of girl). The back detail is awesome- adjustable double-strap back band and adjoining T-shape to the neck. This feels like a good cross between a halter and a racerback and I really love it! It is a very secure-feeling bra. The brief is a perfectly simple bikini cut, not too low, not too high and with a cut-out back, again with an adjustable strap which gives a peek of ‘butt-cleavage’ and ensures a custom fit. The suspender, which given how much is going on elsewhere style wise, is appropriately simple and a smart design move. All of Coco’s details- ‘O’-rings, adjustors and mini studs- are gold metal. The BDSM nod is there without being too hardcore or cheesy in the slightest. This set is fantastic in every way. I can’t fault it. It’s comfortable (for something daring), functional and hot as hell. I know this is one of those sets I will wear for years. Also featured: Honey Birdette Leather Paddle.Honey Birdette ‘Coco Black’ HERE

Honey Birdette ‘Coco Black’ Bra, Short and Suspender. ‘Coco’ was the primary style I’d been extended itching to get my mitts on because I very first shot for Honey Birdette more than year ago. It match the very best, photographed the ideal and being a plain black matte satin, seemed versatile- for both beneath clothes and mixing with other lingerie pieces, stockings and accessories. The bra has 3 hooks that close at the front (which I enjoy, because to tell you a secret, I’m awful at carrying out my bra up from behind. I can never ever attain or see what I’m performing! So I’m a ‘hook at front, then spin around’ type of girl). The back detail is awesome- adjustable double-strap back band and adjoining T-shape to the neck. This feels like a very good cross in between a halter and a racerback and I truly adore it! It is a really secure-feeling bra. The brief is a perfectly easy bikini reduce, not too low, not as well higher and with a cut-out back, once again with an adjustable strap which provides a peek of ‘butt-cleavage’ and guarantees a custom match. The suspender, which given how much is going on elsewhere style sensible, is appropriately basic and a sensible design move. All of Coco’s specifics- ‘O’-rings, adjustors and mini studs- are gold metal. The BDSM nod is there without getting as well hardcore or cheesy in the slightest. This set is fantastic in each and every way. I cannot fault it. It is comfortable (for one thing daring), functional and hot as hell. I know this is 1 of those sets I will put on for years. Also featured: Honey Birdette Leather Paddle.

Honey Birdette ‘Coco Black’ Here

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Bones Lingerie Bra and Short. This was a single of these sets I saw…

Bones Lingerie Bra and Brief. This was one of those sets I saw and just HAD to have. The quirky and cool metallic pink fabric, cutesy ‘sci-fi Lolita’ vibe and the comfortable-looking, slightly structured/seamed wire-free cup fuelled the immediate need. I was NOT disappointed- I adore this set and it is my current casual fave. The brief is super low-hipped and cut a little small, so I recommend sizing up if you are taller or have a booty that requires more coverage. I’m usually a Small and ordered a Medium and it’s still a pretty low-rider. This style has a high-waisted, full-brief option too and I’d like to order that too as soon as I can, just for options and the fact I am wearing this set so much (and obviously don’t need to wash the bra as much as the briefs). The bra is stretchy, I ordered a Medium in this too (Usually wear a 10/32d-dd) and it fit perfectly. It has no wire or padding, which is what makes it so comfortable, yet the shaped, seamed cups provide more support and shaping than a bandeau or triangle. I love this set, I love this brand. It’s unique and it’s good quality. Bones Lingerie is HERE and also on INSTAGRAM HERE and TUMBLR HERE

Bones Lingerie Bra and Brief. This was one of those sets I saw and just HAD to have. The quirky and cool metallic pink fabric, cutesy ‘sci-fi Lolita’ vibe and the comfortable-looking, slightly structured/seamed wire-free cup fuelled the instant require. I was NOT disappointed- I adore this set and it is my current casual fave. The brief is super low-hipped and reduce a small small, so I recommend sizing up if you are taller or have a booty that needs a lot more coverage. I’m usually a Small and ordered a Medium and it is nonetheless a pretty low-rider. This style has a higher-waisted, full-brief alternative too and I’d like to order that as well as soon as I can, just for possibilities and the truth I am wearing this set so considerably (and certainly do not need to wash the bra as considerably as the briefs). The bra is stretchy, I ordered a Medium in this too (Usually wear a 10/32d-dd) and it fit perfectly. It has no wire or padding, which is what makes it so comfortable, but the shaped, seamed cups supply far more assistance and shaping than a bandeau or triangle. I adore this set, I love this brand. It is exclusive and it is excellent high quality. 

Bones Lingerie is Here and also on INSTAGRAM Here and TUMBLR Right here

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