Cleo Lily Balconette: Bra Review

Cleo are, for me, a pretty failsafe brand and I tend to find that most of their items fit me pretty well (with quite a few achieving pretty impressive scores in their reviews!).

It wasn’t until Cleo’s Meg got a pretty lacklustre 7/10 that I started to doubt in Cleo’s flawlessness. I was especially disappointed as the Meg style became the base for many beautiful colourways – often some of my favourite styles from each Cleo collection. Continue reading “Cleo Lily Balconette: Bra Review”

Elle MacPherson Intimates ‘Dentelle’: Bra Review

Elle Macpherson Intimates Dentelle Pink Dogwood Underwire Bra

Elle Macpherson’s lingerie line has always been on my list of brands to try. Whilst a lot of the items are exceedingly grown up for the likes of me, sometimes we all need a good basic, ‘grown up’ set in our lingerie drawers. Am I right?

Well, in the Elle Macpherson Intimates Dentelle Pink Dogwood Underwire Bra, I thought I’d found my perfect set. It’s a bright, crisp white in stunning soft lace material, with a subtle injection of colour with the baby pink ribbon. Continue reading “Elle MacPherson Intimates ‘Dentelle’: Bra Review”

Boux Avenue Alarna: Bra Review

Boux Avenue and I have never really got along. It’s true, I’ve written previously about their questionable in-store fitting service and previous reviews have had low scores.

In fact, whilst I’ve made a few recommendations to friends about trying their bras for size, I’ve near enough avoided entering a Boux Avenue store since my last blog post in 2012. It wasn’t until a recent trip to Bristol when I spotted a super-cute fluoro orange bikini caught my eye the week before my holiday that I popped in. Continue reading “Boux Avenue Alarna: Bra Review”

Independent Store Focus: Mabel & Jacks

mabel-and-jacks-lingerie-store-westbourne

On this blog you’ll notice that I will always include a link to where you can buy the products that I feature, just to make life a bit easier. I usually just search for a big online retailer who stocks the product in a large size range so that you’ll be most likely to be able to pick one up.

I’ll admit that, from an independent retailer’s perspective, this isn’t always the best approach to take. Independent retailers tend to focus heavily on the in store experience. Many don’t have a website, either because they want to focus on women coming into the store and having a fitting with a real expert, or because, let’s face it, not every small business has the capacity to operate as an online retailer, let alone compete with the likes of Figleaves and Debenhams. Continue reading “Independent Store Focus: Mabel & Jacks”

IIYC & Triumph Bra Club Now Fully Booked! #triumphbraclub

Triumph Amourette, Maison Triumph

Triumph Stand up for FitI just wanted to write a quick post to update you guys on the IIYC & Triumph Bra Club meet and greet event I’ve been planning with Triumph International on Monday the 9th of June, and I’m stunned to announce that this event in now fully booked. I truly wasn’t expecting for there to be such an amazing response to this, and it’s incredible to have your love and support. I’m so thrilled and excited to meet you all in 12 days’ time. Continue reading “IIYC & Triumph Bra Club Now Fully Booked! #triumphbraclub”

Ewa Michalak S Szykuś: Bra Review

Say hello to my ‘going out’ bra. This is my go-to LBD bra, and I’m sure you can see why. It’s not often I get a good cleavage in anything, (and I mean ‘good’ cleavage where the bra still actually fits and is comfortable, with no double, triple or quadruple boob in sight!) so when I first tried on my Ewa Michalak S Szykuś, I knew we were going to be friends.

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