When it comes to buying bras, or anything for that matter, I’m what can only be described as a ‘massive bargain hunter’. It’s extremely rare that I’ll buy anything full price, and my lingerie addiction rarely evades this philosophy. The good news is there are so so so many options for frugal frillies – so for those of you waiting on payday or your student loan, you needn’t wait to kit out your top drawer!
The Tempt Me is a set from Curvy Kate which I’ve always kept a wide berth of as some regular readers may know I don’t have much luck with deep ‘V’ plunge bras for one reason or another. I bought the Tempt Me a good few months ago in my usual 28FF which I found to be ridiculously small in the cups for me and a bit of a weird shape. After reading blogs from the likes of Amoire de Nuit who found that going down a band size and up THREE cup sizes the Tempt Me fit perfectly, still with ample fun and flirty cleavage. I followed this recipe as much as I could and bought myself a 28GG from Brastop.
Flirtelle is a brand which I’ve always been aware of but never really felt the need to investigate until now. Now I finally have a ‘real job’ which doesn’t involve a hideous uniform or plastic fleece pullover which makes pretty underwear redundant but wearable (you have to wear something nice under those generic, personality draining monstrosities in order to maintain some level of sanity!) yet now I work in an office I’ve discovered the need for strategic underwear – things that are, of course, still nice and offer a great fit, but need to be undetectable under a white pussy-bow blouse or button-up shirt.
Brastop have recently added loads more of the Curvy Kate Showgirl collection to their stock, so I thought what better time to review their two best sellers, the Thrill Me and the Tease Me. This is a collection that I have been eager to try for a long time, after trying an old-style Thrill Me about a year ago and hearing about their change of manufacturer. I wasn’t overly ‘thrilled’ with the old style but these new ones are absolutely beautiful. They have improved the fit, fabrics, embellishment and they now have the luxurious feeling that was missing from the old style.
Freya were one of my first loves when it comes to 28-backed bras as they were the first brand that Bravissimo fitted me into and some of the first bras that I really felt ‘right’ in. My favourite set was the ‘Mimi’ in petal pink, which I have unfortunately long-since outgrown.