It’s not that often that I find a bra in my size that I find really sexy. I’m not actually that huge a fan of overly sexy lingerie and will rarely go out of my way to buy any, let alone wear any. I’m much more of a cute, pretty, glamourous, fun lingerie kind of girl (and not all at the same time). For this reason it’s pretty unusual for me to pick something up that’s both bright red and lacy, but when I saw Pour Moi’s Amour Longline in my local independent lingerie boutique, I couldn’t resist.
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.
Word is finally out of the full-busted modelling competition of the year: Curvy Kate’s infamous Star in a Bra is back again! In case you missed it (just announced on their Facebook page), here is the key date to add to your calendar: You can enter and submit your photos from the 23rd of February till the 16th of March.
Last month I posted the exciting news that Simply Yours were going to tap into the plus size strapless bras market and were to release a strapless bra which goes all the way up to a K cup. With limited information released when I wrote this blog, I was not sure whether the bra would be made in my size or even in a size which would be greatly appreciated amongst my circle of friends (one being a 30HH and one a 30K).
This bra has really served me well: I’ve worn it on a charity fun run, for multiple gym trips and bike rides and has become somewhat of a staple in my collection. My first Freya Active was the underwired version and it has been a favourite from day one. It survived the gravel path and pot holes test effortlessly as well as being one of the first sports bras that I reach for when I’m about to embark on a health kick – but is it perfect?
Ewa Michalak (also known as Effuniak) is a Polish brand which I have been curious about for a long while, but ordering from overseas as well as a lack of many reviews held me back, however when expert lingerie blogger Brittany over at Thin and Curvy reviewed them and gave a glowing review, I was finally persuaded to give them a go.
This is the first time with Curvy Kate that I’ve actually been completely underwhelmed with a bra. I’ve been on the look out for a good black basic bra for a while now and I thought the Portia could have been ‘the one’. The design is basic and I feel like that is the point – the pink ribbon detail on the one I received adding a pop of colour which reminded me ever so slightly of the Freya Arabella. Whilst admittedly I was looking for a ‘basic’, my bras all tend to be something I love, something pretty, lacy and fun. Unfortunately I wasn’t drawn to the Portia (one of their oldest styles and yet I’ve only just reviewed it now) and upon receipt of one, I’m still not.