V.I.P. Lingerie: Review of Gossard “Temptation” in 32G

6 Oct

Hi everyone! How was your weekend? I had a fantastic one with some other bloggers from my hometown Oulu. I will not go into details yet but I promise a blog post about the night as it was so much fun and I have some pretty nice pics. Today I have another Gossard review for you and it’s one of my absolute favourite sets from Gossard (I think I say this everytime I write about Gossard?) – the Temptation. Temptation was released last month as a part of Gossard’s V.I.P. range and even before that I was super excited about the set as it includes some pretty badass eyelash-lace and a lovely deep suspender belt. The lovely folks at Gossard sent me the entire set in sizes 32G and Small and here are my thoughts about these lovelies.

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The Design: This style is pretty unique to any full-bust bra I have ever tried; it’s a demi-cup bra meaning it only covers about half of my breasts. This may not be something that works for all sizes and shapes, but for my full-on-top breasts the look and fit is pretty stunning. The cups are constructed of two parts with a vertical seam going across the cup and making the breasts look super rounded. This bra also created my signature cleavage – two cakes on a plate! It’s a very “pushy” in-your-face kind of look but I love it as it’s not that well-achieved after you go past the G-cup barrier.

The overall look of the set is super sexy and looks as if someone had created a full-bust bra using the traditional aesthetics of a smaller cup lingerie – meaning pretty lace, fantastic half-cup cut and some gorgeous painting-like floral print. The whole look is so stunning and vintage-like I could simply die out of adoration. The deep suspender belt creates a lovely hourglass illusion and suits my pinup style very well whereas the brazilian is cut to be invisible under clothing if that’s the look you need to go for.

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The Fit: This bra fits me pretty much like a dream. I decided to go up to size 32G instead of my regular Gossard size, 32FF. With other brands I am usually between 30GG and 30H right now. So I would still advice you to go up a band size and down a cup size with any Gossard style. However, if you are more full-on-top and in-between sizes like me, I would suggest taking the bigger cup size. I still fit fine into eg my Botanical bra even though it’s a 32FF. This is probably due to the demi-cup shape of Temptation and a size smaller would definitely lead to some spillage with my breast shape.

The band did not feature the gateway design this time so I would say it feels a bit more secure than your regular Gossard bra. The straps were quite thick but also widely placed and slippery so they tend to slip off my shoulders from time to time when combined with another slippery material. However, they are also fully-adjustable so that’s definitely a good thing!

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Comfort: Even though the straps caused a bit of tricky situations when combined to eg a polyester dress, this bra is otherwise very comfortable. The wires are perfect again and I can’t praise Gossard more on their comfortable and high-quality co-ordinates. The lace doesn’t feel scratchy at all and even with my worst skin condition the bra felt pretty damn comfy on.

The suspender belt and shorts look fabulous but also feel good on. I really liked how the suspender belt flattered my tummy area and sucked some of it in to form a more streamlined look. However, this is not the most subtle piece of lingerie, so be aware that it does show through clingy clothing. Even though the look is very “bedroom” I think the suspender belt is also very wearable under eg vintage-style swing dresses as it is not too tight or restrictive and has high-quality metal parts that hold your stockings in place during everyday or evening wear. The panties were very appropriate for any outfit you can imagine; even though they do feature some lace the back part is seamless and looks overall great and flattering with or without clothes.

This set is priced a little higher unlike your usual Gossard lingerie; it’s part of the V.I.P. range so it’s definitely a bit more luxurious style with more exquisite details. In my opinion the whole assemble is so alluring and stunning I would pay the higher price tag for the quality and style one gets for the money. You can find the whole set on Gossard’s online store and the sizes go up to G-cup. There is also a plunge bra available up to D-cup if you are smaller-breasted and look for a more sheer look! The demi-cup bra costs £42 whereas the brazilian and the thong are sold for £24 and the waspie suspender belt for £54.

Hope you liked the review and if there is anything else you would like to know or just something you want to comment, please leave me a comment below! 😉 xx

20 Responses to “V.I.P. Lingerie: Review of Gossard “Temptation” in 32G”

  1. Sammy October 7, 2014 at 3:55 am #

    Wow! Gorgeous woman and beautiful pics! Please, next time some bigger pictures with the whole set. Your pin-up style rocks!

    • Mette Sofia October 7, 2014 at 5:28 am #

      Thank you so much!! 🙂 You made my day xx

  2. Vilmarebecca October 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    Onpa kauniit liivit! 🙂 Huippua että on olemassa naisia, jotka oikeasti ymmärtää näiden päälle, ja osaa auttaa meitä tumpelompia näissä jutuissa! 😀 Sulla on tosi kivan persoonallinen tää blogi!
    Oli huippua tavata, vaikutit ja varmasti ootkin huippis tyyppi!

    • Mette Sofia October 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

      Eikö ookki ihanat! Mun ihan lempparit mutta näissä on kyllä niin tissit tiskissä että välillä vähän naurattaa 😀 Kiitos ihanasta palautteesta, oot kyllä ihan sikamukava ❤

  3. Galactica October 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Wow Wow Wow !!!! This set is stunning ! I love it !

  4. Anna November 27, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Can you tell me if these brasilian briefs are comfortable? I’ve never had briefs like these, I’m afraid to buy them, but they are prettier than thongs…

    • Sophie November 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

      They are very comfy and look super flattering! Much more comfy than any thong I have tried 🙂

      • Anna November 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

        Thanks for the answer 🙂

  5. Anna November 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    The sizing is same as other Gossard briefs? I usually wear XS.

    • Sophie November 27, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

      Yes it sure is 🙂

  6. Mademoiselle K July 31, 2015 at 10:26 pm #

    How padded is the bra? I mean is it super padded like eg botanical or is it basically just a thicker fabric?


    • Sophie July 31, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

      It is very lightly padded, so no push-up padding but a light foam material 🙂 xx

  7. Z September 5, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

    I’ve been waffling over whether this bra would be a good choice for me. I found it on sale, and I love the fabric to death, but I’m pretty nervous about the depth and width of the cup. Our bra sizes are really similar, so if you still have this bra, could I bother you for the cup width and depth measurements?

    • Sophie September 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

      I do still have it! To be honest, I am not sure how to measure the bra. Any specific instructions? It is a bit shallow in my opinion but it’s one of my everyday bras anyway so I am not too bothered. The wire width is about the same as Panache/Cleo, I would say 🙂 xx

  8. thepetitecollegiate November 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    I just saw this review, and instantly knew I needed this bra! 🙂 You’re dangerous for my wallet! Luckily it was on eBay in my size for a steal! Hopefully it fits me as well as it fits you.

    • Sophie November 9, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

      It is such a lovely set 😉 Let me know how it fits when you get it and if you review it, send me a link will you!


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