Lingerie Review: Signature “Ginger” in 32F

4 Feb

It has been a couple of months since we reviewed After Eden’s Signature range here at 2COP and I am happy to say that it was not the last time for us! Signature is a very promising new full-bust/full figure targeted brand which has only been going on for a couple of seasons now. Today we are reviewing a longline bra set from their AW15 collection, before completely diving into the SS16 season – also, take note about the style of this set as it might be the perfect ensemble for the upcoming Valentine’s Day!

Design: Ginger is a lovely young yet sexy style that comes in a very classic combination of black and red and a smooth moulded cup style. What I think is one of the biggest assets of Signature lingerie, is the cute and approachable styling that lures in the younger girls, who might not fit into the chain stores’ and Victoria’s Secret lingerie as they stop at DD. This effect would be even greater if the brand started making smaller band sizes, so hint hint, Signature! 😉

I picked this set up for Miss E completely out of blue – she had no idea what I had chosen for her but when I came to her doorstep around Christmas time, she was very pleased with my pick. The longline is still something that has been quite neglected by some DD+ brands (even though the AW16 will totally change the game!) and I am happy to see such a new brand making them for us fuller busted ladies. The cups are very rounded and smooth so Ginger could easily be worn under regular t-shirts without showing through. The band features four hooks and eyes so it’s not the widest longline ever but still enough to give the bra its distinctive look.

Fit: Even though Miss E’s best size with Signature would be closer to 65H (that is 30FF in UK sizes) we are both quite happy with the 70G (= UK 32F), especially when worn on the second tightest hooks. The band does not ride up but could be a bit sturdier to stay supportive for a few more months. The cups are just the right size for Miss E so there’s no spillage or gaping in sight! After seeing already three bras on my girl, I would say Signature runs on the generous side of true-to-size – Miss E is usually something between 30FF and 30G and all of her Signature bras have been just the right size (cup-wise) for her in the sister size of 30FF, that is 32F.

The wires are perfect for Miss E with the Ginger bra and she is also very happy to report that this time, the wires do not come too high up for her and there is no chafing near the armpit area whatsoever. As all different brands producing lingerie seem to sport a different underwire shape and size, I would say Signature’s wire seems to be the perfect medium between the very narrow Polish and the quite wide British ones. The depth of the cup is a bit too shallow for Miss E which you can see by looking at the root of the bra cups. There is a bit of empty space there but E gave me no complaints about it as the bra is so comfortable in general.

Comfort: Out of the three sets Miss E owns from Signature, this might be her most comfortable one yet! The materials of the set are very sleek and soft against the skin and the straps are placed in a nice spot where they won’t rub her armpit area and cause irritation. As you can see, the strap placement is much more centered than with the Grace and Sophia bras she tried earlier. That’s definitely a HUGE improvement! This time the straps are only half-adjustable so if you are more on the petite side, I would advice to skip this bra unfortunately – Miss E is quite tall so she had no problem but someone under 5’5 might find them too long for her height. The longline band features additional boning under the armpits to keep the band from flipping, but the boning is flexible enough not to poke E on the sides.

The Ginger set comes with two different co-ordinate options which are a regular shorts-style knickers and a thong. We went for the same size as last time, that is Medium, but thought about trying a Small next time, as especially the thong seems to be a bit big for Miss E. Bottoms-wise, I think Signature runs on the snugger side of true-to-size, yet not a full size smaller. The bottoms are the same smooth material as the bra so very wearable for everyday, whether it be under dresses or the tightest of jeans.

You can find Ginger on Signature’s online store, here (and it’s on sale, yay!). Signature ships only to Netherlands at the moment but if you are interested in stockists near to you, feel free to contact them via email or on social media!

8 Responses to “Lingerie Review: Signature “Ginger” in 32F”

  1. Donna February 4, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    I’ve been wondering about this brand. Thanks for the review. It looks great – has a sort of ‘superhero’ look…

    • Sophie February 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

      Yes, this set does have a very strong femme fatale look to it 😉 I so hope Signature will expand their sizes though, they are such a promising new DD+ brand after all! xx

  2. Wes February 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    Thanks for the detailed review. Signature is a brand I handn’t come across before.
    You hinted that longline bras for DD+ will be easier to find in AW16. This is very exciting news for our Australian customers. Tell me more please…?

    • Sophie February 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

      Hi Wes! Yes, there will be longlines in many sizes for AW16 season. If you wish, I could put together a longline roundup to show you readers some sneak peeks of the upcoming season 😉

      • Wes February 5, 2016 at 11:32 am #

        Hi Sophie!
        That would be awesome, I’m sure they’d love that. Thank you!

  3. Olena Tkach February 5, 2016 at 9:19 am #

    Thank you for After Eden review!

    I’ve recently bought two AE Jackey(I guess) bras for my daughter in 70D in a local store, and she absolutely loves them. I actually never seen any bra that soft to touch: it’s absolutely awesome and I see why she doesn’t want to take it off. It also features unusual two-part multiway straps which is pretty useful.
    I’m kind of jealous because there’s no way they will ever make bras in my size range =)

    It would be great to see more review of their bras to know what else could I gift to my daughter =).

    • Sophie February 5, 2016 at 11:35 am #

      Hi Olena! So good to hear that your daughter enjoys After Eden 🙂 There will definitely be more Signature reviews in the future so stay tuned!

  4. Nádia Sepúlveda February 10, 2016 at 11:43 pm #

    It looks very sensuous, without being too obvious (as red + black lingerie sometimes tends to be!)…the shade of red is a delight ❤

    Too bad about the shallow shape, though :/ It still looks beautiful on Miss E, it's barely noticeable from the front!

    I neeeeed a longline in my life… *sigh*

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