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My 2nd Blogiversary: Tutti Rouge Giveaway

9 Feb

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When I first saw pictures of Tutti Rouge lingerie I was instantly smitten with their creativity and the fact that it was the kind of D+ lingerie I had always dreamed of. Tutti is a girl that’s a whole lotta fun: she’s full of frills, cute colours and tiny little details. This baby is only a couple of years old but still a strong favourite among many full-busted girly-girls. Tutti Rouge is kind enough to gift one set of their fabulous AW14 lingerie to a lucky winner. The sizes range from D to HH and the prize is subject to availability.

To enter the giveaway, just follow the link below and the instructions on Rafflecopter. The only mandatory task to enter is commenting on this blog post by answering the question I have set up on the Rafflecopter widget. Other tasks will gain you more entries and increase your chance of winning ūüėČ

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b3aac76b4/?

When it comes to the rules of the raffle, all of our giveaways will run until 22nd of February 2015, 12 am (GMT). The winners will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter and announced on my blog soon after the raffle closes. If a winner fails to claim their prize within a week’s time of announcement, there will be another winner drawn. Now, get entering and good luck! xx

The Best Of 2014 – My Year in Bras

12 Jan

Hi everyone! So sorry I have not posted in while again, Finland is reeeeeally dark right now so taking pictures is almost impossible. Not to worry though! The sun came out to play first time in forever today so tomorrow will hopefully be a good day to shoot. Tomorrow is also first day of school (well, my first uni lecture of the year) so I am sure to take some proper pictures in the morning in my fresh makeup and hair.

Before we go into the real topic of this post, I will make announcement about February. I had decided not to enter Moda Lingerie Exhibition this time but as it turns out, I have been asked to take part in a discussion panel on Tuesday so of course I couldn’t say no. If I get any video footage I will post it up here as well! Also, this means I will be posting about the new collections for AW15 and I am so excited. So February will most definitely be my month of very prolific blogging, I promise you that.

Well, onto my real topic, I will be discussing the best bras of 2014 and where you can still find them if you’d like to take advantage of the final sales. Let’s see what I’ve picked!

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The Looker of the Year

As I am very looks-obsessed person I shall start with the one I loved the most looks-wise this year. The Ewa Michalak “PL Slowianki” (click for the review!) made my summer and it was killer combination with my red Urkye dress. The red comes up so vibrant and I love the print, the lace and cut all so much I can’t really compare it to any other plunge bras I have tried. I also really liked the detachable padding as my boobs are a-symmetrical. EM online store still has some of these left in stock so if you have your size listed, give this one a try! If not, why not check out their other gorgeous PL styles? ūüėČ

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The Most Comfortable of the Year

I have to say the Lepel “Iris” (click for the review!) was not on my comfy list at first but after a few wears the wires loosened up and now, the bra is my go to choice for a comfortable evening at home. The materials feel so soft against my skin and the cups are made of amazing stretch lace that accommodates any size fluctuations I might go through. I tell you, this bra is pure perfection and it’s super affordable too – it’s only under ¬£16 at Brastop and a tenner at Figleaves!¬†Both have only a few sizes left but if you are willing to pay the full 25 quid, you have an array of colours to choose from.

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The Boudoir Bra of the Year

It was hard to choose only one from Gossard as they deserve a title of Boudoir Brand of the Year but as I am singling out bras here, I decided the Temptation set (click for the review!) is definitely a winner. The bra construction is very unusual for a bra going up to G-cup and the lace, the print and the demi-cup shape form a combination that whispers pure seduction. The set also includes a lovely waspie waist-cincher which makes this set a friend of any pinup¬†gal in the bedroom. If you fancy buying this set for a little Valentine’s Day surprise for yourself or/and your OH, you can snatch it up on the Gossard online store for a reduced price for ¬£25 for the bra and ¬£32 for the waspie!

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The Most Unique of the Year

I love Tutti Rouge for making the cutest sets ever but last year they upped their game a bit by creating a print of their own for their cute girly style called Rosa (click for the review!). The tradition goes on this spring as the same cut comes in “Tallulah Tattoo” print, another Tutti exclusive design that draws inspiration from Sailor Jerry tattoo artist. As a true pinup, roses, pastel colours and tattoo prints are right up my street and this way, Tutti shoots an arrow to my heart each season. The Rosa is still available on the Tutti Rouge online shop and she sets you back at ¬£35 so not bad for this unique looker! If you are interested in the Tallulah Tattoo, I will be reviewing it later on this spring.

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The Cleavage of the Year

My girls are not particularly close together so I would say that a good cleavage-enhancing bra is a true friend of mine. Not that it’s for everyday wear but when you head out for a night out in town, this totally boosts my ego a bit. The bra in question is the Kris Line “Marilou Deco” (click for the review!) and in addition to being a total babe, the bra is also made with lovely materials and great construction. This particular bra is pretty hard to find unless you’re Polish but there’s a few options for it on the Brastop online store.¬†If you’re based in USA, Kris Line pops on Zulily quite regularly as well.

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The Best Construction of the Year + The Best Basics of the Year

Though I did review the Avocado Essentia only about a week ago, I did receive it in December so it still makes the list! I would say the K-shape of Avocado is one of the best I have encountered in addition to Ewa Michalak bras. Also the whole construction is uplifted and well-thought out, so I’m happy to hand this particular award to Avocado. If you would like your very own Essentia, head out to the Avocado website to get yours for 49,75 ‚ā¨.

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The Innovation of the Year

As an active sports gal I could not leave this off the list as it’s one of the best sports bras I have ever tried. Panache Sport Non-Wired (click for the review) offers me exactly the same support as the wired one and I really believe it will be a favourite among those who do not like wired sports bras. This new season will bring out this badass bra in a vibrant purple shade and I absolutely adore it! I got mine from Lumingerie which delivers EU-wide and offers free shipping on all orders.¬†If you live in the USA, you can get yours easily from Figleaves.

Here are my bra favourites from 2014 and tomorrow we’ll get back to the reviews. I will be reviewing the Gossard Retrolution set and I am sure you will love it! Which bras did you wear the most in 2014? Or did you regret buying a particular bra? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear from you!

Winter Flowers from Poland – Review of Kris Line “Sicilia” in 70H

14 Dec

Hi everyone! How is December going? Mine has a been a very busy and rather stressful one but gladly I had some time to take pictures today for you to put up this review. Today I’m talking about a Kris Line soft style bra called “Sicilia” which is part of their lovely AW14 collection. Kris Line kindly sent me this set for review, so I could compare it to the other padded style I have from them, the Marilou Deco (click for the review!). Here’s how I liked the soft bra and the matching bottoms…

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The Design:¬†I was so pleased to see Kris Line coming up with a lovely cherry blossom embroidery/print for winter as it’s usually regarded as a spring-appropriate print. I LOOOOVE cherry blossoms and actually haven’t seen them much on bras which makes this style rather unique. Also the colour combo is both sophisticated and cute at the same time but I could imagine it being made in eg a blush colour for spring season.

The shape is super rounded and it definitely rivals the likes on Cleo which expert in this kind of round in-your-face look. I have been a fan of the look for a long time and it looks fabulous under clothing. The cups are made of four parts with one horizontal and two vertical seams which give the cups their uplifted rounded look. The bra is most close to a balconette shape but has a quite a lot of coverage to it too Рthis would definitely be a good choice under a modest sweater.

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Fit:¬†I would say the fit of Sicilia is rather comparable to Marilou as I fit into the same size with both of them. I have actually noticed that the cups are so deep that I almost don’t fill them properly and my other cup on my smaller boob wrinkles a bit on the apex. However, I don’t feel like a different size would solve this as I am rather full on top and need the extra space there.

I opted for a size 70H with Sicilia but I am now pretty certain that band-wise, I could now go down to 65 (UK 30) as I have lost a bit of weight. The band seems to be running true-to-size but is maybe on the smaller side of 70, just like most Polish bras. The band features three hooks and eyes making it still sturdy and wearable regardless of it being a bit too big for me. The underwires of Sicilia are perfect again and I feel like Kris Line is better for me wire-wise than some other Polish brands, as the too-narrow wires are not good for breast tissue nor comfort in the long run.

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Comfort:¬†My first Kris Line bra Marilou was a success on the comfort level so my expectations were high when I waited for Sicilia. The soft micro fibre of Marilou is still my favourite but Sicilia comes close with it’s comfort. The sturdy mesh does not make my skin itch at all and the band is sturdy enough to feel good even when being a tiny bit loose. Also the band features four (!) sets of hooks and eyes, meaning I can tighten it a lot as I go. The straps are half-adjustable but I find them to be a good length for me anyway (for reference, I am 5’6 and have a long torso).

The knickers (or as the Polish say, Figi) looked tiny again but I found them to stretch as much as the Marilou bottoms. I opted for my regular size Small but am thinking of going for Medium next time as they are looking a bit tight and I want to see if the M would be a better choice. So overall, I would say the bottoms run a tad smaller than with UK brands. The materials are so comfy again and I am so glad the bottoms are made of the same micro fibre as my Marilou set.

All in all, I have fallen in love with another Kris Line set and can’t wait to get introducing their SS15 collection to you soon. I already have the brochure with me and there are so many styles especially in hues of blue and pink which I adore. The Kris Line Sleep collection is another winner for next season and I hope to get trying it sometime in the future – the designs look so comfy and steaming hot at the same time!

If you would like to buy Kris Line and are from USA, I would suggest Zulily. Kris Line pops up there quite regularly and the prices are great! Remeber to check out the size chart from my Marilou post to get the correct size from the start. However, if you’re European I would say your best bet is Brastop, they have a lovely selection of Kris Line with reduced prices.

Suomeksi: Moikka moi kaikille! Mulla ois tällä kertaa teille postausta puolalaisesta merkistä nimeltä Kris Line, jonka rintsikoita arvostelen nyt toista kertaa. Kris Linella on ihan valtava valikoima kokoja ja malleja, ja tällä kertaa esittelyssä olisi heidän pehmeäkuppinen Sicilia-malli, jonka Kris Line ystävällisesti lähetti minulle koossa 70H.

Sicilia on todella suloinen ja hyvinistuva ilmestys: pelkäsin hieman, että osuuko koko tällä kertaa kohdilleen, sillä olin kuullut juttua, kuinka Kris Linen rintsikat ovat välillä vaihdelleet koiltaan aika reippaastikin. Sain kuitenkin huokaista helpotuksesta, sillä tämä malli vastaa kooltaan aika hyvin aikaisemmin kokeilemaani Marilouta. Kupit ovat minulle kuitenkin todella syvät, mistä johtuukin tuon toisen kupin rypistyminen. Elikkä te jotka kaipaatte syviä kuppeja ja kapeita kaaritukia Рtässä olisi aika potentiaalinen malli! Kris Linen kaarituet eivät kuitenkaan ole yhtä kapeat kuin monilla muilla puolalaisilla merkeillä, joka onkin allekirjoittaneen kannalta ihan hyvä juttu. Liian kapeat kaarituet kun pistävät ikävästi rintakudokseen ja painavat päivän mittaan kivuliaasti.

Ympärysmitaltaan Kris Linen rintsikat ovat melko normi-luokkaa eli tämä 70 jää minulle jo vähän löysäksi viimeaikaisen painon tippumisen vuoksi. Onneksi ympärysnauhassa on kuitenkin neljä riviä hakasenkiinnittimiä, joilla saa kiristettyä ympärystä aika kivasti! Olkaimet ovat vain puoliksisäädettävät mutta toimivat ihan hyvin tällaisella 167 senttisellä ilman mitään ongelmia.

Kokonaisuudessaan Sicilia on todella toimiva setti materiaaleineen ja pyöreine muotoineen ja sopii hyvin ihan peruspaitojen alle. Jos oma Kris Line setti kiinnostaa, niin paras paikka sitä lähteä metsästämään on brittiläinen verkkokauppa Brastop. Sieltä löytyy melko hyvä valikoima malleja ja hinnat sekä postituskulut ovat kohdillaan. Kokotaulukko kannattaa kuitenkin tsekata edellisestä Kris Line postauksestani, sillä kuppikoot menevät vähän eri lailla tässä merkissä!

Florals for Christmas – Review of Bravissimo “Satine In Bloom” in 30H

4 Dec

I have always been a huge Bravissimo fan – even before I actually popped into their store in Liverpool I knew they were famous for their fitting service and a lovely selection of the best brands for a fuller bust. When I finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of living in UK, I knew I had to make a visit to my nearest store in Bold Street (the absolute best street in Liverpool btw!). The ladies at the store were very helpful and also gave me and my American fellow Leah a bra fitting that took my dear friend from being a 34C to her “real” size of 30F. Leah ended up walking out of the store with a classic Bravissimo in-house style “Satine” which looked so lovely on her.

Fast-forward to today, I finally got my chance to try this classic style myself when Bravissimo contacted me and asked if I wanted to try Satine for myself. Seeing it on Leah I knew it would be a great sexy addition to my lingerie collection, so of course I said yes! Here’s how I liked the new Satine In Bloom by Bravissimo’s house brand.

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Excuse me for the headlessness, my straightener just resigned itself and I was wearing toilet paper rolls on my head ūüėÄ

Design:¬†Satine is usually a quite simple yet sexy style – it always comes in a shiny satin-y material and a plunge shape – but this time I was thrilled to see it in such a pretty floral print. The print looks a bit Asian-inspired which made it feel a lot more unique and the colouring was just lovely – different tones of China red and pink splashed on the granite grey background. I was so pleased to see the vibrant shades come alive when I saw the bra in flesh; the pics on Bravissimo website or even mine don’t do the colours true justice.

The shape of the bra is a true plunge; the cups are made of three parts with one vertical and one horizontal seam. The look of the bra is very uplifted and also quite natural on me. The cups look a tad pointier than some of my other plunge bras but work well with most of my dresses. This is the exact kind of style that I am always looking for: something very low-cut that doesn’t show under plunging necklines. The cleavage is not super prominent so I see Satine as a great option for everyday wear as well.

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Fit:¬†As the Bravissimo team told me they would like me to try the Satine I was a bit hesitant at first. Not that I don’t love the style – it’s just that extreme plunge shapes like this tend to cut into my upper fullness. However the result was clearly not that bad when I tried the bra on – it was a little tight on my bigger breast but definitely not so much to doom it as a bad fit. I still think the bra would suit best someone with a little less upper fullness so you full-on-bottom ladies, do try the Satine! The cups were deep enough for me though and I really like how projected my boobs look in them. The cup on my bigger boob folds a tiny bit at the bottom which tells me it’s not quite deep enough there but that is very common with my other padded bras as well and doesn’t bother me at all.

The band of the bra is super comfortable and supportive! I have been having some issues with brands making their bands too narrow for my 30GG/H bust to feel supported and I am so happy Bravissimo makes their GG+ bras with three hooks and eyes. The band felt very snug at first but loosened up a bit as I wore it a few times.

When it comes to sizing, Bravissimo house-brand seems to running on the smaller side. I am still very solidly between GG and H and I decided to go for 30H based on the feedback I saw online. Many of my busty sisters have tried the Satine and reported its cups to run small-ish which is why I went for my bigger size. I am so glad I did as the bra fits me quite well even though the shape is rather closed on top! The band however seems to run true-to-size so a lovely snug 30 fits me really perfectly.

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Comfort:¬†From all aspects of the Satine set, the comfort takes the trophy home. I actually was stupid enough to do some intense dancing around our apartment yesterday¬†without a sports bra on but I actually did quite well with Satine as it’s a sturdy little number with a comfy band and wide-enough straps. Even though I was shaking it to the Anaconda, like hardcore, my boobs didn’t fall out of the bra and or punch me in the face while jumping. Also the straps haven’t fallen off my shoulders a single time so that’s definitely a plus!

What I was very thrilled about this bra set was the thoughtfully picked out materials – the cups are lined with cotton (always a plus for me!) and the satin feels amazing to touch. I also adore the panties; they cover my butt really well and still manage to look sexy with the back being completely made out of mesh. The rise is perfect and my usual size UK 10 fitted me spot-on.

All in all, I am pretty impressed with the Bravissimo house brand and Satine in Bloom! From now on I won’t be hesitant to try other styles as well. If you are on a lookout for something cute and sexy for Christmas,¬†do give Satine a chance; it comes in sizes 28-38 DD-J so the size range is amazing too. The bra retails for affordable ¬£32 and the brief for ¬£16.

Has anyone of you tried Satine and how did you like it? What about other Bravissimo styles? Let me know in the comments! xx

Suomeksi:

Bravissimo on Brittil√§inen alusvaatteiden j√§lleenmyyj√§, joka on niitt√§nyt mainetta my√∂s oman br√§ndins√§ sievill√§ alusvaateseteill√§. Kun sain Bravissimolta pyynn√∂n kokeilla heid√§n uutta kukkaista versiotaan “Satine”-klassikosta, olin tottakai iloinen saadessani kokeilla minulle ihan uutta merkki√§. Bravissimon liikkeess√§ olen toki k√§ynyt asuessani Liverpoolissa, mutta heid√§n in-house merkki√§√§n ei ollut tullut viel√§ kokeiltua.

Olin hieman epäileväinen Satinesta mallina, sillä olin melko varma ettei sen dramaattinen plunge-malli sopisi minulle ollenkaan Рsuurin osa rintakudoksestani kun on jakautunut rintojeni ylempään osioon ja tämän vuoksi alasdippaavat plunget ovat välillä hieman vaikeita. Otin kuitenkin haasteen vastaan ja olin positiivisesti yllättynyt kokeillessani Satinea Рkuppien reuna painoi hieman rintojeni yläosaa muttei kuitenkaan saanut aikaiseksi jäätävää tuplatissiä! Koon puolesta voisin kuitenkin neuvoa ottamaan vaikkapa kuppikoon suuremman, sillä moni on kertonut Satinen olevan kupeiltaan hieman pienehkö. Tätä neuvoa kannattaa noudattaa varsinkin jos olet kahden kuppikoon välillä niin kuin minä! 

Kaiken kaikkiaan Satine on kuitenkin todella jämäkkä malli Рolen tanssinut se päällä olohuoneessa ilman minkäänlaista vaaraa tissien karkaamisesta ulos rintsikoista. Jämäkyyden takaavat erityisesti leveä ympärysnauha sekä kauttaaltaan säädettävät olkaimet. Myös materiaalit ovat kohdallaan: kupit ovat vuorattu pehmoisella puuvillalla, joka ainakin meikäläisen kohdalla on suuri plussa! 

Jos oma Satine-setti kiinnostaa, voi sellaisen tilata suoraan Bravissimon omasta verkkokaupasta. Kokonainen setti kustantaa yhteens√§ 48 puntaa eli n. 61‚ā¨ ja postikulut n. 7,5‚ā¨ eli paljon v√§hemm√§n kuin suurimmassa osassa muita englantilaisia verkkokauppoja! Kokoja l√∂ytyy ymp√§rysmitoista 60-85 ja kupeista UK-koot DD-J (EU-koot E-M) T√§st√§p√§ siis kaunis setti vaikkapa kuusen alle – vai mit√§ olette mielt√§? ūüėČ

Bra Review: Gossard “Botanical” in 32FF

22 Aug

This review is a bit late I must admit but even though I didn’t have tons of reviews on my to-do list, life happened and I got extremely stressed about work and other stuff. Well, now only three days of work ahead and then sweet freedom babes! Another uni year to start and another new apartment to move into. I would say this is starting life anew and making it all fresh again. However, I felt a bit guilty from not reviewing this beauty for a long time so here it finally is – Gossard¬†“Botanical”. I have worn this bra over the last month for so many times and here’s the reason why…

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The Design: So luxurious! The style is a moulded cup t-shirt bra with a luxurious satin overlay and lace detailing. The print is very Gossard and is actually adorning some of their packaging materials as well. Even though the style was released in May, Botanical feels very autumn-y for me and very appropriate for this season. In Finland the autumn has hit us hard with its rain and cloudy weather Рand I actually quite like it. The rich magenta, purple and orange tones remind me of autumn colours Рsomething that is very familiar to us Finns. I love how the shades compliment my skin and how the satin makes such an everyday t-shirt style also very nighttime-appropriate. 

Botanical gives me a very rounded look which I really like. However, the in-your-face look of the bra is not everyone’s cup of tea; I’m just glad it usually is mine. The cleavage is MASSIVE to use one word and makes a few heads turn when worn with a plunging neckline. It’s a great plunge style that is very versatile. The colour is not best under light-coloured clothing but fortunately it’s not my thing anyway. I have been wearing this bra with my Tuba dress and it looks lovely, even when “accidentally” peeking out of the neckline.

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The Fit: Gossard always manages to fit me well in most of their styles which is a miracle on its own. However, this just might be my best-fitting Gossard so far and thus one of my ultimate favourites when it comes to fit. I got the bra in my regular Gossard size 32FF which again is one band size up and a cup size down from my usual size 30GG. The cups run large and the band small compared to other British brands but within their own brand Gossard is very consistent when it comes to sizing. My 32FF fits me spot on and is just the right depth and width to me when it comes to the cups. 

The back features the same Gossard gateway back that is featured in most of their bras. The band also features two hooks and eyes. I would prefer three as my size is already quite big and I feel more supported with three hooks and eyes. However, the support is still there and holds my girls up really well without any discomfort. I love how my breasts fill the cups as the cups don’t fold over at the bottom or gap in the top part. I feel like some British brands make their bras too shallow on the bottom which makes thecups crease a bit – only an aesthetic problem usually,¬†but still. The Gossard cups and the 32 band feel great and nothing is in anyway “off”.

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Comfort:¬†This is another great set for the full-busted if you are looking for something really comfy. The bra cups are lined with a really soft micro fibre fabric and they feature no seams whatsoever. I know some of you don’t really do seamless bras but I tell you, Gossard bras are really worth it – they really know how to make a moulded cup bra. The lace on the bottoms and the bra is very delicate and soft emphasizing the luxurious feel of the set. The straps are a bit too thin and slippery for my taste but they are made to look pretty more than to support. As the support of the bra comes 90% from the band, I don’t mind the straps being a bit less sturdy. The whole feel of the bra is so comfy I always change for this bra if I change my bra during the day.¬†

I first tried the bottoms in size XS which to my shock were a little too small. Well, I knew I had gained a couple of inches on my butt but never admitted to myself I might need to size up this time. (And it’s a great thing actually, I love my bigger butt.) So I sent the too-small bottoms back and asked for the size Small as an exchange. The Small was spot on and looks great on without any muffin-top. The lace looks incredibly flattering on my bottom and I love how it feels on skin. All in all the set offers¬†a beautiful comfy choice for those wanting to spice up their everyday or make their night-out a little more special.

Botanical¬†is sold on Gossard’s online store and it’s available in bra sizes 30-38 A-G (¬£34)¬†and¬†bottoms in sizes XS-XL (¬£16). How do you like the set? Let me know in the comments! xx

Disclosure: This bra was generously gifted by Gossard for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

Moda Trend Report: Autumn/Winter 2014

16 Jun

After I visited Moda lingerie exhibition last spring I decided to do a trend report such as Invest in Your Chest has done for a few times now. I actually met the girls at the show and I have to confess I indulged myself in a little fan girl moment but then tried to got my shit together. I am not usually the shyest kind of girl but when I meet people I really admire I still feel a bit starstruck. Good for me, both Cheryl and Becky are so much fun to be around and I’m kind of waiting to see if they will join me this August as well.¬†

I enjoyed Moda tremendously last time and saw a lot of upcoming lingerie trends so I think it’s time to share them with you now. Better later than never, right! Well, onto the trends of aw14…

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Neon brights –¬†Of course the best are first up! I really enjoyed the amount of neon colours for autumn. I think neons are often seen as spring or summer hues but I think they bring a bit of fun to gloomy autumn nights. I think the most outstanding colour was the neon pink/orange that reminded me of tropical flowers. I also liked neon turquoise and yellow a lot – I think Cleo hit the jackpot with their new Kali design (a must-have for this autumn!). After Moda I was drooling over so many daring designs just for the striking colours they came in.

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Innocent whites –¬†There was a lot of goodies in the show for some future brides: a whole section of the lingerie fashion show was dedicated to white romantic undercrackers. I am not a huge fan of white myself – I find it too restrictive and impractical but for special occasions it can be a very pretty choice. One of my ultimate favourite sets in white is Mimi Holliday “Coquette” which actually reminds me a bit of Snow White. Again, I felt like the trend was better suited for summer (even the styling featured butterflies, wtf??) so this was definitely not my favourite of all the trends shown on the catwalk.

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Smoky & Edgy –¬†This trend is something I love to wear personally and it fits really well the autumn/winter scenery. The smoky greys¬†and blacks ooze sexiness and paint you the scenery of seduction. I am especially in love with the new styles Gossard has created for autumn and guess what? I GOTTA HAVE THAT BLUE/BLACK BRA in third picture. It’s so gorgeous. Also if the bra in second picture came in my size I would die to have it. Simply die. I have yet to try grey lingerie but with the sophisticated laces and trimmings these sets are offering, I am definitely willing to try that too in the future.

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Girly vibes –¬†I am not a girly girl myself – not too much at least. I have heard that I’m girly but not princess-y so getting all covered up in pinks and flowers is not my cup of tea. However, recently I’ve been finding myself in the middle of piles of pink lingerie so I guess I must throw that misconception of myself away. I am sometimes a princess – with a big P. I always love a good pink or red bra so I was quite happy to see such beautiful hues on the runway. But again, this style is more summery to me so I find it a bit unsuitable for winter. However, the bras were beautifully styled and as individuals so pretty I think I might indulge in some winter florals next season.

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Mistress of Dracula –¬†I love a good red and black combo and this part of the show definitely got it. Red is probably my ultimate favourite colour among pinks and other brights even thought it’s almost too classic and cliched. However, you can never fail with a good red lingerie set. I think especially Lepel did a great job with their reds, so did Curvy Kate.¬†

So this was it for this time, next time I will be introducing a couple of swimwear trends. Which lingerie trend did you like the best? ūüôā Let me know in the comments! xx

Review of Gossard “Lola” in 32F

24 Apr

Back to the reviews! As many of you know, I have a serious Gossard crush and as I saw their AW14 collection at Moda in February I was dying to get my hands on some of the new goodies. But what a shock, I’d have to wait for several months, wouldn’t I?! Well, Gossard has took a pretty awesome approach to releasing their collections which meant me getting my hands on the new styles already in April. They will be releasing their new AW14 styles throughout the summer and autumn which is awesome since that way there is always something new up for grabs. I was super smitten when Gossard offered to send me some of their new AW14 styles for a trial and surprise surprise, I loved them! Today I’m reviewing one of my¬†ultimate favourite lingerie sets EVER which is called Lola.

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Design:¬†When I first saw Lola I was so eager to try it on, I just wanted shout “GIMMEGIMMEGIMME”. Yeah, that awesome it was. What is the most annoying thing about trade shows is that you don’t really get to try anything on – it’s like showing a kid some pretty irresistible candy and not let him taste it. So wrong! I was so pleased to hear that Lola would be released in April so I could indeed get my hands on it pretty early.

When the parcel arrived I couldn’t even believe how bright the colour was even though I’d seen it before – it was bright neon pink in sunlight and a bit more orange-y indoors. I have fallen completely in love with neon this spring so I was super happy to have something a bit more unique in my very rose pink and red lingerie drawer. The colour combination is also pretty unique – the neon pink/orange is combined to a pop of bright turquoise which looks fresh and girly.

The cups are made of two layers of mesh with an additional side slings to keep the breasts supported from the sides. The outer layer of mesh sports a lovely scallop detail all-over the cups which looks fresh compared to the traditional flower embroidery so many other companies love to use. The back features the classic Gossard “gate” design and the straps are fully-adjustable with golden adjusters. This bra gives me a pretty rounded shape with its three-part cup construction and has definitely replaced some of my old favourites when it comes to unpadded styles.

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Fit:¬†To my horror I thought Gossard had accidentally sent me a wrong size as I looked at the size tag. 32F! There was no way I could have fitted into it. I got back home and tried the bra on. WHAT MAGIC IS THIS? The bra fitted. I don’t know what kind of sorcery has been used to make this bra but I can state very honestly that it fit easily two cup sizes bigger than other similar styles from other brands. I am absolutely blown away. I can only guess whether it was a lucky accident or the smaller size was sent on purpose because of it’s larger fit.

The wires of the bra have a special technique used in them which allows them to encase all the breast tissue more easily. For me at least the wiring does indeed feel spot-on and I love how flexible the wires feel. I would say they are pretty narrow and low in the armpit which means they are definitely suitable for someone who needs average-to-narrow wires and is rather petite all-over. The support of the bra is also very good and ¬†the shape looks fabulous under clothing, though the embroidery shows under thinner fabrics. The band feels snug yet stretchy so I’d say it runs pretty similarly to other Gossard styles – a band size tighter than other full-bust brands.

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The Comfort: Gossard, I love you for your comfort. I mean, jeez these sets always blow me away for how good they are for hanging out without the feeling of actually wearing a bra. The wires don’t poke or press my ribs painfully, the band feels stretchy enough to breath in without the band riding up and even the mesh feels pretty soft on my skin. The seaming of the cups is also pretty discreet meaning no rubbing against my sensitive skin. Love it!

Also the Lola panties are amazingly comfortable. I feel like I am now more in between sizes XS and S with Gossard but I really appreciate how comfy even a tad snug size can feel when the materials and cut are well thought-out. I would always recommend people going for their smaller size when being in between sizes since I personally feel that too large knickers are way less comfy than a little snug ones. These Lola knickers are size XS and I find them pretty true-to-size compared to other brands in which I usually wear size 8.

All in all Lola proved to be as lovely as I thought it would be and I couldn’t be more happy with it. You can get Lola from the Gossard online store at ¬£32 for the bra and ¬£16 for the panty. Lola comes in sizes 30D-38G but is also available for smaller sizes in a pretty plunge version! Any thoughts about the set? Let me know in the comments! xx

PS. Gossard has released their new Super Smooth wireless t-shirt bra which will be introduced on the blog later on. The bra is available for smaller busts which will get a bit more attention next month on my blog! Hope you will like the experiment ūüėČ

Disclosure: This set was provided by Gossard for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

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