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Redefining “Sexy” – What’s up with the high-waisted knickers?

11 Oct

I had a really inconvenient experience yesterday in a swimming hall shower room. I was taking a shower before entering the pool area and put on my bikini – a high-waisted bikini bottom and Freya “Hello Sailor” bikini top. I thought “This is going well, no one has looked at me weirdly yet.” UNTIL, I had a feeling of two eyes staring at me from the other side of the room. It was a little girl, pre-puberty had just hit her clearly and she stared at me with amazement. In the moment I crossed her gaze she turned to her friend and whispered something to her “very” discreetly. I got another gaze and felt like I was about to scream “Yo, u little bitches, I’m damn hot in my high-waisted panties, deal with it!” 

I’m sorry, I called 11-year-olds “bitches” but I assure you, they can be quite cruel and rude to their peers and apparently to older people as well. The shamelessness. Anyways, the point is that those girls’ reactions were something I had expected. Which is kind of sad cause I honestly think my panties are hot as hell. BUT why is it that high-waisted briefs are regarded granny panties in today’s world?

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To me, high-waisted briefs are actually the ultimate essence of hotness. Look at just Parfait’s bestseller Charlotte! Damn sexy and nowhere near granny. To me these panties represent the glamour feel of 50’s, the era when a high-waisted knicker was more of an essential piece of underwear than a piece worn by only a small group of women. 

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Though I can’t wear What Katie Did’s bras I can still lust after their french knickers! These panties just have that something… Besides the looks highwaisted knickers are also extremely comfy. I’m not the most proud of my tummy area and I love how they hide it and keep the cookie pouch controlled. Also they make wearing tights a bit less lumpy!

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Above: Huit “Icone” and eLai “Bijou

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Also high-waisted knickers can give some underwear the right fun twist they need. I love how Claudette takes a sexy suspender brief to another level by the amazing colour combo and the high-rise cut. 

What do you think of high-waisted panties? Do you regard them more sexy than granny panties, or vice versa?

Lingerie wishlist for AW13

22 Sep

Okay, so it’s starting to feel a lot like autumn here in Finland, with the rain and all, but I haven’t really talked to you guys about this season’s styles and trends yet, not to mentions my picks of the lot. There is actually a reason for this; as you may have read my post on the “sexiness” matter some of you might have guess that there is not much for me in the market at the moment. I still have drooled over a few items, so here is my AW wishlist (luckily my birthday and Christmas are still ahead of me!).

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All Undone – The Mai

Amazing set with a totally unique design and aesthetics. There is only thing that’ll stop me from snatching this set up when it’s released – the price. It’s not that it’s not worth it, it totally is, but I’m still a student and it seems like my financial situation is getting month by month even more depressing. So I hope it’s not gonna be a totally miserable season for reviews.. Well, anyways, if I happen to win a lottery or something this will be on the top of my shopping list!

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Gossard – Edina Body

Completely amazing, very quirky yet sexy. I absolutely adored this body from the moment I saw it and my desire for it grows each time I see pictures of it! This one is also a bit too pricey for me with its 69$ price tag but you never know, I just might get myself a sugar daddy 😀 Just kidding… 

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Love Claudette – Ouvert

Fantastic pattern with a naughty twist – cups that open at the front! I’m so glad that this set is also available to full-bust customers since the fun and the sexiness is definitely needed.

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…Aaand then everything from the new Tutti Rouge collection. Well, not EVERYTHING but like most of them. At least I need to buy a new Betty in red to save my old one from dying (its elastic has already started to suffer after some hardcore wearing).

I was a bit disappointed in this season styles from the Eveden Group and Panache. Especially Cleo by Panache has always been my precious one and this time it feels like it’s cheating on me by being.. Well, a bit boring. I love how Cleo has been offering a lot of colourful quirky styles but this season all the colour combos and prints felt a bit outdated, too weird or smudgy (can I even use that word?). So, onto the next season Cleo and we’ll see you again.

Also my past favourite Curvy Kate let me down this autumn. I saw both their AW13 and SS14 collections and felt immediately like wanting to skip the winter (which I’m btw gonna do by leaving Finland for three months). Their SS14 collection was super-colourful with amazing prints etc so I’m kinda sat to skip their AW13 collection all together… I would definitely consider trying on eg the new Starlet but that is about it. Sorry CK, I’m gonna take a break from our love affair for a while.

What I will try out this season instead are some new-to-me brands, mostly Polish ones. I definitely want to see what the fuzz is all about and expand my knowledge to other than British brands. I love how Miss Underpinnings has presented a lot of Polish brands after her trip to full-bust promised land and can’t wait to try some of those gorgeous pieces on. Image

I’m really tempted to try on some Ewa Michalak stuff after her recent FB releases. I mean, that shit’s brilliant. Pure gems after gems, I’ll probably end up wanting them all even though I swore on my mother’s life I’ll never buy anything from her. Damn you, EM.

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Also another Polish designer on my get-to-know list; Ewa Bien. Love their autumn collection!

Sooo, that was about it for today and I’ll see you next week! What would you like to try out this season? Any new brands, colours, styles? Let me know in the comments!

Full bust problems – Bringing sexy back?

17 Sep

So I promised you a rant and you’re gonna get one, sorry. If it’s not your thing, just scroll down and read some more positive stuff, right? What I want to talk to you about is how full bust lingerie has ignored one massive target market; us who want sexy, seductive and sultry.

When I entered the full bust world there weren’t that many options for me; basically just Curvy Kate and Eveden Group brands. This was fine to me, hell, I had upgraded to 30E/F and felt amazing in my new CK bras! Also I had been dating my (ex)boyfriend for a while back then and didn’t feel like pleasing him so much anymore. I didn’t need a confidence boost so I went for what I thought looked nice and girly, and most of all, what fitted me.

Well fellas, eating makes you even more hungry so here I am, craving for more. AGAIN. I know, I should take what they give me but ya know, I was never that girl. I’m the girl whose lust for better is never satisfied, so I’m gonna let it all out.

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I snatched this one up on The Lingerie Lesbian and the set is by Agent Provocateur, one of the sexiest British lingerie manufacturers in the market. YET, not in my size range (shocker). This is what I would love to see from full bust brands as well; something innovative, dark and sultry. I know there must be tons of limitations when it comes to creating bigger cupsizes (and smaller backs especially) but I’d still like to see it happen, somehow.ImageImage

And yet another British brand that tempts me tremendously – Myla. Great designs, sexy as heck and oozes bedroom fun.

So why did I end up craving something tiny, translucent and silky in my drawers? Yeah you guessed it, I’m single and it puts certain pressure on me. It is kinda sad but on the other hand, extremely exciting. I do not feel the pressure from the society to crave for certain kind of lingerie but I do feel like full bust lingerie is not giving me enough to feel confident and desirable. It’s stupid since men usually don’t give a single fuck (excuse my language) about lingerie, they never have and probably never will. It’s just like a shoe-thing for me; I just get a kick out of a high heel, not a damn sneaker. 

Not that the industry lacks the sex appeal totally, there are some brands that I applause to and want to encourage to go even further with their designs.

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Well hello there, Fauve! Fauve is one of Eveden’s sub-labels that carry grown-up pieces with a sexy edge. I LOVE this new Delphine style that should come available this autumn/winter and I’ll definitely be saving my pennies for it. Unless it has that weird wire problem like last time… Not pretty and certainly not comfortable. Anyways, keep up the fantastic design work, Fauve and I’ll get back to you!

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Claudette certainly upgraded their game this season and I’m glad they did! I mean, how much closer can you get to sexy than a bra whose cups OPEN at the front. Also the snake print  of this Ouvert set is absolutely breathtaking.

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Gossard, you’re doing it well grrrl! This is a brand that I’ve been lusting to try out since they mix traditional sexiness to quirky prints and colours; a winner combo to me! What I would love to try on are these new Edina and Retrolution styles that are totally drool-worthy.

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Ok, I swore never to buy from Ewa Michalak after that horrible event with their customer service BUT now I may have to take my words back. Don’t eat me! Just look at those beautiful babydolls and your heart is gonna melt away too. (the pic is taken from their FB page)

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And then last but not the least Parfait which has gone through a big size extension lately. I love their Charlotte range and hope dearly that this kind of designs will be seen in their collections even more in the future.

So there it is, I said it and now I’m gonna cross my fingers that something will happen. What do you think, would there be more room for sexier designs in the full bust market? Do you own a truly seductive piece of lingerie above DD cup? Let me know in the comments!

 

A Rainbow Sunday: Pink dip-dye and Love Claudette

21 Jul

ImageImageImage Yes, I just dipdyed my hair in pink! My friend Jo had to dye it twice to get this look but I think it’s pretty much perfect now, nice My Little Pony shade with a touch of peach. What do ya think?

Ok onto today’s topic which is all about wonderful colours as well. I want to tell you about one of my present objects of lust: Claudette. As you all may know I’m not too shy to paint my lips red or purple neither I’m stuck with lingerie that is “only” pretty. A girl needs sometimes lingerie that makes her feel like a total superwoman.

As with Fräulein Annie, I came across Claudette on Invest In Your Chest (a link to a review on Dessous range) where Cheryl introduced the fairly new brand to us lingerie enthusiastics. I fell completely in love with the look; their colour combos were amazing when the designs were pure and simple. Their brand has been a true success story even if they are turning just two next November (haha, I’m turning 21 in Nov and still feel like a child..). Here are the wonderful Claudette ranges I would love to try on one day!

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Dessous is Claudette’s most popular line that carries whopping 18 colourways at the moment with five more to be stocked soon and eight to launch next spring! This style is a almost completely see-through which is rare for a bra going up to G cup. The bra is made with three-piece cup construction. There is also a new padded convertible Dessous coming up this fall (above in Black Grape) which will make a great addition to the line.

2COP’s colour combo picks: Cyber Yellow/Navy, Peony/Limeaid, Sucre, Navy, Chinchilla/Lollipop, Tomato Soup (the orange one above, last three picks are from AW13 collection so they are not sold anywhere yet).

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I feel like Paramour is kind of a big sister to the Dessous range. It covers more and has a little bit more glamorous feeling to it with the satin panel on the lower part of the bra. This range does not have that many colour combos yet but it’s a good choice for women who don’t dare to bare all (believe me, there are LOTS of them).

2COP’s pick: Seafoam

A review here! 

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En Dentelle is a half cup bra with a beautiful lace on jewel tone satin. This shape is quite different from Dessous and Paramour and the style is definitely a bit more romantic and classic with a sexy edge.

2COP’s pick: Neon Pink/Black

A review here! …and here.

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Sophia is also a half cup bra but in a simple everyday manner. It is said to be great under t-shirts while offering a round shape and smooth cups with two-piece cup construction. Also the materials are divine and suit women with more sensitive skin. What I personally love about this range are the knickers. They spice up the otherwise sporty style perfectly! Claudette team is also re-colouring this range for SS14, can’t wait!

2COP’s pick: Papaya/Navy

A Review here

New lines for AW13: Ouvert and FishnetImageOuvert is definitely something else: it’s a half-cup bra with buttons on the front that ACTUALLY OPEN. This might not be your everyday bra under a white t-shirt but it’s a perfect option for a night out to show a glimpse of you underwear. The debuting style in Snake Print is a definite confidence booster and a choice of every fashion-forward lingerista.ImageImage

Fishnet is another new style to wow us with its sheer sexiness. There will be two options when it comes to cup construction: a half-cup and a plunge. The colour combos are a bit too traditional for me with their shades of pink and aqua but we’ll see what Claudette will come up with for spring season if this style is continued. However the suspender panties look amazing and would be a great pair with even a plain black bra.

In addition Claudette has a range called Cool Cotton which is their basic line consisting of neutral colours and vertical seaming.

All the styles are available in 28D-G, 30, 32, 34A-G, 36,38B-G which is pretty amazing for such a new brand! Claudette is sold at HerRoom, Asos and Faire Frou Frou which all ship internationally though the size range varies from store to store. Thanks for Claudette’s Bok for providing all the useful information! Have a relaxing sunday ya’ll, xx

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