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Moda Lingerie Preview: Tutti Rouge SS17

4 Dec

Hi everyone! Today I need to start by being completely honest with you even if it hurts just a bit to admit that I haven’t lately been that inspired to blog anymore. I don’t know exactly why, perhaps it’s a combination of so much time spent on the computer already doing my uni essays but also because I have so many samples to review (which are lovely and I am grateful for them!) that I don’t have time to write anything else. This is why I wanted to take a break today from the reviews and start showing favourites for the upcoming spring season. Luckily, I am going to the Salon de la Lingerie in Paris just next month, so hopefully I will gain some inspiration there for my blog as well! I would also like to write more about vintage reproduction brands that are suitable for a fuller bust, so if you have an opinion on that or a brand you would like reviewed, please let me know in the comments.

Also, if any of you have any suggestion for blog post topics, I would be more than willing to hear your ideas. Also, if there is something YOU would like to write about here on my blog, don’t hesitate to email me! I always accept thoughtfully written guest posts unless it’s a company trying to get free ad space. I don’t have money to compensate you but if you have a blog of your own, I am more than happy to link to your blog here as well. Without further a do though, let’s dive into the new spring collections as I am so sick of this winter and most of all, winter blues! Today I’m bringing you some sunshine in a form of the new Tutti Rouge collection, “the Birds & the Bees”.

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Sukki & Lexi, both up HH-cup

Tutti Rouge collections are still rather small but what they lack in size, they patch it up with a good dose of sweetness. The first thing we encountered at the Tutti Rouge stand was the lovely new colourway of the Sukki, a style inspired by a pinup model and a burlesque diva Sukki Singapora. I am a big fan of the lady herself but regardless of the inspiration, I truly love this set a lot. The past season colourway of black and cream was something a bit too obviously sexy for my taste but I am now head over heels in love with the new blush colourway. I love the combination of the sweet colour and the naughty (detachable) strapping and I would love to wear this with a crisp white summer dress. The style also looks perfect for us ladies with a little extra fullness at the top of our breasts, so I am really looking forward to trying this style!

Another option in a similar style minus the strap detailing and padding is the new Lexi bra. The Lexi is a true half-cup shape which is rather rare in the full-bust market. It has one seam going vertically in the middle of the cup and re-enforced side panel which should bring your boobs more to the centre instead of giving an east-west sort of look. The style looks promising but I haven’t seen it on anybody yet, which makes me wonder how Tutti Rouge managed to make the fit right for us fuller busted ladies. Here’s hoping the HH-cup fits as well as the F-cup!

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The Chloe is a style that makes me really happy just looking at it – the bright lemon-y yellow gives me life and makes me want to jump into spring already. The pink bows add a touch of cheeky contrast to the set and I am absolutely in love with the lacy half-longline addition to the bra band. The shape of the bra is similar to other half-padded bras of Tutti Rouge but I do have to say Chloe looks just a tiny bit more uplifted and centred when it comes to its cup shape.

My only gripe with this set are the panties. I used to love TR pants so so much but lately, I they haven’t been that much to my taste anymore. I like my high-waisted pants HIGH, like up to my belly button so this trend with the middle-rise panties is killing me on the inside. I frankly think it’s one of the most unflattering rises you can wear, for me at least, so I have been pushing designers to make them higher. Let’s see what happens next season, I hope my wishes have been granted! Another interesting panty choice in the collection was the high-legged brazilian knicker. I don’t know what has got into people but these seem to be super on-trend right now in the lingerie industry, and I am not digging it. Don’t get me wrong – I have seen some babes ROCKING them with their wide hips and all but my narrow hips would probably just look very sad in them.

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Amelia, Nichole and Liliana in their pretty peachy tones, all up HH-cup

The Amelia is a new style in the TR product family and it’s based on the older Betty shape which is their signature padded balconette bra. I have been a fan of Betty from day one and the one I tried from the ss16 collection was absolutely fantastic. I have high hopes for this bra as it is super pretty and looks very promising fit-wise too! The back of the bra is especially beautiful, as the straps feature a wider lace detailing which reminds me of the trendy smaller bust bras we see on the high-street. The comfort factor of the bra seems to be getting an A+ as well, as the inner material is made of the softest cotton that caresses my skin like no other.

Nichole and Liliana are the staples of this collection but I was happy to see them clad in lovely vibrant shades of the red and peach. The particularly fun twist of the Nichole is the sweet leopard print adorning it all around – in recent years, leopard prints have grown on me more and more and this particular one is very girly and not tacky at all.

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This is the set that I reeeeeaaaally wanna get my hands on next spring. It is called Pixie and it’s a whole new style and shape for Tutti Rouge. If you are a fan of the Jessica bra WITHOUT the cookies, just like me, I would suggest looking into Pixie. It is a non-padded plunge bra adorned with the Tutti Rouge exclusive print “Birds and Bees” – something super girly and young yet I still would love to wear this as a 24-year-old. The corset detailing at the centre gore, the cutesy print and the practical shape of the bra makes me go all grabby-hands and I am sure to get this bra for all those low-cut summer dresses. Just perfection!

How did you like the new Tutti Rouge ss17 collection? Any favourites? Please, let me know in the comments so I can take your opinions straight to Jessica in January! The collection will launch in January according to the brochure, but I would say TR usually takes a bit of time with their launches, so I would be ready with the shopping money in February. Hope you are having a fantastic Sunday and I will write again soon! xx

SIL Tradeshow -Parfait AW16 Collection Preview

8 Feb

Parfait is one of those brands that are really famous for one bra – that is the Charlotte. Most of us have bought it at some point of our lives and love the bra as a great bradrobe staple. It is a wonderful ensemble with a unique design and great shape, but I also feel that the rest of the Parfait collection seems to stay in the darkness and not many of my regular online shopping platforms offer some of the other lovely Parfait styles. I hope this AW16 season will be a different story as it is one of the strongest collections Parfait has come out with. Even while being small, the AW16 range offers a variety of lovely lace pieces but also practical basics. Let’s dive into it!

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Charlotte in Bronze, Casey in Ruby Wine & Estelle in Merlot

This new AW16 was definitely a great step towards more inclusive DD+ lingerie industry and thus a season for “nude” lingerie for women of colour. As compared to this spring season we are already seeing lots more variety with the “nude” colour palette and Parfait is a great example of it – they didn’t come up with just one, but three styles that will be a great match for dark chocolate toned skin.

The first one of the styles featured above is the good old Charlotte. This style already comes in a dusty rose colour which is great match for my skin for example, but now Parfait has created another lovely basic colour for their signature bra style. Also another classic, Casey (sizes 30-40 D-G), comes in a warm, almost red-ish dark brown colour with the lovely smooth surface to go under the thinnest of t-shirts. If you are looking for a more sexy style though, I would go for the Estelle which is my personal favourite from this whole collection – it’s a lacy, almost Marie Antoinette-like version of the Charlotte and I really like its more feminine look as compared to Charlotte’s fashion forward and edgy design.

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Estelle in Black, Aline in Black and Nude

Estelle and Aline are the two new styles for Parfait that come out around July/August in 2016. With the Estelle being a total queen of the collection, the Aline is a new more basic style that comes in both Black and Nude and a classic pinstripe pattern. The design is bandless, which means there is no band fabric at the lower part of the centre gore and the wires make a U-shape on one’s ribcage. I am not a fan of basic t-shirt bras but I know there is a market for them – my mom for example would really enjoy the nude version of Aline.

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Destiny in Nightshadow Blue, Marianne in Cobalt Blue

Blue is still going strong as an alternative for black and purple. I am also very much fancying the grey-ish blue tones that seem to also be making their way into basic colours this SS16 season. The new colour of the Destiny bra set would be beautiful on any redhead like myself – it also sports some luxurious satin and lace, which makes the set look far more expensive than it actually is. Both of the sets above come in 30-40 D-G. I am really hoping that at some point Parfait will expand their size range with some of their other styles in addition to Charlotte – I think that would make a lot of ladies super happy!

How do you feel about the new Parfait autumn collection? Do you like the dark brown options? Let me know in the comments below! xx

Moda SS15 Lingerie Preview: Lepel & Charnos

2 Sep

I first met the Lepel crew at last season’s Moda and was happy to meet such a lovely welcoming team. They were glad to show the collection to me and this time was no different. I was greeted by some familiar and new faces and were shown the whole collection with such enthusiasm. I have always loved Lepel’s collections and they keep surprising me with something elegant and fun each season. This season was no different and I was delighted to see such a range of colours and styles to look forward to.

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First we were introduced to their lovely Swim collection but we’ll proceed to that later. The first lingerie offering shown to us was their best-seller – Fiore. Fiore always comes in new and exciting colourways to keep the collection fresh. With such an “old” style, it is hard to come up with new colourways though and I am very excited about this season’s Electric Blue and Dandelion Yellow shades. They are actually my “fun” underwear colours that I reach for when I want something to cheer me up, so maybe I will try this classic next season! These shades are very well-thought out to suit the SS15 season and also a few different skin tones; blue suiting the more fair skins and yellow complementing the darker ones. Fiore is up G-cup in all styles, balconette, plunge and full-cup so if you fit into the size range, give this comfy classic a try!

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The purple goes on as a strong fashion colour for this SS15 season too and it brings a bit of sexy to the otherwise bright and tropical lingerie collections bursting with girliness. I loved the Matilda for AW14 but to be honest, the SS15 version with the purple trimming – a jackpot, I say. I would love to try this style even more than the lipstick red shade for this autumn but as this style has clearly become a best-seller, I can only keep my fingers crossed there will be a set left for me too.

The other purple-hued offering for SS15 is a new style called Rita which will be up to J-cup! As Lepel tends to run big in the cups, I think this is fantastic news for us fuller busted ladies. The shape looks very similar to some Cleo styles – very rounded – which will make the bra even more lust-worthy. To me, this style looks like a great everyday set so keep your eyes out for this one!
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The very best of this SS15 Lepel collection were definitely the amazing prints they had created, from tropical flowers to leopard print. Obviously, animal prints are still very on-trend and so making a colourful version of the classic print was very smart from Lepel. I personally am very picky about animal print – it can look tacky which is why I need it to be somehow modern. This colourway of the leopard is actually quite delicious though – it looks like some tropical cocktail and this way, very young (in a good way, not in a kindergarten-way). The set is called Lilly and is based on the classic Lepel t-shirt balconette bra, such as Flutter or Babushka. 

I would say my ultimate favourites from the collection were the floral printed sets called Victoria and Rosey. I have briefly tried on the Victoria in the past when I was more like 30E with Lepel but would be interested to know how it suits a fuller bust. The print is absolutely amazing of course and I think it makes the set look a bit younger than the previous colourways. The blue-hued Rosey is a bit more fun and whimsical as it features a kind of “bit”-print that forms lovely little roses looked from a far. Looking at close, it’s actually tiny squares forming the print. Rosey is also up to J-cup so there you go, some loveliness above G as well!

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Charnos is a sister-brand to Lepel is targeted more to grown-up women who want something elegant and sophisticated. Lepel and Charnos have now been made more close to each other style-wise so that the collections would be more cohesive and complementing each other. I think there are definitely some styles both my mom and I would love from the collection which is definitely a good thing.

The Sienna is a continuity range that has a couple of colourways available, this season they will be Paradise blue and Ink. These blue/purple shades seem to be very popular this season along with some brights such as pinks and yellows. As Charnos is more directed to mature customers, the hues are a bit more subtle but still trendy. 

My favourites styles from the collection would definitely be the white Suzette with Europian-kind-of lace and the Violet with a cute floral print. These styles feel a bit more “me” as they are more suited for the younger Charnos customer. The shape of Violet looks awesome and very uplifting so if I ever try Charnos lingerie, this would be on the top of my list. It’s also up to J-cup meaning I would still have a chance with it even if I grew a bit.

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From top to bottom: Minnie, Disco, Miami Girls, Holiday Sparkle, Fiesta, Seaside Fever and Summer Days

If I needed to pick a winner for next summer’s best swim wear collection that would probably be Lepel. I LOVE their SS15 swim collection – it’s full of colour and fun details. My absolute favourite is not hard to guess; it’s definitely the Minnie with its adorable retro dots and colouring. I am absolutely in love with it’s orange-y red details and sky blue hue. It’s so vintage chic I just want to steal it to myself. Right. Now.

Along with the gorgeous retro swimsuits there’s also plenty of other things I enjoyed – paint brush-like stripes, yellow, red, vintage glamour, longline bikini top and of course, unbeatable prices. This swimwear is mostly up to G-cup (with Fiesta up to H-cup!) and is very affordable for someone my age aka student with no extra money. This is one of the reasons I love Lepel; they always manage to offer something that is well-priced and cute, with the latest trends on top of the sweet cake.

All in all, this is yet another very strong collection for both Lepel and Charnos and I can’t wait for these styles to get released. What do you think? Drop me a comment if you found your favourite xx

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