Review (and Giveaway!): Harlow & Fox Serena Rose

[Harlow & Fox generously provided the Serena Rose samples for review and loaned the Serena Ivory robe for these photos. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Today’s is a long post BUT IT’S A GOOD ONE, so be sure to read to the end! Not only am I reviewing a beautiful brand-new collection from Harlow & Fox, not only did I get to borrow the froofiest of froofy robes and twirl around in it, but also one of you will get…

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Review: MORE by Bluebella Delta Bodysuit

[Bluebella generously provided this piece for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] While the full-bust lingerie market is vastly larger and more accessible than it was when I first started hunting for beautiful, well-fitting bras in D+ sizes back in, oh, 2008, the UK lingerie world remains years ahead of the US lingerie world. Victoria’s Secret, whose cup size range maxes out at a DDD, dominates something like 60% of the US lingerie market, and most American department stores stop their inventory…

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Review: Bespoke Full-Bust Lingerie with Harlow & Fox

[Harlow & Fox generously invited me to review their bespoke ordering service. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Long-time readers will recognize Harlow & Fox from several posts over the last few years (including editorials like Agent Carter, Miss Fisher, and Persephone). Harlow & Fox was one of the first true luxury lingerie brands designed exclusively for DD+ cup sizes, and they’ve remained leaders in the market, even as full bust luxury offerings have increased and diversified. One major consumer request has followed from their…

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Review: Nessa Klara Bra and Brief

[Zathiya generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] After almost five years of wearing, researching, and writing about full-bust brands, I’m always surprised and pleased when a full-bust brand pops up that I’ve never heard of before! Aisha Leh, the owner of Texas full-bust online boutique Zathiya, contacted me earlier this year and suggested I try Nessa, after I found such success with the BM shape by Ewa Michalak (reviews here, here, and here). Like Ewa Michalak,…

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Playful Promises are doing some of the most exciting work in the independent lingerie world right now

  This is not ASOS or Nordstrom or Modcloth, this is a small independent UK-based lingerie brand who have listened to the demand of those of us sized out of core collections and have responded with some of the most impressive new plus size designs I’ve seen in ages. I especially adore how the bold sophistication and daring, graphic shapes of the core collections continue into their larger sizes. So often plus and full-bust pieces get watered-down and lose their edge, but Playful Promises’ Curve and DD-G collections look unmistakably…

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Buttress & Snatch Curvy Maria Bra and High-Waist Bow-Back Knickers

[I purchased this lingerie set with my own money. Buttress & Snatch is not affiliated with this review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I opened my first order of Buttress & Snatch lingerie I almost started crying. I first saw them featured on The Lingerie Addict in 2013 and fell head over heels for the opulent fabrics and show-stopping embellishments like diamanté trim, lush silk ruffles, and dramatic off-the-shoulder swags of lace. Just to get everyone up to speed, I’ve admired Buttress & Snatch, an independent luxury…

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An Review of Lilly and Lime Stripe Balconette Bikini

[Disclosure: Lilly and Lime generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] While I love those brands and the phenomenal fit they offer, I always like to see how smaller brands tackle styles for a larger bust, and what new designs and perspectives they bring to the table. I was therefore so pleased to discover Lilly and Lime, a new swimwear label out of Australia focusing exclusively on full-bust sizes.When I think of full-bust swimwear, I usually think…

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Review of Lilly and Lime Stripe Balconette Bikini

[Disclosure: Lilly and Lime generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] While I love those brands and the phenomenal fit they offer, I always like to see how smaller brands tackle styles for a larger bust, and what new designs and perspectives they bring to the table.When I think of full-bust swimwear, I usually think exclusively of the big lingerie brands like the Wacoal group (Freya, Fantasie, and Elomi), Panache, or Curvy Kate.  I was therefore so…

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Review of Ewa Michalak Tajemniczy Ogród Bra and Brief

[Disclosure: Ewa Michalak generously provided this set for review. I received the Karolina kimono as a gift from The Giving Bride. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] This shape is non-padded (yay!), with narrow underwires and a very projected shape that accommodates full breasts. It’s basically a perfect match for my body– I put it on in the morning and almost never have to adjust it throughout the day (as I have to do with bras that have a wider, shallower shape).…

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Review of Ewa Michalak Tajemniczy Ogród Bra and Brief

[Disclosure: Ewa Michalak generously provided this set for review. I received the Karolina kimono as a gift from The Giving Bride. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] This shape is non-padded (yay!), with narrow underwires and a very projected shape that accommodates full breasts. It’s basically a perfect match for my body– I put it on in the morning and almost never have to adjust it throughout the day (as I have to do with bras that have a wider, shallower shape).Since…

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