Today, the focus of my attention is Kiss Me Deadly’s chic, black, retro line Van Doren. Meant to be simple, versatile, and casual enough for everyday use, the Van Doren bra, briefs, and panties are an ideal subject for the new, more modest direction of my blog.
I purchased the underwire bra (pictured left) in size 34 B. I purchased both the briefs and the panties (once again, pictured left) in size Large. The set only comes in one color–black, and all the pieces are meant to mix and match with other items from the Van Doren line.
My first impression is that the micromesh material is incredibly soft. Sometimes, tulle is scratchy, stiff, or just plain uncomfortable. The tulle used on these items feels like a pair of nice nylon stockings.
I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but the bra has one horizontal seam directly over the nipple, and one vertical seam extending from the nipple down to the underwire. The material is double-layered, so it’s not overly sheer, and I imagine the extra fabric makes the cups more durable as well.
The panties and briefs are made from the exact same material, and the only difference between the two is in the cut. The panties have a lower waist and higher hip, revealing a bit more flesh. The briefs (pictured right) are cut in the pin-up style with a high waist and low leg openings.
I’ve worn this set a few times now and remain consistently impressed. The bra and panties fit nicely, and after a few minutes I forget I even have them on. The material holds its stretch and doesn’t lose its shape, even after several washings. With no bows or lace or ruffles, you can wear this no-frills lingerie everyday. It doesn’t give you panty lines, even under the tightest of clothes, and all three pieces are elegant enough to dress up if you’d like comfortable pretties for special occasions.
As an added bonus, both the pin-up briefs and the bra are on sale right now at La Magia. The pin-up briefs are £9 (formerly £11). The underwired bra is £19 (formerly £25). Remember that you always get 15% off with our special discount code (PINK123), and that you never pay shipping. 2009 is all about the basics, and you don’t get any more basic (or beautiful) than black lingerie.