The Lingerie iPhone App Review

A couple of days ago, I announced via Twitter that Figleaves (one of the best online lingerie stores) had just launched a new iPhone shopping app for those who like to buy their lingerie on the go. Of course, I downloaded it right away, but almost immediately I noticed a major flaw… which I hinted at in a later Twitter update. But first, let’s talk about the good things this new Figleaves app offers.

The Figleaves iPhone app carries over many of the features and benefits from the actual Figleaves store. You can shop by the kind item you’re looking for (bra, brief, robe, etc.), by the color, and by the brand name. You can also narrow your selection by price (though I don’t think this feature is very well developed yet as your only options are “everything” and “less expensive things.”)   

The iPhone app retains the classy, colorful vibe of the webstore, is intuitively designed, and easy to navigate… not to mention free. Still, even with all those positives, I can’t endorse  it 100% and here’s why: 

The Figleaves iPhone app doesn’t let you navigate by size!

I don’t know about you, but when I’m shopping for lingerie, one of the very first selection criteria I enter is my size. After all, what’s the point of looking at (or maybe even becoming attached to) something if you can’t buy it?And we all know sizing info is especially important for my curvy or petite ladies. Because of that, no matter what other features the Figleaves iPhone app contains, it’s going to fall short.

So, Figleaves, how about making a good thing great in version 2.0 by adding a size feature? Do that, and I promise I’ll be a little more tempted to pick up my “pretties” on the go!

Photo credit: All images from iTunes.

Mad Mimi Form

2 Comments on this post

  1. Anonymous says:

    Shop by size is in the next release I promise…but thanks for the positives as well. Starting from scratch on an app is harder than we first thought! Jim,

  2. Treacle says:

    Thanks for replying, Jim. I can't wait to see the next release.

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