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Silk and Lace: A Review of the Morgan Chemise by NK iMode

Morgan Chemise in Black by NK iMode

Morgan Chemise in Black by NK iMode

Review items were provided by NK iMode. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I’ll be honest and upfront: I was pretty thrilled when this review came through, as NK iMode is a lingerie brand I’ve seen a lot in local lingerie boutiques and never had a chance to try. Like many full busted women, I frequently find myself passing display windows of pretty luxury lingerie and thinking “Nope, no way I’ll get my boobs into that.” I’m so glad I got to try this, because now I’ll be going back feeling adventurous and confident in boutiques rather than pessimistic.

NK iMode is a brand specializing in introductory silk lingerie and loungewear. I’ll be focusing specifically on the Morgan chemise build today, but if you want to see the rest of their collection check out Laurie’s preview of it here.

Morgan Chemise in Red by NK iMode

Morgan Chemise in Red by NK iMode

I was given the Morgan Chemise in black to review, in size XL. The construction of the chemise is one of those pieces that either really works for full busted women or is a total disaster: if the stretch lace portion is low quality, you fall out the front. If it’s well built with good materials, then it provides a bit of lift and allows for a dramatic bust/underbust difference. I’m currently a 34HH/36H bra size, so I wasn’t sure how this chemise and I would get along.

Morgan Sweetheart Chemise in Ink

Morgan Sweetheart Chemise in Ink

Luckily, it fits incredibly well! While this piece isn’t designed to be for full busted women, it’s actually a great choice if you want a nice classic silk chemise and don’t mind not having any internal support. While this won’t give you the same lift as your favorite underwire bra, the stretch lace creates enough support to make you feel both lifted and comfortable. I’ve had this piece for several weeks now and found it comfortable enough to sleep in – without falling out the sides or the middle if I roll over at night. The stretch lace panel is also strong enough to hold you in place without your breasts falling through the bottom elastic line, which can be a problem in lesser built pieces.

The silk skirt of the chemise is light and comfortable. Silk quality can really vary among brands in this introductory luxury category and the silk that NK iMode uses is much better than a lot of the silk that you see. I especially love how breathable the whole thing is. While it’s been cold here recently, I suspect this will be a staple of my summer sleepwear due to lightness and breathability.

Morgan Sweetheart Gown in Champagne

Morgan Sweetheart Gown in Champagne

I’m definitely ready to hit up my local boutique and check out more from NK iMode, especially pieces that use this same stretch lace construction in the top. While I can’t vouch for the rest of the line, full busted ladies should be more than okay fitting into anything with “Morgan” in the name from this line.

Which lingerie lines do you full busted ladies love from your local lingerie boutique? Have you tried NK iMode?

Holly

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15 Black Full Bust Bras That Are Anything But Boring

Elixir Bra by Maison Lebjaby

Attrape-Coeur Bra by Maison Lejaby Elixir

One of my lingerie resolutions for 2015 may be a surprise if you’re a regular reader of my columns: I want to try to rediscover black lingerie. Like many full busted teens, I found myself trapped in a world of ugly beige bras at a young age. When I complained or looked for prettier solutions, I was frequently handed a plain black t-shirt bra as an alternative and told that this was as good as it was going to get. While the world of full bust bras has changed a lot, my feelings towards black lingerie of all types and styles hasn’t.

This is really unfortunate, as there are tons of beautiful black bras out there that deserve to be seen and worn. As a fan of intricate laces and creative details, I feel like I owe it to myself to try and reboot my relationship with black lingerie. It clearly doesn’t have to be boring! As usual, just click on the picture for more information about each bra.

A La Folie Bra by Huit

A La Folie Bra by Huit

I’ve been in love with Huit forever. Their design details are some of the best in the industry, as demonstrated by this set. Who would have thought a simple pattern and some stripes could look so amazing?

Annabelle Lace Bra by Ulla

Annabelle Lace Bra by Ulla

Ulla is a plus size bra line that I’ve been meaning to try for ages, so maybe 2015 will be the year it actually happens. These bras are luxurious, hand made and truly unique.

Bijou Soiree Bra by Elomi

Bijou Soiree Bra by Elomi

This bra was a love or hate it piece when it first came out, which I actually think is positive – it definitely got a ton of buzz and represented a new look for full figured bras. If you’re fussy about your beige bra matching your skin tone, this obviously isn’t for you. Others have fallen hard for the easy fit and the boudoir feel of the bra.

Carmen Bra by Figleaves Boudoir

Carmen Bra by Figleaves Boudoir

I’m channeling my inner Cora with all the black mesh lingerie today, but I really do love the details on the straps and panties of this set. It’s even better that it comes from a Figleaves house brand, which makes it extra affordable.

Carmen Longline Bra by Curvy Kate

Carmen Longline Bra by Curvy Kate

I have this set in pink and I really love it, so I’m tempted to pick up this black version as well. If you’re unsure about sizing, I’d bump up a cup size since it does run a little small.

Dame De Paris Bra by Marlies Dekkers

Dame De Paris Bra by Marlies Dekkers

Marlies Dekkers bras have always been eye-catching, but I’ve coveted this classic Dame de Paris bra for years. The details are simple yet striking and it would make a great layering piece.

Dita Bra by Curvy Kate

Dita Bra by Curvy Kate

I’m so happy to see Curvy Kate taking their love of glitz to a whole new level with actual glitter this season. This set is beautiful and perfect for under your party dress.

Idina Bra by Panache

Idina Bra by Panache

The Idina bra tends to be written off as another Panache basic, but I think it’s far too pretty to be viewed as simply another regular black bra. The lace is subtle and gorgeous, while the fit makes it work as a t-shirt bra as well.

Naoko Bra by Elomi

Naoko Bra by Elomi

This set comes in both a longline and this standard bra, but the longline stops at an H cup. While I’d love to see Elomi extend their longline size range, I’m happy that nearly everyone will be able to access this beautiful set. I just got mine a few days ago and it really pops once you get it on.

Opera Half Cup Bra by Chantelle

Opera Half Cup Bra by Chantelle

If you’re a lace fanatic, the Opera bra is for you. This is exactly what classic black lingerie should be: sultry, sophisticated and elegant.

Pure Lace Bra by Sculptresse

Pure Lace Bra by Sculptresse

Another bra in the “basic that is too pretty to be just a basic” category is this Pure Lace bra by Sculptresse. It’s also incredibly comfortable, which makes it a great set invest in.

Sheer Ribbons Bra by Elle Mcpherson

Sheer Ribbons Bra by Elle Macpherson

I’ve always really liked the Elle Macpherson lingerie look and this bra is no exception. It’s elegant and bold without being overdone.

Smoking Tuxedo Bra by Prima Donna Twist

Smoking Tuxedo Bra by Prima Donna Twist

The strap details on this bra are just amazing. Prima Donna is great at taking the standard t-shirt bra and dressing it up for different tastes.

Tantalize Bra by Figleaves Boudoir

Tantalize Bra by Figleaves Boudoir

This bra reminds me of various Art Deco patterns. I love the gold embroidery as well as the sheer panels that make up the cups. Just one more reason to give the Figleaves house brands another look – they really are doing some amazing things.

Elixir Bra by Maison Lebjaby

Attrape-Coeur Bra by Maison Lejaby Elixir

I’ve been hunting for a bra by Maison Lebjaby that will fit me for two seasons now, since I’m just one cup size off from fitting into their line. It’s bras like this that keep me hunting and trying possibilities. This set is everything that great lingerie should be.

Which black bra is your favorite? Do you love or hate black lingerie?

Holly

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5 Pieces of Full Bust and Plus Size Sleepwear To Beat the Winter Blues

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Eden Lingerie Set and Chemise

Eden Lingerie Set and Chemise

It’s been freezing all over the country this week and if you’re anything like me, you’ve had it with winter. A few months ago I was looking forward to hot chocolate and cozy sweaters, but now I can’t stop thinking about spring flowers and nice long streetcar rides with the windows open. If you’re like me and need your dose of spring now (or are just planning to get away to a warm beach this winter), this column is for you.

This column today encompasses the whole range of full bust sleepwear options, with all support levels. Some of these offer no support and some offer wireless support, while the set at the end tries to reinvent the way full busted customers see their lingerie. As usual, just click on the pictures to find out more about each item!

Core Chemise by Tia Lyn

Core Chemise by Tia Lyn

Tia Lyn has been winning awards for their plus size range for years, which is especially suited to fuller figured women with larger cup sizes. This chemise says it goes to an F cup, but reliably supports up to an H cup well. Their pieces are beautiful, comfortable and washable. The stretch lace provides good wireless support, although it won’t rival your favorite underwire bra.

Georgette Babydoll by Hips and Curves

Georgette Babydoll by Hips and Curves

I own several of these Georgette Babydolls by Hips and Curves and wear them to sleep in all the time. While they don’t offer any support, the fabric drapes in a flattering way, and it’s just sheer enough to feel sexy rather than totally exposed. Hips and Curves also sells cute matching thongs to go with them if you like having a matching set.

WIrefree Nightdress by Bravissim

Wirefree Nightdress by Bravissimo

Bravissimo’s nightdresses feature wirefree support and now come in sizes up to a J cup, which is great news for those of us with larger cup sizes. These have had a following for years, so it’s nice to see Bravissimo continually expand their offerings up to a K cup and beyond. These come in several different colors and styles, all with a fully integrated wireless bra that provides support and comfort at night.

Edwardian Cotton Chemise by Hips and Curves

Edwardian Cotton Chemise by Hips and Curves

If you want to inject a touch of the Victorian era into your life, this chemise is perfect. I love the old fashioned simplicity of the design as well as the breathable cotton fabric – this would be perfect for spring and summer lounging as well as sleeping.

Eden Lingerie Set and Chemise

Eden Lingerie Set and Chemise

Freya is taking a new approach to bra and bedroom sets, and I’m intrigued by the concept. The Eden pieces functionally form a modular lingerie set that transforms from everyday wear to the bedroom through layering. The bra and panties promise classic Freya support, while the sheer Eden chemise can be layered over it for lounging or bedroom wear. It’s a fun way to get more wear out of your favorite lingerie sets and one I very much want to try later in the season. I love the floral pattern against the mint of this set, but I like it even more in the sheer fabric chemise. Check back later in the season – I’ll definitely be trying this one out.

Which of these pieces of sleepwear is your favorite? Are you as intrigued by the three piece Freya set as I am?

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5 Full Bust Lingerie Brands To Look For In Flash Sales During 2015

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Carmen Longline Bra by Curvy Kate

Carmen Longline Bra by Curvy Kate

Happy 2015 everyone! Now that we’re back in the swing of things, I’ve been spending some time going through my underwear drawer and purging the stuff that doesn’t fit or is worn out. I suspect I’m not the only one starting the year out this way, which is why I thought I’d spend my first column of 2015 talking about flash sales and how to refill your lingerie drawer on the cheap.

I’ve talked about sales here before, and I’m actually not a fan of waiting until a regular sale to buy something if you’re in a rare size range; after all, a sale item is considered risky or unwanted stock, which means a company might discontinue it. If it’s a bra you can’t live without and can easily purchase at full price, then you should do it. Vote with your money!

However, flash sales are a different animal. Flash sale sites have really taken off and now includes lots of great full bust and plus size bra brands. The real selling point of flash sales for me is the ability to access international brands that currently don’t have regular US distribution. This includes several great Polish brands that are not to be missed if you’re full busted, but you can also pick up your tried and true favorites at a much reduced price point if you know how to look.

We’re going to talk mostly about Zulily today because they tend to have the best full bust and plus size options available. The same stuff occasionally shows up on Gilt, but Zulily regularly features lots of full bust brands up to a K cup. They also have a great notification system, so you don’t ever miss a sale that you’re really interested in.

So, without further ado, these are my recommendations for brands that you should be tracking on flash sale sites in 2015:

 

Aurora Set by Samanta

Aurora Set by Samanta

Samanta Lingerie:
Samanta Lingerie is a Polish brand which is just beginning to break into the US market. They don’t have regular distribution yet, but they do show up on a semi-regular basis on Zulily. Samanta uses EU sizing instead of UK sizing, but they also offer this handy chart on their website if you want to measure and find your size. It’s worth the extra effort since these bras are unusual, elegant and incredibly well made. While I hope Samanta either opens their own website up to US buyers or finds a regular distribution channel, I’ll be buying up everything in my size on Zulily in the meantime.

Chi Chi Bra by Sculptresse

Chi Chi Bra by Sculptresse

Sculptresse:
Sculptresse has developed a real following among lingerie lovers this season, so it’s nice to see their pieces showing up at a discount so more people can try them. Go for one of the bras based off of the Jasmine framework if they show up – they’re amazing.

The Floris by Panache

The Floris by Panache

Panache Lingerie:
I’ve recently rediscovered Panache in a big way and fallen in love with both the Envy and the Clara bras (in fact, I just picked up an older Clara color in a flash sale!). If you just want to replace your favorite tried and true bra, the Panache flash sales are a good place to look. They tend to have a fairly comprehensive inventory available as well as a nice range of sizes, so chances are you can find what you’re looking for.

Violet Floral Bra by Kris Line

Violet Floral Bra by Kris Line

Kris Line:
Kris Line is another Polish brand that can’t seem to get US distribution worked out, which is a shame as their bras are wonderful. In the meantime, they’re a regular feature on Zulily. While the same basics show up over and over again, the fashion bras are always changing. I was really tempted by this beautiful floral patterned bra that showed up in the most recent sale.

Carmen Longline Bra by Curvy Kate

Carmen Longline Bra by Curvy Kate

Curvy Kate:
Curvy Kate bras and swimwear have shown up in flash sales, which makes it a great way to pick up a discounted colorway from a past season or just a new bikini that actually fits.

Have you bought any bras through flash sales? What was your experience like?

Holly

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Luxury Loungewear Review: Peach Pajamas by Bettie Blues Loungerie

Peach Satin Bettie Pajama Top and Shirt by Betty Blues Loungerie

Peach Satin Bettie Pajama Top and Shirt by Betty Blues Loungerie

All items for this review were purchased by me. All thoughts and opinions are naturally, my own. 

I’ve been eyeing the retro offerings from luxury loungewear designer Betty Blue’s Loungerie forever, but they’re a little out of my price range. However, when the classic peach satin range went on sale, I went a little crazy and picked up both this pajama set as well as the 1940’s inspired robe. I’m so glad I did, because these pieces are even more luscious and comfortable in person.

Peach Bettie Pajamas by Betty Blues Loungerie

Peach Bettie Pajamas by Betty Blues Loungerie

I picked up the size XL, which were well within my measurements except for the bust measurement (which I maxxed out). I buy a lot of loungewear and this is a pretty typical sizing situation for me, but as you can see these pajamas look fine on and don’t have any gaping buttons or other issues on me. I’m doing my best retro beauty routine impression to try and add some authenticity to the photos!

Peach Bettie Pajamas by Betty Blues Loungerie

Peach Bettie Pajamas by Betty Blues Loungerie

These pajamas are built with a high waist and a boxier top which is very authentic to the 1940’s. I do feel like they’re ideally designed for someone who is taller than I am, but they’re still incredibly comfortable and wearable. I suspect if you were a few inches taller than my 5’4″ height and had a longer torso than I do they’d be perfect. There is a slimming v-shape built into the pants, with lots of flowing fabric in the legs.

What really sets this pajama set apart from the rest is the fabric. I think it’s hard for consumers to understand why luxury lingerie costs so much – in part, luxury fabrics just cost a bundle per yard. This fabric both looks and feels incredibly expensive. The satin has a high sheen, the inner side of the fabric feels like a comforting blanket and it’s nice and thick. I suspect lots of the cost of this set is in the extra yards of fabric that this flowing design takes, as well as a high cost per yard. That said, this set doesn’t feel overpriced at all in terms of the materials and workmanship that have been put into it.

This is a medium weight pajama set, which is perfect for our warmer southern winters. It probably won’t replace your favorite flannel pajamas, but it’s a great option for sleeping and lounging in milder winter weather or the autumn. I’m so glad I splurged on these, as I’ll happily wear them for years.

Peach Satin Nightgown and Reversible Bedjacket by Betty Blues Loungerie

Peach Satin Nightgown and Reversible Bedjacket by Betty Blues Loungerie

Betty Blues has added several new pieces to the peach satin collection this year, including this gorgeous nightgown and reversible bed jacket that I seriously covet. Some of last season’s pajamas and robes are still left in the sale, so it’s worth checking to see if your size is still around if you like these!

Have you tried Betty Blues Loungerie yet? What do you think of their loungewear?

 

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Gift Guide: The Best of the Full Bust Luxury Lingerie World

Augusta Scarlet Set by Harlow & Fox

Augusta Scarlet Set by Harlow & Fox

The holidays are a great time to splurge on one truly fantastic lingerie set or loungewear piece – at least this is what I’ve been telling myself lately! The number of luxury lingerie brands serving full bust customers has exploded over the past few years, which means that we have lots of great choices this year when it comes to holiday splurges. While the market still has some flaws (many brands not producing lingerie past a G cup, limited brand sizes, few fuller figure options) there is still lots of lingerie that merits your attention and your hard earned money. All of these pieces would make a lovely gift for someone special, or even just for yourself. As usual, just click on the picture to find out more about the item! I’ve also gone ahead and listed prices for each item in both US dollars and British pounds.

Luxurious Full Bust Friendly Robes:

You guys knew I couldn’t do this article without including robes, right? I love loungewear, but I especially love robes. Robes are beautiful, feminine and a great way to keep warm in style during the winter. Both of these robes are from companies that don’t market specifically to the full bust market, but work well if you’re full busted anyway. I own the previous peach satin version of this Heather Silk Robe and just picked up the Kate Maxi robe, so both of these are solid recommendations from me.

Heather Silk Robe by Bettie Blues Loungerie

Heather Silk Robe by Bettie Blues Loungerie

Bettie Blues Loungerie has taken the success of their previous peach satin loungewear line and kicked it up a notch with this purple silk line. This is truly top luxury lingerie that more than justifies the price tag. This robe has a lovely drape and the sleeves make it something really special.

Price: 480 GBP/748 USD

Kate Robe in Hydrangea by Dear Bowie

Kate Robe in Hydrangea by Dear Bowie

I’ve been obsessed with Dear Bowie for ages, so I finally gave in and bought this robe from them. While they have lots of great choices, I think robes that double as gowns are extra nice around the holidays. This fabric has the look of silk with the feel of a cozy blanket, which makes it perfect for getting cozy in colder weather.

Price: 183 GBP/285 USD

Handmade Full Bust Bras:

Annabelle Lace Bra by Ulla

Annabelle Lace Bra by Ulla

Ulla bras are handmade in Germany and are one of the few brands on this list that cover both full bust and fuller figured women (plus size women with larger cup sizes). This bra goes up to a 44L, which is great news for women who have had few luxurious lingerie options in the past. I adore the dramatic lace on the cups of this bra and I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about the fit of Ulla bras.

Price: 125.80 GBP/195.99 USD

Ali Set by Louise Ferdinand Lingerie

Ali Set by Louise Ferdinand Lingerie

Louise Ferdinand bras are handmade in the UK with luxury materials and available up to a K cup, which makes them unique in the full bust market. While there are lots of great choices, I love the superhero look of this set. On top of that, the gold is seasonal without seeming cliche.

Price: 60 GBP/93.50 USD

Luxury Full Bust Bras and Lingerie Sets:

The Mai Set by All Undone

The Mai Set by All Undone

I love winter white, so this Mai set stole my heart quickly. All Undone lingerie has a unique look in the full bust industry, which makes it a great gift for anyone who is more into sleek chic details than florals and bows.

Price: 167 GBP/260 USD

Rochelle Staylo Slip by Gossard VIP

Rochelle Staylo Slip by Gossard VIP

Gossard has taken the shape of their wildly successful retrolution line and incorporated it into the stunning Gossard VIP line. The vintage shape of this slip combined with the delicate beading makes this the perfect holiday shapewear piece.

Price: 76 GBP/119 USD

Vega Longline Bra by Fortnight Lingerie

Vega Longline Bra by Fortnight Lingerie

Fortnight Lingerie has developed some serious fans in the D through F cup range lately. I’ve heard lots of rave reviews of their wireless Vega longline and this colorway is especially gorgeous. The sheer lace is just lovely.

Price: 77 GBP/120 USD

 

Banana Split Maxi Bra by Mimi Holliday

Banana Split Maxi Bra by Mimi Holliday

The aptly named Banana Split bra from Mimi Holliday seems like a great choice for someone who likes their seasonal lingerie to be a little less literal. I love the lilic base color combined with the unusual yellow lace.

Price: 57 GBP/89 USD

Augusta Scarlet Set by Harlow & Fox

Augusta Scarlet Set by Harlow & Fox

We’ve all been fans of Harlow & Fox for awhile, but now their place in the industry is official – they were just awarded full bust brand of the year at the UK Lingerie Awards last week! This set is great for someone who loves drama and all things burlesque inspired. Harlow & Fox uses the best fabrics in the industry to create full bust lingerie sets that you can’t find anywhere else.

Price: 328 GBP/512 USD

Which of these would you most like to get as a gift this holiday?

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5 Made To Order Holiday Panties from Independent Designers

Red Plaid Scotty Dog Panties by Swoon

Red Plaid Scotty Dog Panties by Swoon

The holiday season is officially here. Since this is the time that people traditionally start to think about decorating their houses for the holidays, I thought I’d also make a list of easy pieces to spruce up your lingerie drawer with. These vary in terms of their interpretation of holiday, from extremely literal to understated elegance. Holiday lingerie definitely doesn’t have to be cheesy.

All of these panties are from Etsy designers and made to order, which means that they accomodate almost every size and body shape. Be aware of various order cutoff dates if you do want your panties in time for Christmas, or just make sure to stick with the ready to ship sections of these Etsy stores. As usual, just click on each picture to find out more about the panty in question.

Loula Silk Red Roses Panties by RavenDreamsUK

Loula Silk Red Roses Panties by RavenDreamsUK

RavenDreams is an Etsy seller who honestly doesn’t get enough press. They specialize in plus sizes, they make gorgeous silk creations to order and they don’t photoshop or airbrush any of their listing photos. If none of that grabs you, these silk red rose burlesque style panties certainly will.

Reindeer Panties by Knickerocker

Reindeer Panties by Knickerocker

These panties are perfect for those of you who like your holiday underwear with a capital “H”. The reindeer print reminds me of cozy winter sweaters. These are also the right shape and cut to go under pretty much anything that you’ll wear this month, which makes them extremely useful as well as cute.

Stella Rouge Panties by La Lilouche

Stella Rouge Panties by La Lilouche

Since it is the holiday season, you really can’t go wrong with luxurious red silk panties with a giant bow on the back. These are from La Lilouche and would make a great gift as well as a treat for yourself. These are the perfect holiday indulgence.

Gem Highwaisted Panties by Sandmaiden Sleepwear

Gem Highwaisted Panties by Sandmaiden Sleepwear

Sandmaiden Sleepwear does have a fairly early order cutoff due to high volume this year, but they also have a huge ready to ship section for those of us that are slightly less well prepared. I love that Sandmaiden focuses on comfort as well as eco-friendly fabrics and production methods. These panties have a hint of retro to them, but their philosophy is entirely modern.

Red Plaid Scotty Dog Panties by Swoon

Red Plaid Scotty Dog Panties by Swoon

One of my favorite holiday treats is the Walker’s brand shortbread that comes in the scotty dog tins. Swoon has appropriately channeled this holiday obsession of mine into a pair of underwear! This seems thematic, as Swoon is based out of Inverness in Scotland. Whether you’re a shortbread lover or a dog lover, these panties are a great holiday treat.

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8 Full Bust Babydolls For The Holiday Season

Roxie Camidoll by Curvy Kate

Roxie Camidoll by Curvy Kate

It would have been nearly impossible to write this article a few years ago, as there were so few special occasion lingerie pieces aimed at full bust customers available. Now there’s not only a full range of bridal options, but fashion ones as well. If you haven’t yet tried one of the new babydolls, the holidays can be a great time to pick up something special. Most of these babydolls are based on extremely popular bra shapes, so it’s easy to figure out which one might work the best for you in terms of size and shape. As usual, just click on the pictures to find out more about each item.

Bardot Babydoll by Curvy Kate

Bardot Babydoll by Curvy Kate

Curvy Kate released more special occasion options than anyone else this season, which is why you’ll see them pop up on this list several times. I like how understated this babydoll is compared to some of the others. While the embroidery is lovely, it’s still just a slightly dressed up black babydoll.

Carmen Babydoll by Figleaves Boudoir

Carmen Babydoll by Figleaves Boudoir

It’s nice to see Figleaves take on a high fashion babydoll that goes up to a G cup, especially in this trendy purple color. This babydoll has nice strappy details without falling fully into the bondage inspired category, which is great for those of us who want something that works for multiple occasions.

Elomi Betty Babydoll

Elomi Betty Babydoll

If you love the Elomi Betty bra shape, this is the babydoll for you. It’s basic yet pinup inspired and creates great lift and support. They made one in red a few seasons ago, and I’m still kicking myself for not grabbing it while I could.

Marcie Babydoll by Cleo by Panache

Marcie Babydoll by Cleo by Panache

Cleo has started releasing babydoll versions of it’s bestselling Marcie bra recently, which have been incredibly popular. This color is perfect for the holidays and Valentine’s Day, without being too literal. I especially love the polka dot mesh in the skirt – it’s nice to see a company doing more than putting some plain mesh on top of a well known bra shape.

Nostalgia Babydoll by Ewa Michalak

Nostalgia Babydoll by Ewa Michalak

Ewa Michalak has expanded into babydolls recently, but this is their first one in a pattern. I predict that this fabric will say couch cushion to some and classic romance to others, but either way it’s nice to see Polish brands expanding beyond basic bra sets. This babydoll is handmade to order, which means that Ewa Michalak will functionally assigned you a bra shape based on your size range. If you know that you like the bra shapes available in your size range, this could be a great choice for the holidays.

Paradise Babydoll by Sculptresse

Paradise Babydoll by Sculptresse

I actually own this babydoll and it’s just lovely – pictures really don’t do it justice. This babydoll is based on the bestselling Jasmine bra shape, which means it will work for a wide variety of body shapes. It’s also nice to see Panache’s plus size line using bra shapes that have worked in their core size line.

Ritzy Babydoll by Curvy Kate

Ritzy Babydoll by Curvy Kate

If you want a classic red babydoll for the holidays, this is probably your best choice. I like the menswear inspired stripes on the front of this babydoll and the new Curvy Kate sizing means that everyone should have a good chance at fitting into this.

Roxie Camidoll by Curvy Kate

Roxie Camidoll by Curvy Kate

Curvy Kate has also released this camidoll, which is basically a babydoll with a shorter skirt on it. I really love this as a less literal holiday option, as well as the plunging cut of the bra. If you want something cute and a little more casual, this would be a great option.

Which of these babydolls is your favorite? Have I missed any that you love?

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10 Print Full Bust Bras to Brighten Up Your Lingerie Drawer

S Nostalgia Bra by Ewa Michalak

S Nostalgia Bra by Ewa Michalak

Winter is the perfect time to indulge your love for bold prints in lingerie, since you don’t have to worry about your bra showing through lighter fabrics or white t-shirts. Heavier sweaters and layering means that you can wear whatever you want underneath! While the United States bra market is still dominated by the beige t-shirt bra, cold weather means that everyone can try expanding their lingerie drawers without fear. Whether you’re looking for a bold new bra set or branching out into print bras, these 10 lingerie sets are a great place to start.

Botanical Print Plunge Bra by Gossard

Botanical Print Plunge Bra by Gossard

Gossard has always done great prints, but this botanical print bra is especially pretty. It’s smooth enough to fit under any shirt or blouse, but still vibrant due to the print and the lace.

Miss Mandalay Vava Bra

Miss Mandalay Vava Bra

This bra has been around for several seasons, but I still think it’s one of the best takes on unconventional animal print out there. It also makes a great holiday set if you’re looking for something less traditional.

Chi Chi Bra by Sculptresse

Chi Chi Bra by Sculptresse

Sculptresse has released a new plus size lingerie line using the popular Jasmine Bra framework! I’ve been lucky enough to try two pieces of this line and it’s honestly my favorite fit of the season. If you love animal print but want a less literal version, this bra is perfect.

Deco Plunge Bra by Freya

Deco Plunge Bra by Freya

The Deco continues to rule the full bust bra market, but this leopard print version is a fairly bold take on the classic shape. If you crave cleavage, this is the bra to check out.

Kayla Bra by Goddess

Kayla Bra by Goddess

Goddess has recently put out some new fashion options that are really wonderful. This Kayla bra has the traditional full cup bra shape, but combines it with a bright and unusual print that is really eye-catching.

Jasmine Bra by Panache

Jasmine Bra by Panache

Panache has been knocking it out of the park with their various Jasmine models and this one is no exception. It’s beautiful, sophisticated and the shape works for a wide range of body types and builds.

Panache Sports Bra

Panache Sports Bra

For those of you who like wearing your Panache sports bras underneath everything (I know you’re out there!), this new multicolored version is a great way to add a dose of fashion to your regular routine.

Pansy Bra by Freya

Pansy Bra by Freya

Floral prints are everywhere in lingerie, but this blue pansy pattern is unusual and striking.

Satine Bra by Bravissimo

Satine Bra by Bravissimo

I love the Satine bra, especially since they disappear under even the lowest of necklines. This new print is lovely, but the icing on the cake is the matching kimono that Bravissimo is offering. All three pieces would make a great gift set for the upcoming holiday season.

S Nostalgia Bra by Ewa Michalak

S Nostalgia Bra by Ewa Michalak

Ewa Michalak has continued to release beautiful designs this season, but this Nostalgia set is a standout. It comes in a babydoll version as well, but I love the vintage style of this print.

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10 Pieces of Red Full Bust Lingerie For the Holidays and Beyond

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Lola Luxe Basque by Bravissimo

We focus on red bras mostly during the holiday season, which to me is really a shame. While red bras and lingerie are great for the holidays, they’re also a fun choice any other time of the year! Luckily, the holidays do bring us an abundance of pretty red lingerie sets to choose from. These picks cover cup sizes DD through L and range from budget brands to luxury sets. If you want to add a dash of red to your lingerie drawer, any of these bras would be a great choice. As always, just click on the picture to get more information about each piece.

Marcie Babydoll by Cleo

Marcie Babydoll by Cleo

I’m cheating a bit by including this babydoll, as it’s technically “raspberry pink” instead of red. It’s based on the extremely popular Marcie bra shape by Cleo, which makes it a great sexy yet comfortable choice for a special occasion.

Madame X Bra by Dita Von Teese

Madame X Bra by Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese’s line of luxurious and strappy offerings has been expanded up to an E cup, which is good news for those of us who are in the new size range. I’m personally hoping that it signals that the brand will expand cup sizes even further, as these sets look gorgeous and I’d love to try one.

Bijou Bra by Elomi

Bijou Bra by Elomi

If you don’t have room in your life or your lingerie drawer for special occasion pieces, this Bijou bra is the perfect way to indulge your love for the color red. It’s seamless, supportive and will go under any sweater in your wardrobe.

Minnie Bra by Cleo

Minnie Bra by Cleo

Cleo is inviting you to channel your inner Minnie Mouse with this offering, which is extremely cute. If you love polka dots and want a set that really pops, this is a great choice.

Strawberry Split Bra by Mimi Holliday

Strawberry Split Bra by Mimi Holliday

I’m a huge fan of eyelash lace, so I found myself really drawn to this gorgeous set by Mimi Holliday. It’s classic, feminine and pretty much perfect.

Ooh La La Bra by Freya

Ooh La La Bra by Freya

Clashing red and orange colorways have become more popular in the past few years, so it’s nice to see Freya taking on the holiday based trend. This set is sexy, sheer and unexpected. It’s a great non-traditional take on red for the holidays.

Red Balconette Bra by Just Peachy

Red Balconette Bra by Just Peachy

If you just want something cute and basic, it’s hard to go wrong with Just Peachy. This Figleaves brand makes affordable lace bras in a wide range of colors are sizes, along with cute and comfortable matching panties. The lace used for these is soft and comfortable, making them feel much nicer than their low price point might indicate.

Pinup Bra by Pour Moi

Pinup Bra by Pour Moi

Pour Moi has been on fire lately with their newer offerings. I talked a lot about their Carmen set when it came out, but this one is equally great. If you want to pick up a throughly sexy treat for the holidays, this brand is a good place to start.

Fleur Bra by Bravissimo

Fleur Bra by Bravissimo

I love burgundy everything, so it’s great to see Bravissimo release their classic Fleur Bra in it this season. I love the luxurious looking embroidery on this bra, as well as the fact that it goes up to an L cup.

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Lola Luxe Basque by Bravissimo

The only reason I haven’t bought this basque yet is because I already own it in purple. I’m seriously tempted by the red as well, since it’s such a great piece. The Lola Luxe Basque goes up to a K cup and is supremely comfortable. Offering it in red for the holidays is a smart move and I suspect this will sell out quickly as a result.

Do you like red lingerie? Which of these pieces do you like the most?

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