Fleur Du Mal is the brainchild of ex-Kiki De Montparnasse designer, Jennifer Zuccarini. The lifestyle brand offers a range of lingerie, loungewear, corsetry, swimwear, clothing and accessories. Launched in 2012, the brand now has an impressive range of stockists (including Net-A-Porter, Saks & Selfridges) and intends to open a physical store this year, presumably in the USA.
Atusko Kudo is one of the best known names in latex fashion. You could certainly argue she’s one of the designers responsible for bridging the divide between latex as fetishwear and latex as mainstream fashion. She’s dressed countless celebrities (including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian) and is stocked by some of the most prestigious luxury retailers in the world.
Six years ago, I moved from the landlocked Midwest to a city on the ocean and never looked back. I try to make it to the beach every week in the summer (salt water is the cure for everything, as they say). As such, I have amassed a small collection of swimsuits. So many people hate swimsuit shopping, but I love it, especially since discovering swimwear that actually fits me. Seriously, full bust swimwear is a life changer. I’ve stopped buying non-cup-sized bikinis entirely. Nothing is worse than trying on an XL bikini top, only to find the band is too big and the cups are still too small. Well-fitting swimwear is like cute lingerie that’s socially-acceptable to wear outside. In other words, it’s the best.
As a size 42D, I recognize I have more options than someone with a fuller bust or who wears a bigger band size. My size is often the largest size available for bras covering up to a size 20. Even my sister size, 40DD, is available at major retailers, like Victoria’s Secret. Based on the access my bra size provides, I know some of the pieces I’ve reviewed for the Lingerie Addict are not accessible to all plus size babes. With this in mind, I wanted to review a bra with a really wide range of plus sizes.
The modern day sheer-tulle-with-tattoo-lace trend can largely be attributed to Fleur of England. Whilst I’m hesitant to claim the brand invented it, they’re almost certainly responsible for driving it to such widespread and recent popularity. Skivvies By For Love & Lemons has certainly capitalised on the tattoo lace trend. The bulk of the brand’s designs utilise the lace appliqué mesh technique with various strappy attachments.