Taking the Custom Lingerie Plunge: My Review of Nearer the Moon
All items reviewed were purchased by me. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
I love having matching lingerie sets, but I also love buying from interesting indie designers. Since most indie designers don't make bras in my size, these two desires can often come into conflict. I felt this way when I first saw the Hyper Floral Collection by Nearer the Moon --- I knew I had to have a full set and none of the bras would come close to fitting me. Luckily Nearer the Moon also offers a custom lingerie service, so I decided to take the plunge and try out my first piece of custom lingerie. While I've had indie designers alter some patterns before for me, I'd never gone through the custom design process to create something truly unique. I was a little intimidated at the start: What if it didn't work out? Would it be hard to fit my body type remotely?
When I initially contacted Nearer the Moon, I was very clear about what I wanted. I wanted a piece that would fit me that also had the look and detailing of some of the gorgeous Hyper Floral bras. Tilly, who is the designer behind Nearer the Moon, immediately suggested either a robe or a shorter camisole design. I'm addicted to pretty robes, so predictably I picked that option. Tilly asked lots of questions about my body type, what parts of my body I liked defined, and what sorts of details I liked on my lingerie. After a few quick email exchanges, she sent over some sketches of the robe.
Once I approved the sketch, all I had to do was pay through the Nearer the Moon Etsy shop and wait! I also went ahead and bought the Hyper Floral Spanking Shorts to make a complete set, with the intention of pairing them with my white Satine bra to make a three-piece set.
It took about three weeks for my lingerie to be made and shipped to the US, which is incredibly reasonable considering the work and time it can take to ship from the UK. When it got here, I was blown away by how perfect everything was. As I'd requested, the robe highlighted my bust and hips and not my stomach, and the eyelash lace on the spanking shorts was comfortable and gorgeous. It's really the kind of lingerie that deserves to be seen as part of a boudoir photoshoot or something, but I haven't gotten around to trying one of those yet. Instead, I'm having lots of fun lounging around the house and feeling totally glamorous in my matching stuff. I got the Spanking Shorts before I saw The Great Gatsby, and now that I've seen the movie I'm even happier I got them --- they're right on trend for this season and I'll treasure them for ages.
I completely recommend Nearer the Moon for all of your lingerie needs, including the stuff that's just in your head! It can be easy to feel like you're missing out as a full busted woman, but between custom lingerie and all of the full bust bra options out there it's easy to put together some gorgeous sets. I will definitely be buying more from Nearer the Moon in the future and doing something similar to create a whole new set.
Have you ever had custom lingerie made for you? Would you try it in the future?