Review: Fleur’T Intimates
Disclosure: I was sent these items free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
I talk a lot about lingerie - it’s my job. I write about intricate laces, luxury fabrics and hand-constructed foundations. But no matter how many gorgeous bras, corsets and babydolls I fawn over, when it’s time to do my own underwear shopping, I repeatedly find myself gravitating towards fuss-free, comfy basics. While I consider lingerie design and craftsmanship an art form, it isn’t always the most practical thing to wear under my skinny jeans or flared skirts. I need coverage, I need mobility and I need comfort! But finding undies like these that still look pretty and make me feel like a million bucks isn’t always so easy.
Which is why I was so excited to receive a package from the dainty lingerie label Fleur’T Intimates. I’ve had my eye on their best selling rayon spandex boyshorts with soft slinky fabric and a touch of lace for a while now. The lightweight 95% rayon, 5% spandex blend is known for having a silky, microfiber-like hand that feels similar to cotton with a hint of stretch. These undies looked great on paper potentially having everything I’m looking for in an everyday panty. But at $36 a pair I wasn’t sure I was ready to invest that much for every day shorts without seeing them and trying them on in person first.
Fast forward to this weekend when I finally had the chance to test out these boyshorts along with a selection of equally soft bras and camis. I started with the Modern Romance bra ($43) and brief ($43). The simple jersey and mesh soft cup triangle bra and matching hipster seemed unassuming but ended up fitting me like a dream. I normally wear a size 32C on top and small the on bottom so I tried the size S/M and found that it hugged my curves snugly without pinching or gaping – just what I look for in a lounge-around-the-house, comfy set. The hook and eye in back made this barely-there bra easy to throw on and off, and the keyhole in the back of the hipster, that I was wary of at first, ended up being understated and added a cute additional detail.
So next I moved on to the Lacy Essentials cami ($24) and cheeky short ($20). I had to struggle slightly at first to put the two sets I received in teal and navy over my head, but once it was on it turned out to be well worth it. The cami was super flattering on my frame in size S as it cuts off right at the narrowest part of the waist, helping you to look more cinched in. The seamed triangle cups extended up to the shoulder, making it look like a halter neckline in front and amplifying the look of my small bust. The undies were pretty comfy and easy to wear with a wide lace waistband and a cheeky cut in the back. Both styles had narrow elastic inside to help the lace edges grip to the skin, which normally I find uncomfortable but here I barely felt them. I would have liked for the cami cups to have been lined for a little more opaqueness but overall I would feel pretty good wearing this around the house or perhaps under a low cut blouse.
Then we had the Belle Epoque v-front bralette ($67) and lace front brief ($42). Similar to the Lacy Essentials, this was a soft cup cami-like top with a hipster bottom but with different lace, a v-front waist and solid jersey in back, this set was an entirely different animal. Straddling the line between fashion and function, the cups of the bralette were lined in soft mesh for added modesty. In a size S/M it ran a little larger than the others but once I adjusted the bra straps to the smallest point I was able to achieve that same flattering fit making me look busty with a small waist. The panties were very comfortable and, like the bralette, had the rayon spandex jersey in the back, making this something that could comfortably be worn all day long.
Lastly I tried out the Top Drawer Boyshorts ($36) that I had had my eye on and sure enough – they ticked every box on my checklist… Comfortable fabric: check. No wedgie-inducing back seam: check. No extra elastics: check. Plus, these size S/M boyshorts fit me well - not too tight and not too loose. So I guess you can say I now have a new, every day panty to add to my repertoire! Though I don’t yet know how they will hold up during washing (this fabric sometimes tends to fade quickly) I do know that I need to start investing in more of these quality pieces if I want to remain fashionable and comfortable on a daily basis. While $36 originally sounded steep to me for such a basic item, I now realize that you get what you pay for and plan on buying additional colors in the future.
All these styles can be found at www.fleurtintimates.com
Are you a fan of comfy, full coverage undies? Have you tried Fleur’T Intimates before?
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