Archive | April 2017

Foxers Tomboy Boxers + Lace Camisole Size S

I chose to go with small for both the top and the bottoms. I pretty much assumed what my size was, as I hadn’t looked at the size chart. I just know that for me, lately XS bottoms have been too small, and I’ve never really worn XS bralettes.

I went with the tomboy boxers because of the look of them. I wanted something I could wear to sleep that wasn’t too sexy, but wasn’t boring. I also wanted something I could walk around in, in my apartment. These are definitely different. I’d never seen anything like these, which was part of the appeal for me.

 

The lace cami

The cami is a very soft and stretchy lace. For those with sensitive skin, it should not be irritating at all. The band is a little loose on me, so when I initially got it, I was thinking I should have went with an XS, but in this I do get a little bit of side boob.

But since this is a lace cami, and not a bra, the side boob isn’t important. Since the band is loose, it does ride up in the front a bit. I may take in the band to make it a little tighter.

The straps on the cami are fully adjustable, and are the same fabric as the waistband on the lace boxers, the boxer briefs and the boyshorts (for this particular color). The straps are not stretchy, and they’re also somewhat long.

 

The Tomboy boxers

 

The boxers do feature a sort of ‘gusset’, it is more horizontal, than vertical like regular panties. The interesting thing about these shorts is that they only have 2 seams, and there’re between the legs. There are no side seams, nor a seam going down the front or the back.

There is a large pocket on both sides that can fit an array of stuff, including an iPhone. There are 2 buttons that are fully functional. Along the inner waistband, there’s the foxers logo.

The shorts can be worn with the band rolled over, or regular. I personally am the type to wear all bottoms at my waist, and not my hip bone, so I didn’t roll the waist.

I do think that because they’re no seam down the middle, or sides, there ends up being a little extra fabric in the crotch area. However, I don’t feel the extra space when I’m walking, but it’s something that I see, so I’m pointing it out.

 

I decided to wear these boxers under a pair of my jeans (which were tight), because I figured someone that’s debating on getting these may want to know how it feels. So I could definitely feel that I was wearing them, but it wasn’t uncomfortable, and they didn’t bunch up. Also, they weren’t visible through the material, although I do think if you decided to wear these under leggings or non denim pants, they would be visible in the front, as well as the side. Towards the end of the night, I started getting lazy, and not fixing the shirts after I went to the bathroom, so the bottoms were visible. I kind of pulled them up with my jeans.

 

I did wear this set to sleep, and I can say it was very comfortable. I don’t find myself having to adjust anything during the night. Speaks of comfort, I do want to mention that I never once got a wedgie in these shorts. So that’s definitely an A+ in my book. I will definitely be ordering from Foxers in the future. I have a sale set on the way, which I should be reviewing soon.

 

I received this set in exchange for a review

Ewa Michalak Różowa Mgiełka 70DD + matching brief size 36

I bought this bra on a whim. I bought it along with the Amorek, because I’d wanted to try Ewa’s unlined bras. I’d already owned the 3DM Burek, but I bought it used. I wanted to try a 3DM that wasn’t used. I also had two BMs, but the 3DM is meant for smaller breasts (lower gore, shorter cups), so I needed more. Although I’m not interested in the Kankan, it is a bra I’ve debated about buying, just because it’s a 3DM. I will say I’m not in love with this bra, or the Amorek because of the cups material. This is why I haven’t asked for most of the SM bras (Rozmarzona, Ja wiem etc) to be made as a 3DM. The Ja Wiem looks like it’s exactly the same material is this bra. Let’s check out how this bra fits:

 

The cups on this bra are nice and low. I was able to wear it underneath one of my low cut v neck shirts that I got from working at true religion (their v necks are ridiculously low), without the bra showing. When I got the bra, around Christmas Eve the cups were okay. Now they’re a little too small.

This picture has the most accurate color of the bra.

The diagonal ribbon cuts in a bit, but it’s masked by the upper ribbon piece. As much as I love the appearance of this bra, I don’t think the material choice was the best. When I first ordered this bra, I was sent a bra that was too shallow. It was not a good fit on me.

The left cup (my smaller side) seemed the worst.

The first bra was probably cut best for even/shallow shapes. I think that bra was cut the same way it would have been cut if it was a stretchy material. I sent Ewa pictures and she remade the bra for me.  The material on the cups is an unstretchy mesh, but it’s not delicate feeling.

 

When I initially tried this bra on, I didn’t have an issues with the gore, but that’s to be expected. The gore height is 1.75 inches high, and a little over half an inch wide (.6 inches), so in theory I shouldn’t have had an issue. .6 is really narrow. Most of the morning I was fine, but around lunch time I started feeling the gore. It wasn’t painful, but I could feel it. By 5pm I was DYING. I was at my parents house, so I took my bra off. Unfortunately I didn’t get any bras in the mail, so I was walking around braless.

 

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I RARELY have straps issues. I don’t have a strap issue with this bra per-se, but I can definitely say the straps are wide-set. Definitely not a bra for women with narrow shoulders. I didn’t feel the straps when I was at work, but you can definitely see that they’re directly on top of my clavicle. Because of the detailing on the straps they’re partially adjustable. The lacing on the front of the straps is the same as the lace at the top of the cups

 

The band stretches to 28 inches. 28 inches is small for a 70 band, but I’m starting to think Ewa’s 70 band (at least in the bras meant for smaller busts) will measure around 28 inches. The wings are nice and wide, measuring at 3.75 inches high. The band is a different material from the cups. It’s a stretchy polyester, that would have been really nice on the cups. The wings and the band are double lined.

 

Panty

I absolutely love the appearance of these panties. However, I don’t love the fit. Right off the bat, I want to say when I was wearing them with jeans on I had no issues, and I really didn’t feel anything.  But when I wasn’t wearing bottoms I felt a lot. Due to the material in the lower portion of the back, it felt like the panties were too small, so this may work better for someone with a smaller butt. But the front felt like there was too much fabric. The gusset was wide. I don’t really have gusset issues with panties, but this pair and the Amorek panties I do (they’re cut the same). The wideness occurs with the gusset and the front of the panties. The front of the panties is cut wide, so the elastic is in the crease of my groin (is there a technical term for that?). When I had no pants on, I could feel the elastic everytime I took a step.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verdict: I would not wear this during one of my long work shifts

Love Claudette Dessous longline 30E + matching thong

I’ve wanted this bra, in this color, ever since I got the other Dessous longline. When I bought the other longline, I could not find this color at all. So I gave up looking. Around Black Friday I came across this branon brastop. It was on sale for like £13, but I didn’t buy it because I was hoping it would be cheaper on Cyber Monday. Well, I was wrong, on cyber Monday the price went to £17, and stayed that price until March (😭). I would check brastop often to see if the price went back down, also to see if this size sold out because it was the only 30E left. I really wanted 28F, but it wasn’t available. I ended up buying this when it went to £16, but I only bought it because I tweeted to brastop that I wanted to add something to my order, but I couldn’t find that bra (I didn’t look hard enough because I ended up finding it 2 days later). I didn’t want them to hold my order for nothing, so I asked for this and the matching panties.

I’m happy that I was able to finally get this set.

 

The gore was too wide for me. The gore measures a hair under 1 inch wide- 7/8s of an inch.

However, because it’s so high, it was sitting on breast tissue. I was able to push the wires down the channels at the gore, so there wasn’t any stabbing; pushing down the wires I was able to get 1/2 an inch of free space. The gore just got wider the further it went down, so the inner portion of the wires were sitting on breast tissue. It wasn’t painful, but just annoying because I was aware that the wires and the gore were raised.

I decided to alter the gore, otherwise the bras wasn’t really wearable. As I’ve said before, when I alter things these days, I don’t have a desire to be 100% accurate (nothing is getting cut), so I just pinned the fabric at the gore in place, and hand sewed to make the gore less wide. If you decide to too this to this particular bra, be forewarned that the material is mesh and this alteration will mess up the material if you make it too tight, or if your breasts are heavy and close set. I decided when I altered this, that I was going to sew and leave the extra fabric on the outside, instead of sewing it on the inner part of the bra. I like the way it looks, and tbh no one else is going to be looking at my bras.

 

One of the things I absolutely love about this bra, and the other Dessous longline that I have is that there is depth to this bra that the regular Dessous bras don’t seem to have. Initially I thought the depth was above the wire, but it’s really just in the lower portion of the cup. There is wrinkling in the fabric, but I think that’s because how wide {the entire length of} the gore is. My nipples are in the upper portion of the bra, so I’m getting a bit of in cup quadding. I do a reverse swoop and scoop after putting the bra on. Before I altered the gore, the reverse swoop and scoop didn’t do anything at all. It couldn’t because there was no where for it to stay. The wires on the inner portion of the cup wasn’t touching my skin. Taking in the gore did seem to open the cup at the top a bit.

Walmart selfie

I rarely mention this on my bra reviews, but the seams wear only very slightly visible. I do want to mention that this bra is about 3/4s of an inch deeper than the peacoat Dessous longline that’s a sister size down (28F).

 

I think if you have narrow or sloping shoulders the straps will be too wide set for you, for me the straps are fine. The straps are fully adjustable. Although the straps look brighter/more neon in the pics, in person it’s the same color as the polka dots.

 

The band stretches to 28 inches before the wires start to distort. Stretched the band feels comfortable. The closure is 3×3, and it’s actually easy to button up from the back (I usually find the 5 row longlines to be a struggle to close behind my back, or som unhook when I get others hooked)

The longline is pretty short on this bra. There’s about 1 inch of extra fabric underneath the cups. There is 2 small bones, and the top of them keep ending up below the cups (but I don’t feel it), because there’s a space, the bone isn’t as long as the channel. Realistically speaking, the space is like 3 mm at the most.

 

Thong

These are unremarkable. They fit. There was a small amount of extra fabric in the front, but not enough that I would size down. The elastic wasn’t bothersome. They were comfortable.

 

 

verdict: This is a bra that I’d wear on one of my longer days at work. It was actually very comfortable.

 

Do you own any of the Claudette Dessous longline bras?

Comexim Bellissima longline 65G

When I first saw this bra , I knew I had to have it. I did wait a while, because of the price, and let’s face it, I don’t actually need any bras. It wasn’t until Wen from ‘Comicsgirlsneedbras‘ posted pictures on this bra, that I decided to get it. I bought it when they had their Black Friday deal, so I think I paid about $36 for it.  I ended up getting it almost 2 months later…

I wasn’t sure what size to get when I ordered this bra, so I went with 65G, because in worst case scenario, I could use extenders if the band was too tight.

 

The band is firm. When I first wore this, I wore it with an extender, and it felt fine. I have it in right now without an extender, and it also feels fine. I definitely didn’t loose weight, so I’m not sure why I had an extender on the first time. The lace part of the band (in the front) doesn’t stretch at all. There is elastic at the very bottom of the longline, which (on me) can have the potential to feel too tight.  There’s no boning on this longline, so there won’t be anything stabbing you in your ribs, however the fabric does get a little wrinkly.

On me, where the lace meets the solid fabric, at the bottom of the band it tends to press into my skin. I’m short, and the longline comes down to where my waist tapers in, it probably won’t look as long on someone that is taller.

 

The cups have good depth at the bottom. This longline isn’t like the padded longlines, in which the bottom is shallow. I don’t know if this is because the bra is unlined, or because the fabric that makes up the gore is non stretchy. I requested that the cup be reduced 1cm only, I’m not sure if that was done, as the cup height is 5.75 cm. The cup does seem higher than what I want it to be, but it’s not too tall.

There is some stitching at the top of the bra, and even though it’s not elastic, it doesn’t seem to make the bra closed on top. There’s 2 layers of fabric on the cups, but it’s still sheer. I believe the fabric is exactly the same as the fabric on the coco bra. The width of the cup is 5.25 inches, and the depth is 8.4 inches. Lately with unlined bras I need a depth of around 9 inches, but I think this works because there’s enough depth at the bottom and it’s open enough at the top.

 

 

I can’t get an accurate measurement for what the gore is (since it’s a longline), but it seems like it comes up higher on my sternum, than other bras. The gore isn’t stabby.

Narrowed gore

I did request that the gore be narrowed, so that could be helping with the cups not feeling too widely spaced. I think a narrowed gore is an alteration I need to ask for with Comexim, as sometimes the bottom of the gore is too wide.

 

I think I requested that the straps be moved in 1 cm. I don’t need them to be moved in 2 cm, but on my Donna bra the straps feel like they could be moved in a bit. The straps on this bra are the same as the ones on pretty much all the bras with black straps (Rose, Donna, Tropical Garden, Coco, Burgundy, Mystic etc); they’re not the easiest to adjust. They’re not like other straps where you can adjust them while wearing the bra.

 

You can see how long this longline is on my short torso. This is how I wish all longlines were.

 

 

Look at that roundness!