Victoria's Secret Dream Angels

Review: Victoria’s Secret – Dream Angels Bra (32DDD) 2014 Fall/Winter

Lingerie Review
Victoria's Secret Dream Angels

Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels

Another of my surprise purchases when I visited the Victoria’s Secret store in NY in December 2014! This bra is gorgeous, although in a 32DDD it’s slightly too big in the band for me and too small in the cup. Compared to the other bra that I reviewed from this collection (see the bottom of this review for a link to the other review that I wrote) these cups are slightly smaller and more shallow and although the gore comes up higher it doesn’t fit me as well.

The bra is primarily white with black suede straps that are fully adjustable and a black bow in the centre gore, which has a little keyhole. The two hook fastening is also black and provides a nice contrast on the band, as do the straps and centre bow. The band is plain material with only the cups and wings having a lace detail.

The cups themselves are half lined with light padding then finished with mesh that’s covered in lace with rhinestone embellishments. After the padding ends, the bra is semi-sheer. The material on the inside is super soft and not scratchy and I could easily wear this bra all day if it was in my true size.

Victoria's Secret Dream Angels

Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels

The bra gives a great uplifted round shape and the soft finish of the cups hugs the boobs without cutting in, even though it is slightly too small for me. The lace is scalloped on the cups and the cleavage would be perfect if the band wasn’t too large for me and the bra was in my true size. I WISH that VS made my size as their designs are simply gorgeous and not crazy expensive.

You can view more images of the 2014 Fall/Winter Dream Angels collection here.

See my review of another bra from this collection here.

Victoria's Secret Dream Angels

Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels

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Pleasure State Penelope Jane

Pleasure State Penelope Jane Control Balconette Bra 30F Review

30F, Black, Bra, Lingerie, Pleasure State

Worth every cent! This bra is that winning combination of sexy, comfy and supportive.

Pleasure State Penelope Jane

Pleasure State Penelope Jane

The Penelope Jane is all over black satin with a floral crystal lace overlay on the cups that gives it a very pretty shine. It also has the signature Pleasure State crystal buckles and a few other bits of sparkle that catch the eye.

The bra provides more cleavage than I expected after looking at photos of the set (compare the difference of the fit on me to the model pictured here). My only issue though is that the gore comes up a bit high and wide on me so doesn’t provide the perfect separation and shape. This could be due to the fact that it’s a 30 back, whereas I should be in a 28. The cup size (F) is a good fit for me, though. It looks good under a tight shirt and gives great shape, uplift and support – in part due to the firmness of the band and it also has wide wings.

You can buy the Penelope Jane set here. It also comes in a pastel blue colour, and white with salmon coloured lace inserts.

Pleasure State Penelope Jane

Pleasure State Penelope Jane

Victoria's Secret Dream Angels

Review: Victoria’s Secret – Dream Angels Demi Cup Bra (32DDD) 2014 Fall/Winter

Lingerie Review
VICTORIA’S SECRET – DREAM ANGELS DEMI CUP BRA

VICTORIA’S SECRET – DREAM ANGELS DEMI CUP BRA

On my visit to the U.S. in December 2014, I just knew I had to visit a Victoria’s Secret store – even though I knew that they didn’t stock my size. I was hoping to buy something non-underwired that I could wear for a photoshoot whilst there. I was like a kid in a candy shop!

I was very surprised to find an underwired bra (or two) that actually fit me here. The 32DDD, although too loose in the band to be an all day wear bra – was an okay fit for me.

I was also surprised to find that this bra is super comfy! The colour is a gorgeous red and the inside of the cups and shiny material are very soft and the perfect shape to provide great cleavage. The cups are lined with lace that features shiny crystals. The band is of the same lace material and it fastens with two hooks at the back. The straps are fully adjustable and can be changed to cross-over at the back, which I prefer for a bit more cleavage and a firmer fit.

Victoria's Secret Dream Angels

Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels

I particularly loved the high-waisted G-string undies! I got the undies in an XS and wish I had gone up a size as there is no stretch in the lace part of the band around the hips. The tulle however is super soft and is loose around the top to fit the hips in a very flattering way. The frill creates a cute little tutu-like skirt. The suspender straps are detachable and adjustable. I was not very happy that after only a few wears, the tulle keyhole design at the back tore. Again, I wish I had gone up a size, but it also was very flimsy material.

You can view more images of the 2014 Fall/Winter Dream Angels collection here.

See my review of another bra from this collection here.

Victoria's Secret Dream Angels

Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels

Pour Moi? Half Cup Bra

Review: Pour Moi Addicted Half Cup Bra 30F

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Pour Moi Addicted Red

Pour Moi Addicted Red

I am addicted to the way this set photographs – so beautifully because it IS so beautiful! I own this set in both black and red and bought different styles of underwear for each. Let’s start with the bra, though.

The half cup bra has double straps that are so much prettier to look at than the traditional one strap but unfortunately don’t provide much support. It also means that the straps can only adjust so far. The cups are made of semi-sheer floral lace lined with soft material so they’re not scratchy at all. The band is 3 hooks wide, and while it is thick,

I wouldn’t wear this as an everyday bra as it isn’t very comfortable – I find that the cups go back further than necessary and dig in under my arms. This could also be due to the fact that the band is bigger than I need, though. I don’t find the shape of the bra all that flattering – from the side, my boobs appear much flatter, and there is absolutely no cleavage to speak of, however the double bra straps look very sexy exposed. I do like the tassel rather than the usual bow that adorns the gore, too.

Pour Moi Addicted

Pour Moi Addicted

Pour Moi Addicted

Pour Moi Addicted

Both the G-String and the strappy brief are absolutely gorgeous! I bought both pairs in a size 8 and they were a good fit. I chose the strappy brief for the black set, however as you can see from the photo here, I wouldn’t really call it a brief – it’s more of a G-String and it will ride up your butt. It is comfy though, as long as you aren’t wanting modest butt coverage. The double straps are sexy and can be worn high or low. The briefs are made of completely sheer mesh material with a cotton gusset, and they have a lace accent that runs around the top and stops the briefs from looking like they are cutting in on the hips. There’s another cute tassel in the centre at the front and one on the double straps at the back of the undies.

Pour Moi Addicted bra red gstringThe G-String undies are teeeeny tiny but oh-so hot! As you can see by the model’s photoshopped bits, not much is left to the imagination, but I feel very sexy in these undies and the cut and style is pretty unique. Because of the style, they do come up quite a bit higher than the briefs do – I tend to prefer lower riding undies. This G couldn’t be worn with a pair of hipster jeans, though, without popping out. Although it looks pretty flimsy, it’s high quality material.

The back of the G-String has a really pretty 3 strap design instead of the usual triangle of material which looks really great when wearing the suspender belt – and without. The suspender belt has 2 hooks and is adjustable. The front of it is gorgeous, with three straps running horizontally across separating the lace section and a tassel front and centre.

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Pour Moi Addicted

Pour Moi Addicted

The one feature that I didn’t like of this set was the oddly placed butt tassel. I tried it on, and was genuinely concerned that it had been sewn in the wrong place. It made me feel like I had a tail! Apparently it wasn’t a mistake, according to the image below – simple fix, though, I just cut it right off. I had intended to sew it front and center on the G but never quite got around to it – seems a much more logical spot for it!

You can shop the Pour Moi? Addicted collection here.

Freya Deco Darling 28F

Review: Freya Deco Darling Bra 28F

Lingerie Review
Freya Deco Darling

Freya Deco Darling

The Freya Deco Darling set is hands down my favourite lingerie collection to date, and when you look at it – both on and off – it’s not hard to see why.

It’s both incredibly flattering and supportive, and the floral pattern in black and soft rose/blush pink makes me think old-school Hollywood glamour. It is super sexy when combined with the great shape and va-va-voom cleavage that the plunge bra gives! The bra is true to size – I bought a 28F which was a perfect fit at the time, but I now own the other Deco styles in a 28G which is a better fit for me. I wear this set as both an everyday set and special occasions set, as it’s not only gorgeous to look at but is also ultra comfy.

I wear the XS bottoms and XS suspender belt. I bought both the G-String and the full briefs and had misgivings about the briefs looking ‘nana-ish’ after looking at the photo of them here.

Freya Deco Darling 28F

Freya Deco Darling 28F

However they don’t look nearly as big on my bottom and the material is super soft and clings nicely to shape the butt. It’s thin so it doesn’t give you a VPL.

I seriously adore this set. I’d wear it every day if I could! In fact I might invest in the shorts and a couple more G’s and briefs so that I can! Not only is it stunning, but the prices aren’t outrageous and the quality of the material is well worth it.

View the full Deco Darling set and find stockists near you here.

The Freya Deco collection comes in a range of colours – I’d recommend investing in all of the colours that you like – you can check them out at the Freya Lingerie website here.

Freya Deco Darling 28F

Freya Deco Darling 28F

Freya Deco Rebel Bra

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Any woman with an unusual bra size (i.e. anything smaller than a 32 in the band and bigger than a D in the cup) will agree with me when I say that finding bras that you would be proud to be seen in is not an easy task. Another pet peeve of mine? Lingerie companies that DO make larger cup sizes will often use the smaller cup sized women to promote them, thus the images look very different to the way the bra would actually look on a bigger bust!

My cup size has fluctuated in the past year from between a 28H and 32H. Since the age of 17, I have always been bigger than E cup. Bra and bikini shopping used to be an absolute nightmare and I would dread the hours spent in the change rooms trying to find something that I didn’t bulge/fall out of and that didn’t give me the dreaded sausage boob.

I’m currently wearing a 28F-G bra. In saying that, my lingerie drawer contains bras of a variety of sizes, as there is no true consistency across brands and styles of sizing. Plus I’ll sometimes cheat and buy a bra that isn’t a true fit for me because it’s downright amazing…

There is now a select few lingerie brands that became aware of a serious gap in the market and now offer a range of sizes and styles of bras that exceed the D cup! I still find it difficult to find stores that stock these, so I do most of my shopping online. However, along the way i’ll suggest a few stores – and obviously brands – that cater for unusual bra sizes and tell you my faves to help point you in the right direction.

So fear not big-boobed petite ladies! Bra shopping doesn’t have to be a nightmare any more. I’ll give you a run-down of the bevvy or bras that I’ve busted in and out of and include some snaps to show you how larger cup size bras actually look on a larger cup sized woman.

Fear not!

Fear not!