Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so I thought I’d continue my color-themed Wishlists with pink this week. Pink is a difficult color for me. I’m not anti-pink or anything, but I don’t own or wear much of it. Definitely not on my list of favorite colors. So this list was actually a little hard for me to put together, but I came up with four sets that belong to the pink family that I would actually enjoy wearing.
image from curvykate.com
I mentioned in last week’s Wishlist Wednesday that while color can really bring out the beauty in a bra that isn’t always apparent in a beige, there are some beige bras that I really like the look of. Here are some of them!
image from freyalingerie.com
One of my favorites is Freya’s Lacey Plunge Balcony bra in Cafe Latte. I don’t know if a non-molded plunge would work better for me than a molded one (which is “not well at all”) but I’m willing to try for polka dots. Lacey is available in 28 D-G, 30 D-K, 34-36 C-K, and 38 C-JJ. Matching brief and thong available in XS-XL, short available in 2XL. (UK sizing)
Where can I buy this?
Freya’s website shows the Lacey as part of their “Essentials” (i.e. neutral continuity line, generally), but several shopping sites are showing this model as discontinued. It is still available at FreshPair.
I’m here for the reviews!
Great reviews can be found at Bras and Body Image and Busts 4 Justice!
image from macys.com
I love babydolls. So pretty, so sexy, theoretically so much more supportive for the bust than chemises. Yeah, I said theoretically. I’m pretty sure I’ve never owned a babydoll that actually fit well. Usually the problem is that once I find a size that fits in the cups, the fabric that should be supporting my breasts (where a band would be on a bra) is way too loose. And that means that my boobs slide down underneath the designated boob area. Not cute. At all.
Damn Curvy Kate and their beautiful bras!
I just don’t know when to quit. I said that I was happy enough with the Thrill Me. And I was, I really, really was. At least I was happy with it until I saw a Bratabase listing offering a 32F Tease Me in exchange for a 30F Curvy Kate Showgirl. That’s when my mind started going “what if?” What if going up a cup size in a balcony style Showgirl locks down the right fit? See, the Tease Me is the only CK Showgirl bra that I haven’t tried yet. The 30FF Tempt Me seemed basically okay in the cups but the plunge style wasn’t working out. I traded that for the 30F Thrill Me, which ended up being just a smidgen too small. I really hoped that the Tease Me would be my “baby bear’s bed” of the Showgirl collection. Is it?
Curvy Kate Thrill Me 30F
Almost, man. Almost. I think Curvy Kate will be a great brand for me once I lock down the right size and/or style. I’m having a rough time with the Showgirl bras. You might remember that I reviewed the Tempt Me in a 30FF, and that had a too-wide gore, and maybe, possibly a too-large cup. I decided to try out the Thrill Me in a 30F. I went ahead on the smaller cup just in case part of the problem with the Tempt Me was in fact the cup size. Plus the measurements for the 30F seemed good. But I think maybe I should have stuck with FF, because I’m spilling out a bit. This could be an error in sizing on my part. Or it could be due to the seriously shallow cups. Seriously. If you don’t have shallow breasts, you should probably give this one a pass.
Curvy Kate Tempt Me 30FF
Yay! My first Curvy Kate! It’s gorgeous! It fits! And I have to let it go because it just doesn’t work for me.
“I’m too fat to wear pretty bras!”
“No one makes any cute bras in my size!”
“With boobs this big I HAVE to wear a minimizer!”
“The only bras that fit me are hideous!”
“I cannot be above a D cup! Do they even make those?!? I’m just gonna go live in a cave.”
Women are really good at hating their bodies. And society is really good at helping them do so. Sorry to tell you this, unhealthy-societal-pressures-that-make-women-hate-their-bodies, but none of those statements up there are true.