Perfectly Purple in Curvy Kate’s Gia

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the bras I tried while looking for my size in Curvy Kate Gia (full post here). While I didn’t keep any of them, trying them made me more confident about the size I would need. So, when I saw AW13′s Purple/Black colourway on sale at Brastop a couple of months ago, I decided to give her another chance.

Front view of the Curvy Kate Gia in Purple/Black, size 30K

As before, I went for the 30K, and I am pleased to say that the Purple/Black colourway was everything I expected and more. Continue reading

Finding My Size in Curvy Kate’s Gia

Curvy Kate are a fairly young brand in the full-bust world, but they are constantly coming out with new styles and revamping the older ones. The Gia is a style that was introduced in Autumn 2012, and I’ve been eyeing it since. However, at the start of my bra-fitting journey, I had found that I did not get along with many of Curvy Kate’s earlier styles, and with plenty of other bras that fit me at a 30JJ, I saw no reason to take a risk…until I went up to a 30K/KK about a year ago, and suddenly found that my options became much more limited. So, seeing it on sale in August last year, I decided to try out both the Seafoam and Cherry/Blush colourways. This is mostly a quick comparison of the bras I tried while looking for a good fit, so won’t be quite as detailed as my usual reviews.

Curvy Kate Gia Cherry-Blush and Seafoam 32K Continue reading

Just Checking In

Hey all!

If you follow me on any social media you may have seen this already, so this is mainly a post to reach my subscribers, casual readers, and anyone who missed it before.

I’ve recently been thinking that I want to be sure I’m getting a good balance of good posts, as well as ensuring my blog is accessible, readable, and helpful. I sometimes worry that I write confusingly or focus too much (or too little) on certain things, so I would just like to check in and make sure I am on the same page as all of you.

So, to do the above, I’ve made a quick, anonymous survey on google docs. There are 10 questions, most of which are multiple choice, and all of which are optional.

It should only take a minute, and any responses would be very helpful. If any of you could fill it out, I would really appreciate it. You can find the survey here: bit.ly/1ixeX3H

Thanks all!

Go Retro with Gossard

When I was contacted about reviewing one of Gossard’s sets, I received the Gossard Summer Plunge set (which I previously reviewed here), and I also surprisingly received a second set, which was the Gossard Retrolution Half-Padded Bra in Black with matching briefs (part of their ‘VIP Lingerie’ range). I usually wear a 28G, but as Gossard start at a 30 band, I decided to try out a 30FF with XS briefs. When I took my first look at this set I wasn’t too sure about it, but I swiftly changed my mind. As someone who has a relatively accessible cup size I find the majority of bras in my size range give a fairly rounded shape, which was my main reason for doubting this bra – the ‘Retrolution Half-Padded Bra’ is pointy.

Gossard Retrolution Half-Padded Bra and Briefs Set in Black - 30FF, XS

At first I was a little uncomfortable at the thought of a pointy bra, but upon trying it on my opinion slowly changed. While looking in the mirror I felt like a gorgeous vintage model and I just wanted to pin curl my hair, dance around to swing jazz and apply my favourite red lipstick! Continue reading

Luxurious Lingerie by Avocado

Avocado are a luxury Polish brand, with a range of designs oozing elegance and sophistication. Their sizing is slightly different from the UK’s, featuring 4cm jumps between cup sizes and bands that are firmer than average, so when they offered to send me something to review, it took a while to figure out what size would be best for me. At the time, my measurements were roughly 75cm snug underbust, 109cm standing bust, and 116cm leaning bust. Following the size guide, I first tried a 70K (the size suggested for a 110cm bust), which I later swapped for 70L (suggested for a 114cm bust).

Avocado Nina Red 70L Full

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