Me and My Beau!

Anyone remember my long-term love affair with emerald green lingerie, particularly Bravissimo’s Boudoir Beau? Well, guess what I just got? 😀

Boudoir Beau 30JJ full

Hello, new favourite set! Yes, it’s an AW12 item which means it’ll probably go in sale imminently, but I couldn’t risk it going out of stock – God knows when the next emerald green J+ bra will come along! Please please please bra companies, more emerald green! Anyway, I’m not going to go into my usual spiel of why I love this bra, because I think it’s pretty clear. It’s emerald green, c’mon 😉 But I absolutely love the big bows on the gore and shorts, and I think the black lace details are just so sophisticated and sexy, particularly on smaller cups with no extra lining. As for the shorts, I think the fact that I own them shows that I absolutely adore them, as at £17 a pair, I’m much more the type to mix and match! In this case, I thought I might just have to treat myself!

I have the bra in a 30JJ and the briefs in a medium, and I would say that I could quite possibly go down a cup – it’s definitely on the generous side! It still seems to fit quite well in this size, but I think a cup down would give a slightly more rounded shape than I currently get. My hips are about 41-42 inches now (size 12/14 in most clothes) and the briefs are a good fit in a medium, so they seem to be true to size.

Boudoir Beau 30JJ close

Apologies for the slightly wonky front view! Like most Bravissimo bras, I found it to give a lot of uplift and forward projection, bringing me front and centre. It gives a naturally uplifted, slightly pointed shape, though I think it would slightly rounder in a cup down – it might be worth trying a couple of sizes to get the best fit. The band feels like a nice, firm 30, and it sports the usual three hook fastening, along with fully adjustable straps. The gore and wire widths feels fairly standard for a Bravissimo balconette, which I tend to find just about spot on for me. Overall it is a really lovely bra, sure to be a firm favourite with those who get along well with Bravissimo! Ideally I’d like to try it in a 30J, but a lot of sizes have sold out now, so I’m glad I got this while I could!

Here’s hoping there’s a similarly fabulous colour next season! 😉

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Founder and main author of Bras and Body Image. Anna is a lingerie lover, feminist and maths student based in the UK, who hopes to someday cuddle every cat in the world.