TomboyX are an underwear and clothing brand, offering androgynous-styled pieces aimed at tomboy and queer women. The brand was launched in 2013 by Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez, a gay couple who saw the lack of non-feminine styles on the market, and decided to do something about it. They aim to empower women by providing comfortable, well-made, fashionable clothing that is neither ultra feminine nor super masculine. I was recently contacted by TomboyX asking if I would like to review any of their underwear, to which I gladly agreed!
There are currently five brief styles of different lengths available, covering standard briefs all the way through to 6.5″ inseam boxers. I was sent the “Tomboy Short” briefs in Plum, a new boxer brief style with a shorter 2.5″ inseam. Continue reading →
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).
Curvy Kate‘s Showgirl cuts are some of their most popular pieces, combining gorgeous designs with amazing cakes-on-a-plate style cleavage. Until recently, most of Curvy Kate’s Showgirl cuts were only available in 28-30 D-J and corresponding sister sizes, and the small cups and loose bands meant the actual size range was smaller than it seemed at face value. Of course, this didn’t stop me from stuffing myself into them, but I wished the size range could increase. So, I was happy to see that Curvy Kate have been gradually increasing their range of styles and sizes, as well as altering their sizing with customer feedback. In SS14, they introduced a few padded half-cups styles covering 28-38 D-J: the Carmen longline, the Ritzy half-cup, and the Ritzy babydoll. This review is of the Ritzy bra, though the babydoll should fit similarly.
My current usual size is 30K in most brands, with a 14 in briefs. As my usual size wasn’t available, and knowing CK briefs often run small, I opted for a 32J bra and 16 briefs. Continue reading →
All Undone debuted their first collection in September 2013, making them a very new (and very exciting) addition to the lingerie world. Created by Eva Philips and designed and manufactured in Wales, All Undone aims to provide women with smaller backs and large cups beautiful, fashion-forward lingerie to make them look and feel amazing. Their sleek, contemporary designs are unlike anything else currently on the market, with bras available in 28-34 DD-GG, and matching bottoms in XS-L.