Today, I am having a total Bo Derek moment, braids and all, in my Story by Tang bodysuit. Couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the start of American summer than in a piece by an Australian designer I’ve loved since I walked in her TAFE Graduate Collection as a teenager (Paying respect to both my home country and my adopted country)! Tangy (Christine) designs clothes that walk a fine between feminine and masculine, relaxed and tailored, soft but with clean lines- and that is exactly what caught my eye about this piece and decided it would be perfect as not only outerwear, but loungewear for at home, underwear beneath sheer clothes (when you want more modesty than just a bra) and recently I’ve started wearing it as swimwear too. Obviously, it doesn’t offer a massive degree of support as it’s not intended to be lingerie, but it is so comfortable (made out of an incredibly soft cotton) it is now one of my favourite bodysuits. I’ve also slept in it a couple of times and it’s as close to sleeping naked as you can get without actually being so, for I do worry about those earthquakes sometimes…. sometimes… 8.5/10
American Apparel red lace geo bra and thong. My relationship with American Apparel lingerie is very up and down- sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. There has been a vast improvement in their women’s underwear over the last year (with the introduction of underwire bra’s and more laces) and it has become my go-to for a quick, cheap lingerie fix. This style bra (soft cup triangle shape, with a hooks on the back) is far superior to their signature slip-on, rather support-less triangles. This offers some support whilst remaining comfortable. Having a rather small-back/large-cup combo it cuts in slightly on the top of the bust, but for the price I can’t complain that it’s not perfect. I LOVE the colour, fabric pattern and the cut of the bottoms- my favourite shape thong. Love this set for lazy/comfortable days without having to be boring or dowdy with cottons or neutral colours. I’m still holding hope that AA will soon do a higher, bikini cut brief to go with their bra’s as a counterpoint to the only current options of thong or leg, shortening, hip-widening, boyish-hipster (blergh!). Would buy again in more colours. 7/10
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“This is the ‘Webbed Thong’ from UK brand Bordelle. The front of this thong is soft and feminine, made with black silk and tiny elastic ruffles around the trim. The back on the other hand is a lot more risque- which was was the selling point for me. The straps are made from soft black elastic with black bows running all the way down the middle and wrap around to the front where they are met by 2 little silk bows on the hips. These knickers have just the right amount of both fetish and femininity. They fit perfectly (I wear a small) and are very soft and comfortable. They are gentle and sexy yet make you feel a little bit naughty, just the way I like to be! I give these a 10/10!”
GUEST POST: Shanay Hall lives in New York and believe it or not, has a 5-and-a-half-month old baby girl. She has been eating healthily to get her money-makin’ bod back and also doing bikram yoga. Shanay finally feels that she has the confidence back she had before she was pregnant but still loves her ‘ghetto booty’!
”Topshop Nursing Bra and Briefs: Believe it or not but the bra is a nursing bra- It is amazing! It’s from Topshop and the clasp is very simple and understated like a NORMAL bra! It has no underwire which I can’t stand as I find it gets in the way for me. There are some really nice nursing bras out there! Love the soft black lace on the lining, makes me feel somewhat sexy again! Bra: 10/10
And for the undies- Topshop again. I feel these balance the bra’s sexiness with a bit of fun and a boyleg cut is always comfy for me. Love the planets- they remind me of my high school science class. Briefs: 9/10”
Berlei Barely There Contour Bra and Barely There Micro G-string. This is the world’s most comfortable, functional bra, I swear. It’s like wearing nothing, even more comfortable than that (because take away the ‘ow’factor of having breasts that are not supported). It’s the only underwire bra I’ve ever been able to sleep in. I wear it on flights. Around the house. Running errands. Under sheer clothing. Beneath my ‘going out’ ensembles. You name it. It’s contoured, but adds no bulk. It lifts, but doesn’t give too much cleavage. It also comes in so many colours I can’t count and features extra little ‘comfort’ details like how the hook fastenings at the back are padded so they can’t dig into your back. I’ve paired this bra with matching black barely there g-string (which along with the brief version are my favourite basic bottoms as they are invisible beneath clothes and sexy without any on). Until now my only issue has been that the more colourful ‘Barely There’ bras haven’t had matching bottoms, but I’ve recently heard from the design team that this is changing soon- problem solved! Two more great reasons to buy (some more of) these? They’re currently being sold for $39 as opposed to the regular $54.95 and $5 from every pink ‘Barely There’ is donated to the Breast Cancer Network. 9.5/10
I was given these briefs by a friend and thought they would be very cute for wearing at home. However, being obsessive about matching sets I had to go get a bra in the same fabric. Not quite sure why I tried this style when i’ve reviewed it not-so-wonderfully before. Still zero support, somehow manages to make my boobs look worse and get this… the strap broke the first time I put it on and had to re-sew it. AA really needs to make a decent bra in this floral lace print, perhaps in their triangle or underwire styles, because the briefs are amazing, comfortable and a little stomach flattening and the lack of a functional matching top are the only thing holding it back. As a footnote, I thought this looked cute and kinda sexy in a retro, 70’s kind of way. My husband however saw me in it and said it was “the ugliest set of underwear (I) own…take it off.” And that was “take it off” not in a good way. 4/10
Bra and brief by Fifi Chachnil. I have a love/hate relationship with the colour pink- so often (especially in lingerie) it’s done wrong. But Fifi Chachnil’s pink, French and from-frou world is of course the one place where the shade is conceived perfectly. Soft sheer lace mesh with polka-dots and ruffle trim, topped off with tiny orange-red rosettes inspired my friend to send me a picture of this captioned “You need this- Strawberry Shortcake!” so of course it ended up in my lingerie drawer. Great support from the balconette style bra and very comfortable little low-rise briefs means this is a deluxe but completely functional set. I could be a little ‘cleavagey’ at the moment as i get a hint of overspill/cut-in on the top of the bra- and of course, I always love a suspender option- but otherwise this is pretty much ‘The Perfect Pink’. 8.5/10
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rayyjayef asked: Middle Right in the collage photo, i cant post links in an ask. No garter, just plain jane silky bra and panty/brief type. There's a house plant in the backround.
That set is by Australian lingerie label Little Minx. The bra is convertible and the brief is a hipster. Read my review of how it wears HERE. And shop for Little Minx HERE. Not sure if these exact pieces are available but you could either email their website contact or see if they’ve got anything similar at the moment. Good luck!
- Tiah xox
Lonely by Lonely Hearts triangle soft-cup bra and cutout triangle brief. Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve found it- The holy grail of wireless, soft-cup bra’s. No compromise in style for comfort, I was instantly struck by the super cool tri-strap detail on this bra and the metal o-rings on the sides of the briefs. Love this pale, blue-ish grey shade too and the animal print of the mesh fabric is subtle and ambiguous. It provides just enough support to be able to wear it all day, yet feels like something you’d hang out at home in. Beneath clothes it’s smooth, yet if you want to show of the strap detail and what not you can also do that easily. ALSO- and this is heaven sent- it’s a soft triangle bra that comes in REAL sizes, i.e., 12b, 10c, etc as opposed to ‘Small/Medium/Large’, so it fits properly and perfectly! It’s comfy, it’s sexy, it’s cool, it’s totally cheap compared to most designer labels… I AM IN LOVE. 9.5/10.
Agent Provocateur ‘Fifi’ Slip. I’m currently going through a bit of a phase with nighties/slips and and just generally any kind of sexy or cute sleep and lounger. I think this California-Tiah lifestyle I have here allows it- Really, I just alternate between things like this (at home, in bed) and chic gym clothes (gym, running errands… more on that later). This slip from AP was a Christmas present from my well-meaning husband, from their Classics Collection. It IS adorable- sheer silk, ruffles, lace trim, tiny satin bows, I’ve been fond of it for years on their website but just never bought it for myself. It’s comfortable, it’s pretty, it’s quality. However, when husband bought it he did say “I hope it fits your beautiful breasts though…” and that’s where the only problem lies. It’s not only small in the bust, it’s cut a bit of an odd-shape for a boob if you ask me (long, wide, shallow, applies pressure from the ribbon on top) and cuts in a bit. It’s ok though, but I am a little disappointed and am going to assume it’s made- along with the oomph-upping ruffles and ruching- for smaller-busted girls. Could be the husband’s wishful thinking. 6/10.