Custom-made Elegantly Scant bra and thong. This set was custom-made for me by ES designer Antonina Mohat years ago when I was doing burlesque. Basically I was looking for a sheer nude set that looked almost (blurrily) naked from a distance, but covered in rhinestones. I could not find anything, any where, or online. So Ms Mohat offered to make this set for me. It was so comfortable I ended up wearing it frequently as a day-to-day set with a little added sparkle! The mesh fabric offers support and whilst being stretchy and comfortable, the bra has good coverage and the thong goes under most things well. A good example of their great RTW cuts even being tailored to the realm of couture lingerie!
GUEST POST- Nikita Kashner is a proud geek that has been blogging for nearly ten years this month at Kitta.net, she was featured as one of Wired’s Sexiest Geeks and has won various awards for blogging. Nikita is currently studying Health Administration. She volunteers in her spare time as a First Aid Officer at various community events and she enjoys wearing sexy lingerie under her uniform. She blogs here and tweets here and I highly recommend checking them out because she is a billion kinds of sexy!
“Passionata bra and thong. Thanks to my Polish genes, I sometimes struggle to find a matching lingerie set that fit me perfectly and doesn’t require my beloved kidneys to be sold on the black market to afford it. But this bra and thong fit me like a dream. It features a cute floral pattern and black satin trim, with sheer mesh on the side of the thong and back of the bra. The bra offers support and a slight boost, without being tacky, while the thong accentuates my derrière. Both are comfortable for all day casual wear and sexy enough for night time. Naughty but nice… just like me. 8/10”
Red lace bra and brief by Target. This is Tahh-jeeey doing American Apparel. It is exactly the same lace AA uses for their triangle bra’s, hipster briefs and bodysuits, but the bra is an underwire, moulded cup. Which is actually kind of better. The brief? It’s identical. And while I don’t condone plagiarism, sorry, ‘inspiration’, this is kinda awesome for those of us that like this look but can’t get around town in an unsupportive triangle bra. I also don’t normally like it when one piece of a set is lined and the other isn’t, for consistency purposes, but I guess there wasn’t a lot of option, or creativity here. Good cheapie nonetheless. 7/10.
Fleur of England bra and briefs. The colour combination on this silk and lace set is what initially struck me- two different shades of purple off-set with little burgundy bows (and ribbons on the clips of the detachable suspenders, not shown). This fits wonderfully and the bra is supportive for an unpadded underwire. The briefs are a great cut and the silk and lace is incredibly soft. My only complaint is that the colour has faded significantly and then there was the sad day when I zipped the back of the brief into a piece of clothing and ripped a whole in it. Sigh. I miss how perfect it was when I first bought it though… 7.5/10
Agent Provocateur bustier and brief. Love the style of this- am partial to red. And leopard print. And 50’s shapes. And AP in general… So of course this struck my fancy! Fantastic that the bustier has convertible/strapless options and the brief comes with detachable suspenders. Quality is consistent with AP, i.e. very high standards, trims are beautiful and love their gold hardware details. However despite being my regular sizes in this brand, the fit is a little odd. The cups are a bit too small and the bottoms are a bit too big. Paired together this causes the cups to cut in and the bottoms to gape a little. The boning on the side seams also bend outwards and interfere with the silhouette. Gorgeous look but these technical flaws prevent from more frequent wear. 6.5/10.
Lovable bra and brief. This has quickly become one of my most high-rotation sets. Not mind-blowing from an aesthetic or design sense but just so insanely comfortable AND very cute. The micro fibre is printed with a lace pattern and there is a soft black trim. Moulded cups in the bra, nice cleavage without being too padded and the bikini brief is cut so perfectly you forget you’re wearing anything. Like I said, it looks very cute and pretty without compromising any comfort, shape or fit- all of which are fantastic. Decorative functionality. 8.5/10
Triangle bra, thong and suspender belt by Elegantly Scant (stockings by Jonathan Aston). Once again, I am loving ES’s triangle bra’s. Along with Calvin Klein, they are the only ones that are functional. This set is sexy but still somehow casual. Possibly due to the comfort factor and lack of wires/padding/pushing/boning etc. And as I said recently, I just adore this simple style of suspenders. Beautiful black lace offset by vintage baby-blue flower details, more like this please, more. 9/10
What Katie Did bra, brief, 6-strap suspender, under-bust corset and stockings. I love corsets, I really do. I started collecting them as a teenager shortly after the lingerie obsession began and they tied in well with a youth influenced by all things goth and pin-up. So I get very excited when a lingerie brand makes matching corsets or has corset options for their sets. Of course I had to get every piece. And the suspender belt with six straps (stockings do not budge with this). The bullet bra was a little too pointy for my liking so I did an alteration and took a little out of the seam across the bust-line and now it’s a great minimiser. Brief is made out of power-mesh and does a good job of ‘sucking everything in’ on the hips too. The whole ensemble makes you look like a teeny, tiny hourglass. The polka-dot satin is pretty classic too and is appropriate for the retro style. 9/10. (P.S. There’s no photoshop on this, this baby can just cinch my waist down to 20” for reals)
Little Minx strapless/convertible bra and brief. It’s really hard to find cute bra’s that are able to be worn with or without straps, as they tend to be of the black/nude variety and if there is a pretty strapless they don’t tend to have a strap option very often (though if anyone knows of any feel free to let me know). This is great because it’s cute, simple and you can wear it any which way. It also stays up when it’s strapless, unlike a lot. The briefs are very low hipsters and cut in a bit on the hip, but this passable and just means it can’t be worn under tight things. 8/10.
Wheels and Dollbaby bra and brief. I was very lucky to receive one of Wheels and Dollbaby’s first forays into underwear, in their famous skull print. I love a balconette bra done well and this fits great and is very comfortable. The brief, a kind of a frenchy 60’s hipster, would go well under jeans, pants, little dresses and skirts though perhaps not one’s most skin-tight items as it does have that ruched/elasticated slightly baggy fit that knickers in a non-stretch fabric have. Love that the little details are baby blue too, for cute and quirky little clash and tiny pull-back to the brand’s more girly-girl styles. 9/10.
Short Stories bra, brief and suspender belt. The ivory stretch satin this is made out of could very easily look cheap, but for some reason this set works well. I think it’s because the cut is so simple, as is the lace trim- decorative, but just enough. The very low hipster brief (which I usually hate) is actually perfect for this because with this style suspender has a consistent 60’s vibe to it. This used to be uncomfortable because it was too small at one point but it fits great at the moment, love what the bra does and the fact a very simple almost dowdy set is made cool with one of my favourite shaped suspender belt. 8.5/10
Love Kylie basque and thong. I hate this, seriously it’s horrible. This is the first time I’ve worn it since I bought it about 9 years ago and now I remember why. To quote Cher in Clueless it’s “…a total Monet- from far away it’s fine, but up close it’s just a big old mess”. Lilac satin and black chantilly lace should’ve been a great combination (and is such a winner when brands like Agent Provocateur do it) but this is just so cheap it’s painful. I feel like I look like I should be in a porno and not like a classy, hot Digital Playground one either, but like a skanky, gonzo Van Nuys backyard one. The garters don’t stay attached, the thong is uncomfortable, the bra-cups don’t fit, the straps scratch, the torso gapes and buckles… Ugh, go to hell Kylie. 1/10
Ann Summers bra and brief. I like that this is kind of an odd style- a little bit 1940’s, a little bit Western. The bra fits great and gives really nice cleavage of the ‘straight-up’ variety (as opposed to ‘jammed together’). The brief I purchased in the smallest size and still had take in myself to fit, as it was too big. There is a cute keyhole detail at the back and I think there was detachable suspenders, but I lost them a long time ago. Some of the seams are a little scratchy and because of that I didn’t wear this for a long time, but now it’s softening up. I should wear this more actually… 7.5/10.
Bra and brief. Not sure who this is by as I cut the tags out ages ago, but I definitely bought this set at the Bendon outlet store and I think it is either Bendon or Lovable. This is as shabby as my underwear gets, purely because I’ve had it so long and worn it to death. It is (was?- it has faded a bit) a nice baby pink mesh with black/pink flower detail. It is 10 years old and is so… abnormally comfortable and well-fitting I can’t elaborate enough. The bra is supportive, without being padded. Offers good coverage and a nice shape, without being dowdy. The brief is perfect. Both go under well under pretty much any item of clothing. The fabric has begun to discolour and has gained a couple of tiny holes so this set is sadly being retired. I hope to find more like you in the future my love… 9/10
GUEST POST: The beautiful Noni Cragg has a lot on her plate, in between completing a bachelor of fine arts, working for Alpha 60 and modelling, she has found the time to show us her favourite set for playing seductress. And if you fancy incredible portraiture painted by talented and down-to-earth gorgeous girls check out some of Noni’s work this coming Thursday at Kind of Gallery in Darlinghurst, from 6pm. Hell, I’ll be going just to try and grind on her a bit.
“Elegantly Scant’s lovely Kee Kee helped me choose this beautiful, feminine bedroom set which I adore. The soft triangle bra features a cute bow detail between the breasts and black lace trim and the matching bikini brief white lace trim either side of the crotch and a black bow on the bottom. I feel super cute and lady-like in this set which is a great change from my usual nanna panties and plain cotton bras. However, unless you’re a part of the itty bitty titty committee like myself you will not receive breast support. But this set appears to be aimed for special occasions anyway. The fit and cut of the set is amazing as I seem to never suit any other bikini cut panties but this is flattering as hell! Love it! 8/10”