Post Number 2 of my Curve coverage! This week I’m covering Gossard, Le Mystere, Passionata, and Tutti Rouge.
I really like the fit of the one Gossard bra I have. Most people online seem to report that Gossard bands run large, but everything I’ve ever tried from them has run small, in my opinion. This is great for me, since they don’t make 28 bands! I also find the cups to run a wee small, so I go with 30G in their non-padded offerings, and it’s a tiny bit loose on my smaller boob (as a reminder, I’m generally in between both band and cup sizes, so 28G/GG or 30FF/G).
For Autumn/Winter 2016, Gossard has some lovely shades of blue, as well as a collection partnered with Australian soap star Olympia Valance. Sadly, there are still no plans to expand the sizing of the Retrolution Stay-Lo Plunge above DD.
Here are some of the pieces I liked that go to a UK G-cup:
Le Mystere will always have a place in my heart, since I wore their Soiree Low-Back Bustier under my wedding dress. They cover sizes 30–44 A–H (European sizes, so the equivalent of A–FF UK). This year they told me they use exclusively models with natural 34D breasts. Of course, secretly this made me laugh, because you know there’s no way a conventional model is truly a 34-band. The closest Le Mystere size these gals would actually be is probably 30F (so 30E UK), or if they were truly properly fitted, then I bet it’d be a 28- or 26-band.
That being said, there was lots to like in their upcoming season:
Next up is something truly innovative and cool. The Le Mystere “Convertible” is a molded-cup bra with straps that can be worn standard or crossed in back. There are also two different strap connection spots in back, so you can change the positioning of the straps whether they’re being worn standard or crossed.
However, the really neat addition is the lace triangle panel that can be attached to the back for a decorative look, like so:
Or you can attach it in the front to turn your bra into a faux lace camisole:
Here’s a view of the cami option from inside the cups, where it attaches to the strap connection point and the gore:
Next is Le Mystere’s take on the sports bra, in the style that Panache has popularized, i.e. padded wires, crop top shape, great colors:
Back to regular bras…
Lastly, we have my favorite item, which sadly only goes up to F (or UK E), the “Ultimate Plunge” convertible strapless:
Passionata is a little boring this season, to be honest. They didn’t show me any fun, bright colors, which is what I’ve always thought of as their signature. They did have a few new innovations, though. Passionata goes up to European H (so once again, UK FF).
Lastly, we have Tutti Rouge, who had me just about tickled by some of their new designs. All the bras I’m showing here go up to UK HH except Liliana, which goes up to J.
Please also note that the high-waisted briefs are intended to “hold me tight” with “Tutti-tec.” Basically, they have mild shaping meant to enhance curves, but I just like Tutti’s funny naming conventions.
Check in again next Friday for Claudette, Curvy Kate, and Parfait. Freya, Fantasie, Panache, and Cleo will follow in my final post the week after that.