Of the three I tried at my Dirty Dolls Lingerie party on Sunday, the Peek-A-Boo Camisole bra was my favorite. It’s the answer to too much summer cleavage–no more sweating under that extra layer of a camisole or fiddling with adhesive. Add the Cha-Cha Cheeky Short, and you’ll look and feel adorable (I did)! Most boy shorts I’ve tried have just looked wrong. These, however, really hug my curves.
I also love the Smooth Her Tap Pants. You can’t tell from the picture on their website, but it’s all lace in back. Super sexy.
Courtney and Erica, the Dirty Dolls founders, have really paid attention to sizing. Yes, they have bra sizes from 30C to 44DDD, but they also size their panties and shapewear from 5 to 10. No catchall S, M and L here. Even their Thrilling Thong comes in 5-10. Compare that to Hanky Panky thongs, which only come in one size.
I wore my new Peek-A-Boo under my new too-low J. Crew T-shirt yesterday and loved it. There is a slight uni-boob effect, similar to what a sports bra can give you, but it doesn’t smash like a sports bra. Also, although it wasn’t as supportive as my everyday full-cup Wacoal, there wasn’t enough bounce to make me feel self-conscious. I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of the Peek-A-Boo this summer.
In addition to adding larger cup sizes to the brassiere line, Courtney and Erica are planning to expand into bridal wear. This is good news for those of us who need great support under a low-backed dress. I wish the Dirty Dolls bridal line had been around last year!
I definitely recommend hosting a Dirty Dolls Lingerie party. We had a lot of fun on Sunday, and you couldn’t ask for more down-to-earth women to put you into something beautiful that fits. Especially important in this economy, they worked as readily with guests who could buy several items as they did with guests who couldn’t buy anything right now.
(In this picture, Courtney and Erica are each wearing the Peek-A-Boo under her dress. Until they told us, I thought the lace was a part of the dress.)