I’ve been reading the holiday wish lists of other lingerie bloggers lately, and I think it’s time I throw my hat into the ring. So here are the bras I want. And, lucky me, I actually need to replace some worn-out bras anyways!
1. Most of all, I want more bras from By Caprice. I first tried this brand when I found an adorable cherry-print bra from them on really cheap clearance. It turned out to be one of the most comfortable bras I’ve ever purchased! I recently tried another—the Ava, a lacey molded push-up—and much to my delight discovered that its “push” came from a sideways-teardrop-shaped piece of padding in the base of the cup instead of the usual all-over cup thickness. This is my favorite type of padding! It gives you a lighter boost without going too crazy. I’m dying for their Glitter Padded Bra—sparkly!—and the dainty, floral Rosie Padded Bra. The fit is a little off, as the smallest band is a 30; and I find that the 30F is just a little small in the cup. But I love the fit of the cups so much that I still buy them. Plus they run less than $40!
The Glitter Padded Bra from By Caprice:
And the Rosie Padded Bra from By Caprice:
2. The Freya Lacey. I first saw this darling little number reviewed on Invest In Your Chest and I instantly fell in love. The sweet pinkish-mocha color, the opaque fabric, the attention to detail (buttons, lace, the tiny bow on the strap)—never mind the fact that Freya is one of the best fitting brands for my body. I must—must—buy this bra as soon as Figleaves.com has another sale.
3. Freya Deco in colors! I love my Decos (though I have to be honest and admit that I don’t love that the inner edge of the cups is visible under clingy fabrics). They give oomph and cleavage like no other. I adore the charcoal gray, and the bright red is so festive! But best of all definitely has to be the striped version (named, confusingly, the “Taylor,” not the “Deco”). Reminds me of a sexy secretary.
4. Curvy Kate Tempt Me in black & coral. This is actually next season’s colorway, but I prefer it to the current Champagne and black combination. This is one seriously sexy bra. And as the photo demonstrates, it gives major cleavage. Wearing something like this makes me feel like a secret sexpot under my usual tee shirt and jeans. Too bad I’ll have to wait until spring to order it!
What’s on your wish list?
The Tempt Me bra is really cute, but it’s at least a cup size too small for that model! It drives me crazy when bras don’t fit in promotional photographs. I’m sure you’ll still love the bra if you get it, but you might not get such extreme cleavage in the proper size.
I tried the Lacey but had to return it. Above a G cup the bands are much looser and the bra is a lot higher-cut and not so cute. Lucky you, Leah, for being the right size to wear it. It’s really cute for G cups and under!
I was going to mention the same thing as Fiona! The way the Tempt Me is sitting on the model’s boobs looks really painful. I’m surprised Curvy Kate would do that, they know better…
Yeah, good points all around. Cheryl over at Invest In Your Chest actually recommends going up TWO cup sizes with the “Tempt Me,” as do a few of the reviews on Brastop.com. So I think I’ll probably try that.
Too bad about the Lacey in the above-G sizes. Freya (among others) seems to have a bad habit of changing the design above G with no indication of that in the product description or photos.
I love that Caprice glitter bra! I’ve never tried on a bra by caprice before. Leah, do you recommend going up a cup-size? I wear 30FF in fantasie and freya, and am between a 32F and a 30FF in ewa michalak (depending on the style). Would you recommend that I try ordering the caprice in a 30G, because you found the cup too tight for you?
My bra christmas list would consist of:
Ewa Michalak PL Perlka – ivory lace bra
Ewa Michalak HM Burgund – lovely burgundy red embroidered bra http://www.ewa-michalak.pl/product-eng-202-HM-Burgund.html
Ewa Michalak HP Ulis – perfect green embroidery for the winter/holidays
Fantasie Lynsey – This bra is very pretty in real life, and I’ve tried it on and it fits perfect.
I also really want that red freya deco that you posted!
I have the gray deco, which is nice, but something to consider is that the shiny buttons can actually show through shirts when photos are taken with a flash!
Oh, I LOVE the EM Burgund. It’s so art nouveau!
My two By Caprices are 30F (with my size in Freya and pretty much everywhere else being 28FF) and both of them are only SLIGHTLY small in the cup. They run more like half a cup too small on my body. I’ve read other reviews that strongly recommend going up a cup size, though. So I think ordering up is probably your best bet; I’m definitely going with the 30FF next time I order.