1. The beige, seamless bra that works under everything:
|Fantasie Smoothing Underwire Bra|
2. The weird, soft cup "lounge bra":
|Royce Charlotte Bra|
3. The cami with the built-in bra:
|Panache Superbra Cami Top|
I've wanted one of these since I saw the Bravissimo version in Breton stripes (no longer available). But Bravissimo's is padded and the cami looks baggy. I've also read the support on that brand's is pretty crappy. The Panache Superbra, a variation of which is inserted into this cami, is a favourite of mine (and everyone else, it seems). It's actually one of those powerhouse bras you either love or hate. The cami above looks too long for me, but I can always serge off the extra fabric and hem it. Lord, did I just write that? Point is, it's easier to make the freakin' cami shorter than it is to find a supportive cami I can wear without a bra. It's regularly $41.00 CDN and I paid $32.00. Can't get a "regular" cami for that price.
This one's a wild card on fit, but I'm intrigued. And if it looks as badly proportioned on me as it does on that model (or as unsupportive), I will definitely send it back. Now's as good a time as any to remind you that these sites have more garments than models (of every conceivable size) to show them off to best advantage. With the knowledge I have of the brands I buy, I am often able to see beyond the photos. But sometimes, I just take a chance.
4. The replacement of the totally practical - and completely gorgeous - bra (the one I own is too large and the band too stretched):
|Freya Arabella Plunge Bra|
5. / 6. The undies to add to sets I already own. I bought the bras at LCL a while ago. Now I'm following up with extras to increase the wearability of both sets:
|Miss Mandalay Paris Thong|
|Freya Lacey Thong|
While the Freya thong was regular price ($17.50 CDN), the Paris thong was half-price, also $17.50. And remember, the shipping on this order was free...
Now, stupidly, I didn't buy all of the goodies available through Figleaves in one go because I was really hoping to purchase the sassy set below from LCL. Obviously, I have a soft spot for LCL because they have excellent client service, really nice, well-curated stock and they ship for free anywhere in the world. (Somehow that never gets old. Free shipping is one of the best things on the planet.) Alas, my timing with LCL was off. And Figleaves received its shipment first. And because I found a promo code on Figleaves for 20 percent off - I couldn't resist snapping up the much desired, totally new:
7. / 8. Freya Gem Set
|Freya Gem Balconette (The demi cup version for smaller sizes is superb to look at)|
|Freya Gem Brazilian Brief|
I can't tell you how much I hope this fits well.
So, all in, including shipping, I spent $245.00. Do you not feel that's incredible value? In a worst case scenario, I'll be disappointed by fit and I'll have to return some merchandise, either for different sizes or because I just don't like what I receive. Worst part of that is hauling ass to the post office and paying to ship it back. All of these items are returnable for a full refund, minus shipping.
Do share your thoughts!