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Natural Curves: Ulla Dessous Carmen

(Postaus on yhteistyö brittiläisen Natural Curves nettikaupan kanssa, joten jätin käännöksen tekemättä. He kyllä postittavat myös Suomeen, että jos kiinnostaa ja on kysymyksiä, niin kommentoikaa ihmeessä ja mielelläni vastailen.)

Ok, let’s start this post with some TMI.. recently I had a bit of a ‘bra malfunction’ and ended up having bruises and blisters on my sides and under my boobs because of it. It was not pretty I tell you. So after that I have been on a lookout for supportive non-wired bras. (Let me clarify, the bruises and blisters weren’t underwires fault at all – but after that incident I just felt that I need to wear more comfy bras every once in a while when I know that I have a long day.)

So this brings me to few days after that and the happy surprise of me getting an email from Natural Curves. They are a lingerie website that specialises in plus-size, and has been around for 8 years. They have lingerie, nightwear, shapewear, swimwear and other from high quality brands that aren’t seen elsewhere much. But yes, they asked if I’d be interested in reviewing something from their Ulla Dessous range – and after I spotted the beautiful Carmen non-wired bra and knickers, I couldn’t say yes fast enough!

The set is handmade in Germany, and the quality is amazing. Both the bra and knickers have beautiful details, like you can see on the photos below. The bra comes with a wide band with 4 hooks fastening, and it is definitely supportive, and it lifts! I would say that it makes my boobs look just as good as an underwired bra. The cup is very full though, so this bra is a no-no with low cut necklines, as the cups come quite high. But I can tell you that this coming winter season and the layers of clothing – this will be my comfy go to bra for sure!

The sizing is a bit of a challenge though, but the website thankfully lists both UK and the manufacturers sizes, so it was fairly easy for me to make my decision. I usually wear 42GG in Elomi, 40J in Curvy Kate, and 42H in Lane Bryant, so I went with 44I in this bra. The site lists I as the equivalent of UK G, and as I’m bigger than G cup I went for the bigger back size to ensure the right cup – and I did make a right decision, as the cup is spot on! The knickers I chose in 6X, which is equivalent to UK 26. Now they are a bit snug, so I should have gone for bigger.. but they are still wearable :).

I’m looking forward to comfier long days now, and if you want to check out new brands or are looking for something similar like me (don’t we all want some underwireless days sometimes haha), definitely give Natural Curves a try.

** the set was gifted to me for a review, but the comments and opinions are my own **

OOTD: Casual dots

This rainy Sunday was a perfect reason to catch up on my blog after a busy week. I worked overtime every day, and I have been exhausted. Today I finally felt better and had energy to do a few blog posts. (The other one is next Wednesday’s Fatshion Faceoff, which I have scheduled – goooo me!)

This is the outfit I plan on wearing tomorrow. I love my new denim gilet from New Look, and I think it works well with this outfit! I have been looking for a polkadot skirt for ages, and I found this when I went thrifting 3 weeks ago.. Finally wearing it now! It’s size 16 (!!!) from H&M and it cost me £4.50! My top is also kind of thrifted, since I bought it from Becky’s blogsale a while ago. I think it goes very well with the skirt :).

Denim gilet: 20, New Look Inspire | Top: 20, Dorothy Perkins – via Becky (similar) | Skirt: 16, H&M – thrifted (similar) | Leggings: 16/18, Primark | Boots: 6, Evans (similar) | Glasses: LensWay

Coat: 22, Simply Be

And this Simply Be coat… Damn! I wanted it since I saw it the first time, but finally got it during Friday 13th sale they had, and it cost me only £36!! I freaking LOVE it, and since the weather keeps on staying cold, I can still wear it. (I need to find something good about this dreading weather!!!)

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