Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hips & Curves Review

About a month or so ago I received a package courtesy of Hips & Curves to review. I've had the chance to wear a few of the pieces multiple times so I could properly give my opinion on each item. I received the lace longline bra, 5 way convertible bra, purple lace boyshorts, shaper skirt with garters, and garter chemise with powernet sides. I'll start by saying that I was really, really pleased when I received the package. As expected, everything looked better in person. Unfortunately a lot of their products do run small and I had to exchange the longline bra and 5 way convertible bra in larger sizes.



I'm one of the many who are currently obsessed with longline bras. They make the perfect risqué top and with so many options popping up everywhere its easy to continue the trend. I was really happy to see Hips & Curves offer their own version of the long line bra and as expected, it delivered. The lace longline bra is so classic with the slightest hint of skin and such an overwhelming feel of vintage. I knew instantly that I needed it to be mine. As I've never had experience with longline bras before I didn't really know what to expect in terms of sizing so I went one size up. It fit but far too snug for me to be comfortable in it for a full day. If you're going to buy this bra, I really suggest going two sizes up from your original size or really observing your chest to see where you are the widest. I have loads of back fat so I needed more room this time around. The thing I really love about this bra is how elegant it looks. I mean, its a bra and technically wearing your bra as a shirt isn't really considered "elegant" but this bra just is. This bra does not offer any lift whatsoever but that is to be expected with a full coverage cup and no underwear. It is, however, quite comfortable and ideal for a long night. I really have no complaints when it comes to this bra and I'd suggest purchasing it if you're looking for the perfect, versatile longline bra.





Ok, I'll admit that I haven't actually worn this bra in 5 different ways and I'm not even sure what else to do with it aside from take the straps off. What I do know is that this bra is fantastic. Usually I don't expect much from convertible bras but I was incredibly pleased with the support, lift and comfort I got while wearing it. I did have to go a size up because there is very little stretch in the band so be aware of that if you do intend to buy it. I'm actually wearing the bra in the picture above and as you can tell it does give me a fair amount of lift. So, in short I really love this bra. If you're looking for a convertible bra I really suggest trying out Hips and Curves version.





I'd first like to mention that I wasn't drawn to this skirt for its smoothing or shaping purposes. A lot of people already know where I stand on garments designed to "minimize" or "hide" specific areas of the body but I won't get into that here. I fell in love with this garter for the lace trim and length. I've only ever had one garter before (also from Hips and Curves) and it really inspired me to try out others. I haven't actually had the chance to wear this out for a full night but I did notice its a small fit but it does have a fair amount of stretch to it.  I wouldn't suggest this garter for anyone larger than a 24 on the bottom. With that being said I still really do love this garter belt. Its made really well and looks even better in person. I can't wait to wear it for a full night but I haven't found the perfect occasion yet. Check out this garter belt because it's definitely worth your time!





I had every intention of actually taking photos of me in this but I never got around to it. Unfortunately its a bit too tight so I can't actually put it on by myself (sob) but that won't stop me from putting it on for a special occasion. What's not to love about this chemise? Its so sexy, kind of vampy and encompasses everything I've ever dreamed of being. This also comes in a full black version but my obsession with everything red sold me on this version. I can't say much about how it actually looks on the body as I haven't had much experience with that yet but its incredibly sturdy and well made. Like I mentioned above its a bit tight on me and I received the largest size available. I wouldn't suggest this for someone above a size 22. With that being said I'm still really fond of this piece. 





First and foremost, I have a confession to make. I am a panties junkie. I can never help myself when it comes to buying underwear and full lace underwear is my kryptonite. I think I have lace panties in just about every colour but that wasn't going to stop me from adding one more pair. I knew instantly that I needed this pair so I was beyond ecstatic when Hips and Curves included their royal purple pair in my package. Since I have so many pairs of undies laying around I haven't actually worn these out yet but I couldn't wait to try them on. Not only did they fit perfectly (3x) but they are so comfortable and well, my butt looks pretty dang cute in these. In fact, I'm pretty sure every butt would look good in these. They are just so cute and sexy and I need them in very berry to complete my collection. Even if you don't have an incredibly addictive, potentially toxic obsession with panties you need these in your home! Just go to the website now and pick up a pair because they're only $6, super stretchy and perfect!

In conclusion, I'm just really pleased with everything I was sent. I really want to thank Hips and Curves for not only sending me this package to review but for also offering an amazing selection of plus size lingerie. I'm certain I'll be going back soon for more!

5 comments:

  1. ahhh im a panties junkie too! i cant stop buying them and bras!...im sure you know im pretty obsessed with bras haha!

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  2. that;s an awesome selection of things they sent ya~ and i love the outfit you are wearing in the first photo!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration!xo

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  3. I have always had a hard time finding a comfortable bra. Most of my bras are itchy, uncomfortable, heavy and bulky. Not the Bali. I'm a 42C (just had a baby) and this really really makes me look and feel a lot smaller. It is the most comfortable bra I've ever owned (and it takes a lot for me to say that).
    I forget I have it on. I would recommended wonderbra sports bra

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  4. Have you wanted to emphasize your curves? If you would like to add a bit to your bust size, you can do it easily by stuffing your bra without an expensive shopping trip just try this bali 3432

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  5. First of all these items are not true to size. It's a crap shoot to buy something from them, either it fits well or it doesn't. I am at near 5'8 in height but well proportionate and wear a 16 to 18 in regular clothes. So to give a clear understanding if I shop at Macys I have no problems with my size. However I did purchase a corset, which was made by a third party and sold thru them, it fell apart at the seams the 2nd time I wore it. I spent 20 bucks having it fixed and later I was given a 15 dollar coupon towards my next purchase. I find their stockings really big for a 1X (and it's usually the ones with lace at the top) so I find it hard to believe they fit the models so well in the photo's. This last time I was not happy with their customer service at all. On their site it says 3 to 4 days for a refund and it is going on the 2nd week and I still have not received my refund and after being lied that it has been applied to my account. I was ignored many times when I asked about my refund via email from Marcy until I got angry with them.

    The witches hat is a rip off because the hat itself is something from 99 cent store, it so cheap and doesn't stay on the head at all. The night eye covers are also not worth buying, very cheaply made. The push up bras were okay but the straps are some what flimsy they could have been made with better material, so I hope they last. Otherwise what I have purchased was okay, but the sizes are not true to size it really varies on how the item itself is made. There are many corset website you can buy from directly from China at really low prices that are sold at retail here in the U.S. Hips and curves actually has a couple I found their selling and much higher prices on the site. Shop around first you can find much nicer lingerie and clothing items from other vendors and better prices that are quality made!!

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