I am an absolute sucker for a bit of “Vintage styling” so when I was lucky enough to receive the Curvy Kate Victory from the Belle Wren Babes and pair of seamed stockings from UK Tights in one week. I knew I had to put them together.
First let’s talk about the Curvy Kate set
I’ve had this four part bra previously in 2 other colours ( blue & wine) and I was so pleased when Curvy Kate brought it out in a pattern. The cups are a lace print in rose & black. the top section of the cups is sheer and actually matches my pale pinky skin perfectly.
The construction of the bra aims to bring the breast tissue in and up, giving the bust a lifted & projected appearance. I opted for a 38HH in this set and I would say it is very much true to size. The core does lie flat on me, as is the case with many CK styles as I need a touch more depth in my cups. If you have a shallower bust this will be perfect for you. The bra is available in sizes D-K and bands 30-44. It has two hooks up to FF and three hooks after this to give added support and comfort.
The briefs echo the design of the bra with a lace print panel to the front and are sheer on the bum. they are a short style with a highish rise to them which I like as I often feel CK briefs are on the more skimpy side. Size wise they are spot on and come in 8-22.
I got my set from Belle Wren Lingerie (I’ve linked their Facebook page as I know they are currently updating their website. I love shopping at & supporting independent stores so please do check them out. Mel who owns it is a full on bra geek and gives me a run for my money in her bra knowledge abilities so she is sure to help you out.
Now a little bit about the stockings
I love stockings but I do struggle finding them big enough for my big ol’ thighs. When UK Tights offered to send me a pair of the incredible What Katie Did Seamed stockings from the curve range, I jumped at the chance!
I am generally a UK 20-22, with most of my weight being on my bum, thighs and hips. I got these in Curve 1 which says it will fit up to a 36″ thigh. They are delicate and I did catch mine not long after putting them on (stupid broken nail!) but this is expected from very sheer stockings, you just need to be extra careful with them…unlike me. !
The seam running up the back of my leg made me feel like an actual old school Hollywood goddess. This is one of the reasons I love lingerie, when you find the right pieces it can just feel so decadent and sensual.
These stockings come in a number of colours but do be aware the curve range is more limited. Side note, Not to point out the obvious but They are stockings rather than hold up so you will need a suspender belt.
*all items featured were gifted to me but there was no obligation to post a favourable review. All opinions are my own.