I seem to be having a lingerie moment … I have so many exciting and simply beautiful pieces to share with you over the next few weeks and I honestly struggled to decide which to share first! They’re all just so scrummy!
Naturally, I solved this the only sensible way … eeny meeny miney moe! Fate spoke, so today I’m sharing the MORE by Bluebella Iana Body.
Bluebella launched in 2005 but didn’t really start appearing on my radar until earlier this year with the arrival of the MORE by Bluebella range – coming in sizes 32-38 DD-G this is the brands first foray into fuller bust market. Now the sizing range is still rather slim and I am, realistically, sized out of the range. I normally wear a 34/36 H but, after reading reviews from the like of Two Cakes on a Plate I was convinced that the cups are generous so, with sister sizing, I may just be able to get away with it.
I was right!
I’m wearing the Iana Body in a 38G and although the fit is be no-means perfect, it does still fit! Reviews led me to believe that the band was firm so I definitely wanted to size up but the back band is a little loose on me and does have a tendency to rise up my back. A 36 probably would have been the better fit but I think I would then have has a serious double boob going on.
The G cups are definitely generous – they’re a tad small on my H boobs but the material has a slight stretch that means my breast tissue is safely encased, if not fully uplifted. If you are between cup sizes, I would definitely advise going for the smaller size.
I probably wouldn’t try to do any gymnastics for fear of slipping out – but the G cup fits well enough for its purpose (which may or may not include the kind of gymnastics where slipping out is allowed).
The back of the body is sheer with a large cup-out section – I do love a cut out back! The straps of very fine and the back band is enclosed with a 3-hook and eye closure. It’s all very delicate and definitely designed for being shown. It will look great with a backless dress or shirt.
The from it made from a sheer black mesh with sheer illusion panels in a soft peach that are matched by the peach mesh cups. I’m a size 16-18 and the body has plenty of room. There is a stretch to the mesh that means the is a lot of lee-way in the sizing and I feel like the body would fit a 20/22 easily.
I really like that the entire body is sheer yet it still skims and glosses the body – the illusion panels and very elongating and the curved lines really give an exaggerated hourglass feel.
I’m also slightly potty about the flash of a red bow buried in the cleavage – who doesn’t love a flash of red?
The body is priced at £40 which I think it quite reasonable for a body that really embraces the fuller figure and doesn’t hide beneath old fashioned and frumpy designs. The body gives structure without being restrictive – it is sexy with out being overt – it is supportive and functional yet fashion forward in a way that very few DD plus brands are.
In fact, I love this body so much, but I’m debating buying the Delta!