It’s been a while since I’ve done a review of one of my favourite plus size lingerie designers, Sculptresse. Part of fuller bust favourite Panache, Sculptresse offers beautiful and supportive lingerie for the fuller bust and plus size market and their Pure Lace bra has long since been on of my underwear staples.
Despite this, I haven’t posted about them since 2015! Shocking really. I think it’s because they’ve been a little quite on social media lately, their instagram is rarely touched and their parent company Panache scarcely share images of their plus size range. I think all of this means they have well and truly dropped off my radar. I had, largely, forgotten that Sculptresse exists – which is a shame as they offer such beautiful designs for us larger ladies.
Their recent collection is soft, playful, feminine and fun – just like this Chi Chi in Palm Print.
The Chi Chi is a three-part constructed soft cup bra that lifts the boobs and gives a great high, carriage. I’m wearing a 36H and it is a great fit – the central gore sits flush (although slightly higher than normal) on my sternum and the back band sits low on my back. The stretch lace panel on the cups contains all my breast tissue and there is a subtle side support panel that ensures all migrated breast tissue is supported and pushed back into the cup.
The bra doesn’t offer great cleavage but regular reader know that I often prefer a full and rounded shape without excessive pushing and moulding for wear beneath t-shirts and polo necks.
The pants are high waisted with the front panel matching the palm print of the bra – this is surrounded by two lace panels in the same soft purple seen in the stretch lace of the cups. The butt of the briefs in in the same shade of purple but a sheer mess.
Regular readers will already know that I’m going to complain about the label peeping through the sheer mesh. It is a huge pet hate of mine and I really don’t know why brands can’t disguise there labels or move them to a part of the brief that doesn’t reveal all!
The briefs are a size 18 and fit beautifully.
The bra is prices at £35 and the briefs at £18. This is incredibly reasonable for a fuller bust brand and I know from experience that the Sculptresse range really does last the distance – I’m still wearing my Pure Lace from 2015!
There other designs are really beautiful too – I’m loving the vibrant flirtation of the Flirtini.