I’m a big fan of slinky nightwear – the type that is silk smooth against the skin and barely covers. So when Figleaves Curve released a new line of utterly sensual nightwear on Simply Be, I knew I had to try it.
I want instantly drawn to the inky blues, pinks and greys of the Oriental Print range. Sadly, I’m sized out of the bra which only goes to a G cup, but the nightwear is a welcome addition that is more size inclusive, stretching from a size 12 – 26.
The chemise, pictured above, is a light weight, slinky dress that just skims the bum cheek on my 5ft10 frame. It is made from a polyester elastane blend that means the material is no where near as soft and silky as I tend to like from my nightwear – this is disappointing but then it is a lot cheaper than many of my silkier gowns.
The inky, oriental print is complemented by black lace panels that trim the bodice of the chemise and give it a very boudoir feel. The lace is transparent, showing a fair amount of skin and breast.
The neck tie, that gives an illusion of coverage at the front, is adjustable and so you can decide just how high you want the lace at the front to sit. The back is almost completely exposed – which is definitely my ideal for nightwear.
I’m wearing an 18 and the chemise feels to come up a little large – this is most obvious on my chest where my boobs are continually falling out of the bodice due to it being too loose. Luckily, I don’t mind being exposed but I’d definitely consider dropping a size, especially if you a want a slinkier shape as it also come up large at my waist.
The set comes with a matching gown, purchasable separetly, that matches both the chemise and the lingerie set.
It is a simple, wrap around robe with a tie waist. It has the same complimenting lace trim on the sleeves and is made from the same slinky material. I’m wearing a size 16/18 and again it is a little generous, sitting a smidge wide on my shoulders.
The print also comes in a beautiful PJ set which includes wide leg trousers and a camisole top that looks very similar to the bodice of the chemise reviewed in this post.
The set really is beautiful, and I’m very pleased to float about the house in it. The chemise is £32 and the robe £40. This means it is quite pricey considering the polyester material. That said, it is half the price of a silk gown and so, for the money, I shouldn’t complain.
Crucially, the set feels well made, is incredibly comfy and should be far easier to wash than my silk nightwear.
Have you tried anything from the range?