Yes, I said it. Christmas!
Its after both Halloween and Bonfire night so I feel I’m entitled to say the word … and wear my Christmas jumper should I feel the need. I haven’t actually purchased a Christmas jumper yet this year but I’m edging towards this one as I’ve always had a close affinity to foxes. Did you know my wedding stationary featured foxes?
Anyway, with Christmas come party season; endless drinks, canapés, sit down meals, grimacing at the cringe-worthy secret santa presents and pretending to get on with your colleagues out of work as well as in (I promise, I really do like my colleagues but I’m fortunate).
Yes, party season will soon be on us. And with party season comes a host of wardrobe dilemmas (believe me, I’ll be offering you some help with this shortly) and, of course, a whole host of lingerie options.
One of my favourite lingerie trends over the past few years has been the nod to the BDSM scene. Bold lingerie with harness and strapping details that just demands to be shown.
This Christmas sees a real explosion of the BDSM-inspired lingerie and Elomi’s Bijou Flirt encapsulates the style, offering phenomenal support for the fuller bust whilst featuring playful and seductive strapping details that just scream to be seen.
The bra is Elomi’s classic Bijou shape, a moulded cup plunge bra with a firm band and matching high-waisted briefs. Elomi has upped the design of the simple t-shirt bra when updating it to the Flirt. They’ve added in silver metallic clasp detail and elasticated strapping as well as switching material to a more silky-smooth black that reflects the light and feels a little more noir than the day-time equivalent.
As with all Elomi bras, the Bijou flirt is generous in the cup and firm in the band. I’m always a 36GG in Elomi as they are a brand that is forever consistent in their sizing, even when switching between different styles. It’s also instantly supportive and comfortable. This is another perk of Elomi – I’ve never needed to “wear-in” one of their bras. They seems to fit me like a glove – a booby glove! The side wires never poke to high and into my armpit, the straps never twist across my shoulders, and the back bands never folds over into the creases of my back-fat.
As I’ve mentioned the strapping on this bra makes it perfect for wearing as outerwear. The strapping, harness-style detail of the plunge bra looks amazing peeping out from below a low-cut neckline and will be amazing to wear for Christmas parties.
What I really like about bra’s like this is the versatility; whether you wear it with a sheer blouse and leather trousers for cocktails in town or with a plunging-ball gown, it will be great for all occasions.
Elomi is not a bargain brand. It has a slightly higher price point than its fuller-bust competitors. But I’m also pleased to say that the strapping nod-to-bondage is here to stay so this bra is going to see you through party season after party season.
Don’t forget to check back for loads more great Christmas content over the coming month – I’m not here in December but in the run up to that I’ll be sharing some of my party-season must haves including the most luxurious velvet jacket I own to date!
THE ITEMS REVIEWED IN THIS POST HAVE BEEN GIFTED BY ELOMI.
ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS REMAIN TRUE TO MY FINDINGS.