Review | Silver Satin & Black Lace, Oh my!

If you’ve read any of my recent lingerie reviews, you might have noticed that I’ve been on a bit of a corset and bustier kick lately. I’ve tried an Irish inspired corset, a Playboy bunny style bustier body-suit and a pretty Victorian style corset that made me feel like I belonged in a Royal court. I’ve been on a exploratory lingerie mission, trying new things in hopes of discovering what I like & don’t like. When the fabulous people over at Lovehoney sent me over the Silver Satin & Eyelash Lace Overlay Corset, I knew I’d found a winner.

The Silver Satin & Eyelash Lace Overlay Corset is a bustier style corset made with soft silver satin with a delicate black eyelash lace overlay and trim. Like your typical corset, it has plastic boning to help shape your curves, while the bustier-like underwire cups help give your bust lift and support. It comes with a set of black detachable straps and garters, as well as a matching silver satin thong. The corset also comes in Plus Sizes. I used the photo of the Plus Size corset because it gives a full frontal view of the garment. I also love how strong, sexy and confident the model looks! 🙂

When it comes to quality and fit, ordering lingerie online can sometimes be a bit of a crap-shoot. I’d never tried anything by iCollection before so I had no idea what expect. However, when I opened my package from Lovehoney, I gasped audibly. Simply put, this is a gorgeous piece of lingerie. The silver satin is really nice quality without being too stiff and the black trim is so incredibly soft. The whole garment is lined with ultra-soft material. What I love most is how the black trim contrasts against the silver satin. As someone who owns a lot of brightly coloured lingerie, I really love how simple, elegant and classic this piece is.

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The corset laces up from the back with black satin ribbons. One of the great things about this piece is that it is highly adjustable. When I first pulled it out of it’s package I was worried that it might be too small, however after loosening the ribbons a bit I was able to find the right fit for me. As you can see from the photo, there’s also a modesty panel that you can either leave in place or push to the side, depending on whether you want your bare skin to show through behind the laces.

Now for one of my favourite features of all…a side zipper! You may remember me mentioning my lingerie woes and how it can be difficult to put on a corset by yourself. The side zipper on the Silver Satin & Eyelash Lace Overlay Corset definitely helps with this issue. Instead of having to deal with awkward hooks & eyes, you can adjust the ribbons to get the right fit & then just zip yourself up. Easy! I also like how the exposed zipper adds to the vintage inspired look of this piece.

The only thing that I don’t completely love about this piece of lingerie, is the matching thong that comes with it. The thong is made of the same material as the corset and basically consists of a small triangle with pieces of elastic attached. The thong does not have a gusset, which means it’s not suitable for extended wear. I know these panties probably aren’t meant to stay on very long, but it would have been nice if they were something I could wear anytime. Instead, these will probably end up at the back of my lingerie drawer & eventually migrate to the great big lingerie pile in the sky. Including this thong with the set just seems like an odd choice because it doesn’t live up to how awesome and gorgeous the corset is. Even Grumpy Cat thinks so.

Despite the minor thong fail, I really, really love this piece- so much so that I think it’s definitely going to find it’s way onto my list of favourite products I’ve reviewed in 2013. However, the final question is – what does it look like on?

 I absolutely love how this piece fits! Although I was little worried that the cups might be slightly too small for me, when I finally put on the garment everything just worked. The underwire gives me some nice cleavage and I love how the structure of the corset nips in at the waist. I wanted to re-create the look shown in the product photo, so I paired the set with my favourite pair of fish-net stockings and (to keep things appropriate) a pair of black bathing suit bottoms. The nice thing about this set, is that you don’t have to wear it with the matching panties. Next time I wear this, I’ll likely pair it with my favourite pair of black lace boy shorts. I had so much fun dressing up in this set that I actually forgot to attach the garters!

I love the silver & black lace design and the flattering fit of this corset, but most of all I love how it makes me feel: classy, sexy and confident. Because of this, I know that this is a piece of lingerie I’m likely to keep coming back to again & again.

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*This review was brought to you by LoveHoney who provided me with the Satin and Eyelash Lace Corset free of charge in exchange for my honest assessment of the product. All opinions are my own because that is how I roll.

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