The Spring of 2014 will be remembered as “The Season of All The Pink Lingerie” From hot pink to deep magenta, a bunch of my favourite companies have come out with some gorgeous lingerie pieces in yes, you guessed it – pink – for this season. Just recently, I reviewed the Yes Master Bra & Thong Set and the Charnos Cherub Bra – both of which are awesome. Now, I have another gorgeous set to add into the mix.
Meet the Bluebella “Millie” Satin and Lace Bra and “Millie” Shorts. When I found out the lovely people at Lovehoney were going to send me this bra & panty set to review, I was tickled pink – literally. Looking at the photos, I could tell right away that this lingerie pairing was right up my alley. The Millie Bra & Shorts have a sexy, retro inspired look that I love, plus it totally looks like the kind of set you could easily wear everyday. Also, after reviewing this camisole and shorts set, I’m a big fan of Bluebella products.
One of the first things I noticed when I received these two pieces, was how bright and richly vibrant they are in person. The product photos really don’t do them justice. Both the bra and the shorts are made of a “Skinny Dip”-ish bright pink satin material trimmed with orange lace. Some people may find the combination of orange and pink garish, however I really like it. It works. It’s bright & fun & kind of reminds me of a sunset.
Cut like a pair of cheeky boy-short panties, the Millie Shorts are made of ultra soft pink mesh material with a seamed, pink satin panel on the front. The front panel definitely gives them a unique look. When I first took the panties out their box, my ever-critical sister was in the room and remarked, “UGH! What is up with the stitching on the front?! It looks like a jock-strap!” Originally I thought these panties were really pretty, however as soon as she mentioned the word “jock-strap” that was all I could think of. JOCK STRAP. JOCK STRAP. JOCK STRAP.
I’m glad I got that out of my system though, because as it turns out, these panties totally rock. I was worried that because of the design, they’d give me a frontal wedgie. However, these are some of the most comfortable panties I have ever owned. I’m happy to report that there is zero wedgie action (in the front or back) and they don’t look anything like a male protective undergarment when on. Hooray! Here’s a close up of the panties.
I was equally as impressed with the Millie Satin and Lace Bra. It’s made of the same pink satin material as the panties and is trimmed with lovely orange lace. It’s very lightly padded and has an underwire.
Like the panties, the bra has some unique details that really sets it apart from the crowd. The v-patterned stitching on the cups of the bra give it a luxe, vintage-y feel that I totally love. Look at those perfect V’s on the cups! I swoon.
The back of the bra is made of the same super stretchy, soft mesh material as the panties and has a hook & eye closure.
I’m always a bit weary of ordering bras online if I haven’t tried the style before. Luckily, this bra fit me FANTASTICALLY. Actually, this is probably one of the best fitting pieces of lingerie I’ve ever reviewed. Both pieces just seem to work really well with my shape. The bra is supportive, ultra-comfy and there is literally nothing bad I can say about it (except, maybe that I wish it came in more colours!) My favourite bra ever is the Body by Victoria Demi Cup by Victoria’s Secret and the Millie Bra is definitely comparable in style & comfort.
Without showing you an actual photo of me in the bra, to give you an idea – it fits very much like in the very first photo at the top. It’s an underwire bra, so it will give your bust a bit of a lift, however it’s not a push-up style. I received a 32DD (my usual bra size) and it fits true to size. The support is moderate. It’s definitely way more supportive than the Yes Master Bra but not quite as supportive as the Charnos Bra.
I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t one of the best lingerie sets/pieces I’ve reviewed so far. For a reasonably priced set – the bra retails for $44 and the panties for $25 – the beautiful details on both pieces give it a high-end, designer look. I already know that both of these pieces are going to be new favourites in my lingerie drawer. Overall, I give both the shorts & the bra a resounding Skinny Dip Two Thumbs Up!
FYI, Joe the Intern wants you to know, “I’m working on my thumbs up guys, they’re just not quite there yet.”
Now for the bad news, unfortunately both the Millie Bra and Shorts are being discontinued! So, if you want to grab a pair you’ll have to act fast!! However, knowing Lovehoney, I’m sure they will come out with something equally as gorgeous to take their place 🙂
This review was brought to you by the awesome folks at Lovehoney (Thank you!!) I received the Millie Bra and Shorts free of charge in exchange for my honest review of the product. All opinions are my own because that’s how I roll.