Petra wearing the black and red basque, close up of the boob section

It’s no secret I’m a fan of Lovehoney lingerie, especially their Seduce Me range.  So I was delighted to be sent this gorgeous black and red basque in exchange for my honest review.  And it was a great opportunity to take a sh*t load of photos, yey!!

Petra wearing the Lovehoney Red & Black Basque, photo taken from the side, full view

Seduce Me is one of my favourite ranges of lingerie; I have several pieces from this range, two of which I’ve reviewed on here (see links at bottom!).  I own the red Seduce Me Chemise, but I didn’t buy their original basque.  From what I can see, this basque is slightly different to the original style in that it doesn’t have a skirt.  Instead, the lace hem lays flat against your body.  The skirt is what put me off buying it before as I prefer smooth lingerie that doesn’t show any lumpy bits through a tight dress.

Looks

Petra wearing the black and red basque, taken from above showing the suspendersThis contrasting black and red basque is an eye-catching piece.  I love the little bow features and the ribbon that is incorporated into the front.  It has 6 bones to hold you in and emphasize your shape, they are quite flexible and soft.  The little suspender straps have black bows to the top which is really cute, and there are bows to the bra straps and one in the centre too.  The lace is quite delicate, so I ensure I’m careful not to put my finger through it!

Size

I was sent this in a size Medium.  I’m a size 10, with 32DD boobs and slim hips.  I’m a petite build and I’m 5 foot 1 so I most certainly fall into the ‘vertically challenged’ category!  Length wise, this finishes just above the knickers so it gives me really good coverage of my mid-section but not of my lower tummy, nor my bum.  This is fine for me, but if you don’t like your lower tummy or bottom on display then you might want to take a look at the chemise instead.

Boob Support?

Petra wearing the black and red basque, close up of the cleavage!The bra straps are thick, which makes them look great and also feel super comfortable.  The bra is underwired providing decent support, and the cups are push-up with non-removable padding.  For my big boobs, I feel very well supported by the cups and my nipples don’t spill out but this wouldn’t be the case if I was bigger boobed – if my DDs were bigger I’d order the next size up.

Adjustability?

Petra wearing the Lovehoney Red & Black Basque, close up of the cupsThe bra straps are adjustable, as is the back – there is a 3 layer hook and eye fastening so you have plenty of options.  I wear the basque on the loosest setting and I’m a size 10 heading for a 12.  The basque is stretchy and fits me well, although I can’t do it up any tighter!  If you are a size 14 then I would recommend you order a Large, likewise if your boobs are bigger than DDs.  The suspender straps are also adjustable and removable.

Pants included!

Petra wearing the Lovehoney Red & Black Basque, close up of the front showing lace detailThere’s a matching G-string included with this basque.  I really like to have matching underwear so I’m always delighted to see some knickers when I purchase a basque, but I would be super, super happy if they had a bit more material to them!  Perhaps a lacy thong instead of a g-string?  Or even some little hipster knickers would be nice.  The thong is, however, very comfortable and looks better than some thongs that come with lingerie sets.  The material is soft and there is some stretch to the g-string.  I’m more of a size 8 on my lower half, and the thong fits well but there is enough stretch that it would also fit a size 10 and possibly 12.

Recommendations

Lovehoney Red & Black Basque photo taken from aboveI would absolutely recommend this gorgeous black and red basque to anyone who loves sexy, bright lingerie, and for people who like to emphasize their cleavage.  You can purchase it here for £34.99.*

If you enjoyed this review, check out my other reviews from the Seduce Me range including the black basque and red chemise.

*Prices were correct at the time of publishing.

I was sent this item in exchange for my honest review. Affiliate links are included in this post. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I make a small commission which contributes to the purchase of more products to review, but it doesn’t cost you any extra.  Thank you for your support!