I must admit, I’ve avoided putting on beautiful lingerie over Christmas and the New Year. This is basically due to me eating a load of rubbish, not exercising and feeling generally bleurgh. Sexy underwear does a lot for my confidence, but I have to do other things to feel good and exercise is one of the most important. I don’t worry too much if certain parts of my body are a bit wobblier, or a bit bigger; that happens with age. But I do like to at least feel fit, strong and healthy.
Now I’m back into my exercise regime and not eating quite so much filth, I feel better and therefore I’m enjoying wearing sexy lingerie again. This set is divine; it looks stunning in the photos on Lovehoney but it’s equally impressive when you get it home. I’d like to say thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this set for me to enjoy and review.
The Lovehoney Elixir set comprises a lightly padded underwired bra, crotchless knickers, lacy suspender belt and pretty wrist cuffs. The sexy, opulent black lace looks rich and exotic with the shimmering gold thread running throughout.
I bought the Medium for my size 10 frame. I have 32DD boobs and I’m verging on an E cup. My hips are quite narrow and I’m a petite 5 foot 1. This set fits me perfectly everywhere, except the boobs. My ample bosom tends to spill out of the cups a little, which isn’t altogether unpleasant, especially for my hubby! But it does mean that I probably wouldn’t wear it out in case my often rock hard nipples are visible through my clothes. I could’ve opted for a size Large but I fear it would be too big everywhere else, so I cram my boobs into the bra and pop my nipples back in on the occasions they pop out!
The material has lots of stretch and feels super comfortable to wear, as I always find with Lovehoney lingerie. The items I’ve bought from their site are usually very high quality and made from soft material which doesn’t scratch or cause itching. Lovehoney’s own lingerie always meets my expectations!
So, the naughty bits! This bra set is beautiful, exquisite and feminine – but it’s not without its naughty bits. The knickers are both crotchless and open at the back offering a most cheeky view of your bum. There are lots of gold ‘O’ rings which gives a nod to kink (at least in my eyes!) I also find velvet super sexy and there are a few areas where velvet straps feature. The knickers have see-through lace providing a peek of skin or pubic hair, and the bra features thin straps which sit over the curve of my breasts.
How adjustable is it?
The underwired, longline bra features adjustable velvet bra straps along with the over-boob straps. Three triple rows of hook and eye fastenings adorn the back giving ample size options.
To adjust the knickers, use the straps on the hips. The suspender belt also has three triple rows of hook and eyes so can be adjusted to suit.
What else do you get?
The other two items in the set are the suspender belt and cuffs. The suspender belt is such a welcome addition, I love wearing things like this around my waist. I think it looks super hot. It has a gold Lovehoney charm in the centre. The slight V shape at the front slims your silhouette and contains two velvet straps sewn into the design. It also features 4 velvet suspender straps (not detachable).
I adore the black and gold cuffs for aesthetic purposes, and because I enjoy wearing things on my wrists! The delicate detachable gold chain attaches the two and looks incredibly sexy. The chain can be affixed to the O rings which feature throughout this outfit when you aren’t wearing it, to keep all the separate parts of this stunning 4 piece together.
- Exotic black and gold lace 4 piece set
- Black velvet detail, gold accents in the lace
- Underwired, lightly padded longline bra with velvet straps
- Suspender belt with velvet straps
- Crotchless open-back knickers
- Stunning wrist cuffs with gold chain
- Gold O ring features throughout
I love the delicate, pretty lace which features under the cups of the bra, especially as it’s trimmed with velvet and contains cut-out sections offering a teasing glimpse of skin. I’m a big fan of the gold ‘O’ ring features because they remind me of a strap-on harness! These rings feature on the bra and there are two on the knickers where the straps meet the front panel.
The intricate black lace looks super feminine but the ‘O’ rings and naughty bits combine kink with femininity.
The bra is advertised as unpadded but in my view, it’s padded as the cups are moulded and have some depth. However, there is no additional padding, so you get a more natural shape.
Where to buy
You can buy this beautiful set either in black or red for £44.99* from the Lovehoney website.
*Prices were correct at the time of publishing.
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