“ Brand: New Look „
So, I have been thinking A LOT about Christmas recently. I got into a bit of a panic last week when I realised not only had I not bought any presents I also had no idea what I was going to buy. So I shopped around and tried to find some great gifts for friends and family and in my search I came across this beautiful underwear set on the New Look website. I have been seeing my boyfriend for over a year now but because he lives so far away our relationship is basically long long distance. When things are good we get to see each other one evening a week, when we are both busier it ends up more like once every two/three weeks. As such we have to keep things fresh and exciting and so I often find myself buying some pretty new underwear. As soon as I saw this I instantly thought of Christmas and how perfect it would be to wear around the festive season so I ordered from the site straight away. I do like ordering from New Look because they deliver to your local store for free and returns are free with click & collect or from a post office. I really begrudge paying for postage, especially when I am unsure whether the item will need to be returned or not because then this money is lost. I tend to stick to shops that have a free delivery and returns service so as to save a bit of cash. The bra and knickers I bought arrived at New Look within the week and were very simple to pick up. The bra looks pretty much exactly like the picture shown on the website though the red looks a little darker and pinkier to me than it does in the pictures. I actually like this and think it is a slightly more elegant colour than the brighter red shown on the site (could be due to camera flash or lighting) so I was very happy. The bra has a basic balcony style to it which is not great for wearing under an outfit but perfect for wearing in the bedroom as it gives super sexy cleavage. The majority of the fabric on the bra is the dark red satin and this is accented by a lovely white lace which runs over the top of each cup. Not only is this very festive but it is also extremely sexy, feminine and elegant and something I could happily wear all year round. First impressions were fantastic, and the quality of the bra is great. Trying it on the 34D size I ordered fitted my breasts well. I have a couple of issues with the design which are primarily the very thin and non-stretchy straps which feel a little flimsy to me. If I was wearing this for longer periods of time or more regularly I might worry but actually for the purpose I bought it for this doesn't matter too much. I also think that the look at the front of the bra is perhaps a little more matronly than it could have been. The gap between the cups is filled by the satin fabric and I do think this gives the impression of having a wider ribcage than you do. This is only a minor criticism and chances are my boyfriend will not notice one bit but it doesn't make me feel quite as good as it could. I paid £23.99 for this bra (though I did get an additional £2.39 off with student discount). The delivery was free and super simple so I honestly can't fault any of this. The price is probably on the more expensive side of what I would spend on underwear but given that it is Christmas I thought it would be okay to splash out on something special. Overall, I am very happy with this bra and hope to bring some festive cheer to the bedroom.