When it comes to lingerie, there are a couple of things guaranteed to make me gravitate towards a piece: boob-friendly (non-wired) shapes, and unusual colours. The Lovehoney Late Night Liaison Body in blue, which arrived in my latest review shipment, meets both criteria.
The Late Night Liaison Body from Lovehoney is from the same range as the babydoll I tried a couple years ago (though the black colourway has since been discontinued). It’s a one-piece bodysuit style with a plunging neckline and strap detailing around the hips and between the breasts. It features criss-cross strap detailing at the back, and a crotchless G-string gusset.
The Late Night Liaison Body is made of a polyester/elastane blend lace.
Look & Feel
I absolutely adore the colour of the Late Night Liaison Body. In reality it’s an even more gorgeous, deep midnight blue than it appears on the picture. This is a relatively unusual colour for lingerie, and it’s nice to see something different amidst the endless sea of black, red, and occasional purple (this is an industry issue, not a Lovehoney issue).
The delicate floral pattern on the lace is beautiful, and I love the scalloped edges. The straps add some interesting detail, and I like the way they draw attention to my cleavage. The extra coverage is also useful for days when I’m not feeling so confident about my stomach.
Fit & Comfort
The Late Night Liaison Body is a pull-on design. It’s pretty easy to get into and out of as a result, though the straps are a bit finnicky.
It comes in 2 sizes: One Size (UK 6-16) and Plus Size (UK 18-24). I’m a size 12 at the moment and the One Size fits me reasonably well (apart from the eternal boob issue, which we’ll get into in a minute). Given that it was on the snug side of comfortable for me, I’d be really surprised if it fit someone a dress size or two bigger comfortably.
Other reviewers seem to agree, with one person on the Lovehoney site also noting that it doesn’t work well for taller frames. If you’re tall or above a size 14, I’d suggest sizing up.
For some reason, I had more trouble with this piece from a boob-fit perspective than I’ve had with other bodysuits. Perhaps it’s the super-plungey neckline or the wider cut to the V-neck. Either way, it’s tricky to get it to contain my chest for more than three seconds without everything falling out! It barely contains my nipples and as soon as I lie down, bend over, or really move at all, it doesn’t stand a chance.
If you don’t care too much about falling out, have at it. If you want your chest to stay contained, though, I can’t wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone larger than about a D cup.
The boob issues are so significant with this one that I couldn’t even get a picture of me in it that I’m comfortable with sharing. For reference, here’s how it looks on the model:
The back straps are adjustable, which does help with the fit issues to a certain extent. They’re quite difficult to adjust once you’ve got the item on. Get someone to help you or adjust before you put it on if possible.
From a comfort perspective, I have no complaints. There are no nasty wires, and the lace is soft and enjoyable to wear.
A genuinely beautiful piece that’s let down by some major fit issues. The problems might be because of the “one size” cut, which by definition has to be based on averages to a certain extent. As a rule, though, I’d rather see lingerie cost slightly more and be available in more sizes so that people can actually find a decent fit.
I’ll probably wear this one again, because it’s gorgeous, but fit-wise there’s really significant room for improvement. As is so often the problem, this is one for people with smaller chests than me.
Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Late Night Liaison Body to review. Affiliate links appear in this post. All views, as always, are mine.