I generally don’t really think of white as being my colour. I’ve certainly never owned a set of white lingerie before! But I’m all about broadening my style horizons and trying new things, so I was only too happy to accept the Lovehoney Beau White Lace Basque Set and give it a go.
Beau is a new lingerie range from Lovehoney. There are three basic styles: the basque, the bra set, and the cut–out body. Each is available in standard and plus sizes, and in white or red, making 12 pieces in total. All the pieces are non-wired.
I received the Beau basque set in white. This two-piece set comprises the basque and a pair of thong knickers.
The basque is a non-wired all-in-one piece in delicate white floral lace. It has a deep V-neck design and a thick centre band that accentuates the waist and is adorned with the Lovehoney heart insignia. The cleavage, stomach, and waist feature criss-cross detailing and the shoulder straps cross at the back. The Beau basque also has non-removeable suspenders.
I’m surprised at how much I love this basque! Again, I don’t generally think of white as my colour. It has weird connotations of virginity and purity (“its a bit… virginal?” my partner said. Which, lol, I write about dildos on the internet for a living). And given that I’m super pale anyway, white tends to wash me out even more.
With that said, I actually think it looks better than I expected! I like the way the waistband emphasises my curves, and the criss-cross detailing is really sexy.
I’m kinda tempted to wear it out to a sex club (whenever we can go to those again.) Darker colours like blacks, reds, and purples are much more common in those spaces, and I think turning up in something white and then being an absolute filthbeast is kinda fun in a subversive way?
This set also brings to mind all kinds of innocence-and-corruption fantasies. It makes me want to look sweet and pretty and then let a hot Dominant absolutely fucking destroy me.
If you think traditional, the Beau basque definitely has a bridal aesthetic. If you’re getting married and looking for some white wedding night lingerie to wow your new spouse, the Beau basque is an affordable (and comfortable!) option.
Since you can’t remove the suspenders, you really do need stockings with this basque. These lace-top thigh highs will look gorgeous with it!
Fit and Comfort
The Beau basque comes in “one size” (which is designed to fit sizes 8-16, while the Plus size is designed to fit sizes 18-24.) I honestly really struggle to believe there’s much out there that will fit a size 8 body and a size 16 body equally well.
All bodies are different and it is pretty adjustable, but… yeah, “one size” stuff is a minefield.
I’m a size 12 and the Beau basque set was a pretty good fit for me. The back straps and suspenders are fully adjustable and the stretchy waistband has a decent amount of give, so you can adjust it to fit to a certain extent. The waistband of the thong is also fully adjustable. As it’s non-wired, the Beau basque also contains my G-cup boobs surprisingly well.
A surprising winner! This piece is unlike anything I’d pick for myself if it wasn’t being sent to me for review, but I love it far more than I expected to.
The Beau basque set retails for £34.99. Use code coffkink10 at checkout to get 10% off this piece or anything else at Lovehoney!
Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Beau basque to review. All views and pictures, as ever, are mine. Affiliate links appear in this post.