[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Provocatease Black Fishnet Cutaway Body

[Update 10/05/24: this product has been discontinued. I have removed dead links but left the post up for reference.]

Who doesn’t love a good fishnet piece? I was spoiled for choice with Lovehoney’s new line of Provocastease fishnet and lace lingerie. Ultimately, I chose the Black Fishnet Cutaway Body.

Details & Look

The Lovehoney Provocatease Black Fishnet Cutaway Body is a one-piece fishnet bodysuit with lace edging. The top half is a bra style, and the lower half is a panel covering the stomach and leading down to an opening at the crotch. These two panels join in the middle, leaving the cutaway openings at each side. At the back, the thin straps and G-string leave most of your skin on display.

I really love the shape of this one. The bra part gives my boobs some gentle support (no wires!) and the lower half covers my stomach, which I’m not super confident about these days. I also think the cutout panels show off my waistline nicely, which is one of the parts of my body I really love.

The Provocatease Black Fishnet Cutaway Body’s fishnet and lace are both made of a nylon and spandex blend. The material feels strong and sturdy, so I don’t feel like I’m about to rip it every time I put it on. (Obviously, fishnet is kinda fragile by its nature, so watch out for things it could snag on).

This piece works really well on its own. If you want a little more coverage, you could also pair it with nipple pasties or with a bra (as I’ve done for the pictures for this post). A pair of matching stockings also works well.

Fit & Comfort

The Provocatease Black Fishnet Cutaway Body comes in three sizes: One Size (UK 8-16), Queen (UK 18-24), and Curve (UK 26-30). The elasticated strapping and the fishnet itself are both pretty stretchy. I received the One Size and it fits me comfortably.

I’m a size 12 at the moment but I’ve been everything from a size 10 to a size 18 in the last few years and I think this piece would probably have worked for any of those versions of my body! Other reviewers have noted that the fit is a little trickier

You can also adjust the length of the shoulder straps according to how tall you are and how much boob lift you want.

The fishnet material isn’t the softest, but I found it comfortable enough to have against my skin. The lace edging is soft and non-scratchy.

The Provocatease Black Fishnet Cutaway Body is also unusually friendly to those of us with large busts. The cups are large enough to fit over my chest comfortably, and my boobs don’t fall out as soon as I move or bend over.

Verdict

I don’t have much else to say – I really like this one! It’s a fun and unusual shape in a sexy material. Well designed, well-structured, and a pleasure to wear. Lovely.

The Provocatease Black Fishnet Cutaway Body retails for £24.99 (£29.99 US).

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this piece to review. All views are, as always, my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Late Night Liaison Body

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).

Lovehoney Late Night Liaison Body blue lace bodysuit

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.

Verdict

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.

The Late Night Liaison Body retails for £29.99 ($36.99 US).

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.

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Tiger Lily Red Floral Lace Body

[Update 10/05/24: this product has been discontinued. I have removed dead links but left the post up for reference.]

This is the final review in my series looking at Lovehoney’s 2022 Valentine’s Day lingerie offerings. With seven days to go, you’ve still got plenty of time to shop if you want to treat your loved one, or yourself, to some sexy Valentine’s lingerie. Today we’re looking at another piece from the Tiger Lily range: the Tiger Lily Red Floral Lace Body.

Tiger Lily Red Floral Lace Body: Style and Aesthetics

The Tiger Lily Lace Body is a one-piece bodysuit made from floral lace and mesh (polyamide/polyester/elastane) in a vibrant shade of red. I’ve already gushed about how much I love this fabric, and I still do. It’s eye-catchingly bright, flirtatious and femme, and the tiny flecks of silvery thread in the lace make it shimmer as it catches the light.

The Tiger Lily Lace Body features a wide waistband adorned with a Lovehoney heart insignia, a plunging neckline with strappy detailing, criss-cross back straps, and poppers at the crotch for easy access.

Thiis piece’s shape works brilliantly for my body. It draws attention to the parts I’m most comfortable with (waist curve and cleavage) while pulling the eye away from the parts I don’t love so much (stomach). The slightly higher cut on the leg helps make my short legs look a little longer, and the scalloped edging is a really beautiful detail.

The Tiger Lily Lace Body is gorgeous on its own and makes a real statement. You could also pair it with the matching mask and cuffs set (which I reviewed last week), a pair of fishnet stockings and some killer heels, or a pair of red satin gloves for a sophisticated twist.

Comfort and Fit

The Tiger Lily Lace Body comes in two different sizes: One Size (UK 8-16) and One Size Queen (UK 18-24). I’m currently a size 12 and the One Size fits me well, and would easily work for a size or two bigger or smaller as well.

The Tiger Lily bodysuit is adjustable in a number of places for a more comfortable fit. The shoulder straps and back strap are easily adjustable with sliders, and two rows of poppers offer two sizing options for the crotch. The fabric is stretchy and the waistband even more so.

Best of all, this bodysuit style is big bust friendly! The overwhelming majority of wired lingerie at remotely affordable price points, however much I love it, is simply not suitable for someone with a G-cup chest. I either end up with wires jabbing me painfully in the ribs, boob spilling over the top or out of the sides of the cups, or both. That’s why I tend to gravitate towards non-wired pieces with more fabric – they offer greater coverage and everything stays in place far better.

Another advantage of non-wired lingerie, of course, is comfort. The Tiger Lily Lace Body’s material is soft and non-scratchy, something I can’t overstate the importance of. In other words, it’s an item I could wear all night without either constant readjusting or wanting to claw my skin off because it’s so itchy.

Verdict

The Tiger Lily Lace Body is my absolute favourite from Lovehoney’s Valentine’s Day line this year (and that’s saying something – it’s a strong range overall!) The fabric is beautiful, the colour is gorgeous, and the shape is perfect for my body. It’s also easy to wear and comfortable enough to flaunt all night long.

Yes, yes, and yes. I’m going to get a lot of wear out of this one.

The Tiger Lily Red Floral Lace Body retails for £32.99.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Tiger Lily lace bodysuit along with various other items for review. All views are, as always, my own. Affiliate links appear in this post.

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Dark Orchid Plunge Teddy

Last week, I reviewed the robe from Lovehoney’s new Dark Orchid range of Valentine’s Day lingerie. This week, I’m back with a review of another piece from the set: the Dark Orchid Plunge Teddy.

Fun fact, since I asked the internet and now you get to know the answer too: apparently a “teddy” is basically the same as a bodysuit, only “a little bit sexier”. Now you know.

With that said, let’s take a look.

Dark Orchid Teddy: Style and Aesthetics

The Dark Orchid Teddy is a one-piece lingerie item made from the same mix of midnight blue satin (polyester/elastane) and black eyelash lace (polyamide/polyester) as everything in this range. The gusset is made of vagina-friendly 100% cotton. It features a plunging neckline with lace-up detailing, halterneck straps that cross at the back, and a tie-up waistband.

Woman wearing Lovehoney Dark Orchid Plunge Teddy
Image: Lovehoney

I really love the shape of this one. I often find myself drawn to teddy/bodysuit style pieces because I think they just suit my shape really well. They also tend to be a little more forgiving for very big boobs, whereas more structured pieces take one look at my G-cups and go “lol no”. (More on the fit and boob room in a minute!) The high cut makes my admittedly rather short legs look a little longer, and the waistband accentuates one of the parts of my body I’m most comfortable with.

The midnight blue shade is gorgeous, as is the delicate and feminine eyelash lace.

Fit and Comfort

The Dark Orchid Teddy comes in a range of sizes, ranging from UK6 to UK28. Even in just the few years I’ve been working with them, Lovehoney have massively expanded their plus-size lingerie options and I’m really loving seeing more inclusive size options as standard. Because everyone deserves beautiful lingerie!

I received the Medium (UK10/12) and, overall, it fits my size 12 body pretty well. If anything it’s a little on the small side, so maybe size up if you’re between sizes for this one. This is especially important if you have wider hips or a big butt, because you have to ease this one up over your body very carefully to avoid tearing the delicate lace. There’s not much give or stretch in it!

Comfort wise, the satin is lovely and soft and the lace is non-scratchy. I often shy away from lace-heavy pieces because I’m very sensitive to rough or scratchy fabrics, but this one is fine.

The Dark Orchid Teddy is adjustable in a couple of places. You can tie up the waistband as tightly or loosely as you like, and you can also change the length of the straps using the sliders. (Pro tip: do this before you put the teddy on. It’s near goddamn impossible unless you’re a contortionist once it’s on!)

The biggest downside, unfortunately, comes down once again to boob space. I’m not sure if it’s due to the spaghetti straps or the flimsiness of the lace, but this really doesn’t keep them in place very well. It seems fine when I first put it on but, as soon as I move or bend forwards or lie on my side, everything falls out. This means that I find myself adjusting it every few seconds and ultimately not feeling as comfortable and sexy as I’d like.

Verdict

I’m a little mixed on this one. The style and fabrics are gorgeous, and I love the cut and shape. But it’s really not the friendliest for bigger busted folks.

I think, reluctantly, I’m likely to pass this on to one of my smaller-boobed femme friends. It’s gorgeous, it’s just not a great fit for my body.

The Dark Orchid Teddy retails for £34.99.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Dark Orchid Teddy to review. All opinions are, as always, my own.

[Lingerie Review] Fifty Shades of Grey Captivate Wine Chiffon Plunge Body

[Update 10/05/24: this product has been discontinued. I have removed dead links but left the post up for reference.]

It will never cease to amaze me that there exists, out there in the world, an actual published book that contains this line describing a pair of knickers:

“Wow, they feel… slinky… and kind of hot… yeah.”

– Fifty Shades Darker

Further, it will never cease to amaze me that the book containing the above line, and the rest of its series, have collectively made hundreds of millions of dollars.

Still, despite its problematic messaging and dubious writing, the Fifty Shades of Grey series remains ridiculously popular, and new additions to the official Fifty Shades sex toys and lingerie ranges continue to appear. I recently received the Captivate Wine Chiffon Plunge Body from Lovehoney’s Fifty Shades Christmas lingerie collection to try.

Fifty Shades of Grey Captivate Wine Chiffon Plunge Body: First Impressions

The Captivate Wine Chiffon Plunge Body is a beautiful rich red one-piece. The bottom half is pretty floral lace, then it nips in with an elasticated waist (adorned with a gold Fifty Shades charm) and the top half is ultra soft and floaty semi-sheer chiffon. It ties in a halter-neck style at the nape of the neck, and features poppers at the crotch for easy opening and closing.

The fabric is a polyester/polyamide/elastane blend, but the gusset is 100% cotton. This is good news for us folks with vaginas, as wearing manmade fibres in that area can cause issues such as yeast infections, urinary tract infections, and and other vaginal problems. (Source).

I’m immediately in love with the gorgeous colour and the softness of the fabric. Even before I wriggled into it, I had a feeling this one was going to be a hit.

Comfort and Fit

The Captivate Wine Chiffon Plunge Body is unwired and easy to put on. Simply step in, pull it up, and tie it as tightly or loosely as you like. If tying things behind your neck is tricky or impossible for you, you might need someone else to help with this one. Pro tip: if, like me, you’re large busted, tying it slightly tighter will help your boobs to stay inside the garment instead of popping out!

Lovehoney’s advertising copy sells this as “comfortable enough to sleep in”. While I think that’s really overselling it (no-one is actually sleeping in this thing, surely?) it is pretty damn comfortable. The soft fabric is pleasant to wear, the waistband isn’t too tight, and it doesn’t have any wires or scratchy parts.

I received the Captivate Wine Chiffon Plunge Body in a medium, which fits my size 10/12 frame well. It’s available in all sizes from UK 6 to 28 and other reviews likewise indicate that it runs true to size on most people.

As it’s unwired and not tightly fitted, the Captivate Wine Chiffon Plunge Body doesn’t offer much in the way of lift. That’s a definite plus for me (my boobs prefer to be free!) But it’s something to bear in mind if you prefer more structured and supportive pieces.

Fifty Shades of Hot?

(I’m sorry, y’all. Truly).

This piece is absolutely dreamy for me. I love almost everything – the cut, the colour, the fit, the fabric. The contrast between the figure-hugging bottom half and the looser top half is ideal for me (I love my butt and waist and am less confident about my large boobs). The floaty, drapey chiffon gives a fun and flirtatious look, and the lace is glamorously feminine.

Verdict

This is my favourite new piece of lingerie I’ve received in a long time. It’s such a fabulous colour and makes me look and feel gorgeously femme. Though it’ll look great all year round, the red is particularly suited to the festive season.

It also arrives packaged in a branded Fifty Shades bag, which is great for gifting (watch out for this one appearing in my Christmas Gift Guide this weekend!)

The Captivate Wine Chiffon Plunge Body retails for £44.99 ($54.99 US).

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this piece to review. Affiliate links appear within this post. All views and pictures are, as ever, mine.

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Hourglass Open-Cup Crotchless Body

If you’ve been reading my reviews for a while, you’ll know that my biggest complaint when it comes to lingerie is often that my G-cup boobs simply won’t fit in the garment properly. One of the ways around that problem? Open-cup lingerie! I recently received the Lovehoney Hourglass Open-Cup Crotchless Body to review. Did it live up to expectations? Let’s find out…

Lovehoney Hourglass Open-Cup Crotchless Body

The Lovehoney Hourglass Body is a one piece bodysuit made of black floral lace and microfibre. It features removeable straps, which frame your breasts as well as helping the garment stay up (though the top is elasticy enough that it stays up fairly well without them). It also features removeable suspender straps.

Lovehoney Open Cup Hourglass Body product photo
Image: Lovehoney (used with permission)

The Lovehoney Hourglass Body opens at the crotch and is adorned in the centre of the microfibre section with the Lovehoney heart insignia.

First impressions were positive. The piece looks well-made, the fabrics are soft and stretchy, and the aesthetic is sexy.

Fit and Comfort

The Lovehoney Hourglass Body is designed to be wearable either on its own or under clothing as “shapewear”. This means that comfort and fit are of paramount importance – this is something you could potentially wear all night under a dress, not just slip into for bedroom wear.

This piece is super comfy, as lingerie goes, as it’s pleasingly stretchy and feels super soft against the skin. The straps are fully adjustable, so you can set them to suit your body (or remove them entirely, if you prefer). I’m not much of a stockings person but if you are, thigh-highs and killer heels would be a great way to complete the look.

Fit wise, the Lovehoney Hourglass Body runs pretty true to size. I received a Medium and it fits my size 12 frame well. If you’re between sizes, I’d recommend going a size down rather than up, since this piece is stretchy and is supposed to cling snugly.

Since this piece is open cup, you don’t need to worry about cup sizes! (A godsend for people like me who are well-endowed in the chest department). You can easily wear it either by itself or with a bra.

The Lovehoney Hourglass Body is available for all sizes from UK6 to UK28.

Look and Wearability

(This section discussed body confidence and body image issues. Skip to the next header if that’s not something you want to engage with today!)

This is one of those pieces that I’ll wear again and again because it makes me feel confident and sexy as hell.

Despite striving to be body-positive and doing continual work on my self-image, there are still parts of my own body that I struggle with. Most notably, my stomach. So pieces that hide the bits of my body I’m less confident about, while emphasising the bits I do love (waist, boobs), are basically the holy grail of lingerie to me. I’m also really into the way the lace panels cling to the curve of my hips.

The look is a kind of femme soft-bondage, especially with the straps left on. It creates a sexy hourglass (hence the name) silhouette. The floral lace is pretty, and I really love the little diamond detailing around the edges.

Simply gorgeous!

Verdict

Yes – an absolute winner! If you’re looking for something to wear under your clothes and surprise your lover with, or just to feel fabulous in the bedoom (/sex club), look no further.

The Lovehoney Hourglass Open-Cup Crotchless Body retails for £32.99 ($39.99 US).

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this piece to review. All views, as always, are my own. Buying through the affiliate links in this post helps to keep the blog going!

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Peony Lilac Sheer Mesh and Lace Crotchless Body

[Update 10/05/24: this item has been discontinued. I have removed dead links but left the post up for reference.]

I love purple and its variations, and I love femme things. Is it any wonder, then, that I spotted the Peony range at Lovehoney and knew I needed to try it? The range is available in both black and lilac. I received the Peony Sheer Mesh and Lace Crotchless Body in lilac.

Peony Crotchless Body: First Impressions and Aesthetic

The Peony Sheer Mesh and Lace Crotchless Body is actually really a cross between a bodysuit and a babydoll. It’s an all-in-one garment made of pretty floral lace and sheer mesh with spot detail.

When I took it out of the packaging, I was immediately impressed with the softness of the materials. Lovehoney lingerie tends to offer a good combination of affordable prices and quality materials, which I love.

The top part is a halterneck bodysuit with a deep neckline, plunging to the elasticated waistband which is adorned by a bow in the same organza as the halterneck and back tie. The half-covered crotch gives way to adjustable straps which sit at the point where butt meets upper thighs. A flyaway half skirt finishes the look.

The Peony Crotchless Body in lilac is a classically feminine look. My inner femme loves it! If you like the shape but pastels aren’t for you, the black version is sexy in a different way.

Comfort, Fit, and Boob Coverage

The Peony Crotchless Body comes in two sizes: one size standard (for UK sizes 8-16) and one size plus (for UK sizes 18-24.) Because it’s adjustable, this piece is fairly flexible in terms of sizing. You can tie the halterneck and back tie as tightly or loosely as you need. The leg straps are also adjustable.

I’m about a size 12 and I found the Peony Crotchless Body to be a comfortable fit in most areas. The one downside is the boob coverage. I’m not sure if it’s due to the halterneck design or tie fastenings, but I found that this piece offers significantly less coverage than some of the more traditional bodysuit items in my collection.

The Peony Crotchless Body contains my G-cups somewhat when I’m standing upright, but as soon as I lie down (or more around too much) they haven’t got a prayer.

I like the piece enough that I’ll probably still wear it occasionally anyway, but you should be aware of this. I’d speculate that anyone larger than about a D-cup might have this issue.

The Peony Crotchless Body is non-wired. That and the soft fabric makes it comfortable and enjoyable to wear.

Final Thoughts

A mixed verdict on this one. It’s pretty and fun in that flirty, feminine way I enjoy. It’s soft, comfortable, and fairly easy to take on and off. But the boob coverage (or lack thereof) was a significant downside for me.

Gorgeous, but maybe better suited to those with smaller chests than me.

The Peony Crotchless Body from Lovehoney retails for £29.99 ($36.99 US). Don’t forget to use code coffkink10 at checkout for 10% off your entire order!

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Peony Crotchless Body to review. All opinions are mine, as ever. If you use my affiliate links or code, I make a small commission that helps keep the blog running.

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Moonflower Emerald Green Lace Strappy Body

Update 03/03/33: this piece has been discontinued.

I first spotted this piece when my partner sent me a link to this Instagram post. As soon as I saw the Moonflower Lace Strappy Body in emerald green from Lovehoney, I knew I had to own it! Happily, my friends at Lovehoney HQ were able to hook me up.

How did I get on with it in reality?

Moonflower Emerald Green Lace Strappy Body: Aesthetic

This one-piece bodysuit is made of lace and mesh in a gorgeous, vibrant shade of green. It is wire-free and features a plunging V-neck and criss-cross detailing at the front and back. It is nipped in at the waist with a broad ribbon accent, and features a popper opening at the crotch.

I really love how this piece looks. The colour is beautiful and unusual, making a change from the more common blacks, reds, and pinks of the lingerie world. The delicate floral lace is lovely, and the strappy detailing at the back is super sexy.

I love this type of shape on my body. I think my hourglass waist is pretty much my best feature, and this style shows that off. A plunging neckline will always be sexy, and the criss-cross straps across the cleavage add an eye-drawing touch.

Sex-appeal wise, this one scores top marks from me.

Fit and Comfort

I gravitate towards non-wired lingerie for two reasons: it’s far more comfortable (you will not convince me that anyone finds being poked in the ribs with a wire pleasant!) and it’s far more likely to actually fit me.

The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body is a one-size piece, which you’ll know by now I don’t love as a concept. People come in such a variety of shapes and sizes that the idea of “one size” is a little absurd to me. The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body is supposed to fit sizes 8-16. There’s also a plus-size version for sizes 18-24. (Side note: Lovehoney are killing it with their plus-size lingerie offerings at the moment!)

I’m currently a size 12-ish and I found the Moonflower Lace Strappy Body to be a pretty good fit. The fabric and waistband are somewhat stretchy, and both the shoulder straps and waistband can be adjusted using the sliders.

As is often the case with standard lingerie sizing, this piece only “sort of” contains my G-cup boobs. When I’m standing up or lying on my back, it’s fine, but as soon as I lie on my side or raise my hands above my head, they pop out. Not a big problem, but something to be aware of if you’re well endowed in the chest department.

The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body is made of super soft fabric that feels lovely to wear. This isn’t cheap, scratchy lace. It feels sensual and luxurious against the skin.

Verdict

The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body is a winner! It’s very hard to get one-size lingerie right, and inevitably it won’t work for all bodies. But overall this piece is pretty, sensual, comfortable, and flattering. Yes, yes, and yes!

I feel gorgeously femme in this piece and I can’t wait to show it off at a sexy party when we can go to those again.

The Moonflower Lace Strappy Body retails for £32.99. Don’t forget you can get 10% off this item and any other purchase at Lovehoney using my code coffkink10 at checkout.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this item to review. All options are, as always, mine. Affiliate links appear in this post.

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Mindful Body

Two of the things I love, which you’ll know if you read this blog regularly, are gorgeous lingerie and sustainability. Anything that combines the two? Hell yeah, I’m all over it! That’s why I was delighted to receive an item from the new Lovehoney Mindful range.

I received the Mindful Mint Green Leopard Print Seamless Body, which we’ll take a look at in a minute. But first, what makes the Mindful range different?

Mindful Beauty

Official product photo for Lovehoney Mindful bodysuit
Image: Lovehoney (used with permission)

Lovehoney Mindful is a range of lingerie and underwear made from recycled seamfree materials such as recycled lace and renewed nylon. Every aspect of the pieces, including the elastics, are made from GRS-certified, pre-consumer recycled materials which would otherwise end up in landfill.

Even the packaging is sustainable. It is made from cornstarch (don’t ask me how – science is cool, y’all) and is plastic-free and 100% compostable.

Pretty cool, no?

Lovehoney Mindful Mint Green Leopard Print Body

This piece (hereafter the Mindful Body for short) called to me straight away. I love comfortable, easy-on (and easy-off) one-pieces, and this looked like it would fill all those requirements.

The Lovehoney Mindful Body is shaped like a swimsuit or leotard. It is available in sizes from 8 to 26, and features high-cut legs and a thick central band that sits around the waist. It opens at the crotch with three poppers.

Look & Style

The Lovehoney Mindful Body is very different to many of the things you’ll normally see in a lingerie store. It’s also quite a change from things I’d usually pick up for myself.

For starters, the mint green is an unusual colour for lingerie – a genre of clothing that tends to favour black, reds, purples, and pinks. But it’s also really pretty, and I love the leopard print!

I sent a pic to one of my flirtfriends and their response was “I’m now picturing you doing an 80s workout video!” And, yes, this does have some distinctly 80s vibes!

The curve of my waist is one of my favourite bits of my body. For that reason, I love the waist band, which accentuates that area. I also like the high leg cut, which makes my short legs look longer!

You can wear this piece on its own, for a night in at home or a night out at a suitable sex-positive venue… or you could pair it with other items to make a full outfit.

I’m looking forward to wearing it with a swishy black miniskirt and killer heels, but I think it’d also look fabulous with some skintight leather trousers. Honestly, stick a bra on under it and wear it with jeans or a skirt, and you could get away with it to a vanilla bar or nightclub. A truly versatile item!

Fit & Comfort

Oh my goodness, this thing is so unbelievably comfy! To begin with, the fabric is lovely and soft, and feels gentle against the skin.

The Lovehoney Mindful Body is pretty stretchy, so don’t worry too much if you’re between sizes or not sure which to go for. I’m a UK size 12 right now and I ordered a M/L, which says it is for sizes 12-14. The fit is reasonably true to size, though if you’re unsure I would suggest going a size up rather than a size down.

Also, because there are no cups or wires or anything, the Mindful Body is not only super comfortable but actually contains my boobs! I don’t feel like I’m going to fall out of it with every movement, which is pretty challenging when you’re a G-cup. This piece has racerback style straps which are fully adjustable for the most comfortable fit.

The Lovehoney Mindful Body is also super easy to get in and out of! Just step into it like you would a swimsuit and pull the straps over your shoulders, and you’re ready to go. This is a nice change from many of the more, erm, complex garments in my lingerie collection.

Final Verdict

This cute, quirky piece has me feeling like one sexy kitty! Add in the comfortable fit and the eco credentials, and you’re on to a winner.

The Mindful range contains a selection of gorgeous pieces, including some very sexy masculine styles. They all use eco-friendly materials and offer inclusive sizing.

The Lovehoney Mindful Body retails for £29.99 ($36.99 US).

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Mindful Body to review! This post contains affiliate links. As ever, all views are mine.

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Captivate Black Lace Spanking Dress

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which can mean only one thing: a host of new lingerie and sex toy offerings! This is my third review of Lovehoney’s new Fifty Shades of Grey-inspired Captivate range.

By the way: there’s still time to join our free smut slam if you’re looking for a fun and socially-distanced Valentine’s Day activity!

Today we’re looking at…

Captivate Black Lace Spanking Dress

I love one-piece lingerie. I love it because it’s usually relatively comfortable, easy to wear, and easy to get on and off during sex club adventures. (*sigh* sex clubs… remember those?) It’s also often more forgiving for those of us who are well-endowed in the boob department.

So I was excited to try out the Captivate Spanking Dress.

Fifty Shades of Grey spanking dress packaging

It came packaged in a cardboard sleeve featuring a picture of the model and a hilarious(ly terrible) Fifty Shades quote on the back.

Fifty Shades of Grey Fifty Shades Darker quote

Inside, the dress was packaged inside a plastic film wrapper, with a piece of cardboard inside to help it keep its shape.

Lovehoney Captivate Spanking Dress

First impressions: wow, this is super tiny! I can’t see any way I’m ever going to fit in that! However, I quickly realised that it is also super stretchy. This “one size” version fits me (a size 12/14) comfortably, and is supposed to fit anyone from size 8-16. There’s also two plus-size versions, one to fit sizes 18-24 and one to fit sizes 26-30.

The floral mesh is pretty and feminine with just a little bit of a kink-inspired edge. The skirt reaches to just below the butt, and the hem and neckline are edged with pretty floral lace trim. The deep V-neck gives amazing cleavage, and the collar-style neck adds to the soft BDSM aesthetic.

At the back, the butt is fully cut away which is both sexy as hell and allows easy access for impact play. Wearing it just makes me want to bend over and get spanked!

The Captivate Black Lace Spanking Dress retails for £24.99 ($26.99 US) from Lovehoney.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me these knickers to review. All thoughts, as always, my own. Shopping via my affiliate links sends a small commission my way at no extra cost to you.