[Nightwear Review] Lovehoney Jewel Satin Pearl Blush Plunging Teddy

If you’ve been reading my reviews for a while, you’ll know that pink isn’t generally my colour. I don’t gravitate towards it for clothing or lingerie, and it’s one of my least favourite colours for sex toys simply because it’s so overused, especially on products marketed as “for women”. Even so, occasionally something will catch my eye in a shade or style I wouldn’t normally go for. The Pearl Blush Plunging Teddy from Lovehoney’s Jewel line of lingerie and nightwear was one such piece.

Pearl Blush Plunging Teddy: Details & Aesthetics

I deliberated on whether to list this as lingerie or nightwear, as it really falls at the intersection of those two categories. I’m calling it nightwear for the purposes of this review but it can really be either, or both, depending on how it feels to you and how you choose to wear it.

Lovehoney Pearl Blush plunging teddy

The Pearl Blush Plunging Teddy is a one-piece with short shorts, an elasticated waistband, and a plunging neckline. The “Pearl Blush” refers to the pale peachy pink colour, which is actually really pretty. There’s black lace detailing along the neckline and around the bottom of the shorts. This provides a striking contrast to the pastel pink and gives the whole piece more of a sense of shape and structure. There is also a little rose gold coloured Lovehoney heart insignia in the centre where the neckline joins the waistband.

I think the Pearl Blush Plunging Teddy looks really cute on! The shape works well for my body, with the looser fit allowing plenty of boob room (more on that in a minute) and the nipped-in waist showing off my curves. I love the colour a lot more than I expected to, and the lace with a floral motif and scalloped edges is beautiful. This is one I’ll reach for when I’m feeling at my most femme.

Fit and Comfort

This piece is designed to be loose-fitting and comfortable. It’s available in sizes from Small (UK 6-8) to 6x (UK 26-28). I’m a size 12 and I received the Medium (UK 10-12). It fits pretty comfortably, but I think the Large (UK 14-16) would have worked even better for me as the waistband was a little snug. Other reviewers on the Lovehoney site have noted fit issues, particularly for people who are on the taller side. If you’re between sizes or prefer your nightwear loose, size up with this one.

Getting it on can be a little tricky if, like me, you have wider hips. It takes some careful jiggling to get it on and into place. Take your time and ease it up over your curves, as tugging it too hard could damage the delicate fabric.

The easy fit and lack of wires make this one comfortable and a joy to wear. There’s also plenty of room in the “cups” (term used loosely) for those of us with larger chests. I can actually wear this piece without falling out of it every five seconds! If you wanted a little extra support you could always pair the Jewel Blush Plunging Teddy with a bralet, but it works perfectly well on its own.

If I could change one thing, comfort-wise, it would be to make the shoulder straps a little wider. I’m not sure why, but spaghetti straps on clothing have always been a sensory challenge for me. The straps are adjustable at the back with a slider, so you can adjust it to get the right fit.

The Jewel Blush Plunging Teddy is made of a polyester/polyamide/elastane blend, which is soft against the skin and a delight to wear. Be aware that this kind of satin material can snag very easily, so keep it away from sharp fingernails and consider storing it in its own bag. The gusset is made of vagina-friendly 100% cotton, and the lace is soft and non-scratchy.

Too chilly to wear this on its own right now? Pair it with the matching robe for extra cosiness!

Verdict

A surprising winner! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I requested this one. But I’m really glad I did because it’s gorgeous, cute, and comfy.

I can see myself lounging around the house in this with my partner on hot summer evenings, or slipping into it at the tail-end of a sexy party.

The Jewel Pearl Blush Plunging Teddy retails for £29.99 ($36.99 US).

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me this item to review. All views and images are mine. Affiliate links appear in this post. Purchasing from Lovehoney through my links sends me a small commission at no extra cost to you.

[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 in Lovehoney Dark Orchid bodysuit

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.