[Lingerie Review] Tyes By Tara Bombshell Bratye

[Update 01/11/23: this product has been discontinued and the Tyes By Tara affiliate programme has closed, meaning I no longer make a commission if you purchase through my links.]

Sometimes the simplest things are the sexiest! And the brand’s elegant simplicity is one of the things I love about Tyes By Tara, a woman-owned company in the US selling a wide range of wearables, accessories, and other fun femme things. Today I’m trying out the Bombshell Bratye, part of the Bratyes range of cage bras.

My order from Tyes By Tara arrived beautifully packaged. The items were wrapped in pink tissue paper and tied with ribbons, and came with a handwritten card from my contact and some additional information about the company. This level of customer care and attention to detail is great to see.

What is a Bratye?

Bratyes are open cage style bras (or harnesses, if you prefer) that accentuate the wearer’s breasts without covering anything up. They are made of elastic, lace, or chain, depending on the design.

I received the Bombshell Bratye. This bra is made of soft, elasticated straps and is available in either black or white. The straps frame the breasts and the centre point is adorned with a pretty black satin bow.

Tyes By Tara Bombshell Bratye cage bra

It closes behind the neck in a halter style with a clasp, and at the back with a simple hook-on fastening.

Aesthetic and How to Wear

The Bombshell Bratye is wonderfully versatile. You could wear it over a tight dress or top for a risque twist to your night out look, add it to your favourite lingerie set, or even wear it by itself.

Woman with G-cup boobs wearing a chest harness Bombshell Bratye
Woman wearing cage bra over white lace lingerie bridal lingerie
Lingerie is Beau by Lovehoney

I also tried it with some nipple pasties I had in my collection (no, I’m not sharing that picture!) You could also complete the look with a set of sexy nipple pasties, pair it with some kitten ears for pet-play, add matching cuffs and a collar for a submissive look, or slip it on over latex or a catsuit for a Domme vibe. The possibilities are endless.

To me, the look is soft-bondage influenced while still being feminine. The bow softens the harness aesthetic, giving you a kink-inspired yet flirty and fun look.

Sizing and Fit

Bratyes are one-size-fits-most and are adjustable. The back strap features a simple slider adjustment, and the neck clasp features nine different loops for maximum adjustability. The elastic is also very stretchy.

Exact sizing info (i.e. minimum and maximum sizes) isn’t listed on the website. I’ve fed this back and suggested it, as I’m sure this would be useful to lots of you. To give you an idea, my current bra band size is 34″ and the Bombshell Bratye could easily go much bigger or smaller than this.

Since this bra/harness is open-cup, I did not run across the predictable “my boobs don’t fit” issue that comes with trying to wear one-size lingerie when you have G-cups. The stretchy elastic straps were more than adequate to frame my breasts. The beauty of this sort of design is that it’ll work for just about any chest size, whether you’re an AA or a GG.

Naturally, this style of bra doesn’t offer much in the way of support. But that’s not really the point of it! It doesn’t have any wires and, thanks to the softness of the elastic, is comfortable to wear.

Final Thoughts

When I looked at the Bratyes on the website, I was a little unsure. I loved the aesthetic but really didn’t think they’d fit me (or work on someone with boobs the size of mine.)

I’m very happy to be proven wrong, because the Bombshell Bratye is gorgeous. For me, it’s just the right combination of femme and kinky, as well as being well-made and comfy!

A super-sexy and versatile piece I’m sure I will wear again and again. Tyes By Tara have knocked it out of the park yet again.

Thanks to Tyes By Tara for sending me the Bombshell Bratye to review. All views are, as ever, mine.

[Wearable Review] Tyes By Tara Sex Kitten Tyera

[Update 01/11/23: the Tyes By Tara affiliate programme has closed, meaning I no longer make a commission if you purchase through my links. However, I still love the products so I have left these reviews live.]

I’m delighted to be reviewing more Tyes By Tara products this week. This award-winning, woman-owned brand makes beautiful accessories, adornments, and other wearables that are both cute and sexy. I received the Sex Kitten Tyera to try.

Sex Kitten Tyera

The Sex Kitten cat ears headband is part of the Tyera (tiara – get it?) headwear collection. It’s a headband featuring a pair of black kitty ears.

Sex Kitten Tyera by Tyes by Tara

The headband itself is made of a rigid but flexible material (I’m assuming plastic) and is coated in black fuzzy material that looks, well, a little like a cat’s fur! Each ear is adorned with a little black satin bow.

I was initially worried that the black fuzz would shed but, after several outings, I’m pleased to report it looks and feels good as new.

Aesthetic

You know when you wear an item of clothing or an accessory that just feels perfectly “you”? That’s how I feel when I put the Sex Kitten Tyera on!

Black cat ears headband, Sex Kitten Tyera cat ears tiara

Cat ears have been part of my signature look for years, and they’re one of the main things (along with the purple hair) that people remember me for when I meet them at events. I’ve tried many different cat ears headbands and some clip-on cat ears over the years, some of which I’ve liked more than others.

The Sex Kitten Tyera is the perfect balance of playful and sexy. The little bows give it an adorable femme twist. By the way: they also go beautifully with pieces from the Bratyes line, one of which I’m reviewing later this week, or with the Vixen Tyecuffs for a kinky edge.

I’m not much of a pet-player myself, though the idea does somewhat appeal to me. But if being a human pet is your thing, these ears are the perfect accessory to tap into your inner kitty. When I slip them on, I just want to go out on the prowl…

Comfort & Wearability

As someone who is prone to headaches, comfort is of paramount importance for anything I wear on my head.

Woman with purple hair and cat ears accessory

I have a lovely pair of glittery ears that I bought in San Francisco, but the headband is metal so I can’t wear them for too long or they start to cause me pain.

Fortunately, the Sex Kitten Tyera is super comfortable. The band is flexible enough that it will fit most people, and it doesn’t dig into the side of your head. I’ve happily worn it all evening long on several occasions without pain or discomfort.

Verdict

Whether I’m feeling high femme or femme fatale, playful kitten or fierce feline, or these ears are a fun way to accessorise an outfit for a night out (or in!) I love them!

The Sex Kitten Tyera retails for $22 (that’s around £18.)

Purrrrrrrfect!

Thanks to Tyes By Tara for sending me the Sex Kitten Tyera. All views are, as ever, mine.

[Kink Product Review] Tyes By Tara Vixen Tyecuffs

[Update 01/11/23: the Tyes By Tara affiliate programme has closed, meaning I no longer make a commission if you purchase through my links. However, I still love the products so I have left these reviews live.]

Tyes By Tara is a small, woman-founded and award-winning brand based in the US, and their entire collection is a dream for a kinky femme like myself. Elegant and eyecatching pieces that are by turns playful and sensual? Hell yes!

A Touch of Luxury

Vixen Tyecuffs soft bondage handcuffs

My Tyes By Tara items came discreetly packaged in a plain box. Inside, they were beautifully wrapped in tissue paper and tied with ribbon. The parcel included not just my cuffs, but also a card with care instructions, a kind note from my contact at the company, and even a bonus free tyelet!

The customer care and attention to detail is excellent and much appreciated. The luxurious packaging and presentation got me even more excited to try out the products.

Vixen Tyecuffs: Bondage with a Femme Focus

I was spoiled for choice when it came to what to try. But, being the #Sparklefemme that I am, I had to settle on the sparkly Vixen Tyecuffs. These wide cuffs are made from sparkly rhinestone mesh and finished with satin ribbon ties.

Rhinestone handcuffs for BDSM

The Vixen Tyecuffs are available in both black and white.

I can’t tell you how much I love these cuffs! They’re just absolutely gorgeous, even prettier than they look on the website. I love the way the rhinestones catch the light when I move.

Woman with hands tied up in bondage cuffs

There are some items that make me feel happy and confident just by wearing them, and these cuffs fall into that category. They speak to two aspects of my identity that are hugely important to me: my femme-ness and my submissiveness.

The Vixen Tyecuffs are comfortable, too. They’re light enough that I can put them on and then wear them for hours. They don’t irritate my skin or make my wrists sweaty. When we can finally go to sex clubs again (fuck you Covid) they’ll make a sleek and sexy addition to my outfits.

Fit and Functionality

My Vixen Tyecuffs came with very very long ribbons. Even with the cuffs tied, they still dragged on the floor when I was standing! Fortunately, the very long ribbons mean the cuffs will fit literally anyone, no matter your wrist size (they also work just as well on ankles!)

Vixen Tyecuffs rhinestone BDSM handcuffs

Just pop the cuffs on, work out how long you need the ribbons and how long you want the tails to be, then trim them to size. Don’t forget to allow extra length if you’re going to tie them to anything!

The Vixen Tyecuffs are strong and sturdily made. Despite their delicate appearance, they don’t feel as though they are flimsy or liable to break in the course of normal use.

Ribbon handcuffs for kink and BDSM

With that said, these are definitely cuffs that are for decoration and light bondage. You could certainly get tied to the bed or get your hands tied behind your back with the Vixen Tyecuffs. But they’re not designed to bear a lot of weight, so don’t use them for kinky activities where you’re putting weight on your wrists. And maybe switch out for more traditional cuffs if you’re doing a harder struggling-against-your-bonds scene!

Bonus Tyelet

I also received a bonus Tye-of-the-Month in the form of the Trainwreck Tyelet (since discontinued.) This is a lovely little bracelet that is made of soft, stretchy elastic and features a cute black satin bow. It’s like wearing a little bow tie on my wrist!

Tyelet bow tie bracelet

The aesthetic is subtle enough to wear in public without raising eyebrows, but kinky enough to make me smile mischievously every time I look at it.

It’s actually very slightly too big for me, as I have teeny-tiny wrists, but it doesn’t need to fit snugly and still looks super cute.

Verdict & Discount Code

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Absolutely love them!

The Vixen Tyecuffs retail for a great value $25 (that’s around £21.)

If you’re looking for a sweet and sexy treat for yourself or the femme in your life, take a look at the collection. I’m sure you’ll find something you love.

Thanks to Tyes By Tara for sending me the Vixen Tyecuffs and the Trainwreck Tyelet to try. All views are mine.