08 July, 2012

Oh So Poorly Designed

Recently I went on a lingerie shopping spree on EdenFantasys. I had previously come across the Oh So Naughty garter slip and thong and decided to order it whenever I happened to make my next order. After reviewing the size chart, I went with size medium, which is what I normally purchase in DreamGirl lingerie if it doesn’t have underwire.
The slip and thong come wrapped in cellophane on a black plastic hanger. I like how the thong actually has a spot to be hung up on the hanger, rather than just being attached to the slip. It lets me store both pieces of this set together, rather than the thong being in my underwear drawer and the slip being hung up in the closet. Attached to the slip is a DreamGirl tag that does not have any useful information on it. Both the slip and thong have clothing tags sewn into them with a bit of information on them. The fabric is made up of 93% nylon and 7% spandex. This set should be hand washed in cold water and line dried. Do not bleach it. There is no information on where this set is made.
The slip and thong are both made of a soft pink see-through mesh with black polka dots all over it. The slip has black see-through lace for the cups, which are unlined. I find the lace is very scratchy, which is not a comfortable feeling on breasts. At the shoulders and where each of the four detachable garter strap sits is a small black bow. Between the cups and on the back are some flowers made of the mesh material with bows and bits of ribbon around them. Each flower has little pieces in the middle that look like the stamen on a flower. The straps of the slip are adjustable like a bra, however the back does not have a bra-like closure, which I find irritating. There are two elastic bands running along the front of the slip to give it some ruching. The back is very low cut and scoops down to the small of my back.
The thong is also adorned with some black bows, one at each side on the front. Compared to some thongs, this one actually looks nice. It doesn’t have just a thin band running up the back; it actually has a small panel of fabric. The thong is lined with a soft, opaque pink fabric. It feels a little like cotton.
I feel the construction on this piece is okay. The flowers have a lot of extra glue exposed on them, which I don’t care for. The rest of the slip is sewn very nicely and isn’t falling apart anywhere.

Measurements (unstretched/stretched in inches)
Length: 22/29
Bust: 26/38
Waist: 28/40
Hip: 30/40
Thong waistband: 28/46
Thong rise: 7 inches
Garter straps (shortest/longest adjustments): 4/7

Size Chart (medium)
Dress size: 6 – 10
Cup: B – C
Bust: 34 – 36
Waist: 26 – 28
Hip: 36 – 38
Weight: 120 – 140

My Measurements
Dress size: 5 – 8
Bra: 34B
Waist: 27 inches
Hip: 35 inches
Weight: 140

When comparing my measurements to that of the size chart, I’m a bit smaller for some measurements and fit the chart for the size medium for others. I usually go with medium on DreamGirl lingerie because their stuff usually seems to be a bit on the smaller side. I prefer to get size small in lingerie if possible so that the chest area isn’t baggy on me.
This fits okay on me. It’s a bit tighter fitting than I’d like. That tightness isn’t very flattering to areas like my belly. It just kind of makes them look a little worse. I do not like the chest area of this at all. This slip would have benefitted greatly from underwire and a bra-like closure in the back. As it is, the really long straps and thin elastic band underneath the cups offers no support for breasts. I need to adjust the straps as tight as possible for them to sit on me without sliding off, which then puts the cups up way too high and my breasts in the pink mesh instead. If you have small, very perky breasts you may get the cups to work for you. Mine are not perky and do not help keep them in place. I don’t feel the cups are big enough to fit anything larger than a B cup, so you’ll need to go up a size if you’re a C cup.
The length of the slip on me matches what you see in the product photos. It falls on my butt. Pulling it downward more does not work as the elastic bands just pull it back up.
The thong fits pretty well. It’s stretchy and does not cause a muffin top. It stays in place pretty well and feels soft and comfortable.  
If you don’t want to use the garter straps, they can be removed. There are small hooks holding each strap onto the slip. The straps are great for stockings that don’t stay up on their own.
When I pulled this on for the first time, I wasn’t impressed with the look. My boobs weren’t sitting in the right place and the front made me look a little frumpy. I wish I could wear a bra underneath this but the back being so low cut just makes that look stupid. I decided I’d see what it looked like with a cincher over it, since my stomach area looked too frumpy. I actually really like the look of this with the Satin Princess Cinch over it. It makes the black lace cups look more like they go with the slip and it gives me a bit of a better shape.
Just to note, I am wearing a bra under the slip.
I’d follow the care instructions on the tag. Throwing this in the washer or dryer will probably ruin the little flowers all over this. The thong might make it through the washer and dryer if a gentle cycle is used. I recommend using a liquid fabric softener to help soften up the itchy lace cups a bit. I keep my slip and thong stored on the original hanger. For the time being, they are just sitting in a chest at the foot of my bed however I will be hanging them up when I move so I can keep the set wrinkle free.
My overall impression on this set isn’t that great. It’s adorable and feminine looking and looks great on the model, but not so great on me. If you’re slim and have perky breasts, I’d go for it. If not, this is only going to work against you. I think the design could have been better executed by adding underwire and a hook and eye closure in the back for support. I feel the price is a bit high for simple mesh and cheap lace, too. As it is, it’s an average lingerie piece.
I give the Oh So Naughty garter slip and thong 3 out of 5 stars.



╰☆╮Amber╰☆╮ said...

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