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BIG BLOG GIVEAWAY: Introducing Simply Yours

3 Jan

The next lovely company who will be donating prizes to one lucky winner is… Simply Yours. They will be offering a lucky winner any two Naturally Close pieces. Here is a little more on the company:

Simply Yours provides gorgeous lingerie for girls with curves.

Beautiful bras in A-JJ cups (selected sizes up to K and L) and back sizes from 30-50 (selected styles in 28 and some up to 56). Pretty underwear, nightwear and swimwear in sizes 12-32.

Home of the Gok Wan shapewear collection.

Simply Yours use healthy happy plus size models to give their customers a better idea of how products may look on them.

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Bra Reviews For Simply Yours

9 Dec

First up I tried the:
Portia bra from Curvy Kate. Balconette, non-padded, underwired bra with the signature Curvy Kate criss-cross, candy pink ribbon and flirty bows. This girly piece is supportive and comfortable. Can be worn as a set with the matching shorts. Also available in Black/Pink and White/Pink.
Hand wash.
85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane.
Size: 36H.

I am quite a fan of Curvy Kate bras. I have the Emily in two different colours and I just adore the Showgirl Range, especially my 34J Tease Me. I love the fact that they cater exclusively for larger cupped girls, they start at 28 backs, they make gorgeous bright designs and keep bringing them out in new colourways. The models are all competition winners, just your average girl on the street (although all with extraordinary looks!) and they fit the brand and really demonstrate what Curvy Kate is all about. Therefore this Portia bra received a thumbs up from me the moment I saw it. I love the bright pink with the hint of royal blue. I am a sucker for tiny bows. I of course really like the fact that is has fully adjustable straps and three hooks and eyes. What I would love EVEN more is this bra is a 34J! As you can see I am spilling out of the cups a little bit, something that did settle slightly as I wore it for a few hours. The back band is slightly too big for me and so I feel a 34 may work better. The shape that it gives me is incredible, very rounded and together, something that I hope would not change with a larger cup. I can’t think of an occasion when this bra would not work – it would be fab for work, great for nights out and perfect for lazy days at home. Now where is that 34J…

Next up…

The Freya Lyla underwired, non-padded balconette bra is based on the Arabella range. Lyla is coolly confident in amethyst with floral embroidery in contrasting aqua. Three-section balcony bra, lined undercups for added support. Matching briefs available.
Hand wash.
73% Nylon, 17% Elastane, 10% Polyester.
Size: 36H

I have been gagging to try the Lyla for ages! I am a bit disappointed that it is not a fully sheer cup in my size as I think it loses some of the sexy appeal but nevertheless I love the colours and the detailing on it. The fully adjustable straps and three hooked back as ever really appeal to me.
I found, however, that fairly true to Freya sizing this would have suited me better in a 34HH/J. Again as I wore the bra I settled into the cup and so maybe with a firmer band I would fit the cups a bit better. The overall shape was fairly good, rounded and perky, good for every day wear and gorgeous enough to impress all on it’s own 😉

The final set:

This gorgeous underwired Pour Moi? bra offers great coverage and support. All-over mesh bra with beautiful embroidery detail to top cup. Slightly built-up straps for added comfort. Non-padded. Underwired. Ribbon rosette and diamanté detail to centre front. Sizes up to a J cup.
Hand wash.
78% Polyamide, 12% Elastane, 8% Viscose, 2% Polyester.
Size: 36H

I have only ever tried Pour Moi bikinis and as I have had quite a good success rate with them I decided to give this bra a whirl.
As you can see the detailing it just divine and so eye catching, once again bringing a basic bra to life and making it sexy and girly. This 36H bra was spot on, although I do have the continuous problem of sometimes not filling the bottom of cups properly, no matter how much I scoop and jiggle my boobs into them! It gave me a really lovely shape and was by far the comfiest and best of the three. A new one for me but one that I shall definitely keep in mind for the future, superb work Pour Moi!

Simply Yours is one of my favourite sites to use for lingerie buying purposes. The search categories are useful and easy to use, the models and delicious, the offers and products ranges are excellent and the customer service is fantastic. Why not treat yourself to something gorgeous to wear underneath your Christmas day frock, a present for whoever is lucky enough to unwrap you 😉

*COMPETITION* – Get Your Straps Out!

25 Oct

Get Your Straps Out For Plus Size Retailers Simply Be And Simply Yours Plus size fashion and lingerie retailers Simply Be and Simply Yours have got together with underwear brand Gossard to give away a year’s supply of lingerie to two women who find the most imaginative way to get their bra straps out.   To be in with a chance to win a year’s supply of lingerie which includes 12 bra and knickers sets from Gossard, women are being asked to snap themselves showing a peek of their bra straps (fully clothed!) in the most imaginative places as possible for their Get Your Straps Out campaign.

Simply Be and Simply Yours are looking for those that find the most creative way of getting their straps out and those that are the most discrete in doing so. They’ll be judging along the lines of “less is more” and are asking women to think of imaginative ways to show their bra straps. The best entries will appear on a special Tumblr profile before a short-list of the five favourite entries are chosen with two lucky winners – one from Simply Be and one from Simply Yours – being picked from that short-list by the team at HQ. To enter, contestants are being asked to send photographs to getyourstrapsout@hotmail.co.uk along with their name and whether they are a Simply Be or Simply Yours customer.

Visit Simply Be or Simply Yours to read more about the competition now. Simply Be is a plus fashion retailer of women’s clothing in sizes 12-32 and sister company Simply Yours is a plus lingerie retailer. The competition is being run in partnership with Gossard and the prize is a year’s supply of lingerie, which equates to 12 bra and knickers sets. There will be two winners – one a Simply Be customer and the other a Simply Yours customer. The best entries will be chosen on who was the most imaginative and most discrete in getting their straps out.

The entries will appear at http://tumblr.getyourstrapsout.com.

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Blog: http://www.simplybeblog.co.uk

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Blog: http://www.simplyyoursblog.co.uk

Pleasantly Surprised By Shapely Figures

30 Sep

So Simply Yours do padded bras up to a H cup – amazing! I had to give them a go…

All I can say is wow! I got the bras in my upper size of 36H and I am glad I did as the band was very very snug! However, once I had wrestled the 3 hooks and eyes closed I felt secure and supported and above all comfortable. The spacious cups encased me completely and I didn’t bulge out or feel like I was about to fall out and I had the most magnificent uplifted effect! The pretty trim gave the bras a girly twist and chocolate brown and baby pink are some much needed colours to slot into my lingerie drawer – let’s be honest, I pretty much have every other colour combo!
So all in all these gorgeous basic bras are a must have, I am so chuffed to have something so supportive in an H cup, Simply Yours, today you have excelled yourselves!

My Review Of The ‘Naturally Close’ Strapless Bra By Simply Yours

30 Sep

Simply Yours have recently released the world’s largest strapless bra that goes all the way to a K cup – the Naturally Close Multiway Bra.
Inspired by my fellow blogger Cheryl I decided to give it a go in my ‘upper’ size of 36H, as she warned me that it came up quite snug in the band and fairly true in the cup.

As you can see the bra is not the best with the straps on as it seemed to pull the underwire away from my chest, despite it being perfectly snug and amazing supportive with its 5 hooks and eyes! It also seemed to push down onto my breast which gave me that double boob effect.
However, as you can see without the straps it gives me a fairly good supported shape. My boobs are slightly conical but they are in place and I felt very secure.
I think that the pattern is very pretty but not overly practical as it would show up quite a lot under tight fitted tops and dresses. I tried it on under a dress and compared with a normal bra you can see that my breasts do look a bit droopier and pointier and slightly spaced apart:

This bra would not be one that I would personally feel comfortable wearing with a strapless outfit, but more for under halternecks where you have added support but don’t want your straps to be visible. The shape and support are spot on for me as I have given up hope of finding a bra that can give me my much coveted rounded cleavagey shape, but for women who are used to non padded bras I think that this would be a fantastic bra as the shape is not too dissimilar to how my breasts look in a non padded bra.

I would give this bra 4.5/5, that .5 taken away due to the lumpy pattern which I think may cause a problem for some depending on the outfit.

Very well done Simply Yours.