Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Elomi Portia Monarch Plunge Bra From Navabi*

This year I got bra measured for the first time in a very long time, and it transpired that I was wearing completely the wrong cup size. Like, I was out by 3 cup sizes. Oops. Since then I've been browsing all the plus size lingerie options out there and have been pleasantly surprised by how pretty our choices are!

 

One of my newest additions is the Elomi Portia Monarch plunge bra* from Navabi. They sell both the bra and matching knickers which are currently on sale, so go go! I have a special place in my heart for butterflies, so when I saw this bra I knew it had to be mine. It's a light brown base with orange, pink, mint green and purple detailing. It has a cute little pink, orange and mint green bow in between the cups and on the straps, I love all the colour! At first glance it looks brown and orange, but when you really look there is so much more to it.


It's a plunge bra style, so it sits quite low between your breasts and it gives a really round shape. While the material is mesh, your nipples don't show through it at all which I also like. I have the matching knickers, but they are much more sheer, so no photos of me in those! I got my usual size, a 42E, and it fits really nicely. I hate feeling uncomfortable in a bra and some bands can seem so tight when you first get them, but this has just enough stretch that it wasn't a problem on my first wear and you can tell it's going to stretch slightly, but appropriately.


The cups fit really nicely, I have one boob bigger than the other as most of us with boobs do, and because of the stretch to the mesh material you couldn't tell. I usually end up with one cup looking a little empty but with a swoop and scoop this looked great on both breasts.


One of the things I really like about this bra is that the pattern extends onto the straps. I tend to find with bras that the cute pattern on the cups just finishes on the cups and the straps are plain, but they don't on this bra which is a lush touch.

Elomi bras have become a favourite of mine and Navabi stock so many of their designs, as well as a huge range of other lingerie designers too. Who are your favourite lingerie designers?

Much love,
Kitty xxxx


*this post contains items that were gifted to me for review purposes. In no way does this impact upon my opinions which are entirely my own.

14 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful print and it looks like it fits you so well! It's ages since I've had new bras, I'm definitely due to replace a few of mine :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. thank you! Mine were all so old and ill fitting, it was terrible x

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  2. I love elomi bras. I know someone who will adore this butterfly print. Thanks for the tip that's it's on sale.

    www.somethinginthewayshemoves.me

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  3. What size were you wearing and what should you be wearing?I am large in the boob area and need new bras as the wires keep poking though mine :( x

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    1. I was wearing a 42C, and am a 42E! I've found these more expensive bras are much more longlasting than the cheap ones I've had in the past. Spending a bit more now saves in the long run :) x

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  4. Kitty, this looks lovely on you! I'm loving the patterns! Just remember that you won't be the same size in every bra and will differ massively between sizes so remember how this fits and compare that to other bras when trying them on!

    C xx
    CurvyGirlThin.com

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    1. thank you honey! I've mostly had Elomi bras so far, but I am keen to expand and try more :D xx

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  5. I haven't heard of this brand before but I love the print, I will have to take a look.

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    1. they are fab :) I'm sure you'll find something cute with them

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  6. I only ever wear Elomi, I find their sizing consistent in all of their bras and they are clearly designed for a larger figure too not just a larger bust

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    1. I have several Elomi bras now and find them so comfortable :)

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  7. This bra is so pretty! I'm a huge fan of Elomi (I swear by their sports bras too!), and I find them to be so pretty and so comfy! But can I also just say how epic your hair is?? How have I missed this transformation, it's so lovely! xx

    http://blog.fashionlovesphotos.com

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    1. aww thanks lovely! I did it a few weeks before the wedding, was so glad to be back to pink :D xx

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