I have totally lusted over the Elixir range since they first appeared on the what’s new section but completely shied away from them because of how pale I am. I really didn’t think the red would suit my pale skin. Well let me back up a bit – the Elixir range is also available in black but I LOVED the red so when the opportunity arose to test the range out, I jumped in and picked out the Lovehoney Elixir Luxury Red Lace Bra Set to test out and crossed everything it would look half decent.
The Lovehoney Elixir Luxury Red Lace Bra Set is, in fact, the second set of red lingerie I own – I own A LOT of lingerie but have always ran for the hills as I have always worried it would suit me. I guess I was holding out because I bloody love this set… Maybe it’s the little flickers of gold that run through the lace but I definitely don’t feel washed out wearing it – in fact, quite the opposite, I feel empowered and that is exactly how I want to feel if I dress up in something sexy.
The fab folks over at Lovehoney also threw in a pair of red stockings when they sent me the Lovehoney Elixir Luxury Red Lace Bra Set for review – to fully complete the look 😉 and I am super glad as I really love the entire look together – I really don’t think the set would have the same effect with black stockings.
The Lovehoney Elixir Luxury Red Lace Bra Set is made up of four bits – the bra, the knickers, the suspender belt and also the cutest wrist cuffs which come with a chain attached. The above image shows a model wearing them. I couldn’t manage to get a pic of me wearing them – but I will next time we are playing and I shall update this review 🙂 They are a fab addition to the set and really make it in my opinion.
The Elixir range is available for both base and plus size and is available in small, medium and large. I opted for size medium which is designed to fit a UK 10 -12. What I absolutely love is the entire set is 100% adjustable via the beautiful velvet strapping. It can all be loosened or tightened as needed to get the perfect fit and I really couldn’t help but wonder why all underwear isn’t done this way. I’d bloody love adjustable knickers.
I love the strapping around the bra and how it sits on my chest but my favourite bit about the bra is the cage like trim that runs along the bottom of it… A hint of bare flesh teamed up with lace covered skin is such a sexy feature. The strapping beautifully compliments the rest of the piece – honestly the entire piece was designed by a genius. It is possibly one of the most comfortable pieces of lingerie I have ever owned but it looks like it shouldn’t. It looks so expensive and luxurious that it looks like a piece that should be a pain to wear but it’s not!
The knickers are crotchless but the kinda crotchless (for my body anyway) that requires me (or my OH) to move them slightly to access flesh and this pleases me. There is a whole other element of tease because of this – every now and then you might see a flicker of flesh under the lace and judging on his reaction it works exactly how I want it to! The sides of the knickers are completely adjustable via the velvet strapping.
The stockings that wear sent are available separately but if you don’t own a pair, are really needed to complete the set <3 They are made really well and haven’t snagged, which I must admit has surprised as we didn’t go out of the way to protect them either!
Overall – the Lovehoney Elixir Luxury Red Lace Bra Set is in my opinion, a MUST OWN set for any lingerie drawer. I am genuinely impressed <3 Superior quality for a low price tag. The set looks and feels so expensive but is super affordable!
The Lovehoney Elixir Luxury Red Lace Bra Set was sent to me from Lovehoney in exchange for an honest and impartial review this however in no way changes my opinion on the item. What I honestly think, you read! All images displayed of the Lovehoney Elixir Luxury Red Lace Bra Set are taken by myself (bar two images stated above).
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