Warning; Knickers are present. As are back rolls.
Hey friends! I’ve had a weird week again IRL (someone forgot to renew her medication so she’s in withdrawal, it’s hell), but online I’ve have the best week. On the back of my last post, I wanted to spread a little love on Instagram — and the response was lovely. If you get a second, please do add a comment on what you love about yourself on this post. I think it’s important to take time out to give yourself some love. And again off the back of that last post, I’m doing the most terrifying post I’ve done to date. I was given an amazing selection of vintage-style lingerie from Revival Lingerie!
Welcome to my fat body in some great pants, guys!
Please note before we get into the review, I was sent a selection of lingerie by Revival Lingerie for the purpose of reviewing. All my opinions on the lingerie is my own.
Underwear is often a difficult thing for plus size women. For me in particular, I prefer high-waited knickers, and I have relatively small breasts for the size of the band I wear. Underwear can be a nightmare — let alone finding something that has a retro feeling to it! However, Revival Lingerie has come along to bring the classics back!
Goddamnit, I love a bullet bra. I’ve had a thing for the pointed styles of the 1950s for a long time. I can’t pinpoint exactly why, but it must have something to do with how amazing they look under jumpers!
My usual bra size is a 40D, which is a size that Revival Lingerie don’t currently do. However, sister sizing exists — so originally I took this bra in the 38E. I ended up swapping for a 38D in the bullet bra, because my poor breasts were never going to fill those cups. My breasts aren’t particularly full, so there is a possibility that’s my issue rather than the brands. I’m actually wearing some pad inserts to help the shape a bit.
I think it’s safe to say — after a few bullet bras I’ve owned — that this style is sadly not for me. I love the bra, the quality is great for the price, and the satin is really silky soft. But sadly, I think it just sits oddly on me, and no adjusting really made this style work for me. There’s a possibility it’s because the sizing isn’t quite right — and I’d love to see larger band sizes from Revival Lingerie in the future — or that my tits just won’t be perky and pointed!
The 030 Bullet Bra comes in red, white and black in back sizes 30-38 and cup sizes B-G.
I haven’t worn a pair of knickers that doesn’t sit at my natural waist in years, honestly. They just fit better on me! I have a really full tummy, and generally I stay away from anything that isn’t a cotton jersey since it pulls the front down often. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, just my personal aesthetic preference.
This happens with these briefs, since the front panel is stretch satin which often doesn’t have the 4-way stretch of my usual pants. They’re not uncomfortable, though, even with the dipping in the front.
The back is my favourite, though! I’ve been looking for a good pair of sheer knickers for a while, so now I know these fit me I’ll be buying a few pairs of their fully sheer style soon!
I took the 5XL in these — the biggest size — and they fit true to size with a good amount of stretch.
The 067 Full Briefs come in cream, white, black and red in sizes XS – 5XL.
Any suspender belt with over 8 straps give my heart a little boner. As a woman with thick-ass thighs and a distinct lack of good plus stockings, I really appreciate the staying power of a 12-strap. Honestly, these things will not budge, which is great since it takes half an hour to attach your stockings.
Now, since I ordered the knickers in a 5XL, I decided to order the suspender belt in the same size. I suggest ordering a size down from your underwear size. Nothing can contain my sadness when I realise this is just a little bit too big to be useful on a day-to-day basis.
You can see in some of these photos that the suspender belt is slipping down already. A size down would make sure it sits in the sweet spot on my waist. And I reckon, since this feels incredibly robust, that it wouldn’t move. Of course for aesthetics sake, I’m wearing this outside my knickers, which I wouldn’t do usually, but it does look cuter!
The 087 Lace Panel Suspender Belt comes in black, red and white in sizes XS – 5XL.
Revival Lingerie do great quality lingerie at really good prices, and I would happily recommend them to casual 50s lingerie wearers and experienced wearers alike! Just be aware that the bullet bras come up a cup size too big, and the suspender belts work better at a smaller size, and you’re all good!