I love that this piece has a unique look that’s both sweet and feminine. I suspected that the shape would either flatter my tummy region by disguising it a bit, or make it look even bigger than it is because of the ruffles. I’m happy to announce that looked as good on me as it did in the product pics… a rare feat since those models are incredibly thin and likely photoshopped to death.
The whole set is baby pink, with white rhinestone detailing over the top. It is created out of nylon and spandex, giving it a lacy, stretchy quality. The top looks like lace with a blooming rose design weaved through it. While it is stretchy, there is enough support from the material that it is still able to act as a bustier. The matching thong is made from the same material as the top. I love that it is so soft, when I had worried that it might be scratchy. The bottom half is a solid sheer material that resembles a very tightly weaved netting. It is very stretchy and very soft.
The concept is basically a mixture of a corset, bustier, and ruffle skirt combined into a babydoll. With the 8 plastic bonings set so that 6 are visible in the front and side, 2 that are used on the back, on might think this is a type of hybrid corset. It is not. The material is far too stretchy to give the support that belies a corset, which actually makes is more of a bustier on top. Now, don’t get me wrong, the top does provide some support. I was happy to find that it held my DD breasts up in the garmet, rather than pushing them down or letting them flop. However, the boning stops at the edge of the front of my ribcage. This means there is no support like you would expect from a corset.
Fortunately, the bottom half of the babydoll address that with the somewhat flowy, super ruffled skirt. As I mentioned, I worried this might add bulk where I don’t need any bulk, but that ended up not being the case. First, The material very thin, so it doesn’t “poof out” like a regular skirt might. Second, instead of having the ruffles one on top of another, they are spaced out the length of the ruffle, so that where you see the ruffle is where it actually starts. Finally, I had worried that the sheer material would be too sheer. But I’m happy to say that because the material is layered, the look is not transparent. Again, the product pictures are very accurate, the skirt won’t be showing anything more than a hint of what is underneath.
And while the panties isn’t something that bares much notice for me, it’s certainly worth mentioning that this is a pretty decent thong. And by thong, I mean a real, honest to goodness thong, not a g-string. I hate g-strings, I think they never look flattering, and rarely fit like I want them too. I feel like they usually sit too low and my pubes end up poking out the top (and who wants to shave just for one outfit?), or they are so slim that they are uncomfortable or look ridiculous. These are as good fitting, and as good of quality, as most department store thongs. And they have a liner. Bonus!
This piece is somewhat customizable in fit because of the stretch in the material, and because of the hooks on the back (like bra snaps) that are set at three different lengths. This makes this a good choice for pretty much anyone who fits in the size range it is offered. I think it’s a shame that it isn’t available in plus-sizes, because it is a very flattering piece.
Care for this piece is not something that will take a lot time or energy. Just throw it in the laundry with your regular loads that wash in cold water. If in doubt, you can always hand wash, or use your delicate cycle or a lingerie bag. Though I must recommend line drying; though the craftsmanship is very good, the material is not as durable, and I do have some concern that a lot of pulling or twisting could result in tears to the material. Once it has finished drying you can return it to the black Dreamgirl hanger and hang it up, or keep it wherever you store your lingerie.
Thank you Edenfantasys for sending the French Frills Babydoll by Dreamgirl out to me to review!