Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Cake Lingerie Review and Giveaway!
When I found out I was pregnant... I was so excited. And then came nursing bras and tanks. I visited a lactation consultant and picked out and purchased $300 worth of bras and tanks. Super exciting. But super boring. Then I had my little girl and all rational, sleepful, and fully formed thought went out the window. I wore what was clean (mostly) and didn't care. Finally one day (2 weeks later) I woke up and hated my nursing bras. They weren't supportive. They weren't cute. They definitely weren't sexy. I got over first time mommyhood and realized I still wanted to be hot! Before I was a mommy I was all about certain lingerie "secret" stores. Like really into them. Like single girl spends half a pay check at Vickie's.
But I digress. I fell so out of love with my nursing bras and tanks that I stopped wearing them completely and either wore my pre-mommy bras (not super comfy but supportive) or NO bra (super comfy but not at all supportive). Neither was a good option and neither worked. I had heard about Cake Lingerie before but hadn't tried them. I had lost faith in maternity/nursing bras completely. Then Cake Lingerie sent me this set to review and giveaway to a super lucky Kissed by the Moon fan!
When I first received this set my first thought was whoa. As in WHOA. Sexy. Hot. Oh my god. I was excited to bring sexy back... but a little nervous. A set like this required a special occasion! (Not really but I'm a little obsessive about "deNIPping" things.) So finally a few days later... date night. That's right! Mama got a date with the boyfriend. And let me tell you even HE was impressed by how hot I looked. I may not be a super model but everything was where it was supposed to be and looking good.
After my first wear and wash, I inspected the bra more carefully. Not only it is absolutely lovely but it is very well made. The fabric of the briefs is soft and smooth and the lace isn't that "oops I tore it by touching it" type. The bra held up to washing very well with just some pilling on the lace. Admittedly, I wasn't super gentle with it and it got washed with my daughter's velcro swaddles. So that is probably the cause of the pilling.
Attractiveness. This is definitely a 100% sexy set. I felt confident putting it on. I felt sexy wearing it. When I had this set on I felt like an attractive woman and NOT just a mom.
Quality. This set it well built and held up to my not so gentle wash routine.
Comfort. Elite comfort. Not so much that I didn't remember I was wearing it (see Attractiveness ;) ) but no bra strap indents, no too tight around the band. Pure comfort. A bra I didn't mind leaving on for hours and hours.
Luxury. This kind of goes hand and hand with quality and comfort but these are all around 100% luxurious pieces.
My Not So Likes:
Sizing. Cake Lingerie is an Australian company and uses a different sizing system so it takes a little figuring out.
Price. Before I had Jilly and I was a single free to spend girl, I had no problem spending $60 on a bra. However, now I am more hesitant to spend so much money on myself.
Overall I definitely recommend this set. And will likely be telling the boyfriend (*HINT HINT*) this is what I want for whatever holiday is next.
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