I’m here today to review the Bettie Page Curve Creator Shaping Slip in Lace! It’s a piece I’ve owned for a while and I’ve photographed a while ago but the review is finally here.
If you’ve read my blog before you probably know I am a HUGE fan of Bettie Page Lingerie, a line by Playful Promises. If you want to read more of my reviews then searching ‘Bettie Page Lingerie’ in my search bar and you can find plenty more.
I’m usually not a fan of ‘shaping slips’ or light corsolette pieces, because I am so curvy they tend to not fit my quite right but since this was on sale I decided to go for it! I love the eyelash lace down the body of this piece, especially the fact that it is sewn down. I find a lot of finer lace on lingerie like this can flap around and get snagged easily but all of this sits really well.
I bought this in the size 34DD, I’m usually a 30F so this is a couple of sister sizes away since they didn’t have it in that size nor a 32E. I’m glad I went with the 34 as it fits me a lot better in the hips than I think other sizes would. Even in this size I did the top on the tightest hooks and lower than my waist on the loosest. The cups fit really well, and I don’t usually like to wear underwired bras anymore! I find this to be really comfortable, the mesh isn’t too scratchy and everything feels nice on. It does only have 4 suspender straps but it wouldn’t be too hard to add some more on.
It does have quite a straight cut so it doesn’t really cinch in my waist but it has some good medium support across my tummy. This would be great to wear for an evening out, I love it under swing dresses so I feel more supported and am slimmed to the waist visibly. It doesn’t work for me under wiggle dresses without a belt so it would probably be more suited to a slightly less curvy figure as I am about 38-29-43 at the moment.
This is such a beautifully classic piece, I can see it fitting really well into any lingerie wardrobe – vintage inspired or not. I’ve paired it with a Simone Perele brief and Columbine stockings as they didn’t have the matching eyelash lace brief in my size when I purchased this. The straps also have the ‘V’ detailing of their Retro Futuristic Bra which I am also a huge fan of.
The Bettie Page Curve Creator Shaping Slip retails for £75 which is $148 NZD on their website. I bought this when it was on a huge sale last year for £18 which is about $35 NZD which was such a bargain. There are only a few sizes left so if you’re interested then check it out ASAP. Though it doesn’t work perfectly on my body I might turn it into a longline bra and separate girdle as it is an amazing bra on it’s own. Even at full price this is an awesome piece, it’s comfortable, well constructed and ethically made! It’s great for a bit of smoothing, holding up stockings and the support of a bra all in one!