This weekend I received a very nice surprise as The Underclub very nicely gifted me the Underclub X Toast Cyndi Mesh and Lace Bralette Set. This set was released for Valentine’s day (retails for $49) and it arrived on February 13th, just in time for me to wash it and have it ready for Valentines day. I love that the pieces were individually sealed in plastic, just like the regular Underclub Subscription.
Although this set is pretty enough that it’s wear is not going to be confined to one day a year.
I am a member of The Underclub which is a monthly Luxury Underwear subscription service. There are several tiers and the one I belong to is the $15 per month tier where I get one pair of undies sent to me each month. Thus far I am absolutely loving the subscription. The underwear is lovely and quality made. Plus, they are all different brands so I get to ty different styles as well as companies each month.
Plus I can’t lie, I really get excited by new underwear. And the fact that The Underclub has underwear in my size just makes me so happy. All of the other subscriptions I looked at I didn’t quite fit. I was just out of their size chart’s range. The Underclub size chart has a wider range, both larger and smaller, so I was able to indulge myself in an underwear subscription without waiting until I was a “more fitting” size.
While I do love their underwear, I had not yet tried out their bralettes and I was curious. In fact, I don’t think I have ever worn anything that could be called a bralette. I know shocking reveal. But to be honest I have always been hesitant to pick one up, mostly because of the way they are sized. I see Small, Medium and Large on bras and quite frankly I want a little more detail, which is why in stores I generally pass them by.
Currently my bra size is 42D in case you are wondering. And while that is partially due to my weight (current weight 218), when I weighed 115 my bra was a 38C. So I was never really a small. Also once you get into C and D range stores like to make your bras look very basic. It is getting better, but there are always so many really pretty bras in the smaller sizes that aren’t always replicated in the larger ones. And there are a wide array of really pretty bralettes.
I’ll admit, I was perusing the bralette section of the Underclub store and wondering about picking one to try out. Which made the arrival of the gifted set so absolutely fabulous it made me giddy.
So let’s look at the set, shall we?
It is a bralette and underwear set from the brand Toast. I’ve never heard of them before, but I have to say if all of their underwear is like this, I will be looking for the label next time I order. The garments are well constructed with no pulled threads or missed stitching. The detail work is quite lovely. The elastic on both the underwear and bralette is covered by satin ribbon which is a nice touch. There is an extra loop in the underwear to go around your waist. It looks a little odd when the pair is sitting out, and I was worried it would be too tight when I put it on, but it is not. It is a very comfortable pair of underwear to wear. The set’s design features red mesh and light pink lace inserts.
The design of the lace is scalloped so that it almost looks feathered. I found it to be quite lovely. The underwear is very comfortable as well as pretty. I was surprised to find the bralette was as well. It has the same adjustable back strap that a regular bra has which really helped with comfort. I think one of the issues I’ve always had concerns about with bralettes is that they mostly seemed designed like tank tops with no adjustment possible.
I love that this had that adjustability. The bralette sent is an XL and it fits really well. It isn’t one that I would do any exercising in as it is not designed to be terribly supportive, but it is comfortable to wear in non-workout scenarios. I actually wore it all day yesterday (Valentine’s day) and had no problems whatsoever. It is just as nice to wear as it is to look at, just don’t go jogging in it.
I have to say I am impressed with all of the little details as well. The crossed ribbons at the cleavage, the extra lace along the strap at the back. It is a well thought out design for both the bralette and the underwear and I am happy that i get to wear the set. It also made me realize I don’t have all that many matching sets anymore and that I really like having a few around. I generally start out with matching sets but along the way one or the other will be lost and leave the drawer while the other sticks around and I end up with single items rather than sets. So clearly it is time to order a few new sets.
Knowing that I now can wear bralettes (and what size) I may have to look at ordering a few more sets of those as well as regular bras. The Underclub has quite the selection on their site. Despite Valentine’s day being passed, this Underclub X Toast Cyndi Mesh and Lace Bralette set is still available (and really, why limit pretty underwear just to one day of the year?) I’m not sure which holidays they favor with new releases, but I for one will be keeping my eye out for new launches as well as perusing the large selection already available on the site. There is just something about pretty underwear that just makes me feel pretty all the way down to my skin. Even if i am the only one who sees it, and sometimes especially if I am the only one who sees it, I just find it delightful to wear pretty underwear. I will be keeping this subscription for a long time to come and will no doubt be picking up more sets from the Underclub store.