Lingerie Lover: Gossard lace long-line bra

By now, mostly everyone who knows me knows that pretty underpinnings are my weakness. So when LingeriePlease offered me a product from their store, I couldn’t resist! Although it was difficult to choose just one thing, I immediately gravitated towards this Gossard “Ooh La La” strapless long line bra.

I’ve been wanting a long-line for a while now, partially because I love vintage-shaped bras, and also because I love lingerie pieces that can transition to outerwear. I’m obsessed with the way Alix of Cherry Blossom Girl rocked her D&G bra over some shorts, and I’ve been wanting to try the same thing; I’m even considering splurging on an American Apparel petticoat to go with my bra. What do you think?

I’d never heard of Gossard (because it’s a UK brand), but a quick Google search turned up many positive reviews, so I decided to take a chance with it. I’m glad I did! This particular bra is made of an exquisite floral lace and has a beautiful satin trim. The cups are full and round in shape, and they are about one size smaller than US cup sizes. (Check this size conversion chart) The removable padding in the cups is just enough to give shallow breasts the right amount of lift.

Boning along the sides and underbust provide a lot of support – almost too much. My one complaint about this bra is that the underwires tend to dig into my sternum. Since this bra functions as a strapless, support is definitely necessary – but for those of you who, like me, have a very bony chest, you might find this bra a bit uncomfortable as I did. (This problem can be remedied by stuffing a small piece of fabric between the wires and your sternum. Voilà! Problem solved!)

All in all, the Gossard Ooh La La! long line bra is a beautiful addition to any lingerie collection, and at the price of $54.16 USD, it’s a great steal. I want to thank LingeriePlease for their generosity and fast shipping. ;)



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29 Comments

  1. suzzanna
    July 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm
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    It is a lovely bra – I love that color.

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  2. Kat
    July 12, 2011 at 11:42 pm
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    1) I am such a huge fan of your “Lingerie Lover” posts :)

    2) OF COURSE you should get the AA petticoat – and you’d better post pics with the outfits you come up with as soon as you do!

    3) That long line bra looks lovely!

    4) Who is the sheep in the pic with you?

    xo

    kat

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    • Catherine
      July 16, 2011 at 1:48 am
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      The sheep is actually a bunny rabbit named “Shirousa”, it’s one of Sanrio’s Sugar Bunnies! :)

      Thank you, dear, for all of your kind comments~

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  3. Lindsay
    July 13, 2011 at 12:14 am
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    This bra is beautiful! And I’m surprised as well that you don’t already have a nice petticoat. So I will add to the vote, definitely get one!

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  4. Joy
    July 13, 2011 at 12:31 am
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    You look absolutely gorgeous. The bra is so pretty! I look forward to buying things from LingeriePlease.

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  5. blahblahbecky.co.uk
    July 13, 2011 at 2:57 am
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    That’s stunning, I’m a huge lover of a longline bra.

    Beautiful photos as well :)

    http://www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

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  6. Cate
    July 13, 2011 at 3:52 am
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    It’s really beautiful, I might just have to get one for myself xoxo

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  7. Jo - Lost in the Haze
    July 13, 2011 at 6:11 am
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    What a perfect choice! <3 It is so gorgeous!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  8. eliz
    July 13, 2011 at 6:22 am
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    Lovely bra, lovely photos!

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  9. Phara
    July 13, 2011 at 6:45 am
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    oh wow, this is lovely!

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  10. Genevieve
    July 13, 2011 at 8:57 am
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    beautiful pictures. beautiful hair!

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  11. Emma
    July 13, 2011 at 9:23 am
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    Funny commenting on your new underwear, but it really does look lovely; such a beautiful vintage feel to it. x

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  12. Annette
    July 13, 2011 at 10:29 am
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    The details are so sweet! I love the vintage shape. I’ve been keeping my eye out for bras and bustiers of the same kind.

    And yes to the AA petticoat. Do it. Doooo it!

    lefthandedstory.blogspot.com

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  13. Lucija
    July 14, 2011 at 1:53 am
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    I’m in love, it looks so delicate yet sexy!
    Follow each other? :)

    XO,
    Lucija

    withlovelucija.blogspot.com

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  14. Desislava
    July 14, 2011 at 6:47 am
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    You look awesome with this lingerie.. You are very pretty!! And I really like your pictures – so tender and beautiful!! :))

    Desislava
    http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  15. Caro
    July 16, 2011 at 10:36 pm
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    I was thinking about getting this strapless bra because I’m looking for a cute one. The photos are gorgeous although I am a little nervous about how it would work out on someone with a little more padding :).

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  16. Katie
    July 17, 2011 at 6:32 am
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    Pretty much the perfect longline bra! Love it. Very classic and pretty. I really love your hair colour too!

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  17. Fran Dickinson
    July 18, 2011 at 8:25 am
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    sea creature,

    I so enjoy your photos as you always seem to be from a dream.Your hair is so perfect and i do like the feminine part of you that explodes from your photos.You have a very fine eye it amazes me how you photograph yourself so exquisitely .I look forward to all your new posts.

    fran

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  18. Winter
    July 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm
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    I’m sorry if this question is too personal, but I keep wondering this because most of the lingerie you buy is so expensive; a lot of people throw away and replace their lingerie every six months. Do you do this as well, or do you keep it longer?

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    • Catherine
      July 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm
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      I definitely keep all my bras much longer than that! I have never had to throw out any of my expensive lingerie. In fact, my oldest and favorite Agent Provocateur bra, which I wear almost daily, has stayed in nearly perfect condition for 4 years! I’ve found that my more expensive bras are higher quality and therefore have a really long lifespan. Also, I handwash all of them, which makes them last a lot longer. Granted, women with fuller breasts may have to throw out their bras more frequently since they will sustain more wear! (I am only a 32a/b so mine do not wear out very fast).

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  19. Harriet
    July 24, 2011 at 11:29 am
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    That bra is gorgeous, just what I’ve been wanting – a truly beautiful strapless bra!

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  20. Christine
    August 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm
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    ever since i’ve seen this post i’ve been staring at this bra on the website. i might just get the whole set! it’s quite lovely, and for a long line bra, not that long! perfect.

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  21. Francesca
    August 25, 2011 at 4:43 am
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    I just discovered your blog and I love it! x

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  22. Misha
    September 5, 2011 at 4:52 am
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    I can die happy now, this is so pretty!

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  23. britney sheilds
    September 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm
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    WOW! I am almost speechless at how beautiful everything looks, I am such a fan. The color is my favorite part. I thought I could help some of you and share my story with you. I have been buying bras over the internet for years now. I am the kind of person that hates shopping in stores for bras, so i found the perfect place to get any size, style and color of any bra you want. Leonisa offers a wide variety of bras and panties. You should check it out. I hope my story will help some of you that know what i am talking about.

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  25. leeannINwonderland
    October 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm
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    I really love this bra! And I think you SHOULD definitely splurge on the AA petticoat. Even if you don’t wear it with this bra, it would go great with a lace blouse or something else. I really am inspired by your blog, and I’ve only discovered it today. :) I am going to bookmark it in my browser and keep my eye for updates…Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. petite street
    January 10, 2013 at 4:26 am
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    Absolutely beautiful. Perfectly styled, love your curls and your lippie.

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  27. Jack
    August 16, 2013 at 12:21 am
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    Cool!

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