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. ;)