Review: Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl Costume

I’ve been trying to cut back on the amount of lingerie reviews that I post to my Lovehoney account as I seem to have reviewed so much that I’ve made my profile load slowly – oops! As a result my still-to-review box has been overflowing with gorgeous pieces that are waiting to be written about. I decided it was time to write something new and as I rooted through the options I came across this piece and knew I had to talk about it. The Dreamgirl Tartan Tease is one of my favourite costumes that I currently own and certainly one of my best schoolgirl related outfits. It is often a struggle to find the right combination between sexy and slutty with certain costumes but this particular one has struck the perfect balance.

Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl CostumeArriving in simple fashion, the Tartan Tease comes inside a cardboard sleeve with an image of a model wearing the outfit on the front and back. The outfit was wrapped in some plastic inside and the included novelty glasses were in their own plastic pouch. I hadn’t actually realized glasses were included as I assumed they were just a photo prop (as is often the disappointing case with outfits like this) so I was pleased to see them as I unraveled the plastic.

I’ll keep the quality and materials section of this post short and sweet as it’s important to know, but boring to read. The top portion of the outfit is made from a stretchy mesh. The bottom portion of the outfit consists of a blue, black and grey plaid combination and there’s also a tie attached to the upper half made from the same fabric. The glasses are made from a hard plastic. The outfit felt great quality and had no obvious flaws. The glasses were also surprisingly sturdy considering the fact that they’re a novelty extra.

I own a multitude of schoolgirl costumes but this one is the only ‘all in one’ type. Most of the ones that I own are a skirt and cropped shirt combo, whereas this one is more of a dress. It is a one size garment so I had concerns that it may not fit. It is said to accommodate a size six to sixteen and I wear a UK four. I did not mind taking the risk as Lovehoney have a wonderful no questions asked returns policy for any and all items that are not suitable. It fit me beautifully which leads me to believe that it would be tight-fitting on someone who wears a sixteen. It isn’t as stretchy as I thought it would be. If you wear fourteen or above then the plus size version might be more comfortable for you.

Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl CostumeThe shirt is very sheer. It doesn’t leave much to the imagination, but I suppose that’s the idea. I personally wear nipple pasties underneath to add some anticipation and not give everything up straight away. I find this has a better effect on my partner and teases him efficiently. It doesn’t provide any bust support whatsoever, which was fine for me as I have a basically non-existent bust and don’t need it. However, you could wear a nude or white bra underneath this if wanted or needed. It makes for a nice alternative to the pasties too.

It’s extremely short. Just skims past my butt and I’m only a mere five foot. If you’re taller than me (which lets face it wouldn’t be difficult or shocking) then this may show off a lot of cheek. If you’re around 5’11 or above then I suspect that this outfit will be more of a shirt on you and may not suit the designed aesthetic. It is a flowing style of skirt which skims the hips nicely and makes the wearer’s waist look smaller and their thighs slimmer. It doesn’t cling to the stomach or draw attention to the area at all which I thought it might due to the material. It’s incredibly flattering and super-duper sexy.

Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl CostumeIt fastens via a velcro strap around the neck so it’s quick to put on and tear off. This makes the fit adjustable along with the aid of the elastic band around the top. This is comfortable and pretty supportive. It doesn’t dig in and provides a decent amount of stretch to accommodate several sizes.

It doesn’t come with suspender straps but you could wear silicone banded hold-ups with or wear a flat suspender belt under the skirt and attach stockings that way. I opted for a slightly different option and wore suspender tights (crotchless of course) and some Pleaser heels.

Overall, I think this outfit is lovely. I’m fond of the colour scheme, the design and the fit. There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with it. I can still remember my partners reaction when I wore this for the first time and I can feel myself melting at the thought of those memories. His jaw dropped as I entered the bedroom and I couldn’t help but giggle. He managed to squeeze out a few words before fetching our favourite spanking tools and throwing me on the bed. Those words were “May I have a word with you miss? I believe you’re in three major violations of our dress code”. I never did find out what the third violation was…

You can purchase the Dreamgirl Tartan Tease Schoolgirl Costume (£29.99) from Lovehoney.

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Review: DC Comics Superman Longline Bra

Now this is a first for this blog, but I’m no stranger to writing lingerie reviews. I’ve done a couple hundred over on Lovehoney’s site and I decided that I could introduce a few over here between all the vibrators and butt plugs, just to mix things up a bit. I’m a lingerie lover, but I did not love this piece. It has been one of the biggest disappointments of 2017 so far and I’m pretty sure it’s going to lead to a rant in a future post.

I purchased this with my other half’s birthday in mind. I know he’s a huge fan of comics, movies and all other things that relate to DC or Marvel, so I was sure this would be a big hit with him. He wouldn’t have been expecting it, as I’m usually wearing something black and lacy, so the element of surprising him excited me. I think Batman would have been his preference out of the three available options, but hey ho, I like blue underwear and I thought I could always get the others later if this went down well. After this experience, I probably won’t be doing that. I will be rocking these adorable boy shorts though.

 DC Comics Superman Longline BraQuality is an important thing to consider when making lingerie purchases, but I really had no idea what to expect from this. It could have been a really bad attempt at creating something sexy, or it could have been the complete opposite. For the most part, it was the latter. There were a few loose threads around the edges of the bra but as these could be easily removed with scissors I wasn’t too bothered. The rest of the bra seemed to be well made and the soft satin used throughout is divine.

This is where the criticisms begin. All of them relate to the fit and the way that this bra has been designed. It is made in five sizes, ranging from a six to eight to a fourteen to sixteen, which is the 1/2X. I chose the small as I wear a size four. I wear a 30 band and I usually find that bras sized on clothing rather than back and cup sizes just about accommodate me. This one seems like it was made with my size in mind. In my experience, the majority of six to eight lingerie is based around a 32-34 band, not a 30, so I was a little surprised. I can even get away with wearing it on the loosest hook and eye fastening, which is pretty much unheard of with bedroom bras and myself. I can honestly not see this fitting anyone with a larger band size than me at all, but it could be fine for those who wear a 28.

If you wear a size six and a 32 band, resulting in usually picking the small, I’d strongly recommend going up to the medium as it might be too tight to fasten in the small. Even I can’t tighten it on the tightest setting without feeling uncomfortable and unable to breathe. The Superman Longline Bra definitely airs on the smaller band sizing spectrum, so keep that in mind before purchasing. I feel like it will be the same with all sizes, in that each clothing size will only fit one band size comfortably, with the three hook and eye settings just adjusting how tight the wearer likes it to be, rather than accommodating further sizes. If in doubt, size up!

Next, we need to talk about the cups. I wish we didn’t. These seem to have been made with larger sizes in mind. It seems that fantasy and reality have been confused in the process of designing this bra as the sizing is rather unrealistic. It almost feels like it was made with implants in mind, rather than natural busts. I definitely do not have implants, nor do I have anything remotely sizeable to offer in the breast department. Think of a handful and that’s pretty much all I got. I can make the bra work for me, just about, as the lower part of the cups have padding. I can still feel some remaining space that I can’t fill out though, but this may be the case for anyone with less than perfect, surgically rounded cups.

 DC Comics Superman Longline BraI read in the product description that this could be worn as a bandeau, which was exciting as I like multipurpose pieces, but I just can’t wear it like that. I feel as though the cups begin to gape and reveal the space leftover if the straps are removed. When the straps are in place (and fully, tightly adjusted), the fit is better. I feel that cross-over strapping and caged styles are very flattering on the shape and size of my bust and this bra was no exception. It removed most of the gaping I mentioned earlier.

Overall, it might sound like I hated this bra, but I would describe it as more of a raging disappointment. The knickers from this range are fantastic, but the sizing for the bras seems to be off. It seems to have been made with the stereotypical ‘perfect’ image of women (small band & waist with big, round breasts) in mind rather than actual bodies. It could have been great if the sizing had been changed and I could see myself wearing it more, but as it currently is, I’m only going to be wearing it for superhero role play and hoping he doesn’t want me to wear it on a regular basis. 

You can purchase the DC Comics Superman Longline Bra (£27.99) from Lovehoney.

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