Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Meet a Company That Gives 'Two Figs' for D-G Sleepwear

When I hit my 30s I made a commitment to my nightwear drawer to look more like Rita Hayworth and less like Bart Simpson during my sleeping hours. One of the few companies making gorgeous sleepwear for D+ women is San Fransisco company Two Figs Lingerie. Their pieces echo classic Hollywood so you can look amazing while you sleep or generally swan about looking fabulous!

I was very fortunate to receive a lovely tweet from Two Figs asking whether I'd like to boob-test one of their creations on my girls and of course I jumped at the chance! Our lovely guest-blogger Holly was simultaneously trying out their Empire Gown so we were putting Two Figs to the H cup test on both sides of the border.

Big Boobs Like Nighttime Support Too
Two Figs makes D-G sizes but I always find with sleepwear that there's a much bigger margin than regular bras so I was confident that a G cup would suffice. Even though you don't need high impact support during your sleep it does help to have sized sleepwear that minimizes the movement of your breasts. I never recommend wearing a bra during your sleep as the elastic can cause skin irritation and damage breast tissue. Soft support from specially designed sleepwear is completely safe.

Luxury Takes Time
As most Canadians know you can have a wait on your hands when you order products from the US. The package took 10 days to arrive then I had to pay extra border duties on it at the post office - a pretty typical experience, especially for luxury goods. I very excitedly hurried home, tore open the box and whipped off my clothes (my poor neighbours must call me the crazy lingerie lady).

I'm a big fan of beautiful packaging, it sets the tone for the whole experience so I was really thrilled with the care that went into the packaging. The tissue paper was great quality and tiny clothes pegs were a lovely touch. I appreciated that for about 40 seconds before tearing into the next layer.

The gown was folded expertly so as to avoid crushing the lace or creasing it too much. At $175 USD you expect this level of thought and Two Figs don't disappoint. I asked to be surprised so I didn't know which piece was coming and I was thrilled to discover they had sent me the knee-length Halter Chemise. Some of my favourite sleep pieces are halternecks.

The Fit
The reason I like halternecks for sleepwear is that you can lift your girls to different levels depending on what you're doing. Seducing - get them up there! Sleeping - at ease, ladies ;) The cups are a little on the small side for me but as I said before it doesn't bother me for sleepwear.

The cups are darted at the bottom which looks very elegant but I think it might be part of the reason my boobs felt a bit bottom heavy. Perhaps with a bigger cup my breast would have sit slightly differently in the cups. I love that the cups have slings in them (an extra layer of material that creates side support and stability inside the cup).

The Back
One of the things I really love about the chemise design is that it has two ties, the halterneck and a band tie. This gives total control over the fit of this piece. The ties are really long which I LOVE! You can tie them into dramatic bows or leave them long and flowing for a romantic feel.

The Details
The Indigo colour is sumptuous and elegant, not a common colour so it feels extra special. The Swiss lace center panel gives the whole piece a delicate and decadent feel. The skirt is rouched into the lace panel which I felt was very flattering on me. Apart from the lace I'm not sure what the chemise is made of because there isn't a materials or washing instructions label in the garment (I'd never machine wash it but it would be helpful to have some guidance and details).

You can check out Two Figs retailers list on their website for places you can buy their gorgeous D-G sleepwear range. I can safely say that I will be flouncing around my apartment pretending that I'm Jane Mansfield and loving the splash of glamour this Two Figs piece brings to my life! xx