As soon as I heard about this new company, I went straight onto their website to check them out (they also have an eBay page). The first thing that struck me about this small company was the huge range of items that they have in stock - bras, briefs, suspender belts, girdles, corsets, camisoles, french knickers, nightwear and slips! Not only do they have a huge range of items, but they all come in a range of lovely colours.
I am new to vintage style lingerie, yet as the items from House of Satin are so affordable, I didn't want to play it too safe! I went straight in and ordered a Vintage Style Satin Full Coverage Bra and a matching Black Satin Girdle.
I ordered the Vintage Style Full Coverage Bra in black, in a 32D for a penny pinching £9.95. I would have expected quite a low quality for this price, but I was pleasantly surprised when the bra arrived. The bra is made form a lovely satin material and has a secure 3-tooth fastening at the back. It has fully adjustable, wide straps and is of a really good quality. I believe that the bras run true to size, as I have had no problems with fit. It should be noted that this is one of the most comfortable bras that I have ever worn. It has no under wire, yet due to its design, it it both lightweight and comfortable, yet still offers sufficient support. One of the main things that surprised me about this bra is its wearability. Being a vintage style bra, I thought that it would be highly impractical for everyday wear, but it is really nice to wear under pretty much anything. The bra is not a full bullet bra style, yet it does have a small point to the cups, so they do protrude ever so slightly when wearing thinner tops.
|The House of Satin Vintage Style Satin Full Coverage Bra |
and the Vintage Style Satin Girdle.
So the girdle was something new for me. I ordered the Vintage Style Black Satin Girdle in a size Small which, (based on the size guide on the website - 27 - 31 inch waist) I was worried would be a bit too big for me. It is a fraction on the loose side at the waist, so considering I am a 26 inch waist, I would suggest that the girdle runs true to size. The satin material from which it is made is silky smooth; clothes just simply glide over it. The tummy control panel at the front also does a brilliant job of smoothing out any lumps and bumps! Again this item is super affordable at £15.50, yet there is no compromise on quality. The 6 metal stocking clips are by no means flimsy and hold up stockings securely. This item is really wearable and would be perfect under a wiggle dress for either day or night.
I'm really pleased with my purchases. I am really glad that this small company is doing so well and I am also glad that I can now build up my vintage lingerie wardrobe without having to don my balaclava and head out in the dead of night with a swag bag. I would love to see a range of stockings become available from this company, as this would mean you have a whole lingerie outfit under one virtual roof, so hopefully they will expand their range in the future. I think a range of budget seamed stockings would sell like hot cakes! I highly recommend House of Satin to anyone who is new to vintage lingerie. Thanks guys for making me feel so fabulous, even on a cold Tuesday morning!
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