Disclaimer: I got the heart harness bra and the choker bra strap free of charge. All opinions still my own ;)
Oh, I thought this day would never come ;) I’ve been a fan and customer of Esty Lingerie for years now, ever since I stumbled across their huge selection via Twitter.
I’ve bought stuff of tiny indie brands via Esty as well as some of Esty’s designs and it’s always been a pleasure.
When Estelle asked me to review two of her new strappy styles for the blog I was more than happy to do so. Actually I’ve been very bad, because I received the items in May - and well it’s September now.. but life happened and stuff. oops.
So, lo and behold, the Esty Lingerie Strappy loveliness masterpost review thing!
I bought this harness a while ago and it’s one of my go to harnesses if I want a little something to goth up my wardrobe. Retailing at 21,99 GBP it’s perfect as a basic item because you can wear it with almost anything. Wear it on top of a tight shirt, over your bra, instead of a bra - it's instant goth loveliness without having to think about your cup size a lot, as it should fit most busts especially when worn with a well fitting bra.
I wear the band around the bust veery low because my ribcage is very prominent and I like to tuck it beneath the very protruding ribs. But since it's fully adjustable you can also wear it as a straight band around your chest!
The length of the choker strap can be adjusted as to accomodate for different torso heights. I really like this.
In the back you have no clasp but another simple black bow - lovely how with only two bows, one on the choker in the front and one on the back, this is such a lean design.
As you can see, it is also not constricting at all - we had a lot of fun running around and fooling around especially my men trying to cool me down with the water hose ;)
Butterfly Nipple Pasties made from Feathers by Nightly Allure (bought them via Esty years ago but I think they no longer exist or are on hiatus, the webpage is on maintenance :/)
Foxers Lace Boxershorts (SO glorious) bought via Bluestockings Boutique available for 32USD sizes XS-XXL
Harness heart bra
When I saw this one I was in love. It’s EXACTLY my taste and a real bargain. It's available in black and red, and at the moment (Esty said it will only last a few more days, so this is your chance!) you’ll still get 25% off the black one, since it’s a preorder item by now and will go online soon at a retail price of 34,99GBP compared to the preorder price of 26,24GBP.
You pick the harness after your bandsize which worked well for me, the 32 band is a nice tight fit on my 74cm underbust. It's available in bandsizes 30 to 38 - for harnesses that's a pretty big range because most only do small sizes! Yay, Esty!
First of all: I LOVE this one. Second: Esty informed me that I’m wearing it wrong lol. It is MEANT to be worn with crossed straps (as seen on the product pic) but I’m wearing it without crossing the straps and I shortened the straps in the back with a few stitches.
I need very long straps and if I would wear it like intended the straps wouldn't be long enough for me and also I had some issues with parts of the "cup" not laying down flat on my skin. BUT Esty since informed me that she fixed the positioning and length of the straps of the cup: In the new version that is on sale now it is wearable without bulking even if I wore it the right way round ;)
The straps are not adjustable, which is the only downside of this harness. It is easy to fix though, and I guess most of the people will be totally happy with the harness as it is - since I do in fact need unusually long straps.
It is totally understandable that the harness is not fully adjustable considering the price point though. You get a very nice and unique harness for little money, if you want the fully adjustable luxury harness version I’m afraid you will need to pay a bit more (Karolina Laskowska comes to my mind for luxury and fully adjustable harnesses).
French Maid Choker Strap
One of Esty’s signature items are their choker straps. I especially love them because you can wear them with every bra, no matter your bra size! This is perfect for people that don’t find strappy bras in their sizes but still want to get in on the strappy goodness! (I'm especially thinking of very small and very big bust sizes - this one is for you!)
I also got the french maid style choker with guipure lace and I love it. It’s so fun to wear it with a simple black shirt or dress instead of a necklace! Plus it doesn’t take up much space so it’s the perfect accessoire to bring with you when you travel and don’t want to miss your bondage styled underwear. Also perfect for the whole "Underwear as Outerwear" thing, because, well this is BOTH.
At 14,99GBP it’s also easy to afford when you’re looking for bondage styled undies on a budget!
The bra is by Myla London, size 32C - I can highly recommend checking their sales if you are a similar breast shape as me and need wide wires!
All items bought via esty are shipping 4,99GBP international and offer free UK delivery. And of course, next to all the lovely strappy styles by Esty herself you can browse through a whole universe of indie designers - from tiny budget to very big! It's like lingerie heaven!
Are you a fan of the harness trend? Have you bought Esty Lingerie before?
Also, be sure to check out her awesome blog, where she gives awesome info on the business side of lingerie as well as product reviews. She is an angel. Really.
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Tanks to my lovelies helping me get the pics taken!