no, i am not pregnant! many of you probably already know that i am a huge fan of non-wired/bralette type bras, but being a 26GG/28G it’s hard to find something that’s as supportive as it is comfortable. i’ve found some that work well enough, including the rougette frankie bralette which i reviewed here, but i’m still rather aware of the size of my bust when wearing it.
enter the sugar candy lux from cake maternity! i was sent a sample in the navy colour for review purposes. it’s taken me a while to write this because when i received it i was so unwell and busy with work, then got hit with another cold three weeks later! but i finally got round to snapping some photos, and i’ve given it a rigorous testing throughout the last month.
the first thing that draws me in is the gorgeous lace panel in the neckline. it isn’t sheer – it’s navy overlaying a pretty pale pink base. the straps have a brushed velvety feel which makes it feel even more lux, and the fabrics are SO soft.
the underband is wide and ribbed, super stretchy but really firm so it holds perfectly. it features a series of 6 columns of 3 hook and eye fastenings which is amazing and can accommodate a range of sizes – i’d say it would easily cover 3 or 4 band sizes, at least.
so onto the sizing and fit comments. this is designed for FF+ busts and i went with size XS according to their size guide, which is spot on. as a 26GG/28G i comfortably wear it on the third hook, and for when i want a bit more support i’ll tighten it to the second or first hook. the band is so soft that even when it is as tight as it will go it still doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort. i can barely feel it!
the cups are great. i couldn’t get a photo that did it justice but there are panels of fabric that hold your boobs firmly in place and help provide some projection to prevent the “monoboob” look that a lot of soft cup bras give. again the fabrics are so soft and you can’t see the shape of the inner panels through the outer which i was concerned about originally.
i’ve worn this to work, running around london for a day of christmas shopping, wrapping christmas presents, going on a walk and during my period, and it hasn’t let me down once. it offers almost all the support of my everyday wired bras, great shape and maximum comfort.
i don’t personally wear bras to sleep in but if i did, this would be the one i pick. i can only imagine how comfortable it must be for during pregnancy too! the stretchy fabrics really can accommodate for size fluctuations (thanks, hormones) and best of all, it washes well too!
it also features a j-hook on the straps so you can wear the straps normally or as a racer back. the only flaw i can find is that the cups don’t quite come far back enough under my armpit and was a bit of an odd feeling to begin with but it doesn’t seem to affect the fit or support at all, as my breast tissue stays firmly put thanks to the internal cup structure.
this has become my go-to over the last month for when i want nothing but comfort! top marks from me. thanks, cake and sugar candy!
you can buy it here in black or navy! it’s also available as a nursing bra for all you mums to be. it is admittedly pricier than i’d consider affordable at £43.90 but i fully appreciate the cost considering the technical structure, quality of the fabrics and all-round design and it is well worth the price tag in my opinion. it’s hard to design a bra at the best of times, let alone something so well-structured and supportive WITHOUT wires!
xo, the lingerie princess
*this item was gifted to me by sugarcandy via cici pr for the purpose of review. my thoughts and opinions are uninfluenced and entirely my own.