If you follow my twitter account, you’ll know I’ve been loving the Lovehoney Moonlight lingerie collection. The whole collection has snuck its way into my bedroom and fast become one of my favourite Lovehoney collections of all time. Although I was lucky enough to review the Moonlight Black Plunge Basque for Pleasure Panel I had to have the wine version as well.
Arriving in the usual transparent plastic bag The Plus Size Moonlight Wine Plunge Basque is no frills in terms of packaging. Opening the bag, I could see the wine version was very similar to the black except minus the two-tone colour scheme.
Deep Claret Colour
The colouring of the Moonlight Wine Plunge Basque is a deep red, I can’t wear red usually due to my luminous pink hair but thanks to the deep claret tones this wine colour doesn’t clash. It’s opulent and looks luxurious.
Six plastic bones are set within the body of the Moonlight Wine Plunge Basque. Panels of wine coloured mesh offer a tantalising tease of what lies beneath whilst flattering and smoothing the lines of my body. The front panel is shimmery wine-coloured satin overlaid with plunging scalloped lace to add detail. This deep V shape to the front of the Basque acts as a frame for my cleavage.
The cups are deep and generous. Claret satin with a half overlay of lace wraps your assets in luxury. Nestled beneath my cleavage sits a satin bow with a tiny silver Lovehoney charm. Support is essential for me when buying lingerie. It’s the first thing I look for. I’d love to be able to wear wispy lacey lingerie but with my figure it’s a disaster.
The support offered by the cups on the Lovehoney Plus Size Moonlight Wine Plunge Basque is exceptional. This isn’t a phrase I use lightly. It appears to utilise some kind of magic to give me a boost and lift, supplying epic cleavage and boob-shelf extraordinaire. The cups are moulded and underwired, but also extremely comfortable.
Thick straps are another vital element of lingerie purchase for me. The Lovehoney Plus Size Moonlight Wine Plunge Basque has gorgeous ornate straps. The actual strap is wide, comfortable and adjustable. However, it’s trimmed by a wine-coloured lace panel which connects around the back of the neck. This has a two-way effect. Firstly, it looks beautiful. The lace stretches across your shoulders adding yet more luxurious detail. Secondly, it seems to add support, further lifting the cups and supporting the weight distribution across the straps.
The hem of the Lovehoney Plus Size Moonlight Wine Plunge Basque has a deep claret lace trim. This frothy decadent hem sits on my thighs nicely, adding a little additional length to the Basque. Attached to the hem are four adjustable suspenders. These are detachable if you prefer to wear hold ups or go bare legged. This allows you to change the way you wear your Moonlight Basque.
Fiddly suspender clips can make wearing lingerie a challenge, I’ve always found Lovehoney suspender clips to be very easy to attach and pretty much non-slip. This is another reason why I love them. I do find the suspenders to be a little long even adjusted down to the smallest length. I think this is possibly because of my lack of height but it would be nice to see a greater scope of adjustment for these. I’m 5 ft. 5 which isn’t unusually short.
The back of the Lovehoney Plus Size Moonlight Wine Plunge Basque has hook and eye fastening. This is great because thanks to the four rows of adjustment you can change the fit of the Basque by a good couple of inches. As someone whose weight fluctuates depending on her mood this is great for me.
Around the waist of the Lovehoney Plus Size Moonlight Wine Plunge Basque is a wide satin belt. This is one of the only things I dislike about the Moonlight range. The belt feels unnecessary and doesn’t tie properly into a neat bow. I can remove it, but it leaves enormous belt loops which look unsightly.
As with all lingerie sets the Lovehoney Plus Size Moonlight Wine Plunge Basque comes with the ubiquitous G String. I really despair of this, for the love of god will someone just once put a full bottom pair of knickers with a set of lingerie. The Moonlight G String is wine in colour and has a nice little lace panel at the back.
Now here is where this review gets interesting. I had the same size in the Moonlight Black Plunge Basque for Pleasure Panel and yet for some totally unknown reason the Wine version fitted better. It hugged the lines of my body perfectly lifting and smoothing. When I stood back and looked at myself in the mirror I felt like I was wearing bespoke lingerie. Now why would a different colour feel so different in fit? There’s no doubt in my mind the wine Basque fits better.
Lingerie isn’t renown for comfort but the Moonlight Plus Size Wine Plunge Basque is exceptionally comfortable, its so supportive and makes me feel a million dollars when wearing it (why not pounds?) It’s flattering and accentuates all my favourite bits whilst smoothing and camouflages the bits I like less. The colour is gorgeous, the look is opulent. This one is an absolute boudoir winner. I team mine with lace top black stockings and sparkly heels.
Lovehoney sell the Moonlight Plus Size Wine Plunge Basque for £39.99 and I think it’s worth every penny. If you’re not plus size do not fret! Lovehoney also sell the Moonlight range in base sizes. This is my current favourite lingerie look and I can’t see that changing anytime soon.