I’ve recently been sent a couple of the new Lovehoney Plus Size lingerie launches and I’ve got to say I’m loving them. The Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque is very unusual and was a winner as soon as I opened it.
I do love black for lingerie as its hard to go wrong with it. This said it can also be boring, Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque is not even remotely boring.
The first thing I noticed about the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque is it is literally all fishnet. Aside from the cups the entire Basque is sheer and gives a tantalising hint of skin beneath. I love this, its very sexy. But as someone who can feel self-conscious about her midriff I’m glad for the camouflage the fishnet gives. Within the fishnet there is a delicate floral pattern.
Unlike traditional fishnet there is no give to the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque it doesn’t stretch at all so if you like the microfibre style of lingerie be aware this is very different. Around the waist of the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque is a thick black belt of elastic. Although I’ve called this a belt its not removable, it forms part of the Basque. This is studded with lines of little gold coloured metal studs. It adds a quite striking look and gives Rendezvous a BDSM feel.
There is some light boning in the side of the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque, this helps create a silhouette and adds support. Down the front of the Basque are four thick black elastic bands giving a corset-style look to the Basque. This helps create a structured look.
The cups are lightly padded with a strong underwire. The solid cup is overlaid with the same floral fishnet pattern used in the rest of the Basque. This keeps the flow of the fishnet look and adds interest to the cups. I found the cups very supportive. They lifted my ample boobs nicely and I loved how they made my cleavage look. There is a plunge effect making the most of every inch of your boobs. Between the cups is a small black bow with a Lovehoney charm attached. This seems out of place on this Basque given the quite stern style.
Attached to the top of the cups sits elastic strapping leading to a gold studded elastic collar. The contrast between the black fishnet and the gold hardware adds to the Dominatrix vibe given off by the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque.
The collar is very comfortable and slips over my head easily. I don’t advise trying to fasten this yourself as after several attempts at this I gave up. However, it can be quite sexy to get a partner to fasten it for you. Particularly if you are collared as part of your relationship.
At the base of the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque there are four detachable suspenders. These are fully adjustable, although given my short stature I struggle to find any suspender which I can adjust to my height. Just like with the Belle Amour I found the suspenders on the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque fall off very easily. I don’t think they’re quite as bad as the Belle Amour, but they still came unattached a few times. I may stitch these to prevent losing them or them driving me loopy.
The gold suspender clips are large, and this should make attaching them nice and easy. Instead just like with Belle Amour they come open very easily. It doesn’t seem to matter what I do my stockings come loose. I’ve never had a problem with Lovehoney suspender clips before, so I wonder what they’ve changed to makes this such an issue.
The fastening for the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque is situated down the back. This comes in the form of 3 rows of hook and eye fastenings. This enables me to gain or lose almost an inch off the fit and I like this a lot. My weight fluctuates so this is great for me.
Included with the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque is a black fishnet thong. I’m very happy to see a fuller thong as opposed to the usual tiny G String. Please keep this up Lovehoney!
I love the fit of the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque. I was concerned how open the fabric was as to how self-conscious I’d be wearing it but it’s extremely flattering. Wearing Rendezvous makes me feel powerful, it’s dramatic and yet is very comfortable to wear. It takes the aspects of bondage wear and turns them into very flattering wearable lingerie. If you’re looking to experiment with a little BDSM this would make a fab outfit for this.
The two outfits I reviewed as part of the Lovehoney #Sexyisnotasize campaign were both very different. One quite romantic and vintage and the other quite stern and dramatic. I love them both. I’d be extremely happy to receive either of these as a Christmas present or as a purchase to spice up my festive play.
You can buy Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque from Lovehoney for £49.99.
Thank you so much to the great people at Lovehoney for sending me the Rendezvous Black Plus Size Studded Fishnet Basque to review. I was sent this item free of charge and in exchange for an honest and impartial review.