Coming Soon: Scantilly by Curvy Kate

I attended the seasonal Curve trade show in New York in August, and while I will get to a round-up of some of the trends headed our way for Spring/Summer 2016 (I promise!), it’s taking me a long time to put the post together. Some of that is because work has kept me very busy (which is a good thing), plus this whole training-for-a-half-marathon thing is super duper time-consuming, and some of that is because, while I thought it was a much stronger show than the weirdly homogenous Fall/Winter 2015 show, for the full-bust world, there’s not a TON of new shapes or styles or sizes. There are some gorgeous re-colorings of popular favorites, but there wasn’t a lot at the show that made me sit up and go “oooooh!!!!” (I say that now, but I bet you anything come February I’ll be all I-can’t-wait-for-the-Spring/Summer-styles-to-launch).

All Wrapped Up Plunge Bra and Cheeky Brief. Collection includes Thong. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL

All Wrapped Up Plunge Bra and Cheeky Brief. Collection includes Thong. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL

That being said: Scantilly’s launch has me practically screaming with anticipation. I’ve mentioned Scantilly a few times before, and now the launch is a mere month away! Scantilly is a new collection from the designer of Curvy Kate, bringing that brand’s full-bust know-how  to the world of sensual boudoir lingerie, with an initial size range of 30-38 DD-HH. The lookbook presents a tightly curated collection of three styles for October and three styles for November, modeled to absolute perfection by the stunning Lottie Williams (I can’t get over what a spectacular fit she is for this brand). Scantilly brings some of the most popular elements of boudoir lingerie, like ouvert knickers, strapping, sheer and low-cut cups, and coordinating waspies, into a size range that in the past has primarily focused on sweeter, “safer” designs.

I’m really hard-pressed to pick a favorite look– maybe Peek A Boo with its sheer cups and satin gathers under the bust? Maybe Surrender with that stunning sheer-cupped basque? All Wrapped Up, with a detachable tie that can wrap around the bra, brief, or wrists? Gorgeous pink-and-black Invitation, with daringly low-cut cups? Don’t make me choose, y’all.

OCTOBER 2015

Peek A Boo

Peek A Boo Balcony Bra and Bare-Faced Brief. Collection includes Classic Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL.

Peek A Boo Balcony Bra and Bare-Faced Brief. Collection includes Classic Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL.

Peek A Boo Balcony Bra and Bare-Faced Brief. Collection includes Classic Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL.

Peek A Boo Balcony Bra and Bare-Faced Brief. Collection includes Classic Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL.

Pounce

Pounce Balcony Bra and Brief. Collection includes Thong and Suspender Belt. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL.

Pounce Balcony Bra and Brief. Collection includes Thong and Suspender Belt. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL.

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up Plunge Bra and Cheeky Brief. Collection includes Thong. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL

All Wrapped Up Plunge Bra and Cheeky Brief. Collection includes Thong. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL

SPRING/SUMMER 2016

Peek A Boo

Peek A Boo Balcony Bra and Brief. Collection includes Bare-Faced Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL.

Peek A Boo Balcony Bra and Brief. Collection includes Bare-Faced Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL.

Invitation

Invitation Bra and Bare-Faced Brief. Collection includes Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38DD-HH, S-XL

Invitation Bra and Bare-Faced Brief. Collection includes Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38DD-HH, S-XL

Invitation Bra and Bare-Faced Brief. Collection includes Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38DD-HH, S-XL

Invitation Bra and Bare-Faced Brief. Collection includes Brief, Thong, and Suspender Belt. 30-38DD-HH, S-XL

Surrender

Surrender Basque and Peep-Hole Brief. Collection includes Thong and Plunge Bra. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL

Surrender Basque and Peep-Hole Brief. Collection includes Thong and Plunge Bra. 30-38 DD-HH, S-XL

Scantilly launches next month and will be available at Figleaves and Very, with more stockists to come!

What do you think of the initial collections? Any of these sets strike your fancy?

4 Comments on Coming Soon: Scantilly by Curvy Kate

  1. S.B
    September 23, 2015 at 2:02 pm (4 years ago)

    The peekaboo bra and open knicker are lovely. I’ve been debating dipping my toe into more “boudoir” styles but they always seem very unforgiving for someone as, er, squishy, as I am. I may have to give this set a try.

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    • Sweets
      September 24, 2015 at 10:07 am (4 years ago)

      Boudoir lingerie can definitely take some getting used to– I too am wary of squish, so it can feel weird to have skin on display that is normally covered. That said, I’m excited to see a full-bust brand giving it a try (especially with G+ cup sizes!), and I’m crossing my fingers they’ve kept those fit concerns in mind. I think these styles are so different from some other sets out there (well, specifically in this size range– some other full bust or full figure boudoir lingerie I’ve seen (thinking of Ashley Graham’s gorgeous stuff) stops at a DDD or F cup), and I can’t wait to hear what people think! I’d love to see lots of different bloggers review sets so we can hear how they work on different body shapes and sizes!

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  2. Abigail Tyrrell
    September 24, 2015 at 4:42 am (4 years ago)

    And none of them truly plus size. Only up to a UK 16/18 girls. What a let down. Models look to be a 16/36dd-gg

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    • Sweets
      September 24, 2015 at 10:20 am (4 years ago)

      While I’d love to see more plus size boudoir bras on the market, Curvy Kate doesn’t focus primarily on plus sizes; they’re a full-bust brand (Lottie, the Scantilly/Curvy Kate model in these images, wears around a 30G, so I don’t see why she wouldn’t be a good representative for the brand). Furthermore, for a brand-new line to launch with 40 bra sizes is really awesome, especially considering many full-bust boudoir lingerie brands stop at a G-cup (around 25-30 sizes). Most plus size boudoir lingerie brands I’ve seen (again, I’m thinking of Ashley Graham’s gorgeous collection) stop around DDD/F or American G-cups. For Scantilly to launch with UK sizes from 30DD-38HH gives a lot of underserved customers the chance to try boudoir lingerie that fits them well and feels wonderful. Curvy Kate has historically been committed to expanding their size range; I can only assume that if Scantilly does well and the demand is there, they will continue to expand Scantilly. I don’t see this particular brand’s debut size range as a letdown; however, I agree that the plus size market is VERY underserved. What I’d really like to see is a similar brand created by one of the plus size specialists like Elomi, which has the experience, know-how, and resources to create truly exceptional plus size full-bust boudoir bras and lingerie.

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