Sweet Nothing Du Jour 2/29/16: Curvy Emilie Collection by Buttress & Snatch

One of my most-looked-forward-to items on my list of ones-to-watch for 2016 was the launch of the new Curvy range from Buttress & Snatch. The decadent indie lingerie brand has offered custom sizing for years, but they officially launched their fuller-bust and plus-size ranges on their website a few weeks ago. The collection is growing, but one style already stands out by a mile to me.

Curvy Emilie Bra and High-Rise Thong by Buttress & Snatch

Curvy Emilie Bra and High-Rise Thong by Buttress & Snatch

More bras should have sleeves, y’all, this is a fact.

I love the opulence and impracticality of this set, first and foremost (the swags of dotted tulle over the cups and draped off-the-shoulder tulle sleeves are the antithesis of a t-shirt bra), but then you look at the website again and it turns out the bra is surprisingly versatile:

Curvy Emilie Bra with detachable Babydoll Skirt by Buttress & Snatch

Curvy Emilie Bra with detachable Babydoll Skirt by Buttress & Snatch

Those lingerie geniuses have made the skirt detachable, so if you want to dress up your bra, you have the option to add or remove the babydoll skirt as you please. SO SMART, YOU GUYS.

The bra is available in UK sizes 28-30 D-H, 32 B-H, 34 A-GG, 36 A-G, 38 C-FF, and 40-42 D-E, with matching thong in UK sizes 6-22 and detachable skirt in sizes Small-Large. Prices for the Emilie collection range from £36-94, about $50-130. There are more new curvy styles popping up on the site daily, and while I’m still deciding what to splurge on with part of my tax refund, Buttress & Snatch is definitely on the list!

What do you think of the new Curvy range? Any styles from Buttress & Snatch’s other collections you’d like to see in fuller sizes? I can’t stop thinking about this set from their Valentine’s campaign, which appears to be a custom curvy version of the Queen of the Clover collection and is just cheekily divine to me.

Curvy Queen of the Clover by Buttress & Snatch

Bras with sleeves 4-eva.

6 Comments on Sweet Nothing Du Jour 2/29/16: Curvy Emilie Collection by Buttress & Snatch

  1. Darlene
    February 29, 2016 at 6:05 pm (7 years ago)

    I adore this! It reminds me of the tulle confection that Sunday Intimates showed at Curve a few seasons ago but never put into production. Drape-y tulle 4-eva.

  2. K-Line
    February 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm (7 years ago)

    Gotta say, I don’t love it! It’s just too impractical and there’s something about the proportion of the cups that’s odd. I think it might result in inside-the-cup quad boob on those with soft breast tissue. But it’s great to have as many options as possible and sleeves are novel.

  3. Holly
    March 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm (7 years ago)

    That Queen of the Clover set is my dream lingerie set. I may have to save up, seriously.

    • Sweets
      March 2, 2016 at 9:21 pm (7 years ago)

      It is honestly the best, I might do the same, I would be honored to be twins with you 🙂

  4. Mya
    March 2, 2016 at 11:49 pm (7 years ago)

    This is so fantastic! Their underwear is amazing.

    The seemingly bad fit in the second photo irritates me. And the fit of this http://www.buttressandsnatch.co.uk/lingerie/curvy-minnie-bra is so bad I’m not willing to order from them without a lot of conversation regarding measurements, etc. And I concur, the mesh will probably create quad boob on those with softer breast tissue. (Side note, that’s partially why I didn’t keep either of the two Playful Promises 32G bras I ordered this past winter. They didn’t fit well. As a fitter I can sometimes forgive bad fit when something’s pretty enough but, not often.)

    • Sweets
      March 3, 2016 at 10:07 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Mya! While I agree that I always like to see good bra fit in product photos, the reality is that it’s not always possible, especially for indie brands. Though Buttress & Snatch makes custom sizes, there are so many logistics involved in producing a photo shoot that sometimes, despite the best of intentions, samples don’t fit models on the day of the shoot. The model might have inaccurate measurements on file with her agency, the model might not be aware of how fit-focused brands want a bra to fit, there might be miscommunications (for example, if the brand uses EU sizing and the model uses UK, “34J” can mean two very different sizes), or any number of factors. The large full-bust brands like Eveden and Prima Donna can afford to ensure that samples fit their models perfectly on the day of a shoot, but that luxury is rarely available to indie brands. I agree that I wish the bras fit the model a little better (and I hope they will in future seasons), but I’m not ready to write off B&S’ fit or patterns based on a photo shoot alone. I’m really looking forward to trying them for myself!


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