Thursday, 11 June 2015

Joan Babydoll Review



A few months ago, before I had started blogging, I was lucky enough to win a lingerie giveaway with The Lingeristas. One of the prizes was a £25 gift card for My Retro Closet and I knew straight away what that was going towards. So here you have it, my beautiful Joan Babydoll in lilac! Isn't it just gorgeous?

This babydoll has been designed and handmade by Abi, the one woman powerhouse behind My Retro Closet, and you can really see her attention to detail in it. There isn't a stitch out of place and the fabric choice means that it hangs beautifully while also being perfect for floating and swirling around in. Which is all I ever do while wearing it, as evidenced below.


I love the combination of the lilac main and pale pink hem. This, combined with those satin shoulder ties and a sweet little centre bow, probably makes this babydoll my most feminine piece of lingerie. I just feel so wonderfully girly and pretty when I wear it. Not to mention it's obvious 1960's inspiration giving it that fabulous vintage feel.

'Joan' only comes in one size which is something that I'm usually apprehensive about because my body  type does not fit into averages. I am a short, busty girl with a postpartum tummy and oddly slim hips and legs. Problematic, but I'm still learning to love it. I had no need to worry with this particular piece though as its swing style leaves plenty of room and is very flattering. As well as this, the adjustable shoulder ties give you complete control over how much of your torso you're going to have on show so these would contribute to a number of different sizes and shapes being able to wear this.


I've slept in my Joan Babydoll a couple of times now and have found it really comfortable to sleep in. Also, the shoulder ties haven't once slipped out of the bows I have put them in, either while sleeping or lounging around. So you don't have to worry about opening the door to the postman and exposing yourself to a nip-slip!

This has fast become one of my favourite nightwear options and a go to when I want to feel comfortable but pretty. If you want to get your hands on your own 'Joan', My Retro Closet has just opened an area on their site which lets you customise the original nightwear designs, so you can order it in a number of different colourways and combinations. There is also a matching bed jacket along with a few other styles. I, for one, have my sights set on the new 'Bettie' style in all red. But until then, I'll be happy lounging around as a 60's Siren in my 'Joan'.

Thanks for reading. x










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