I was afraid of what Peek – A – Boo (Boo for short 😉 might look like on me since I have a rocky relationship with Curvy Kate balconies. The first try was a miss – my usual size of 30FF looked a bit small on its own, but upon trying it on I noticed a lot of wrinkling. What the hell, I mused, trying to figure out how the measurements of a small 30F produced such an effect on my bosom. I solved the problem after a close inspection of the mesh the cups are sewn from; it is very stretchy, so when I tried on the FF cup the cup was stretched on the bottom and wrinkled on top due to my lack of upper fullness. The F cup, on the other hand, fitted me when it comes to the bottom of the cup and the top of it. The shape is fine – roundish, but not really round. The edge of the cup cuts in a tiniest bit, but I guess it is a take it or leave it type of situation.
Basilic by Axami and Peek-A-Boo. A similar concept with a different execution; Basilic has a one seam, Peek – A – Boo has three. I think the difference in bust shape can be ginormous, though the stock pics show a model with clearly augmented, ball-round breasts.
When it comes to the design I have a few ‘buts’. First of all, the keyhole on the gore is lopsided which really takes some points off the look of the bra. Not that straight and also lopsided is the seam on the lower, satin part of the cups. If you look closer on the pictures you can see that the seams aren’t really that well done either. That sating belt thing doesn’t look that good, more like something that was done halfway and then shipped out of the shop, nevermind the loose, dangling part. In my humble opinion Boo would look much better if that satin part was stitched to the gore or left out altogether. It is actually something that Scantilly did; the S/S17 Vamp bra will be a black Boo without the satin strap but with … straps 🙂
And now for some pics of the Boo – the colour on my screen matches the reality, and so it does on your screen, dare I hope. 🙂
The straps are only a standard 1.5 cms, which is kinda sad.
I have some doubts when it comes to those rose gold elements – they will look great on a black bra but I’d rather see them in silver on gunmental in the chartreuse bra.
Side support wire is the weakest point of the bra when it comes to discussing comfort – it digs alongsinde the wire into my armpit area. It is not due to the width of the wires, since they are already bordering on too narrow, but due to the width of the wing. That surplus width should have moved to the fastening area 😉
The garter belt in a lingerie evergreen – satin, mesh, foour clips, so rather a bedroom accessory than something you can wear your proper stocking with all day long. Launders well along the thong and bra, 50 degrees Celcius is fine.
I also really have a problem with those botched seams and little threads popping here and there – it is really something one could have helped with before the product left the shop.
The S/S 17 collection has a few new models that really float towards luxury. I don’t think we can look out for silk satins and French guipure, but the designs look much more like what I imagined a premium line should look like.
I also hope that Boo will show up in many more colors – I wish there were some Masquerade like gemstone colours: malachite, amethist, onyxes and such, which were really just a reason for frustration for me, those goddamn cuts that won’t fit.
What are your experiences with Boo? 🙂