This review is part of an ongoing best of 2015/2016 series. To see part one, go here.
- This set was provided by Tutti Rouge. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The Betty bra has shown up on the blog before, so in some ways this is more of a recap than a review. However, the Betty bra is one of the best illustrations of why Tutti Rouge is the style leader when it comes to print bras, so I fully believes it deserves a second day in the sun as well as a place on the best lingerie of 2015 list.
It’s pretty obvious that my love for crazy prints knows no bounds, so it’s no surprise that this beautiful floral print bra would be a big hit with me. While full bust bras with floral prints are a dime a dozen, Tutti Rouge has taken the idea and kicked it up a notch (or three). Part of this is due to their explorations of unique custom designed prints, which allow them to create amazing prints to suit their audience and build in a subtle bit of branding as well. Custom prints aren’t new, but are usually something that is associated with luxury lingerie brands rather than bras that are available at accessible price points. In this case, Tutti Rouge has used their custom print to take the idea of florals and make it younger and fresher.
Again, this set is a 36H and an XL panty. If you’ve tried the Betty Bra before, than the fit won’t be a surprise to you. This fits exactly like the one I’ve reviewed before, which is a good thing. Tutti Rouge really benefited from rethinking some of their sizing and designs early on – and it still shows. As a result cups became deeper, fabrics became more luxurious, and sizing fell into line with other larger UK based brands. As I said in the previous review, Tutti Rouge bras now fit me in the same size that most other UK based brands do (Panache, Elomi, Fantasie, Bravissimo). If you’re purchasing these from overseas, this now makes sizing pretty easy. I love that these bras are now reliable standards in terms of sizing, but look so different from season to season as new prints are released. So often lingerie can look the same from brand to brand, so it’s wonderful to see a brand that isn’t afraid to be different.
Next season will see another release of the Betty, this time with a Brighton Beach based print. This image is from 2CakesOnAPlate, but her whole MODA preview post is worth a look. Needless to say, this set will be swiftly headed for my lingerie drawer as well.
There’s one more Tutti Rouge review to go next week and then we’ll be moving onto some other stellar bras and brands that had a great 2015 as well.
Have you tried Tutti Rouge yet? What do you think of their lingerie?