So slips are something that I never imagined I’d be reviewing. As a millennial, I’ve never really seen the need to wear a dress beneath my dress. But, I saw this one at a great price and couldn’t resist the gorgeous, summery color way. I’d been dying to try Fortnight after hearing rave reviews of their comfortable, supportive bralettes, so how could I pass up the opportunity to try them out? After having this for a while, I can definitely say I’m a believer in the slip! I’m sorry I doubted you so long!
I have the Mira slip in a size small. It’s made primarily of a stretchy, soft blue jersey material and a gold stretch lace that’s very smooth on the inside. This should be fairly friendly to sensitive skin, because the lace lays very, very flat. The gold lace is a bit sheer on the back, so keep that in mind if you live with housemates who wouldn’t want to see your butt. This particular color way is no longer made, but the Mira slip is available in Navy/Black and Coral this season.
The colors of this slip are so much richer in real life! I was honestly shocked when I received it on the difference from the very pastel picture. I do love the colors though! What a lovely, summery color way. I’m pretty impressed by the fit overall as a S/M/L garment. I have very unusual measurements, and I almost never find off the rack things that fit as well as this does. There’s a lot of stretch in the fabric, and I think the fit of this garment overall is very flexible. My bust measures around 32.5 inches (82.55 cm), my waist 21.5 inches (54.61 cm), and my hips measure around 33.5 inches (85.09 cm). In my opinion, the slip could use a bit more curve in the cut to accommodate hips without wrinkling/pulling. But, again, I have a pretty big butt for the size of my waist.
Look at how gorgeous this gold stretch lace is!! Seriously, it’s stunning. I love the color blocking of this design. Comfort wise, it’s really spectacular. I love lounging around on a Saturday morning in it, and it’s definitely a much sexier option than my typical sleepwear go to of an old T-shirt and boxers. I’ve found this slip to be awesome for wearing underneath clingy knit dresses. It camouflages panty lines like the best of them, and gives a wonderful layer to keep scratchy fabrics off of my skin. I bought this piece just for the look, not expecting practicality, but I have been very positively surprised.
While the fit here isn’t 100% perfect, I’m honestly amazed that it fits me this well. At a 26FF, I assume that nothing standard sized will ever fit well through the bust. But, the Mira slip does an admirable job of providing support without a band. In my opinion, this slip is stretchy enough to work for a couple of cup sizes larger than me. So 28Gs, don’t rule it out! The look overall is minimized, but uplifted. I do find that the cups can float up over time if I leave the straps loosened, but that’s honestly to be expected with a 23.5 inch (59.69 cm) underbust. I appreciate that the cups are not pointy, and that they give a reasonable amount of separation. They do have an elastic trim on the edges that could dig into softer full on top breasts, but like everything else about the set, it’s very stretchy. The cups of Mira (like most full cups) do wrinkle a bit on top for me, but it doesn’t compromise support.
I seriously love the color of this lace. One thing to note here is that this slip is definitely shorter on me than on the model. Which is interesting, because I’m only 5 ft 2. I do have a long torso and a sort of big butt, so I think that’s what’s causing the very short length in the back. But anyways, if you’re tall, you may find this to come up too short on you, so keep that in mind.
Overall, I’m excited to have found this piece. It makes me feel pampered, and it’s a great option for the small band/large bust crowd with it’s stretchiness and support. I’d say this would probably work best for bra sizes 28E-30FF who have moderately straight figure. If you’ve never tried Fortnight, I highly recommend them! This piece just has a high level of craftsmanship, and I love knowing that I’m wearing something made ethically in North America.
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