We at Celtic Curves had the honour of being contacted by Viva Voluptuous for our opinion and review on 2 of their products. We are 6 friends from Ireland who also happen to be plus size women with a background in modelling. Our overall goal is to promote body positivity and raise awareness to appreciate the diversity amongst women. We range in dress size 16 to 24, bra cup sizes B to E and ages 25 to 45. None of us are of similar body shape (we are everything from hour glass, pear, triangle and squares), and we all carry weight in different areas on our bodies.
The items arrived within 3 days of posting from the UK. On opening the packaging, the fresh fragrance filled the room and almost set the mood for what lay beneath. The items were all individually wrapped; they were almost too beautiful to open but we made short work of it in all the excitement! The Black Lara set was immediately seen to be sleek, seducing & sexy. The Yellow Celia set was fun, flirty and feminine and encouraged a side of playfulness to our shoot. The combination of handcrafted lace, silk and sheer chiffon throughout the garments enticed a sense of arousal, while still being elegant in nature.
Now for what we strive to give all our followers, and any businesses who contact us – a totally honest insight to what we felt about the experience and the product. The Black Lara set was a size 42E and the Yellow Celia set a 38E; neither an ideal fit for all of us. So at the beginning of the shoot, the majority of us were honestly pessimistic; how would the pictures look? Would we feel comfortable enough to be that exposed, not only to our friends but a photographer and then the world? Would the items hide our “flaws” (which we all still feel we have we just try to concentrate on the good)? Were us curvy women sexy enough to wear items of this calibre??.. At the end of the day, we are every day women, we all work, have families and other commitments but what we collectively do have is the confidence inside ourselves to try and the encouragement of the group to succeed.
So, to answer all our original questions and worries… YES… we all fit into the items and, not only did we fit, we rocked them too! They both complimented so many aspects of our bodies, even when none of our bodies are like each others, in size or in shape.
The chiffon allowed coverage for the tummy and hips area by not clinging to the skin, and instead skimming at all the right angles. The silk of the underwired bust accentuated what already lay beneath whilst providing support and shape. The lace/daisy details and length of both the baby dolls and kimonos were eye catching while providing seductive coverage to keep the overall outfits classy and chic.
From all of us at Celtic Curves I can 100% say we LOVED these garments and would have no hesitation on recommending them to family, friends and the greater public. The confidence boost we all received after wearing them was phenomenal. We truly felt sexy from the inside out and hopefully that shows in our pictures. You don’t need to have the “ideal” body to wear this lingerie; you just need the confidence in yourself and after trying them on you will ooze confidence!
Viva Voluptuous where have you been all our lives?!
Rach @ Celtic Curves xx
Photography by Mark Leddy – https://www.facebook.com/mark.leddy.14
Models/Review Celtic Curves – https://www.facebook.com/CelticCurves/