As the Christmas holiday period passes I’m sure I’m not the only one that has acquired a few extra kilos and jiggly bits – this was not a wanted Christmas gift and one that I would happily return. But for now the jiggly bits are here to stay – at least until I get my butt off the couch exercise and stop putting copious amounts of chocolate into my mouth.
My first surprise when I went online was the price – they range from $9.99 for a pair of breathable shorts to $85.99 for a breathable slip – I’m used to having to pay a pretty penny for anything shape related and it normally puts me off and I decide that I will just put up with the jiggly bits being on display.
I was looking for a cami style slip that I could wear under dresses that wouldn’t end up around my crotch area once I start to move. The experience of walking around the shops constantly pulling at your crotch area is not a good look.
I found the Bamboo slip $34.95 in black and white and knew it had to be mine.
Imagine my excitement when it arrived and upon opening I discovered the lovely Michel from Bella Bodies had also added a twin pack (black & white) of their new range of Bamboo Knickers (these will be available online in the next 2 weeks).
The first thing that strikes you when you touch these is the softness, they are seriously gorgeous – the softness comes from the fact that they are made from 78% bamboo 16% polyamide 6% spandex.
They are what I would call a mid brief finishing mid waist and providing great butt coverage.
I wouldn’t call these knickers control panties but with the wide band that finishes mid waist it does help hold in the mummy tummy and give a nice smooth shape, perfect for wear under skirts and dresses.
Now back to the slip, I purchased the slip in white as I find that this will go with most of my summer wardrobe but it also comes in black (as below).
Now let me tell you what makes this slip so SPECIAL its the band of silicone that runs around the bottom of the slip.
Why silicone I hear you ask and the answer is easy because by having that little bit of silicone around the bottom means you have no more issues with the slip riding up to your crotch. I can move freely without having to worry about flashing my knickers to all and sundry.
The other great feature is that it is made from 78% Bamboo 22% polyamide/elastane this means that it is super soft and has fantastic breathability about it, no issues with it sticking to your body in the heat, it will keep you lovely and cool all day.
Below are some of the ways that this Bamboo slip can be worn –
- With a maxi dress – buttons left open to create a bit of contrast. Free People dress
- As a cami under a skirt. Surafina skirt and Cotton On kimono.
- Unbutton your favourite dress and wear a slip dress. Bohemian Traders chambray dress.
Bamboo slip $34.95 in black.