Fortnight Luna Bodice

I must say, I’m quite gutted that the Luna Bodice from Fortnight didn’t work for me. Design-wise, it’s one of my favourite styles that the brand has to offer, and the champagne on ivory colour scheme is simultaneously basic and beautiful. The idea of the Bodice is attractive: a full coverage longline piece of lingerie without hook and eye closures, something I can just slip on when I want maximum comfort. I’m always attracted to anything bralette inspired, and Fortnight’s focus on creating lightweight wireless garments that still manage to feel structural puts them at the top of my list.

The Bodice in size S has a few obvious fit characteristics:

  • Shallow Cups
  • Stretchy, but small through the body
  • No hook and eye closures
  • Fully adjustable straps (adjust from the front)
  • Narrow set straps

Image from Lynnsteven

The fit of the Bodice has a lot of stretch and wiggle room to accommodate a variety of cup and band sizes, but unfortunately it did not accommodate my 30DD chest. Core sizes will probably have luck with getting a nice fit in this piece, and 28s/30s could likely get away with the fit of the Bodice through the body in a size small. This is a fantastic option for those with a small bust looking for a comfortable, gently supportive garment that doesn’t add bulk. It’s worth mentioning that I think very shallow shapes in a 30DD or 32D could wear this style, but shapes that are projected or quite full will likely run into fit issues like I did. I found the fit through the body comfortable and snug enough on my 26 inch ribcage that I could wear it on relaxing days (to the office, lounging at home), but would probably opt for something more supportive when I know I’ll be active. While the cups were definitely too small for me, I will revisit this piece again if my body decides to continue shrinking as it has been lately.

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Image from Fortnight’s Spring/Summer 2014 Look Book

Both the ivory coloured fabric and champagne coloured mesh are quite sturdy and smooth. The ivory jersey is reinforced with a non-stretch mesh, while the champagne coloured mesh has great stretch and compressing capabilities, making this a versatile piece of lingerie. The length of the bodice hit me just above my natural waist. Pair this with the matching high waisted knickers, this would be an adorable take on full coverage lingerie. The materials are identical to the Luna Longline, which I opted to try when the Bodice and I didn’t get along. If you don’t fit into the Bodice’s size range, the longline is a great alternative that I have been immensely happy with.

The Luna Bodice is available in black at Lille Boutique, and in Black or Champagne/Ivory from Lynnsteven for $98.