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
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.
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.
I like the sound of stretchy… really like the sound of stretchy. I wonder if the large would fit a shallow 36E. This is very exciting! I love the close set straps. i love the design! I have been dying for my first longline… gah!! ❤
Well, ignore that. Fortnight says the size large is for 36C – 24D. awwwwww…
Awww, so sad. Yeah, this garment’s proportions definitely seemed suited toward core sizes. Let’s both agree to shrink a cup size so you can fit their longlines and I can fit their bodice 😉
My goal this summer is to shrink a band size (not an issue for you.. but at a 36 that sizes me out of a lot of brands)… I don’t mind if my breasts stay the same size though… the only shame is all the pretty bras I am buying right now. O.o *must stop buying all these lovely sale bras*
I would definitely give a shot! And if you do, let me know how it works! 🙂
Just wanted to put this out there – I’m a 30F and I actually work with this in a large! It has a compressing effect, but still supports my girls. I’m even/FOT with lots of projection. For me, I like it – it’s comfortable and not too tight (the 30 bands on Fortnight tend to hurt after a bit…I need them to stretch out!), and it minimizes my chest. Just thought this might be helpful for anyone looking into the bodice! I love it : ) ❤