Edge O’Beyond Alexina and Elise


DSC_0794I’M BACK! After two long we
eks, my site is finally back and I can start posting again. My wonderful friend Soheil did what two separate hosting sites’ tech supports could not. In celebration of that and the fact that it’s Halloween (my favorite holiday), I’m going to be reviewing two bras from one of my favorite-ever luxury brands, Edge O’Beyond. About a month ago, Edge O’Beyond had a sale. Knowing that I’d never be able to afford their stuff unless it was discounted,  I bought two items that I’d had my eye on since the brand first popped up on my radar.
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They came, and my oh my, were they beautiful.  The Alexina bra was my personal favorite; the delicate lace combined with striking blue silk was the reason. The 24K gold hardware was a nice touch, and the front closure was even better. Here’s a little secret about me; I love front-closing bralettes. I have no idea why, but I do.

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The coolest part of the bra was the back; all the adjustable straps make it really unique and versatile in terms of sizing and weight-gain. The straps were quite long, which was another thing I had a problem with. They kept slipping off my shoulders even though I’d tightened them all the way.

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These photos were taken with quite a bit of maneuvering. I had to readjust after almost every photo.

Unfortunately, when I put it on, the bra didn’t cover my nipples. I put the adjustable strap on the bra (that took some figuring out) and pulled it as tight as it would go. It worked, and the bra covered all the necessary parts– or so I thought. I wore it to work the next day and needless to say, I was surprised when I looked down and saw that both boobs had popped out of the bra. “Nip slip” doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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Seconds before a boob pop-out

So, I sadly resigned myself to returning it. A small part of my heart broke when I shipped it back, and I hope in future styles , Edge O’Beyond fixes the wideness of Alexina. If they do, I’ll buy it again in a heartbeat.
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The Elise bra I liked a lot, but I didn’t love it the way I loved the Alexina bra, so I though that it was best to send it back as well considering it was roughly $280 CAD. It was also ever so slightly big in the left cup.

The lace wasn’t at all itchy, which is surprising because  I have sensitive skin. I think it was a bit too wide for me, so it didn’t look as good on me, but that’s probably more a size thing than anything else (I ordered it in a 30DD, and I am currently between 30D and 30DD). The band was a comfortable 30, so I was happy with that.

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The wires reminded me of Mimi Holliday’s wires in terms of stretchiness (you know how when you pull on Mimi Holliday wires, they stretch out? That’s what I mean). They were medium width, and the bra had the same gold hardware as the Alexina.

With the price point in mind, it didn’t fit amazingly and I liked the Alexina better, I decided the Elise should go back.

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I think Edge O’Beyond has gorgeous designs, and I wish they worked out better for me. I’ll still be pining over the Alexina, and hope that one day they change the fit.

Have you tried Edge O’Beyond? What do you think of the brand?

Let me know down below!

Until next time,

AFILAL

3 thoughts on “Edge O’Beyond Alexina and Elise

  1. So gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to try these but your review makes me think they won’t work for me either. Sigh. Are the 30 bands tight enough to work for a 28?

    1. I think they COULD, like they’re more snug than Freya 30s, but not as snug as Fortnight’s. I think it’s somewhere in between so you could definitely give it a shot. I hope it does work out, it’s SO gorgeous!!

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