Fraulein Annie is the brainchild of the wonderful Frauke Nagel. Her style is vintage, romantic, stylish yet practical. I was lucky enough to win a set of my choice from her collection – http://www.frauleinannie.com/Collection.html
Immediately I was drawn to the Falling in Love range in the Blush colourway and I opted for the short over the shaping briefs. As much as I love the shaping brief, I wanted something a little more practical for day-to-day wear.
I chatted with Frauke via email regarding fitting advice, I sent her all my vital stats & said I take a 28″ back. Fraulien Annie start at a 32 back so I was a little worried. Frauke assured me that the band comes up small and she uses the ‘traditional’ fitting method of having extra inches on the bra. Initially I was worried the bra would be an odd fit, but after working out sizing etc, Frauke kindly agreed to send me both a 32E & 32F to ensure I got the best fit I could.
A few days later my package arrived, it was beautifully wrapped with the 2 bra’s as promised, the shorts, a pocket sized catalogue & a cute little notebook with the Fraulein Annie branding on it. Sometimes it’s the little touches that really make a company stand out!
I tried the smaller of the bra’s on first and fell head over heels, despite having to use the tightest bra hook which was comfortable, but I’m so used to having a tight 28″ band that it took me a little while to adjust to the feel of this bra. The unpadded balconette style cups, trimmed with delicate contrasting eyelash lace (see close-up below) & silky soft material instantly make you feel sexy as hell!! There are small bows on the straps just above the cup and it’s stiched in such a way that you get a fabulous smooth look under clothing.
For my particular shape, this bra didn’t give OTT uplift or cleavage, as you can see from the top photo, but it is incredibly comfortable and it just screams romance! If you’re looking for lingerie that makes you feel like a true vintage hollywood glamour-puss, this is it. Available from www.figleaves.com, there is also the choice of a thong, high waist shaping briefs & beautiful suspender belt, as well as more of the current collection. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the swimwear collection, you will not be disappointed!