Review: Ann Summers Extreme Boost Plunge Bra (32DD, Black)
& Ann Summers Extreme Boost Thong (12, Black)
Recently I wrote about my thoughts on the Ann Summers Sexy Lace Plunge Bra which I bought in black and a size 34D. Today I’m going to share my thoughts on my other recent purchases from Ann Summers, the Ann Summers Extreme Boost Plunge Bra (32DD, Black) and the matching Ann Summers Extreme Boost Thong (12, Black).
Yeah, I can switch between 34D and 32DD fairly easily – also I have been known to wear a 32E or a 34DD. I have quite squishy boobs.
Unlike the Ann Summers Sexy Lace Plunge Bra which is quite pretty but also quite normal looking and feeling, the Ann Summers Extreme Boost Plunge Bra really does feel, well, extreme. Oh, I know it might look like an ordinary bra, but when you feel the thickness of those cups… oh boy.
Let me start at the beginning.
As with my other new Ann Summers bra, the Ann Summers Extreme Boost Plunge Bra came on its own little hanger for an added touch of impressive luxury. The Ann Summers Extreme Boost Thong also came on a hanger. That’s three plastic hangers I have to recycle now – but as I mentioned in my other AS bra review, I can understand why all their lingerie is on hangers. They sell them in their high street shops and at home parties too, so it’s a retail thing.
This bra is usually priced at £22 and the thong at £12.
Between the impressively padded cups of the Ann Summers Extreme Boost Plunge Bra is a small black bow. The inner edges of the cup have a pretty overlap of the lace which covers the outside of each one, and is nicely gathered at the base of each before the underwire area.
The adjustable shoulder straps of this bra aren’t stitched in, as they are on my Sexy Lace Plunge Bra; they are attached by little slide clips and are therefore removable. There’s no way this bra would stay up by itself as a strapless bra (there’s no rubber grip on the inside, for one, and my weighty boobs for another couple) – but I guess you could try affixing a longer halter strap for outfits that demand that style.
Like the Sexy Lace Plunge Bra, the band of the Ann Summers Extreme Boost Plunge Bra fastens with the usual double hook & eye fasten, with three sizing adjustments available.
Wearing the Ann Summers Extreme Boost Plunge Bra feels like donning armour. I can safely say this is the most padded bra I’ve ever worn. It feels bulletproof, there’s so much padding in the cups (not testing it out though). Because of all the padding to the sides of my boobs while I’m wearing the bra, there’s a little bit of a square – or boxy – effect to my bust.I found that this bra didn’t give me as much extreme plunge as I hoped; it was effective at adding padding to the outsides of my boobs though.
That’s not to say there’s no plunge cleavage effect at all, just not as much as some much lesser padded bras I’ve had.
The padding in the Ann Summers Extreme Boost Plunge Bra isn’t removable either, as it is in the Sexy Lace Plunge Bra. Instead it’s stitched inside the cups.
It has taken me a little while to get used to the enormous amount of padding in this bra, but it’s feeling a lot more comfortable than when I first put it on. I feel like I go up a couple of cup sizes when I’m wearing it, it’s just a shame that the size doesn’t show as much in the cleavage area as it does to the outsides of my boobs.
The matching underwear, the Ann Summers Extreme Boost Thong, is very comfortable to wear and I like that the colour and style means I don’t have to team it with this bra. There’s a pretty lace detailed area at the front, with a small black bow in the centre. The waistband is nice and stretchy rather than the unforgiving type which digs in. The strap which goes between your butt cheeks isn’t too thick, and it’s also quite stretchy making it comfortable to wear.
My Ann Summers Extreme Boost Plunge Bra gives me cleavage and the padding is effective, if quite heavyweight – in my size, at least. This is one bra that’ll keep me warm come winter! If you’re looking to expand your bust in all directions with the help of a bra, this is the one to go for. In the meantime, the matching thong fits perfectly with your everyday underwear collection.
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