It’s been a year almost exactly that I reviewed an Adina Reay set. Back then, I was very impressed by their modern designs and the vision the designer had for fullbust lingerie. However, I encountered some fit issues that made these sets more of an occasional lingerie than something I would be comfortable wearing at any time. Last December, I got an opportunity to have a second opinion about Adina Reay products, and I am here today to share it with you.
[This set was gifted to me by Adina Reay lingerie. All thought and opinions are my own.]
Adina Reay Veronica is a crush of mine since… Well, the very first time I laid my eyes on it. This set had it all. All I ever wanted my lingerie to be. I don’t like to compare brands, but it reminded me of Agent Provocateur at the time when the brand still excited me. I first loved the original neon version which looked so special, but I really fell for the black Veronica.
The warm colours of the rich Austrian embroidery are really something else. It’s like a warm neon and black picture, if warm neon was a valid concept. You’ll find a bit of purple, a bit of red, neon orange and contrasting black. Every time I look at this piece, my heart melt again. It’s not just the colors, but also the details, the precision in the work. I am glad I got help from my friend and photographer Bruno Balmokoun because it would be sad to not capture properly such beauty.
About the fit:
Veronica is basically an hybrid between a demi bra and a plunge. The cups are made of two parts and feature a unique vertical seam. I believe this is the first time I have seen a full-bust bra constructed that way. They also feature discreet side support panels made of two layers of tulle. The daintiness of this bra is very impressive. Every element of a full bust bra is present but in a minimalist form. The stitching is very neat and precise. Look at these scalloped edges!!!
I received a 30G and this size is perfect for me. While I had issues with the straps and band length in the Pru and Kate styles, Veronica is much more true to size. I would even say that the cups run a bit generously since I am usually in between 30G and 30GG. They fit me just great, with no wrinkles or discomfort.
The wires are a bit wide, which isn’t problematic for me as I have wide roots. I love that they stay into place and that the gore tacks softly but securely.
The band is true to size and is made of strong power mesh. In this size it features 2 sets of 2 hooks and eyes and is comfortable and stable. The straps are covered with silk satin and are half-adjustable. Despite this fact, I don’t need to shorten them all the way. I would say that I set the sliders at 2/3 of the adjustable length. ( I completely forgot to photograph the back, sadly.)
The coordinate for this set is a lovely bikini brief. I ADORE the amount of embroidery on this brief. I mean, I live for that embroidery, so the more the better. It’s very low rise but also flattering with again, the gorgeous scalloped edges, and silk satin elastic on the sides. I love these type of brief because the fit is a bit forgiving and smooth.
The back is made of soft beige mesh and feature a vertical seam to create a cute ruching detail. It doesn’t provide much coverage on my bum throughout the day (aka. get eaten by my bum), but when I put it on it’s adorable.
As you can see, I am quite in love with this set. It’s good to see this brand improve and listen to customer feedback. I really can’t wait to see what they will create in the future. They actually never created something I didn’t aesthetically love. I just feel extremely glamorous and pretty when I put their lingerie on.