Casual + Budget Vintage Figure Ideas

I know some of you can’t afford a proper corset or just want a few days off at a time like myself.

One way you could create a gentle nipped waist silhouette is by pairing longline bras and high waisted panties.

ASOS leopard print lingerie set.

ASOS leopard print lingerie set.

30B and UK10.

30B and UK10.

Pictured here is my ASOS leopard print longline bra and high waisted panty. The longline contains the muffin top from the panty.

I highly suggest looking for “high waisted knickers” and “high waisted panties” on places like ASOS and old Marks & Spencer stock on eBay UK.

You can also get those $0.99 ones off China shops but be warned that they’re usually high in polyester content so if you’re prone to yeast infections, they aren’t that great an idea, though you could always double up and wear a regular cotton panty underneath the cheap poly ones.

Pictured with a cinch clip

Pictured with a cinch clip

With an elastic belt

With an elastic belt

As you can tell, it isn’t super duper curvy but it’s way comfier than a rusty tubey knock-off or itchy faja.

If you like to sew, you can look up images of traditional shapewear knickers and girdles to create something form-fitting and comfy.

This particular undies isn’t that cinchy as it’s a gentle mesh fabric but I will try to obtain images of my other high waist panties in the future!


Small Bust Small Waist Review! Mimi Holliday Club Tropicana Silk Chiffon Comfort Bra

As you can tell by my modelling images, I have a very VERY small bust.

According to Bratabase, I would best fit a 30A (UK, I believe) a sizing that’s as accessible as a unicorn ride here in Malaysia.

As a result, I decided to go online to find that one perfectly fitting bra.

Do note that this is my very first 30A bra and I was exasperated that this fits oh so perfectly.


30A UK is also 80A France and 65A Europe

In the past, I usually had to settle for 32A-34B bras, usually with gores that dug into my sternum and cups that gape.

A majority of these bras were also heavily padded, which was something that, as I grew up, realize that it’s an aesthetic that I don’t necessarily want, especially for daily wear.

I found this Mimi Holliday Club Tropicana Silk Chiffon Comfort Bra new with tags via eBay for a fraction of its original price at £9.99 plus £5.00 for shipping via Royal Mail Airmail (Small Packets).

Mimi Holliday SS12-20 Club Tropicana Polka Dots Silk Chiffon Comfort Bra in 30A

Mimi Holliday SS12-20 Club Tropicana Polka Dots Silk Chiffon Comfort Bra in 30A

It’s possibly the most comfortable bra I have ever worn! They weren’t kidding when they called it a comfort bra!

No digging, no gaping, nothing.

As Ned Flanders would say, “FEELS LIKE I’M WEARING NOTHING AT ALL.”

Here’s how the bra measures up:
Stretched Band: 30.5″ or 77.5cm
Band Length: 24.0″ or 61cm
Cup width: 4.1″ or 10.4cm
Cup depth: 5.5″ or 14cm
Wire length: 7.1″ or 18cm
Cup separation: 0.8″ or 2cm
Gore height: 2.4″ or 6.1cm
Wing height: 2.8″ or 7.1cm
Strap width: 0.4″ or 1cm
Hooks: 1 row with 4 columns

The only “negative” thing I could possibly say about this is that Mimi Holliday has stopped producing 30A bras.

As a result, if you’re looking for a 30A Mimi Holliday, you would likely need to scout eBay and so on.

What do you think of this review? Is there anything about it that I could improve? Please let me know in the comments below!