Dirty Dolls Film Noir Camisole Bra Review

  |   By Laurie Shapiro

Self-conscious about those plunging necklines? Want to embrace the lingerie-as-outerwear trend without being over-exposed? The Dirty Dolls Film Noir camisole bra has you covered!

Dirty Dolls Lingerie is a vintage-inspired independent lingerie label founded in 2008 by fashion designers Courtney Leigh Newman and Erica Rosalind Paul, affectionately referred to by their customers as "The Dolls." Frustrated at the lack of pretty bras available in their sizes, The Dolls decided to craft a line of lingerie designed to make girls with curves feel gorgeous. Their newest collection is inspired by the dark and stylish world of the 1950's film noir, with sultry satins and seductive laces perfect for the modern day femme fatale.

The Dolls sent me the Film Noir camisole bra for our review.** My first impression was that the bra had incredibly soft lace. But there was a lot of it. In fact, while holding the bra in my hands it looked a lot like a lace sports bra. With a bit of skepticism, I tried it on and let me tell you how delighted I was with the transformation!

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Smooth stretch lace molded my curves in all the right places. Normally I wear a 34DD, but the 34D I tried on fit like a glove. A sheer nude power mesh liner provides the support of this underwire bra. What I loved most is how even though the bra is full coverage, it gives the illusion of sheerness. You may be covered up but there is a definite hint of cleavage peeking through the liner and lace giving a subtly sexy look.

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I'll wear this under surplice wrapped tops (so much more fashionable than a traditional camisole). It will also work great with my deepest cut dresses where it's often tricky to balance a plunge neckline without being over-exposed. It's also great way to play with the lingerie-as-outerwear trend while still being a bit conservative.

The Dolls tell me that this bra was designed for women who normally wear a bra layered with a camisole under clothing. The design meets the needs of women who want a camisole look with the true support of a bra. The camisole bra is $60.00 and is available in black or nude lace, in band sizes 32-38 with cup sizes C-G.

Other stand-out pieces from Dirty Dolls include the ultra-feminine boudoir corselette, the sweet and sassy dotted corselette, and the richly hued striped brassiere:

Dirty Dolls longline braDirty Dolls Boudoir Corselette
Dirty Dolls Dotted CorseletteDirty Dolls Corselette
 Dirty Dolls Striped BraDirty Dolls Pin-Stripe Bra

What do you think of the Film Noir camisole bra? Would you try this style instead of wearing a camisole layered over a bra?

**I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own.

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