I know that Agent Provocateur has a mixed reputation within the lingerie blogging community. As one of the most well known luxury lingerie brands (next to La Perla, maybe) it has a lot to live up to as a representative of what luxury lingerie is. And truthfully, the quality of their materials and craftsmanship does not match that of some other brands where you are paying for the quality of the object itself than for the brand name. However, I do love some of their designs and I think they have an uncanny ability to channel both girlishness and sexiness is the same piece of lingerie, which is exactly what I found most enchanting about the Marriett Bra and Briefs.
I actually bought this set in an Agent Provocateur boutique, which is a bit of a deviation from my normal online route. The service was okay– not great, not terrible, but after I tried on this set, I knew I had to have it. I found that the cups run a little small– the B fit me perfectly even though I am usually an A. How darling are the little embroidered roses? And the sheer mesh just adds the right amount of sex appeal.
I am really not sure why it is that embroidery seems to have gone out of fashion– a few years ago, all the french brands had huge gorgeous embroidered flowers on them, but they seem to have moved back to a more pared down, single color aesthetic. Or maybe I just have been looking in the wrong places? I have my eye on some Simone Perele from a few years ago that have beautiful flowers on them.
Only caveat– the sheer mesh is definitely thin, so if you’re worried about nipple show through this would not be the right bra for you. Also, the mesh wasn’t quite as fine as i would have thought simply perfect. I will say though, I am so excited to wear this more– it’s really comfortable and definitely wearable under anything that doesn’t require an entirely smooth t-shirt bra.
I definitely would not have this bra if it were not for their huge annual sale– I admit, I’ve already got my eye on some pieces I hope go on sale next year! Have any of you had good or bad experiences with Agent Provocateur? Do you like their aesthetic?