French maid costume by LELO - review by AHubbyof2SexualMinds

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This is the product you are looking for if you want to bring out that inner Parisian that's lurking inside of you and is sure to make your significant other request turn-down service. Great materials and a classy design make this a terrific investment.
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Pros:
High quality materials, great fit, classy demure design
Cons:
None
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review
My wife spent a lot of her youth in France visiting relatives and has always loved French things. So we've always wanted to try role-playing with the French Maid scenario, but every French Maid outfit we have come across through the years has been about as far from French refinement as you could get. Then Lelo introduced this product and my wife and I were both excited.

A warning first; this is not the typical French Maid costume that you see so often. Absent will be the little hat or gloves you have probably seen, as well as the petticoat. It is not a dress. In fact, if you were an actual maid and wore just this to work, you'd probably have some explaining to do.

This is a three piece set. A bra, a gartered panty, and an apron. All are made from high quality fabrics. When I showed my wife the materials list before we ordered this she was thrilled; silk, chiffon and satin are the only materials that are used.

The bra is made from silk and is like your regular bra. It has soft cups, and no underwire or support, but is very comfortable according to my wife. The ruffles at the edge of the cups are not distracting or irritating as she worried they might be. You can also wear this bra out in public. For women who need a lot of support, this wouldn't be a great item to wear for an entire day. Even though my wife does need some support, she was able to wear this to dinner and a movie without feeling uncomfortable. There is an elastic band on the back of the bra and three hooks for closure. My wife is a 36C cup and we ordered the L and this fit her very well. There is a little give, but since this is made from silk, not nearly as much as other items made from different materials.

The gartered panty is a full panty with non-removable garters. My wife had at first hoped the garters were detachable so she could wear these panties without stockings, but she is not disappointed at all. The panty fits very well and sits just below my wife's hips. Again, she was nervous that the ruffles around the panty would be a distraction, but that was not the case at all and she felt very comfortable wearing these. She said on days she needs to wear stockings she'll wear these panties, even with a different bra because they are so comfortable. The garters are very easy to slide and adjust, my wife was able to extend the garter very easily, especially in comparison to some other garters we have had in the past that take a lot of work to move the garter at all to adjust it. The garters have a satin clasp at the end and we tried three different types of stockings. One was a pair of pure silk stockings that attached incredibly easy with the clasp. The next was a pair of plain nylon stockings and they, again, were easily attached to the clasp. The third pair of stockings we tried were a pair of silicone topped thigh highs. These stockings were a little bit harder to attach to the garter, but still easier than almost every other garter belt in my wife's collection.

The apron is made from chiffon and wraps around the waist. The apron sits well and is somewhat transparent so you can see the gartered panty underneath. My wife joked that even though this is a French Maid costume, the apron was her least favorite part of this. However, she still liked the look and feel of the apron. The chiffon feels soft and very light and moves very easily.

One thing we were impressed by is not only the quality of the materials used, but the quality of the work put in as well. The panty has an inlay at the crotch that absorbs moisture. My wife had been concerned about wearing a silk panty for an extended period just because of normal movements and moisture, but the reinforcement eased her mind totally. The stitching on all of the items was also very, very good. With most products you see a wayward stitch here or there, but on all three pieces the stitching is consistent and will hold up a long time. I've seen a lot of people mention the price of this. Well, I will say it is worth what you pay for it. It is made from high quality materials and is very well made.
Experience
The packaging is simple and understated, consistent with Lelo. It arrives in two large Ziploc type bags, and inside there are three glossy envelopes that each has one of the pieces. Each envelope is closed with a black ribbon that has a Lelo charm on it. They are very nice and are suitable for gift giving, and I would think for storage as well. We are storing these items in our lingerie drawer and discarded the packaging.

Because this is made of silk, and a good quality silk I might add, take a lot of care while cleaning these items. We have hand washed this twice thus far with a special detergent designed for delicates in our sink and then hung them to dry. I wouldn't advise anything other than hand washing of this item.

One note on sizing. There is not a great size chart for Lelo as of yet, except for in a review by Freshbananas. In her review, she provides a great sizing chart for all sizes of this product, all the way from XS to XL. I used her size chart when deciding on the size for my wife, so if you have any questions about size, please check out her review here.


Overall I would say this is a high quality piece of lingerie that is well worth your money. My wife prefers higher quality pieces of lingerie; they just feel better against her skin and she likes this as much as some of the pieces she has purchased at Bloomingdale's and other nicer retailers. The design is great, the fabrics are high quality, and it looks incredible on my wife.
Follow-up commentary
This is still a piece that we love. Definitely not something to wear for a costume party outside of your own bedroom, the materials used are luxurious and fun to use every now and then to change things up.

Because of the price this is not for everyone. If you are someone that likes nice fabrics and are willing to pay more you will be happy with the item. It is simple in its design, so if you want something that goes "Va Va Voom" or will resent paying this much for an item, it won't be right for you. We love it.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Mood enhancer
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Play party
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
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    amenti  

    Thank you for your super helpful lingerie review!


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    thanks for the review
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