This post is written by Lena of Experimental Mommy. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.
When I told my husband that I was asked to write a review for an underwear subscription service, he laughed. I can’t really blame him; he knows that I tend to be a control freak (and undies are so personal). But when the package arrived in the mailbox, I was honestly excited. I love surprises and this one was just for me!
Here’s a little more about Volupties (pronounces Volup-Tease):
A lot of underwear made for plus sizes are just that: underwear. Boring, functional, underwear, without any panache or pizzazz. Volupties wants to change that. We know that you’re busy and may not have time to devote to finding great undies. No more asking store owners if they carry your size. Let us do the shopping for you. Just tell us your size and we’ll do the rest.
Volupties is meant for plus-sized ladies. *raises hand* That’s me…and I’m totally guilty of buying “boring, functional underwear.” When the package arrived, I was excited to see three pairs of undies wrapped in pink tissue paper inside a plastic envelope.
#1 – Cacique by Lane Bryant – retail $14.50. These are EXACTLY my style and I loved them.
#2 – “C’est La Vie Chiffon” by Hips & Curves – retail $9.95. These were pretty, girly, and just sheer enough to be va-va-voom.
#3 – “Hearts Ruffle Panty” by Spreegirl Curves – retail $16.00. I haven’t worn thongs since I was in my early 20s, so these weren’t really my style; though they were very pretty.
The good news is that Volupties is experimenting with ways to allow packages to be customized (like “no thongs”) but it’s still in the early stages. The Volupties subscription is $17/month but the first month is only $12 with promo code “VOLUPTIES”.
The 3 pair of undies I received had a combined retail of over $40. So, there’s some definite savings with the subscription. I love that I have 2 new pair of undies in my everyday wardrobe, but I’m still on the fence about having someone else pick them out. Don’t ask about the third pair! *blush* Another great feature is that through Volupties, I have discovered other brands and styles that I like. It’s a pretty cool concept.
Not a plus sized girl? Then check out Splendies which is the same concept for non-plus sizes. This subscription is $12/month with the first month being only $8 with promo code “SPLENDIES.”