Those of you who have been here since the beginning of the ol’ brog (what, three whole weeks ago? HA.) will remember that my first post featured a dress by Polish company Urkye, one of several retailers I have been or will be discussing here on the brog that feature sizing that specifically accommodates large busts and curvy shapes. If you missed it, please check out my review of the Kieska dress for information on how their sizing works and the general loveliness of their brand. Go ahead, I’ll wait here.
*hums a merry tune*
*looks up hapilly* Oh! Hello! You’ve returned – excellent. Forging ahead, then…
Once I started the brog and discovered that people were actually going to read it, I realized that it behooved me to get some great clothing to review, and I went ahead and placed an order with Urkye (yep, you all really twisted my arm there… *ahem*…). I had planned on getting a Tuba top (success! review forthcoming) and a Skunks dress (wrong size! exchange forthcoming), but when I took a look at the Twister shirt, I just had to add it in. I have always wanted to own more clothing with cool necklines in the back, but as I always have to wear a bra, most things of that sort don’t fit me. Enter Urkye. I was discussing this brand (and indeed, this shirt) with the blogger at Dressing Curves the other day, and she said something that hadn’t occurred to me but made perfect sense: Urkye doesn’t just design clothes for boobs – they design clothes for bras. More of this will be evidenced when you see the review for the Tuba top, but in the meantime, you’ll notice that there are an awful lot of pictures in my back in this post. It’s not my favorite side of myself, I must say, but the shirt is the focus, so, well, there we are.
MEANWHILE, once I decided to review the Twister, I found myself with a dilemma. As I have a somewhat theatrical affect much of the time, the settings or framing of most of my review shoots are coming to mind easily. But what to do with a shirt, even a really neat-o one like this? I wanted to make sure that each review held visual interest, ideally with some sort of theme or story. Luckily, I have a Super Secret Thinktank of Awesomeness, and they came through as ever in my time of need. I had thought of doing some sort of “around the house” shoots, but when T. and K. came up with the idea of a laundromat, something tickled the back of my brain. Not only was it a great idea for the shoot, but it was a chance to revisit an old haunt from my youth. Yes, at one point I hung out regularly in a laundromat. It was more fun than it sounds.
You see, when I was a kid, much like now, I had a dislike for chores. I would let things like laundry pile up until I practically had to climb out of my bedroom to get to school. Luckily, in addition to what was clearly too much clothing, I had some great friends, and one of them, B., came to my rescue fairly regularly. B. was a wonderful person, a magnificent friend, lovely, intelligent, kind, capable, etc. Just great. He’d swoop in to help, and with him, any place was a carnival. Take the laundromat, for example. The laundry part was the least interesting obviously, but in between the washing and drying there was so much fun to be had! Let’s take a trip down memory lane, accompanied by the fiery red Twister Czerwony shirt from Urkye…
*wiggles fingers as flashback music plays: —–dooooOOOOOOoooooOOOOOoooooooo—–
The Twister shirt, like everything I’ve tried from Urkye, fits perfectly in the bust. It skims over The Ladies gently, without pulling or smooshing anything down. Then it immediately curves inwards to nip in not just at the waist, but at the underbust as well. As my underbust is as small as my waist, this is a much appreciated feature. The combination of the bust accommodations and the overall length make the front 100% accidental-belly-show-proof, and the soft but thin fabric (92% cotton and 8% elastane) shows off my curves nicely.
Angled shots. Not half bad, eh? I love this shirt. And Suds ‘n Such! Isn’t that just delightful?
You may notice that the photography is different in this entry, by the way; I thought that since I was revisiting my past, I’d try a retro camera feel for the photos. This may or may not have been influenced by my inability to schedule with one of my regular photographers this week… But hey, result, right?
From the side, the proper fit on the bust is showed off to good effect. What a lovely curve it follows under the breasts! No hanging off of them, mumu-like, or stretching diagonally towards whatever belt I’ve had to use to harness my waistline; Urkye makes clothes for boobs. Hu-freaking-zzah. Don’t mind all the bulginess towards the bottom – I might have chosen pants with a less clunky waistline. You’ll do better, I’m sure.
Please excuse the werewolf-like appearance of my neck. I was going for authenticity with the hastily-secured bun, but apparently that caused a bunch of wee hairs to escape and do… Well, what you’re seeing there. Oops. Anyway, the main thing is HOW COOL IS THAT BACK! Busty ladies NEVER get to wear things like that. Forgive me for the effusive capitals, but seriously, where has this shirt been all my life? It is amazing how much a small piece of twisted fabric can liven up a shirt like this? It’s elegant, and modern, and simple, and perfect, and I love it.