As a lover of lingerie it becomes a bit old when every piece you buy seems to just be the same as the last. As consumers we fall into a funk of buying the same old thing because it just seems to fit the right way and look great every time…
But aren’t you tired of spending money on the same lace panties, and same half moon cup in about 50 shades of rainbow? Because I sure am.
Walking into your local lingerie shop shouldn’t be boring. You shouldn’t be standing in line behind a group of woman all buying the same set.
Lingerie is supposed to be an extension of yourself. You wear it to feel beautiful, to be confident, and to be unique. We buy certain sizes and shapes to ecentuate our bodies for a reason, so why not have those pieces made specific for you too.
Be Bold, Be Different, Be You.
My first time coming across Impish Lee was definitely a new experience. I was for the first time given the opportunity to not only design my own perfect set to express myself with, but the amazing girls behind the brand also made the whole shopping experience around me. Amazing sisters Kali and Noelle had originally put together a KickStarter to raise
money to form their amazing site, doing better than ever expected.
With the chance to choose your own fabric, mix and match your colours, and size it just for you- I was amazed.
My first experience with their site was that it was so incredibly easy to navigate. The options were all there in front of you just waiting for you to choose what you wanted.
“[We] just launch our customizer in November and we still have a long was to go, with many levels of improvements still to be done this year… our customizer will be getting a huge update over this year”
As the lingerie is hand-made just for you, the pricing is a bit higher than some woman are used to spending. But for the quality of the product and the care that goes into each piece once in a while I think it is healthy to splurge.
The idea behind Impish Lee is that you get to design your own lingerie based on their product choices and materials. Fairly easy concept to understand- amazing thing to experience.
Each piece is made with such attention to detail it truly amazed me. I decided to get myself the High Waisted panties, Hipster Panty, and the Longline Bra. With such a large variety of products it was hard to choose just one.
When it came to designing each piece it took me forever! With over 25 lingerie and lounge wear designs and over 50 fabrics to choose from and size ranges 0-20 + 30A-40DDD, there were just to many amazing choices that I wanted.
The one great thing was there website offered colour combinations that they created on their own. This made it so much easier to get on the right path for designing my own.
Once picking fabrics and colours the fun really began. The website offered you the pportunity to see the detail of each colour and detail of material when zoomed in- helps you see what different materials will look like when beside each other; great for people who aren’t crazy visual like myself. Impish Lee offers beautiful laces, vibrant meshes, lush velvets and limited edition wildcards to choose from.The Customizer tool puts you entirely in control of what you’re making. You begin from choosing your product templates. Then move towards choosing the colour of your models skin, mixing and matching material, and even setting the finishing touches on minor product details like bows and ties. There is nothing you can’t customize when it comes to the colouring of your sets. You get to let your wildest dreams roam free here.
I had a bit of trouble at first figuring out the sizing as I was always used to the standards- but Kali one of the great minds behind the brand, contacted me directly and helped me with the process.
“We are trying to build a measurement entry form in each customer account… It is so helpful to have full measurements for each unique customers.”
Kali explained how measurements worked and how I needed to check myself the right way. Turns out it was all written there for me on their site- silly me for not reading the fine print.
Since each piece is made-to-order, there is a 2-3 week turnaround on your orders so you need to make sure you account for that with each purchase as the best feeling is when that package arrives at your doorstep.
From the moment my package came I was thrilled. With its beautiful wrapping, and hand written “Thank You” I felt as though Impish Lee still after my purchase was trying their best to make me feel good about lingerie. This is very important to me because as a customer I want to be happy about my purchase and feel good about at all times.
From my first try on of the products I was very happy with not only the design I put together (after about 3hours) but the way the pieces fit me. It was as though they were made for me – who would have thought right?
The fabrics I choose were mainly lace with velvet inserts causing the mixture of material to feel vibrant against my skin.
The fit of the pieces were spot on. They supported me in all the right places, and simply felt good to have on. Nothing was too tight or too lose – a problem I have found with 90% of the mass produced lingerie I have bought over the past 20 years.
The High Waisted Panties were my favourite by far as they held every part of me perfectly. A big problem I have with most high waisted pieces is that they always seem to tight in the bands causing either a fall over the top, or rolls from below. With these- not one problem. The band was a perfect amount of tight holding the panties down without any rolls or bunches, but without making me sick.
The Longline Bra was one I order specifically to wear with shirts that are more revealing so I could show off the goodies that is Impish Lee… Just think of me as a walking, half naked advertisement. This piece held my fairly smaller breasts perfectly in place, as well as kept any back rolls to disappear under its longer lined fabric. The lace did a beautiful job adding the feminine side to the piece- also making it more breathable in the summer. As I usually do not wear longerlined bras as they cause more heat and friction- this piece did none of that.
The Hipster Panties like the rest were absolutely beautiful and comfortable. Like my main worry- they did not cause any rolls or muffin tops (or any other pastry you would like to compare my hips too). They fit well and were comfortable beyond belief. I also loved that I could wear them with thinner pants without having the lace show through
For over three years now, Impish Lee has been providing woman with the opportunity to design the perfect lingerie made just for them. They have reinstated the intimacy that comes with lingerie shopping. It is no longer just a hassle and embarrassment that stores have put us through- but it is now an art form.
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