|OK, I confess: I love holiday themed clothing. I adore the costumes of Halloween, I grin and squee at adorable bunny outfits, snicker at festive St. Patrick’s day themes, and feel an odd sense of pride and pleasure at 4th of July ensembles. Is it any wonder that Christmas is one of my favorite times of year? There are a plethora of outfits designed for the holiday season and I’ve been checking in with some of the designers who have really impressed us this year to see if they were doing any special releases.
One that jumped right off the page at me was the Carrie Bridger / Carrie’s Lingerie releases. She has over half a dozen, but the two that drew my eye the fastest was the Bratty and the Rachael. I visited their store and was immediately greeted by one of the customer service reps, Punky Teardrop. We chatted a bit about the store and the holiday items being offered. It was really lovely to have an actual salesperson to talk with, rather than a bot or silence, and I appreciated her help. She let me know that Carrie’s is doing a “12 days of Christmas” special, with a different outfit being offered for only 50L each day. I happened to luck out and found my favorite – Bratty – on discount that day. Yay for sales!
What’s “Just Right”: I liked the taffeta sheen to this outfit, and the adorable striped fabric on the bodice contrasting with the gold snowflakes on the body. There’s well-done hints at boning for extra realism, which I always appreciate. The busk is a subtle detail that is highlighted by a bright red edging. The line of the garters is feminine and flirty. You’re provided with several styling options: under-bust and over-bust, a flirty mini-ruffle or gartered look. The pieces are very mix-and-match friendly so you can find the version you like best. I appreciated the extra touch of the prim bow for the lacing ends.
What Could Use Improvement: I found the prim ruffle/skirt a bit unwieldy. It’s so short that it will require a good bit of adjusting individual prims for a more curvy avatar. There were some angles it just looked odd from. I would have liked a secondary, contrasting panty option – it disappears into the garter-belt a little bit.
Other things to note: Carrie’s Lingerie has a strong presence on The Marketplace, and they have gift-friendly permissions (Transfer) which is much appreciated!
Featured Outfit Details:
Price: 425 apiece or 2,300L for the fat pack (which does not include the holiday version)
Pieces: 11 clothing + 2 prims + landmark + Texture
Availability: Holiday, Green, Pink, Blue, Purple, Red and Teal.
Prim Attachments?: Skirt and Bow
Resizing Scripts?: None
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – there are a generous variety of options provided.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – the patterns chosen showed minimal stretching and distortion.
Multi-purpose pieces?: You could pair the corset with pants for a holiday party, or use the under-bust option with a top for a festive look.
Permissions?: No copy / No Modify, Transfer OK! Prim Skirt is Mod.
Sim Rating?: New York Harbor is rated Mature.
Lingerie: Bratty – Christmas Edition, by Carrie’s Lingerie
Pasties: Holly Pasties by Motherfunken
Shoes: CourtX in Lipstick Red by AW Design
Deelyboppers: Holiday Horns by Circle Widdershins
General: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY
/artilleri/: Colored string lights
AW Design: CourtX heels in Lipstick Red (The Marketplace)
B&D: Christmas Wreath
Carrie’s Lingerie: Bratty – Christmas Edition (The Marketplace)
Cleo Design: Bag of Gifts (This is actually the *packaging* for an item I purchased there.
Djinn & Tonic: Happy Christmas Tree (Part of the Stumblebum Brigade sale)
Fire Beach Designs It’s a Wrap pose and prop set (The Marketplace)
[GOS]: Macchiato coffee from the Cafe Collection
Motherfunken: Holly Pasties (The Marketplace)
MudHoney: Pinecone Tree w/ Gold Star (Hunt Freebie)
Republica: Snowflake Holiday Skybox
Skell Dagger: 5-prim tabletop Christmas tree (not sure where/if it’s still sold)
[What Next]: ‘Cosy Christmas’ Set 1 (Offered on the 12/12/10 Lazy Sunday), ‘Cosy Christmas’ Set 2 – (Offered as part of Project Themeory).