A few weeks ago I went along to the Ann Summers ‘Sexy Search’ final. It was promoted as being a search for ‘real women’ and although I hate that term as seen in this post I took that to mean women who were not typically supermodelly height and body wise and felt nervous but relieved by what presumably lay ahead.
Oh how wrong I was.
I was the downfall of my own argument.
Real woman are of course every woman, and every woman on that day just happened to be slim, tall, stunning and long haired. I have never felt less sexy and it was a bit of a wake up call with regards to my size and something I have since started to once again try to change. I won’t deny that it was a fun if very long day. It was a pleasure to meet Jacqueline Gold, not so much to be asked to dance for her as usually I need more clothes and alcohol and less lighting to do a thing like that! The panel were fun and asked some good questions but I already knew I was not going to beat the other beautiful girls – what company wants a wobbly heffer like me to represent it? When the final ten were selected I was extremely happy to see one heavily tattooed girl get through and one of the three ‘plus size’ girls. I looked forward in anticipation to the campaign video as I was of course secretly rooting for Lucy, the larger girl.
And so the advert was aired…
Wow, sexy, scorching, hot hot hot!!! But where is where is the beautiful Lucy? I see sexy slim beautiful girls who yes, deserve to have been chosen but I don’t see the one girl who breaks the mould slightly and has a little more curve and shape than the others (in my opinion!) Subconsciously the decision has already been made for us and Lucy Moore is not destined to gain our vote or so it seems.
Well tough, I want Lucy to win as I saw her on the day and she was a stunningly beautiful lovely girl who wept tears of joy when she was selected to be in the top ten.
VOTE FOR HER HERE and let’s prove that big girls are just as sexy as slimmer ones, even if they are still shunned by the media and clothing lines.
I was very honoured sent a Kissing Cleavage Basque to review by one of the wonderful Ann Summers women who I had the pleasure of being in contact with during the whole process and who was my personal agony aunt on many occasion. I tried it on in store in a size 22 (the biggest) and although it still didn’t fit perfectly on the boobs and the matching thong slid right off me I still found it to give my boobs an amazing shape:
It is laced as tight as it can go and yet there is still a bit of room, something which I wish wasn’t the case as it would be a bit more flattering if it could squeeze my gut in a bit more. My boobs spill out of the cups in every direction and I would not feel safe wearing this out of the house for a fancy dress night or anything else. This to me is a great shame as I do struggle to find sexy babydolls and basques due to the fact that most stop at a D or go by body size. I love that this basque has a corseted back which really helps shape it to any body, if only it was for any boob as well. My body is around a 14/16 without the boobs and bum, yet my boobs are over a size 22, I would say a size 26 would have been best but I wouldn’t have been able to tighten it sufficiently. Come on Ann Summers, you are amazing at what you do, I love that you make bras up to a H cup not, I love that you hosted this sexy search, but I wish you made basques and other sexy items for us bustier girls. Even the + range cannot quite accommodate me. So many people are able to go to Ann Summers as their first port of call for sexy outfits, please do not shun us ladies who have a little more in the chest area. I know that Ann Summers have come such a long way and do so well and so I also know how they can change and revolutionise things.