I’m At a Place Called Vertigo | Maison Close ‘Doux Vertige’ Collection

November 5, 2015

Lingerie is an exciting world because its existence serves more than practical purpose.  See it as merely underwear and you’ll only experience the tip of a beautiful, exotic iceberg that has the ability to take you places beyond the daily grind.

Maison Close is one of my favourite brands for beautifully designed lingerie that is sensual, provocative and visually attractive.  The brand’s French heritage inspires an alluring mix of feminine chic with soft erotica, creating a stunning aesthetic that looks sumptuous and totally sexy.


When Maison Close asked me which new collection intrigued me I found myself drawn to Doux Vertige, with a few pieces in particular.

The Doux Vertige collection is a range true to its name: sure to set any curious gaze into a ‘mild vertigo’.  Contrasting soft, blush pink mesh with hard lines of pewter satin, slices of sheer dainty floral lace and open cuts make Doux Vertige a powerfully feminine range.

*Maison Close gifted me the Naked Breast Bra (L, RRP £40), Bandeau Bra (L, RRP £48), and High Waisted Panty (XL, RRP £40) *

Maison Close’s size range doesn’t span very wide, so I opted for the larger sizes which equate to a UK size 12-14.



The high waisted panty is a high waisted deep brief with a soft satin waist band, and sits comfortably around my mid-section close to my belly button, which is a good position for this style.  The bottom is cut similar to a brazillian brief, so isn’t a full coverage bottom, and the gusset is quite narrow too.  While this may not be the most comfortable cut, the ‘butt cleavage’ effect does add to the enticing look.  There’s also four detachable straps if you fancy completing the boudoir look with stockings.  The XL size brief is a perfect fit for my size 14 frame.


The bandeau bra features sheer lace demi cups for a cheeky look that offers very light coverage and fit.  Sadly, it really doesn’t work for fuller busts, as you’ll see.  According Maison Close’s size guide the large should fit a 10-12 figure and busts between a C and D, so I was asking too much for it to cope with my 30H boobs.  In addition to the petite cups, I found the band too wide and as such, really unsupportive.  But, realistically I wouldn’t be wearing this bra out and about as an everyday bra, so it works in the boudoir!



The naked breast bra is a design that always appeals to me and is, quite obviously, the most revealing.  This kind of look is purely aesthetic and delivers a strong look without trying.  Take a look at the bra flat laid, and its gorgeous design really becomes known.  The industrial looking strapping styled upon an underwired structure, pewter colour with slivers of soft sheer mesh combine to create this beautiful piece of erotic lingerie.  Again, this isn’t specifically made with large busts in mind, and this is clear with the shaping of the wiring.  But, because of the open cup it means a full bust can be accommodated and it still looks amazing.

What do you think of this kind of provocative styling?  Do you like the combination of soft fabrics with rugged looks?  Have you explored Maison Close lingerie?  I’d love to hear!


  1. John G

    November 5, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Thank you for tip. Very sexy!

  2. Tomo

    November 5, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Very feminine set.

  3. Dom

    November 5, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Wow. You look stunning in this bra set.

  4. Dom

    November 5, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Personally I love this kind of provocative styling and would like to see more open cup and quarter cup bra sets reviewed.
    The sophisticated styling of the open cup bra your modelling makes it a very sensual piece of lingerie.

  5. DDFann

    November 5, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I was a little surprised when looking at this post to see a little more of you than usual, but you look sensational as always, as does the sexy Lingerie. Bravo!!

  6. Cassie

    November 6, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Love that you gave these pieces a try! I wish there was more of this in the full bust market! as a JJ/J i feel your pain in the lack of support. thanks for sharing such daring pieces! maybe we can convince someone to that there is a market for this in the big cups!

    1. Becky Magson

      November 11, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Absolutely! Well, if we keep nagging the brands we like and wish we could enjoy more of I’m sure it can only help!

      Becky x

  7. e-lady

    November 6, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Great review and gorgeous lingerie!

    We love sexy underwear and especially open bras and see-through lingerie.

    Visit http://www.e-lady.co.uk for wide choice and Free delivery on all orders.

  8. Kev

    November 11, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Just blew me away, incredible lingerie and style.
    As you can see from the number of very positive comments, you should feature more of this, your fans love seeing more of you!

  9. klaus

    November 29, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Wow! amazing lingerie! It’s so sexy!!!

  10. paige

    June 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you for the review.

    I really like that Bandeau Halter type bra. I noticed you said you had the L (size 10) i just checked their site and they now carry it in a XL (12/14)

    do you think that would fit you better?

    I am a 36E (CAN) do you think a Large for me or an XL?

    again thanks for the review i’ll be popping by your sight more often now now that i’ve found it.


    1. Becky Connolly

      June 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Paige. I would usually go for an XL in Maison Close as I am a 14, but the problem I have with bras is that I wear a smaller band (30″) than dress sizes typically equate to. Even in this case, I still found the L too big in the band, so unfortunately the XL would have been worse for me. I have to sadly admit defeat in my case!

      Regarding your own sizes, I would suggest an XL could very well work for you, so you should have more luck than I’ve had!

      Becky x

      1. paige

        July 7, 2016 at 12:54 am

        Thank you Becky, much appreciated.

        I think i may just try this one out.

  11. Anton

    August 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    C’est très féminine!! wow

  12. Victoria

    November 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    You’re very beautiful omg ! I’m French and I bought many products (strings, bodies, etc…) of Maison Close. They are very good in the world of the “lingerie sexy femme” ! 😀
    I recently even tried something more special…. the “micro string ficelle” and the “string dentelle”… Oh I think I’m in love with this label you know ! x)
    Sorry for my bad English !

  13. harvey

    April 3, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    I love to see you in full brief style panties,you look good in any style ,,but I prefer the full brief panties

  14. nancy

    April 26, 2017 at 9:53 am

    SEXY Stuff ! You look stunning in this bra set.

  15. Taner

    July 16, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    I absolutly love your style on your attractive body

  16. Jennifer

    December 6, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Daring set – this really suits you!

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