The sizing runs large. I'm normally a 14 in What Katie Did, but it was huge, and I had to swap it for a 12, which is my usual high-street size. I would still say that it's very roomy around the bust, but fits well on the waist and hips, and unlike some other camiknickers doesn't have too high a rise - it's very comfortable for a night's sleep.
The quality is good, I love the little pearl buttons down the side, the contrast piping, and the lovely silky material. In terms of value for money, it is normally priced at £59.50. Never one to pay full price for anything, I bought mine from Mio Destino when they had at least 20% off.
Whilst I love this camiknicker, I have had a few issues with it. Firstly, the black dye came off onto my sheets! Normally on garments where dye transfer is an issue, I expect a little warning tag, which wasn't present. The sheets have been through the wash several times and still look a bit grey in patches. Secondly, the satin feel fabric is fairly flimsy and doesn't stand up well to the inevitable stress put on it in this style. You can see that there is a patch starting to wear thin near the seam. I know that someone else who bought this mentioned they'd had the same issue, so it's not just me treating it roughly!
It's a little roomy around the bust as you can see
Signs of stress near the seams.
Overall, I'm pleased with the purchase, but if I'd paid full price I might have been a bit cross about the dye transfer and the seam stress. It just goes to show that paying a little bit more doesn't always guarantee that things are going to be perfect - I have a similar style all-in-one from Playful Promises that I bought around the same time and had no dye transfer issues, and all the seams are holding up much better.
It's very glamorous though isn't it? It certainly evokes 'Hollywood'!
The Hollywood Camiknicker from What Katie Did is priced £59.50