Brief History: Named after the owner Cheri, this lingerie website whose distribution is out of Clayton, California opened its web doors in 2007. It carries regular and plus size sexy lingerie. Cheri runs her lingerie company alongside her husband. They both pride themselves on offering a wide selection of styles and sizes along with the customer service they think all shoppers deserve even if they are shopping online. Cheri says, "We created our store because of the sad downward spiral in customer service. We treat every customer like our only customer because that's how we want to be treated."
Product: Plus Size Marilyn Monroe Postage Stamp Chemise (purple) -- Marilyn Monroe by Shirley.
Description: This charmeuse chemise has a classic Marilyn Monroe stamp pattern that repeats, white spotted black tulling lines trim at neckline, covers darts and forms the gussets in the flared skirt. 100% polyester. Rounded beaded broach at bust. Available in sizes 1x to 3x. It is available in purple or red (the background behind Marilyn Monroe). This is one of ten designs in the Marilyn Monroe lingerie collection. Impressive, reinforced, clean stitching that is nicely finished.
Packaging: Wrapped in plastic in cardboard envelope.
Price: $49.95 US.
Comments: The first thing I said when I took it out of the wrapper was, "This is so cute". Even when I put it on this thought stayed with me. The image does not do it justice. While I thought it was cute, husband thought it was sexy.
I thought it would fit funny without having underwire shaping but the breast darts and shaping make it fit quite well around the breasts and it is impressively slimming with the darts around the waist all the way around and the gussets in the skirt. The gussets comfortably allow for larger thighs. The satin is soft and the tulle is not picky.
The satin straps are extra long, reinforced, adjustable, and cross at the back. They are definitely not designed to uplift heavy breasts but to support chemise in place. The g-string is the typical triangle and continues the Marilyn print with black accents.
The Marilyn Monroe Postage Stamp Chemise is hand wash in cold water and line dry. I did a quick rinse through some Zero and hung it over my drying rack and it dried quickly and still looks fine.
Unlike many other duo size lingerie websites Oh Cheri's plus size section is equally represented on the front page and not hidden to a small section of the site -- as are the plus models. I made a small suggestion and was impressed at how quickly they took it under advisement and made adjustments.
Satisfaction: High! This chemise is comfortable, flattering, and fashionable. Oh Cheri is quick to answer questions by email.
Visit Oh Cheri for plus size chemises and other lingerie.