Lingerie Review: Agent Provocateur Megan Bra Set & Dark Pink/Champagne Stockings

by Estelle Puleston

Disclaimer: I bought these items with my own money and Agent Provocateur did not request a review. This blog post contains affiliate links.

This bra set was my treat-to-self for Christmas, something I’ve had my eye on since it first launched. Bras with cut-away gores like this have been a slow-growing little trend for the past year or so and I love the way it looks – as well as being curious about what the fit would be like.

The Megan bra is still left on sale in a 34A – and if that’s your size, be warned the sale ends this Sunday! Alternatively, at the time of writing there are a bunch more sizes including matching bottoms available here on eBay.




The most unusual and striking thing about this bra is that cut-away gore I mentioned – the way the cups end before the underwires do. It makes the plunge shape all that much more dramatic, with less coverage than a half-cup bra but more than a quarter-cup one.

It wasn’t just the bra that caught my eye though – the knickers have a very different but equally bold cut-away detail at the back. I also love the little tassels that adorn both pieces, a fun and chic alternative to the typical bow.



Oh, what to say about the stockings? These are more or less my perfect hosiery, and I am absolutely kicking myself for not buying more than one pair. There’s a special place in my heart for hosiery with colourful, contrasting welts (I love to match my hosiery to the rest of my underwear, but I’m not a fan of full-on coloured legs) and this bright pink goes perfectly with a number of my favourite sets.

Sadly, the ‘champagne’ colour isn’t a spot-on match for my skintone and makes my legs look a little sallow, but it’s not too bad a match and a small price to pay for those gorgeous pink welts.

Verdict: 8 / 10 for the bra set, 9 / 10 for the stockings






Let’s start with the stockings. I love these! They feel really substantial for being 15 denier, and the welt especially is very thick and very soft.

The bra and knickers are both very well-made as I would expect from Agent Provocateur, and this despite being one of their cheaper designs. The bra straps have the brand’s signature, stamped gold metal hardware.

The only thing that doesn’t look so great is where the bright pink stitching overlaps the black trim, around the underwire and the boning at either side. I get that it would be a nuisance to keep changing thread colours during production, but pink on black is not exactly subtle.

Verdict: 9 / 10 for the bra set, 10 / 10 for the stockings





Although I’m a size 1 according to Agent Provocateur’s size chart, I’ve always found their bottoms to come up small so bought a 2 – even this feels very narrow at the back, so definitely go up one size from what their size chart recommends for you.

I bought the bra in my usual Agent Provocateur size of 32DD, sister sizing up from the 30E I usually wear. Normally I find this to be a good fit with this brand, but the Megan bra comes up quite small. In fact, I’ve been buying quite a few 32D/30DDs recently so half expected this to be too big for me, and the opposite is true. The cup edges dig in just a touch – as with the knickers, I’d recommend going up one (cup) size here.




One thing I was most curious about going into this purchase was how supportive a bra like this would be. I do feel a little like I’m spilling out of it but that’s mostly down to the cup fabric digging in. The level of uplift it gives is no different to a standard plunge bra – and in case you’re wondering, no, that ‘spike’ of underwire at the centre isn’t uncomfortable in the slightest. It just feels like a normal underwire would.

Finally, same with the stockings – I’d recommend one up from what the size chart recommends.

Verdict: 6 / 10 for the bra set, 8 / 10 for the stockings




Sadly (tragically!), I put a hole in the welt of one stocking almost right away – but I think that was likely the suspender belt’s fault, and the hole is doing a really great job of not laddering or getting any bigger! The stockings have a reinforced heel and toe, and undersole, which is not only pretty to look at but reduces wear from walking around.

The bra and knickers are obviously quite delicate with all the Leavers lace, but provided you hand wash them as instructed I don’t forsee any problems with how long they last. Like I said, both pieces look and feel well-built.

Verdict: 8 / 10 for the bra set, 7 / 10 for the stockings




Value for Money

Originally, the Megan bra cost £85, the knickers £75 and the Dark Pink/Champagne stockings £25. I bought all three on sale for £30, £15 and £15 respectively.

I’m really happy with the bra set, and do think it’s worth full-price too given the combination of quality and unique design. As for the stockings, I would totally pay full-price to get my hands on more of these, they are simply amazing!

Verdict: 10 / 10 for the bra set, 10 / 10 for the stockings





Final Thoughts

Have I mentioned how much I love these stockings? After realising my mistake at not having bought 10 pairs whilst I could, I’ve been frantically Googling for an alternative and coming up with nothing – if you can tell me of another brand doing hot pink-topped stockings I will forever be in your debt!

I’m also keen to try more bras with cut-away gores too. It’s a fun, sexy-but-supportive look and I hope to see more designers experimenting with this style soon.


What do you think of Agent Provocateur’s Megan bra set, and these Dark Pink/Champagne stockings? Do you like the cut-away gore on the bra? 


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TKS February 16, 2011 - 9:31 am

Is that a pink seam I see on the stockings? That just makes it soooo much better
The interesting gore & plunge shape seems definitely interesting. It also kind of reminds me of la fille d’O underwire shapes.

Estelle February 16, 2011 - 9:51 pm

It is indeed 🙂 I like the seam but prefer seamless for everyday, if these had come in a seamless version I’d definitely have bought a few pairs!

La Fille d’O’s bras are awesome, but I see this as more similar to Lost in Wonderland for example. Check out the 3 cut-away gore bras at the end of this post I wrote:

Carina April 8, 2017 - 2:55 pm

^these are nylons with a nude leg and pink top, just like AP. The shade of pink is a bit lighter judging from the photos, but it’s the closest thing I could find.

Estelle Puleston April 8, 2017 - 3:39 pm

Thanks, I did discover those after posting this review. They were out of stock in my size at the time but I see they’re available again now, so thanks for the reminder!

The Cervin stockings are non-stretch however which I’m not usually keen on, they tend to wrinkle. What Katie Did has *just* released my very favourite budget stockings in beige with pink welts and seams, and they’re stretch ones. It’s baby pink but it’ll do > 🙂

Carina April 8, 2017 - 2:56 pm

^judging from the photos, this shade of pink that comes with the Cervin nylons is a bit lighter, but it’s the closest thing I could find.

TKS February 16, 2020 - 6:21 am

Ah yes. I remember there being something more similar! I guess the seams do interfere a bit with dressing combinations? The hot pink is definitely noticeable after all…

ASH Stores January 16, 2023 - 8:46 pm

This stocking looks smoky hot. +1

Hope January 16, 2027 - 11:24 pm

Looks beautiful!I love it, i wonder if there r black collections like this, I usually buy lingerie here looks also really hot;)