Today we have the website Restrained Elegance on display. The name of this website is certainly well chosen. Elegance is probably the most precise term, that could be used to characterize it. Allready on the entrace pages it´s noticable, that there´s some aura of quiet class allround. There´s no smashing sales-pitches and no fancy heavily graphic tours and promos. Everything is downtoned in a tastefull way.
First of all, this is a different fetish site, than the one´s usually reviewed here. Restrained Elegance isn´t at all about the punishment and painfull part of the BDSM world, instead it focuses on beautefull girls in bondage. Bondage of course is an integrated part of the BDSM scene, and when done well it borders art, which is actually the case here. They have a surprisingly impressive list of featured models like Jasmine Sinclair, Wendy Jane, Francesca Lee and even the legendary Ashley Renee.
All of the models are displayed in the members area in various types of posed bondage. There´s nothing more dull than a 100+ photoseries in which the only variation is the model raising her eyebrows once in a while, but unlike too many bondage sites, all of the Restrained Elegance galleries features a reasonable level of variation when it comes to the ropework, angles and style. Furthermore, there´s a good selection of different scenarios in the sets, but generally they´re either featuring a single model tied up, or a dominant and a submissive. The content is bondage, girls tied up - and from time to time a restraining session with ponygirl elements or staged punishment etc. Restrained Elegance takes you on a stylish and artfull adventure in creative bondage, but bear in mind this is not in any way about pain, dont be disappointed by the lack of it, go there for the joys it actually provides. Personally I´m amazed by the quality of the models and the innovative photography, which makes the site a prime representative of this particular part of the BDSM world and it makes no promises to be anything else. They claim to have quality bondage, and noone can argue that they are spot on when it comes to living up to that promise.
Seeing the contents of the members area the feeling is exactly the same as the first impression. The navigation is easily figured out, the layout is downtoned and pretty in its own discrete way. My only small objection is that the menubar is a bit too small and dark for my eyes. The pictures are all of good quality and size, no blurry fill-ins or long lists of vidcaps. I would have liked an option to view the images in higher resolution, but then, I have a fetish for details and the resolution is certainly better than at your average site. In addition to the photosets Restrained Elegance has video clips for download, and I was thrilled to learn there´s indeed an option to watch them in full size. These fullsize videoclips takes a while to download of course, but it´s indeed worth the while, they´re are in a quality rarely seen fullsize.
Restained Elegance could be described as an oasis in the internet desert. It makes a very clear promise to deliver stunning, often reputable, models in bondage and fetish sceneries - and does exactly that. Nothing is hyped beyond what´s justified by what is actually delivered. On top of that, the members of Restrained Elegance gets a daily update in form of either a new bondage gallery or a video, thus the fans have reason to return every single day, and seemingly they never miss out on an update, which is very impressive and a standard most sites must look at with envy.
Overall this is pure quality. If you´re into bondage, this is a obvious must visit, whereas if pain and punishment is the only thing for you, don´t go, the site is simply not about that. However, if you are somewhere in between, Restrained Elegance comes highly recommended as a steady and classy place for brilliant bondage experiences, new ideas for creative ropework or simply as a breathing space in between all the hype and going for extremes.
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