When Impish Lee launched its customisation tool in 2015, it was a totally new concept in the lingerie world – getting to pick your own fabrics and colours, plus make design changes such as adding or removing bows, all without having to spend time communicating back and forth with the designer.
A couple of summers ago, Chantelle sent me this bra set for an Instagram collaboration. Since then, it’s become one of my most regularly-worn sets – so much so, that I decided I would really be doing you all a disservice if I didn’t properly review it.
A while back, someone wrote in asking about where they could find double-strapped suspender belts. I know this is a style Agent Provocateur has done more than once, but at the time they had nothing (and currently still don’t), and at first it seemed like nowhere else did either.
If there’s one lingerie brand in the world that truly deserves to call itself iconic, it’s Agent Provocateur. Even its packaging is instantly recognisable – a pink box and black ribbon that have become synonymous with beautiful underthings and self-indulgence.
We’ve got bras engineered to shape your bust in practically any way – to make it look rounder, pointier, more lifted, more pushed-together, bigger, and yes, smaller too. That last one is what we call a ‘minimiser’ bra.
The more you read about bra fitting, the more complex it can seem. I’d like to change that, by breaking down some different aspects of it and explaining them as clearly as possible. First up, a helpful little thing called sister sizing.
My upcoming beach holiday (for my 30th in a couple of weeks, eek!) and this European heatwave we’re having have, naturally, got me thinking about swimwear again. I treated myself to a couple of sale pieces and then, because it’s fun to dream, I started researching what I would buy if money were no object.
Last year I reviewed and compared five lingerie subscription services. Empress Mimi was one of them, and one of my two favourites. Since then, Empress Mimi has changed things up a bit. One of those changes is that each month now comes with its own theme, right down to a custom artwork on the box.
What’s a suspender belt lover to do when the weather’s too hot for hosiery? Double garters! Once an old-fashioned thing that only brides still wore, the trend for strappy, elastic lingerie has brought leg garters back into style again.
I recently stumbled across the brand loveJilty on Etsy, and ended up purchasing a very budget-friendly bra set. While researching the company for that review, I found out that they were owned by the Ukrainian retailer yesUndress who also make some other brands. One of them is Keòsme, and I instantly fell in love.