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.
The lingerie blogging community is pretty small, but what’s even rarer is a fashion blog dedicated to just hosiery. I first discovered My Pantyhose Girl some years ago, when I was managing an influencer campaign for some legwear products.
One of the swimsuits I took with me on holiday is this Art Deco One Shoulder style by Gottex, from UK Swimwear. I have long lusted after this brand, whose Couture range includes some truly breathtaking pieces that will set you back £400+.
If you’re considering your first ever boudoir photo shoot, one of your biggest questions is almost certainly “what should I wear?”. That’s really up to you, but I’m here to share some advice. Remember that boudoir shoots come in a huge range of aesthetics, from kitschy pin-up to raunchy glamour model to ‘just chilling in my jammies’.
Recently, I’ve noticed a marked increase in bras that take ‘unlined’ to its extreme, using only plain, transparent mesh over the cups. These styles tend to be lacking decorative details too, or if they do have them, they’re the same colour as the mesh to maintain that sleek and minimal look.