IIYC Lingerie Favourites of the Year Awards 2012

Last year, Becky and I had blast putting together some of our highlights of 2011, so as we approach the end of the year I couldn’t resist looking back on 2012 for some of the best trends, events and innovations it delivered.

Braless in Brasil: Follow Fridays Blogger Interview

Next up in today’s Follow Fridays interview series is the delightful June from Braless in Brasil – one of my go-to blogs for bra problem solving, in-depth information and intellectual opinions on the world of bras – yes, there really is such a thing. June’s blog really is wealth of information. Each of her posts are jam-packed full of text, but it’s always well worth reading and I always learn something every time I stop by. Plus, June is currently pregnant so her recent extra twist of maternity information is really worth checking out if you’re expecting.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Autograph Silk Chemise

…it’s an M&S silk chemise. Designed by Rosie Huntington Whiteley no less. So I may not look like a supermodel in it (boo hiss!), but if you’ve left your Christmas shopping a little late and are looking for something special for the lady in your life but have no idea where to start, it might be worth popping down to your local Marks & Sparks.

Full Bust Christmas Lingerie Wishlist

Freya Gem Underwired Balcony Bra

I have to admit, this was one of the most fun blog posts I’ve written in a long time. It basically consisted of online shopping, but without the budget or guilt. Best thing ever! I’ve simply put together the top 10 bras that I would pick if I were to ask for lingerie for Christmas. You may not agree with my choices, but it may give you some ideas of what to ask Santa for, or even what to pick up for your significant other.

Parfait by Affinitas Alexis: Bra Review

Holla! I thought it was about time we had another bra review, and luckily this little gem from the Parfait by Affinitas Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was waiting for me to try her. I fell in love with this stunning ‘Alexis’ set in purple wine at the Parfait by Affinitas press event back in June. I have to admit the main reason I went for this set is the beautiful colour – it’s drop dead gorgeous! Secondly, I’m a fiend for high-waisted knickers so obviously they were my top choice for the separates.

Curvy Kate launch insanely addictive ‘Swimwear Designer’

Hello, I’m Cheryl Warner, and I’m addicted to Swimwear Designer. The social media boffins at Curvy Kate have handed over the ‘creative edge’ to their customers, and asked them to design some fantasy swimwear. Not only is the Facebook app hella fun, every entry you create gives you a chance to win the brand’s next season 13-piece swimwear collection, which is particularly yum.

Curvy Kate Smoothie: Bra Review

It’s been a long time coming – since December last year to be exact – but the Smoothie is finally here! The ‘World’s first’ moulded bra that goes up to a J cup, it promises to answer the prayers of moulded-bra-loving, big-boobed gals everywhere. Now, for anyone who’s read my blog for any length of time will probably know that my arch nenesis is actually the moulded bra.

Gossard Glossies: Bra Review

Ever since I clocked this new release from Gossard on the Daily Mail, I’ve had my back up at their outlandish claims that: ‘Historically bigger sizes have been based on the smaller sizes, but have sacrificed style to deliver the much-needed support.’ So in response they give us this? Am I the only one who thinks it’s the world’s ugliest bra?!

Cleo by Panache ‘Marcie’: Bra Review

I admit, I’ve had a bit of a bra blowout lately. Having recently donated a pile of old bras to friends and BCR Global Textiles, I thought it was about time to replenish my collection! Right at the very top of my list of favourites has got to be the delicious Cleo Marcie.