With so many different styles and buzzwords in the lingerie world, it’s unsurprising that it can become pretty confusing when you’re shopping for bras. Trying to find that perfect bra can be a horribly tiring ordeal, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has spent what feels like forever scouring department stores and lingerie shops searching for something in your size, let alone something that suits your shape and fits well AND is pretty, too.
I have to admit it, this bra has a special place in my heart since the first time I tried it was when I packed it into my suitcase when I went to Japan for three weeks back in 2012. Now I can’t even look at a Porcelain Viva without it reminding me of the amazing time I had amongst the cherry blossoms, and since it was one of three bras that I took with me on the trip (and I wore it on both the journey out and the return journey on the plane – that’s a total of around 30 hours flight time folks!), I became very much aware of all this bra’s pros and cons during that time. When it came to trying the bra a second time around (I have to admit I’m being brave and trying to tap my way into moulded and tshirt bras – any regular reader will recognise that this is a bit of a problem area for me!) I found my experience to be pretty much the same, and it isn’t all cherry blossoms and cat cafés! I love how the bra is subtle, yet plain, all at the same time. The version I had before was plain black, but even so the subtle stripe fabric and lace strip along the tops of the cups, makes the bra cute enough to be considered a prettier, more fashion-conscious version of its more basic sister, Porcelain. This charcoal grey and pink colour-way is … Continue reading…
On Tuesday I was invited along to the Old Town Hall in Chelsea for Calico PR’s Catwalk Edit, where they showcased the brands they represent’s latest collections and gave both brands, press and PRs a chance to network and introduce themselves. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day, enjoyed seeing some old faces and some new, but best of all made some pretty exciting brand discoveries for both regular and fuller cup.
It’s not very often that you see Lepel bra reviews. In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been one on Invest In Your Chest before and a quick Google search will reveal just how under-represented they are as a brand within the lingerie blogging world. So why not more Lepel coverage? Well, for me they’re a brand which don’t often put themselves out there. They don’t really shout about themselves too loudly and their designs often have a very safe look to them.
It’s not that often that I find a bra in my size that I find really sexy. I’m not actually that huge a fan of overly sexy lingerie and will rarely go out of my way to buy any, let alone wear any. I’m much more of a cute, pretty, glamourous, fun lingerie kind of girl (and not all at the same time). For this reason it’s pretty unusual for me to pick something up that’s both bright red and lacy, but when I saw Pour Moi’s Amour Longline in my local independent lingerie boutique, I couldn’t resist.
Cleo are, for me, a pretty failsafe brand and I tend to find that most of their items fit me pretty well (with quite a few achieving pretty impressive scores in their reviews!). It wasn’t until Cleo’s Meg got a pretty lacklustre 7/10 that I started to doubt in Cleo’s flawlessness. I was especially disappointed as the Meg style became the base for many beautiful colourways – often some of my favourite styles from each Cleo collection.
Elle Macpherson’s lingerie line has always been on my list of brands to try. Whilst a lot of the items are exceedingly grown up for the likes of me, sometimes we all need a good basic, ‘grown up’ set in our lingerie drawers. Am I right? Well, in the Elle Macpherson Intimates Dentelle Pink Dogwood Underwire Bra, I thought I’d found my perfect set. It’s a bright, crisp white in stunning soft lace material, with a subtle injection of colour with the baby pink ribbon.