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.
It’s fairly well documented on this blog that I’m pretty obsessed with lingerie (duh!). But it’s not all about pretty bows and eyelash lace – it’s so much more than that. I’m 100% in the ‘the perfect bra can change your life’ camp, and I’ll unashamedly and unapologetically chat all day long (or for two whole years to the interweb to anyone willing to read) about it. One of the founding posts which helped chisel and shape this blog into what it is today was my High Street Fitting Challenge. Written on the 18th October, 2010, it’s to this day one of my most popular and talked about blog posts. And here’s why I think that is. Most women in the UK – and across the World for that matter – hear about how important it is to go get fitted into your bras. We hear, probably every time we enter Marks & Spencer for our weekly dose of Percy Pigs, that ‘80% of women are wearing the wrong sized bra’. But what about those of us who are ‘getting fitted’ but still not completely happy with how their lingerie fits and feels?
So this may seem a little out of character and very unlike me, but last week I fell in love with Bravissimo’s Lucine. I’ve never actually done a Bravissimo brand bra review on here before, and considering how much I talk about their fitting service, that might come as a bit of a surprise. It’s only because of past bast experiences – the otherwise much loved Dotty Spot and Alana bras are a hideous fail on me – I’d kind of written them off and gone for the branded styles. It was only when I went in last week for a fitting and was fitted into a few ‘own brand’ styles that I found myself reintroduced and left as a complete convert, and that was almost entirely down to this bra.
This post doubles up as my entry to Undercover Lingerista’s bloggiversary competition, as well as a last minute reminder for those who are yet to enter. There is a huge pool of prizes and you only have until midnight tonight, so get typing! I’ve picked the Panache Cleo ‘George’ as the bra that changed my life for two reasons.
Today you might have received a beautiful set of lingerie from your dear other half, or perhaps you’re decided the best way to spend Valentines is to celebrate/comiserate (arguably both) about the joys/perils otf singledom with a lovely sexy set of frills, lace, polka dots, ribbons *sighs and looks whimsically out of the window and wonders why any woman would need a man when she’s got lingerie*… Photo credit: Jon Pumpkin But something that I think we should all remember is: like puppies on Christmas day – not unlike your own puppies today – gorgeous lingerie should not be confined to February 14th.
Sizing Discrepancies: The tale of a girl who doesn’t know what size she is. Sizing discrepancies between brands, or even between ranges within a single brand, can leave you feeling confused and make the bra trying-and-buying process almost hellish. With the sub-32 band and D+ market well established on the net with outlets such as Brastop and Leia Lingerie, things can get even more daunting with the thought of having to buy several bras simply to send some, if not all, of them back because they’re the wrong size. So, as a girl who has no idea what her actual size is (I thought I was a 32F until about 6 months ago when I got measured properly in Bravissimo- I now own and wear 28/30 F/FF/G and in some brands could easily go up to a GG/H), I’d like to show you that you’re not alone when it comes to utter sizing confusion, and hopefully shed some light on how various brands tend to fit in relation to your ‘true size’ (if, unlike me, you actually know what it is!).