Monday, 8 October 2012

This Season's Best Kept Strapless Secret Weapon

Like most other fashion bloggers, I usually focus on the layers of clothing which are publically viewable, but we all know how important good foundations are, right? There are always myriad bandeau/strappy/halter-neck/asymmetric-shouldered pieces begging to be worn, but strapless/multiway bras tend to be ugly, too high cut and/or fall down all the time - ugh. For a seamless plunge version that won't let you down, you still can't beat the Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless Bra (in 32A-38G!), but if you're really craving something pretty, and/or are after maximum va-va voom, my latest find, this New Look Super Push-Up Strapless Bra, is amazing, especially when you consider it's only £12.99!

It has a gorgeous plunging neckline which won't protrude annoyingly from under your clothes, looks just as good with straps as without, comes in cream/nude and black versions, is available up to a DD and... adds 2 cup sizes! I would have bought it anyway, whether it was padded or not (or even whether it was strapless or not), just because it's such a beautiful set in its own right - I don't really have any great desire to be an F cup - but it is kinda fun - praise New Look for equal opportunities and not removing the padding from anything D+! It would be great for smaller girls too.

I snapped up the black version instore and immediately logged on to the New Look website on returning home to order the lighter version - their free instore collection option on orders over £20 is really useful (and gives you an excuse to make up the remaining £1.02 with a bangle...belt...velvet peplum top...maybe some jeans...). There are matching bottoms too, which are equally lush, although for some reason really hard to find online! They're called Brazilian briefs, but are pretty thong-like really - you can get them here for £5.99.

If you're wearing a delicate/thin fabric, the lace might show through, so best stick to the Wonderbra in that case, but with a slightly heavier fabric you should be able to get away with this one - the embellishment isn't too bulky. Go forth and smoulder!

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  1. Hi, Sam!

    The development of a lingerie collection is an awesome rich and complex work. Any fashion lover should admire it :) It's always a challenge to create a piece that is, at the same time, modern, refined, comfy, suitable and very feminine and elegant...

    And yes, it's relatively not easy to find a fashion blog that concerns about lingerie issues... You did another beautiful and helpful post, Sam ;)

    1. Ah thanks Flávio :) I'm getting a few more ideas for future lingerie-related posts now which will hopefully be helpful...

    2. You're welcome Sam! I'm sure your forthcoming posts will be great as always :)

  2. The underwear looks fab on you, love the print x


  3. Wow, you have a great body!
    Thanks for your comment, I'm following you back now! :)

    Xx, Saritschka.