Thursday 20 December 2012

The Curvy Girls Guide to What to Wear Underneath

Victorias Secret Pink Peony VS Push Up Bra
Let me be absolutely clear to start with that I’m not going to be talking about knickers here.  Whether you choose/need to wear Spanx or something flimsy and wispy in the palest sheer pink is totally up to you, as are how many lines you show through the dress you wear on Christmas Day.

What I’m going to be writing about here are bras.  The kind of bra that makes you feel sexy and gorgeous, no matter if no one else sees it, and not only that the kind of bra that draws attention to your assets if you’re a curvy girl, and away from any problem areas.  And the kind of bra that many curvy girls don’t wear because buying a bra may have become a quick fix in a hurry and not therapy, which it should be.
Elle MacPherson Intimates Jade and Vintage Cream Bra Rosie for Autograph Damask Print Bra Agent Provocateur Novah Bra 

I have to confess that spending quite a lot of time in the US I have visited Victoria’s Secret many times and become aware far more than than I ever have in the UK of just how fabulously therapeutic new lingerie can be.  I was disappointed to call up Victoria’s Secret in London to find myself talking to a Brit who really didn’t seem to care that much about her range, but happy to find out that they may be online next year.  In the US they fall over themselves to be service orientated. 

Chantelle Eternelle Push Up Bra Elle MacPherson Intimates Lace Contour BraStella McCartney Stella Lace Balconnet Bra 

However, onwards.  A beautiful bra will enhance your cleavage, lift you up and make you feel better instantly.  Pour yourself into one of the dresses for Curvy Girls I wrote about here or something similar, and giggle to yourself in the knowledge that you are doing this for you and no one else.  For now, anyway.  Just go and treat yourself.  You’ll be amazed at the results.
Elle MacPherson Imtimates Underwired Bra Collette by Collette Dinnigan Animal Print Padded Bra  DKNY Jolie Nuits Balconnet Bra

There are bras for those who have a lot on top, and bras for those who have less, including bras that purport to make you two sizes larger, which you’ll find at both Victoria’s Secret and M&S.  Whichever you choose make sure that yours are beautiful, trimmed with lace, beaded, embroidered, satin ribboned, printed, padded (or not) or just a wonderful deep colour and make you feel fabulous and leave your everyday bra days behind, for now, anyway.