Monday, 20 April 2015

Pretty things for curvy girls - new t-shirt, lace and sports bras

I read a piece in a major glossy mag yesterday about just this – updating your lingerie drawer, exchanging your winter lingerie for spring brights and sexy little things, and realised very quickly that these, with exception of the Spanx, one sports bra and one Victoria’s Secret bra (more later) they were all designed to be worn by women who could a) spend a small fortune on their lingerie and b) were not that curvy. 

Tiny little thongs and miniscule bras are one thing, and most lingerie is available in small sizes, but if you have a real figure crying out for pretty underpinnings that make you feel good, rather than every day wearing boring (more of that) nude and black then this collection was not for you.

Wacoal Embrace Lace Nude t-shirt BraNude Shape Define t-shirt BraJust Peachy by Figleaves Black t-shirt braFantasie Elodie Underwired Bra

One the subject of nude and black, one or two really pretty nude bras are essential for wearing under white t-shirts and shirts, and who doesn’t have a black lace bra in their collection?  So here are two nude and two black at different price ranges.

But it’s all too easy to walk into a major department store and be befuddled by a sea of nude, white and black underwear and just go for those.  Think pink, coral, red, blue, green and turquoise and brighten up your day.  All of these have options for briefs so you can choose the style you know fits you the best. 

Fantasie Julia Underwired Blue BraMarks and Spencer Autograph Red Non Padded Balcony BraHeidi Klum Intimates Pink Lemonade Balcony Bra up to 36EM & S Paloma Print Padded Underwired Balcony Bra
Marie Meili pink and white print braPour Moi Underwired Green BraMarie Meili t-shirt bra in blueCurvy Kate red balconette bra

Most women, as you can see from this survey, want lingerie that is comfortable and practical rather than colourful and sexy, probably because it’s simpler, but you can do both, and whilst dressing totally for you, wear pieces that make you feel good just because you know you’re wearing them.

So go through your lingerie drawer, get rid of anything that (and you know which) shouldn’t be there as you’ve had them too long or they’re just tired, put away the boring – trust me you’ll never want to wear them again, and make room for some new spring lingerie in pretty colours as well as practical shapes that’ll bring a smile to your face every time you open the drawer.

Berlie underwired running sports braFreya Active underwired sports braMarks and Spencer extra high impact underwired sports braHigh Impact Non Padded Crop Top Sports Bra
On the subject of sports bras it’s the same, they can be as supportive as you need, and be pretty as well as practical.  So no excuses there either.

As I said above, but I’ll reinforce the message here, I haven’t gone into matching briefs as all of these bras with the exception of the sports bras will usually have a selection of styles.  Sloggi’s Tai Brief is a very good shape for curvy girls who want a brief that fits and also comes high on the leg.  It’s only available in basic colours though.  If you want that shape in lots of different colours you’ll need to order from Victoria’s Secret.  Size M is a 10/12 (just so you know).

Spanx is every girls favourite brand of support wear, so if you want to invest check out the range at House of Fraser and Net-a-Porter.