As the saying goes, it's what's on the inside that counts. But in the case of fashion, it's what's underneath that counts. Lingerie can make or break an outfit - although many people seem to ignore this. No, I don't want to see the outline of a lacy bra under a tight t-shirt, nor do I want to see lime-green straps peeking out from underneath an elegant cocktail dress, and don't even get me started on VPL! I'm all for the "statement bra" - i.e. a lacy number under a sheer shirt, or a cute colourful strap peeking out from under a pretty singlet, but there's a time and a place ladies. Saggy, grotty bras are the worst! It takes 5 minutes to get professionally sized and in my opinion, it is SO worth it. Apparently a massive percentage of women (let's say....65%) are wearing the wrong-sized bra! Crazy! Below is some lingerie that is both pretty and functional - ideal!
I love this one from Bendon - it has quite animalistic patterning! It looks like claw marks in my opinion - reow! Love the detailed straps too! The bottoms are cute as well, especially with the bow detailing!
Image Source: Bendon Celestial Contour Bra & Bikini - www.bendonlingerie.co.nz
I love the bright rose colour of this set, mixed with the cream detailing. These straps are definitely statement ones, they'd look so nice peeking out from a black singlet. I also like the mixture of lace and linear patterning on this set, such variety!
Image Source: Elle Macpherson Intimates Sumptuous - www.ellemacphersonintimates.com
I had to include this set as I've seen it in every magazine, promotion or fashion-related article recently. Maybe that's part of the reason that I love it so much. It's a bit zebra-meets-lacy-lady! This is definitely on my wish list at the moment!
Image Source: Elle Macpherson Obsidian Greer - www.ellemacphersonintimates.com
This is quite a feminine set in my opinion, what with the lace & bows and all...I like the classic look that this set brings, plus the cute little peep holes in the bottoms. Very chic!
Image Source: Elle Macpherson Obsidian Rita (Cameo Pink) - www.ellemacphersonintimates.com
No wonder people rave about La Perla, this set is so cute! I love the subtle patterning, the thin bra straps, the teensiest bit of lace detailing & the comfy-looking panties. Perfect!
Image Source: La Perla Set - www.laperla.com
Another great lingerie brand is, of course, Victoria's Secret. This website has so much choice, so it was hard just picking one. I love the pattern on this set, a mixture of floral and bright pink! The skirted thong & lace gloves are cute too! So sweet.
Image Source: Victoria's Secret Balconet Push Up Bra & Skirted Thong - www.victoriassecret.com
I hope this motivates you all to either get sized (if you haven't already) or to check out the great lingerie sales on offer at the moment. I know I'll be checking them out!
Hope your week is going well so far!