Monday, 15 July 2013

ON LINGERIE....


















































BLACK, LACE & METALLIC BRALETTE FROM LA SENZA

Although underwear is mostly worn for practical reasons such as comfort or cultural expectation, like most garments it can also be treated as something indulgent, which we can wear to make ourselves feel good and boost self-confidence. I was recently sent an adorable one-piece by Affinitas from Lingerie PR, and not only is it pretty, cute and simplistic, but it's also really comfortable! The lace gives a very dainty, elegant appearance, whilst the black trim detail still keeps it cooler than some of the more frilly, girly designs.

Whilst admiring my new item I got thinking about the importance of underwear in a fashion context, and how we often overlook it when getting dressed each morning - at least I do any way. In a similar way that killer heels can make you feel more confident in an interview, or a designer bag can make you feel on top of the world, making a little effort with what's underneath is a great canvas on which to create your outfit.


















































SERENA BODY IN CANDY PINK FROM AFFINITAS

Of course I'm not suggesting that we should all wear kinky lingerie to work under our jeans and jumpers, but recently I've been trying to at least match the colour of my knickers to that of my bra when I get dressed up for an evening out, and I was pleasantly surprised when I felt much more sophisticated and ladylike because of it! Whats more, I thought it would be a difficult habit to keep up, but I simply bought myself some new black bras from La Senza before heading to Topshop where I purchased some pretty, black pairs of pants to match! You can't go wrong with black right? (A simple black bra is also so handy for pairing underneath sheer blouses).

Another way to spice up your eveningwear in a subtle, somewhat secretive way, is to trade in your tights for a pair of stockings or hold-ups. Not only will these make you feel a little sexier, but they're far more comfortable than tights in the summer! I find that online retailers such as tightstightstights.co.uk are a great place to get these as they have such a vast selection... and you could always pop some tights in your basket ready for winter whilst you're at it!

What are your thoughts on matching underwear and lingerie? Is it something you think about when planning your outfits?
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7 comments

  1. i love pretty and matchy lingerie. it totally gives me a confidence boost!

    romantically challenged

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  2. I never usually pay much attention to my underwear to be honest but you're right, even wearing matching colours can make all the difference! I definitely want to start making more of an effort with it. That pink body is to die for! X

    | Taxi for Jackson |

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  3. I love the black bra! Beautiful! But I would never(?) wear pink...x

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  4. If I wear matching underwear, I feel like I AM COMPLETE AND READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD WITH MY AMAZING-NESS.
    That black bra is beautiful x

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  5. I love the first one :) I'd let that show through when wearing something with low armholes :)

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  6. I love a good underwear set, but unfortunately i fall into the routine of picking out the same slack bra and boring granny pants in the mornings!

    IN MY SUNDAY BEST
    XOXO Sade

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  7. Thanks for your great information, i love it.
    Fishnet

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