Would You Wear This Bra on a Date?

This is a lingerie blog and it’s about lovely lingerie so with great reluctance we have been drawn into the comfort bra debate.

The Americans try to sugar coat it by calling it the ‘Ahh Bra’, but us Brits just tell it as it is – the ‘comfort’ bra.

Photo of Comfort type Beauty bras with lace trim

It’s plain, it’s unadorned in anyway. It’s a bra so ugly that women say they are too afraid to look [Read more...]

Bring on the bras from Boux Avenue …

Boudoir’s pick of the week …

This Marlena body with removable suspenders from Boux Avenue is a showstopper.

Photo of Marlena Body from Boux AvenueIn hot pink with lovely detailed matching lace and bold seaming this is stylish and not sluttish.

The satin covered buttons are an extra detail as are the removable gold suspender flashes.

This looks even better from the rear view. £32, also in Black and in sizes 32b to 38d

Photo of Marlena black body by Boux

Or what about Marlena Shorts with removable suspenders, £12 and in sizes 8 – 18?

Photo of Marlena pink shorts with suspenders

www.bouxavenue.com

Agent Provocateur and the secret of beach cover-ups …

Photo of Agent Provocateur Tahloola Cover-upLost your confidence for baring all on the beach – try this amazing Tahloola slashed, fringe cover-up from Agent Provocateur.

Wear it around the house over favourite lingerie and don’t give any lumps, bumps or flab a second thought.

www.agentprovocateur.com

Supermarket Bra Wars – Do you get what you pay for?

Photo of F&F Eve Padded Balcony Bra

ASDA v SAINSBURY’S v TESCO

Matching Bra & Pants sets

Having matching underwear always makes you feel better, but in these austere times is it worth spending less in order to have a matching set?

We asked our model – Bra size 34e, Pants size 10-12 -to buy three matchings sets from Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco

This is what she found …  [Read more...]

Feminine and floaty with Shell Belle babydolls

Lingerie to feel fabulous in  …  Boudoir‘s pick of the week.

Of all the lingerie items we have looked at this week this one stands out as something special. It’s luxury with a price tag to match.

Photo of Shell Belle Boudoir Babydoll

In pure silk this soft polka dot Shell Belle Couture babydoll is feminine and floaty.  The cups are underwired but sizes are limited to 32B, 32C, 32D, 34B, 34C   £164 from www.angelaknightlingerie.com

 

Interview with vintage lingerie designer Jenny Mearns

Today it’s lingerie designer JENNY MEARNS of Brighton based Frantic About Francis and she’s urging us all to release the inner Marilyn MonroeAnd looking at this picture of Jenny we think she’s certainly released hers!

Phtoto of Jenny Mearns

‘I think there’s a pin-up girl pouting inside us all’, says Jenny.  ’To let her out, simply compliment yourself, believe in yourself, and know that you are amazing, no matter what anybody else thinks, your opinion is the one that counts. If you think you look a million dollars, everyone else will too.  And, Hey Presto, your inner Marilyn is released’.

Jenny Mearns has always loved 40′s and 50′s movies, she loved the glamour and the style.  After studying historical costume design Jenny started working in another Brighton based lingerie boutique, She Said.

‘And that’s when my love of pin-up really started  as staff were encouraged to dress the part in seamed stockings, red lippie and vintage hairstyles. 

I just adore the feeling of wearing seamed stockings, and knowing that the little seamed line hints at   [Read more...]