Karren Brady rescued by big pants on red carpet …

There are times when we all need a bit of … shall we say trickery … or an illusion … a bit of smoke and mirrors … or to be blunt scarily big pants! Our grannies knew these tricks but called them foundation garments. It’s a lingerie art form that seems to have been lost for years and is now making a big comeback.

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Who can resist Stella McCartney’s lingerie?

There’s no doubting the wow factor in this lavender stretch-silk satin chemise from yet another British lingerie designer, Stella McCartney.

Photo of Stella McCartnery Clara Whispering stretch silk-satin and lace chemise

Photo of rear view of Stella McCartney Clara whispering stretch-satin chemise

British lingerie is at the cutting edge this summer and this sumptuous combination of liquid stretch silk-satin and lace with a vintage inspired edge is driving style into slumber.

The cutout sides put a modern spin on this feminine lace-trimmed piece.

  • Lace trims, adjustable straps, cutout sides
  • Hook fastenings at back
  • 92% silk, 8% elastane; trims: 90% polyamide, 10% elastane
  • Hand wash
  • True to size
  • Semi-fitted style
  • Cut-out design
  • Model is 177cm/ 5’10″ and is wearing a size Small

£180, available in three sizes S,M,L and in Blush and Midnight Blue.

And a final luxurious touch are the lovely matching pants and the thong.  At £48 they each come in the same three colours and in four sizes XS,S,M,L.

Photo of Stella McCartney Clara whispering stretch-silk satin and lace briefs

Photo of Stella McCartney Clara whispering stretch-silk satin and lace thong

Divine Decadence in Jenny Packham’s Luxurious Lingerie

An illusion tip from Boudoir – now you see your money now you don’t!

Sideview of Jenny Packham feather-trimmed silk-chiffon chemise

How many of us can afford £495 to look this good and then find we have to pick up a dry cleaning bill.

This Jenny Packham black, sheer silk-chiffon chemise is divine decadence – it’s the last word in lingerie luxury. Trimmed with delicate feathers – actually 100% ostrich – this is full-on glamour. It will make any shape or size look fabulous – but I don’t see many bank managers being distracted enough by the feather trim to say ‘forget the overdraft, this is worth every penny’.

So take a deep sigh and dream on … it’s beautiful and feminine and floaty …

Photo of Jenny Packham feather-trimmed silk-chiffon chemise

and so not going to happen anytime soon for most of us.