5 best ‘invisible’ bras to smooth out your silhouette

1.  I never thought I’d use the words “stylish” and “Spanx” in the same sentence yet the Spanx Bra-llelujah! lace underwire contour bra shown in black and also available in nude has stunning looks for a bra that promises to banish the dreaded back-fat.

Photo of Spanx Bra-llelujah! lace underwire contour bra

Spanx is known for its functional-looking designs and you won’t be disappointed by the wide range of  Bra-lleluhah! bras available all aimed at banishing back-fat whilst minimising, uplifting etc.

2.  Marks and Spencers have used pretty lace side panels to provide their solution to the back-fat problem through the Flatter-Me range.  Pretty in pale-pink animal print up to D cup and  also available in the DD+ range shown here in shocking pink.

Photo of Marks and Spencer Flatter-Me™ Animal Print T-Shirt Plunge Bra

Marks and Spencer Flatter-Me floral lace DD+ t-shirt bra

3.  Triumph’s answer is termed Body Make-up.  The emphasis here is on clever figure-hugging fabric and the bra comes with an added bonus of not having a label!

Photo of Triumph Body Make-up push-up bra

4.  If you are after the perfect non-padded T-shirt bra that will make your bust look fabulous, Gossard’s Glossies plunge bra is available up to a G cup from Figleaves.com.

Photo of Gossard Glossies plunge bra in Mocha

5.  And now for the ultimate invisible bra – this has to be the Nuditi bra from Nudwear – backless and strapless, it is made from a clear soft silicone gel.

Photo of Nuditi Bra



5 ways to declutter and organise your lingerie …

5 tops tips from Feng Shui Consultant Eleni Sarantinou:

Photo of mixed lingerie

  1. Unclutter and organise your underwear drawer;
  2. Make lovely lingerie easy to find;
  3. Sort matching sets in different bags or boxes;
  4. Love your dressing gown – don’t leave it lying around gathering dust;
  5. Love yourself by buying lingerie that makes you feel good.

Photo of two bra and pants matching sets

5 easy steps on the road to caring more about intimate garments that after all work hard to caress our bodies all day!

5 Nightshirts for the larger bust …

So what can you go to bed in,  look great wandering around the house in, and be suitably modest if you have a full bust and teenage children?   Nightshirts.   They are such a flattering cover up – if you buy the right one.   And you are spoilt for choice.

This Bodas three quarter sleeve nightshirt in two shades of white has a touch of luxury.  From the Figleaves website it costs just £40 has a satin trim and shaped hem with slits.  The  three quarter sleeves make washing up the breakfast pots just a little bit easier.  www.figleaves.com

Photo of Bodas nightshirt from Figleaves


If your house is a bit on the chilly side and you want to be warm as well as covered up try this Tartan Brushed Cotton Nightshirt with Square Collar from Bonsoir of London comes in 5 colours and 6 sizes and costs £65.  www.bonsoirdirect.com   It feels better on than it actually looks.  Soft and modest.

Photo of Bonsoir of London nightshirt


As you would guess  M&S have some lovely natural fabrics and this check design is made from soft, breathable cotton. Cost £17.50. www.marksandspencers.com

Photo of m&S nightshirt


If you want early morning elegance this purple front swing pleated nightdress from M&S is perfectly respectable to float around the house in.  It wouldn’t embarrass teenagers or their friends.   Cost £17.50 www.marksandspencers.com

Photo of M&S purple nightdress


The luxury of silk just can’t be beaten.  And if you have £166 to spend La Perla has this beautiful 100% silk pink that completely changes your perception of nightshirts.www.laperla.com

Photo of La Perla nightshirt

But there is a downside – or maybe I should say a droopy side – to this nightshirt.  The silk caresses your skin and if one breast is bigger than the other(and this is very common) it will show.


But if you want a nightshirt that looks good enough to go out in – worn over leggings or over a bikini on the beach.   This slinky grey number from Donna Karan, available at Peter Jones Sloane Square – part of the John Lewis group or on-line from johnlewis.com is perfect.  It has three quarter length sleeves (don’t forget those breakfast pots) and is a soft cotton in charcoal grey.  It covers a multitude of sins including large breasts and swings in a flatteringly feminine way. Looks great on and feels so so good next to your skin. Cost £50. www.johnlewis.com

Photo of DKNY nightshirt