How a corset can make the most of any shape

Create an illusion in the boudoir with this stunning ‘made to order’ corset.  Something we have searched for especially for one of our blog followers  who contacted Boudoir to say ‘where are the corsets for girls who need H cups?’

Photo of Curious Curves Halterneck Corset

The answer  is Curious Curves. They have both ready made and made to measure. The Desire range is super flattering with the halterneck.  Made in luxury satin there is a strong range of colours from subtle blues to vibrant reds.

Photo of Curious Curves Corset in Cerise

Our blog follower  reveals that she wants to look and feel good.  She wants to make the most of her neat waist and good legs, but distract from her bigger stomach.    Curious Curves  has a great website with an excellent measuring guide.   Made to measure corsets take between 14 and 21 days.

Photo of Curious Curves Corset

And bigger cup sizes can also be found at Corset Heaven

Photo of Corset Heaven - Adonia

We really love their honesty and common sense ‘the larger we are, the more we squish’.

Their overbust corset in satin has spiral steel boning and will look good in and out of the boudoir.



Photo of What Katie Did Union Flag Corset - Limited Edition

And this corset is just to die for.   It really is a show stopper.  It might not suit our reader with the H cup as it only goes up to a D, but we can all appreciate it’s wow factor.  It is steel boned bodice with a plunging neckline and will work for girls with curves who want the hourglass figure that’s all the rage this summer.

It will attract lots of attention as the nipped in waste distracts from bigger hips and the design is bold and fun. And for those of us without a definite waist a corset will sculpt and shape one.  So with a corset it’s win win whatever your shape.

Photo of What Katie Did Union Flat Corset - rear view

Have the confidence to wear  a corset.  It conceals where needed and flatters where wanted.  Perfect for creating the illusion you want.

  • Flabby tum distracts from good pins? Not in this corset – the corset is so sexy it will flatten tums and make legs look fabulous.
  • Flat chest so reluctant to try a plunging neckline? Steel boned corsets push up and out.
  • Big hips that you hide under baggy pants? Create the illusion of voluptuous perfection in a corset that nips in the waist to flatter curvy girls.

From this patriotic corset would make it onto Boudoir’s list of Ten Things Every Girl should own.

Made to order they say delivery is 3 to 4 weeks, but bigger breasted girls take note this fab corset only goes up to a D cup.

Have you noticed that corsets are everywhere this summer? And you don’t have to hide them – they look good with pencil skirts.

Boudoir is ‘en vacance’ until June 11th ….

Boudoir is taking ‘une petite vacance’ until after the Jubilee and will be checking out french lingerie and reporting back later.

There will be no Newsletter next week.

But on this Fabulous Friday let’s leave you with this stunning image.

Photo of Sian's winning design for Triumph competition

Sian Whitefoot – a student at Leicester’s De Montfort University was the winner of the Triumph competition earlier this week. Boudoir backed her colleague Kate Howard, but Sian – from Sale in Cheshire – is a well deserved winner.

This white lace bodysuit wowed the judges at the UK finals of the Triumph Inspiration Awards. Felicitations Sian! A future star of the lingerie world.

How to look great on the beach this summer …

For those of us who dread the annual strip off your clothes and bare your bits on the beach – let Freya come to your rescue.

On this Fabulous Friday start dreaming now of your summer break and if you can’t afford to go anywhere just wear it round the house!

This balcony bikini from the Freya Marimba range will brighten up any beach, bedroom or back garden. The print is African inspired and the wide straps will shoulder any boulders with the fold bikini briefs giving just a little more coverage.

Photo of Marimba bikini from Freya

The size range is good top 28D to 40HH and bottoms XS to XL. Prices £36 top, £24 bottoms.

But if you are worried about wandering to the bar or even just wandering onto the beach then Freya has this added extra.

This lovely kaftan is good enough to be a Boudoir ‘Illusion’ tip. It comes in S,M,L and costs £36.

Photo of Marimba Kaftan from Freya

British Underwear with a wow factor

How can Boudoir top this description from Fleur of England’s website?

“This dusky grey lace boudoir bra is both elegant and sexy. The luxurious silk tie front adds a touch of playfulness and makes this garment a true boudoir piece.

Photo of Boudoir Bra

The grey silk bow tie brief is a perfect match with its playful silk ties. It is made from sensual dusky grey silk and French eyelash lace and the Fleur touch is the crafted lace back panel.”

Fleur of England Boudoir bow tie brief rear view

The Fleur of England Dusky Grey Lace Boudoir bra is £72 and the Dusky Grey Lace Bow Tie Brief is £88.69.

Do you need a better excuse to buy British?


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

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