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



Fabulous Figleaves for bigger boobs

When signing up for our Newsletter Ali M asked for help to find two new bras and a bikini for her holiday. ‘Any tips or good finds for those of us with bigger boobs would be great’ she said. We’ve tracked down three bras to choose from and a tankini and all Ali or any of our followers has to do is click onto www.figleaves.com to find fabulous lingerie and swimwear.

Photo of Gossard Animal Print bra

This Animal Print bra from Gossard goes up to a G cup and is underwired to give extra support. The straps are slender so perfect for summer dresses and the matching pants make a good holiday set. (Currently reduced in the sale at www.figleaves.com)

Photo of Gossard Animal Print pants

This daisy embroidered non padded balconette also goes up to a G cup. From the Just Peachy range by figleaves.com It’s absolutely fresh and lovely.

Photo of Just Peachy balconette bra from Figleaves

But Freya tops it for me. This Arabella balcony bra is cleverly sheer and seductive as the panelled cups give a deceivingly supportive fit and lift up to a J cup.

Photo of Freya Arabella Balcony bra GG - J cup

Photo of Freya Arabella brief

This striking tankini top has underwiring for support and mesh lined cups. The striped halterneck tie matches perfectly with the bikini bottoms. Both from Just Peachy by figleaves.com

Photo of Just Peach Tankini by Figleaves

Photo of Just Peachy Bikini Bottoms by Figleaves

If anyone wants help with their holiday lingerie we are happy to share our expertise.


Triumph v Figleaves – the battle of the TV adverts

When you go shopping for new underwear what influences you to choose one range over another?

Photo for Just Peachy advertIs it the adverts – cleverly shot with slinky models?

How many of us watched the new shape sensation advert on ITV1 and tapped Triumph into Google to find out  more?

How many of us have been seduced by Figleaves’ Just Peachy campaign on YouTube showing a figure to die for flashing her [Read more...]

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