What pants to wear under white linen trousers

White linen trousers look great.

Photo of Farhi white linen trousers

White linen dresses and shirts look great. But what looks bad, really bad is white underwear under white.

This summer there is no need to have any visible pants or bras under beautiful white linen.

Just match your underwear to your skin tone.

Myskins skin tones chart

myskins.com has 21 different skin tone shades.

Myskins ColorMatching

They have a range of shapes and sizes of bras and pants and they are all perfect for the summer look.

It’s a US online company but worth looking at their website to see the range and also check out the before and after video of the difference it makes when you match your lingerie to your skin tone.

La Rouge Boutique versus Agent Provocateur

It’s the sensational v sensible debate.

Money is getting tighter but you have expensive tastes. Wouldn’t we all love to own this luxurious ensemble from Agent Provocateur?

It’s seductive but your bank manager would prefer sensible.

Sensational would mean spending £565 on this three piece ensemble of naughtiness.

Photo of Agent Provocateur baby doll in red

Who wouldn’t look fabulous in this Alina babydoll from agentprovocateur.com. It’s £345 worth of wonderful illusion hiding bumps and lumps to look truly fabulous.

Photo of Agent Provocateur Alina Bra & Ouvert in Red

Team it with this delicate but bosom cradling bra and you can add £110.

The matching Alina briefs have french lace and frills but they will add £110 to your bill.

So although you are undoubtedly worth it and the money will have been well spent if it makes you feel even just a little bit fabulous – it might be worth taking a look at this online boutique

LaRougeBoutique.co.uk has something equally frivolous in red that will cost less than £60 for all three pieces.

Photo of Sequin Sheer BabyDoll in red from La Rouge Boutique

This sequin embroidery sheer net baby doll costs £27.99 and has a ribbon trimmed hem.

Photo of La Rouge Boutique Red Diamond stretch lace bra and strappy shorts set

The red Diamond stretch lace bra and waist enhancing briefs are £29.99 for the set and would look great under the baby doll.

Sensible enough to please your bank manager?

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.

 

There’s more to Ann Summers than sex …

There’s more to Ann Summers than sex …

… Or so my daughter told me when she recently came home with an Ann Summers bag. Worried at what she might have bought I was relieved to see two perfectly lovely bras – one red, one black. They’ve both been washed and still look good and my daughter claims they are the most comfortable bras she has ever had. The cups hold her in place and look good underneath tight clothes.

Not brave enough to venture into the shop myself I decided to have a peek online. And this is what I found.

This matching bra and pants set is Boudoir’s ‘Illusion’ tip for this week.

Photo of Anne Summers balconette bra and pants with suspenders set in purple

The high waisted pants are very flattering. The contrasting shades of purple with the mesh panels are attractive enough to distract attention from any of those bulges some of us might just have. The suspenders are detachable and sizes range from 8 to 20.

Complete the illusion with the balconette bra. It fastens at the front and the longline design is perfect with the high waisted pants.

Photo of Anne Summers bra & pants with suspenders set in purple rear view

How many of us have walked by an Ann Summers thinking ‘not for me’?

Maybe there’s more to it than rubber and rabbits?

http://www.annsummers.com/c/lingerie

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?

http://www.fleurofengland.com

 

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.

Photo of Karren BradyFlicking through the latest edition of Woman&Home it was a relief to read Karren Brady has succumbed to [Read more...]