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

 

 

De Montfort creates the next generation of Janet Regers

Photo of Kate HowardYoung lingerie designer, Kate Howard, is being tipped for great things. She is one of 16 students showcasing her talent in a competition organised by one of the world’s leading lingerie designers – Triumph.

Kate – a Contour Fashion student at Leicester’s illustrious De Montfort University – has taken the theme of Butterflies and Dragons and come up with a sensational design.

Photo of Kate Howards East Meets West design

Based on the translucency of butterfly wings she has created these billowing sleeves. The effect is stunning as are the vibrant colours on the mesh body.

If you want to vote for Kate go to:

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2012/may/vote-for-students-butterflies-and-dragons-lingerie-in-uk-global-competition.aspx

Voting closes in two days and the winner will be announced on May 23rd.

Photo of vote-for-students-butterflies-and-dragons-lingerie-in-uk-global-competition

Seven other De Montfort students have also been shortlisted for the Triumph Inspiration Awards. The global final will take place in Shanghai in October.

De Montfort – once Leicester School of Art – has a sixty year history of producing top lingerie designers. Janet Reger is one of their most famous daughters and her underwear is still in production even though she sadly died of breast cancer in 2005. Other De Montfort designers can be found at Abercrombie & Fitch, Jack Wills, Coco de Mer, Fleur of England and many, many more top lingerie companies.

Kate Howard is only 21. I’m sure everyone in her home town – Merthyr Tydfil – will be voting for her. Boudoir has clicked through to vote for Kate.

This creation has grace and beauty and perfectly fits what we think is a ‘boudoir illusion’. It’s very Helen Mirren who always makes her arms look beautiful using a range of see through and ‘smoke and mirror’ fabrics.

Fingers crossed for Kate. Have you voted for her yet?

 http://www.triumphinspirationawarduk.com/

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/contour-fashion-ba-degree/contour-fashion-ba.aspx

Karren Brady rescued by big pants on red carpet …

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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?

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