Following on somewhat from last weeks post, I thought for this weeks post I would delve into the lucrative lingerie world and show how a great matching underwear set can make you feel just as special as wearing that ever fashionable little black dress.
For me personally, I remember the day like it was yesterday that my mum took me to Tammy girl (I am sure most women my age will remember that shop) to get my first bra as a teenager. It was both one of the most excruciatingly embarassing and exciting days of my adolescent life. Not particularly because anyone would be seeing it apart from me (and the whole changing room during PE) but I just felt like I had reached a milestone moment and was on my way to becoming a fully fledged adult.
As I’ve got older, my taste has matured to more classic styles but one thing that has stuck with me is the importantance of a matching underwear set. I think this stems from my mum saying to me growing up “just because only you see it on a daily basis, you never know if something happens and you have to go to hospital you wouldn’t want to be mortified to be seen in your greying bra and mismatched knickers”!Haha.
As I have an athletic physique, I tend to steer towards some of the amazing racer back or underwired support bras on the market which suit my frame. On my bottom half as I am usually either in Lycra work out pants or fitted shift dresses for work, I tend to stick to seam free, low rise knickers which are both comfortable and leave me with a nice silhouette under my clothes.
One of my favourite stockists for everyday twin sets are Marks and Spencer’s in the UK (Woolworths in South Africa) – they have a wide variety of styles available and I particularly like the revamp they have had recently with the supermodel Rosie Huntington Whiteleys range (my guilty pleasure for sure.) For something a little more spectacular should the occasion arise, Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, Agent Provocateur and La Perla are my go to brands. You really can’t beat their soft lace black twin sets or bodies 😀
With the emergence of the underwear as outerwear trend, beautiful lingerie can now be admired by all and not just kept hidden under our voluminous layers. Why not invest in one of the amazing camisole or slip dresses from Calvin Klein or Triumph – it will look wonderful worn with a fabulous pair of over the knee suede boots, stockings and a shearling jacket this Autumn.
Happy hosiery and luscious lingerie hunting.
Until next week