Hourglasses, you lucky things, are considered to be the best of all shapes, lauded by all for your perfect curves. Honestly though, in my opinion I think the hourglass figure is no better than any other figure. Different men like different shapes, just take a look around you! The hourglass has been the epitome of ‘womanly perfection’ for centuries and I believe this comes down to the fact that almost anything looks good on you. Put simply: you’re easy to dress. And wouldn’t this be every woman’s dream? Imagine never having to faff over the old age quandary of ‘what to wear?’. Salma Hayek and Charlotte Church are both in the blessed zone of perfect hourglass figures. I’m sure their stylists must have a ball dressing them! Click to continue…
This season we have been spoilt with Marie Jo‘s luxury collection, Adele. Available in two colours, Sweet Perfume and Summer Breeze. This gorgeous range is laced with summer sensations and we’ve been introduced to the new padded balcony bra which created a beautifully rounded breast. With the wider under wire, this bra is suited to a broader range of breast shapes making it perfect for all you lovely ladies by enhancing your natural shape.
The Sweet Perfume shade is a deep feminine pink with lashings of Pink Blush lace. The padded bra combines the advantages of a t-shirt bra with the low cut of a balcony bra. This range give you every reason this season to wear a balcony bra under a low-cut rounded top.
If the Sweet Perfume colour isn’t for you, then maybe you could be tempted with Adele’s alternative colour of Summer Breeze? A soft opal blue combines with ivory lace, this shade is as light and refreshing as it sounds. This push up bra is perfect for that little extra lift and defined cleavage. Softened with the delicate lace on the cup and straps this is one bra this season you’ll want to wear with any outfit.
Which one will be your favourite this summer from Adele? Are you tempted by pretty pinks, or blossoming blues? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
If you tend to carry weight around your waist easily you’re most typically going to be an apple shape. The apple shape is also characterised by wider shoulders and narrower hips. You could even carry weight around your back. But the good news is that your legs will be slimmer, your butt flat and you’ll have a fuller bust!
Some celebrities in the apple shaped group are: Drew Barrymore, Liz Hurley and Catherine Zeta Jones.
Anticipation….. Fans of the Marie Jo Avero bras know this well! Twice a year a new seasonal colour is introduced and on occasion Marie Jo spoil us with two. We are lucky enough to get a sneak preview and this summer we have two colour options. One is fabulous and the other, well it’s an interesting colour combination.
The yacht blue is a a soft sky blue that is a accented with alternate blue and white daisies. Mumsie and I have full confidence you ladies will absolutely love this!
The other colour is a combination of caffe latte and chilli pepper red. What do you think of this one, as much as I love red I don’t see that any combination with caffe latte is going to be hugely popular. Caffe latte, beige, nude, skin tone, what ever you call it, is a lingerie drawer necessity rather than a fashion choice and however hard Marie Jo by combining it with another colour I don’t think it’s going to work.
But what do you think? Do you love the the caffe latte and red combination or would you stick with the pretty yacht blue. Let us know in the comments below.
Above: Pear shaped me
“I like big butts and I cannot lie!” If you’re a pear shape like me, this affirmation from the Sir Mix-A-Lot couldn’t be better said! I’m an obvious pear shape – bottom heavy. Although my shape is well loved by the opposite sex, I’m still very self conscious especially as I’m large on the thighs. I therefore want to make the best of my shape when selecting my underwear.
My inspiration today is Beyonce, and how could anyone disagree: she has a butt and thighs to die for! Gone are the days of old where skinny, tall and none curvy women were revered, and made the rest of us want to curl up into a paradoxical non curvy ball.
Us pears are used to getting the right looks for our bellies and bottoms, so that’s great. The idea now is to draw the eye up to our more hidden assets, to create a ‘balanced’ image. Here are a few easy tips:
• Choose a demi-cup bra that reveals a little more boob.
• Emphasise the breasts with eye-catching bright coloured and patterned fabrics.
• You could choose something with frills and bows to make it more exciting.
• Add a few millimetres onto your top half with a padded bra.
• Try corsets which emphasise your tiny waist but act like a push up bra.
The biggest issue I have with my body is my thighs as I mentioned earlier. So for pear-shapes, it is a careful choice for your bum, as confidence is paramount.
• Select knickers that have a high cut as it ‘elongates’ the leg.
• And if you’re mixing and matching with colours, then go for less eye-catching colours, something sheer perhaps.
• Avoid patterns and bows that serve only to put emphasis on that area.
And don’t tell him I told you, but straight from the horse’s mouth: despite my pear shape, my boyfriend thinks hot pants and thongs look great on me. And by the sounds of it, I’m sure Sir Mix-A-Lot would agree ☺
by Philippa Morton
Keep your Kardashians, wags and wannabees here at Plums Lingerie we take our inspiration from women of substance as well as style. To celebrate International Women’s Day here is our list of 5 women who are a credit to our gender.
Prima Donna bras may not be the most well known but for a lot of women they are the most comfortable, but why do they fit some much better than other brands? Having been to the head office and factory in Belgium it is apparent that a huge amount of care goes in to the production and testing of every Prima Donna bra. Click to continue…
Paris, lingerie and champagne is a pretty winning combination. The Salon de Lingerie is the largest European lingerie show and having not been for a couple years Mumsie and I couldn’t wait!