This summer Prima Donna has released a new line called Duchess. A combination of subtle glossy and matt materials makes Duchess a soft spot for those who love a little vintage chic. The luxury full cup bra is sewn from three sections to support, centre and lift your breasts optimally. We love both shades here at Plums. The light and refined Crystal is a temptation for brides with a fuller bust, whereas the Smokey Night is a great alternative to black. (more…)
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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. (more…)
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!
I was really surprised one Christmas when my Aunty gave me a couple of extremely sexy thongs. I think I would have been in my early 20’s and anyone over the age of 35 seems old when you’re that young! So firstly I was shocked that my Aunty was even thinking ‘sexy’ – I mean wasn’t she too old for that?! And what was she playing at? Had she discussed this with mum? (more…)
Next stop was John Lewis. This was a like a breath of fresh air in comparison. There was one other fitting appointment and the staff were happy to see me straight away. John Lewis also used a tape measure to size. This time I was a 30 – 32D or DD. I didn’t know tape measures could be so possibly varied! Now I was just confused.
I had one last stop to make, Rigby & Peller.
I am a traditional at heart and mother’s word is truth. That is why up until now I have never considered going to get fitted for a bra. After all, mum knows everything, and I would never dare question her authority on the matter. If someone ought to know what size my bra is, it would be her. Right? WRONG.
Mum had always told me I was a 36B. No questions asked and now in my 30’s I have had to get over the fact that she was wrong and that I have been wearing the wrong bra size for all these years. I kid you not, I want to cry. I have missed out on wearing all those wonderful bra pieces to their full potential. Can you believe, having ordered my bras off the internet, that I blamed the manufacturer when they didn’t fit properly!
Commonly known as the corsetieres to HM the Queen Rigby & Peller cannot be beaten in their expertise when it comes to bra fitting. Yeup, it’s fit for a Queen! Not to mention that a fitting here, like the high street retail stores, doesn’t cost a penny either. And how easy was it to get an appointment? Well, I received a response to my email enquiry within 24 hours. It was a personal response too, and I really appreciated it.
I was greeted as a guest, offered a refreshment (which in London is usually a MUST after travel), and led downstairs to the personable fitting rooms. The best thing, there is space for a friend, sister or mum to sit with their beverage during your consultation.
Rigby & Peller’s practice is like magic. It was kindly explained to me that they do not use tape measures, perfect for those of us who don’t like to share our ‘bubble’ of personal space and also who don’t like being touched by a stranger. Astonishingly, they are able to tell your bra size by simply looking! Unfortunately though, you do need to take your bra off. That said, all for the purpose of getting the correct measurement. If you are wearing the wrong bra size you can well imagine how easy it would be to get your size wrong if you didn’t take it off.
Rigby & Peller’s wears are intricately made and designed. Marie Jo, Simone Perele and Prima Donna feature to name a few. My favourite for the day was the Marie Jo Charlotte: a lipstick red with pink, red and white flowers embroidered onto the lace. So pretty.
Sorry Mum, but I have finally had to go with an expert here. It is okay to be wrong sometimes on some things.
By Philippa Morton
Mademoiselle from Prima Donna Twist is a ladylike range that ticks all the boxes. Cute, super-feminine, bold and more importantly, practical. The darling polka dot print combined with small bows and beads provide a playful element. Prima Donna have also cleverly designed this range to reflect the current Chanel style.
The Prima Donna Symphony is a delightful collection, not only is beautifully embroidered, it also has the full range of bra styles which means there is something for everyone. The ginger colour is designed as an alternative skin tone colour to the caffe latte of the Deauville and the Madison. I am always pleased to have the addition of a new t-shirt bra ! I hope you love the Symphony as much as we do.
Q1. How would you define designer lingerie?
@LingerieLayla said, “I think where the brand/designs are focused by a specific designer’s vision vs. a team/co.” and @HSNoir said agreed “Lingerie that is sold on the basis of its branding.”
@PlumsLingerie asked “Is it just something will a well known label i.e. Christian Dior?”
@LingerieLayla added answered, “Having worked at lingerie “divisions” of major labels, they are very “trend” and “brand” focused.”
@RosaLingerie said, “A lot of my customers seem to think it is like D&G or other really well known designer.”
@Misstreated_ca added, “Designer lingerie, well known brand, current styles, moderate to more expensive, quality varies.”
@LingerieLayla said, “”designer lingerie” brands tend to be innovative in the field of lingerie, design, color, etc- ie. they take risks” — @PlumsLingerie said she’d take up the notion of risks a little later… (more…)