Hi everyone, my name’s Cheryl and I blog over at Invest In Your Chest, a lingerie blog. My fashion sense is a little lacking, but my lingerie collection is second to none and I’m pretty much obsessed with ensnaring any willing (or unwilling) victims into bra fitting rooms.
We all need to revamp our lingerie collections from time to time and I’ve just had a complete revamp. But you dont need to spend a fortune on your lingerie collection, you just need to learn to shop wisely.
In the past, instead of ensuring that I’ve got a bra for every occasion or wardrobe challenge, I would often just pick up the same old sets or bras that I fall in love with – neglecting the bras I really need. Nowadays I’m a bit more sensible and think about what my assortment of bras is missing, when I’m in the market for some new frillies.
Keep on top of your lingerie collection by ensuring you’ve got at least one of each of these lingerie essentials and you’ll never have a bra ‘mare ever again.
The Bread-and-Butter T-shirt Bra
No lingerie collection is complete without a t-shirt bra. They’re generally seamless and built to be completely undetectable under tight clothing, but the most important thing to look for is a sculpted, rounded shape. Simply Be have a great selection of styles which is perfect to tick this one off the list. The Sculptresse Pure Lace moulded bra is the perfect choice to keep your boobs looking pert and perky under the most clingy of jersey fabrics.
When you’re stocking up your top drawer with bras to wear on a daily basis, you are probably looking for two main attributes; comfort and affordability. If you’re anything like me, you’re not a fan of breaking the bank, splurging on lingerie which is going to be used primarily as super-functional equipment for holding up your mammaries whilst you’re slaving away at work, looking after the kids or running errands.
Simply Be’s multipack sets are brilliant options, with packs of two from as little as £18 and packs of four, for as little as £24.
Take The Plunge
We all have those occasions which call for a deep V or a low cut neckline and it’s those times when only one type of bra will do; the plunge.
For many women it’s difficult to find a plunge bra which fits beautifully and it’s one of the most difficult styles to fit. Always be sure to check your bra with the Simply Be Bra Fitting Guide to ensure you get the best fit for your plunge bra.
Remember; plunge bras are not a torture device designed for creating a double-boob cleavage, but about creating a sexy shape, having bra cups which are invisible under low cut tops, all whilst supporting you effortlessly!
Colour Me Pretty
Bring a little more of your personality to your undergarments with some bright, bold and patterned sets. Now’s your chance to be anything but sensible with your lingerie choices. Add something to your basket which you’d be proud to show off, either as a flash of colour with a bra strap on display or a fun, bright pop of colour under a semi-sheer top. Neon is the new nude, don’t you know!
Be on trend and get attention with Simply Be’s incredible brights collection. Do you dare to rock a colour clash style? You know you want to!
Whether you’re a loved-up lass or a sexy singleton, we all need lingerie which is designed to be seen. That’s where sexy lingerie comes into play. You don’t always need to go for the obvious choices with timeless reds or blacks. Orange, white, green and purple can be fabulous alternatives.
Never underestimate the power of vintage, pin-up shapes to make you feel fabulous, it’s without doubt the most flattering boudoir bra style for curvy ladies. Basques and chemises are perfect for anyone who would rather cover up a little and balconette styles look sensational whilst offering the support and shape needed by bigger boobs.
Oh, and don’t be scared of big pants – they’re officially back. No, not Bridget Jones-style bloomers, I mean figure-hugging high-waisted knickers which show off and flatter every curve.
So, you’ve got the perfect LBD with a glorious off the shoulder shape which shows off your décolletage to a tee. This is not the times for bra straps.
Simply Be’s strapless collection is unrivalled – with the world’s largest strapless bra from Naturally Close (with a size range of a B to a K cup no less!) and bust-boosting moulded styles to choose from.
Don’t overlook how useful a multiway bra can be; something which can be converted from a standard strapped bra to a halter or racer-back can really open up a plethora of different clothing solutions. Elomi’s gorgeous Rita multiway can be converted into a racer-back with a genius use of a J hook fastening, plus the latest Royal Blue fashion colour is breathtaking.
Strapless styles don’t need to be dull. With bright red satin styles and this season’s bluebell tones to select from, you can still set hearts racing with your strapless solutions.
What do you make of my lingerie essentials? Have I missed anything? If you had to pick just one bra for each section which would you go for?
Watch this space for more lingerie-focussed articles from me on the Simply Be blog, to help you with your fitting issues and to show you how you can extend your fashion sense into your lingerie drawer.