The Essentials: Quality lingerie



Lingerie is one of those things that are often overlook and only replaced when they no longer perform according to function. In terms of personal style, I think that undergarments, a good haircut and well-groomed eyebrows are the best things you can and should invest in. I know it's cliched, but proper underwear not only holds everything together (not that I really have anything to hold *hee*), it often makes me feel much more confident and slightly sexy. I've recently been turned on to bralettes, but I think that having lingerie for every occasion is a necessity. It's also a necessity that they should feel comfortable and help retain a sleek silhouette. Since I'm lazy and don't like hand washing anything, I just toss everything (even the more expensive ones) in a net bag on a delicate cycle in the washer and they seem to have lasted pretty well. I get most of my daily underwear from Marks Spencer's when I visit London, and occasionally on birthdays and the New Year's I splurge on something extra fancy.

What is your take on spending extra on lingerie and is there a particular brand you would recommend?

P.S: I've updated the shop with a CdG sweater and I've marked down all the other remaining items.

P.P.S: Blogger has been pretty screwed up lately and I spent 3 hours on this post trying to figure out why I keep getting a 400 error. I apologize in advance if the post appear incoherent. I am contemplating moving to Wordpress.

8 comments :

  1. My lingerie is laughably unsexy and boring...I've never splurged on it, but if I ever did, I'd probably get something by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Araks, or Stella McCartney. I'm also sort of obsessed with Huit's "cupcake bra," which is more in my price range.

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  2. @jennifer
    I am in love with Phillip Lim bras and the Cosabella ones from J.Crew although some cuts run a little big. I've been meaning to try the Huit bralettes since Megan posted about them.

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  3. My lingerie is huge! I have larger-than-average boobies and have to go to Bravissimo to buy my bras. My favourite brand is Panache, but it all depends on the fit. I think good undies are so important; it's not obvious that I have big boobs because I have a good bra supporting them. A good bra can change your posture, figure, everything.

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  4. @Kate
    Totally agreed, Kate. Most of the time, boob spillage and back fat can be remedied by just wearing a proper bra! And I also have a big big OCD thing about pantylines...

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  5. I have a few H&M push-up bras that I like a lot. The extra padding isn't over the top and I think it maintains a natural-looking silhouette. I've tried on bras from Victoria Secret that made me look like I was nursing. Not attractive. I also have one from The Little Bra company that is a true petite push-up bra but it's uncomfortable for daily wear. The heavier underwire and straps do some unwanted digging. Calvin Klein and Natori have a few nice t-shirt bra options.

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  6. I like the UK brand Bodas, but the selection on NAP and ASOS isn't always great. M&S is cool but sometimes I'm in between sizes, and Triumph has made my fave nude strapless bra ever for years - they are really durable too and I always replace one whenever it's worn-out, without a second thought. I think UK brands make the best underwear...

    I like Calvin Klein Underwear's triangle bras too.

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  7. @Wrapped in Firs
    I've always wonder how TLBC fits, it always seemed a little uncomfortable but the petite bloggers rave about it, I don't know. I stocked up on about 10 Maidenform ones in a style they've discontinued. I have too many bras I think.

    @lin
    Ooooh, I forgot about Triumph! Bodas is a little more than I would pay for everyday use, but I should definitely check it out the next time I'm looking for a splurge.

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  8. @lin
    I've been trying to find a good nude strapless bra for a long time. What's the style that you like from Triumph?

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