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Autumn/Winter 2011: Taylor strapless review 0

For anyone who has read my photo blog of how I utilised the Freya Deco strapless, you’ll know that for a 28/30 backed girl finding a strapless can be like being between hell or high water. A hackneyed phrase has never been more apt than describing a strapless bra for me which is both comfortable, pretty, and a great fit really is as rare as hen’s teeth.

The Deco is a really practical wonderful bra and has become my go-to bra for any strapless outfit and I thought it couldn’t be rivalled but it has been beaten to the ground by the stunning Taylor strapless.

The subtle yet knockout detailing of the striped sheer fabric overlay, bronze felt stripe and ribbon and strip of lace is so sophisticated. It takes a practical item and injects a bit of sex appeal that the plain Deco version was lacking (not to worry poor Deco, you’ll always have your place in my heart and my wardrobe!).

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The importance of correctly fitted maternity Lingerie 0

After having three babies myself you would think I was an expert on maternity lingerie but in fact when I look back I think I was not given very good advice. If I had taken better care of my breasts during pregnancy and following whilst breastfeeding I think I might have rescued them a little. The importance of a correctly fitted maternity bra, I now see is really an essential part of breast well being.

Most woman find that one of the first signs of pregnancy are breasts that are increasing in size and can often be tender. During the course of your pregnancy your breast size and shape can change dramatically. This is not reflective of putting on weight – do not fear if your back size increases; this is because you ribs are expanding due to making room for the little person growing inside you!

The importance of correctly fitted maternity lingerie Freya Fitting Talk

Me 4 weeks away from having the twins. Huge!

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London Fashion Week: Are visible bras and bra straps a fashion faux pas? 0

If you flick through some of the snaps from London Fashion week you may see a surprising amount of visible bras, cutaway dresses and sheer fabrics. These trends all look fantastic on the red carpet but is this a trend that us mere mortals can rock too?

Some bras are all about fit and function and some are made to be seen. I don’t see why this look should be feared for a night out; if you’ve got the confidence to wear a gorgeous bra under a sheer top this Autumn then why not just do it?! Ellie Goulding is!

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Care for your Swim Wear 0

So you have just invested in your key swim wear essentials for the summer, you ideally want them to stay as vibrant and as perfectly fitted as the day you bought them. In fact you would be pretty chuffed it it would do another summer so that you can keep adding to your collection and have a a different swim item everyday (my ideal dream!). It is important to remember that swim garments will naturally fade with use considering the conditions that we put them under like extreme sunlight and chlorine however here is some advice to keep your swim wear in tip top condition:

The first thing to note is that Freya Swim Wear is made mainly of Lycra in it to give you that great fit, and enable brilliantly vibrant and beautiful designed prints. Some items are made with ‘Extra life Lycra’ in it meaning it is more resistant to chlorine which is worth checking out if you know you do a lot of swimming.

Lycra is not a chlorine fan and does have to be treated with tender loving care. If done so it can withstand a good duration of time.

Inside each of your garments you will have a care label which will give you the specific instructions for the care of your item but here are a few additional hints and tips.

1. Ensure you buy your swim in a size that fits snugly -over time Lycra will stretch so don’t buy on the roomy size.

2. Lycra is not a hot water fan – only ever cold wash by hand

3. Avoid detergents and fabric softeners – if you have been on holiday maybe only use these for good wash at the end.

4. After every wear rinse with cold water

5. Never wrap your swim wear in a towel after use – it will cause the chlorine to heat and attack the lycra material quicker

6. Always dry by air but not in direct sunlight as this will cause the colours to fade. Over the side of the bath at night is a good place!

7. NEVER tumble dry – your swim wear will hate you forever!

8. If you have had to leave it in a bag all day, ensure you put it in a clean plastic bag having rinsed it once in cold water and then rinse again when you get home.

9.  Do not wring out your swim wear — gently squeeze to get out excess moisture.

10. Try not to get sun lotion directly onto you swimwear.

All Freya swimwear has this sewn in label with these instructions to help you:

All Freya Swimwear is kitted with this label withese these!

Sew in Label

Rinse after use in cold water

Warm hand wash only

Do not tumble dry

Do not bleach

Do not Iron

Do not use fabric conditioner

Wash colours separately

Care for you Swim wear, Freya Fitting Talk

 

I hope this ensures your swimwear stays perfect for longer.

Enjoy.

Kerry

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Body confidence and bridesmaids 0

Body confidence and bridesmaidsHello lovely Fitting Talk readers!

 

I hope you are enjoying summer, and if anyone has managed to escape to warmer climes…don’t tell me about it I am jealous!

So, this summer I have two very big things going on; firstly, as anyone who reads my blog will know, I am training as part of Team Bangs on the Run 2, for the Nike Run to the Beat half marathon in September.

Yikes.

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