Debenhams have great taste and stock a LOT of Freya, particularly in their Oxford Street store. Freya as a brand love to not only create outstandingly gorgeous lingerie (but we all know that, right?) they also love to spread their unrivaled ethos for a good fit which comes hand in hand with their sales. To showcase this, they held events across the UK where a Freya specialist showed onlookers what to look for in a correct-fitting bra.
Last week I popped along to 28 Portland Place to have a nose at the SS12 collection from Eveden, and dribble over beautiful lingerie. With the Mini Divas in attendance too (they recommended highly the chocolate brownies at the launch) it was amazing to have a sneak peek at the luscious large cup lingerie we will all be sporting next season.
I was particularly in love with the range of 20′s and 50′s inspired fabric prints on the forthcoming ranges, there is a real sense of pattern and vintage references.
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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!).
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!
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.