Looking for some nice lingerie

(22 Posts)
purpleviolet1 Mon 30-May-16 16:45:37

Been through the mill to say the least recently. I would like to feel 'sexy' again.

I'm 34C size 10/12 and put on a bit of weight recently on my stomach so preferably something that flatters around that area

Everywhere I look is really tacky or just not appropriate. Seen some lovely lingerie in gossip girl - where do they buy that stuff?? Just soft colours and gently deductive,flattering without being totally about sex..

So far I've looked at boux avenue, John Lewis, next, debenhams

Open to all suggestions - was initially looking for babydoll but would be happy with anything really.

seefeld Mon 30-May-16 17:53:51

Have you looked at Mimi Holliday? Their stuff is gorgeous. Quite pricey but I've found it at discount in TK Maxx and on Amazon in the past. Their sales are also amazing

pleasethankyouthankyouplease Mon 30-May-16 17:56:31

Rigby and peller- pricey but they fit you properly and have some fantastic things if you want to feel sexy again without looking try hard .

CeeBeeBee Mon 30-May-16 20:48:21

Mimi Holliday do some very pretty designs. You can get some on sale on the outnet and sometimes on the secret sales website. Coco la mere also stock them as do ASOS.

Savagebeauty Mon 30-May-16 20:52:36

Katie's Boutique is lovely. Comes beautifully wrapped too.

Felascloak Mon 30-May-16 20:55:16

Fig leaves just peachy is nice

Happy50 Mon 30-May-16 21:31:23

I really like Luva Huva
It is beautifully made, so pretty, very comfortable, ethically made, bamboo or organic cotton.

KatharinaRosalie Mon 30-May-16 21:42:57

and the usual question, have you been fitted recently? Most size 10 people don't need 34 band. Check the bra intervention threads.

shadesofwinter Tue 31-May-16 08:47:48

Do you have an independent lingerie shop nearby? We have one in our town that has beautiful underwear and their fitting is brilliant.

leedy Tue 31-May-16 09:00:03

Was just about to recommend Mimi Holliday! Really gorgeous lingerie, beautiful fabric (use a lot of silk), very flattering and comfortable while still being quite "fun". I am a big fan.

Some of the l'Agent by Agent Provocateur stuff is nice as well, though the fabrics aren't as good. Ditto the Heidi Klum range. Oh, and Myla if you feel like blowing your budget entirely.

Also recommend getting re-fitted or just measuring yourself - I'm a 12/14 and only have to go to a 34 band in brands that are really small fitting (eg the aforementioned Myla), I actually measure 31 around and am normally fine in a 32.

TheGonnagle Tue 31-May-16 09:03:53

If you've got some money to blow have a look at Aubade. And get measured properly before you buy, virtually everyone who thinks they are a 34c turns out to be a far bigger cup with a smaller back measurement. If you're going to buy, buy right!

SapphireStrange Tue 31-May-16 11:52:23

Stella McCartney is nice. Online, BrandAlley and SecretSales often have her stuff (and others including l'Agent by Agent Provocateur, Heidi Klum and Myla) at great discounts. You have to be quick though, and you have to be lucky – sometimes they'll have your size and sometimes not.

NattyGolfJerkin Tue 31-May-16 11:55:14

Mimi Holliday come up tiny in the cup though, beware!

leedy Tue 31-May-16 12:11:34

I'm not sure Mimi Holliday is so much tiny in the cup as very shallow, or at least that's been the case with the ones I have - I'm able to wear my usual size but nature has kindly placed most of my boobs in my armpits. If you're a bit more all out in front you might need to experiment with cup sizes.

Stella McCartney is also really pretty but definitely try a few cup/band sizes, I find they run quite small.

purpleviolet1 Tue 31-May-16 18:20:20

Thanks for the suggestions! I've been reading the bra fitting threads and I've only ever been measured by M&S!

leedy Tue 31-May-16 18:23:39

M&S are generally terrible at measuring.

Rattitude Wed 01-Jun-16 00:26:38

Chantelle has some nice stuff too - not cheap though!

M and s 34c normally translates to more like a 30f

maggiethemagpie Wed 01-Jun-16 14:17:41

I love Wacoal

www.johnlewis.com/wacoal-embrace-camisole/p2537248?colour=Black

They do nice bras camis and knickers at not too bad prices

Stocked at John Lewis and probably other department stores or specialist lingerie shops

leedy Wed 01-Jun-16 14:20:59

There's a load of Stella McCartney on Cocosa at the moment, btw. Though it's all final sale, so you'd need to be sure of your size first.

Aknowingsmile Wed 01-Jun-16 17:47:18

I love Intimissimi, and their sales are really good, almost everything at 50% off. Lots of higher waisted pants to hold the tummy area and very pretty bra/camisole tops

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