Pretty lingerie: underwear empowerment for a liberated bust
Pretty lingerie that’s perfectly fitting is the foundation to every outfit: it will hold everything in the right place so that whatever clothing you put on sits beautifully and gives you a pretty, flattering silhouette. Pretty lingerie that gives an amazing shape is also the first step to feeling confident and ready to take on the world each morning.
So, when it comes to the underwear you reach for on a Monday morning, why is it that you still pick out that overworked old faithful even though you know it neither excites nor empowers you? Even women with a large underwear collection often fall into that trap! Underwear is the first thing you put on and the last thing you take off every day and choosing to wear a pretty lingerie set on a daily basis can help you feel pretty amazing no matter what the day has in store, not to mention the extra special feeling you’ll have when getting undressed in the evening.
Whatever your underwear needs, at Sebastian and Millicent, we have a large range so there’s always a pretty solution for you. Our selection of bras for small bust sizes, large cup size lingerie, petite styles and full figure lingerie means there's a pretty lingerie set for everyone, everyday. Pretty as well as practical is a must at S&M, whatever your cup size.
Follow our six tips to build a refined, high quality and pretty lingerie wardrobe and find your bra nirvana!
Get your pretty on: six tips for choosing the best everyday pretty lingerie
1: Don't forget that comfort is key
It’s important to choose pretty underwear pieces that also fit your shape - nothing in your underwear drawer, not even special occasion items, should be uncomfortable or irritating to wear. When you’re comfortable and confident in what you wear, you’ll exude charisma and captivate those around you, whatever your cup size. A small bust doesn’t require anything too heavily structured, so softer fabrics, bralettes and non-wired bras that offer a lighter support I the cup can work really well as an everyday, pretty bra. Take a look at our large range of bras for small bust sizes - you'll be spoilt for choice. If you want large cup size lingerie, look for bras with a 3 section cup, additional lining, side panels, firmer mesh and wider straps to release pressure on the shoulders, preventing discomfort from straps digging into your skin. Check out our range of large cup size lingerie and full figure lingerie for the perfect pretty underwear solutions. A moulded cup gives a clean smooth line under clothes while pretty lace and embroidery create a lighter feel and a less sculptured look that remains pretty and feminine. Whatever your shape, if you’re looking for a cleavage boost a good plunge bra is your best underwear option, whilst a balcony bra will give you more coverage for pretty everyday wear. Check out our large selection of different cup styles.
2: Make sure you get the right fit
Although a bra fitting may seem daunting, many women feel empowered once they are wearing the correct bra in the correct cup. So whether you require large cup size lingerie, or need bras for small bust sizes, getting the right fit is the most important factor in enhancing your comfort and emphasizing your figure. Sebastian and Millicent have highly trained experts who can accurately determine your bra size just by looking at you and unlike department stores our specialists don't use a tape measure. It can be a really fun and revealing experience! Contact one of our stylists to book a personal fitting today and build your pretty lingerie drawer. Once you know your size, the fun part begins!
3: Always be true to your style
Never forget that pretty lingerie is for you, and you need to love it: you’ll only love your underwear if you look fabulous in it. A large part comes from the fit, and the rest from wearing pretty lingerie that is true to your style. Whether you need large cup size lingerie, bras for small bust sizes or full figure lingerie, invest in great looking sets to begin building your wardrobe, including a t-shirt bra, plunge or balcony bra, and shapewear as essential items. Fancy yourself as an aficionado? Try throwing in a cheeky suspender belt or sensual bodysuit.
Want help choosing what’s right for you? Sebastian and Millicent stylists have a huge body of knowledge to help you find pretty lingerie that will boost your confidence and suit your personality and style, leaving you to focus on work or the exciting stuff you have going on in your full day! Contact us to begin overhauling your underwear drawer.
4: Invest in quality
The only way to ensure pieces will last is to purchase quality lingerie: unfortunately, many women think that the only high quality things they are allowed to buy and openly enjoy are cosmetics, shoes and maybe the odd cocktail! You should pledge to be as selective when it comes to lingerie as you are when buying any other fashion or makeup. You need to touch the underwear and pay careful attention to the construction, finish and softness of seams as well as the aesthetic appeal of beautiful laces, silk and embellishments. Remember that you can’t really know anything about how pretty fabrics fit or feel until you actually try it on. Contact our stylists to book a personal fitting and invest in a pretty lingerie drawer today, you can start small and build up a full drawer over time or splash out all at once!
5: Matching is a must - invest in matching sets
There really is no other feeling like wearing a matching set of pretty lingerie; it’s tantamount to power dressing. A pretty lingerie set lets you create a secret outfit that only you and your partner (or possibly the guy you’re exchanging glances with in the print room at work) will see and appreciate. It will also do wonders for your self-confidence and boost body image all day long. Whether it’s full figure lingerie to flaunt or petite and practical bras for small busts, matching is a must!
6: Do you know how to take care of your bras?
Like every good relationship, your lingerie needs proper care and attention to ensure it remains as pretty as the day you bought it. You should hand wash your bras in tepid water mixed with specialist lingerie wash or delicates wash, then gently squeeze out the water and hang it to dry, every three to five times you wear them. This isn’t however set in stone: perspiration, as well as lotions and perfumes on your skin, can stain delicate fabrics, with cotton underwear needing more frequent washing because cotton absorbs sweat. Dark clothing can also rub off onto light coloured underwear, which is why we recommend diversifying your lingerie colour collection to keep it pretty.
We recommend replacing each bra every 6 to 12 months depending on how many you have in rotation, because the material will stretch over time. But don’t just buy the same size without thinking about your lifestyle: if you’ve lost or gained weight, or find that your clothes just don’t look right anymore, book another fitting with one of our stylists to make sure your breasts get the support they need from a well-fitting bra.
So, there you have it: wearing pretty lingerie makes you feel comfortable, feminine and sensual, and is an essential part of your wardrobe and self-care regime. You’ll also get a confidence boost because you’re giving your body the ultimate treat every day with the best of all worlds: practical, well-fitting and pretty lingerie.
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