Tuesday 15 September 2015

Hot, curvy and pink - a week of lingerie from www.lingerie.co.uk

Hot news this week is that curvy is missing. As singer Meghan Trainor has it, Bringing Booty Back hasn't made it to Septembers issue of American vogue! Criticism of the autumn issue of Vogue, often seen as the trend-setting issue for the whole year ahead, relates to the fact that in the 832 pages of the publication there are plus sized models on only two pages. Those two pages arent even editorial, they are a paid for advert from a mysterious organisation called plusisequal.com which has an, as yet unpublished, website.

Vogue USA under the lingerie microscope

The advert itself shows six plus sized women in lingerie and stilettos, but they are in silhouette and theres a countdown to the date 14 September 2015 with the strapline Its time for change …’ Overall the approach seems to related to Lane Bryant, a lingerie retailer that has attacked Victorias Secret for their perfect body campaign by promoting their own versions of attractiveness under the hashtag #Imnoangel in which they showed women of many different body types posing in lingerie to show that you dont have to be perfect to be gorgeous. Were all in favour of that!

But theres a bigger question about magazines like Vogue, which have taken to using older models quite regularly, simply because the silver market is worth competing for, and that question is - are they simply sticking to featuring skinny perfect bodies because they believe many women will still strive to achieve the size 10 or thigh gap that they think will lead to fulfilment? It was all too common for magazines to only have pubescent or even pre-pubescent models at one time, because all women were encouraged to aspire to eternal youth, now are we being asked to aspire to impossible slimness instead?

Talking about eternal youth and underwear

We were charmed to see Lisa Snowdon in her latest undies! Aged 43, Lisa, who is a successful TV presenter and radio host, revealed just how good she looks in lingerie. Perhaps its no surprise that  the presenter of Britain's Next Top Model between 2006 until 2009 is in great shape, but the wonderful thing about Lisas glamour shoot for the Triumph brand is that shes no skinny wraith, she looks like an ample, beautifully proportioned mature woman, which is what she is.

We also love the bright pink - wed call it fuchsia - bra and pants set that shes debuted. While many women think that strong lingerie colours might be difficult to wear, we consider that fuchsia and cerise work for almost everyone. Other colours that just about every woman could comfortably fit into their lingerie drawers include royal blue and a proper emerald green. It is true though that bold underwear takes a little more work. So, taking our Reve de Luxe bra in pink as an example, wed recommend that any woman aiming to work this hot pink number would probably benefit from:

1.    Finding a strong lipstick to offset the rich lingerie shade
2.    Plan special hair - either a full tousled bed hair look or something sleek and sophisticated
3.    Accessorise with care - dainty necklaces and tiny earrings wont cut it with such a glowing underwear collection - instead consider chunky bangles, a risqué anklet or even a velvet choker or a fascinator something to really rock your undies!

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