Tuesday 8 March 2016

Size, stealing lingerie and do you have Easter undies?

Good old Edwina Currie is back in the news with another controversy - not eggs this time but size. Her target, Ashley Graham, is one of the world’s top lingerie models and according to Currie, ‘It seems to me that plus-size models and extolling them and making it seem normal to be obese is just as dangerous and unhealthy as the zero models, the very thin ones.’ She went on to claim that larger models could be ‘heading for diabetes, knee and hip problems’.

We’ve got no opinion one way or the other about the health risks of anybody’s size or shape - that’s none of our business, but we do believe that every woman has the right to delicious underwear. That’s why we have a carefully collated ‘plus size lingerie’ section that offers a wonderful range of gorgeous undies, including the hand-made  Ulla Dessous Alice bra and pantyset with a dainty lace overlay.

 Stolen Victoria’s Secret lingerie

A 47-year-old store cleaner has been convicted of stealing more than a thousand lingerie items from the Victoria’s Secret shop in New Bond Street, London.  It turns out that for around three years he had been taking items from the basket where store staff put items to be returned to the shop floor after customers had tried them on. He was able to get away with it by filling his trouser pockets with some items but others he had actually put on over his own underpants …. ew! The man in question was given a suspended sentence as the judge accepted that he hadn’t really understood how things worked in the shop and might have believed that the basket contained items to be destroyed rather than re-shelved.

And why was he doing this? To sell the garments online. That’s why we recommend buying your online lingerie from a dedicated online shop, not somebody on eBay - because you never know where they may have got that lingerie, nor who’s been wearing it before you!

Easter underwear

We’ve got a bit of a pash for Easter lingerie - which for us combines the joy of a underwear drawer spring clean with the guiltless pleasure of a chocolate-free celebration weekend.

So what counts as Easter lingerie for us?  Well pastels for a start, such as mint, peach and lavender shades. These are the most flattering to skins still pale after winter’s rigours and mint, in particular is incredibly flattering to darker skin-tones which means that it’s a colour that works for all.

Then we like dots - there’s something very springlike about polka dots and a pretty dotty bikini might prompt the invitation to get some early sun on a quick weekend break! And finally, we think cotton undies are very springlike, so we use this holiday to drop a few hints that we’d like some new cotton panties … that’s a hint that tends to be very well received!

Do you have special Easter underwear - if so, what makes it spring-like to your mind?

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