Sweet Valentine

Whether you are a fan, par-taker or avoid-er of all things Valentines and wish it would all just go away… It. Is. Everywhere right now isn’t it? **

A ‘tough’ part of my day job is having to go shopping to see what is out there in the market, it helps to inform/confirm what we are/should be working on for next Spring Summer. 2021. Not only do we buy key garments for reference/inspiration we also take photos – hundreds of them to compile reports – noting and analysing colour, details, shapes, fabrications, everything.

So dear reader, you’re now going to see my favourite picks of completely blatant, in your face, but-oh-to-have-some-of-these-pieces-nestling-in-your-drawers-as-it-were lingerie… Lingerie that is gorgeous, impractical, and practical, and red, oh so red (and a bit of black for good measure.)

This bra/set from Agent Provocateur for one, so sheer, so feminine, so pretty (this bra goes up to 36E)…
Cupid Plunge Underwired bra £95

Kisses from Hanky Panky, embroidered heart bralette £95

Hanky Panky embroidered bralette £95

The simplicity, the effortless just plain gorgeousness.
& Other Stories Silk Crepe Padded Bra £29

& Other Stories Silk Crepe Padded Bra £29

Sheer Delight – absolutely.
Myla Duchy Street Red Bra £75

Myla Duchy Street Red Bra £75

This bodysuit is also rather gorgeous… this colourway isn’t online (anymore?) but is in store… And/Or at John Lewis & Partners, Tori body £45.

And/Or Tori lace bodysuit £45

The black colourway however, is still on line…
And/Or Tori Bodysuit £45

And Or Tori Bodysuit £45 copy

I love this pink bra shape from Calvin Klein, the shorter curved wires mean it’s less likely to dig in, but still add a little more shape and uplift than a similar shaped non-wire… and the contrast of the lace cups and solid clean finished micro-fibre cradle… spot on. (Sold in S M L)
Calvin Klein Petal Lace bra £48

Calvin Klein Petal Lace bra £48

M&S has masses of choice for it’s Valentine offer… from two-pack bras and single knickers to this pink and red satin and lace confection below with differing shapes and styles to select from.

M&S Satin & lace

M&S Satin & Lace Padded bra £20
This bra goes up to 40G.

M&S Satin & Lace padded bra

This isn’t red, but is completely deliciously gorgeous… this bra is super sheer (the photos have been airbrushed) – it goes up to 38E.
And/Or Elsa Spot uw plunge bra £34

And Or Elsa Spot Plunge bra £34 copy

And/Or Elsa Spot Body £45

And/Or Elsa Spot Body £45

Cute & sassy from Next Carrie lightly padded plunge with embroidery detail £20. This bra goes up to 38DD.

Next Carrie lightly padded plunge with embroidery detail £20 copy

And in case all of this red and black lingerie is all toooo cliched (everything has it’s place, come on)… Dora Larson does the prettiest of colour blocking combinations that are simply joyful…

Dora Larsen in Selfridges

** It will all be over in ten days time.

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