8 common underwear mistakes you could be making

We’re well into the Christmas party season now, perhaps you’ve even attended one or two. When considering your Christmas outfit’s how much of that thought was about the underwear? Not a lot? Don’t worry we anticipated that!

When we talk about underwear, we think about bras—how we’re wearing the wrong size, how they should really fit. Underwear, however, is often overlooked,” Choosing the right type of underwear truly sets the foundation for your entire day. Taking more time to be aware of what you’re wearing can go a long way in helping you look great.

We have worked with five of our biggest suppliers and models from the lingerie industry to bring you the do’s and don’ts. So let’s get to work and correct—the eight most common underwear mistakes you’re probably making, but had no clue.

 

1. You’re wearing a size too small.

Now is the time to put vanity aside and go a size up in your clothes with your underwear! If they are too tight they can pinch and give you the dreaded muffin top or VPL (visible panty line), not to mention increase your chances of nether-region unpleasantness like a UTI or yeast infection.

2. You’re wearing the wrong underwear with your outfit.
A string may prevent V.P.L, but it’s not always the best underwear for your body-con clothes. If it’s made from textured material, for example, it will still show through a tight, lightweight dress. A more appropriate choice, in this case, might be a seamless boyshort, maybe one with slightly longer “legs” to prevent ride-up. Wearing a high-waisted skirt? Try a high-waisted brief vs. a low-rise bikini to help smooth out the tummy area.

3. Not trying before buying.

Fit is essential when it comes to undergarments. Even the most swoon-worthy bra can lose its “lustre” when the sizing is off. Bra shopping, in many ways, is very similar to shopping for a pair of jeans — every pair fits differently, especially across brands, so trying them on is key. We offer free shipping on orders over ?100. and returns on garments, we’re always available to answer your questions too, as we have knowledge regarding the brands.

 

 

4. Not following the care instructions properly

Always read the care instructions. Lace, silk and satin underwear and bras need a little extra love when it comes to washing, and shouldn’t be treated in the same way as their cotton counterparts. Delicate fabrics and constructions often require the use of cold water, hand-washing techniques, mild soap and air drying to maintain their like-new appearance.

 

5. Not getting rid of worn out pieces 

Yes, it can be hard to part with your favourite pieces of clothing, but there comes a time when you just have to “let go”. Bras and underwear that are wearing thin or sporting holes should be ditched and upgraded.

6. You’re not spending enough on your lingerie.

It’s tempting to save money on your lingerie and spend it on that pair of jeans instead—after all, that’s what everyone will see. But even if you are the only one who ever sees your underwear, remember that this is the foundation to your entire look. The right underwear has the power to make or break how you walk, talk, look and feel throughout any given day. A ?5.00 pair of underwear may seem like a great deal to start with but probably won’t stand the test of comfort, or time. The cheaper the underwear, the lower the quality—expect materials that are rough against your skin, exposed seams that dig-in as well as show through clothes, underwear that’s not lined properly, or ill-fit that can cause ride-up. Good quality underwear, on the other hand, will be made with first-rate materials for comfortable, all-day wear, superior attention to fit and will hold both its appearance and fit after numerous washings.

7. You’re wearing light underwear with your dark-colored clothing. 

Most people (we hope!) know not to wear dark underwear through light-colored clothing, but did you know you can also see light underwear through dark-colored clothing? Especially if a camera flash is involved. So if you’re wearing a black dress, it’s best to stick to black lingerie.

8. You’re wearing mesh underwear in the summer.

It may seem like mesh underwear is more breathable, but you may be surprised to hear that it’s not. Synthetic materials such as polyester hold and trap heat, moisture and bacteria—putting you at greater risk for yeast infections and UTIs, or just feeling uncomfortable all day. In the summer, it’s best to wear underwear made with natural, breathable materials such as cotton or bamboo that absorb and/or wick moisture away from the skin.

The New Year is approaching..

Are you excited for Christmas and the New Year ahead? Well make sure that your wardrobe keeps up with you. Upgrade your sleepwear and underwear to pieces that you are proud of. Make sure that you are feeling comfortable whilst looking sexy. Feel great in your underwear and make sure that you are standing out from others. We have chosen some of our favourite pieces to take you into the New Year.

New Year Sleepwear!

New Year Sleepwear - Lustre Lingerie

Our Beauty Night Antoinette is a beautiful satin slip in a gorgeous soft pink colour. You will definitely stand out in this gorgeous slip with it’s plunging neck line and intersecting straps across the back. Treat yourself in the New Year to sleepwear that you are proud to wear.

 

 

 

 

 

New Year Sleepwear - Lustre Lingerie If you prefer a pyjama set then why not try our Irall Parisa Pyjamas? This pretty pyjama set has intricate embroidery across the bust making it a gorgeous set. Bring the new year in with comfort and elegance. We also have the dressing gown to go with this set.

 

 

 

 

 

New Year Sleepwear - Lustre Lingerie

Enter the New Year at an affordable price. Our Avanua Brittany is a gorgeous chemise in a silky black material with a wide embroidered lace band under the bust to make it even sexier. You can pick up this gorgeous chemise for only ?17.00! Feel sexy and feminine in this gorgeous piece.

 

 

 

 

 

On next weeks blog we will be picking some of our favourite lingerie sets to bring you in for the new year ahead.

Festive Lingerie

Christmas is everybody’s favourite time of the year. Therefore, make sure that you have your favourite lingerie for the festive period. Festive lingerie is a lust have this Christmas! Seasonal colours and styles make it easy for you to feel confident and festive. Therefore, take a look at some of our favourite festive lingerie sets that are perfect for the Christmas period.

Festive Lingerie is the best lingerie!

Festive Lingerie - Lustre Lingerie

Lingerie is a way of expressing yourself and personality in a different way. Therefore, make sure that your lingerie is sexy and body enhancing. Our Avanua Camelia set is a beautiful lace set that can be completed with lace stockings. This set is available for everyday wear or those special occasions.

 

Festive Lingerie - Lustre Lingerie

If you are looking for something that is sexier this Christmas then why not try our Provocative Deep Secrets Set. This set includes a provocative bra and thong set with a satin ribbon bow and rhinestones. Treat yourself this Christmas to this gorgeous festive lingerie set.

 

Festive Lingerie - Lustre Lingerie

Our Beauty Night Hannah is a very sexy chemise made in a beautiful red shiny satin fabric. The front of the chemise has a triangle-shaped centre front lace panel with pretty embroidered lace. Wake up on Christmas morning with this gorgeous festive lingerie set under your Christmas tree.

Christmas Lingerie!

It’s nearly Christmas so make sure that your lingerie is on point. Make sure that you have beautiful seasonal lingerie that compliments your body and makes you look and feel great. We have selected some of our favourite seasonal pieces that you would be crazy to miss out on.

Our favourite Christmas pieces!

One of our favourite Christmas sets is our Beauty Night Aurelie. This cute and playful lacy strapless bra top and thong set with a large ribbon bow at the centre of the bust is the perfect seasonal set. Compliment your body and enhance your assets with this set. Make sure you grab yours before Christmas.

Christmas Lingerie - Lustre Lingerie Our Avanua Ayra Cami is perfect for upgrading your sleepwear over the festive period. The seasonal red colour allows you to stand out and show off your body. The ruffles around the edges keep it looking intimate with an element of surprise. Treat yourself this Christmas to gorgeous new sleepwear.

Christmas Lingerie - Lustre Lingerie

 Our Beauty Night Lucienne is an absolutely stunning body in seductive red lace and satin material. Decorated with pretty black bows to complete the set. Make sure that you stand out this Christmas for the right reasons.

Christmas Lingerie - Lustre Lingerie

Stand out this Christmas with our Irall Erotic Oksana set. The peep hole bra and brief set in red with sexy fishnet sections is perfect for keeping things playful and interesting. The set is finished off with embroidered black lace around the edge.

Christmas Lingerie - Lustre Lingerie

Stocking Fillers!

Make sure you are prepared for Christmas and have all your presents wrapped and under the tree. We have selected some of our favourite stocking fillers that will be the perfect gift for your loved one or friend this Christmas. Make sure that your stocking is full also and treat yourself this Christmas.

 

Our favourite stocking fillers!

Christmas is the time of year where you seem to always receive a new dressing gown! Make sure that this year your dressing gown is on trend and makes you feel body confident. Our Avanua Rashida Robe is available in black and is perfect for making you look and feel great. The silky material makes you feel comfortable whilst sexy. To make the robe even sexier you could pair it with a pair of lace stockings, that are available from our hosiery section.

stocking fillers - Lustre Lingerie

 

New sleepwear is a lust have at Christmas time! Make sure that you are wearing it with style and feel confident. Our Beauty Night Michele Chemise is a stunning nightdress with embroidered black lace and sheer sides. Available in a varying range of colours, you are sure to find one suited to you. This gorgeous nightdress is the perfect stocking filler!

stocking fillers - Lustre Lingerie

 

 

If you prefer a pyjama set then we can help. Our Irall Parisa Pyjamas are a pretty pyjama set in beige satin with intricate embroidery across the bust. Make sure that these gorgeous pyjamas are in your stocking this Christmas.

stocking fillers - Lustre Lingerie

New lingerie is always a great present no matter what time of year it is. Making sure that your lingerie enhances your assets and provides you with the confidence you need is crucial. Our Roza Solaris set is available in black and white and is perfectly seductive. Make sure that this gorgeous set is in your stocking this Christmas.

stocking filler - Lustre Lingerie