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.
Our favourite black lingerie gems from Irall Erotic …
Made in Europe, Irall Erotic offers a beautiful collection of nightwear for the modern woman. Soft luxury satin combined with specially selected laces makes these beautiful designs not just gorgeous to look at but also extremely comfortable to wear. Each item comes nicely packaged in its own Irall Erotic box, making this range ideal for the gift market.
An extremely sensual chemise made in a beautifully decorated semi-transparent fabric. Very comfortable to wear and gently sits on the body. The front of the chemise is decorated with a satin bow and the bottom has a spectacular finish.
The chemise has thin and adjustable shoulder straps, and also includes a thong.
Diamond arrives packaged in her own Irall Erotic box with lovely matching tissue paper.
At the Lustre lingerie store we offer a beautiful plus size collection for super clinched silhuettes. Explore our range of sexy lingerie & shapewear in bigger sizes. (XXL, DD+ and 18+).
You have to love Kelly Osbourne. We do. She is feisty, knows her fashion, is passionate about her plus size girls, and is just all around fab. Well, if you have been following the news, she has teased looks and ideas about her collection, all while being QUITE adamant about her collection including plus sizes (thank you boo). Not only does the HSN Stories… by Kelly Osbournecome in plus sizes, HONEY made sure to put them on an edgy plus size model AS WELL who makes it twerk!
Plus-size model is term applied to an individual of larger stature (sometimes but not exclusively overweight or obese) who is engaged primarily in modelingplus-size clothing. Plus-size models also engage in work that is not strictly related to selling large-sized clothing, e.g., stock photography and advertising photography for cosmetics, household and pharmaceutical products and sunglasses, footwear and watches. Therefore, plus-size models do not exclusively wear garments marketed as plus-size clothing. This is especially true when participating in fashion editorials for mainstream fashion magazines.
Synonymous and interchangeable with plus-size model is “full-figured model”, “extended-sizes model”, and “outsize model”. Previously, the term “large size model” was also frequently used.
Roza Lingerie is a European lingerie company, focused on sexy and sensual clothing for the bedroom.
Roza Lingerie has an ultra-feminine presence and uses the best fabrics to create stunning garments that are as pleasurable to wear as they are to look at. Clean lines, well designed lace details and bold colours make this an underwear brand that has classic appeal to enhance your erotic nights.
Roza Lingerie have been manufacturing modern, original and beautiful designer lingerie for over a decade now.
These seductive and sensual lingerie items are made from the highest quality materials; delicate lace, rich embroidery, soft chiffon and micro-fibre. Superb quality and fantastic designs, mixed with classic colours and the finest craftsmanship, are the strength behind Roza’s extraordinary collection of beautiful lingerie.
Roza Lingerie has been manufacturing modern, original and beautiful lingerie for 16 years. From delicate lace to rich embroidery and soft chiffon this sensual luxury lingerie is made from the highest quality materials.
The strength behind Roza’s extraordinary collection is our superb quality, fantastic design and classic colors.
The collection includes bras, panties, garter belts and stockings
All Roza Lingerie merchandise comes in beautiful boxes wrapped in printed tissue paper and all products are made from the finest materials in Europe.
In 2006, Roza’s products were appreciated by the newspaper Economic Review, which is part of the Media Partner Group.
The company was awarded a medal Customer Laurel 2006 and a diploma.
In 2003 Roza was awarded the statuette, “product without borders”, the prize awarded to the winners of the competition for the best Polish companies from the fashion lingerie product categories in 2003 at the Gala Bras “Polish Product-Poland Underwear.”
Hi, it’s an exciting time for LustreLingerie.com which is now under the new ownership of Mark Walmsley and Jo Surgeon, we are celebrating by launching our new sizzling, René Rofe, red-hot chemise.
Over the last few weeks we have been reviewing our stock and adding new products… including our beautiful red-hot chemise from René Rofe (New York)
A beautiful 2-piece Hollywood chemise & G-string set from René Rofe of New York. (Stockings not included) ?32.00
This elegant, yet seductive chemise, will undoubtedly heat up your summer nights.
The chemise was popular in the 1920s, where it began as an unwaisted dress hanging straight from the shoulders, it then became a loose fitting under-garment or nightdress… but now, as you can, see it is a highly seductive, stylish and luxurious piece of lingerie that accentuates your bust and your curves. This would look fabulous on all you lovely ladies.
As proud new owners, we have plans over the coming months to extend our product range and create more categories. We are looking to provide an all round lingerie ‘superstore’ to ensure we fulfill all of your needs in the lingerie and undergarment department. Please feel free to add comments and provide us with feedback so we can continue to provide you with a great service.
We have already set-up our currency and shipping facilities for our overseas guests and have streamlined the check-out process to add to your LustreLingerie experience.
We cater for all budgets, shapes and sizes, we truly believe that everyone is beautiful and should have a touch of affordable luxury in their lives.
If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Last week we wrote a blog focusing on shaping your body correcting and being confident in the clothing you wear. Making sure that the fit was correct and being comfortable is also key to success in an outfit. This blog will be focusing on sleepwear and sexy outfits.
Our Avanua Electra Babydoll is perfect for showing off your figure. The open front babydoll allows you to fasten it to where it is comfortable. The bright turquoise means that you will stand out for the right reasons.
Available from S/M to XXL.
Price – ?23.99
Our Avanua Mocca Nightdress is a stunning piece with white lace edging over the bust. The figure hugging nightdress will enhance your figure to the shape that you desire.
Available from S/M to XXL.
Price – ?27.99
Irall Bella is a very feminine nightdress with a sheer crimped flared skirt and rich plum coloured bust. This is an exceptionally beautiful empire-line nightdress.
Finding underwear and sleepwear that compliments your body and shape can be hard. Many lingerie shops only stock small sizes and therefore full figured women are missing out. Not anymore though! Lustre Lingerie stock underwear, sleepwear, hosiery and sexy outfits up to size XXL. Therefore, people of all shapes and sizes can have our amazing products. Making sure that your products are the correct fit is very important because they are instantly more comfortable. Here are a few of our favourite pieces that we have chosen for you to shape your body effectively.
Our Avanua Euphoria Set is perfect for complimenting your shape and enhancing your body. The retro style top and brief will keep you on trend and looking great.
Available from sizes S/M to XXL.
Price – ?22.99
Our Avanua Camelia set is a perfect twist on everyday lingerie. Adding a pop of colour to your wardrobe is important for standing out and feeling confident. Treat your body to something different with this gorgeous set. Also available in blue and black.
Available from sizes S/M to XXL.
Price – ?27.99
Add a pop of colour to your lingerie with our Avanua Lulu set. The gorgeous cami top and briefs provide you with the support that you need while complimenting your body.
Available from sizes S/M to XXL.
Price – ?20.99
Take a look at our hosiery selection, where we have a selection that focuses specifically on size XXL. Completing your look whilst feeling comfortable is important to have a successful outfit. These specific stockings and hold ups are designed to be comfortable and essential to your wardrobe.
Our Gabriella Katia Stockings are comfortable and go with many outfits. A floral pattern is sitauted at the top of the stocking, adding that extra element.
Available in XXL.
Price – ?3.99
Our blog next week will be focused on sleepwear and also sexy lingerie sets, for shaping your body.
LustreLingerie.com is your trusted store for seductive, erotic and everyday lingerie including bras, knickers, briefs, thongs, babydolls, camisoles, slips, basques, corsets, stockings, suspenders, tights, sleepwear, shapewear, accessories, fancy dress, costumes and much more.