What’s In Your Bank Holiday Weekend Bag? Mio Destino Ladies Reveal The Lingerie, Swimwear and Sleepwear In Theirs

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Miss Mio has asked each of the ladies at Mio Destino HQ which lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear pieces they planned to take away or wear at home this bank holiday weekend. See which items they pick and get some inspiration for your bank holiday whether you’re having a relaxing weekend at home, nipping to the beach, visiting family or having a romantic weekend away.

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Celine – We’re planning a little city break to Barcelona. My plan is to enjoy great food, good wine, see the sights and visit the beach.

I plan to take the Maria Bonita Tuerts bikini with me as the colours are so gorgeous and bright, a perfect match for the vibrancy of Barcelona’s city beach. The Maria Bonita Aradia white mini dress is also a must as it packs up small enough for my carry on luggage and I can wear it on the breach or strolling around the hot Barcelona streets. I’ve chosen the Lise Charmel Effusion Bleue Blue Half Cup Bra and Italian brief because it’s totally beautiful and just a bit special so I know I’ll feel lovely in the evenings.


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Sophia – I’m getting married in 6 weeks time so I plan to take a break from all the stress of planning and spend some quality time with my other half at pre wedding spa weekend.

I always like to wear a swimsuit when I’m in a spa so I bought the Lepel Capri red v-neck because it’s flattering and also sexy enough that I can take it on honeymoon later next month. I’m also taking the Gossard Superboost black lace slip which I chose because its elegant and sexy but not too pricey and I’m saving my pennies for the Lise Charmel Romantique Desir low back nightdress which I’m buying for the honeymoon.


Lepel Capri Red V Neck Swimsuit

Gossard Superboost Lace Black Slip






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Charis – I’m spending the weekend with a group of friends at one of their houses. There will be lots of chatting, wine drinking and of course a night out at our favourite cocktail bars.

It’s basically going to be one extreme or the other this weekend. I’m either going to be in my PJs with a glass of wine nattering with the girls at home or out at a bar and properly dressed up. I’m taking my favourite Mio Lounge Ocean Breeze PJs with me because they’re comfy and perfect for a day spent doing nothing. In the evening I’m wearing a short, tight sexy little number which requires some clever underwear to go with it to maximise the effect of the dress. The Spanx Lust Have nude high waist half slip is perfect, totally smooths out my waist and hips and I can wear a pretty bra with it so I still feel sexy.

Spanx Lust Have Nude High Waist Half Slip Mio Lounge Ocean Breeze Cotton Navy Blue Pyjamas

Christy – I’m currently 7.5 months pregnant so I will be spending a relaxing weekend at home avoiding doing anything and enjoying the peace and quiet while it lasts.

My top picks for my relaxing bank holiday weekend are the Irall Cappuccino Pyjamas because they are really pretty and the stretch fabric accommodates my ever growing bump and is really comfy. I’ve also bought two of the Lorna Drew nursing bras in preparation for the baby coming. You aren’t supposed to wear wires at this late stage in pregnancy and I find, unlike the majority of maternity lingerie, that Lorna Drew lingerie is both practical for every day and also still offers some actually sexy styles when you want to feel a little less like you’re smuggling a bowling ball and a little more like an attractive woman.

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Drama Queen: Dramatic Lingerie Picks Inspired By Edinburgh International Festival

playful-promisesThe Edinburgh International Festival starts today showcasing the UKs largest annual celebration of visual arts from theatre and opera to dance and art itself. With this in mind we thought it only right to join in the celebration of all things visually vibrant and create a showcase of our favourite dramatic and dynamic lingerie pieces. Create your own little piece of drama and pick your favourite look today.

Dramatic Prints with an Important Message from Curvy Kate & CoppaFeel










The Curvy Kate Coppafeel bra and briefs is collaboration with Breast Cancer Awareness Charity, CoppaFeel! Which aims to encourage 18-30 year old women to check their breasts regularly. They do this primarily by targeting festival goers and university students so what could be a more perfect purchase to celebrate Edinburgh International Festival than this fun cleavage boosting pink hand print bra and shorty briefs.

Dazzle In Diamonds with Mio Luxe Swarovski Etro Corset










Mio Luxe is a stunning range of corsets that are designed to be seen. You’re sure to steal the limelight in any one of the satin corset or waspie designs that can be bought in either Swarovski or Preciosa crystal designs. Dazzle today; buy your favourite corset now.

Shine like a star in Gossard Glossies






Gossard have created a range of stunning sheer and plunge padded bras and briefs all made in juicy hued gloss fabric. If you love un-fussy lingerie what makes a fun and sexy statement then Gossard Glossies are for you. Shine like a star and pick your favourite colour now.

Perform A Little Boudoir Burlesque with Playful Promises











Playful Promises are a brand that successfully merges a trend led aesthetic with a playful dose of retro. The Playful promises Lily black bow ruffle open cup bra is a perfect example. Combine the bra with the matching briefs, suspender belt and stockings and you have the beginnings of your very own theatrical bedroom burlesque. Treat yourself today.

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Lingerie Guide: The Dress You’re wearing And The Shape Wear Lingerie You’ll Need

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Mio’s Guide To Your Best Kept Supporting Lingerie Secrets

With a summer chock full of events and occasions you’ve probably got all your outfits at the ready. Now the next step is finding that perfect lingerie to go with the dress; lingerie that won’t be seen, that keeps you comfortable and even enhances your figure at the same time. We’ve put together a guide to help you match the dress you’re wearing to the lingerie you’ll need.

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strapless dressThe strapless dress is a staple of the event dress wardrobe. Baring the shoulders is both classic and classy showing just enough skin to be sexy but not so much as to scandalize Aunty Martha at the family wedding.





Key Issue: You need a bra that is supportive and strapless, one you can count on not to slip down because no one looks good yanking up a descending strapless bra. The bra should help keep the dress in place and stop it from doing the same southward dive.

The Solution: 

Body Wrap Regular Strapless Slenderizer Nude U-Wired Slip

The Body Wrap Regular strapless nude control slip has a built-in bra for support. The moulded bra cups feature underwire for shape and lift. The 25% elastane fabric lifts the derriere and slims the hips, thighs and tummy. The slip has no seams making it invisible under clothing. The slip comes with nude and clear removable shoulder straps. This Body Wrap control slip is aso available in black.




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The skin tight dress is the classic weapon of mass seduction, perfect for that special date with your love, showing your ex what he’s missing or simply dressing to impress for a girls night out.





Key Issue: A skin tight dress can be both tantalizing and terrifying if the correct lingerie is not worn underneath. The least forgiving of all dress styles, the skin tight body con or bias cut dress hides nothing and reveals a great deal so smooth, nipped in curves are what you need and certainly no VPL.

 The Solution:

Miraclesuit Shapewear Sexy Sheer Black SingletteMiraclesuit Shapewear sexy sheer black singlette features an opaque black body to slim the tummy, back and derriere and sexy sheer mesh thigh slimming panels. Bra support and straps allow you to wear your own bra. Indulge in this slimming secret now; buy in nude too.





Naomi and Nicole Soft and Smooth Nude Hi-Waist Brief

A favourite with women everywhere since Mary Quant first lead the mini revolution back in the swinging 60s. Nothing says fashion savy female like a classic mini dress and nothing shows off polished pins better.





Key Issue:

If you’re wearing a mini chances are your legs are one of your favourite features. With that in mind you may need a little extra boost to give you the beautiful body to match those perfect pins.

The Solution:

Naomi and Nicole Soft and Smooth Nude Hi-Waist BriefNaomi and Nicole Soft and Smooth nude hi-waist brief comes in soft, seem free design that slims the tummy, hips and derriere. Wonderful edge technology prevents the leg line from riding up. Buy today with similarly useful nude waist cincher.






plunge dressWhat better way to celebrate your curves than with a plunge neck dress? Revealing a little tasteful cleavage is a sure fire hit with your other half, the perfect way to add sex appeal to any occasion and just the thing to bring out your inner bond girl.





Key issue:

You want to showcase your cleavage not your lingerie. Nothing says amateur like a visible bra and a low cut dress. You need a bra that is low enough to remain invisible but supportive enough to give your cleavage the shape and support it needs so you can look your very breast, ahem best.

The Solution:

Gossard Retrolution Black Padded Staylo SlipGossard Retrolution Staylo slip features moulded, underwired nude bra cups overlaid with black lace cut in in a deeply plunging v-neckline that extends into a fitted black and nude slip. Perfect for wearing under your favourite low cut dress. Treat yourself to this sexy piece now; buy with matching thong.





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With shows like Madmen becoming deeply ingrained in our style subconscious there’s no getting away from the fabulous retro style dresses of a bygone era. The key to pulling off a real retro look is often not the dress itself but the supporting garments.





Key Issues:

Women from the 50’s wore much more structured lingerie than we do today. The key to the look is a cinched waist and perky bustline. The hourglass reigns when it comes to retro dressing so you need something that gives you a more defined shape than the modern woman.

The Solution:

What Katie Did Kate Black Longline Cone Bra

What Katie Did Kate black longline cone bra features the same conical bra cups as the iconic WKD cone bra now with an elegant longline body. Hook and eye front fastenings make this easy to take on and off. Love the look? Buy yours today with matching panty girdle.The perfect piece to create a subtle retro silhouette. Complete your vintage look, buy yours today.



Grab your lingerie supporting garments now to ensure you look and feel your very best.

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Bridal Etiquette from 1938 And Brilliant Bridal Lingerie For Day And Night

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The 1775 – 2014 Wedding Dress exhibition is in full swing at the Victoria and Albert Museum London and wedding season itself is gathering momentum. We thought we’d take this opportunity to look at a little bridal etiquette from times gone buy as well as showcase some of our favourite lingerie pieces for the modern bride’s trousseau. Here are just a few notes on proper wedding etiquette from a wonderful little book we found from 1938, ‘My Home Book of Etiquette and Entertaining’ by Lady Troubridge.



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From Wedding Day to Wedding Nights

Now you know just how to properly orchestrate your wedding don’t forget to select the perfect lingerie for the big day and the big day’s big night!

Mio Luxe Snowfall Bridal Swarovski Crystals Overbust Corset

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Mio Luxe Snowfall bridal corset comes in satin with iridescent Swarovski crystals cascading from sweetheart neckline to hip. The corset features front fastenings, back lacing and steel boning for an hourglass silhouette. Love the look? Buy today with co-ordinating tulle or satin bridal skirt for the big day and silk robe for the wedding night.


Lise Charmel Romantique Desir Nacre Lace Basque & Nightdress

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Lise Charmel Romantique Desir Nacre basque features molded, lace bra cups, smooth stretch body and stylish lace body panels accentuated with light boning to create a most flattering silhouette. Removable suspenders and bra straps add versatility. Lise Charmel Romantique Desir Nacre nightdress comes in a halter dress style. The body is formed from soft, luxurious ivory lace while softly fluted ivory chiffon forms the little skirt. The ultimate indulgence. Spoil yourself; buy both now.


Gossard Retrolution Slip and Femme Fatal Ivory Bra, Thong and Suspender Belt

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Gossard Retrolution strapless slip will help create the perfect silhouette under your wedding gown with it’s moulded, underwired bra cups of pretty ivory floral lace cut in a low neckline, stretch satin side panels and strategically placed mesh lining panels with lace overlay to create a perfectly slim body silhouette. Move into the evening with this perfect wedding night collection including Gossard Femme Fatale ivory strapless bra, thong and suspender belt all featuring gently pleated spot mesh, embroidered lace trim and tiny sequin embellishments. Indulge in this bridal fantasy today.

Lepel Bouquet Ivory Multiway Bra, basque and thong

Lepel Bouquet ivory multiway bra features molded, underwired bra cups cover in swirling embroidered lace with softly scalloped lace at bra cup edges. Removable straps allow for multiway wear making it so easy to adapt to the style of your wedding gown. Pair with matching embroidered lace thong then simple slip into the sexy basque version for the wedding night. Buy your matching items from the Lapel Bouquet Ivory collection today.

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Fred and Ginger Bridal Beau 

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Fred and Ginger bridal beau bra  and bridal beau knickers comes in 100% creamy silk satin and luxurious French lace create this ultra glam bridal look. Flirty frills adorn the cups and straps and a romantic satin bow in the centre of the bust finishes this pretty bra. Then in the evening slip into this luxurious silk teddy with its vintage feel, flattering paneled cut, and seductive French lace neckline detailing. Indulge in a little luxury retro romance today.

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5 Great Reasons To Lounge in Your Pyjamas All Day

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We live busy lives filled with jobs to do, errands to run, bills to pay, cleaning to catch up on kids to look after, the list goes on and on. Now, we’re not suggesting you trade this all in on a permanent basis to become a pyjama wearing sofa dweller (aka sloth) but in the case of the busy woman the age old adage is true, a change is as good as a holiday. So get your diary out, find a day, clear your schedule and make a date with your favourite pyjamas. Treat yourself to this simple yet wonderful indulgence, a day where you don’t get dressed, don’t put your make up on, turn your phone on silent, ignore your emails and treat yourself some well earned ‘me time’. Here are our top 5 reasons to stay in your PJs all day along with our favourite sleepwear and loungewear pieces for you to choose from. Go on, buy your favourites and book a PJ day today; you deserve this.

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It’s A Rare Luxury

Time itself has become the ultimate luxury commodity. You don’t need to spend hundreds on a weekend away or a fortnight in the Bahamas to enjoy the luxury of time dedicate to ‘me’. Simply slip into these lush blue and cream satin Irall pyjamas with floral embroidered lace detail and allow yourself the indulgence of a day filled with nothing but relaxing in the comfort of your own home.



















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It’s SO Comfortable

A day spent at home without a to-do list is a wonderful thing made all the more wonderful without the fetters of our everyday clothes. The sheer ease of spending the day in your PJs is enough to help relax the body and forget all about the usual schedule. These Mio Lounge Blue Floral Bloom cotton ¾ length pyjamas are the perfect balance of style and comfort with their summery floral print and navy contrast details in crisp, cool cotton. Buy yours now.

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It Stops You Being Busy

We’ve all heard of power dressing for work, the idea that what your wear can affect your very psyche. Well the same is true of dressing for a day of relaxation. The simple act of keeping your PJs on lets your brain know it’s time to relax and lets face it, it provides a physical barrier to busyness too, I mean who’s really going to pop to the bank in their PJs? Put the kettle on and slip into these sumptuously soft Irall Daisy stretch jersey pyjamas in buttery cream and spot cappuccino print for a day of peaceful relaxation. Indulge today and buy now.

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It Takes You Back

Remember those childhood and teenage days of the sleepover when you and your friends would stay up all night watching chick flicks then spend the next day in your PJs munching breakfast at lunchtime and chatting till your hearts content. Wearing your PJs all day has a strong nostalgic element sure to take you back to this wonderfully simple time. Learn this life lesson from your former self, a girly day spent in your PJs is a day well spent. Why not try these cute little Irall Octavia II White and Navy Blue Sailor summery shorty PJs with nautical stripe top and stretch shorts from Irall for the perfect summer PJ day. Go on; spoil yourself today.












Irall Octavia II White and Navy Blue Sailor Short Pyjama Set










It’s Perfect For Pampering

There’s one kind of to-do list that you’re allowed to tackle on a PJ day and that’s a pamper to-do list. So grab your nail polish, hair treatment, face mask and get busy in the very best way. PJs are much more conducive to relaxing pamper treatments so go ahead and treat yourself. These classic Ahoy Sailor pyjamas from Mio Lounge are the perfect accompaniment to a day of summer pampering with their classic blue and white stripe cotton print and luxurious red contrast piping. Spoil yourself and buy today.

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