Back to Work: Every Day Essential Lingerie Must-Haves from Berlei, Spanx & Hanro

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With September just around the corner we’re all feeling those back to school vibes. The summer season is drawing to a close and while we’ve had a fun and fabulous summer of slinky swimwear, sexy night slips and seductively summery lingerie we’re all feeling the draw of the lingerie essentials. Everyday lingerie needn’t be dull; it gives us the feeling of shopping for fresh stationary and school supplies, of getting organised and feeling ready to face the autumn season. There’s nothing like an everyday lingerie overall to make you feel comfortable and look your best so here’s our run down of our favourite pieces from Berlei, Spanx and Hanro for even the toughest days work.


Berlei is a lingerie brand synonymous with excellent fit, comfort and style. The brand has a rich heritage having been established in Australia in 1917 Fred Burley conducted an anatomical study of women’s sizing to create the best possible standardised sizing for his lingerie and corsetry, a revolutionary approach for it’s time. Berlei UK was launched on regent Street in London in 1929 and was quickly praised by Vogue and became established over the years to come as a staple brand within the UK lingerie market.

Here is one of our favourite everyday essential sets from the new season’s collection.

Berlei Comfort Heaven Lace Black Wired Bra Berlei Comfort Heaven Lace Black Deep Brief Berlei Comfort Heaven Lace Black Deep BriefBerlei Comfort Heaven lace black wired bra features extremely soft textured floral lace bra cups with innovative BioForm wire technology to reduce wire movement and therefore less chance of wires poking through to skin. The bra features cotton lining in the lower bra cups for comfort. The brief features a central microfibre panel for light tummy control while soft stretch floral lace adds detail to the front panel and forms a full lace derriere panel. Scalloped lace elastic trim at the legline adds a pretty finish. The perfect way to look and feel fabulous all day; buy yours now.



Spanx was founded by Sarah Blakely after having struggled to find just the right slimming lingerie to wear under her white trousers. Her solution? Cut off the feet of some old shaping tights and voila, Spanx was born. The collection is now a global success helping shape tummies, bottoms and thighs the world over with over 200 styles to suit every figure and budget. We have to admit, there is a reason for Spanx enduring success, they are quite simply the best shapewear brand around.

Our favourite Spanx piece this season?


Spanx Look at me black cotton leggings. They are so practical and so essential yet a complete upgrade on our regular, less than flattering regular leggings. These Look at me black cotton leggings are completely opaque and designed to be seen with clever seamless sides and the fabric that slims the tummy, bottom and thighs for a perfectly sculpted look. The ideal accompaniment to all your favourite t-shirts and tunics. Buy your new favourite leggings today.




Hanro is a Swiss lingerie brand with a very distinctive style that exudes luxury and simplicity. Forgoing fashion trends Hanro products are made on classic, elegant styles from the most luxurious cotton, silk and wool fibres with elements of French lace and satin binding trims creating just a touch of sensuality. Hanro creates lingerie, lounge and sleepwear which feels divine next to the skin and will never go out of style; an everyday luxury you can’t afford to be without.

It was hard to choose but we found our favourite from the NEW collection;

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Hanro Pure Silk collection is a rare luxury and has many uses as outerwear, lingerie and loungewear. Silk has superb absorbency and the ability to cool or warm the body regulating your temperature as necessary. This is what makes the cream V-neck spaghetti top so special with its luxurious pure 100% silk fine rib fabric which gives ultimate softness and comfort against the skin. The top features a seam free finish for maximum comfort and a discrete look beneath clothes. Silk stretch binding edges the V-neck line adding detail and forms adjustable shoulder straps for a perfect fit. The cream silk leggings are formed from the same 100% stretch knit silk and feature a side-seam free finish for maximum comfort. An elasticated waist also adds comfort. These luxurious leggings can be worn beneath trousers for warmth or as an outer legging. These are everyday luxury lingerie staples you will wonder how you ever lived without. Treat yourself today; buy in black too or purchase with one of the longer sleeve tops.

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Big Boobs? No Bother! Check out the latest Curvy Kate collection of sensational styles for your ample assets.

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Curvy Kate are an exemplary brand always managing to cater for cup sizes D-K without ever compromising on fashion, shaping, or sensuality. Another thing we love is their commitment to using models with genuine curves so we can actually see what the bra might look like on us rather than on a model with assets half as ample as our own. This season is no exception in the style stakes with classic Curvy kate favourites offered in new and scrumptious colour palettes as well as some new styles and daring prints. We couldn’t be more excited for this collection, so without further ado here’s an overview of Curvy Kate’s new collection. Find your favourites now and indulge.

Curvy Kate Dreamcatcher Frost and Boysenberry Balcony Bra

Curvy Kate Dreamcatcher collection comes in cool frost blue sheer mesh embroidered with delicate dreamcatcher repeat motif, swirling embroidered lace edging and deep boysenberry hued satin bow trims. Make the most of your best assets; choose from the soft cup underwired bra, brief or thong now.





Curvy Kate Roxie Night and Silver Padded Plunge Bra

Curvy Kate Roxie Night Silver collection features a stunning linear lace over a pale silvery back ground with pretty scalloped lace edge detailing and silver satin bow trims. Love the look? The Roxie Night Silver collection is available in a padded plunge bra and padded plunge camisole. Buy yours now.





Curvy Kate Portia Spice and Snow Balcony Bra

Curvy Kate Portia Spice and Snow collection comes in sheer spiced peach colour mesh embroidered with elegant crisscross design. Satin ribbon woven through lace edge trim provides the perfect feminine finish to this warm, romantic collection. Choose from the balcony bra, brief or thong today.





Curvy Kate Daisie Black Print Plunge Bra

Curvy Kate Daisie collection showcases a black on black subtle daisy printed soft touch fabric, sheer mesh with beautiful embroidered daisy design and petal edge trim for added detail. Indulge in this classic beauty with a floral twist and choose from the plunge bra, short or thong today.





Curvy Kate Coppafeel Hot Pink and Night Moulded BraThe Curvy Kate Coppafeel bra and briefs is designed in collaboration with Breast Cancer Awareness Charity, CoppaFeel! Which aims to encourage 18-30 year old women to check their breasts regularly. The collection comes in hot pink microfibre featuring a pale pink hand print design. This playful , flirty look is complete with contrasting royal blue satin bow trims and delicate scalloped. Flirt with your fun side; buy the bra and briefs today.



Curvy Kate Gia Boysenberry and Black Balcony Bra

Curvy Kate Gia Boysenberry and Black collection comes in soft stretch micro fibre in deep boysenberry hue with elements of sheer lattice embroidered mesh with black embroidered edge detail. Treat yourself to the soft cup underwired balcony bra, short or thong.





Curvy Kate Firecracker Night Print Plunge Bra

Curvy Kate Firecracker Night collection comes in fabulously fun firework inspired print in navy and orange hues with sexy sheer orange panels with pretty co-ordinating embroidery. Scalloped edge trim and dainty peach lace bows complete the look. Indulge now; buy the bra with matching brief or thong.


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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