Friday, 29 March 2013

A Not So Vintage Secret

I simply have so much to talk to you all about, but it seems like life has kind of got in the way recently! Two photoshoots, cat hunting, dress hunting and helping my boyfriend start his own business have all taken priority, but I have got ever so much to share with you all.
Preparing for my recent photoshoots let me delve into the wonderful world of lingerie and shapewear. I am generally happy with my figure, however in front of the camera a little push up and pull in can work wonders. Over the past few months I have been what can only be described as OBSESSED with Fuller Figure Fuller Bust, a blog by the beautiful and very knowledgeable Georgina Horne. Her blog has become my go to guide for all underwear and shapewear queries, and she really knows what she is talking about!
First up on my list was a push up plunge bra, perfect for a low cut dress. I took on Debenhams and BHS in Brighton with great enthusiasm and tried so many bras on, that I was exhausted! Georgina's blog spoke of the Freya Deco, a great bra that gives a wonderful cleavage.  I would advise with this bra to try it on in a few different sizes, I have two; one which fits perfectly but doesn't give as great cleavage as a slightly 'wrong' sized one, for example a cup size smaller. Just make sure your everyday bra's are correctly sized! I would recommend getting sized up at Bravissimo.

Deco Honey  Moulded Plunge Bra
I bought mine in Nude
I also purchased a Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless Bra. I found it in Debenhams for £8 less than in BHS and so snapped it up! This is such a great strapless bra and I really do feel very secure in this compared to other strapless bras. Also, you can get it in super pretty lace prints! Instead of spongy or gel push up like in some bras, this has 'hands' that scoop and push up your boobs!

Next on my list was some Shapewear. Having scoured Georgina's blog for recommendations, I fell upon a recent post about Maidenform. I purchased the Maidenform Take Inches Off Ultimate Torsette Slip. What a long name! If you copy that into Google it will bring up the right one. This was so comfortable and really helped smooth all lines. My biggest fear with shapewear is feeling claustrophobic in it, but this felt like it held me in without the horrible tight feeling that I have had before from shapewear.
These were all quite expensive but I see them as investment pieces. I am sure to wear them again and I really felt that they all gave me that all important (and needed) push up and pull in! Hopefully you will be able to see the proof of the pudding soon, the pictures from the photoshoots. I had best get practising my Photoshop skills...
Love to you all and Happy Easter!
Hannah xxx