Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Valentine's Day Edit: Classic Seductress and Fashion Forward Picks

I hope you all enjoyed my first instalment of this series (if you have not read it already click here)  introducing you to some Valentine's Day treats with a romantic touch.  Today's post is going to be for my Classic Seductresses out there and my fashion forward gals who are ready to make a statement for Valentine's or just fancy treating themselves to something new and beautiful.  The pieces selected have a vast size range and varying price ranges so hopefully there will be something for everyone to lust over!  Let's get started!

Carmen Bra £35.00 and Carmen Pants £24.00 from Figleaves Boudoir

Image Source: http://www.figleaves.com/uk/set_product.asp?product=figleaves-boudoir-Carmen-B-G-Underwired-Bra-Set&product_id=FIG-132512&sizetop=&sizebottom=&colour=Black

So today's first pick is this stunning Carmen set from the Figleaves Boudoir range available through the Figleaves website.  The bra retails at £35.00 and is available in the sizes 30DD-30G, 32D-32G, 34B-34G and 36C-G.  The matching pants shown retail at £24.00 and are available in sizes 8-16.  There is also a thong version of the pants available which are equally as seductive retailing at the same price and available in sizes 8-16.  The set is classically seductive in all black yet fashion forward with it's detailed straps and strap detailing on the pants.  I love the sheer fabric that is used, the soft cup nature of the bra and the simplicity in it's detailing.  

Tease Silk and Lace Eyemask £18.00
or free with purchase from Figleaves Boudoir

Image Source:  http://www.figleaves.com/uk/product/FIG-132510/Tease-Silk-And-Lace-Eye-Mask/?size=&colour=
With the purchase of this set or other selected Figleaves Boudoir sets, Figleaves are currently gifting customers with their Tease Silk and Lace Eyemask which retails are £18.00.  I love the detailing of this eyemask - it couldn't be more Classic Seductress if it tried!  Be quick to snap yours up before the offer runs out!

Bisou Bisou Azure
Silk Satin Lace Slip from Mimi Holliday £127.00
Bisou Bisou Azure
Silk Satin Lace Slip £127.00 from Mimi Holliday

Image Source for both images: http://www.damaris.co.uk/silk-satin-lace-slip-2

Next up is this beautiful offering from one of my all-time favourite brands - Mimi Holliday.  The Bisou Bisou Azure Silk Satin Lace Slip retails at £127.00 and is available through the Damaris wesbite here.  The sizes available are Small, Medium and Large.  The slip is made of 100% silk and has beautiful lace detailing over the cups and around the hem.  The straps are adjustable making it suitable for different bust sizes and offering support and shaping to the cups when worn.  I really love the classic look of this slip and the lace detailing is so lust-worthy - I want one! Now!

Claudette Fishnet Scoop Neck Bra £57.00 and
Claudette Fishnet Tanga Brief £20.00
(Image 1)
Claudette Fishnet Scoop Neck Bra £57.00 and
Claudette Fishnet Pin Up Panty £20.00
(Image 2) 




















Image 1 Source: http://www.asos.com/Love-Claudette-Inc/Claudette-Fishnet-Scoop-Neck-Bra/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3364471&SearchQuery=claudette%20black&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black
Image 2 Source: http://www.asos.com/Love-Claudette-Inc/Claudette-Fishnet-Scoop-Neck-Bra/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3364593&SearchQuery=claudette&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Pink

Claudette are an American brand that know a thing or two about a great fitting bra.  There mission when they launched their company in 2011 was simple - "All we wanted was a pretty bra that fit" - and boy did they live up to it.  The Claudette Fishnet Scoop Neck Bra retails at £57.00 and is available in sizes 28D-G, 30A-G, 32A-G, 34A-G, 36B-G and 38B-G.  The matching Claudette Fishnet Tange Brief and Claudette Fishnet Pin Up Panty both retail at £20.00 available in both colour ways and sizes XS through to XXL.  A big well done to Claudette on their fantastic size range and fashion forward bra designs!  The Claudette Fishnet Scoop Neck Bra and matching pieces are available in the UK via ASOS (despite the size range being restricted to 30DD-G, 32A-32G, 34A-34G, 36B-36G and 38C here) however it is available through FaireFrouFrou (a fantastic US lingerie boutique if you have not checked them out before you have to click here - they are amazing!) which ship to over 200 countries around the world.  I am just so in love with the fashion forward nature of this brand!



Picture of Raspberry Ripple
Raspberry Ripple Collection from Mimi Holliday

Image Source: http://www.damaris.co.uk/ss14-mimi-holliday-raspberry-ripple
Last but not least is another range from, yes you guessed it, Mimi Holliday!  The range that has caught my eye for this post is their new Raspberry Ripple collection available via the Damaris website here.  This collection is seductive, playful and just god damn beautiful!  I love the vibrancy of the pink and consistent use of silk in the pieces - very Mimi Holliday!  In true Mimi Holliday style the range has different bra shapes to suit different sizes and has obligatory matching nightwear available too.  So here is the run down of what's on offer from the Raspberry Ripple collection from Mimi Holliday!

Picture of Silk Satin Moulded Bra
Silk Satin Moulded Bra £57.00
from Mimi Holliday

Picture of Non Padded Shoulder Bra
Non-padded Shoulder Bra £57.00
from Mimi Holliday
                                                                                         


Picture of Silk Satin Maxi Bra
Silk Satin Maxi Bra £57.00
from Mimi 




















Image Source for Raspberry Ripple Bras: http://www.damaris.co.uk/ss14-mimi-holliday-raspberry-ripple

The bra selection from Mimi Holliday is always a delight to post about because the brand understands that not all bra styles suit all shapes.  Instead of designing one bra in either a restrictive size range or in a full size range that won't suit all those sizes, the company select a colour and mood for each collection and make bras each as beautiful as each other in shapes that suit the sizes that they make them in - I really think this makes Mimi Holliday a step ahead of its competitors and feel it is why I come back to the brand again and again.  Now down to the creditentials: the Silk Satin Moulded Bra retailing at £57.00 is available in sizes 32A-G, 34A-G, 36A-DD, 38B-D; the Non-Padded Shoulder Bra retailing at £57.00 is available in sizes 28DD-28E, 30D-FF, 32B-F, 34B-34F, 36A-36DD and 38B-D and the Silk Satin Maxi Bra also retailing at £57.,00 available in sizes 28FF-28GG, 30FF-GG, 32E-32GG, 34E-34GG, 36E-FF, 38DD-E and 40D.


Picture of Classic Knicker
Classic Knicker £39.00
from Mimi Holliday


Picture of Silk Satin Frilly Boy Short
Silk Satin Frilly Boy Short £41.00
from Mimi Holliday


Picture of Silk Satin Back Bow Thong
Silk Satin Back Bow Thong £38.00
from Mimi Holliday

Image Source for Raspeberry Ripple pants: http://www.damaris.co.uk/ss14-mimi-holliday-raspberry-ripple

The choice that Mimi Holliday offers does not stop at the bras - three knicker choices - yes please!!  Up first is the Classic Knicker retailing at £39.00; the second option is my personal favourite, the Silk Satin Back Box Thong retailing at £38.00 and last but by no means least the Silk Satin Frilly Boy Short £41.00 all available in XS-XL.  I love the differing designs of the briefs because as Mimi Holliday appreciate it is not just certain bras that suit different sizes - different bottom shapes and dress sizes need different knicker styles too!  Of course there is not a pant here that is recommended or more suitable for a larger or smaller deriere but it is just great to finally have some choice in the bottoms part too!  Well done Mimi Holliday on this selection on beautiful matching panties!

      Picture of Silk Satin Slip
Silk Satin Slip £127.00
from Mimi Holliday
Picture of Silk Satin Lace Body
Silk Satin Lace Body £86.00
from Mimi Holliday

Picture of Silk Satin Eye Mask
Silk Satin Eye Mask £27.00
from Mimi Holliday
Picture of Silk Satin Party Suspender
Silk Satin Party Suspender £42.00
from Mimi Holliday

Image Source for Raspberry Ripple Extras: http://www.damaris.co.uk/ss14-mimi-holliday-raspberry-ripple

With a beautiful underwear range from Mimi Holliday comes all the matching goodies that we all know and love!  We have their Silk Satin Slip retailing at £127.00 in the bright, vibrant and playful hue of pink the Raspberry Ripple range offers us available in sizes XS-XL; the couldn't-be-more-fashion-forward-if-it-tried Silk and Satin Lace Body retailing £86.00 available in size XS-XL; the Silk Satin Eye Mask £27.00 available in one size and the Silk Satin Party Suspender £42.00 available in sizes XS-XL which is designed wider than some traditional suspender belts for a more flattering fit.  I really am head over heels with this range - if you need something to perk you up after these long, dark winter days - this is it!

I hope you have enjoyed my second and final instalment of my series: The Valentine's Edit.

Speak soon,
Claire x

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