Friday, 21 March 2014

Mimi Holliday Brand Focus #MimiHollidayLoveIn

I know, I know I rave about them all over this blog again and again but boy do I love this brand!  Mimi Holliday just hit all the right spots for me - colour combinations, design, fashion forward nature, quality, fun and flirty branding/social media presence and - very on topic right now on the blog - a bloody, fantastic size range!  So yes - this post is going to be an all-in Mimi Holliday love-in!  I have even created a cheeky little hashtag for this post #MimiHollidayLoveIn so if you are loving it - hashtag it and link me in on Twitter with @unpublishedgirl p.s. I am not sponsored or affliated with Mimi Holliday in any way - I just love this brand so much and think they deserve their own dedicated post!

Mimi Holliday and their Fashion Forward Nature

I mentioned previously on the blog my method for categorising my lingerie boards on my Pinterest account (come and follow me here!) which allow me to create more refined boards and looks.  My four boards consist of: The Classic Seductress, The Fashion Forward, The Retro Siren and The Romantic.  I love lingerie and each of these four categories reflect four strong lingerie personas that I adore (read my previous post here for more elaboration on this) but my all-time personal favourite is The Fashion Forward.  I just love the idea of blurring the lines between clothing and lingerie and view lingerie as a fashion choice rather than a separate part of my wardrobe.  Now I don't mean that I will be flashing my knickers or bra through my outfit or wearing lingerie as an outfit - no! I mean that my lingerie choices are conscious and I like to think my lingerie look du jour compliments my outfit choices.  It could be a classic black set with beautiful lace knickers slipped under an LBD or the flash of a neon-pink bra under a vest top!  I just love viewing clothes and underwear as a collective when putting together my outfit of the day - even if it is only me that sees the underwear part - it is all about empowerment and my unpublished self!  Mimi Holliday just ticks all those boxes for me and is my top pick for creating these fashion forward looks.

New In: Spring Loveliness from Mimi Holliday

Let's Do the 'Banana Split!'

Now as it is Spring (these glimmers of sunshine are hopefully the signs of a good summer to come) and I am just loving waking up in the morning to some sunlight instead of the doom and gloom of winter darkness!  My top picks of Mimi offerings reflect this love for all things Springy with their o-so-yummy colour combinations and by their names 'Banana Split' and 'Meringue' - yummy is definitely what they are going for! The new beautiful creations for Mimi Holliday Spring/Summer 2014 e.g. right now! (All available on the Mimi Holliday website here) are gorgeous and fresh reflecting the brands fun and playful nature with a twist of spring in the air - I am just in love!  The first collection, the one that stole my heart and basically made me want to write this post, is Banana Split.  This is a fashion forward colour combination if ever I have seen one - "lilac silk and canary yellow lace" - yes please Mimi!  Take a look below:

Mimi Holliday Banana Split
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I know - it is just delightful!  Now let's down to the credentials - what does this collection have to offer us lovely ladies?  Well, in true Mimi Holliday style their are four bra styles covering a large size range and providing us with options.  Us ladies do love options! How often have you fallen in love with the colours or print of a bra but hate the pants? Or the style does not suit your shape or size?  Mimi have got you covered, offering their beautiful colour combinations and carefully designed underwear in a range of styles and with lots of pant options too!  So along with the four bra options are three pant options, a matching wide suspender belt and an o-so-beautiful selection of nightwear too!  Let's take a look!

Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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First up is the Fully Padded Super Plunge Bra described on the Mimi Holliday website as "the perfect piece to boost your bust with flawless style" which retails at £59.00 and comes in the following sizes: 28B-FF, 30B-FF, 32A-F, 34A-F, 36A-DD, 38C-D, 40B-C.  The pant shown in the Classic Thong which retails at £32.00 and is described on the Mimi Holliday website as "playful, sey yet infinitely wearable, Mimi's 100% silk and lace classic thong delivers a flattering fit in any size".  I love the delicate lace detailing especially at the centre front and along the bottom edge - it just looks so beautiful and goes great with the side lace inserts on the thong - lovely combination!

Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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Next up is the Non-Padded Comfort Bra which retails at £55.00 and is described on the Mimi Holliday website as "Mimi Holliday's comfort bra is a sophisticated and supportive bra choice in any size". The size range of the bra does is slightly more restricted than the Fully Padded Super Plunge Bra but still more than a DD so I am pleased!  The sizes available are: 30C-F, 32B-E, 34A-E, 36A-E, 38B-DD, 40B.  The knickers shown in the two images above are the High Waisted Knickers which retail at £45.00 and are available in sizes XS - XL.  These are described on the Mimi Holliday website as "gorgeous, sumptuous Banana Split, high-waisted knickers promise style without ever compromising on comfort".  I adore the back of these knickers - they look so sleek yet comfortable all at the same time.

Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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Featured in the two above photos from the Mimi Holliday website are the Maxi Bra and High Waisted Knickers from the Banana Split Collection.  This is a beautiful bra for fuller busted women which provides support without compromising on style - this is honestly, hand-on-heart one of the nicest fuller busted, non-padded bras I have seen in a long time.  It is so fashion forward it hurts!  The size range is delightful for the fuller bust offering sizes 28FF-GG, 30FF-GG, 32E-GG, 34E-GG, 36E-FF and 38F.  Mimi Holliday describe this bra as "true to its name - maximum support, maximum comfort and maximum seduction" - yes, yes and yes to all of that please!
Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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The final bra offering shown here has got to be one of my favourites, maybe its the colour, maybe its the shape - you know what, it's both!  Sumptuous yellow lace, no padding and a delicate silk lilac trim - I am just head over heels!  Paired in this photo with the matching shorties from the Banana Split nightwear collection - this is how to do loungewear!  The bra is described on the website as "the perfect bra for those who don't like the feel of underwiring or moulding but still wants a supportive and pretty Mimi Holliday bra" - couldn't agree more!  The bra is available in sizes XS - XL - my only possible criticism of the bra but due to its nature I can see why they have opted for these size options - would be nice to see a better selection of sizes though.  The Triangle Bra from Mimi Holliday is available for £52.00 through the Mimi Holliday website.  The shorties featured retail at £46.00 - these are beautiful tap pant shorties that sit high on the waist and are super comfortable.  I have the Knickerbocker Glory version of them and they are just fabulous and so so comfortable to wear! Check out my previous review of them here.

Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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Mimi Holliday Banana Split Collection
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Meet the Banana Split Wide Suspender - yellow lace at the front and beautiful lilac silk back and detailing. My favourite parts?  The gorgeous lace section at the front and the cut of the suspender.  I love how this suspender is wide cut, it would be so super flattering on for all shapes and sizes and the cut away at the back creates a beautiful shape accentuating the derriere - all pros to me!  The suspender retails at £45.00 on the Mimi Holliday website with the tag line - "Who doesn't love a suspender? Everyone's favourite must-have accessory!"  Not featured in the photos above but also available from the range are the Classic Knicker retailing at £35.00, the Banana Split Slip £127.00, Teddy £95.00 and Camisole (they match the shorties!) £95.00.  All of these pieces are available in sizes XS-XL.

It's Time for Meringue!

The Meringue Collection from Mimi Holliday is a beautiful, all-white collection that is so delicate yet subtly sexy as Mimi describes it is "a timeless favourite ideal for introducing style into your everyday lingerie wardrobe".  I can't even wait - I need to show you the image now!

Mimi Holliday Meringue Collection
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O wow - so much lace, I am in heaven!  Lace cups, pants and suspender - need I say more?  This collection is so fresh, delicate and it just reminded me of Spring - it would also be a perfect collection to pick your wedding underwear and niceties from as it is all white - perfect for under your dress or for later in the evening.  I adore the romantic yet fashion forward nature of this range and those opaque stockings are something I just need to get my hands on.  Now let's dive in and see what the range offers!

Mimi Holliday Meringue Collection
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Mimi Holliday Meringue Collection
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 First up is the Fully Padded Super Plunge Shoulder Bra - a mouthful but worth it!  Mimi describes this bra is "the ideal piece for outstanding uplift and a natural cleavage, the soft silk finish of Meringue makes it as comfortable as it is lustful".  I adore the lace shoulder and cup detailing of this cup and the natural lift it gives to the bust.  It retails at £59.00 and is available in the following range of sizes: 28B-F, 30B-FF, 32A-F, 34B-F, 36B-DD, 38B-D.  The pants shown in the two photos above are the Meringue Boy Shorts which retail at £41.00 and are available in sizes XS-XL.  These pants are beautiful, my favourite part is the corset detailing at the back which adds a little extra cheeky something to the piece.
Mimi Holliday Meringue Collection
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Mimi Holliday Meringue Collection
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Next up is the Maternity Bra and Classic Knicker from the Meringue Collection.  It is so great to see a beautiful, not-compromising-on-style-or-fit maternity bra as in many shops the options for maternity bras are limited usually sticking to more basic everyday styles.  This beautifully crafted maternity bra is "ideal for wear during pregnancy or for new mothers alike with a unique Mimi Holliday nursing bra design featuring a trademarked silk panel across the bust for added discretion and chic golf heart clasps" (Mimi Holliday, 2014).  The size range available in the bra is 32D-FF, 34D-FF, 36D-E.  This size range really could be better and I feel the size range really restricts the customer as unlike the other bras where there are different options for different sizes for the maternity bra shopper their is only one option and if their size isn't there, I am afraid they are going somewhere else to look.  Despite this I do really love the romantic nature of this piece and love the extra detailing that would make any mum or mum-to-be feel special when wearing it.  It retails at £59.00 on the Mimi Holliday website.  The matching knickers shown are the Meringue Classic Knickers, an all lace design with key hole detailing at the back providing understated beauty.  These knickers retail at £42.00 and are available in sizes XS-XL.

Mimi Holliday Meringue Collection
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Mimi Holliday Meringue Collection
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Featured in the two photos above are the Satin Maxi Bra and the High Waisted Knicker from the Meringue Collection from Mimi Holliday.  The Satin Maxi Bra is the fuller bust option that Mimi provide for most of its collections.  It caters towards the fuller bust offering support and a full cup in larger cup sizes while at the same time not compromising on style.  The bra is available in the following sizes: 28FF-GG, 30FF-GG, 32E-GG, 34E-GG, 36F-FF, 38DD-F and 40D-E.  A fantastic size range for fuller busted women - I know so many people out there that would just love this bra and when they find out it comes in their sometimes hard to find size - they will be over the moon!  Well done Mimi on making beautiful and supportive fuller bust bras!  The Satin Maxi Bra retails at £57.00 on the Mimi Holliday website.  The high-waisted pants from the Meringue collection are high coverage lacy lovelies with a cheeky corset detailing at the back.  These pants look gorgeous and super comfy for days when the thought of a thong is the last thing you want to be wearing!  I love how these pants are big but still very fashionable and not so-retro in style as a lot of high-waisted pants can look!  These are available in sizes XS-XL and retail at £45.00.


Mimi Holliday Meringue Collection
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Lastly but definitely by no means least - the Non-Padded Shoulder Bra from the Meringue Collection is just delightful.  Mimi Holliday describe this as "one of Mimi Holliday's most popular bra shapes, the lace cup shoulder bra has already become a hit by promising a natural shape and lift to the bust without a need for any padding".  I can see why this is fast becoming one of Mimi Holliday's best selling styles as the fashion industry at the moment seem to be going wild for non-padded lace cupped underwear with the underwear as outerwear trend still going wild all over the fashion world.  I adore the delicate nature of the cups but the lace just adds a sexiness that is so much more pleasant than something too obviously seductive - this is discreet - I like that.  The size range of this bra is fantastic and is up their with the best of the size ranges that Mimi Holliday offer, we have 28DD-FF, 30D-FF, 32B-E, 34B-F, 36A-FF, 38B-E and 40B-C.  The Non-Padded Shoulder Bra retails at £57.00 through the Mimi Holliday website.  Also available from the range but featured in these photos are the Silk Satin Camisole (beautiful lace cup detailing on this piece) retailing at £95.00, the Silk Satin Slip £127.00 and the Crepe Satin Teddy - a loungewear must have at £95.00.  All of these nightwear pieces are available in sizes XS-XL.

Well, there you have it.  It is an all-in Mimi Holliday love-in!  I really hope you have enjoyed this post - let me know what you think of Mimi Holliday and get commenting with your favourite brands too!  I just love looking at new suggestions from my readers!

Speak soon,
Claire x

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