Valentines Day…….underwear…….post baby! Now that’s a scary thought!!
But don’t worry because I am here to offer you some support, quite literally
I have scoured the high street, braving January winds, rain and for a brief moment snow to bring you my top picks for doing Valentines Day underwear after you no longer feel comfortable in those Ann Summer numbers. Did you ever?? I’m going to show you that sensible can still mean sexy and the high street offerings are so pretty you will be wearing them long after the 14th February.
I love fashion; I spent my life admiring it and four years at university studying how to make it…dreams into real garments. However personally I can very rarely place style over comfort. Apart from some ridiculously high but utterly gorgeous shoes I bought for my hen do which now live at the back of my wardrobe never to be worn again! My feet would never forgive me if I put them through another night on the town. Who goes out on the town anymore?? Not me, but that’s beside the point. Instead I search for something wearable, washable, preferably non-ironable and affordable. Maternity allowance considered! And if it ticks all those boxes with a nod to the latest spring/summer trends then it’s in the bag. We don’t ask much from our high street designers do we? No wonder its hard to find clothes we want to spend our hard earned pounds on. All these rules do not apply to stick thin 18 year olds who quite frankly can wear anything Topshop has to offer. Me, I need to cherry pick so with that in mind here are my top picks of the high streets smalls or bigs, these all look good on a bigger bust and bum.
So go on, inject a bit of spring into your wardrobe and give yourself a treat by ditching the cotton granny pants in favor of something a little special. You definitely deserve it. I might even get those shoes out from the back of the wardrobe….and wear them to watch The Voice with a cup of tea on Saturday night, who said romance is dead!
This pair is one of the more pricey of the bunch but the beautiful detailing makes this set feel luxurious and expensive, from its rose gold coloured Baker charms and printed binding on the inside that reads ”Designed to B loved, Ted x”
Slightly padded and underwired for comfort and support it is sexy and fun with its pale pink satin and contrast neon lace, very on trend for spring summer. It’s nice to see this carried into lingerie that can be awash with pastels. This set will certainly brighten up your underwear draw.
Debenhams – Ted Baker
Bra: £25 sizes 32A -38E
Briefs: £10.50 sizes 8-18
Top of the shops for Tori
This set has our editors name all over it! “Tori” is a treat from the moment you brush aside the white rose petals to unfold the lace printed tissue paper to reveal this beauty! The most expensive of the sets I am recommending, I guess you are paying a little bit for the experience of the purchase.
In two of my favourite colours, grey and pink it’s a stunning example of this classy colour combination. I have selected sets that offer the prettiest of briefs; thongs are strictly worn on a needs must basis in my book. VPL is the only reason I’d touch one but I couldn’t resist this one. The wide lace across the hips is pretty and offers more coverage than the traditional thong shape.
This theme is carried onto the bra straps that again offer more coverage and support. This plunge bra is underwired and softly padded making it comfortable and supportive.
Tori Bra: £25 sizes 30A-38F
Thong: £12 sizes 6-18 (Briefs available in the same size range also at £12)
In the Navy
I know your mum probably bought your underwear from here as a kid but M&S can always be relied upon to deliver comfort and quality at an affordable price. And they can add style to this list of positives! The Lucy Lace Balcony bra and short form part of their Limited range and offer this gorgeous set in a huge range of sizes. Take advantage of their fitting service to get the perfect fit. I just love the bright coral base with the navy lace overlay and pretty printed bow detail.
Bra: £14 sizes 30A-40E
Lace Short: £6 sizes 6-20
I was ecstatic when I came across this next set whilst perusing the rails at John Lewis. Australian brand BONDS was a firm favorite of mine when I lived in Oz and to it see stocked on home turf I had to spread the word. Always slightly sporty, hence the racer back design, BONDS ultimate objective is comfort but always with enough style to make you feel like your wearing something special. This non-wired bra will be perfect if your still breast-feeding and just super comfy if your not! Its perfectly peach lace makes this number more sexy than sporty.
John Lewis – BONDS
Bra: £22 sizes 8-16
Bikini Brief: £12.50 sizes 8-16
This set is another good non-wired example. With delicate lace and fine mesh fabric its a pretty stylish little number. Its dainty nature is off set with its bright neon trims. The wide elastic under the bust will give you some much needed support.
Bra: £12.99 sizes 8-16
Mesh Brief: £6.99 sizes 6-18
Super market special from Tesco’s F&F signature range this satin plunge bra is super sexy. Nothing says Valentines lingerie like a touch of black lace and this bra and brief set has just the right amount and with highlights of neon coral it right on trend. Slightly padded for comfort and support. The Brazilian cut brief with fully lace back will give you coverage across the bum without making them feel mumsy! Bonus points for Tesco as this set comes in at £13.
Bra: £9 sizes 32B – 38DD
Brazilian Brief: £4 sizes 8-20
Wishing you all a very Happy Valentines Day,