Wolford at UK Lingerie

When I think of the brand Wolford my mind instantly wanders to tights- after all, that’s what the brand are most renowned for and until I was given the opportunity to work with UK Lingerie on a post I had no idea that they made anything else.

Turns out it’s not all about the tights after all, Wolford also make a range of shape-wear, bodies, layering essentials and lingerie. I was given the chance to try out a couple of pieces from the range and I was curious if they could do underwear even half as well as they do hosiery.

I find bras really hard to shop for, during the times I’ve been unwell my chest has been non-existant and I’ve lived in lace triangle bras and crop tops. Now I’ve developed some curves again and it’s novel- I have no idea where to begin with shopping for comfortable bras and my underwear selection is incredibly limited. Could the £90 Wolford sheer touch push up bra* be the answer to my problems? In a word, yes!

I had to hazard a guess as to my size but thankfully got it spot on. I was still dubious about whether I’d find a “real” bra comfortable, or if any bra is worth almost £100. Well, I’ve been enlightened! This is the best fitting bra I have ever owned and it makes my [still lacking] boobs look amazing. It forms a smooth and sleek line under clothing and is supportive without being constrictive. The pads in this bra are removable- but for me they are staying! It also comes with a selection of strap options which certainly makes this bra earn it’s price tag. It’s a great all rounder and I’m hoping that if I come across a white and nude version I’m in the position to buy them both.

The second item I picked out was the Wolford Pure Pullover* which costs £80. This is a seam free, long sleeved top that fits like a dream. Pinafore dresses are a work wear staple for me and I struggle to find streamlined tops to go under them- this one is the perfect length and so unbelievably soft. It’s pricey, more than I could afford to spend on a top if I’m honest but it feels so luxurious and warm when worn- it also washes well, and should I ever be in a position where I have a much higher clothing budget I’d certainly be looking to Wolford for my layering staples.

I also thought it worth a mention- with Party Season around the corner, that the UK Lingerie blog have put together a handy Spanx shape-wear guide to help you get your killer dress looking the best it possibly can. One of the biggest reasons I don’t buy body-con dresses is that it’s so hard to get a smooth finish and I hate spending a night conscious of lumps and bumps. Definitely worth a read if you struggle with the same issues.

What are some of your favourite brands for Lingerie? And where would you recommend to get a proper fitting done?


Solving your “Bra-blems” with Third Love

A great looking outfit requires great fitting underwear right? As women we all know this and yet despite it being practically an essential it’s still surprisingly difficult to find the perfect bra to go under the perfect dress. And it’s not just for special occasions that we struggle- ever got home from a long day at work just desperate to remove your bra? Yeah. I knew I wasn’t alone in that one! Today I’m sharing a great guide from lingerie retailer Third Love on how to solve those common “bra-blems” as well as being in a position to offer you 15% off a purchase until December 15th 2016.
I cannot being to explain how useful I found this (hence why I’m sharing it) as even though I’m not exactly blessed in the boobs department wearing the wrong bra, or one that is just damn uncomfortable is the bane of my life.

To get a better idea of the problem solving capabilities of Third Love you can check out their interactive fit finder here. It’s tailored to your needs and aims to solve all of your common problems and help you find the perfect bra for you.

Third Love is based in the USA so I know it won’t be 100% relevant from a shopping perspective for a lot of my readers (although they do ship internationally FYI). For anyone who does wish to make a purchase then from your date of purchase you have 30 days to decide if the bra is right for you or not- you can even take the tags off! If you don’t return the bra within the 30 days then it’s yours to keep for $68 dollars and if you happen to decide it’s not quite right for you then you just need to get in touch with Third Love to make a return and you won’t pay a penny!

Tempted? Don’t forget that until the 15th December 2016 you can get 15% off of a purchase by using the code TLNOVBB15

Let me know how you get on and if this has helped you solve some of your bra-blems. I’ve finally realised where I am going wrong with my constant slipping straps issue. No more hoiking them back up in public for me!


P.S. I was not compensated in any way for sharing this, I just think it’s a really great idea as I found it so useful myself!