Heavenly underwear – to look and feel divine.
Divine underwear, is a sadly neglected fashion subject. Far too many women, (and men for that matter) spend their days, enduring unnecessary pain, by wearing uncomfortable shoes and/or the wrong underwear. Things that are too tight, too itchy, too synthetic, and ride up in uncomfortable places.
During summer months, I change my daily fashion ‘uniform’. The skinny jeans get a rest and I start wearing loose skirts and shift dresses on a regular basis. French knickers are a wonderful way to stay cool, and compliment that look.
I love natural fabrics and for city summer wear, seeking nothing, but the very best in pure satin silk. If you want to stay cool, Satin silk is perfect for hot & humid weather. These French knickers came from good old Marks & Spencer. Low maintenance, machine washable (which is a must for real life) and sublime to the touch. High feel-good factor and low on lace and frou frou embelishments, which I am allergic to. Excellent all round!
How to choose
Clearly you have to try these on! A size up and a size down. Big department stores tend to have good lingerie departments. My personal London favourites, are Fenwicks in Bond Street and Marks Spencer’s in Marble Arch. Both have a good range and spacious boudoir style changing rooms.
Celebrate the wardrobe upgrade
Be prepared to spend a good couple of hours trying things without having to to rush. Afterwards book some restorative afternoon tea nearby – (perhaps add something stronger on the side), to recover and celebrate the wardrobe upgrade. Marks Spencer’s only carry their own brand, but if you like them, there is the added advantage that you can order on line, as easily available. I always check the care and fabric content label. Washable and silk is good, dry clean only and/or synthetic is bad- very very bad.
My underwear drawer
Thought of the day: life is too short to carry cheap handbags and wear acrylic underwear.
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