Fashion Theory: Mentioning the Unmentionables

Despite being usually hidden from view, underwear is an important aspect of our clothed selves. Everyone knows that it can keep us warm or cool, ensure we are comfortable, provide support, and help us feel fresh. What many people forget is that it also provides the foundations for our chosen clothed identity, whatever our age... Continue Reading →

Lust List: June

Things are quiet on Rarely Wears Lipstick at the moment because this particular Brit voted to remain in the European Union and is currently somewhat sidetracked by the ongoing mess that is UK politics right now. So, as a little piece of whimsy to (slightly) take my mind off things, here's a European-inspired post-Brexit Lust... Continue Reading →

Playful Promises’ new Curve range

Following the success of their fuller bust collection, and after requests for bigger back sizes, London-based lingerie brand Playful Promises have launched their first Curve range. With lashings of typically flirty Playful Promises style, the collection includes bra sizes from 38 B-G and 40-42 C-G, and a larger range of briefs UK sizes 18-24. While... Continue Reading →

Lust List: May

This month's Lust List has been completely taken over by one collection from one designer, because it's just that beautiful! Karolina Laskowska's new collection, Celestial Bodies, comes in two parts: a mainline, produced by a carefully selected factory, and a couture range, made by Karolina with exquisite fabrics and every ounce of imagination she could... Continue Reading →

Lust List: April

This month's underwear Lust List is inspired by my visits to The Body Studio at Selfridges and the Undressed exhibition at the V&A, plus my many lunch time window shopping trips on London's famous Oxford Street (having a day job that's based at Oxford Circus can be dangerous!). I can't get enough of the wonderful... Continue Reading →

The Body Studio at Selfridges

Yesterday, Selfridges launched a massive new destination department - for lingerie, swim, sportswear, loungewear and hosiery - and I couldn't resist a visit on the opening day so booked myself in for a bra fitting after work. The Body Studio is based on the third floor of its Oxford Street store and, as reported in... Continue Reading →

Lust List: March

This month's Lust List is a quick end-of-the-month post, but there's nothing half arsed (pun intended) about the featured brands. I've come up with a list of underwear companies who care about their fit, fabrics, supply chain and their customers. If you want to spend a bit more to get something that will feel good... Continue Reading →

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