boux avenue print bra

Figleaves US

Bold prints are a great way to vary your lingerie without changing the texture or adding fussier details like bows, lace, and ruffles. If you prefer a sleek silhouette but don’t want to fill your lingerie drawer with beige or bland t-shirt bras, these prints are the perfect way to brighten up your underwear

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aerie bralette

Figleaves US

The bralette trend has been great for summer and opened up opportunities for a lot of smaller brands. But as usual, it’s been harder to embrace if you’re above the standard 32-36/B-D on the highstreet.

Bralettes naturally won’t offer as much support as a classic underwired bra but they can be comfortable and offer good shape without too much smooshing or movement.

If you’re looking for a bralette for a larger bust size, here are a few options to look at.

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unwanted bra

Figleaves US

You may have changed size, changed style, or don’t feel as secure in your favourite bra any more – either way, please don’t just throw out your old or unwanted bras. Donating your unwanted bra could considerably improve a woman’s way of life here or elsewhere in the world.

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cordelia harlow and fox

I have to admit that I get a little over-excited by Harlow and Fox – the photography is stunning, their choice of models means that I can actually see what the lingerie would look like on something closer to my body shape, and of course the lingerie is just sumptuous. The choice of materials and cut means that it’s actual luxury, not just luxury because of the price tag.

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tori lace plunge review

The Shop

I bought this bra the first time I set foot in a Boux Avenue shop. I do most of my shopping online – I don’t particularly like shopping but make exceptions for good lingerie shops and book shops. The Boux Avenue shop is beautifully laid out with plenty of space to take in the lingerie and various accessories they sell. My favourite part is definitely the changing rooms – you’ve probably heard about the 3 types of lighting in there (day, dusk, and night) – a huge treat from the unflattering fluorescent lights you usually find in highstreet shops.

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