Monday, October 18, 2010

Lingerie MakeOver

Have you ever considered giving your 'under'-wardrobe a whole new look? A lingerie makeover offers a fresh look to your fundamentals making you feel divine from within.

Here's how:
Hitch or ditch

First things first let's get organised. Empty your lingerie drawer or if your bras and panties are all over the wardrobe gather them at one place. Then categorise them according to what you can keep and those that need to be thrown.

Don't be too touchy about your favourites. So, that bra-with-a-bow that was sooo-cute in college would have lost all its elasticity and fit by the time you are in your twenties must be shown the garbage bin. All those that fit you well and aren't frayed or fading can be kept.

After you've zeroed in on the keeps, divide them according to most frequently used and those meant for special occasions only. Maybe you can get two pretty lingerie bags to store these.

Know your needs

After you've cleansed your wardrobe of unwanted underwear get set to know your needs, i.e, do you need more T-shirt bras, seamless panties or more sexy lingerie ;). This way you can prepare a practical (and not indulgent) shopping list.

Every girl must have the two fundamentals of innerwear - a good fitting skin-tone seamless bra and a seamless skin-tone panty that won't show no matter how clingy your dress or top is and you can wear pristine whites without revealing your lingerie secrets.

What's the best bra?

Get an expert's help for the right bra size. You can get yourself measured at lingerie stores like - La Senza, Debenham's or Boudoir London. Then begins the hunt for that perfect bra.

These are the checkpoints:

•The band around the bodice must fit you snugly and should cross right beneath your shoulder blades at the back and not rise up.

•While trying out your bra nudge at the shoulder straps and if the cups stay up, you are two steps closer to finding that perfect bra.

•If it's an under-wire bra, the wire must rest in the creases of your breasts.

•The shoulder straps should be firm and you should be able to slip a finger under these.

•Check for any embarrassing spillage at the front, sides and bottom of your breast.
Slim trimmings
You know why some celebs always look perfectly sculpted even on their fat days? Their secret is corsets or perhaps it's shape wear.

So, when you wear that tight dress over a corset that feels like second skin, you'll be flaunting not just a pretty dress but an awesome figure too.

Lingerie accessories

There are certain outfits that look best when worn without a bra! To avoid any embarrassment, you must buy stick-on nipple-minimising pads that can be worn even under your fav swim wear.

Certain clothes need that extra push-up for a fuller bosom. This is when you require extra padding and enhancers that can be slipped into your bra to make you look sexy.

Pointers to keep in mind

•Don't wear the same bra for more than a day. It needs some rest too! So give it a break for at least two days so that it retains its size.

•Most frequently worn innerwear loses its elasticity after a year. So, you need to replace these.

•Gently hand-wash your lingerie with washing powder made especially for delicate clothes. Also, don't wash your lingerie with heavy fabrics like denims or towels.

•No using hot water or the laundry dryer for your innerwear because these may shrink the fabric.

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