MICHELLE MONE OBE is one of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs and founder of internationally successful lingerie brand, Ultimo. Below she shares her top tips with Very for picking the perfect lingerie.
THE PERFECT FOUNDATIONS
Picking the right lingerie is as important as picking the perfect outfit, as it will ensure that you feel exquisite yet sexy and, most importantly, comfortable and well supported. Creating the perfect foundations will make the world of difference to how you look and feel, as the right lingerie will increase your confidence because you know that you are wearing underwear that not only fits perfectly, but also beautifully enhances your shape and figure.
Without question, it is vital for a woman to know what size of bra she should be wearing. You may have been wearing the same size for years, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right one. If your weight fluctuates at all, then so might your bust size so I recommend checking your size every six months. Check out different cup shapes and strap solutions to find the perfect style to boost your assets and also your confidence, as wearing the right shape and size can streamline your silhouette and make you look slimmer.
INVEST IN THE BASICS
I think every woman should invest in a sexy black set as a basic lingerie staple. It’s timeless and although trends may come and go, classic black never goes out of style. My advice would be to play it safe and opt for classic black, in a flattering shape such as a balcony bra and Brazilian short. Simple yet effective!
MAKE TIME & HAVE FUN
Underwear can make or break an outfit, so don’t let lingerie be an afterthought – make sure that you have made time to shop for the right styles and shapes. Sadly, not every shape will flatter every figure, and if it feels uncomfortable, it’ll look uncomfortable too. Remember underwear is fun to buy, so have fun choosing the perfect pieces.
There’s a lot to choose from on Very so I recommend you be adventurous! Order what takes your fancy or the styles that you think might suit you in a selection of sizes then try them on in the luxury of your own home. Although make sure to check return or exchange policies on everything you purchase beforehand to make sure you are able to return or swap any lingerie that doesn’t suit.