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Bra Shopping

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When did you last replace your bras? I recently learnt that you’re meant to replace your bras every 6 months or so. Some of my bras I dread to think how long I have owned them! So, when I got the opportunity to treat myself to some new lingerie from UK Lingerie I decided to update my bras!

The Sports Bra

One of the best bras to invest in is a sports bra, if you do any level of fitness activity. I have a couple of sports bras already, but I really wanted a great sports bra which would offer optimum support. I’m upping my fitness, so I need something with plenty of support!

Image: UK Lingerie

I opted for a Shock Absorber Ultimate Run bra – as it is seam free on the inside – no chaffing! I like that you buy this style by bra size, although on advice I went a chest band size – and was pleased I had! It is a really comfortable bra for exercising in, it supports and keeps me coold – it seems to wick sweat away. I think it helps my posture while I’m running too.

The T-shirt Bra

I like having a t-shirt bra as I wear a lot of fitted shirts, and I don’t want my bra showing through! I chose a Wonderbra Ultimate Silhouette T-shirt Bra. This is a great bra! It fits true to size, is seriously comfortable, and gives me a great shape! I like the fact that this can be worn with quite low cut tops too. The cut of the bra means it works with a low v-neck and not just t-shirts! I chose the nude colour as it works with all my summer wardrobe, but I’ll be investing in a black one too!

The Balconette Bra!

I think you need a balconette bra or a push-up bra in your lingerie drawer! Personally, I’m a fan of a balconette bra, I prefer the fit to push-up bras and they seem to work well with my wardrobe.

So those are my essential bras, and now I’m wearing the right size and style every day no matter what I’m doing!

Weekend Comfort with Berlei

I recently managed to spend a lovely Sunday spent with a friend from my childhood who I’ve not seen for 15years. We randomly bumped into each other a year ago and we’ve stayed in touch since – she lives abroad now so it really was a chance meeting! It was cold and incredibly wet but after a coffee we walked around the Cathedral grounds and reminisced about the things we’d got up to in our youth and even our childhood sweetshop which now stands sadly very empty! It was quite amazing to see even though our lives have taken such different turns, we still get on as well as we did all those years ago! I guess it’s true what they say about real friends being forever, it’s great feeling so comfortable with someone that you can talk about anything!
I’m all about feeling comfortable at the moment, it must be my Winter survival instincts!  Unless I really have to, I will never go without a bra – I feel naked without one, as I have quite a large cup and they need some support! However, there are times, when I’ve longed for some support without the structure of wearing a bra. Berlei have found me a solution in the form of the Weekend Cami, this is a really pretty cami which I have to confess looks even better on, but I wasn’t brave enough to photograph myself in it!

The fabric is incredibly soft and comfortable against skin. The cami features a ‘secret wire’ system which provides the support, and it really does support! The lace panels flatter your bust and I found myself showing the lace off by wearing it under carefully selected lower cut or off the shoulder tops to create a really pretty effect. The Weekend Boxer Briefs are a lovely combination with the cami, the lace panels are used to provide a feminine style to a simple comfort design.
Photo: Berlei

 I felt very feminine but ultra comfortable while wearing the weekend range, it was as though I was wearing a really dare I say it ‘sexy’ underwear set, yet without the impracticalities they can sometimes present! They’re comfy enough to lounge in and practical enough to provide the support and comfort I need – especially at the weekend! 

You can grab 25% off the weekend range if you shop before Friday 23rd November 2012, visit the Berlei Blog to see how! 

Disclaimer: All opinions are based on my own honest experience with the products, I was sent the items by Berlei for the purposes of the review.