A Shopping Guide To Ethical Lingerie30.9.16
Much like practical shoes , comfortable delicates are the cornerstone to easy-going style. How can you feel confident in your outfit i...
Much like practical shoes, comfortable delicates are the cornerstone to easy-going style. How can you feel confident in your outfit if your lingerie is uncomfortable? You can't, it's impossible.
As with everything else in your wardrobe, the focus is on practicality; trying to "cover all bases" in an attempt to cater to every "just in case" occasion has its pitfalls and you will inevitably end up with a drawer full of literal unmentionables; lingerie you don't want anyone to see least of all wear and that's a real shame.
I'm pretty sure we have all been there, wearing underwear that is too tight, the wrong size, ill-fitting, and uncomfortable; bras and knickers we can't wait to rip off in very un-delicate manner at the end of a long insufferable day. Lingerie is something I feel you should be proud of, feel confident in, and love to wear. Your "delicates" should be just that, delicate, and I'm not talking about what they look like, I'm talking about being kind to your body. That is something we all should be doing more of on a daily basis.
Do yourself a favour and empty your lingerie drawer of every piece that makes you feel uncomfortable or stifled; whether it's too big or too small, pinches at the skin or bites into your shoulders. Bin them. Replenish your drawers with pretty underthings that make you feel good about your body because, after all, it's the lingerie that's all wrong not your body. If you need help, here's a little guide to finding the perfect fitting lingerie.
Finding lingerie I'm comfortable and confident in has always been a bugbear of mine; with a little perseverance it's not impossible and oh so satisfying when you finally discover the perfect fit. My one biggest realisation? You don't need a multitude of styles to suit all occasions, find the perfect style for you and life gets a whole lot easier - and more comfortable.
My newest additions come from Woron, a Scandinavian brand with lingerie that is feminine, stylish, and comfortable without compromising on sustainability. Their entire range is comprised of basic essentials designed to fit perfectly and look feminine, meaning you can feel sexy and confident in your underwear - which, dare I say it, I do. I chose the Grey Melange Soft-Bra and Blush Soft-Bra, both pretty little things with crossover straps and thick band. The fabric used is modal - beechwood pulp fiber - making these bras smooth, soft, and breathable. It's the "all day, every day" kind of lingerie that doesn't leave you praying for the time when you can take it off; so comfortable you forget it's even there.
We come in all shapes in sizes, which understandably means we want different things from our delicates. Woron are currently the top of my list of most coveted underthings but here are a few alternatives if you're looking to restock your lingerie collection:
· Andree Ciccarelli
· Ayten Gasson
· Azura Bay
· Between The Sheets
· Blue Canoe
· Brook There
· Clare Bare
· Daisy & Elizabeth
· Luva Huva
· Nena Intimates
· Only Hearts
· Organic Lingerie
· Style Saint
· Third Love
· Thunder Pants
· Wear Pact