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International Women’s Day

Finding your inner boldness through body confidence

07 March 2017

8th March is International Women’s Day. This annual event is part celebration of the contribution that women across the world make to society and part campaign to call for equality and change on gender issues. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange.

We think that being bold starts with being confident in our own skin and while we may not change the world with our underwear, lingerie can certainly contribute to better body confidence which in turn empowers us to be brave and achieve success.

Anyone can have body hang ups; it’s a fallacy that this is the reserve of curvy women, so this blog celebrates all body shapes with some lingerie suggestions that could make even the most self-conscious feel pretty amazing. And then, who knows what you could achieve!

Bras for smaller boobs

Some women can feel self-conscious, or even less feminine, if they have a smaller bust. Making the most of what you have and creating shape and contour can give you a boost. It’s much more about positive body image than impressing men!

 If you have a smaller bust you have a few options. Because you perhaps don’t need the support and structure that women with a bigger bust requires, you can go for comfort with a bralette which gives you coverage under your clothes and is still really pretty. A padded bra will give you great shape and a plunge bra can give you a great cleavage – even if you don’t choose to let anyone see it but you!


Bras for larger busts

If you have larger breasts you can sometimes feel defined by them and that it’s the first thing that people notice about you. Whether you choose to accentuate them or minimise them you can certainly do that with the right bra.

Physically, larger boobs need more support. An ill-fitting bra can lead to back problems, bad posture and aching shoulders where straps can rub. Having strong posture and feeling good, on the other hand, will help you project a powerful image of yourself and the right bra can really help with that. Luckily there is lots of choice these days and the bras are just as pretty and feminine as the smaller sizes.

A number of brands now specialise in lingerie for fuller figures such as Curvy Kate and Elomi and we offer bras up to size 46K so you couldn’t fail to find something that fits!

If you want support and to keep things well in place, go for a full cup or a side support bra. If you really want to flaunt what you have, why not go for a balcony bra



Smoothing out those curves

If you don’t feel comfortable in your own skin, you put this out there in the way you carry yourself. If you have curves, embrace them! Shapewear, a well-fitting supportive bra or just the right fit of knickers can smooth your curves and make you feel great – it’s not so much about hiding your shape, it’s about being in control of it.



Celebrating being a woman

International Women’s Day is a good time to reflect on how far women have come and yet how far we have to go. Accepting who we are and creating positive role models starts with learning to love our bodies, no matter what size or shape we are so celebrate being a woman and be proud of your body!

Reader Comments

As a man with gynecomastia (male breasts) I need a bra for support, especially when running. Yet I fear every time I wear one that I will get 'caught ' and ridiculed. Why should I be made to feel like this in today's society? What do others think?
Written by D, 8th March 2017 at 22:15:00
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