Monday, 6 September 2010
Orange Bows on Purple Satin
Because every woman deserves to feel beautiful underneath too!
There is nothing quite like frivolously beautiful lingerie peeking out from your underwear drawer in the morning to cheer you up. I just couldn't resist the combination of purple and orange! Its lovely to see some colour and pretty trims for a change when you rifle through your smalls rather than just the usual boring black and white bulk buys from Marks & Spencer.
Mind you, that is hardly fair to M&S - I rushed through the underwear department the other day to get my regular boring six pack of bog standard cotton undies and was amazed that the section was awash with colour and prettiness. Lime green and hot pink silk underwear sets? M&S? Why Sir Stuart Rose, you constantly surprise me. I have made a mental note to go back another day and spend more time looking properly at their stock.
My lingerie drawer is not the only place from which these tiny orange bows have been peeking. You are either a woman who is happy to show your bra straps like Carrie in Sex and The City or not. The camp seems squarely divided - it is either seen as being confident or uncouth and never the twain shall meet.
I found that the racer-back maxi dress and slinky vest styles I had bought into this summer meant some bra strap display became inevitable. The choice was either upgrade to something outrageously decorative to make a statement or constantly roast in a cardigan or jacket hiding my tired old battered bra straps.
It's not for everybody I'll admit and for those waving the "that's so uncouth" finger, I am fully aware of the existence of strapless bras. But is that all really necessary with straps as pretty as these? I had a tan. I have good clavicles. I upgraded. It will be lime green and hot pink next!
Bra and briefs by Elle Macpherson Intimates